ICC to investigate atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

Dhaka: An International Criminal Court (ICC) official said on Monday that the people responsible for the atrocities that forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee Myanmar’s Rakhine State will be held to account. ICC’s Phakiso Mochochoko, following a visit to Bangladesh refugee camps, said the fact that Myanmar is not a signatory to the Hague-based international court “will not in any way be a hindrance” to an investigation.

Daily Sabah quoted the court’s director of jurisdiction as saying, “It may present a little bit of challenge for us in terms of investigation, but we have faced situations like this in the past, and we’ve been able to deal with them.”

Mochochoko comments came after his visit to Bangladesh’s southeastern Cox’s Bazar district, home to around 1 million Rohingya refugees.