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International Court of Justice Announces Proceedings against Myanmar : November 11 and 14, 2019

International Court of Justice Announces Proceedings against Myanmar
Megan Howes

On November 11, 2019, The Gambia filed a lawsuit at the United Nations (UN) International Court of Justice (ICJ) formally accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims. The two countries are signatories to the 1948 Genocide Convention, which requires that nations both prevent genocide in their own countries and punish such atrocities committed in other nations. Though well-documented crimes against the Rohingya people span decades, rising hostility and violence targeting the country’s minority Muslim population in recent years have fueled a massive and historic humanitarian crisis. Until The Gambia brought the case before the ICJ, grave human rights ...

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