On 15th November 2019, the International Criminal Court (the ICC) authorised the commencement of the investigation into the situation in Bangladesh/Myanmar for the alleged crimes of deportation, persecution, and any other crime within the ICC jurisdiction committed against the Rohingya people or others in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
The decision comes days after the Gambia initiated proceedings against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (the ICJ).
The Coalition for Genocide Response welcomes the decision as an important step towards justice for the victims and survivors and will continue observing the progress in the case.
The decision to authorise investigation can be found here: https://www.icc-cpi.int/Pages/record.aspx?docNo=ICC-01/19-27
More information on the ICC’s work on the case: https://www.icc-cpi.int/bangladesh-myanmar
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