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Netherlands Parliament seeks to refer the “Rohingya Genocide “to the International Criminal Court

The Dutch parliament has asked the government of the country to seek countries it shares in supporting the referral of the “genocide of the Rohingya” to the International Criminal Court.

 

 

The Dutch parliament has asked the government of the country to seek countries it shares in supporting the referral of the “genocide of the Rohingya” to the International Criminal Court.

“The Rohingya in Myanmar: The Dutch Parliament is asking the government to find countries that share their views in support of a case of genocide before the international criminal court,” Sven Koppmas, a member of the House of Representatives, said in a tweet through his Twitter account. 

On June 26, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatu Bensuda said she had taken a fresh step towards opening a thorough investigation into accusations of crimes against the Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh.

The prosecutor said in a statement that she would apply for a permit to open an investigation into the case, although a preliminary inquiry was opened in September 2018.

Although Myanmar is not a member of the International Criminal Court, the Court has stated that it has jurisdiction to consider possible crimes in the region because of the transboundary nature of the alleged offense of deportation, and that Bangladesh is a member of the Court, according to the same statement.

Since 25 August 2017, Myanmar armed forces and Buddhist militias have launched a military campaign and brutal massacres against the Rohingya in Arakan.

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