Media Release from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK
BROUK welcomes UK intervention in Rohingya genocide case
The British government has filed a joint declaration of intervention in the landmark case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), where the Gambia is accusing Burma of committing genocide against Rohingya. The filing of the formal declaration comes just over a year after the British government declared its intention to intervene in the case.
The declaration was filed on 15 November together with the governments of Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and France.
“We welcome this important step for justice for Rohingya from the British government and partners,” Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK said. “The intervention of other countries in support of the Gambia strengthens the case, and increases the pressure on the Burmese military who are still committing genocide against Rohingya.”
“For decades, Rohingya have suffered in Burma, being discriminated against, having our citizenship removed and our freedom of movement curtailed. Thousands of Rohingya women, children and men died in attacks against our people in 2017, and almost 800,000 fled to Bangladesh. Finally, as Rohingya, we can see that justice is coming closer”, said Tun Khin.
For more information contact Tun Khin on 07888 714866.
The joint declaration of intervention is available here.