An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
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Juvenile detainees in the Sagaing Region capital are being held in police custody in violation of the Child Rights Law, and are allegedly deprived of meals and physically abused by older inmates.
The immediate steps that the government can take in response to the ruling by the International Court of Justice include dismantling enforced ethnic segregation in Rakhine State.