“I could smell the stench of genocide from miles away when I visited the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. It was all too familiar for me, after a decade of interacting with the victims of the Rwandan mass rapes, killings and genocide,” said Gambia’s Attorney General and Minister for Justice Abubacarr Marie Tambadou during a conclave hosted at the Hague by the International Institute of Social Studies at Erasmus University.

Gambia will file a case against Myanmar to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on charges of genocide against the Rohingya minority. 

“I can confirm that on October 4, I have instructed our lawyers to file the case at the International Court of Justice,” stated by Tambadou.

The charges, which will be filed by the Gambian Ministry of Justice’s legal team, will be the first time that the Myanmar authorities will be accused of the crimes of genocide at the International Court of Justice, according to Asia Justice Coalition.