Gambia asks UN judges to impose measures to protect Myanmar’s Rohingya

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AMSTERDAM, Dec 10 (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

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