Protests intensify

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in protest over the weekend and throughout the week in Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw and other cities. As the protests have intensified, so has the response: Police have begun using water hoses and, in at leas

Blanket sanctions possible, but not likely

The U.S., E.U. and other Western powers will almost certainly take action in response to this week’s military takeover, and a repeat of the harsh, blanket sanctions of the 90s and 00s would devastate Myanmar’s economy. Yet there are key d

UK sanctions top officers for human rights violations

The UK has imposed sanctions on Major General Min Aung Hlaing and Vice-Senior General Soe Win for “the systematic and brutal violence against the Rohingya.” In a speech, UK Secretary of State Dominic Raab counted Myanmar among several cou

Myanmar may land on FATF watchlist

Myanmar may end the week on an international finance watchlist. Two sources close to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a France-based financial monitoring agency, told Reuters that it may place Myanmar on its international “grey list̶
EU to impose sanctions on Myanmar individuals

EU asks Myanmar to investigate war crimes

The European Union has officially called on the Myanmar government to launch investigations into those suspected of war crimes in Rakhine State. Less than one week after the International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to protect its Rohingya minor

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