Debating the definition of genocide will not save the Rohingya | Charles Petrie | Opinion | The Guardian

We could possibly reach an answer to the question of whether genocide is being committed. But at what cost? Will naming it so then risk fracturing international commitment to act and undermine a more robust response? War crimes and crimes against humanity are sufficiently grave offences to justify international action. However we refer to them, immense crimes have been and are being committed in Myanmar. It is time for the world to stop debating how to categorise them and focus on finding the necessary resolve to act

Conservative mantra is debate everything so do nothing. How often do we hear Murdoch’s men claim the need to debate. Andrew Bolt says he’s an Indigenous Australian and it needs a debate. Meanwhile it does bugger all for Indigenous Australians.(ODT)

Debating the definition of genocide will not save the Rohingya | Charles Petrie | Opinion | The Guardian