Blood Sutra: Whatever Happened To Buddhism, Religion Of Peace And Compassion?

By Paul Fuller | Published by South China Morning Post on June 23, 2018 The emergence of radical groups like the MaBaTha that promote a Buddhism based on racial and national identity is fuelling violence across the region Tolerance and compassion may be the qualities most often associated with Buddhism. But Asia has been witnessing a spate of violence as new Buddhist movements emerge across the region based on the idea that the religion is under threat and needs protection. Fuelled by a particularly strong sense of Buddhist identity collated with national and ethnic anxieties, this form of Buddhism – […]

Countdown to Annihilation: Genocide in Myanmar

Published by ISCI CLICK HERE FOR ISCI ROHINGYA REPORT The Rohingya face the final stages of genocide. Decades of persecution have taken on a new and intensified form since mass killings in 2012. The marked escalation in State-sponsored stigmatisation, discrimination, violence and segregation, and the systematic weakening of the community, make precarious the very existence of the Rohingya. ISIC’s report analyses the persecution of the Rohingya against the six stages of genocide outlined by Daniel Feierstein: stigmatisation (and dehumanisation); harassment, violence and terror; isolation and segregation; systematic weakening; mass annihilation; and finally symbolic enactment involving the removal of the victim group from the […]

Clinic Study Finds Evidence of Genocide in Myanmar

Published by Yale Law School on October 29, 2015 In a legal analysis of the human rights situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School has found strong evidence of genocide against the Rohingya population. Persecution of the Rohingya Muslims: Is Genocide Occurring in Myanmar’s Rakhine State? – A Legal Analysis, a paper released by the Clinic today in Bangkok recommends that the United Nations Human Rights Council establish a Commission of Inquiry to conduct an urgent, comprehensive, and independent investigation of the human rights situation in Rakhine State. The Lowenstein […]

The Slow-Burning Genocide of Myanmar’s Rohingya

By Maung Zarni and Alice Cowley | Published by Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal on June 3, 2014 Abstract: Maung Zarni, an International Judge, People’s Tribunal on Sri Lanka, Germany (2013); Fellow, Center of Democracy and Elections, the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; and Visiting Fellow (2013-15), Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, London School of Economics, Alice Cowley, Consultant Researcher, Equal Rights Trust (ERT), London. Abstract: Since 1978, the Rohingya, a Muslim minority of Western Burma, have been subject to a state-sponsored process of destruction. The Rohingya have deep historical roots in the borderlands of Rakhine State, […]