International Court of Justice Indicates Provisional Measures in the Rohingya Genocide Case

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Friday, February 7, 2020
Author: 
Gino Naldi and Konstantinos Magliveras
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
2
Abstract: 

On November 11, 2019, Gambia instituted proceedings against Myanmar before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) claiming the maltreatment of the Rohingya community constituted genocidal acts in breach of the Genocide Convention, to which both States are parties.[1] The case focuses on the ill-treatment of the Rohingya ethnic and Muslim minority, mainly in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, by the Myanmar military and local militia, which has been described by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights as a ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing.’[2]