Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at World Court – justice minister


THE HAGUE, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Gambia has filed a case at the United Nation’s top court against Myanmar accusing it of committing genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, the country’s Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said on Monday.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), also known as the World Court, is the United Nation’s top legal institution that rules on disputes between states.

Both Gambia and Myanmar are signatories to the 1948 Genocide Convention, which not only prohibits states from committing genocide but also compels all signatory states to prevent and punish the crime of genocide. (Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg; Editing by Alex Richardson)