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The ICJ orders protective measures to prevent Rohingyan genocide

Related Member(s):
Prof. Philippe Sands QC, Jessica Jones
Related Practice Area(s):
Public and Private International Law

The International Court of Justice today unanimously ordered the Republic of Myanmar to take steps to protect the Rohingya people and prevent their genocide, following an application brought by the Gambia. The Court found that a prima facie case of genocide was established and that there was a real risk of irreparable harm requiring binding protective measures to be ordered. The Court also ordered Myanmar to report within 4 months on the steps taken to protect the Rohingya, and thereafter to provide a report every 6 months to ensure the continued protection of the group.

Philippe Sands QC and Jessica Jones acted for the Gambia.

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