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Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy talks about the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar
Dr. Coomaraswamy is a member of an autonomous three-member United Nations (UN) fact-finding missions to Myanmar. In March 2017, the United Nations fact-finding missions to Myanmar were nominated by the UNHRC. The members of the Missions will present sound and extensive knowledge on the humanitarian conditions in Myanmar from 2011 - especially in the states of Rakhine, Kachin and Nord-Shan.
It begins with Myanmar's undisputed story, especially about the conflict between the Myanmar administration and minority tribes other than the Rohingyas. That would be a background to the Myanmar state's approach to minority groups in general. This talk then deals with the controversial histories of the state of Rakhine and the Rohingyas and the histories of the law against them since their autonomy.
He will also address some of the charges raised on the basis of testimony collected in Cox Bazaar as part of the United Nations fact-finding missions in Myanmar. It concludes with a reflection on the development of refugee responsibility and settlement and the prospects for Myanmar's democracie.
Dr. Coomaraswamy is a distinguished scientist and was Global Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. Her B.A. from Yale University, her J.D. from Columbia University, an LL.M. from Harvard University and doctorates from Amherst College, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, CUNY School of Law and the University of Edinburgh, Ulster and Essex, among others.
United Nations strongly calls on Myanmar to conduct a "proper" investigation into the supposed horrors of the war
Myanmarmus t is "properly investigating" the supposed horrors against Muslim Rohingya, a UN Security Council ambassador said on May 1 at the end of the highest levels of diplomacy visiting the area. MYANMAR' s military and vigilante forces have consistently been raping and murdering civilians and torching towns during "evacuation operations" in Rakhine state, allegedly directed against Rohingya fighters, according to refugee and right-wing groups.
Commenced last August in the mainly Buddhaist country, this initiative driven some 700,000 Rohingya migrant workers to Bangladesh. "To be accountable, there must be a due investigation," said British UN envoy Karen Pierce to journalists after ambassadors attended the two Rohingya refugee centres in Bangladesh and Rakhine. When he met the UN envoy on Monday, the military leader refused that his armed services had raped and sexually assaulted him during a raid he had ordered.
"The Tatmadaw [army] is always discipline.... and will take legal recourse against anyone who violates the law," he said to the delegate, according to a post on his Facebook page on April 30. It also reiterated the formal statement that Myanmar was prepared to withdraw those who could be identified as inhabitants, as was the case with a return agreement with Bangladesh.
A few inches after the signing of the agreement, no returnees have retreated. An other UbNb politician cautioned that it would take "two or three years" for the returnees to be brought back, as the present time frame for the implementation of the agreement continued to slide.