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Title: Google search results for "rohingya OR Myanmar" on the ICC website
Description/subject: About 139 results (June 2018)
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Criminal Court (ICC) - icc-cpi.int
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2018


Individual Documents

Title: U.N. Security Council: Refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (News Release)
Date of publication: 07 September 2018
Description/subject: "...Historic decision grants court jurisdiction over forced deportation (WASHINGTON D.C. and YANGON, September 7, 2018)—The United Nations Security Council should refer the situation in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the full spectrum of atrocity crimes in Myanmar, Fortify Rights said today. In a historic decision, the ICC yesterday granted the Prosecutor jurisdiction to investigate and possibly prosecute the crime against humanity of deportation of Rohingya to Bangladesh as well as persecution and other inhumane acts. “The court’s decision is monumental, but this is just a first step,” said Matthew Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Fortify Rights. “This decision should inspire more international action, not less. An ICC referral from the Security Council now would enable the court to investigate the full spectrum of atrocities against Rohingya, Kachin, Shan, and others.”..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Fortify Rights
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 September 2018


Title: Decision on the "Prosecution’s Request for a Ruling on Jurisdiction unde r Article 19(3) of the Statute”
Date of publication: 06 September 2018
Description/subject: "... In a historic decision, the ICC...granted the Prosecutor jurisdiction to investigate and possibly prosecute the crime against humanity of deportation of Rohingya to Bangladesh as well as persecution and other inhumane acts..."
Author/creator: Judge Péter Kovács , Presiding Judge; Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut; Judge Reine Adélaïde Sophie Alapini - Gansou
Language: English (French available)
Source/publisher: International Criminal Court (No: ICC - RoC46(3) - 01/18)
Format/size: pdf (1.04MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 September 2018


Title: Decision on the “Prosecution’s Request for a Ruling on Jurisdiction under Article 19(3) of the Statute”
Date of publication: 06 September 2018
Description/subject: 06 September 2018 | Pre-Trial Chamber I | Decision...Contains a link to the text of the Decision
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Criminal Court
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 September 2018


Title: Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar
Date of publication: 27 August 2018
Description/subject: Summary: "The Human Rights Council established the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar in its resolution 34/22. In accordance with its mandate, the mission focused on the situation in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States since 2011. It also examined the infringement of fundamental freedoms, including the rights to freedom of expression, assembly and peaceful association, and the question of hate speech. The mission established consistent patterns of serious human rights violations and abuses in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in addition to serious violations of international humanitarian law. These are principally committed by the Myanmar security forces, particularly the military. Their operations are based on policies, tactics and conduct that consistently fail to respect international law, including by deliberately targeting civilians. Many violations amount to the gravest crimes under international law. In the light of the pervasive culture of impunity at the domestic level, the mission finds that the impetus for accountability must come from the international community. It makes concrete recommendations to that end, including that named senior generals of the Myanmar military should be investigated and prosecuted in an international criminal tribunal for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes."
Author/creator: Marzuki Darusman, Radhika Coomaraswamy, Christopher Sidoti
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Council (A/HRC/39/64) Advance Edited Version...19 pages
Format/size: pdf (257K)
Date of entry/update: 27 August 2018


Title: Rohingya crisis: 132 MPs across region call for Myanmar to be referred to ICC
Date of publication: 24 August 2018
Description/subject: "Members of parliament have called for Myanmar military to be brought to justice for its ‘murderous operation’...More than 130 members of parliament, across five countries in south-east Asia, have demanded that Myanmar be investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC), the most united condemnation from the region since the violence began against the Rohingya a year ago. In a joint statement released by Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights, they called for the Myanmar military to be “brought to justice” for its “ murderous operation in Rakhine State”...".....See also further Rohingya articles on the page
Author/creator: Hannah Ellis-Petersen,
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Guardian"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 August 2018


