By Kouthar Sambo The Al Quds Foundation (SA) and the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) will be hosting a picket tomorrow, 1 November, from 12:00 until 14:00. The coordinator of the Al Quds Foundation and the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), Younis Allie, clarified the details of the event which was initially[…]
By Kouthar Sambo Palestinian supporters showcased their support in commemoration of Nakba Day on Monday, 15 May highlighting 75 years of forced displacement and expulsion of Palestinians. With heightened emotion, hundreds of supporters gathered at the Muir Street Mosque in District 6 and made their way through Hanover and Adderley[…]
INTERNATIONAL China’s detention of Uighurs and other mostly Muslim ethnic minorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang may amount to “crimes against humanity”, the United Nations human rights office said in a long-delayed report that was finally published late on Wednesday. The 45-page report (PDF) called on Beijing to immediately[…]
INTERNATIONAL British human rights lawyer, Helena Kennedy, has said that Turkiye should face charges before the International Court of Justice for being complicit in acts of genocide against the Yazidi people, The Guardian reports. According to the report, Kennedy endorsed an investigation against Syria and Iraq for failing to prevent the killings.[…]
Civil society groups have urged the countries convening a UN-backed Rohingya donor conference to acknowledge that genocide was committed against the ethnic minority in Myanmar, as the United Kingdom announced new funding for the tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees now living in camps in Bangladesh. With the donor conference[…]
Canada and the Netherlands will formally join The Gambia’s legal bid to hold Myanmar accountable over allegations of genocide against its mostly-Muslim Rohingya minority in a move described by observers as historic. In a joint statement on Wednesday, Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok said[…]
Rohingya refugees have accused former Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi of lying to the International Court of Justice in a testimony in which she denied that her country’s armed forces were guilty of genocide against the mostly Muslim minority group. “The world will judge their claim of no genocide[…]
Muslim-majority Rohingya demanded Myanmar be held to account at the United Nations‘s top court in The Hague, where Myanmar leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is set to defend the country against charges of genocide of the minority community. More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in 2017 after a brutal military-led crackdown the[…]
Gambia, one of the smallest countries on the African continent, has filed a lawsuit at the United Nations’ top court accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against the Rohingya Muslims. According to reports by Al Jazeera, “More than 730 000 Rohingya, most of them Muslims, fled to neighbouring Bangladesh following a[…]
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – The National Verification Card (NVC) scheme targetting Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims is part of a systematic campaign by Myanmar authorities to erase their identity, according to a new report by Fortify Rights published on Tuesday. The human rights organisation says the NVC process and denial of citizenship fall within the jurisdiction of[…]
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