During the first day of the trial, Ko Ko Hlaing, a representative of the Military Council, said that Burma needs to negotiate and resolve the Rohingya issue in Rakhine State. He said he was determined to resolve the issue through reconciliation.
It would be dangerous and dangerous for the ICJ to represent Burma illegally at the International Criminal Court. The Special Advisory Council on Burma (SAC-M) has stated that it will delay the process of achieving justice.
The Special Advisory Council on Burma (CJC) has issued a statement on the same day as the ICJ re-hearing the Gambia’s case, which alleges that the military launched a genocide against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State in 2017.
Chris Sidoti, a member of the Special Advisory Council on Burma, says the ICJ, which is part of the United Nations, has “allowed” a military council representative to represent Burma.
The coup junta is not the official government of Burma. It does not represent Myanmar. Coup leaders have ordered the ICJ to hear the Rohingya cases of genocide and lawlessness. They are the creators of the ongoing violence and suffering in Burma.
Ko Ko Hlaing, the junta’s Minister for International Cooperation, said in court on February 21: With no trial, Myanmar has no reason to settle the Gambia allegations. “In addition, the Burmese government is determined to address the long-standing conflict in northern Rakhine.”
STEFAN TALMON, a lawyer hired by the Burmese military council, denies the allegations against Burma, citing Article 9 of the Geneva Conventions, Genocide (genocide) prevention and punishment. The facts presented by Gambia are not unique to the Gambia; He denied the allegations, saying they were not Gambian citizens. Another lawyer, Christopher Staker, denied that the Gambia was being used by another country.
The Gambia-backed allegations by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) say that in 2017, the Burmese army burned down Rohingya and Muslim villages. People were massacred and killed. Rohingya women were also gang-raped. A UN investigation team has conducted a field study and recommended the prosecution of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and five other generals who ordered operations aimed at genocide against the Rohingya.
Yang Hee-ly, who was then the UN special envoy for human rights in Burma and is currently a member of the Special Advisory Council on Burma (SAC-M), also criticized the coup’s representation in Burma as shameful. It is suggested that the National Unity Government (NUG) be the legitimate government of Burma and have the right to represent Burma in court.
The National Unity Government (NUG) has tried unsuccessfully to compete with the coup regime to represent Burma in the ICJ. Earlier, the NUG government announced the withdrawal of its initial objections from the Burmese side in the first court hearing of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi in 2019.
Ambia Perveen, a member of the European Rohingya Council, told a news conference yesterday that NUG ministers attended a press conference outside The Hague, the Netherlands. It does not represent Myanmar. Only the National Unity Government (NUG) represents it. “But we want the case to go ahead rather than be postponed.”
Human Rights Watch and the Global Justice Center said in a statement that the ICJ’s refusal to recognize the coup would not be legal.
The Special Advisory Council on Burma (SAC-M) says the coup leaders are establishing themselves as Burma’s leaders and seeking international recognition. If this action succeeds, justice for the Rohingya and the people of Burma will suffer