The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has said the recent ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to dismiss the preliminary objections of Myanmar would contribute to mobilizing the necessary momentum for effective international action.
The organization, collective voice of the Muslim world, said the ICJ ruling would also provide more support for the Rohingya people and contribute to finding a final solution to their constant affliction.
The OIC General Secretariat called on the international community to stand firm with the Rohingya people in their plight.
On 25 August 2017, Myanmar’s military started carrying out violent operations against the Rohingya population in Northern Rakhine State, which resulted in grave crimes under international law and forced hundreds of thousands to flee.
Five years later, Rohingyas in Rakhine State still lack freedom of movement and other basic rights such as access to adequate food, healthcare and education, said the OIC.
"This anniversary is a reminder that the crimes committed against Rohingya call for accountability," it said.
The OIC paid tribute to the government and people of Bangladesh for their relentless efforts to provide protection, hospitality, and necessary assistance to Rohingya refugees who have been living in Bangladesh for the past five years.
It appreciated the international support, including by OIC Member States, for the cause of these Refugees.
The OIC General Secretariat reiterated the OIC’s firm support for the Rohingya people.
It called on the international community to stand firm with them in their plight, and to redouble efforts to protect their fundamental human rights, including their right to full citizenship, and to ensure favourable conditions for the safe, voluntary, dignified, and sustainable return of all Rohingya refugees and internally displaced persons to their homeland.