Understanding the crimes against the Rohingya

The Rohingya in the Rakhine state of Myanmar have been subject to state-sponsored atrocity crimes in the last decades. Although the crime against the Rohingya has been acknowledged as a crime against humanity, ‘a textbook example of ethnic cleansing’ and a war crime, by different scholars and human rights organizations, academic scholarships largely overlook the possibility of defining this as genocide. This paper aims to understand the plight of the Rohingya as a coordinated social practice of genocide, from a social science perspective.

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