Rohingya: World court orders prevention of genocide

Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, The Netherlands, has recently ordered the Myanmar government to stop the genocide of Rohingya Muslims. The ICJ is the highest legal authority in the world and this ruling could bring about strong international pressure that could lead to a major breakthrough for the Rohingya people.

Three years ago, over three quarters of a million Rohingya Muslims had to flee Myanmar with only the clothing on their back as a military offensive was unleashed against them. This led to horrific scenes of rape, murder and the destruction of property. The world stood in horror as Myanmar government denied the charges of genocide and even their award-winning leader Aung San Suu Kyi testified at the ICJ in the Hague that nothing significant had happened.

Also see:
• Text of International Court of Justice Provisional Judgement: The Gambia vs Myanmar- Rohingya Genocide
• International Court Of Justice (ICJ) Requires Burma To Stop Genocide; Burma Task Force Welcomes ICJ’S Provisional Judgement
• World Court Rules Against Myanmar on Rohingya