UN’s top court orders Myanmar to protect Muslim Minority from genocide

Myanmar has been ordered by the United Nations’ highest court to prevent genocidal violence against its Muslim minority and preserve evidence of past attacks.

In a momentous and unanimous decision, the international court of justice (ICJ) in The Hague ordered Myanmar to carry out emergency, “provisional” measures, intervening in the country’s domestic affairs by instructing the government of Aung San Suu Kyi to respect the requirements of the 1948 genocide convention.

Declaring there was prima facie evidence of breaches of the convention, the court found the estimated 600,000 muslim from western part remaining in Myanmar were “extremely vulnerable” to violence at the hands of the military.