Thursday, 23 September 2021

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO)

Press Release: 13 December 2019

Prevent and Punish Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar

The Gambia vs. Myanmar hearings concluded on December 12, 2019 at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. The request for provisional measures is currently being considered by the Judges of the ICJ.

The Rohingya people are grateful for the opportunity that Gambia has afforded the Rohingya people to have had a proverbial “day in court” after decades of facing genocide and crimes against humanity with absolutely no access to justice in their ancestral homeland of Burma/Myanmar. Regardless of the outcome, the Rohingya will continue to advocate that impunity on all levels is addressed and that we are allowed to return home in a safe, dignified, and voluntary manner.

The arguments put forward by Myanmar continue to highlight the genocidal narrative that is perpetrated against the Rohingya. The State Councilor has proven that her regime and the Tatmadaw (Myanmar military) have no desire on resolving the issues in Arakan/Rakhine state. Instead, it is clear that she believes misinformation and misdirection of the international community will allow them to bring their plan of wiping Myanmar clean of Rohingya and its other minorities with total impunity will be accepted.

While Rohingya community waits for the decision by the ICJ on provisional measures, we continue to ask the international community to assist by asking for a complete stop to genocide and crimes against humanity against our people and all ethnic minorities within Myanmar. We ask the international community to assist us in returning home in a safe and dignified manner. Specifically, we ask for international protection in our return home so that we are safe from perpetrators who still remain at large and face no consequences for their flagrant violations of international law. In addition, we ask agencies who are working with Myanmar to continue to demand that full citizenship be provided to the Rohingya consistent with other ethnic nationalities.

The international community heralds “never again” to prevent genocide. This saying will continue to remain empty until the world can recognize the suffering of people throughout Myanmar who on a daily basis remain captive at the hands of a government who do not see the value in the diversity of its people.

For more details, please contact:

Dr Mohammed Habibullah +1-4438158609 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.