Deutsche Welle interviewed GCILS Director, Prof Christian J Tams, to comment on the current proceedings between The Gambia and Myanmar over the treatment of the Rohingya, which in The Gambia‘s view amounts to genocide.

Two years after the beginning of the Rohingya crisis, Myanmar faces a genocide trial before the International Court of Justice. A conviction is by no means certain.

The trial against Myanmar consists of two different procedures. It ends with a resolution that takes into account the current threat situation of the Rohingya and determines whether measures need to be taken to protect the Rohingya during the main proceedings. It remains to be seen how Myanmar reacts to the decision.

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you can also read earlier work of Prof Tams on the law against genocide here: