The International Criminal Court (ICC) decided on Thursday that Myanmar had the authority to investigate crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine province. In a statement by The Hague-based court, "The court has jurisdiction over crimes against expatriate humanity allegedly committed against members of the Rohingya people." Said. "The reason for this is that an element of this crime - the crossing of a border - takes place on the territory of a State Party" [Bangladesh].
The statement also states that "(ICC Rome) may also exercise jurisdiction in respect of other offenses such as crimes committed against oppression and / or other inhuman actions in Article 5 of the Constitution". the prosecutor should take into account the legally binding provisions "as long as it continues to preliminarily investigate alleged crimes committed against the Rohingya people".
The court also said that a preliminary examination should be conducted within a reasonable time. According to Amnesty International, since August 25, 2017, 750,000 Rohingya, mostly children and women, fled to neighboring Bangladesh after they began to press on the minority Muslim community of Myanmar forces. According to Doctors Without Borders, at least 9,400 Rohingya in Rakhine Province, Myanmar, were killed from August 24, 2017 until September 24, 2017.
In a December rapport, the global humanitarian group said that 71.7 percent or 6,700 Rohingya's deaths were caused by violence. They include 730 children under 5 years of age. Rohingya, defined by the UN as the most persecuted people in the world, has faced increasing fear of attack since it was killed dozens of people in violence in 2012. UN mass gang rape, documented murders - including infants and young children - losses made by brutal beatings and security officials. A raporda, UN inspectors said such violations constituted a crime against humanity.