Aung San Suu Kyi in court as genocide hearing opens in The Hague

World’s failure to act over Myanmar is ‘stain on collective conscience’, court toldThe international community’s failure to act over allegations of genocide perpetrated by Myanmar’s military against the Rohingya people is a “stain on the collective...

Aung San Suu Kyi in court as genocide hearing opens in The Hague

World’s failure to act over Myanmar is ‘stain on collective conscience’, court told

The international community’s failure to act over allegations of genocide perpetrated by Myanmar’s military against the Rohingya people is a “stain on the collective conscience” of the world, the international court of justice in the Hague has been told.

Abubacarr Marie Tambadou, the Gambia’s attorney general and justice minister, said as he opened his country’s case against Myanmar: “I stand before you to awaken the conscience of the world and arouse the voice of the international community. In the words of Edmund Burke, ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing’.”

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