World Court orders Myanmar to take steps to protect Rohingya
Friday, January 24, 2020, 8:22 AM
The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population from persecution and atrocities, and preserve evidence of alleged crimes against them. Mostly Muslim Gambia launched a lawsuit in November at the United Nations' highest body for disputes between states, accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya in violation of a 1948 convention.
Top UN court to rule on Myanmar genocide case
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 3:06 PM
The UN's top court will announce if it will allow a case accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims to go ahead and if it will impose emergency measures to stop further violence. The ruling by the ICJ comes days after a Myanmar commission concluded that some soldiers likely committed war crimes against the minority-group but that the military was not guilty of genocide.
Myanmar Seizes Boat Carrying 173 Rohingya Off South Coast: Official
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 8:04 AM
Myanmar authorities detained 173 ethnic Rohingya aboard a boat off the southern coast, authorities said on Tuesday, amid signs that more members of the Muslim minority group are making perilous sea voyages to escape persecution. The navy seized the vessel carrying the group, including 22 children, in Tanintharyi Division's Kawthaung township on Sunday, said military spokesman Tun Tun Nyi.