First day hearing of the International Court of Justice (ICJ):
Aung San Suu Kyi State Counsellor of Myanmar, denies genocide in UN court. On December 10, the trial of the Gambia lawsuit filed against Myanmar over the Rohingya genocide began in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. In the presence of representatives of Myanmar and Gambia, country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi attended the hearing. The attorney general of the Gambia and the country’s justice led the plaintiffs. After presenting the allegations against Myanmar at the start of the hearing, the lawyers sought immediate court intervention to protect the 600,000 Rohingyas who were in the country. According to the data, the entire courtroom was silent during Gambia’s statement describing the Rohingya persecution in Myanmar. No one could believe that such a barbarism and genocide could happen in today’s world. One village after another was burnt, numerous women and children were raped by members of Myanmar’s army. And the plaintiffs’ lawyers have described how unsafe the 600,000 Rohingya are still in Rakhine. Myanmar’s representative Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was listening like a silent stone the whole time.
Lawyer Stein said, the army had completely or partially burned 392 Rohingya villages. He described one village and said that every person who fled a village has been met. They say the Myanmar army killed 750 people in that village. About 100 people were killed in another village and about 30 of them were under 18. He said 354 people were killed and 172 of them were children in the village of Chakta. And the Myanmar government took no action against it, but they praised the military.
Suu Kyi’s statement in the UN court:
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on the second day of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) preliminary process. Aung San Suu Kyi denies genocide in UN court. She called the Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar “incomplete and inaccurate”. In the International Court of Justice, she said that if the country’s military personnel commit war crimes, it will be settled in Myanmar’s domestic investigations and jurisdiction. It has no chance of internationalization.
She also claimed that the 1948 Genocide Charter would not apply here. While arguing on behalf of his country, the Nobel laureate in peace said the rebels had attacked the security post. They also attacked the general public. No speaker mentioned those words.
Without pronouncing the word Rohingya, Suu Kyi said that allegations of excessive force in the Rakhine army operation could not be dismissed. However, assuming that there was a massacre behind him, it would not be right in the complex reality of Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi describes recent events in Arakan as a result of conflict.
Although she said there may have been hundreds of deaths, but internal investigations and the judiciary are working on it.
However, in separate speeches she said that, she could not interfere with the work of the army.
Also she said in ICJ that, “it would not be viable” for international legal discipline to take on the notion that only wealth-rich countries can handle adequate internal investigations and litigation “.
The Nobel Laureates also called for the accountability of Suu Kyi and Myanmar’s military commanders in the statement.
In the statement, they said that as Nobel Laureate in peace, we urge Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to publicly acknowledge the crimes committed against the Rohingyas, including genocide. We are deeply concerned that Suichi refuses to condemn this atrocity.
“We applaud Gambia for taking this step to hold Myanmar responsible for the genocide against the Rohingya,” said Nobel laureates.
Correspondents are Shirin Ibadi of Nobel laureate in peace, Lemah Goboi of Liberia, Tawakkul Karman of Yemen, Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, Rigoberta Mench Tum of Guatemala, Jody Williams of the United States, Kailash Satyarthi of India, Bangladeshi Muhammad Yunus.
What are the possible consequences of this case?
According to various data, Gambia is only requesting the court to impose “temporary measures” to protect the Rohingya from Myanmar threats or violence. These will be legally binding.
The court must determine that the state acted to destroy the Rohingya minority altogether or in part, in order to rule that Myanmar committed genocide. Yet there is no way the ICJ can execute the results – and neither Aung San Suu Kyi nor the generals will be automatically arrested and face trial. However, a guilty verdict could lead to sanctions and cause significant economic harm to Myanmar.
How are the Rohingya people in Bangladesh Rohingya Camp?
There is no peace in the Rohingya. No man on earth can be better than his own country by being a refugee in another country. Under the open sky, in a small room, soaked in rain, burned in the sun they have to spend their lives. Within it many family members are 7/10. They live in the world like a grave, in a small place, mother, father, brother, sister are to sleep together.
The Rohingya want repatriation
The Rohingya statement, They will return home if the Myanmar government meets their demands. Without implementation of these civil and human rights claims, the repatriation will not be successful. Because if the Rohingyas do not get citizenship then they will have to face persecution like before.
Some demands of their claims:
- The Rohingya are indigenous to Arakan and for that reason their local status should be restored by law in parliament. Which has an international guarantee.
- Citizenship: First, the Rohingya who live in the state of Arakan have to give a ‘Citizen Card’. Secondly, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh’s camps should also be given citizenship status by returning with citizenship cards.
- Repatriation: The Rohingyas will have to return to their own villages and return the land they have taken away with proper compensation.
- Security: UN peacekeepers must be deployed with the Rohingya police to protect the lives and property of the Rohingya in Arakan.