Ashley Starr Kinseth

Ashley Starr Kinseth

Ashley Starr Kinseth is an international human rights and humanitarian lawyer who has studied and worked on Rohingya rights-related issues for nearly five years. She has worked with numerous international organizations, including the UN Office on the Prevention of Genocide, The Carter Center, and CARE International, among others.  She is a graduate of Columbia Law School (JD), the Middlebury Institute for International Studies (MA), and New York University (BA), and is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Journal.  She has previously published and spoken on Cambodian post-genocide reconstruction and peacebuilding efforts, including in the Women’s International Perspective and at the 2009 International Studies Association West Annual Conference on the Human Consequences of State Political Inaction.

Rohingya

What's happening in Myanmar is genocide

But why are world leaders so reluctant to use the word 'genocide' for the persecution and killing of the Rohingya?

What's happening in Myanmar is genocide