Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO)

Press Release: 23 January 2020

Justice for All – ICJ Verdict a Win for Rohingya   ARNO welcomes the International Court of Justice “Order on Request for the Indication of Provisional Measures” announced today, January 23, 2020 at The Hague.  The Court ordered provisional measures on the basis that the current situation in Myanmar could cause the Rohingya people “irreparable harm.”

The unanimous decision found the following:
•    Myanmar must take all measures to prevent the commission of all the acts under the Genocide Convention. 
•    Myanmar should ensure that its military and any related entities do not commit or perpetrate acts of genocide. 
•    Myanmar shall take effective measures to not destroy evidence and preserve all evidence in relation to the allegations of acts of genocide.
•    Myanmar should present a report to the Court of its progress on these measures in four months’ time, and thereafter every six months until a final decision.  

ARNO recalls that Myanmar’s recent propaganda stunt, held three days ago, attempted to downplay the situation in the Arakan (Rakhine). The Commission of Enquiry issued a brief summary of its report (which has not been published). In its findings, it states that there was no genocide perpetrated against the Rohingya. As time has gone on, the international community has begun to unravel the untruths that Myanmar continues to push forward. 

ARNO calls upon the international community to ensure that the provisional measures are enforced. In addition, ARNO requests the international community to ensure the protection of the Rohingya who are currently residing in the Arakan as they may become victims of retaliation for the “good news” that the Rohingya received today from the ICJ. ARNO also requests that human rights defenders and activists on this issue also be given protection.  We reiterate our thanks to the Gambia for putting its name on record and championing this cause for the Rohingya people. 

ARNO calls upon the government of Myanmar to immediately identify any and all mass graves of Rohingya people so that a proper burial customs and practice may be followed.

Denial is a state Myanmar should no longer live in. 
For more details, please contact:

Dr Mohammad Habib Ullah +1-4438158609 or email at