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The investigation of committed crimes against “Myanmar’s Rohingya" and the invoke necessity to "the theory of responsibility to protect"

Alireza Arashpuor () and Alireza Roustaei ()
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Alireza Arashpuor: Assistant Professor in Public International Law, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
Alireza Roustaei: Ph.D. Student in Public International Law, Khorasgan (Isfahan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

Juridical Tribune (Tribuna Juridica), 2016, vol. 6, issue 2, 384-401

Abstract: For several decades, the Rohingya ethnic minority, in "Myanmar's Rakhine state" is exposed to the systematic violence by the state and governmental agents. The intensity of this violence was emerged in June 2012 and attract the international community attention towards of the Myanmar's country. The theory of responsibility to protect, is the primary responsibility to protect of the people against the four major crimes, including genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing which are in charge of the each country state. At the same time, in the absence of willing or clear ability of the mentioned government, the international community has a responsibility to act under the Charter of the United Nations and in accordance with the charter provisions to prevent or stop of th e mentioned crimes. According to the necessary urgent support from the Rohingya, in this study, in addition to explain the concept of theory of responsibility to protect, the possibility of international crimes against of them is examined and whereas with regard to this question whether in the Myanmar’s Rohingya situation, there is the invoke condition in terms of the theory of responsibility to protect or not, indeed, whether the international community can invoke to protect them with regard to this theory or not, will be answered.

Keywords: Ethnic minorities; The Rohingya; Myanmar; Genocide; Crimes against humanity; Theory of responsibility to protect (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K14 K33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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