August 25, 2017 – An armed Rohingya group called the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked dozens of police posts in Mynamar’s Rakhine state. A dozen officers were killed. The military retaliates by attacking Rohingya villages.
September 5, 2017 – Over 120,000 Rohingya refugees rush to Bangladesh. Due to violence before this, 200,000 Rohingya were already present in Bangladesh.
September 19, 2017 – Post international outcry of ethnic cleansing Myanmar civilian leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi finally issues a statement pledging to hold violators to account. She does not blame the military.
November 23, 2017 – Bangladesh and Myanmar agree to start repatriating refugees.
December 5, 2017 – UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein points out signs of a genocide and asks for an international investigation.
August 25, 2018 – It is the first anniversary of the Rohingya exodus. Protests are staged by the refugees to raise awareness.
September 3, 2018 – Two Reuters journalists working on a story about a Rohingya massacre are jailed for 7 years on the accusation that they breached Myanmar’s state secrets law.
November, 2018 – Despite efforts to repatriate 2,260 Rohingya they refuse to leave without guarantees for their safety.
July 16, 2019 – Sanctions are announced against Myanmar’s army chief and three more top officers by Washington.
August 22, 2019 – Efforts are made once again to repatriate 3,500 Rohingya refugees who are cleared to return home but no one shows up to undertake the journey.
November 11, 2019 – The Gambia accuses Myanmar of genocide resulting in the filing of a lawsuit at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
November 14, 2019 – The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) approves a full investigation into the persecution of the Rohingya. Later on in the week, under universal jurisdiction a third case is filed by rights groups in Argentina.
December 11, 2019 – Aung San Suu Kyi leads Mayanmar’s defence while the Gambia lays out its case at the ICJ.
January 23, 2020 – The ICJ orders Myanmar to take urgent steps to prevent alleged genocide and report back in four months.
February 1, 2021 – Myanmar’s civilian government is removed by the military and launches a crackdown on dissenters resulting in bloodshed.
March 21, 2022 – The US officially declares that what the Rohingya suffered was a genocide as there is evidence of ‘destroying’ the Rohingya.
July 22, 2022 – The ICJ rules that the case filed by The Gambia can proceed.
August 10, 2022 – Two Rohingya leaders shot dead in Bangladesh refugee camp.