APPLICATION INSTITUTING PROCEEDINGS AND REQUEST FOR PROVISIONAL MEASURES

To the Registrar of the International Court of Justice, The undersigned, being duly authorized by the Government of the Republic of The Gambia, states as follows:
1. In accordance with Articles 36(1) and 40 of the Statute of the Court and Article 38 of the Rules of Court, I have the honour to submit this Application instituting proceedings in the name of the Republic of The Gambia (“The Gambia”) against the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (“Myanmar”). Pursuant to Article 41 of the Statute, the Application includes a request that the Court indicate provisional measures to protect the rights invoked herein from imminent and irreparable loss.

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The Republic of The Gambia institutes proceedings against the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and asks the Court to indicate provisional measures

THE HAGUE, 11 November 2019.

The Republic of The Gambia (“The Gambia”) today instituted proceedings against the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (“Myanmar”) before the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, alleging violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the “Genocide Convention”) through “acts adopted, taken and condoned by the Government of Myanmar against members of the Rohingya group”.

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Breaking News: Hundreds of Burma Army reinforcements cause panic among Rohingya in Maungdaw

Reinforcement of hundreds of fully armed Burmese government troops into villages around Maungdaw township, northern Rakhine State, since early afternoon today is causing panic among local Rohingya communities.

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ARNO Press Release: Rohingya express solidarity with Gambia

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO)

 

Press Release: 10 December 2019

Rohingya express solidarity with Gambia

Since the late 1970’s until present, the Rohingya have been ruthlessly persecuted and left stateless within their homeland, Burma/Myanmar. In August 2017, the world witnessed the horrors of genocide the Rohingya people have faced for decades. We call upon the international community to continue to look for mechanisms which can deliver justice, in addition to helping resolve the issues the Rohingya face with regards to a voluntary, safe, dignified, and sustainable return to our ancestral homeland in Myanmar.

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Stopping Genocide

By Habib Siddiqui

I have repeatedly said that genocide never happens suddenly. It’s planned over a long period of time by perpetrators that require support top-down so that it becomes a national project to eliminate the targeted group. Such sinister initiative requires the support from evil intellectuals [1] (the likes of Julius Streicher [2]of the Nazi campaign in Germany) and financiers who must propagate with their intellects and finances to create enthusiasm within the larger executing community.

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Julius Streicher and his relevance in today’s Burma

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Xenophobia as – fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign. As can be seen, for xenophobia there are two main objects of the phobia (fear). The first is a population group present within a society, which is not considered part of that society. Often they are recent immigrants, but xenophobia may be directed against a group which has been present for centuries. This form of xenophobia can draw out or facilitate hostile and violent reactions, such as mass expulsion of immigrants, or in the worst case, genocide. The second form of xenophobia is primarily cultural, and the objects of the phobia are cultural elements which are considered alien or foreign. Continue reading “Julius Streicher and his relevance in today’s Burma”