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Bob Rae: Genocide Prosecution and Rohingya Muslims

bob rae: Bob Rae holds a press conference in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, October 23, 2017, according to Toronto Star. Rae, Canada's special envoy to the Rohingya crisis, says tough legal challenges lie ahead for the international community in proceeding with a genocide prosecution against Myanmar's military leaders. Rae offered that assessment after a United Nations human rights report released Monday that named six individuals as being responsible for the planned crimes against Rohingya Muslims and marked the UN's most stinging denunciation of the crisis that erupted last August. Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS The UN estimates more than 700,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh in a bloody crackdown by Myanmar's military. While he stopped short of using the genocide label as have many western governments Rae said Monday's finding puts more pressure on the international community to finding a forum to prosecute those named by the UN investigators. Rae, in his report released earlier this year, said the prosecution of crimes against humanity needed to be pursued and urged Canada to play a leading role. ( As reported in the news.