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Reps of Bangladesh will also present in Hague

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:59 AM, 8 December 2019   Updated: 10:32 AM, 8 December 2019

International Judicial Court

International Judicial Court

An expert team from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of Bangladesh, several concerned experts, including human rights activists are going to be attended at the hearing of the Rohingya genocide case which is to be begun on Tuesday. Although Bangladesh is not a part of the case, the delegates are preparing very well, informed Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen.

ON Thursday evening, the minister said a delegation led by Foreign Ministry Secretary Masud bin Momen was heading to the Netherlands to attend the Rohingya massacre case. He added that several human rights activists will be there.

The West African country the Gambia filed a case in the International Judicial Court on November 11. The lawsuit alleges that Myanmar committed 'genocidal acts' to destroy the Rohingya as a group through massacre, rape and community destruction.

A hearing has been set from December 10 to December 12 to hear the Gambia’s lawsuit.

The Gambia will hold the first hearing on December 10. Myanmar will hold a hearing on December 11 in the second phase.

Myanmar's ruling party leader Aung San Suu Kyi is due to visit The Hague in the Netherlands on December 10, confirmed senior leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), Mio Nyant. Suu Kyi will fight for her country after hearing a case filed by the African country Gambia against Myanmar in the International Criminal Court last November on charges of genocide, torture, and rape on Rohingya.

Foreign Ministry sources said that Professor of International Relations Department of Dhaka University (DU) and Director of the Center for Genocide Studies Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed and Trustee of Bangladesh Liberation War Museum Mofidul Haque will also be present in the International Judicial Court in The Hague.

Both have collected several research and data over the past two years on the Rohingya issue, which they will appear if the International Court of Justice wants.