Faculty Fellow Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC (theology and global affairs), who conducted fieldwork in Myanmar on the situation of the Rohingya last year, comments on the current crisis in a Catholic News Service article.

"A sovereign state's right to protect its borders is a recognized right but it is never seen as an absolute right and never as reason for violating human rights,” he says. "Sovereign rights must be evaluated in view of human rights and the universal destination of goods, which means that every human being should have at least the minimum necessary for a dignified life."