The International Court of Justice has ruled - with the unanimous consent of the judges - to require Myanmar to take urgent measures, within its jurisdiction, to protect the Rohingya minority, in compliance with the 1956 Genocide Convention.
The court accepted four of the six measures requested by the Gambia, which filed the suit last November.
Among these measures are stopping all forms of violence against the Rohingya, working to prevent the destruction of evidence, and preventing state armed elements from engaging in any form of incitement, conspiracy, or direct participation in crimes against the Rohingya.
Rohingya Muslims living in camps in the Indian capital, New Delhi, welcomed the International Court of Justice decision ordering Myanmar to take the necessary measures to prevent and avoid genocide against this minority.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, also welcomed the decision of the International Court of Justice, while the European Union called on Myanmar to implement fully the decisions of the International Court of Justice regarding taking all measures to prevent and avoid genocide against the Muslim Rohingya minority.
For its part, the Canadian government welcomed the decision taken by the International Court of Justice regarding the Genocide Convention, and the Muslim Rohingya minority.