Genocide’s Straw Man

Citation:

Matthew Smith. 2/2020. “Genocide’s Straw Man.” Mekong Review. See full text.
Genocide’s Straw Man

Abstract:

Matthew Smith challenges a claim that human rights organizations are to blame for the Rohyinga Crisis.

Smith is co-founder and CEO of Fortify Rights and a Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. His recent article for the Mekong Review challenges Benjamin Zawacki's claim that human rights organizations are responsible for the Rohyinga Crisis.

The Rohingya genocide in Myanmar has claimed tens of thousands of lives and displaced more than a million civilians, shocking the conscience of humanity and making the Rohingya a household name. A variety of individuals and institutions are responsible for the egregious situation, including the Myanmar military and police, civilian political elite, and extremist civilians, but in “Humanitarian Breakdown” (in the February 2020 issue), Benjamin Zawacki lays blame in a most unusual place: at the feet of the international human rights movement.

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: Matthew Smith | Feb 2020
: Matthew Smith challenges a claim that human rights organizations are to blame for the Rohyinga Crisis.
Last updated on 02/25/2020