On 23 January 2020 the International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to take immediate action to prevent genocide.
The “provisional measures” require Myanmar to prevent genocidal acts, ensure military and police forces do not commit genocidal acts, preserve all evidence of genocidal acts, and report on compliance with these provisional measures. The measures are also automatically sent to the UN Security Council.
Dr. Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, was interviewed by the BBC regarding this historic decision.
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