#AceNewsReport – Jan.23: The top court of the United Nations has ordered Myanmar to prevent acts of genocide against the country’s persecuted Rohingya minority and to stop destroying evidence, in a landmark case at The Hague: The case was brought to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Netherlands by the tiny West African nation of Gambia, which in November alleged that Myanmar committed “genocidal acts” that “were intended to destroy the Rohingya as a group” through mass murder, rape, and destruction of communities.
World Court Rules Against Myanmar on Rohingya
International Court of Justice Unanimously Orders Measures to Prevent Genocide
January 23, 2020 5:45AM EST
Rohingya refugees walk through rice fields after crossing the border from Myanmar into Palang Khali, Bangladesh, October 19, 2017.
© 2017 Jorge Silva/Reuters
It asked the 15-judge court to enact provisional measures to compel the Myanmar government and military to end all acts that amount to or contribute to genocide, and to ensure Myanmar preserves evidence that could play a part in the case: The emergency measures act like an injunction while the main genocide case gets underway. That central case
In its ruling on Thursday, which was unanimous, the court determined that it has jurisdiction to hear allegations of genocide made by Gambia against Myanmar: The court found that Myanmar did not present concrete measures “recognising and ensuring (the) right of Rohingya to exist as a protected group” under the genocide convention. And it said there was still a “real and imminent risk of irreparable prejudice” against the rights of the Rohingya.
The court ruled that Myanmar must take all steps within its power to prevent acts against the Rohingya such as “killing, causing serious bodily or mental harm, deliberately inflicting conditions calculated to bring about destruction of the group, and imposing measures intended to prevent births.”The Myanmar military must also ensure it does not “commit any acts of genocide, or acts of conspiracy to commit genocide, incitement to commit genocide, or conspiracy to commit genocide.”
While Thursday’s decision by the court is final and binding, it doesn’t have the power to enforce its ruling: The genocide case attracted worldwide attention when former democracy icon and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi personally defended Myanmar at the ICJ in December.
#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Jan.23: 2020: Read Full ICJ Court Report and HRW Here: Telegram: https://t.me/acenewsdaily/210070 – Ace Daily News, [Jan 23, 2020 at 13:23] OR via Ace Worldwide News Group https://ift.tt/38CtEmv
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