Written by: Regina Paulose
Nearly a year ago, I wrote an article outlining reasons why the ICC should take action in Myanmar (also known as Burma) in order to stop continued religious and ethnic violence towards the Rohingya. During 2013, not surprisingly, the anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar has continued. In fact, violence has spread beyond targeting the Rohingya and against the larger Muslim population. Although, the majority displaced from the violence are still the Rohingya.
The human rights abuses against the Rohingya in Myanmar have continued, which includes but is not limited to extrajudicial killings, random imprisonment, recruitment of child soldiers, violence against women, and policies which endorse statelessness of the minority group. The government has not taken any significant actions to prevent anti-Muslim groups, such as the 969 Buddhists from continuing on their killing spree.