Press Releases

Foreign and Commonwealth Office – 2020 Press Release on the ICJ Finding on Myanmar

Below is a press release issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 23/01/2020.

The Minister for Asia and Pacific responds to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) decision that Myanmar must do more to protect the Rohingya.

Heather Wheeler, Minister for Asia and the Pacific, said:

“We welcome the International Court of Justice’s decision today on provisional measures. The Court was clear that Myanmar must do more to protect the Rohingya.

The Independent Commission of Enquiry’s admission of atrocities and its recommendations are an important first step towards meaningful domestic accountability, though we don’t agree with much of the Commission’s analysis.

We encourage the Government of Myanmar to comply with the provisional measures, which are legally-binding, and implement the Commission’s recommendations.”