Commodifying prisoners of war in Myanmar

BANGKOK –  As long-anticipated international accountability measures for Myanmar gather pace, recent developments which at first seem to promise evidence for justice, on closer examination could potentially disrupt such investigations. On September 8, the American nongovernmental organization Fortify Rights released a statement, in conjunction with…

Enforced disappearances plague Myanmar’s Chin state

The war between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army in Paletwa, one of Myanmar’s westernmost townships, has been raging for five years. Enforced disappearances and abductions have been practiced by both of these adversaries. On March 28, 2015, the first fighting broke out between the…

The world is failing the Rohingya

The brutality that began in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on August 25, 2017, marked a crescendo in a decades-long, state-led campaign of physical and structural violence, discriminatory policies and practices, and dehumanizing hate speech targeting the Rohingya. In just a few weeks, the Tatmadaw, as Myanmar’s…

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