Top UN court says it can rule in Rohingya case

AFP

23rd January, 2020 03:48:29 printer

Top UN court says it can rule in Rohingya case

The UN's top court said Thursday it has the authority to rule in an urgent case in which Myanmar is accused of genocide against Rohingya Muslims.

"The court concludes that it has prima facie jurisdiction to rule in the case," International Court of Justice presiding judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf said in The Hague.

The court was also announcing whether it will grant emergency measures sought by The Gambia against Myanmar to prevent further violence.


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