Sharing a reflection by Rene Wadlow on the significance of the World Court's recent ruling regarding the commission of genocide against Rohingya people in Myanmar.
"When the Convention was being drafted, the competent organs of the United Nations was thought to be the Security Council. However, despite factual evidence of mass killings, some with an intent to destroy "in whole or in part" an ethnic group in Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Sudan, no Contracting Party to the Genocide Convention has ever called for an action under Article VIII of the Convention. Now Gambia has acted, with a focus on the highest legal body within the U.N. system."
Burma must take all measures in its power to prevent genocide of 600,000 Rohingya who remain vulnerable to violence at the hands of the military.