Title: "WE WILL DESTROY EVERYTHING" - MILITARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY IN RAKHINE STATE, MYANMAR
Date of publication: 27 June 2018
Description/subject: Executive Summary: "Early in the morning of 25 August 2017, a Rohingya armed group known as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) launched coordinated attacks on security force posts in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. In the days, weeks, and months that followed, the Myanmar security forces, led by the Myanmar Army, attacked the entire Rohingya population in villages across northern Rakhine State. In the 10 months after 25 August, the Myanmar security forces drove more than 702,000 women, men, and children—more than 80 per cent of the Rohingya who lived in northern Rakhine State at the crisis’s outset— into neighbouring Bangladesh. The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya population was achieved by a relentless and systematic campaign in which the Myanmar security forces unlawfully killed thousands of Rohingya, including young children; raped and committed other sexual violence against hundreds of Rohingya women and girls; tortured Rohingya men and boys in detention sites; pushed Rohingya communities toward starvation by burning markets and blocking access to farmland; and burned hundreds of Rohingya villages in a targeted and deliberate manner. These crimes amount to crimes against humanity under international law, as they were perpetrated as part of a widespread and systematic attack against the Rohingya population. Amnesty International has evidence of nine of the 11 crimes against humanity listed in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court being committed since 25 August 2017, including murder, torture, deportation or forcible transfer, rape and other sexual violence, persecution, enforced disappearance, and other inhumane acts, such as forced starvation. Amnesty International also has evidence that responsibility for these crimes extends to the highest levels of the military, including Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services. This report is based on more than 400 interviews carried out between September 2017 and June 2018, including during four research missions to the refugee camps in Bangladesh and three missions to Myanmar, one of which was to Rakhine State. The interviews were overwhelmingly with survivors and direct witnesses to crimes. Amnesty International sought out people from different ethnic and religious communities from northern Rakhine State, including Rohingya, a predominantly Muslim group; ethnic Rakhine, Mro, Khami, and Thet, all predominantly Buddhist groups; and Hindu. In addition to survivors and witnesses, Amnesty International interviewed humanitarian aid workers in Bangladesh and Myanmar; medical professionals in Bangladesh who had treated violence-related injuries among Rohingya refugees; analysts of the Myanmar military; diplomats; journalists; and local administrative officials in Myanmar, known as Village Administrators. The report also draws on an extensive analysis of satellite imagery and data; forensic medical examination of injury photographs; authenticated photographic and video material taken by Rohingya in northern Rakhine State; confidential documents, particularly on the Myanmar military’s command structure; and open source investigations and analysis, including of Facebook posts related to the Myanmar military..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amnesty International (ASA 16/8630/2018)
Format/size: pdf (6.1MB-reduced version; 7.5MB-original)
Alternate URLs: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/ASA1686302018ENGLISH.PDF
Date of entry/update: 27 June 2018


Title: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar at the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council (video)
Date of publication: 27 June 2018
Description/subject: SPEAKERS: Ms. Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of HR in Myanmar (Introduction)... Myanmar (Concerned Country), Mr. Htin Lynn... European Union, Mr. Peter Sorensen... Canada, Ms. Rosemary Mccarney... Poland, Mr. Zbigniew Czech... Thailand, Mr. Sek Wannamethee... Czech Republic, Mr. Michal Kaplan... Japan, Ms. Mitsuko Shino... Sweden, Ms. Veronika Bard... Belgium, Mr. Karl Dhaene... Iraq, Mr. Yahya Ibraheem Fadhil Al-Obaidi... Germany, Mr. Gunnar Schneider... France, Mr. Francois Gave... Australia, Ms. Sally Mansfield... Denmark, Mr. Carsten Staur... Norway, Mr. Kjetil Elsebutangen... Netherlands, Ms. Marianne de Jong... OIC, Mr. Rashid Al Balushi... Iran (Islamic Republic of), Ms. Alyaa Ihsan Abbood Alsayegh... Liechtenstein, Mr. Claudio Silvio Nardi... Republic of Korea, Mr. Jang-Keun Lee... Ms. Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of HR in Myanmar (Comments and Answers) Saudi Arabia, Mr. Fahad Obaydullah Almutairi Indonesia, Mr. Irwansyah Mukhlis New Zealand, Ms. Katy Diane Donnelly... Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Mr. Edgardo Toro Carreño... Mexico, Ms. Emilia Hernández Martínez... China, Mr. Zhang Sisi.
Author/creator: Yanghee Lee et al
Language: English
Source/publisher: UN Human Rights Council
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5 (1 hour 25 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2018


