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Kachin National Organization Welcomes Provisional Judgement by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Requires Myanmar Stop Genocide

January 27th, 2020  •  Author:   Kachin National Organization  •  2 minute read

In a unanimous ruling, the world’s highest court—ICJ concludes that profound atrocities in Burma warrants provisional measures in order to prevent further genocidal acts committed by Myanmar military, police forces, and its militia forces (irregular arm units). The order requires Burma to prevent all acts within the scope of Article II of the Genocide Convention on the group in whole or in part and to preserve the evidence of those acts.

“It was a day of justice not only for the Rohingya but also for those who have suffered decades of destruction by the Bama military since the formation of the country, Burma” said Hkanhpa Tu, Council Foreign Secretary of Kachin National Organization.  “To ensure this ruling does not end without meaning, 152 signatory countries must NOW act that Burma comply to its binding requirements.”

Furthermore, it was notable that all judges including Myanmar appointed ad hoc judge agreed to the evidence provided by the Gambia legal team which referred to the Myanmar Facts Finding Mission’s reports speak the volumes. Today, Kachin National Organization calls to the government of Burma and its unthinking supporters to expose themselves to the facts and reality.

Compliance to the ICJ order is what lacks the peace building in Burma; this legal means unequivocally will give ways to ”the eternal peace” craves on all sides. Hence, Kachin National Organisation strongly recommends that NLD led government be duly complied to provisional measures not only within the community of Rohingya but also in the war-torn regions across Burma to the benefit of the future of the country.

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