"No One Can Protect Us": War crimes and abuses in Myanmar's Rakhine state

On January 2019 the Arakan Army, an ethnic Rakhine armed group, launched coordinated attacks on police posts in the Northern Rakhine State, killing and injuring several police officers. The attacks resulted in a drastic escalation of the already existing conflict between the group and the Myanmar Army, plunging the region further into crisis.  

This report documents violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses committed by the Myanmar army and the Arakan Army, following these events. The findings are based on research undertaken between January and May 2019. The research includes photographs, videos, satellite images as well as interviews with affected civilians, journalists, and activists. 

Published 2019-08-29