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Rohingya crisis: ICC delegation in Dhaka 

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:51 PM, 16 July 2019   Updated: 12:59 PM, 16 July 2019

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A delegation of International Criminal Court (ICC) led by its Deputy Prosecutor James Kirkpatrick Stewart arrived Dhaka on Tuesday over the Rohingya issue. 

They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8:54 am. The delegation will leave Dhaka on July 22. 

On a weeklong visit to Bangladesh, they will talk government officials and representatives of international organizations over the Rohingya issue.  

Apart from a meeting with senior officials of law and home ministry, the ICC delegation will also visit the Rohingya camps of Cox’s Bazar. 

The ICC prosecutor has already requested his judges to approve the investigation of the exile, other inhumane acts, and torture against Rohingya.

According to the ICC, even if Myanmar did not sign the Rome Charter, the crime that has resulted in the deportation of Rohingyas has been adversely affecting the signatory country Bangladesh. Therefore, according to the Rome Charter, the court can exercise its powers.

Earlier in August last year, the United Nations Fact-finding mission report said that high-ranking military officials of Myanmar should face trial for the atrocities and crimes against humanity for the massacre of Rohingyas. But the allegations have been denied by the government of Myanmar as always. They rejected the Fact-finding mission report.

Since August 1, 2017, more than 1.1 million Rohingyas took refuge in neighboring Bangladesh after committing rape, murder, torture, arson, and violation of human rights violations against Rohingya by Myanmar army.