The Rohingyas

Inside Myanmar's Genocide

Author: Azeem Ibrahim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1849049831

Category: History

Page: N.A

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According to the United Nations, Myanmar's Rohingyas are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. Only now has the media turned its attention to their plight at the hands of a country led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Yet the signs of this genocide have been visible for years. For generations, this Muslim group has suffered routine discrimination, violence, arbitrary arrest and detention, extortion, and other abuses by the Buddhist majority. As horrifying massacres have unfolded in 2017, international human rights groups have accused the regime of complicity in an ethnic cleansing campaign against them. Authorities refuse to recognise the Rohingyas as one of Myanmar's 135 "national races," denying them citizenship rights in the country of their birth and severely restricting many aspects of ordinary life, from marriage to free movement. In this updated edition, Azeem Ibrahim chronicles the events leading up to the current, final cleansing of the Rohingya population, and issues a clarion call to protect a vulnerable, little known Muslim minority. He makes a powerful appeal to use the lessons of the twentieth century to stop this genocide in the twenty-first.

Modern Genocide: Analyzing the Controversies and Issues

Author: Paul R. Bartrop

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440864683

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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An indispensable resource for those interested in the scourge of mass murder and genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries, this book analyzes modern and contemporary controversies and issues to help readers to understand genocide in all its complexity. • Offers up-to-date coverage on controversial issues related to genocide, including the atrocities perpetrated against the Rohingya in Myanmar • Includes engaging and carefully outlined essays from such well-known experts as Michael Berenbaum, Roger W. Smith, Colin Tatz, and Henry C. Theriault • Presents differing perspectives on issues discussed and assists the reader in developing an informed opinion • Explains what genocide is and how the concept can be abused • Suggests several ways in which the risk of genocide can be minimized or averted in the future

The Rohingya in South Asia

People Without a State

Author: Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury,Ranabir Samaddar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0429885334

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

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The Rohingya of Myanmar are one of the world’s most persecuted minority populations without citizenship. After the latest exodus from Myanmar in 2017, there are now more than half a million Rohingya in Bangladesh living in camps, often in conditions of abject poverty, malnutrition and without proper access to shelter or work permits. Some of them are now compelled to take to the seas in perilous journeys to the Southeast Asian countries in search of a better life. They are now asked to go back to Myanmar, but without any promise of citizenship or an end to discrimination. This book looks at the Rohingya in the South Asian region, primarily India and Bangladesh. It explores the broader picture of the historical and political dimensions of the Rohingya crisis, and examines subjects of statelessness, human rights and humanitarian protection of these victims of forced migration. Further, it chronicles the actual process of emergence of a stateless community – the transformation of a national group into a stateless existence without basic rights.

Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar

Author: Roman David,Ian Holliday

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198809603

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Historic Myanmar elections in 2015 and the installation of an NLD government led by Aung San Suu Kyi in 2016 contrast with ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in 2017. One critical question that now confronts the 50 million people of this Southeast Asian nation is whether the push for greater democracy is strong enough to prevail over a powerful military machine and undercurrents of intolerance. What are the prospects for liberal democracy in Myanmar? This bookaddresses this question by examining historical conditions, constitutionalism, democracy, major political actors, ethnic conflict, and transitional justice. It presents a rich array of evidence focusedon 88 in-depth interviews and three waves of surveys and experiments conducted in 2014-18. The analysis culminates in the concept of limited liberalism, which reflects a blend of liberal and illiberal attitudes. The book concludes that a weakening of liberal commitments among politicians and citizens alike, allied with spreading limited liberal attitudes, casts doubt on the prospects for liberal democracy in Myanmar.

Spotlighting Human Rights in Southeast Asia

Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, July 9, 2014

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs

Publisher: N.A


Category: Freedom of religion

Page: 79

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Dying alive

an investigation and legal assessment of human rights violations inflicted in Burma, with particular reference to the internally displaced, eastern peoples : a report

Author: Guy Horton,Images Asia (Organization)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Human rights

Page: 633

View: 9851