Daily Archives: March 24, 2017

Yanghee Lee, special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 13, 2017

Burma: UN Takes Key Step for Justice

Human Rights Council Orders International Fact-Finding Mission (Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council on March 24, 2017, took a key step toward preventing future abuses and bringing justice for victims in Burma by...
Forced relocation, expropriation of land and livestock, extortion, forced labour, threats and intimidations, sexual abuse

U.N. will investigate crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar

The top United Nations human rights body agreed on Friday to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine...
Medics accuse international community of silence about human rights violations in Myanmar

Doctors seek support for Rohingya Muslims

Rohingya Muslim doctors in Europe have described the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State as "genocide," and have called on the international community to raise its voice against ongoing human rights violations. "It is crucial that...
Persons rendered stateless enjoy far fewer protections than refugees under international law, but the UN could be empowered to come to their defence

Diplomatic protection for the stateless Rohingya

Persons rendered stateless enjoy far fewer protections than refugees under international law, but the UN could be empowered to come to their defence, Farhaan Uddin Ahmed writes. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for...
Calling on India to support the call for an independent international investigation in human rights violations

India Has Special Responsibility to Help Myanmar Address Rohingya Issue: UN Expert

Thousands of Rohingya have been displaced since renewed violence broke out in October, with India saying Myanmar be given more time to resolve the issue. New Delhi: As the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)...

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Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed from Rakhine state, in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, into Bangladesh from August last year

‘Can’t eat, can’t sleep’: Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 9 (Reuters) - For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning...
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Bangladesh silent on Canadian offer to take Rohingya refugees including rape victims

Bangladesh did not accept an offer by Canada to take in Rohingya refugees, including women who were raped, Canadian officials said, as the South...

Fear and mistrust surround latest plan to return Rohingya

Rohingya refugees collect water at Kutupalong refugee camp in BangladeshChandan Khanna/AFP Rights groups say a plan to return Rohingya to Myanmar from Bangladesh as early...