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    'Perpetrators of Rohingya attacks must be held accountable'

    The new UN envoy for Myanmar tells authorities in Naypyidaw during her first visit that credible measures were needed to establish accountability for the violence that engulfed Rakhine state and drove 700,000 Rohingya from their homes, a UN statement says.

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    ICC gives Myanmar deadline over Rohingya case jurisdiction

    ​Judges at the International Criminal Court have given Myanmar a deadline to respond to a prosecution request that they consider hearing a case on the alleged deportation of Rohingya minorities to Bangladesh.

  • ICRC’s chief to visit Rohingya camps

    The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, will visit both Myanmar and Bangladesh from June 25 to July 3 to observe the international organisation's work in the Rakhine State and Cox’s Bazar.

  • Art show on Rohingyas begins in city

    A weeklong art exhibition on Rohingya refugees kicks off at Liberation War Museum with lighting the candles.

  • Rohingya refugee camps

    Monsoon Threat: Amnesty calls for urgent aid for Rohingyas

    Amnesty International has called on the international community to urgently step up international assistance for nearly a million Rohingya refugees in the camps in Cox's Bazar as they face the severity of this year's monsoon.

  • World Refugee Day Today: Rohingyas in need of int'l protection: UN

    The Rohingyas, the third largest refugee group in the world last year, are now in critical need of international protection as their condition is worse than the others, the UN Refugee Agency has said.

  • 'Put pressure on international community on Rohingya repatriation'

    Civil Society members and NGOs demands the government should continue pressure on international community to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

  • UN, WB chiefs likely to visit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim are likely to make a two-day official visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh on July 1.

  • Rain brings miseries to Rohingyas

    Heavy rain over the last four days has brought untold miseries to thousands of Rohingyas living in refugee camps in Cox's Bazar.

  • Too late for Myanmar to avoid internationalisation of Rohingya crisis

    The Myanmar government announced on May 31 that it will establish an independent commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations and related issues following attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on Myanmar security posts in August last year.

  • IMF identified risk factors in Bangladesh economy

    Bangladesh Economy: IMF sees three key risk factors

    The IMF has identified risk factors in Bangladesh economy, including political unrest related to national elections, the Rohingya situation and further deepening of crises in the state owned banks.

  • Displacement of Rohingyas: Dhaka responds to ICC request

    Dhaka has finally sent information and observations to the International Criminal Court (ICC), including whether the court could have territorial jurisdiction regarding the displacement of the Rohingyas.

  • Displacement of Rohingyas: Dhaka responds to ICC request

    Dhaka has finally sent information and observations to the International Criminal Court (ICC), including whether the court could have territorial jurisdiction regarding the displacement of the Rohingyas.

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    Ukhia, Teknaf forests in grave danger

    Around 1.94 lakh Rohingya families residing in Ukhia and Teknaf refugee camps burn about 2,250 tonnes of firewood daily for cooking. If it continues, the forests in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas may perish by 2019, according to a study finding of COAST Trust, a local NGO.

  • ICC can exercise its jurisdiction for trial

    The International Criminal Court can exercise the territorial jurisdiction to try the perpetrators who forcibly drove out Rohingyas from Myanmar into Bangladesh, a former ICC prosecutor said yesterday.

  • Bangladesh urged to submit Rohingya docs to ICC

    Speakers at a seminar in the city urges the government to submit its observations and documents relating to Rohingyas forced out from Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) within the given time frame and assist ICC in building pressure on Myanmar on this issue.

  • Overuse of resources by Rohingyas threatens forests in Ukhiya, Teknaf

    The forests in Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas of Cox's Bazar will perish by 2019 if Rohingya habitation continues to overuse natural resources in those areas, experts say.

  • Myanmar says willing to take back all Rohingya refugees

    Myanmar is willing to take back all 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled to Bangladesh if they volunteer to return, the country's National Security Adviser Thaung Tun says.

  • Dhaka should back ICC initiatives

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sought to know Bangladesh's opinion on whether it can exercise its jurisdiction over the deportation of Rohingyas. Taking the significance of the move into consideration, The Daily Star interviewed some experts to know their views on it. Today we are running the interview of M Humayun Kabir, a former foreign secretary of Bangladesh and permanent representative to the UN in New York.

  • WATER scarcity hits Rohingya camp areas

    A long, winding queue of Rohingyas starts to form near the only working tubewell before daybreak. As the small hours go by and the sun begins to glare, the thirsty people leave their 5-10 litre water containers in the queue and wait nearby.

  • Rohingya Muslim refugees

    UNDP, UNHCR to sign MoU with Myanmar on Rohingya repatriation

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) agrees on text of a Memorandum of Understaning (MoU) with Myanmar government to support the creation of conditions for the return of Rohingya refugees.

  • Burned down Rohingya villages

    Investigate atrocities on Rohingyas

    Human rights lawyers representing 400 Rohingya women and girls have called upon the International Criminal Court in The Hague to open a criminal investigation into the continuing atrocities, including genocide, against the Rohingyas.

  • Burned down Rohingya villages

    Investigate atrocities on Rohingyas

    Human rights lawyers representing 400 Rohingya women and girls have called upon the International Criminal Court in The Hague to open a criminal investigation into the continuing atrocities, including genocide, against the Rohingyas.

  • Dhaka can pursue ICC options

    Bangladesh need not suffer from indecision as to whether it would be better for it to opt for politically or diplomatically negotiated settlement, instead of participating in the ICC process by submitting the opinion on investigating the possible atrocity crimes against the Rohingya, said Prof Rafiqul Islam.

  • Dhaka can pursue ICC options

    Bangladesh need not suffer from indecision as to whether it would be better for it to opt for politically or diplomatically negotiated settlement, instead of participating in the ICC process by submitting the opinion on investigating the possible atrocity crimes against the Rohingya, said Prof Rafiqul Islam.

  • Jatiya Sangsad 20th session

    JS body for diplomatic efforts in convincing Russia, China

    A parliamentary body recommends for taking robust diplomatic efforts in convincing Russia and China to put a peaceful and dignified end to the Rohingya crisis.

  • Rohingyas refugees hurt in Ukhia lanslide

    Myanmar to form independent enquiry commission in Rakhine

    Myanmar government decides to establish an independent commission of enquiry as part of its national initiative to address reconciliation, peace, stability and development in Rakhine state.

  • Rohingya persecution: Lawyers seek ICC probe

    Lawyers representing 400 Rohingyas are urging the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the Myanmar military, arguing that the crime will continue and spread to other ethnic groups without getting justice for what has happened to them.

  • Rohingya repatriation

    Rohingya Repatriation: Myanmar's claim raises eyebrows

    Dhaka again refuted the Myanmar government's claim of “receiving” 62 Rohingya refugees, among the 700,000 who fled to Bangladesh due to a brutal military crackdown in Rakhine State.

  • Cox's Bazar refugee camp

    Myanmar president pardons 58 detained Rohingyas

    Myanmar President U Win Myint pardons 58 displaced Rohingyas who are detained while attempting to re-enter the country from Bangladesh.

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