“There we are nothing, here we are nothing!”: The enduring effects of Rohingya persecution and genocide in Myanmar and on lives in the diaspora

How genocide endures for Rohingya even after they’ve fled the place where crimes were committed.

Defying Hopelessness: Navigating the Humanitarian-Security Nexus within the Discourses of Irregular Migration post-Andaman Sea Crisis

Annisa Dina Amalia

“We’ve all seen the photographs of these refugees. 
We’ve seen them hanging their emaciated limbs off the sides of their boats.
We’ve seen the scars on their backs, earned in fights over scarce food and water. We’ve read their harrowing stories of their being abandoned at sea, rejected by one government after another.”
-Tahmima Anam

Bureaucratic Gaps and Exclusion: The limits of documentary ‘protection’ for Rohingyas in India

Anubhav Dutt Tiwari and Jessica Field

India – a host nation of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees, primarily from 2012 and earlier – has recently hardened its stance, declaring the Rohingya as ‘illegal migrants’ to be deported back to Myanmar. This approach is under challenge in the Supreme Court, but the present government’s broader policies, particularly relating to identity documents for certain foreigners under the law, puts Rohingya lives and dignity at risk.

Human rights metaphors: Revealing regional perspectives about Rohingya displacement since the Andaman Sea crisis

Rohingya displacement since the Andaman Sea crisis, and the metaphors used to describe it, are a powerful illustration that human rights remains a discourse of the powerful about the powerless – and now is the time for a more inclusive approach.

Responsibility for boat crises in ASEAN: Potential means and methods for accountability

So far accountability for boat crises in the ASEAN region have been ineffective. It’s time to consider new and even radical approaches that would send a clear message to the world and the region that inaction in the face of hundreds fleeing by boat to seek asylum will not be tolerated.


The Kaldor Centre plays a vital role in developing legal, sustainable and humane solutions for displaced people around the world.