Rohingya refugees and their quest for justice

Rohingya refugees
Rohingya refugees in the makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, August 2017. [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]

Human Rights Watch says Rohingya Muslims are still awaiting justice and protection of their rights, five years after the Myanmar military began a sweeping campaign of massacres, rape, and arson in 2017.

The anniversary comes after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that The Gambia’s legal case to hold Myanmar accountable over allegations of genocide against the Rohingya can go ahead at The Hague in the Netherlands.

Rohingya activists say this is the first step in the fight for justice and accountability, but it could take years.

In this episode:

  • Dr Ronan Lee (@Ronan_Lee), Doctoral prize fellow at Loughborough University London

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Khaled Soltan. Our host is Sami Zeidan. George Alwer is the sound designer. Aya Elmileik is the lead engagement producer and Munera AlDosari is the assistant engagement producer. Omar al-Saleh is the executive producer.

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Source: Al Jazeera