UN Court to hear Myanmar genocide case next month.
Gambia will open its case against Myanmar before the UN’s top court in December accusing the mainly Buddhist state of genocide against its Rohingya Muslims.
The small, majority-Muslim African country will ask the International Court of Justice to make an emergency injunction to protect the Rohingya, pending a decision on whether to deal with the wider case.
Gambia’s case at the ICJ accuses Myanmar of breaching the 1948 UN Genocide Convention through a brutal military campaign targeting the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state.
The ICJ said in a statement that it “will hold public hearings in the case” from December 10 to 12.
STILL ON THE FOREIGN SCENE; The U.S has shifted its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, no longer viewing them as inconsistent with international law.
U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the status of the West Bank was for Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate.
Israel welcomed the move – a reversal of the U.S stance under President Donald Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.
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