School of Law

Dr Ronan Lee: 'Bangladesh’s hard-line approach to Rohingya is misguided'

27 September 2019

Dr Ronan Lee of the School of Law has written an opinion piece for the Globe Post, 'Blaming victims: Bangladesh’s hard-line approach to Rohingya is misguided,' discussing the topic of Bangladesh and the Rohingya refugee crisis.

He writes: “Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar’s Rakhine state still face a serious risk of genocide, UN investigators said earlier this month. They warned that the repatriation of a million already driven from the country by the army remains impossible. Myanmar’s authorities, however, have declared Rakhine state safe enough for Rohingya refugees that fled to neighbouring Bangladesh to return. Sadly, the authorities of Bangladesh appear increasingly willing to accept Myanmar’s assurances that now is a suitable time to begin the repatriation. This fails to understand the cause of the crisis and risks further harm to the vulnerable, maligned Muslim community.”

Read the full piece here.