The Myanmar military junta is continuing to ignore the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) orders to protect the Rohingya as state policies are pushing hundreds of thousands of people to the brink of bare survival in Rakhine State, BROUK said today in a new report.
Six years after the genocidal attacks by the military, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are threatened by spiralling violence in the camps, drastic cuts in food rations, and a coercive repatriation effort. Rohingya in Rakhine State are threatened by humanitarian aid blockades following the devastation of Cyclone Mocha and a rapidly intensifying armed conflict.
The international community must find concrete ways to leverage the provisional measures ordered by the International Court of Justice, to ensure they fulfil their purpose of protecting the Rohingya. This includes securing public hearings at the UN Security Council on the junta’s continued breaches of the order and seeking consequences for non-compliance.