International Court of Justice (ICJ)
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. Read: Rohingya Crisis: Japan for considering third-country resettlement in parallel to repatriation 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.
The Maldives has announced that it will be filing a written declaration of intervention with the International Court of Justice in support of Rohingya people.
Local Government and Rural Development Minister Md Tajul Islam asked people to remain alert so that Rohingyas, the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals, do not get mixed with the local communities in the district.
State Secretary at Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said they expect Myanmar to fully implement the provisional measures ordered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
The UN Human Rights Office has called on Myanmar to immediately and unconditionally implement the top UN court’s order in full, consistently with its obligations under the Charter and the Court’s Statute. "The proceedings before the court are vitally important, opening up a path towards judicial determination of Myanmar’s possible responsibility as a state under the Genocide Convention for the acts of persecution and severe repression of the Rohingya," Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Liz Throssell said in a statement issued from Geneva on Friday.
Giving an impression that one cannot proceed with business as usual, foreign affairs experts on Thursday felt the importance of engaging more deeply with Myanmar’s friends -- China, Japan, India and Russia -- taking advantage of the top UN court’s ruling on Myanmar without losing focus on the repatriation issue.
Hailing the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) order for provisional measures to protect Rohingyas from genocide in Rakhine State, BNP on Thursday thanked The Gambian government for filing the case against Muanmar.
Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ), Brac University has commended the decision announced by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to grant four of the provisional measures requested by The Gambia.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday the termed the order that came from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a victory for humanity and a milestone for human rights activists across the world.