1st Edition

The Rohingya Crisis Humanitarian and Legal Approaches

Edited By Manzoor Hasan, Syed Mansoob Murshed, Priya Pillai Copyright 2023
    270 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    270 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited volume addresses the broader aspects of the political and social landscape, human rights violations, accountability and advocacy efforts, and humanitarian challenges faced by the Rohingya from Myanmar.

    The work brings together different voices of legal, policy, and international affairs experts to construct a framework which addresses the complex and nuanced issues comprising the Rohingya crisis. Although there is recognition that international legal mechanisms are moving forward more quickly than anticipated, these processes do not constitute standalone sustainable solutions. Myanmar’s myriad political, social cohesion, development and security challenges are likely to persist even as justice and accountability processes move forward. Thus, this book project is premised on the consensus that the international community should complement international justice mechanisms by looking toward creative and multi-faceted approaches in addition to justice and accountability.

    This timely contribution will be of interest to academics, researchers, development practitioners, and human rights organizations.

    Introduction: The Complex Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis

    Manzoor Hasan, Syed Mansoob Murshed and Priya Pillai

    Theme 1: The Rohingya Crisis and Myanmar’s Social and Political Landscape

    1. Political-Legal Considerations of the Rohingya Refugee Situation: Seeking Accountability, Relief and Solutions

    Brian Gorlick

    2. The double burden of lives in camps: Stateless Rohingya communities in Bangladesh and their multiple displacements

    Sadaf Noor E Islam and Nayanika Mookherjee

    Theme 2: Justice and Accountability

    3. A Tale of Two International Law Principles: Ensuring Justice and Accountability for the Rohingya 

    Quazi Omar Foysal

    4. Who speaks for the Rohingya? Ideals and Realities of Intervention before the World Court

    Brian McGarry

    5. Racialised Denationalisation as Apartheid

    Michelle Foster and Jade Roberts

    6. Identifying ‘Other Argentinas’: Variables in Considering Universal Jurisdiction Forum States

    Jennifer Keene-McCann and Aakash Chandran

    7. A "Patchwork Quilt" of Fact-finding and International Accountability in Myanmar

    Priya Pillai

    Theme 3: Toward Sustainable Solutions: Multi-faceted Engagements for Concrete Action

    8. Are you real, seriously? Ethical dilemmas of an online role play on the Rohingya crisis

    Helen Hintjens, Md. Mizanur Rahman and Ron Linser 

    9. NGO roles in achieving Transitional Justice for crimes against the Rohingya

    Tonny Raymond Kirabira and Emma Palmer

    10. Re-envisioning the Responsibility to Protect for the Rohingya Context

    Ahmed Shafquat Hassan


    Manzoor Hasan is Executive Director at the Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University, Bangladesh.

    Syed Mansoob Murshed is Professor at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

    Priya Pillai is Head of the Asia Justice Coalition Secretariat.