AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Myanmar has submitted a report on compliance with Rohingya Muslim minority protection measures passed by the United Nations Supreme Court. However, details of the document have not been published.
The mainly Muslim Gambia filed a lawsuit against Myanmar with the International Court of Justice (IGH) in November, accusing it of “ongoing genocide” against the Rohingya after expelling more than 730,000.
Pending a final decision, the judges of the International Court of Justice imposed interim measures ordering Myanmar to protect evidence of crime and prevent acts of violence. They also instructed Myanmar to update them every six months.
The first such update was submitted, the Hague-based court said on Monday. No details of the report, which an official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar told Reuters as confidential, were released.
The IGH did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In the past two months, Myanmar has released presidential guidelines instructing government officials not to commit genocide or destroy evidence and stop hate speech.
But right-wing groups say that no sensible steps have been taken to end atrocities against the Rohingya.
A military spokesman from Myanmar said Friday that the army had provided “complete and accurate” information to the civilian government that compiled the report.
(Reporting by Anthony Deutsch and Toby Sterling; editing by Toby Chopra and John Stonestreet)