(THE HAGUE, November 15, 2023)—On November 15, 2023, Canada, the U.K., Denmark, France, Germany, and the Netherlands filed a joint declaration of intervention in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) case brought by The Gambia against Myanmar regarding the Rohingya genocide. 

The Gambia initially brought this case before the ICJ in November 2019, accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against the Rohingya since 2016. Despite objections from Myanmar, the ICJ declared the case admissible on July 22, 2022, and on January 23, 2020, the court issued binding provisional measures of protection for the Rohingya people. The Genocide Convention mandates States Parties to prevent the crime of genocide and ensure accountability for those responsible.

Since 2019, Fortify Rights has advocated privately and publicly for U.N. member states to support and intervene in the case, including through high-level meetings with Rohingya partners. 

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