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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Human rights groups have expressed concern after 1.5 million voters in ethnic minority areas were not allowed to vote, ostensibly due to continuing conflict in the regions.
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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.
The Rohingya people have faced violent persecution since Myanmar became independent from the British 70 years ago.
In a country with 135 ethnic minorities, democratic elections have little meaning if the stateless, persecuted Rohingya people continue to be ethnically cleansed.
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.
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.
A narrow river divides Myanmar from Bangladesh, where nearly 1 million now live as refugees.
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Dozens of Muslim-majority countries are asking the UN's International Criminal Court to investigate and prosecute a 2017 massacre in Myanmar that killed an estimated 10,000 Rohingya Muslims.
Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar’s legal team at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
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A case brought by the Gambia claims that Myanmar's military committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.
A Rohingya boy looks out from trucks carrying detained Rohingya Muslims who fled by boat from Rakhine State in KyaukTan township, about 100 kilometres from Yangon, Myanmar, in November 2018. The group had unsuccessfully tried to sail to Malaysia.
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Equipped with rights, knowledge and skills, the global Rohingya diaspora is poised to be influential against the genocidal regime that seeks to erase their people.
Reuters reporters Wa Lone (left) and Kyaw Soe Oo, leaving prison in Myanmar on Tuesday.
The influential military is still in a position to veto reforms, making the repeal of repressive laws difficult.
Aung Sun Suu Kyi is now seen as an enabler of ethnic cleansing and genocide.
Facing increasing international pressure, Myanmar's one-time star leader is running out of time to show leadership on human rights and the Rohingya crisis.
Reuters journalist Wa Lone is escorted out of the Insein township court in Yangon.
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From press freedom to ethnic cleansing, Myanmar seems to be slipping backwards faster than ever.
Medicins san Frontieres estimates that so far, over 13,000 Rohingya Muslims have died in the conflict.
A new report recommends the UN Security Council refer members of the Myanmar military – and potentially some Rohingya forces – to the International Criminal Court.
Aung San Suu Kyi has lost much of her goodwill since the 2017 Rohingya crisis.
When Aung San Suu Kyi led her party to victory in 2015, many hoped Myanmar's worst days were behind them. But the government's complicity in the Rohingya crisis has tarnished her reputation.
What is the future of Rohingya refugees?
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The way Bangladesh has taken in Rohingyas stands in stark contrast to Europe, which faced an influx of Syrian refugees in similar numbers. I saw how refugee camps were being run in an efficient manner.
Aung San Suu Kyi takes a trip to Beijing.
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China's attitude towards Myanmar reflects a bigger strategy: to bolster its presence in Asia at the expense of the established American-led order.
Interreligious gathering of prayer for peace ceremony, October 2017.
There is a battle of Buddhisms taking place on the streets of Myanmar.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu celebrated his 86th birthday and the unveiling of an arch in his honour outside St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town.
Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu embraces everything noble in Aristotelian virtue ethics and African philosophical systems alike.
A Rohingya woman takes cover with her child after crossing into Bangladesh.
All the signs were there when I was living in Myanmar at the rosiest moment in the transition to democracy.
Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
A scholar analyzes the history of the Nobel Peace Prize to ask: What difference has it made?