Myanmar (previously known as Burma) was under military rule until 2011, when a societal transformation towards democracy was spearheaded by Aung San Suu Kyi—a former political prisoner turned leader. However, in stark contrast to the her non-violent campaign for democratization and human rights, the Rohingya Muslim minority (approximately 2.54% of the population) has been violently targeted by the Myanmar military and Buddhist majority through extreme domicide and displacement. This is especially true in Rakhine state, where homes—and whole communities— have been burned to the ground. In Myanmar, domicide is employed as a tool of genocide, erasing and displacing hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims. The case of Myanmar examines domicide in the context of democratization, genocide, and crimes against humanity.
Myanmar Domicide Resources