Myanmar’s apartheid campaign against the Rohingya

Rohingya refugees walk through a paddy field in Bangladesh in November 2017, after fleeing genocide in Myanmar’s Rakhine state
Rohingya refugees walk through a paddy field in Bangladesh in November 2017, after fleeing genocide in Myanmar’s Rakhine state © K M Asad/LightRocket/Getty Images

The violence that drove more than half a million Rohingya people out of Myanmar in 2017 was the latest episode in a history of state-sponsored persecution. 

Our two-year investigation has revealed segregation and discrimination against Muslims, particularly the Rohingya, that amounts to apartheid.

Jul 13 2015 5:52PM
Still missing. Twenty years is too long to wait for truth and justice.
On Saturday I stood on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields to remember the over 8000 men and boys who were killed in the Srebrenica genocide twenty years ago. We remembered them and the thousands more people ‘ disappeared ’ off the st...

Srebrenica: families of victims 'still waiting for justice

A Bosnian Muslim woman prays in front of 520 caskets ahead of a mass burial ceremony at the Srebrenica Memorial Cemetery in 2012 © AFP/Getty Images
‘Twenty years on, leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina are refusing to admit where the bodies are buried’ - John Dalhuisen

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Srebrenica: UN failure to pass genocide resolution 'insult to the memory of the dead'

A Bosnian Muslim woman prays in front of 520 caskets ahead of a mass burial ceremony at the Srebrenica Memorial Cemetery in 2012 © AFP/Getty Images
‘The denial of genocide is betraying the suffering of victims and their families’ - John Dalhuisen

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Feb 6 2015 3:16PM
Genocide in Congo
Hull Amnesty Group welcomed visitors to the group in November, who reported that ten years ago there was an appalling massacre in the Gatumba Refugee Camp, Burundi, with 166 deaths. &nbs

Central African Republic: Huge gap between troops promised and troops deployed a major concern

French troops on patrol in Central African Republic
French troops on patrol in Central African Republic in January 2014 © Amnesty International
'The gap between the number of peacekeepers promised and the number deployed must be urgently filled' Amnesty’s Steve Cockburn

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Serbia: EU accession is key to ending impunity for war crimes

The European Union (EU) must do everything it can to ensure Serbia addresses the culture of impunity for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, committed by Serbian police, military and

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The world still failing to act despite Rwanda genocide shame

Skulls of victims from the Rwandan Genocide found at the Nyamata Memorial. © By The Dilly Lama via Wikimedia Commons
The international community has collectively failed to act on the lessons of the Rwandan genocide, said Amnesty International today as the world marks the 20 th annivers

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Aug 8 2013 7:28PM
Some lessons from history have still not been learned
By Fotis Filippou, Amnesty International’s Regional Campaign Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia “The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again” George Santayana This week in Hungary, a Budapest Court foun...
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