The European Union is the largest economic block in the world and also has the distinction of holding a Nobel Prize. It has historically taken a lead on human rights issues and has prevented many a conflict as former Easter bloc countries mull whether to risk EU membership and the economic benefits it’s brings by antagonizing their neighbors. However, when it comes to the Rohingya in Myanmar, the EU has been completely absent.
It is left to the EU to be the last defender of human rights and universal values on the world stage. And the EU also has a checkered history with genocides and ethnic cleansings to make up forDr. Azeem Ibrahim