Skip to main content
School of Law

ISCI's Alicia de la Cour Venning and Dr Thomas MacMannus speak to The Diplomat on the Rohingya Crisis


Top UN official recently called the treatment of the Rohingya a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing, according to the article. Alicia de la Cour Venning, a researcher at the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) who has studied the treatment of the Rohingya extensively, said: “Our research reveals that the historic and current conditions of persecution against the Rohingya minority have developed into genocidal practice.” Thomas MacManus, an ISCI Research Fellow who authored a report on the genocide in Myanmar, said: “The stages don’t always happen in such a clear cut, step by step, way and often repeat and overlap and what I was saying is that we have entered a ‘new’ phase since August. I would say that ‘systematic weakening’ is well under way and that we now need to start investigating whether ‘annihilation’ has begun in earnest.” Read the full article.



Back to top