Taliban fighters stand guard at a checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 18, 2021.
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The U.S. military collected biometric data on Afghan civilians. The information may have fallen into the hands of the Taliban, highlighting why collecting the data is too risky in the first place.
Soldiers from the People’s Defence Force taking part in training at an undisclosed location in Myanmar.
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With hundreds now killed since the coup and civilians increasingly taking up arms against the junta, there are fears the country could be headed toward civil war.
Tents in a Rohingya refugee camp cluster on a muddy hillside in Bangladesh.
International law bars nations from causing environmental harms in other states. Should that include sending thousands of refugees over the border in search of food, water and shelter?
Nelson Mandela, first president of a democratic South Africa, wanted human rights to guide the country’s foreign policy.
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South Africa frequently invokes its celebrated constitution that is based on human rights, but has often failed to live up to its ideals.
Scientists think they may have found a new clue about the subatomic world around us.
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Plus why the situation for Rohingya Muslims living in Bangladesh has gone from bad to worse. Listen to episode 9 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Continued persecution in Myanmar and dire living condition in Bangladesh push Rohingya people to keep seeking refuge.
Supporters wave national and military flags in Yangon, Myanmar after the military staged a coup.
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The roots of Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar go back to colonial days. Those behind the military coup are seeking to harness it to legitimize the seizure of power.
After arresting Aung San Suu Kyi once again, the army is clearly not ready to relinquish control.
Foreign companies are failing to heed the UN call to stop doing business with Myanmar’s blood-stained military elite.
People’s choice: Aung San Suu Kyi has proved to be ineffective at protecting human rights since winning power in 2015.
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Our project carried out interviews and produced animated films of brave people seeking to bring about real change.
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The constitutional change needed to further democratise Myanmar is impossible without the military’s consent, so achieving major political transformation through the election alone seems unlikely.
Australia has maintained military and trade ties with Myanmar. If Myanmar is not fully complying with the ICJ order, this puts Canberra in a sticky position.
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As more comes to light about the money-making tactics of social media platforms we need to reevaluate our relationship with them.
Rohingya refugees wait during distribution of food items in 2017 in Bangladesh.
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A scholar who spent time in refugee camps argues that Bangladesh’s culture as well as a painful history of a war in which 10 million sought refuge played a role in the country’s opening up of its borders.
Local fishermen take matters into their own hands to rescue dozens of Rohingya people drifting on a broken boat in waters off Lhoksukon in Aceh.
Islamic solidarity, customary law and their experience of conflict and foreign aid can explain the Acehnese greeting people in need with open arms.
Nary a mask in sight at a market area in Bangladesh’s Kutupalong refugee camp for Rohingya, Ukhia, March 24, 2020.
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COVID-19 is spreading quickly in Bangladesh. An outbreak in the refugee camps that house some 1 million Rohingya Muslims in cramped, unsanitary quarters would be calamitous.
Aung San Suu Kyi before the International Criminal Court in The Hague in December.
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The International Court of Justice has ordered Myanmar to make wholesale reforms at the drop of a hat, wielding a stick of shame rather than a ladder of support.
The Myanmar military’s years-long campaign against the Rohingya Muslims left hundreds of villages a smoldering pile of debris. Warpait village, Rakhine State, Oct.14, 2016.
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The International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to protect its Rohingya minority and preserve any evidence relevant to the genocide charges against it. But compliance is not guaranteed.
A protester supports the Rohingya outside the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, on 10 December 2019.
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The Rohingya case before the International Court of Justice is politically and legally significant.
With the ICC facing intense criticism and scrutiny, its member states have met to create a plan to improve the court’s standing and performance.