December 10, 2019 / 12:44 PM / 2 months ago

Gambia asks U.N. judges to impose measures to protect Myanmar's Rohingya

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Gambia on Tuesday asked the International Court of Justice to order special measures to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority of Myanmar until the case is heard in full.

“Genocide is a continuum and you are called upon to act now as acts of genocide have occurred and are continuing to occur,” said Philippe Sands, a lawyer for Gambia.

The request included ordering the forces of Myanmar’s government to immediately halt any acts of violence that could contribute to genocide. A ruling was expected within weeks.

Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Jon Boyle

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below