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December 2019

Introduction

This briefing note focusses on the upcoming hearing between The Gambia and Myanmar on the narrow issue of “provisional measures,” set down for 10-12 December 2019 at the International Court of Justice (ICJ)1 and does not seek to address the wider, substantive, proceedings.

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The Court meets this morning to hear the first round of oral observations of Myanmar on the Request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by The Gambia. I shall now give the floor to the Agent of Myanmar, Her Excellency Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. You have the floor, Madam.

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Request for the indication of provisional measures

The Court to hold public hearings from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 December 2019

THE HAGUE, 18 November 2019.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will hold public hearings in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v. Myanmar) from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 December 2019, at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of the Court.

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The Court meets today and will meet in the coming days to hear the oral observations of the Parties on the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by the Republic of The Gambia in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v. Myanmar). This morning, the Court will hear The Gambia’s first round of oral observations.

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THE HAGUE, 11 November 2019.

The Republic of The Gambia (“The Gambia”) today instituted proceedings against the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (“Myanmar”) before the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, alleging violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the “Genocide Convention”) through “acts adopted, taken and condoned by the Government of Myanmar against members of the Rohingya group”.

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