Myanmar to ICC – Rohingya jurisdiction request ‘should be dismissed

Reuters Staff YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar said on Thursday a request by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor to seek jurisdiction over suspected deportations of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh was “meritless and should be dismissed”. Judges at the court had asked Myanmar to respond to the request by July 27. The office of […]

Myanmar violated UN child rights pact in Rohingya crackdown, experts find

Children make up around half of the more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh YANGON, July 21 (Reuters) – Myanmar violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention in its crackdown on the Rohingya that led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the minority community, […]

ICC Is Now Needed More Than Ever – Buhari (Full Speech)

Posted by Election News on July 17, 2018 President Buhari in a group photo with Judges of the Criminal Court ahead of his Keynote address at the 20th Anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague, Netherlands on 17th July 2018.   President Muhammadu Buhari has called for support for the International Criminal […]

Myanmar army made ‘systematic’ Rohingya crackdown plan: rights group

AFP News19 July 2018, A bloody military campaign that started last August forced some 700,000 of the effectively stateless minority over the border into Bangladesh, where they have recounted allegations of rape and extrajudicial killings Myanmar’s military engaged in “extensive and systematic” preparations for a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, a rights group said Thursday, […]

We Are Always Missing You’: Torn Apart By Violence, Rohingya Families Connect Through Letters

Published on Monday, 16 July 2018 Joomla Social BANGLADESH/YANGON: Inside a bamboo shelter on Bangladesh’s eastern coast, 58-year-old Sait Banu held a dog-eared note from her husband. “If you find a good match for my daughter Una Jamin, you can arrange her wedding,” he urged her in the letter. “Don’t worry, there is no problem […]

ICC marks 20th anniversary with plea for help fighting war crimes

© ICC judges deliver a decision in the case against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir at The Hague on July 6, 2017. Text by FRANCE 24 Latest update : 2018-07-17 The International Criminal Court marked its 20th anniversary on Tuesday with a plea for all nations to help it seek justice for victims of war crimes, […]

UN to Rohingya: You Can’t Go Home Safely Any Time Soon

by Barbara Crossette July 15, 2018 Displaced Rohingya women, 2017, in Bangladesh. The UN is struggling to help resolve the crisis of millions of Rohingya who escaped a pogrom in Myanmar but face enormous risks in returning home. TASNIM NEWS AGENCY Among refugee advocates there  has been a growing concern that recent agreements among regional governments […]