The Rohingya genocide in Myanmar is one of the most pressing human rights challenges of our times. There have been various attempts at accountability, including the UN Fact-Finding Mission and Investigative Mechanism and the pending ICC investigation, although nothing has borne fruit yet.
However, at the United Nations General Assembly in September, The Gambia announced its intention to bring a case to the International Court of Justice under the 1948 Genocide Convention for the Rohingya genocide.
On Monday, 11 November, No Peace Without Justice is convening a meeting with the participation of Hon. Abubacarr Tambadou, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice of The Gambia and members of his legal team, some representatives of the Rohingya community, and others that have been most supportive of this initiative to provide an update on the ICJ initiative, also addressing the implications of State responsibility under the Genocide Convention for deterring further crimes and providing redress for the victims and the role for civil society and other stakeholders in this important accountability initiative.