Amal Clooney will take up the plight of Rohingya at the UN Courts in Hague!
It is rather sad that divisive politics has engulfed the world and there is no end to it. Rohingya is one such case of injustice against the minority community in Myanmar. But now, Lawyer Amal Clooney will now represent them at the UN Courts.
Amal Clooney and Rohingya
Amal Clooney is the wife of famous American actor George Clooney. The British-Lebanese lady is also a lawyer by profession and a human rights activist. There are new reports which state that the government of the tourist country of Maldives have hired the valuable services of Amal to represent the persecuted Rohingya at the United Nations Court. Amal is delighted with this offer and feels privileged.
“I am delighted to have been asked to represent the Maldives before the International Court of Justice [ICJ]. Accountability for genocide in Myanmar is long overdue and I look forward to working on this important effort to seek judicial remedies for Rohingya survivors,”
How Maldives is part of it?
The nation of Maldives sympathizes with the innocent and poor people who were forced to leave their homes for no fault of theirs. And Maldives has said it will send a written declaration of intervention at the ICJ in support of the Rohingya which is a persecuted Muslim minority in Myanmar.
Their statement said:
“In line with the decision taken at the 14th Islamic Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation [OIC], the Republic of Maldives intends to extend its support for the efforts to seek accountability for the acts of genocide committed against the Rohingya people,”
This statement was from the land’s Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid.
Prior to this, The Gambia has filed a case of genocide against Myanmar at the ICJ in November 2019. In response, the court ruled that Myanmar (previous Burma) should take appropriate measures in order to avoid the genocide of the community.
Rohingya leaders and their gratitude
The leaders of Rohingya have welcomed this move of the Maldives. The rights activist who has co-founded the Free Rohingya Coalition, Ro Nay San Lwin tweeted:
“#Rohingya have been seeking justice since 1978 when genocide against them effectively began. Your action today speaks louder than the countless statements about us which are issued. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
What is Rohingya?
UN has described The Rohingya as the world’s most persecuted people. The people affected here faced heightened fears of attack since the perpetrators killed dozens in communal violence in 2012.
Amnesty International has revealed that more than 750k Rohingya refugees which were mostly women and children fled from Myanmar fearing persecution. Most fled to Bangladesh after Myanmar forces did an unjust crackdown on the minority in August 2017. The number of persecuted people in Bangladesh has risen now to more than 1.2 million. Besides this Myanmar’s security forces have killed nearly 24k Rohingya since 25 August 2017 [report of the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA)]. Over 34k Rohingya were burnt while at least 114k were beaten, said the OIDA report.
As if this was not enough, Myanmar army and police leashed terror on young women and girls. They raped nearly 18k Rohingya women and girls. Additionally, more than 115k Rohingya homes were gutted while 114k houses were vandalised, the report added.
Short bio on Amal Clooney
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Source: AL Jazeera