Accountability for the Rohingya Genocide: the ICJ Case

The Hague Humanity Hub, Den Haag, Netherlands, 11 November 2019

On Monday 11 November 2019, No Peace Without Justice, together with the Association pour la Lutte Contre l’Impunité et pour la Justice Transitionnelle, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, the Global Justice Center, Human Rights Watch, the International Bar Association Human Rights Initiative, Parliamentarians for Global Action, and the Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice, are convening a meeting “Accountability for the Rohingya Genocide: the ICJ Case”, to be held at The Hague Humanity Hub (11:00 – 13:00).
The Rohingya genocide in Myanmar is one of the most pressing human rights challenges of our times. There have been various attempts at accountability, including the UN Fact-Finding Mission and Investigative Mechanism and the pending ICC investigation, although nothing has borne fruit yet. With the announcement by Gambia that it would initiate proceedings against Myanmar before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) under the 1948 Genocide Convention, there is now a new and important possibility for accountability.
This meeting will provide an update on the initiative, also addressing the implications of State responsibility under the Genocide Convention for deterring further crimes and providing redress for the victims and the role for civil society and other stakeholders in this important accountability initiative.
Date and time: Monday 11 November, 11h00-13h00
Venue: The Hague Humanity Hub, 58 Fluwelen Burgwal, 2511 CJ Den Haag, Netherlands
Registration: The event is open to those who are interested and are registered through the Eventbrite page
Check also the special page on the Rohingya Genocide Case at the ICJ