This report series examines whether the government of Burma (also known as Myanmar) is complying with its obligation to prevent genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. This obligation stems from the International Court of Justice’s order—issued in the case of The Gambia v. Myanmar—that requires Burma to “take all measures within its power” to prevent the commission of genocide against the Rohingya, a Muslim minority group.
This first report sets out the legal framework and explains that the obligation to prevent genocide includes identifying and mitigating risk factors.
This second report examines how the government of Burma can uphold its obligations to prevent genocide, as called for by the International Court of Justice. It looks specifically at the right to citizenship and the right to participate in public affairs.