UN Security Council to discuss briefing on Myanmar case

NEW YORK, The UN Security Council (UNSC) will discuss later Tuesday the briefing on Myanmar following the International Court of Justice (ICJ) order.

The order indicated provisional measures in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

Gambia filed a case at the ICJ in November 2019, alleging that Myanmar’s atrocities against the Rohingya in Rakhine State violated provisions of the 1984 Genocide Convention.

Gambia call included investigations by Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar and UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide and the UN Human Rights Council’s to observe the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

Based on the findings, the results showed that Myanmar had committed and continues to commit genocidal acts against members of the Rohingya group, pending the Court’s final decision to preserve the rights of the Rohingya group in Myanmar.

Following widespread violence against the Rohingya, over 750,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh, joining the almost 200,000 refugees already in camps in Bangladesh from earlier waves of displacement, whereas Six hundred thousand Rohingya remained in Myanmar.

On January 23, the ICJ ruled that Myanmar was to “take all measures within in its power” to prevent the killing of Rohingya or causing bodily or mental harm, including by the military or “any irregular armed units” and Myanmar must “prevent the destruction and ensure the preservation of any evidence related to” allegations of genocide.

It also added that Myanmar must submit a report on the implementation of its ruling within four months with additional reports due every six months “until a final decision on the case is rendered by the Court.” The members who called for this meeting appear to follow Myanmar’s developments closely, welcoming the ICJ ruling and stress the need for full implementation of the decision.

Source: Kuwait News Agency