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Hearing on Rohingya genocide case on Tuesday

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The hearing of the Rohingya genocide in a case lodged by the Gambia against Myanmar begins on Tuesday.

The hearing of the Rohingya genocide in a case lodged by the Gambia against Myanmar begins on Tuesday.

The three-day hearing will start at 10:00 am local time (3:00 pm in Bangladesh) at the ICJ in the Hague, Netherlands.

Gambia’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General Abubacarr Tambadou, who filed the case, will lead his country in the hearing.

Myanmar’s state counselor and its de facto president Aung San Suu Kyi will lead her country to defend Naypyidaw in the capacity of the foreign minister.

Aung San Suu Kyi has already arrived in the Netherlands to fight the case. She is leading a team of expert lawyers.

Bangladesh, Canada and the Netherlands will cooperate with the Gambia from the backdrop to hear the case. The Foreign Minister confirmed the matter on behalf of Bangladesh.

According to the information provided by ICJ’s website, the trial will begin by the statement of Gambia at ICJ’s Peace Palace in Hague, Netherlands. Defendants will present their statements on Wednesday (December 11). Then the argument will be on December 12.

Gambia will present their argument first, then Myanmar will have the opportunity to refute it. Myanmar is obliged to accept ICJ’s decision as a member of the UN. Canada and the Netherlands have said in a joint statement that the Gambia will be assisted in the case.