Rohingya Genocide Case at the ICJ


 
On 11 November 2019 The Gambia filed a case against Myanmar before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) alleging violations of the 1948 Genocide Convention for its atrocities against the Rohingya community in Rakhine State. In its filing, The Gambia asked the court for an order indicating provisional measures “to protect the rights of the Rohingya group and those of The Gambia under the Genocide Convention, and to prevent the aggravation or extension of the dispute pending the final judgment of the Court.” The hearing took place on 10-12 December 2019. The Gambia’s delegation was led by Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Abubacarr Marie Tambadou. Myanmar’s delegation was led by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE ROHINGYA GENOCIDE: THE ICJ CASE
11 November 2019, 11.00, Humanity Hub, The Hague
A meeting was convened on the day The Gambia filed the case to provide an update on the initiative, gathering different perspectives from civil society, the Rohingya community, and diplomatic representatives. It also addressed 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.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE WEBCAST: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ROHINGYA COMMUNITY
10 November 2019, 15.30, The Hague
A sort of TV talk show was broadcasted on Youtube, and, thanks to cooperation with partners in Bangladesh and Malaysia, was made available to Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. Representatives of the Rohingya and other minorities of Myanmar shared their feelings, insights, experiences and hopes related to the situation of their community.
Video available here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ync-28RqrIU
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICJ GENOCIDE CASE: THE ROHINGYA RIGHT OF REPLY
11 December 2019, from 15:00, at the Nutshuis, The Hague
Following the hearings of the case The Gambia v Myanmar on the application of the Genocide Convention, the partners convened a meeting with representatives from the Rohingya community as a "Right of Reply" to the two days of oral submissions and what the ICJ case – and Myanmar’s response – means to them.
Video available here: https://www.facebook.com/dw.bengali/videos/vl.356871921450798/1205861036269715/
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STATEMENTS & PRESS RELEASE
 

 
 
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@HumanRohingya
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