Myanmar asks Bangladesh to meet halfway on refugees

Myanmar has formally called on Bangladesh to increase its role in the repatriation of Rakhine Muslim refugees, who call themselves Rohingya. In a recorded message to the UN Assembly’s annual debate, U Kyaw Tint Swe, minister for the Office of the S
Myanmar says it will ignore ICC request

Two deserters confessing to atrocities in Rakhine State

News about two deserters of the Myanmar army confessing to atrocities against the Rakhine Muslim population, who self-identify as Rohingya, have widely appeared in international media. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and non-profit Fortify Righ

UN human rights envoy steps down

The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee has officially stepped down, ending a six-year tenure that included harsh criticism of Myanmar’s role in the ongoing Rakhine crisis. Lee conducted her last official visit

ICJ orders Myanmar to prevent Genocide

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled in favor of the Gambia, finding Myanmar had “caused irreparable damage to the rights of the Rohingya”. The court ordered Myanmar to take measures to protect the Rohingya from genocide. Th

Myanmar ranks lowest in years for press freedom

Myanmar slipped one spot lower, to 138th, in the Reporters Without Borders (RWB) 2019 World Press Freedom Index. It is Myanmar’s lowest ranking since 2013 in the self-styled “press freedom barometer,” which is based on surveys of me
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UN condemns human rights abuses in resolution

The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution condemning what it calls “human rights abuses against Rohingya muslims” in Myanmar. The move adds weight to recent genocide accusations brought before the International Court of