Odhikar has been monitoring the situation of Rohingyas since 2012. Subsequent to the genocidal attacks on the Rohingya community by the Myanmar military and Buddhist extremists on 9 October 2016 and 25 August 2017, Odhikar took the testimonials of 150 Rohingya victims who took refuge in Bangladesh. Based on these testimonials, Odhikar and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) submitted a report to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for investigation into the alleged inhuman acts brought upon the Rohingyas. Odhikar then conducted a Fact-Finding Mission from 10 January to 16 January 2018. As a part of the mission conducted, Odhikar uncovered that the acts of genocide against the Rohingya community included, but was not restricted to, extrajudicial killings, large scale gang rapes, enforced disappearances and the torching of Rohingya villages. Odhikar conducted a second fact-finding mission by visiting several Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh from 4 to 13 February 2018 in an attempt to uncover the killing fields and mass graves that were created as a result of the genocide.
FFMRR-2_27.08.18 (full text in English, PDF)