Reuters – Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Britain issued a statement joining the highest UN court in The Hague in the genocide case related to Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority. The court said yesterday (16)
States have submitted declarations requesting intervention with the Court. Officially known as the International Court of Justice (ICJ), it refers to the common interest in achieving the objectives of the Convention. With reference to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
“We are particularly focused on violence against women and children,” a German Foreign Ministry official said.
A United Nations fact-finding committee concluded that the military operation carried out by Myanmar in 2017 led to the expulsion of 730,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh. It also includes genocide.
Burma denies genocide. She rejected the UN findings as biased and flawed. He confirmed that the military campaign targeted the Rohingya rebels who carried out the attacks.
The International Court of Justice rejects Burma’s objection to a genocide trial in July 2022, paving the way for a full hearing of the case.
In addition to the countries mentioned above, the court noted that the Maldives also joined the group of countries intervening in the case.
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