The International Criminal Court has officially launched an investigation into Myanmar.
The intergovernmental organisation and international tribunal that sits in The Hague today said they will be investigating the crime of deportation which also includes crimes against humanity.
Phakiso Mochochoko, director of the Department of Jurisdiction, Cooperation and Complementarity, made the announcement at a press conference at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel in Dhaka this afternoon.
“Justice will be delivered,” Mochochoko said following the announcement.
Investigations from the Office of the Prosecutor will now carefully and thoroughly seek to uncover the truth about what happened to the Rohingya people in Myanmar which brought them here to Bangladesh, the press release added.
The ICC has jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.