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International Community Must Intervene To Prevent ‘Full-On Genocide’ In Myanmar

Foreign Policy: Preventing the Next Genocide
Sir Geoffrey Nice, professor of law at Gresham College, London, and Francis Wade, independent journalist and analyst, and consultant with the International State Crime Initiative

“In conflicts that have potential to produce the worst of human atrocities, states and international actors must take action to identify the precursors of mass killing and stop it from ever happening. That’s precisely what is needed now in western Burma, where the Rohingya minority faces attacks so violent that state crime experts fear a full-on genocide is in the making. … All Burma’s politicians must put electioneering aside to finally address the criminal killing of a significant section of Burma’s population. To do nothing — to fail to join hands on this issue and remedy those minds that are already turning to violence — would be to risk complicity in the world’s worst crime” (5/12).