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INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AFRICA

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2019-12-01

The Gambia’s suit against the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at the ICJ continues to attract legal commentary on issues that may arise in the litigation. The latest take by Balingene Kahombo looks at options for individual criminal accountability if, hypothetically, the ICJ were to find Myanmar responsible under the Genocide Convention. Read the full post here.

On 11 November 2019, the Republic of The Gambia (Gambia) filed a complaint against the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Myanmar) in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). It is alleged that Myanmar’s government has adopted, taken and condoned criminal acts against members of the Rohingya group, acts aiming at the total or partial destruction of the Rohingya as a distinct ethnic, racial and religious group and thus constituting the crime of genocide. The acts complained of were committed in the...

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