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Day 2 #Gambia v #Myanmar #ICJ begins, w/#ASSK up first. She declares #genocide is a crime, applied by #ICTR to #Rwanda but not to #Kosovo or #Croatia by #ICTY or #ICJ, because of a lack of dolus specialis.
Gambia has put fwd 'Incomplete & misleading factual picture'. Situation in #Rahkine is 'complex & not easy to fathom'. (same rhetoric as we have heard for years)
Complexities go back for yrs. Claims conflict btwn Arakan Army w/5000 fighters & the #Myanmar Army, w/Arakan Army seeking independence. The conflict has led to displacement & security measures such as curfew & checkpoints, applied to all regardless of background.
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Ok folks - Day 2 of the #ICJ #Gambia v #Myanmar provisional measures hearings going to start - important as no submissions yet by Myanmar so, first formal indication of their legal strategy. [I’ll be away on an interview for a bit so hoping we have other “live tweeters”?? :)]
Agent of Myanmar: #ASSK takes the floor as minister for foreign affairs (is this the first time an agent doesn’t have a legal background); #genocide convention “wholeheartedly” signed by Myanmar; not applied to Kosovo or exodus of Serb population from Croatia. No Specific intent
Incorrect factual situation presented to court; though suffering of innocent people. #Rakhine state background - internal armed conflict; Arakan army seeks independence; displacement & conflict, affecting civilians
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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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1. This History Thread is about mining of an array of minerals in Burma (Myanmar) where the geology features varied north-south belts of ores that have long been exploited and exported without protection for environment or workers.
2. Burma trade routes for gems and metals including lead and silver date back to ancient times. #Shan ruby mines were known in 6th Century. #Kachin jadeite was first significantly traded to China (where it would become the obsession of Emperors) in 1784.
3. 1886 British troops took Mogok ruby mines. British surveyed southern Burma tin deposits 1888-1912. Bawdwin, Namtu Shan St. (mined from 15th C. by Chinese) under British exported silver, lead, zinc; future US President Hoover mining engineer there. WW2 Japanese held Bawdwin.
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Shabaz is a notty boy. He used to bully his neighbours (who belonged to diff religion) because peaceful co-existence is a difficult job for his ppl. One day, the nbrs got angry and threw Shabaz and his people out of the colony. Now, he starts playing victim card(1/n)
#Rohingyas
You are the head of another colony where Shabaz along with his huge family wants to settle now. Your secret agencies have warned that they will create problems. WILL YOU ALLOW THEM? PS: He won't give any rent. He will sit, eat and reproduce in wholesale. (2/n)
While messing with the majority in #Rakhine, Rohingyas forgot that Myanmar isn't India.Majority is peaceful but not a FOOL.They are afraid of becming a minority bcoz they knw wht hppns wid the minorities in Islamic countries.#Rohinyas are responsible for der condition 2day. (2/n)
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Our new @amnesty investigation out today reveals that the Rohingya armed group ARSA massacred scores of Hindus in #Rakhine St, #Myanmar in August 2017, and carried out other killings and abductions of Hindus amn.st/6009DgOb1 1/n
“I saw men holding the heads and hair [of the women] and others were holding knives… then they cut their throats,” a Hindu survivor told us, about the killing of her family & other villagers in Kha Maung Seik by ARSA fighters 2/n
Eight Hindu women and eight of their children survived the massacre. They were abducted and, several days later, as the #Myanmar military sent reinforcements via helicopter, taken by ARSA to #Bangladesh 3/n
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Babul, a #Hindu refugee from Kutupalong refugee camp said "Border Guard Police, Myanmar Army, (#Buddhist) villagers and Thet people" were involved in the #HinduMassacre in #KhaMaungSeik, #Maungdaw, #Myanmar.
#Rohingya #MyanmarMilitary #AmnestyInternational
Well actual question is now credibility of amnesty now!! “Amnesty's report blaming #Rohingya ARSA forces for killing 99 hindus has been called "illogical" by the Bangladesh foreign ministry. What are the problems with the conclusions in the report? | by @shafiur
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