International Court of Justice On the first day of the trial, a military council representative named Ko Ko Hlaing stated that Burma must negotiate and resolve the Rohingya issue in Rakhine State. He stated that he was determined to reconcile and resolve the conflict.
The ICJ illegally representing Burma at the International Criminal Court would be extremely risky. The Special Advisory Council on Burma (SAC-M) has made it clear that doing so will put off bringing about justice.
On the same day that the ICJ re-hears the Gambia case, the Special Advisory Council on Burma (CJC) issued a statement claiming that the military committed a genocide against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State in 2017.
Chris Sidoti, a member of the Special Advisory Council on Burma, claims that the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which is part of the United Nations, has “allowed” a representative of the military council to represent Burma.
Burma’s official government is not the coup junta. Myanmar is not represented by it. The ICJ must investigate the Rohingya cases of genocide and lawlessness, according to coup leaders. Burma’s ongoing violence and suffering are the result of their actions.
On February 21, the junta’s Minister for International Cooperation, Ko Ko Hlaing, stated in court: Myanmar has no reason to settle the Gambia allegations because there is no trial. Additionally, the Burmese government is determined to resolve the prolonged conflict in northern Rakhine.
The allegations against Burma are denied by STEFAN TALMON, a lawyer hired by the Burmese military council. He cites Article 9 of the Geneva Conventions, which deals with the prevention and punishment of genocide (genocide). The Gambia’s facts are not unique to the country; He claimed that they were not Gambian citizens, and he denied the allegations. Christopher Staker, an additional attorney, denied that the Gambia was being utilized by a different nation.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), backed by Gambia, claims that the Burmese army burned down Muslim and Rohingya villages in 2017 Massacres and killings occurred. Women who are Rohingya were also gang-raped. After conducting a field study, a UN investigation team recommended that Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and five other generals who ordered operations aimed at the genocide of the Rohingya be prosecuted.
Yang Hee-ly, who is currently a member of the Special Advisory Council on Burma (SAC-M) and was the UN special envoy for human rights in Burma at the time, also called the coup’s representation in Burma shameful. It is suggested that Burma’s legitimate government is the National Unity Government (NUG), which has the authority to represent the country in court.
The National Unity Government (NUG) has attempted unsuccessfully to compete with the coup regime for Burma’s representation at the International Court of Justice. Prior to the first court hearing of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi in 2019, the NUG government made the announcement that it would be withdrawing its initial objections from the Burmese side.
According to Ambia Perveen, a member of the European Rohingya Council, NUG ministers attended a press conference outside of The Hague, Netherlands, yesterday. Myanmar is not represented by it. It is only represented by the National Unity Government (NUG). However, rather than being delayed, we want the case to proceed.
The Global Justice Center and Human Rights Watch stated in a statement that the ICJ’s refusal to recognize the coup would be illegal.
According to the Special Advisory Council on Burma (SAC-M), the coup leaders want international recognition and are establishing themselves as Burma’s leaders. Justice for the Rohingya and Burmese will suffer if this action is successful.