What We’ve Been Reading

| August 2018
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Welcome to our roundup of monthly news and current events related to ethics and international affairs! Here’s what we’ve been reading:

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in the Balukhali camp in Bangladesh, March 2018 (Photo Credit: UN Women via Flickr)

The Washington Post: U.N. report calls for Myanmar generals to be investigated, prosecuted for genocide and war crimes 

The United Nations has called on military leaders in Myanmar to be investigated for crimes against humanity, crimes of genocide, and war crimes for their actions towards religious minorities in multiple regions throughout the country.

Read more on Myanmar, international law, and the International Criminal Court in Ethics & International Affairs:

Trials as Messages of Justice: What Should Be Expected of International Criminal Courts? (Volume 30.4)

Crime and Punishment: Holding States Accountable (Volume 21.2)

Interview: The Rohingya Crisis: “Myanmar’s Enemy Within” with Francis Wade (November 2017)


Rally for the acceptance of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia in 2013 (Photo credit: Takver via Flickr)

The Guardian: Human rights groups set deadline to get all refugee children off Nauru

Health and humanitarian crises have heightened in Nauru, the small republic off the coast of Australia that contains a detention camp for asylum seekers. Prominent human rights NGOs have given the Australian government a deadline for accepting the children of refugees, many of whom suffer from severe trauma and related mental health issues.

Read more on children’s rights and Australia’s response to refugees in Ethics & International Affairs:

Children’s Rights as Human Rights (Volume 29.4)

Holes in the Rights Framework: Racial Discrimination, Citizenship, and the Rights of Noncitizens (Volume 20.3)

Op-Ed: Boat Migrants to Australia Deserve Their Refugee Rights (October, 2012)


Police cars driving through flooded streets of Kerala, India (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The New York Times: After Worst Kerala Floods in a Century, India Rejects Foreign Aid

While recent floods have displaced millions of people, killed hundreds, and demolished towns in the southern region of India, the government has refused to accept foreign aid, and instead has promised to mitigate the crisis through purely domestic efforts.

Read more on ethics and humanitarian aid in Ethics & International Affairs:

Two Cheers for Humanitarianism (26.3)

Op-Ed: Humanitarian Aid Politicized (August, 2008)

Double Book Review: Does Foreign Aid Really Work? and Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Politics


 

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