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Myanmar: Rohingya

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 52037, tabled on 1 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the (a) government of Myanmar and (b) International Court of Justice requesting the publication of the first report of the Myanmar Government to the International Court of Justice on preventing further acts of genocide against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority in that country.

Answered on

4 June 2020

We continue to watch the Gambia's case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) closely. We understand that the report will only be provided to the Court and the parties at this stage rather than being made public. We have not yet made any formal representations, but we are clear that it is in the interests of transparency that Myanmar publishes its response to the ICJ. The Government of Myanmar should also set out a clear plan on how they will work to resolve the deep rooted issues in Rakhine State.

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