ICC gives Myanmar deadline over Rohingya case jurisdiction

ICC gives Myanmar deadline over Rohingya case jurisdiction
ICC gives Myanmar until July 27 to respond to a request on whether it should exercise jurisdiction over alleged crimes. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has given Myanmar just over a month to respond to a prosecution request that it consider a case on the alleged deportation of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya to Bangladesh. On Friday, The Guardian newspaper...

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

Rohingya refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne
  ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released its annual Global Trends report this week, which said that 68.5 million people were displaced worldwide as of the end of 2017. Some 16.2 million people became displaced during 2017 alone, including more than half...

US Supports Burma, UN MoU on Rohingya

US Supports Burma, UN MoU on Rohingya
The United States welcomes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN and Burmese government for the safe and voluntary return of Rohingya refugees to Burma The United States welcomes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UN Development Program, and the Burmese government to support the creation of...

UN for sustained HR monitoring on ground before Rohingya repatriation

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. Photo: Collected
    Dhaka, Jun 18 (UNB) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has reiterated that no Rohingya repatriation should take place in the absence of sustained human rights monitoring on the ground, in the areas concerned. "In Myanmar, as the Council is aware, there are clear indications of well-organised, widespread and systematic attacks continuing to target the...

Japanese brewery gave donation to Myanmar army chief during Rohingya crisis

An illuminated sign for Myanmar Beer, manufactured by Myanmar Brewery Ltd, is seen above restaurants and food stalls in the Chinatown area of Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Japan urged to examine payment made by Kirin subsidiary at height of ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine state, which firm claims was for victims The Japanese government has been urged to investigate “immoral” payments, made by a subsidiary of one of the country’s most popular breweries, that appear to have gone to Myanmar’s military. Kirin Holdings Company has admitted its offshoot,...

US broadcaster loses Myanmar outlet over Rohingya name

US broadcaster loses Myanmar outlet over Rohingya name
BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. government-affiliated broadcaster that provides news to countries in Asia where freedom of information is restricted is losing its partner in Myanmar after refusing to stop using the word "Rohingya" to describe an oppressed Muslim minority. Monday was the last day DVB Media Group's network would carry Radio Free Asia's television broadcasts, RFA spokesman Rohit Mahajan...

Stateless Rohingya must be recognized as Myanmar citizens, given identity documents: lawyer

In this April 29, 2018, file photo, Rohingya refugees holing placards await the arrival of a UN Security Council team at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh.
    Stateless Rohingya must be recognized as citizens of Myanmar and given identity documents so they can safely stay in the country instead of fleeing abroad like hundreds of thousands of members of their community, an award-winning lawyer said on Sunday. Kyaw Hla Aung, a Rohingya lawyer from Myanmar who was named the winner of the Aurora humanitarian prize, has for...

REFUGEES INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT ON MYANMAR-UN AGREEMENT: ONGOING DANGERS PREVENT ROHINGYA RETURNS

REFUGEES INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT ON MYANMAR-UN AGREEMENT: ONGOING DANGERS PREVENT ROHINGYA RETURNS
Refugees International (RI) notes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Development Program with the Government of Myanmar which would allow the return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. However, RI is deeply concerned that continued impunity, restricted access to aid, and denial of basic human rights in Myanmar’s Rakhine...

Bangladesh must respond to ICC letter on Rohingya: 41 rights activists and academics urge govt

Bangladesh must respond to ICC letter on Rohingya 41 rights activists and academics urge govt
Bangladesh must respond to the International Criminal Court (ICC) along with all the information it has on circumstances surrounding the presence of the Rohingya on its territory, said 41 rights activists and academics yesterday. “It is our considered view that Bangladesh, as a state party to the Rome Statute, and a country which has its own history of having suffered...

Amnesty Report on Massacre of Hindus by Rohingyas Triggers Outrage in India

Amnesty Report on Massacre of Hindus by Rohingyas Triggers Outrage in India
The revelations by Amnesty International were made on the basis of testimonies by dozens of witnesses and survivors of the communal violence in Rakhine in August last year. Only those who agreed to convert to Islam were spared from such gruesome killing, the report claimed. New Delhi (Sputnik) — The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) killed and abducted a significant...

The Rohingya crisis bears all the hallmarks of a genocide

It is time to get tough on Aung San Suu Kyi and refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court
It is time to get tough on Aung San Suu Kyi and refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court REPORTS from parliamentary select committees are usually mild affairs. Often a consensus is forged out of competing party-political interests. Few committee members want to rock the boat too much. This makes the report on the Rohingya crisis out on May 22nd...

India makes Rohingya stand clear to Myanmar: Want their safe, speedy, sustainable return

India’s new and more robust position was conveyed to Myanmar’s top leadership by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (AP)
India makes Rohingya stand clear to Myanmar: Want their safe, speedy, sustainable return An estimated 7,00,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Rakhine State since the military crackdown, resulting in a major crisis in neighbouring Bangladesh. The UN and US have said the violence against Rohingya amounted to ethnic cleansing. WITH BANGLADESH leaning on India for support on the Rohingya issue, New Delhi...

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