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“There We Are Nothing, Here We Are Nothing!”—The Enduring Effects of the Rohingya Genocide

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Law School, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6009, Australia
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School of Social Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
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Soc. Sci. 2020, 9(11), 209; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9110209
Received: 16 October 2020 / Revised: 3 November 2020 / Accepted: 5 November 2020 / Published: 16 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Human Rights and Displaced People in Exceptional Times)
Debates continue as to whether crimes committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar amount to genocide. This article will address this question, framed in the broad context of the Rohingya victimisation in Myanmar, but also the narrow context of the Rohingya refugee lived experience in Malaysia. The authors contend that the Rohingya are victims of genocide, and this is in part evidenced by the destruction of the Rohingya culture, including through assimilation (and therefore loss of group identity) in refugee destination countries, such as Malaysia. This analysis is based on the consideration of theories of genocide process and definition, international law, and qualitative data collected during extensive anthropological fieldwork by one of the authors with urban refugees in peninsular Malaysia. View Full-Text
Keywords: Rohingya; genocide; Malaysia; Myanmar; cultural genocide Rohingya; genocide; Malaysia; Myanmar; cultural genocide
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O’Brien, M.; Hoffstaedter, G. “There We Are Nothing, Here We Are Nothing!”—The Enduring Effects of the Rohingya Genocide. Soc. Sci. 2020, 9, 209. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9110209

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O’Brien M, Hoffstaedter G. “There We Are Nothing, Here We Are Nothing!”—The Enduring Effects of the Rohingya Genocide. Social Sciences. 2020; 9(11):209. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9110209

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O’Brien, Melanie, and Gerhard Hoffstaedter. 2020. "“There We Are Nothing, Here We Are Nothing!”—The Enduring Effects of the Rohingya Genocide" Social Sciences 9, no. 11: 209. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9110209

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