02 Apr
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Re: Joint Statement on Restriction on Communication

Joint Letter: Re: Restrictions on Communication, Fencing, and COVID-19 in Cox’s Bazar District Rohingya Refugee Camps   Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister Old Sangsad Bhaban Tejagaon, Dhaka-1215 Bangladesh  April 2, 2020  Dear Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, As authorities around the world struggle to cope with the spread of COVID-19, it is crucial that States act to […]

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24 Jan
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CRDI’s Statement on ICJ Historic Ruling

CRDI WELCOMES THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE (ICJ) HISTORIC RULING FOR PROVISIONAL MEASURES TO BE TAKEN BY THE MYANMAR GOVERNMENT TO STOP GENOCIDE (Toronto, Canada, January 23, 2020) — On November 11, 2019, The Gambia started proceedings against Myanmar concerning alleged violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide […]

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26 Apr
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Academic Seminar: Summary Report

One-Year Anniversary: “Tell Them We’re Human”: What Canada and the World can do about the Rohingya Crisis Report of the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy, the Honourable Bob Rae Hosted by the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy Organized by the Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative April 17, 2019 Co-Chairs’ Summary April 17, 2019, lawyers, […]

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22 Mar
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Statement on Elimination of….

Statement: CRDI Remarks on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination March 21, 2019, Toronto: On this International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we pause to reaffirm our commitment to eliminating all forms of racism, xenophobia and intolerance. It is a chance to reflect on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, […]

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09 Mar
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Statement on Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char: CRDI Rejects the relocation plan March 8, 2019, Toronto: The Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative (CRDI) is deeply troubled by the Bangladeshi Government’s plan to relocate Rohingyas to a flood-prone island even amid criticisms raised by the humanitarian community and Rohingyas themselves. Bhashan Char island is hundreds of kilometers away from where most Rohingya refugees […]

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03 Jan
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Call for action

Right groups call on Bangladesh not to force Rohingya to return to Myanmar By Saifullah Muhammad ince the late 1970s, policies of genocide and ethnic cleansing by Myanmar’s forces has resulted in five separate waves of the mass exodus by the country’s Rohingya minority. Over time, the international community–including Canada and the United Nations–has been […]

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28 Aug
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Myanmar face genocide charges

Myanmar military leaders must face genocide charges – UN report   The development follows the release of a report into the circumstances surrounding the mass exodus of more than 700,000 Rohingya people from Myanmar, beginning in mid-August last year – events previously described by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights as a “textbook example […]

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05 Mar
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Rohingya MP Arrested

Former Rohingya MP, Aung Zaw Win, arrested in Myanmar Arrest seen as military sending signal to Rohingya community that they are under threat from further attacks A former Rohingya MP has been arrested in Myanmar, in a move that has been condemned as a further escalation of the attacks on the Rohingya community. Aung Zaw Win, […]

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02 Mar
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Nobel laureates to Suu Kyi

Nobel peace laureates to Suu Kyi: ‘End Rohingya genocide or face prosecution’ DHAKA (Reuters) – Three Nobel peace laureates urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the military on Wednesday to end the“genocide” of Rohingya Muslims now or face prosecution. The United Nations and human rights organizations have collected evidence of widespread abuses by […]

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