Rohingya Crisis Since August 25, Burmese security forces have been carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. Over half a million Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape killings, arson, and other mass atrocities.
Share via Email The investigation will examine evidence of killing, sexual violence and other coercive acts against the Rohingya.
Fatou Bensouda said in a written statement and video message on Tuesday that she had begun an inquiry — formally known as a preliminary examination — to establish whether there was enough evidence to merit a full investigation. The judges said in their landmark ruling that because part of the alleged crime of deportation happened on the territory of Bangladesh — which is a member of the court — Bensouda has jurisdiction.
The ICC is a court of last resort, which steps in only when national authorities are unable or unwilling to prosecute alleged crimes.
Such reports will likely be closely studied in her investigation. It reiterated earlier findings that some senior Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Rohingya during a deadly crackdown that erupted in August following militant attacks on security posts in Rakhine state.Who are they, why are they fleeing from Myanmar and what is the international community doing?
How Burma’s Rohingya crisis went from bad to worse Members of Burma's Rohingya ethnic minority walk through rice fields after crossing the border into Bangladesh near Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area on Sept.
5. Sep 08, · More than a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees have flooded into Bangladesh in just two weeks, fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.
The Misunderstood Roots of Burma's Rohingya Crisis “This fear is very deeply felt and not understood in the West—and it comes from a real place rooted in history.” Krishnadev Calamur.
Response to the increasingly hostile crisis in Burma has also come from other international actors and members of civil society. For instance, in May , the United States renewed targeted sanctions against Burma, though it simultaneously lifted a visa ban .
To most of the world (and the minority themselves), the Rohingya are a mostly-Muslim minority in Burma, the Buddhist-majority nation in Southeast Asia also known as Myanmar.