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Maldives hires Amal Clooney to represent Rohingyas at UN

Feb 27, 2020 11:37 IST

Maldives has hired prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent it at the UN court, seeking justice for persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. In a statement, Amal Clooney said, accountability for genocide in Myanmar is long overdue and she looks forward to working on this important effort to seek judicial remedies for Rohingya survivors. The Maldivian government formally joins the Muslim African state of The Gambia, in challenging Myanmar's 2017 military crackdown that sent around 740,000 Rohingyas fleeing into neighbouring Bangladesh. In a unanimous ruling last month, the International Court of Justice has ordered Myanmar to implement emergency measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingyas.

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