Is Myanmar guilty of genocide?

It was recently reported that Myanmar had conceded that it had committed “war crimes” against its Rohingya Muslim community. This is as far as Myanmar has ever gone in admitting responsibility for the atrocities committed against its minority. Still, to some observers, this is not good enough.

On 20 January, a Myanmar-appointed panel concluded that some soldiers likely committed war crimes but that the military, however, was not guilty of genocide. The “Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE)” released the results of its probe just ahead of a ruling by the United Nation’s (UN) top court on whether to impose urgent measures to stop alleged ongoing genocide in Myanmar.