Canada welcomes International Court of Justice ruling on interim measures on Myanmar


January 23, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Canada welcomes the unanimous decision taken today by the International Court of Justice [ICJ] to apply interim measures in the current case between The Gambia and Myanmar concerning the Genocide Convention. We urge the Government of Myanmar to fully comply with this decision and to cooperate with the ICJ.

“Canada has been a strong and consistent advocate for accountability in Myanmar since the onset of the current crisis in August 2017. We have supported The Gambia in its case, including through the attendance at proceedings in The Hague by the Honourable Bob Rae, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to Myanmar.

“We will continue to work with our partners, including the Netherlands, to determine the most effective means to support The Gambia’s efforts. We are considering all options.”

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