Myanmar rejects international court's right to Rohingya probe

Myanmar rejects international court's right to Rohingya probe

Rohingya refugees shout slogans as they take part in a protest at the Kutupalong refugee camp to mark the one year anniversary of their exodus in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Aug 25, 2018. (Reuters photo)
Rohingya refugees shout slogans as they take part in a protest at the Kutupalong refugee camp to mark the one year anniversary of their exodus in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Aug 25, 2018. (Reuters photo)

NAY PYI TAW: Myanmar's government has rejected an International Criminal Court ruling that it has jurisdiction to investigate allegations that Myanmar security forces violated international law by driving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homes.

It said Thursday's decision by the Hague-based court was "the result of faulty procedure and is of dubious legal merit."

The office of Myanmar President Win Myint also reiterated on Friday that it has no obligation to respect the court's ruling because the country is not a party to the treaty that established the institution.

A special UN commission on Monday recommended prosecuting senior Myanmar military officers for suspected genocide.



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