The UK should intervene in the ICJ, appeals Rohingya groups

On Friday, 36 Rohingya organisations asked the United Kingdom to join the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague in support of the Rohingya case.

A Joint Statement issued by the organisations says, “We now urge the British government to also throw its weight behind the case,” along with Netherlands and Canada who showed support since the case was formally presented by the Gambia.

It also added that “More pressure from the international community is needed to end the ongoing genocide, and to assure accountability for the gravest of international crimes.”

Nearly 24,000 Rohingyas were killed during the genocide event in 2017 which led about 1 million people to leave their homeland and forced to take refuge in Bangladesh.