International Criminal Court

Myanmar calls it 'meritless'

Myanmar has categorically rejected the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor's request to seek jurisdiction over suspected deportations of Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh, saying it was meritless.

August 27, 2019
August 27, 2019

Atrocities on Rohingyas: Inaction of key world powers delays justice

Justice remains elusive for Rohingyas even after two years due to a lack of strong support from major world powers, like the US, China, and Russia, said legal and international experts.

August 10, 2018
August 10, 2018

Myanmar calls it 'meritless'

Myanmar has categorically rejected the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor's request to seek jurisdiction over suspected deportations of Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh, saying it was meritless.

June 22, 2018
June 22, 2018

Rohingya Displacement: ICC asks for Myanmar's observation

In a major development, the International Criminal Court yesterday asked Myanmar to submit its written observations by July 27 on the allegations of deporting over 700,000 Rohingyas to Bangladesh.

June 5, 2018
June 5, 2018

ICC can exercise its jurisdiction for trial

The International Criminal Court can exercise the territorial jurisdiction to try the perpetrators who forcibly drove out Rohingyas from Myanmar into Bangladesh, a former ICC prosecutor said yesterday.

June 2, 2018
June 2, 2018

Dhaka should back ICC initiatives

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sought to know Bangladesh's opinion on whether it can exercise its jurisdiction over the deportation of Rohingyas. Taking the significance of the move into consideration, The Daily Star interviewed some experts to know their views on it. Today we are running the interview of M Humayun Kabir, a former foreign secretary of Bangladesh and permanent representative to the UN in New York.

May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018

Rohingya persecution: Lawyers seek ICC probe

Lawyers representing 400 Rohingyas are urging the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the Myanmar military, arguing that the crime will continue and spread to other ethnic groups without getting justice for what has happened to them.

May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018

Myanmar's Crime Against Humanity: ICC likely to allow investigation

The International Criminal Court has sought to know Bangladesh's opinion on whether it can exercise jurisdiction over the deportation of Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018

Refer Myanmar to ICC now

Four global human rights bodies have demanded that the UN Security Council immediately refer the situation in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for holding accountable the perpetrators of widespread and systematic abuses against the Rohingya in Rakhine.

March 3, 2018
March 3, 2018

In search of justice

In recent times, numerous international rights organisations and leaders across the world have been arguing for the referral of the “ethnic cleansing” campaign of the Rohingyas in Rakhine State, Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The world at least owes the Rohingyas an acknowledgement of their pain and suffering, as a fact, by holding the culprits and the instigators of the ethnic cleansing

December 13, 2017
December 13, 2017

Licence to rape

As women narrate their stories of shame– of how they were raped repeatedly by Myanmar army to the media, the case becomes even more convincing for UN special representative of secretary general to put soldiers on dock at the ICC in Hague, as she promised. Only one problem, and not a small one at that, may throw the spanner in the wheel – that Myanmar is not a signatory to the Rome Statute to the ICC.