A day after the International Court of Justice in The Hague ordered Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims and regularly report back on the steps it has taken, it was still unclear what the country's response would be
Officials in Myanmar have said little about a ruling that it must protect the Muslim ethnic group and report back on the steps it has taken.mass killings, rape and the burning of entire villages . More than 100,000 Rohingya have been forced into camps within Myanmar, many of them in waves of violence that predated the 2017 campaign. But for all of the denunciations by the United Nations, rights groups and various governments, the case brought by Gambia led to the first international court ruling against Myanmar since the atrocities began. “The court confirmed that no matter where genocide occurs, it’s a matter for the entire international community, and that a state does not have to be connected or affected by the genocide in order for them to take action to prevent, end and punish it,” said Akila Radhakrishnan, president of the New York-based Global Justice Center. Gambia, which brought the case on behalf of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation, has asked the court to declare that Myanmar has violated the Genocide Convention. That decision could be years away. But in its ruling on Thursday, the court ordered Myanmar to take steps to prevent acts of genocide against the 600,000 Rohingya estimated to remain in the country, and to prevent the destruction of any evidence of genocide. Going further than Gambia had asked, the court also ordered Myanmar to file a report every six months until the case is resolved, spelling out what it has done to protect the Rohingya. (Gambia had asked only for a single report.) The first report is due in four months. The court has no enforcement powers, but the United Nations Security Council can act on its findings. The world body’s secretary-general, António Guterres, welcomed the ruling and said he would transmit it to the Security Council. Ms. Radhakrishnan said that if Myanmar disobeyed the order, it could mean an end to the “shocking level of leniency” she said the country had enjoyed on rights issues since its transition to partial democracy began in 2011. “Now, the failure to comply with such a clear legally binding order would have the potential to change this dynamic and have Myanmar face real consequences,” she said. The question now is whether Myanmar will comply. The government’s chief spokesman, Zaw Htay, did not respond to phone calls or written questions about the court order. He has previously said that he would only answer reporters’ questions at news conferences in the secluded capital, Naypyidaw. His last news conference there was more than two months ago. Brig. Gen. Zaw Min Tun, a spokesman for Myanmar’s military, which operates autonomously from the civilian side of the government, said in a brief interview that it would “cooperate with the government and we will work under the guidance of the government” in response to the ruling. He did not elaborate. Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry issued a short statement after the ruling on Thursday that did not address the court’s order, but repeated the government’s denial that the Rohingya had been subjected to genocide. The statement echoed what appears to be Myanmar’s new public relations approach: admitting that war crimes were committed in Rakhine, but denying that they amounted to genocide. On Tuesday, a government-appointed commission released a summary of a report concluding that the security forces had engaged in mass killings of civilians in several locations in Rakhine, leaving as many as 900 dead. But it said it found no evidence of “genocidal intent.” The full report has not been released. “The commission found that war crimes had occurred, and those are now being investigated and prosecuted by Myanmar’s national criminal justice system,” the Foreign Ministry said in its statement. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto civilian leader — a Nobel Peace laureate who has — made much the same point in an article published on Thursday in The Financial Times. The genocide case has pit predominantly Muslim Gambia, which only recently tossed out its longtime dictator , against predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, which has yet to fully emerge from decades of military control. “It is a very strong decision and it has given hope to Rohingya around the world,” said Arsalan Suleman, who was a diplomat in President Barack Obama’s State Department and is now an attorney on Gambia’s legal team. He praised Gambia’s “moral leadership” at a time when, he said, it often seems lacking on the global stage. “You have a country in Africa, not an extremely well-developed country, but a country that really cares about human rights and dignity, and it has made it a national concern to fight for the Rohingya,” Mr. Suleman said. In telephone interviews, Rohingya living in the Thae Chaung camp for internally displaced people, one of 14 such camps in Rakhine State, praised the court ruling and expressed hope that Myanmar would abide by the order. “We are living in terrible conditions,” said Ko Kyaw Aung, 32, who moved to the camp in 2012, after an anti-Rohingya mob destroyed his home and small grocery shop. “There is still no hope of closing down the camp and returning to our land.” He said the court’s order was “the only hope to bring justice and dignity” to Rohingya in the Rakhine camps, who he said numbered about 130,000. Dr. Ferstman, of the University of Essex, said the ruling amounted to “a good day for smaller nations, for less powerful groups, who doubt they can also achieve justice.” “Today, we have seen that the system can work for all and Gambia — a country with no direct link to Myanmar — should be applauded for bringing this case,” she said. Saw Nang contributed reporting from Mandalay, Myanmar. Advertisement Read more: The New York Times
it is very hurmful for Bangladesh I wonder why this call for human right in manyamar is goose-steping of real action by the concerns!! All human beings are respected and their lives must be protected from any harm by governments. The government of Myanmar must respect the rights of Muslims and abide by the laws.
Who cares abut UN, they only try to force their whims on poor countries, Asia has had enough of it မင်းကို (mainn ko) Probably. why does myanmar have to protect islamists who want to murder buddhists on their own lands - the myanmar have NOT forgotten their history More lies and deceit. The court cannot force a government to end ongoing genocide. That is the job of the world community, led by the United States and Europe.
'A great victory for the Rohingya': U.N. court orders Myanmar to prevent genocideThe United Nations’ top court has ordered Myanmar to take emergency measures to protect Rohingya Muslims from violence, also saying that Myanmar must preserve evidence of genocide against the Rohingya . And if they don't, then what? A strongly worded letter in their permanent file When was the last time the UN took a stand against violence against Christian minorities around the world? Uh never? JusAskinQs why don't you have anything to say about Nigerian Christians being murdered, or is that because you don't care if Christians are killed around the world? Of course it is.
UN court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocideTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered Myanmar take all measures in its power to... the genocide in Myanmar has gone on for far too long and there was hardly any intervening until now. the sooner Aung San Suu Kyi is jailed for her acts of genocide against mankind and has her Nobel peace prize revoked, the better it will be for the Rohingya Muslims That’ll make ‘‘em shiver in their panties O muslims in Myanmar, Jihad is the best way to defend oneself
U.N. Court Orders Myanmar to Protect Rohingya MuslimsThe injunction was issued by the International Court of Justice at The Hague, where accusations of genocide have been brought against the Southeast Asian country. Cue people changing the subject to Christians being killed in Muslim countries... The UN the world's newest dictators.. Myanmar is protecting itself from rohingyas. Imagine what kind of people these are if they can trigger Buddhists.
Myanmar ordered to prevent genocide against Rohingya by top UN courtIn a landmark case, the top court of the UN orders Myanmar to prevent acts of genocide against the country's persecuted Rohingya minority and to stop destroying evidence These things still happen in 2020. would the UK court have any jurisdiction in Myanmar? UN is nothing it's not an impartial organization it is dependent on the Capitalist USA and it Regine change killing machine
Court orders Myanmar to take steps to protect RohingyaInternational Court of Justice orders Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population from persecution and atrocities. Bazz fazzz They honoroud her Noble prize for killing her own people What a fuss A thousands of people killed by her order and millions other escape from their country . The court must sentence to death
The UN’s highest court orders Myanmar to protect the RohingyaThe first international court ruling against Myanmar is a stark rebuke to Aung San Suu Kyi, the country's de facto leader first they shower her with awards, not they rebuke her... the damned 'West.' Yeah? And who's going to enforce the court's verdict if they don't? How's the UN's 'highest court' not just an elaborate LARP? un BBCWorld AJEnglish business DailyMirror thehill What ever happened to the blue helmets? 🤔