28 Jan
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CRDI welcomes Government of Bangladesh’s announcement on education

CRDI welcomes the Government of Bangladesh’s announcement on Rohingya children’s access to education (Toronto, Canada, January 28, 2020) – The Government of Bangladeshi announced on January 27, 2020, that they will start providing Rohingya refugee children with schooling and training opportunities. Based on the Myanmar curriculum, the education program will consist of schooling up 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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22 Aug
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Statement: Genocide and Repatriation

August 25th: Second Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day and Myanmar/Bangladesh Repatriation Plans (Toronto, Canada, August 22, 2019) — On this day, we commemorate the Rohingya genocide. On 25 August 2017, the Myanmar military launched a clearance operation to systematically remove Rohingya people from their land by burning villages, killing and harming tens of thousands of people, […]

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03 Jul
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International Court of Justice and Rohingya Issue

International Court of Justice and Rohingya Issue By Aman Ullah Since August 2017, the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis and the associated international crimes against the ethnic Rohingyas have been evoking extensive international attention. Though the Security Council could not pass a resolution on the crisis due to veto given by China, the Pre-trial Chamber of […]

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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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10 Jan
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Rally at Queen’s Park Toronto

Hundreds of people gathered in Toronto’s Queen’s Park on Saturday to protest the ongoing humanitarian crisis facing Myanmar’s Rohingya minority. “Nothing breaks me more inside than seeing human dead bodies lying everywhere,” organizer Huwaida Pervez-Khan told CTV Toronto. “We are all entitled to live on this planet.” Roughly 40 percent of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim population […]

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10 Jan
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Repatriation lacks protection

Repatriation of Rohingya lacks adequate protections The Star What is shocking is the fact the international community is maintaining a silence while witnessing two countries entering into a repatriation agreement to return a group of vulnerable people, considered the most persecuted minority in the world, to the place they face ethnic cleansing and possibly genocide […]

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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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