ICC claims jurisdiction over Myanmar rights violations towards Rohingya minority

ICJ jurisdiction Myanmar on Rohingya crises

ICC claims jurisdiction over Myanmar rights violations towards Rohingya minority  

The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] found [press relese] that ICJ has a jurisdiction to investigate officials of the Myanmar government for violence towards the Rohingya minority.  

The decision opens up the possibility of crimes against Rohingya people being prosecuted at the ICJ Hague, even though Myanmar is not a member of the court.
The court said in a statement that Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda must take the jurisdiction ruling into account “as she continues with her preliminary examination concerning the crimes allegedly committed against the Rohingya people.”
“The judges’ decision offers a glimmer of hope for justice for the thousands of Rohingya victims who were deported to Bangladesh from Myanmar and continue to suffer in Bangladesh as a result of this serious crime,” said Adilur Raman Khan, a vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights.
Source: Jurist, abcnews 

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