Inching Closer to a Historic Universal Jurisdiction Case in Argentina on the Rohingya Genocide

[Article by Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK and Tomás Ojea Quintana, former UN Special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.]

On 18 August, in a court in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina, six women made history in the Rohingyas’ long struggle for justice. For the first time anywhere in the world, Rohingya victims of the decades-long genocide wrought by Myanmar were allowed to testify in a court of law. The women, who dialled in from their current homes in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, spoke of how they had been victims of sexual violence by soldiers in Chuk Pyin, Rakhine State, in 2017.

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