The Republic of Maldives has filed a declaration to intervene in the case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning the alleged genocide committed against the Rohingyas in Myanmar. This actions follows the announcement made in February 2020 by His Excellency Abdulla Shahid Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives to support the Rohingya through the ICJ matter.
Doughty Street Chambers will be representing the Maldives in their intervention. Doughty Street Chambers noted in a press release today, “Whenever the construction of a treaty is in question, the International Court of Justice permits state parties to the treaty (other than those that are already parties to the case) to intervene under article 63 of its Statute. The Republic of Maldives, as a party to the Genocide Convention, has a right to intervene on this basis.”