NAYPYITAW : Myanmar has rejected an Worldwide Felony Courtroom (ICC) investigation into alleged crimes against the Rohingya, because the nation faces mounting worldwide stress over its remedy of the minority ethnic group.
The Hague-based mostly court docket on Thursday accredited a full probe into Myanmar’s 2017 navy crackdown against the bulk-Muslim neighborhood, Al Jazeera reported.
“The investigation over Myanmar by the ICC is not in accordance with international law,” authorities spokesman Zaw Htay was quoted as saying at a information convention on Friday.
Zaw Htay repeated that Myanmar’s personal committees would examine any abuses and guarantee accountability if wanted.
A brutal military marketing campaign in August 2017 compelled greater than 740,000 Rohingya to flee Myanmar’s Rakhine State, most searching for refuge in overcrowded camps throughout the border in Bangladesh.
Throughout its crackdown, which was launched in response to assaults by an armed group, the navy carried out mass killings and gang rapes with “genocidal intent”, the United Nations had stated in a report.
Regardless that the nation has not signed as much as the court docket, the ICC dominated final 12 months it has jurisdiction over crimes against the Rohingya as a result of Bangladesh, the place they’re now refugees, is a member of the organisation.
The ICC determination got here after The Gambia, in West Africa, on Monday launched a separate case on the Hague-based mostly Worldwide Courtroom of Justice (ICJ).
The Gambia, appearing on behalf of the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), accused Myanmar of genocide. The primary hearings of the case are scheduled to happen in December.
In the meantime, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was amongst a number of high Myanmar officers named in a case filed in Argentina on Wednesday for crimes against Rohingya. That is the primary time when the Nobel peace laureate has been focused in authorized motion over the difficulty.



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