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#Germany #TheGambia #BadenWuerttemberg #Stuttgart #raid #criminals #refugees

The Attorney General is investigating several asylum seekers from The Gambia. They are believed to have been involved in torture, ill-treatment and murder in their home country as military personnel.
The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), together with officials from the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) Baden-Württemberg, searched the homes of seven Gambian nationals on Wednesday for information.
The men are suspected of being involved in the torture, ill-treatment and murder of opposition figures for the regime of former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh. The seven suspects are registed as reguees and sayed they are relativs to units of a failed coup 2014.
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#FunFact #TheGambia

The Gambia is the smallest nation on mainland africa and is surrounded by Senegal. Its also called the smiling coast of Africa. Its the 159th largest nation in the world with 10,689 square kilometers (4,127 square miles).
The Gambia is a very small and narrow country with the border based on the Gambia River. The country is less than 48 kilometers (30 miles) wide at its greatest width. 11.5% of the country is total water by the Gambia river.
The first written records of the region come from Arab traders in the 9th and 10th centuries. The Portuguese reached this area by sea in the mid-15th century, and began to dominate overseas trade.
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OK. Here we go. #ICJ Provisional Measures Order #TheGambia v #Myanmar #Rohingya #Genocideconvention Judge Sebutinde - not on the bench.
- Background of application - omitting procedural history etc.
Reference to #Rohingya group that self-identifies as Rohingya; prima facie jurisdiction need not be definitive as to merits of the case - art 36(1) ICJ Statute & Art 9 Genocide Convention - this needs to be satisfied first
Parties to GC - no reservation to art 9 by Myanmar but to art 6 & 8; no reservations of Gambia; “dispute” exists where hold “clearly opposite views” re performance/non-performance of obligations;one party maintains dispute, other denies it. Therefore compromissory clause comes in
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Day 3 - last day of #ICJ provisional measures hearings, #TheGambia v #Myanmar #GenocideConvention #Rohingya. First up, #TheGambia Reichler: Myanmar not denied UN #FFM conclusion of “inference of genocidal intent” or the 7 indicators; 2019 report para 224 - extreme brutality;
Quoted ASSK admission of #IHL violations; ignoring of #sexual violence; #hate narratives - commander in chief Min Aung Hlaing #Facebook page quoted; discriminatory policies including #citizenship law & NVC process; govt tolerance of hate; failure to investigate prosecute
This last one was the only point disputed by Myanmar - “what state is she talking about?” - military justice system must investigate & prosecute - difficulties admitted by ASSK; how can the #Tatmadaw hold itself accountable when top 6 commanders recommend for prosecution?
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Here we go. Commencement of provisional measures hearings at the #ICJ: first up, the appointment of the two #judges #adhoc - biographies of Navanethem Pillay & Claus Kress - chosen by #TheGambia & #Myanmar respectively. Art. 31, ICJ #Statute.
Priority of request of indication of provisional measures prioritized over all other cases, balanced with opportunity for parties to be represented. 3 hours per party Tuesday & Wednesday, after which reply on Thursday for each. ICJ Procedure.
No entering into merits of case, stick to requirements for provisional measures.
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