The case of Gambia from the continent of Africa accusing Myanmar of genocide against the Rohingya at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will be heard at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague of the Netherlands on February 21, according to the official statement of the ICJ.
The hearing will be held four days till February 28, the International Court which is the United Nations’ Judicial Organ, will be devoted to the preliminary objections raised by Myanmar.
“In the ICJ hearing to be held in the upcoming month, it will not be decided whether or not it amounts to genocide. Gambia is an African country. It’s far from Myanmar and what happened with the Rohingya in Myanmar had no effect on Gambia. So, Myanmar has responded that there’s no judiciary effect. We’ve roughly learnt that this matter will be heard’, said Ko Nay San Lwin who co-founded of the Rohingya Liberation Coalition.
Due to current COVID-19, some members of the court will come to the court hall in person for oral proceedings while others will participate remotely by video link and representatives of those involved in the case will participate either in person or by video link.
“It’s been heard that since the military regime have taken power in Myanmar, the representative appointed by the regime will be representing. So far, there has been no official report by the justice court about who the representative of Myanmar will be”, said Ko Nay San Lwin.
The terrorist SAC formed a committee in June 2021 to solve the ICJ issue and appointed the foreign affairs minister, U Wunna Maung Lwin, as chairman of the committee.
The Republic of the Gambia in the continent of Africa sued Myanmar at the International Court of Justice on accusation of genocide against the Rohingya in November, 2019; in the hearing in December, the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi herself appeared at the ICJ.