BD envoy to UN says justice and accountability is a prerequisite for the repatriation of the Rohingya

Belgium, who is the current month president of the UN Security Council has organized an open debate on “Peacebuilding and sustaining peace: transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict situation ”.

According to bssnews, Ambassador Rabab Fatima, the Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh to the UN stated that “ensuring justice and accountability for the Rohingya population is an important precondition for their safe, dignified and voluntary return to Rakhine state in Myanmar. ” She also indicated the ICJ’s order of 23 January as a momentous development in this regard and reiterated Bangladesh’s commitment on efforts of the UN to prevent and ensure accountability for violence against women and children during armed conflicts.