Rohingya Action Ireland To Join at Mass Rohingya Solidary Rally at International Court of Justice, The Hague

Press Release

November 29, 2019

Delegates from Rohingya Action Ireland (RAI) will be in attendance at the International Court of Justice in the Hague on December 11  to support the case lodged by The Gambia to call Myanmar to account for the crime of Genocide against the Rohingya.

RAI along with Carlow College St Patrick’s, Carlow Cricket Club, Carlow County Development Partnership, Community Work Ireland, The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI), Burma Action Ireland, IT Carlow, TU Dublin, Visual Carlow, St Mary’s Parish, Church of Ireland, ESU, USI, FORSA and other local and national civil society groups in Ireland, are appalled by the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Myanmar Military and Aung San Suu Kyi.

The Myanmar Military’s use of sexual violence as a weapon of war is morally and socially repugnant. We urge the International Court of Justice to hold the Myanmar military accountable for the crimes perpetrated by the Myanmar military.

We are deeply concerned and appalled by the Myanmar Military’s use of rape as a weapon of war. It has been well documented that girls, young women and adult women have been subjected to gang rape by the Myanmar military. This is a serious crime against humanity and is part of Myanmar’s military to obliterate and dehumanize the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

For more information:

Stephanie McDermott

Secretary, Rohingya Action Ireland

Lecturer, Carlow College, St. Patrick’s