Oxfam Response to Myanmar's Testimony to the ICJ Rohingya Case

Published: 11th December 2019

Reacting to the testimony of the Government of Myanmar in the case at the International Court of Justice launched by The Gambia, alleging Myanmar violated the 1948 Genocide Convention, Fionna Smyth, Oxfam’s Head of Humanitarian Campaigns said:

All ethnic groups living in Rakhine state have told us there is ongoing violence committed against them by the Myanmar military.

The situation is particularly urgent and stark for the tens of thousands of Rohingya forced to live in squalid camps. They live their lives behind barbed wire fences and military checkpoints, unable to take children to hospital or school, or to go fishing or to the market.

“It’s vital the Rohingya and other ethnic groups get the justice and protection they so desperately need and the violence and persecution in Rakhine come to an end.”

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Kai Tabacek : +44 7584 265 077 or ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

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