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Will Myanmar pay for the treatment of Rohingya Muslims?

The Noble Peace Prize winner is representing Myanmar at the International Court of Justice. PHOTO:AFP
By Faiza Farid Published: December 14, 2019 John Austin felt that international laws lacked a certain legal component with regards to enforceability because there was no empowered body that could implement the law and hand out decrees or punishments. Therefore, he aptly renamed the international laws ‘positive international morality’. However, the case against Myanmar, filed by Gambia in the International...

Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at ICJ: What happens next?

Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at ICJ: What happens next?
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing on the second day of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands December 11, 2019 Reuters The Gambia argued that there is compelling evidence that genocide in Rakhine has occurred,...

China’s top diplomat Wang Yi says Beijing will back Myanmar to resolve its problems

China’s top diplomat Wang Yi says Beijing will back Myanmar to resolve its problems
Foreign minister also calls for more strategic cooperation as the two countries come under mounting international pressure In talks with leader Aung San Suu Kyi, he urges country to push forward infrastructure projects under China-Myanmar Economic Corridor Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw on Saturday. Photo: APChinese Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called...

Dhaka to have its presence during Rohingya case hearing at Hague

The official who wished to remain unnamed said a minister-level delegation from Canada will also be there during the hearing
File photo: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is seen in this general view taken at The Hague, Netherlands August 27, 2018 Reuters The official who wished to remain unnamed said a minister-level delegation from Canada will also be there during the hearing Bangladesh will make its presence felt through various engagements among the international community during the three-day hearing at...

Trafficking in Rohingya: Exploiting the desperate

Trafficking in Rohingya: Exploiting the desperate
In Myanmar, the Rohingya have faced persecution, witnessed murder, endured sexual violence. While fleeing the genocide perpetrated by the Myanmar military, they had only one aim: survival. And survive they did once they crossed the border and made it to the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar. While coping with the changed circumstances—from having a life in their...

Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis is moving backwards. Here’s how to resolve it

Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis is moving backwards. Here’s how to resolve it
Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis is sliding dangerously backwards. The denial of civil rights, a massive land grab and an upsurge in armed fighting undermine any real hope for change. This opinion article was first published by the South China Morning Post on 25 November 2019. Despite reports that a few Rohingya refugees have returned to Myanmar, the suggestion that more will follow...

Going to the ICJ: Myanmar, Genocide and Aung San Suu Kyi’s Gamble

Going to the ICJ: Myanmar, Genocide and Aung San Suu Kyi’s Gamble
Leaders currently in office rarely make an appearance before either the International Court of Justice or the International Criminal Court. International law remains affixed to the notion that heads-of-state are, at least for the duration of their time in office, safe from prosecution. Matters change once the time in office expires. Be that as it may, Myanmar’s Aung San Suu...

Lawsuit against Myanmar over Rohingya genocide: Hearings at ICJ scheduled to start Dec 10

the Gambia filed a lawsuit against Myanmar in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for its atrocities against the Rohingya population.
On November 11, the Gambia filed a lawsuit against Myanmar in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for its atrocities against the Rohingya population. Over the past years, hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh for refuge, sparking one of the dire refugee crises of the decade. They continue to remain in camps in Bangladesh, where they...

Rohingya Refugee Children in Bangladesh Are Being Denied an Education, Rights Group Says

Rohingya Refugee Children in Bangladesh Are Being Denied an Education,
Rohingya children in the Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar Bangladesh on February 14, 2019. Rohingya children in the Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar Bangladesh on February 14, 2019. Kazi Salahuddin Razu—/NurPhoto/Getty Images The Bangladeshi government is violating the right to education of nearly 400,000 Rohingya children residing in the country, a rights group claimed Tuesday. Rohingya children are prohibited from enrolling in...

Rohingya child refugees being denied education: HRW report

Rohingya child refugees being denied education: HRW report
Rights body urges authorities to lift restrictions that deprive Rohingya children of their right to education. Bangladesh is blocking aid groups from providing education to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children in refugee camps, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. In a report titled, Are we not human?: Denial of Education for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, the New York-based rights...

Half of displaced Rohingyas faced a near-death experience in Myanmar

Half of displaced Rohingyas faced a near-death experience in Myanmar
File photo: Rohingya refugees stretch their hands to receive aid distributed by local organisations at Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 14, 2017 Reuters Nearly, one-third has had a family member or friend murdered, or forcibly isolated from others, reveals a report About half of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas - living in refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar- had...

Salvaging International Law: The Best Of Bad Options

Salvaging International Law: The Best Of Bad Options
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2018 (Wikimedia Commons) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)More by James M. Dorsey These are uncertain times with trade wars, regional conflicts and increased...

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