Rights / Gender

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News):  The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday called for an international criminal probe into the perpetrators of the widespread and brutal attacks that have driven more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar since August, noting that “elements of genocide” against the minority could not be ruled out.

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Attacks against Rohingya ‘a ploy’ to drive them away; prevent their return – UN rights chief

New York, Oct 11(Just Earth News): Brutal, well-organized, coordinated and systematic attacks have been carried out against the minority Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar, with the intent ...

UN human rights chief points to ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar

New York, Sept 12(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Monday lashed out at the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar which has led to more than 300,000 people fleeing t ...

Rohingya crisis: Malala slams Myanmar govt, urges fellow Nobel laureate Suu Kyi to take steps

London, Sep 4 (JEN): Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has urged fellow recipient Aung San Suu Kyi to look into the ongoing Rohingya crisis in the latter's country, while slamming the Myanmar ...

Bangladesh: Cadaver of Rohingya Muslims wash up at Cox's Bazaar, Police starts investigation

Dhaka, Sep 1 (JEN): At least 16 bodies of Rohingya Muslims were found floating near a beach at Bangladesh's Chittagong on Friday morning, reports said.

Myanmar: UN rights chief says violence in Rakhine state 'predictable and preventable'

New York, Aug 30(Just Earth News): Alarmed at renewed fighting and incitement in the wake of the attacks on Myanmar security forces in northern areas of Rakhine state, the top United Nations ...

UN rights expert urges restraint in security operation in Myanmar's Rakhine state

New York, Aug 12(Just Earth News): A United Nations human rights expert has expressed alarm over reports that an army battalion has flown into Rakhine state in western Myanmar to help local ...

Myanmar: UN expert urges Government to do more to protect rights of all children

New York, June 16(Just Earth News): A United Nations human rights expert on Thursday urged the Government of Myanmar to do more to protect children in the country, citing cases of detention ...

Myanmar: Displaced Rohingya at risk of ‘re-victimization’ warns UN refugee agency

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News): The tens of thousands of members of Myanmar’s Rohingya community who fled inter-communal violence in north of the country and sought refuge in Banglade ...

UN Human Rights Council discusses situations in DPRK, Iran, Myanmar and Burundi

New York, Mar 14 (Just Earth News): At respective interactive dialogues on Monday on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Myanmar, Burundi, Iran and Eretria, senior United Natio ...