Justice for Rohingya Minority
Tuesday 28 January 2020
UN’S HIGHEST COURT ORDERS MYANMAR TO STOP GENOCIDE OF THE ROHINGYA
The United Nations’ highest court orders Myanmar to prevent genocidal violence against Rohingya Muslims and preserve any evidence past crimes.
Justice for Rohingya Minority (JFRM), which has been actively campaigning for the prosecution of those responsible for crimes against humanity in Myanmar,
applauds the International Court of Justice’s unanimous decision last week to impose emergency provisional measures on the country.
The ruling has been met with gratitude but also with suspicion that the government of Myanmar will comply. JFRM CEO, Dr Abdullah Faliq, said:
“This is an important ruling and one that will hopefully help stop the carnage and pain inflicted on the Rohingya Muslims by the Myanmar government. The ruling is a historical breakthrough as it legally binds Myanmar to allow the existence of the Rohingya minority. Sadly, they have been rendered stateless and voiceless for far too long”.
Notes to editors:
1. Established in late 2017, JFRM is an independent organisation, which comprises a diverse group of lawyers, jurists, academics, campaigners, professionals, and community leaders joining forces in a legal campaign for the prosecution of those responsible for crimes against humanity in Myanmar.
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