Myanmar's Rohingya Genocide: Identity, History and Hate Speech


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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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6.1 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Ronan Lee is Visiting Scholar at the International State Crime Initiative, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London. He was formerly a Queensland State Member of Parliament (2001-2009) and served on the frontbench as a Parliamentary Secretary (2006-2008) in portfolios including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships. He has also worked as a senior government advisor, and as an election strategist and campaign manager.


25 years after the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, will the international community really allow this to happen again? With Ronan Lee's profound new offering, we can no longer claim ignorance about the horrific plight of the Rohingya people.
Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honourable Romeo Dallaire
Ronan Lee's book is one of the most important studies of the ongoing genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar to date. It seeks to understand the Rohingya situation in its proper historical context and contemporary political situation, offering a fair, reliable, insightful analysis that identifies the many factors that will keep contributing to this crisis. The biggest contribution, however, is the examination of the genocide from the perspectives of different individuals involved in the crisis, which reveals just how complicated and difficult a resolution will be. This book is highly recommended to anyone seeking to understand the crisis, and importantly, those in governments and NGOs who can adapt practice on the basis of insights a careful reading of this volume offers.
Professor Michael W. Charney, SOAS, UK