Observations on behalf of victims from Tula Toli,the village of Tula Toli in Myanmar (“the victims”). The victims request Pre-Trial Chamber on behalf of a group of victims from Myanmar (the “GRC Victims’ Submissions”)

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Observations on behalf of victims from Tula Toli the village of Tula Toli in Myanmar (“the victims”). The victims request Pre-Trial Chamber on behalf of a group of victims from Myanmar (the “GRC Victims’ Submissions”).PDF

I. INTRODUCTION 1. These submissions are made pursuant to article 19(3) of the Rome Statute (the “Statute”) on behalf of victims from the village of Tula Toli in Myanmar (“the victims”). The victims request Pre-Trial Chamber I (the “Chamber”) to make a positive ruling regarding its jurisdiction under article 12(2)(a) of the Statute. II. PROCEDURAL HISTORY 2. On 9 April 2018 the Prosecutor’s Request for a Ruling on Jurisdiction under Article 19(3) of the Statute (the “Request”)1 was filed. 3. On 7 May 2018 the Chamber invited the Competent Authorities of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to submit observations. 2 4. On 11 May 2018 the Chamber ordered that a status conference be held on 20 June 2018, in closed session with only the Prosecutor represented.3 5. On 30 May 2018 submissions were filed by lawyers at Global Rights Compliance on behalf of a group of victims from Myanmar (the “GRC Victims’ Submissions”).4 6. On 11 June 2018 it was reported in some media outlets that Bangladesh had filed submissions to the Court confidentially.5 7. The Chamber has granted five requests for leave to present amicus curiae submissions pursuant to rule 103, allowing until 18 June 2018 for the submissions.6

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