Alexa Gambia satisfies over ICJ’s effort

Dhaka, Monday   17 February 2020


Gambia satisfies over ICJ’s effort

 International Desk

 Published: 08:29 PM, 23 January 2020   Updated: 08:31 PM, 23 January 2020

Gambia’s attorney general and justice minister Abu Bakar Mari Tambadu

Gambia’s attorney general and justice minister Abu Bakar Mari Tambadu

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) of United Nation has accused Myanmar of the Rohingya genocide. In addition, four interim orders have been issued to Myanmar to solve the problem. Gambia, the plaintiff’s country, has expressed satisfaction with the ICJ’s move on the Rohingya genocide.

In a response to the ICJ’s verdict, Gambia’s attorney general and justice minister Abu Bakar Mari Tambadu said “it was a small, but important step in ending the Rohingya suffering. The world needs to come forward to protect them.”

The ICJ on Thursday declared the interim verdict in the case of the Rohingya genocide against Myanmar at The Hague, Netherlands.

The judicial team comprising 17 judges led by ICJ president Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf announced the four interim orders.

The orders are —  Myanmar’s army and other armed forces should be ordered to abstain from all genocidal crimes and genocide conspiracies, Myanmar must fulfill its obligation to provide all types of protection to the Rohingya population under Article 2 of the Genocide Charter. 

Myanmar must refrain from taking steps to kill, persecute and displace Rohingya members. Besides, Myanmar has been asked to comply with the Genocide Convention. 

Do not waste any preserve evidence of genocide and Myanmar government has to submit a report in four months on what measures the country has taken to comply with the order and then to report every six months as the case moves slowly through the world court.

Following the order, representatives from Myanmar and lawyers declined to comment on the court order.

However, a representative of Bangladesh and a permanent representative of the UN Geneva office called the order a major step forward.

The Saudi ambassador to Hague Abdul Aziz Abuhamed said the verdict was a major step forward in protecting the Rohingya. In addition, Rohingya representative Tun Khin described the verdict as a milestone.