ICC Member States: Ensure Accountability for Attacks on Civilians in Myanmar

February 13, 2024

The Myanmar military junta shelled Hpon Nyo Leik village in Buthidaung Township, northern Rakhine State for four consecutive days beginning January 25, 2024. The attacks began after the Arakan Army (AA)—an ethnic resistance organization in Rakhine State—dug temporary trenches in Hpon Nyo Leik on January 24. All parties engaged in armed conflict in the Myanmar revolution should protect civilians, and member states of the International Criminal Court (ICC) should refer the situation in the country to the Chief Prosecutor under Article 14 of the Rome Statute.

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