Title: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar at the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council - continued (video)
Date of publication: 27 June 2018
Description/subject: SPEAKERS: Afghanistan, Ms Suraya Dalil... Bangladesh, Mr. Md. Emdadul Islam Chowdhury... Luxembourg, Ms. Anne Goedert... Estonia, Ms. Triinu Kallas... Russian Federation, Mr. Evgeny Ustinov... Turkey, Mr. Ali Naci Koru... Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mr. Kittiphone Sayaphet... Ireland, Ms. Amy Sheils... Belarus, Mr. Andrei Taranda... Maldives, Ms. Hala Hameed... United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ms. Miriam Shearman... Viet Nam, Ms. Le Duc Hanh... Human Rights Now, Mr. Nicolas Torres Vieira... Amnesty International, Ms. Laura Haigh... International Federation for Human Rights Leagues, Ms. Manon Karatas... Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, Ms. Helene Ramos Dos Santos... Alliance Defending Freedom, Ms. Mariam Gomez de Aguero... Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, Ms. Khin Ohmar... International-Lawyers.Org, Ms. Jennifer D. Tapia... Human Rights Watch, Mr. John Fischer... Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Ms. Claire Denman... Ms. Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of HR in Myanmar (Final Remarks).
Author/creator: Yanghee Lee et al
Language: English
Source/publisher: UN Human Rights Council
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5 (45 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2018


Title: Government to Ignore ICC Request for Response on Rohingya Case
Date of publication: 25 June 2018
Description/subject: "NAYPYITAW — The government will not respond to a request that the International Criminal Court (ICC) consider opening a case over the alleged deportation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh, government spokesman U Zaw Htay said. “The ICC has nothing to do with Myanmar. Whatever [steps toward] prosecution the ICC has made, Myanmar has no reason to respond,” U Zaw Htay told The Irrawaddy on Friday. The President’s Office called the ICC’s demand a deliberate attempt to increase international attention and pressure on the Myanmar government. It said the ICC’s demand is not in line with international law, rules, regulations or procedures. In a decision published on Thursday, the ICC asked Myanmar to respond by July 27 to a request made in April that the ICC exercise jurisdiction over the alleged crimes. The ICC asked Myanmar to submit its views on the court’s jurisdiction and the circumstances surrounding the movement of Rohingya across the border into Bangladesh..."
Author/creator: Htet Naing Zaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2018


Title: ICC gives Myanmar deadline over Rohingya case jurisdiction
Date of publication: 24 June 2018
Description/subject: ICC gives Myanmar until July 27 to respond to a request on whether it should exercise jurisdiction over alleged crimes.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Aljazeera
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2018


Title: Decision Inviting the Competent Authorities of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to Submit Observations pursuant to Rule 103(1) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence on the “Prosecution’s Request for a Ruling on Jurisdiction under Article 19(3) o
Date of publication: 21 June 2018
Description/subject: Related documents: 07 May 2018, Decision Inviting the Competent Authorities of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to Submit Observations pursuant to Rule 103(1) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence on the “Prosecution’s Request for a Ruling on Jurisdiction under Article 19(3) of the (0.36 MB | 5 Pages) ICC-RoC46(3)-01/18-3 | Pre-Trial Chamber I 11 April 2018, Decision assigning the “Prosecution’s Request for a Ruling on Jurisdiction under Article 19(3) of the Statute” to Pre-Trial Chamber I (0.39 MB | 4 Pages) ICC-RoC46(3)-01/18-2 | President of the Pre-Trial Division 09 April 2018, Prosecution’s Request for a Ruling on Jurisdiction under Article 19(3) of the Statute (0.86 MB | 31 Pages) ICC-RoC46(3)-01/18-1 | Office of the Prosecutor
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Criminal Court (ICC)
Format/size: pdf (520K)
Alternate URLs: https://www.icc-cpi.int/CourtRecords/CR2018_03206.PDF
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2018