Professor Milena Sterio traveled to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, in order to continue her work on a large human rights documentation project involving the Rohingya refugee community. Professor Sterio has been working on behalf of the Public International Law and Policy Group on documenting human rights abuses which were committed against the Rohingya ethnic group in Myanmar, by Myanmar authorities.
More than one million Rohingya refugees now live in large refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Professor Sterio visited the refugee camp and engaged in a workshop with a group of Rohingya refugees at the camp; the workshop was on best documentation practices and lessons learned from prior documentation efforts. This documentation work is funded by the U.S. Department of State.