While delivering his statement at the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that the Maldives will be filing a written declaration of intervention at the International Court of Justice in support of the Rohingya people.
In line with the decision taken at the 14th Islamic Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the Republic of Maldives intends to extend its support for the efforts to seek accountability for the acts of genocide committed against the Rohingya people. The decision to file the declaration was taken after President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih along with the Cabinet concluded that there are strong grounds to intervene in the case submitted by The Gambia in support of the Rohingya people.
Ms. Amal Clooney of Doughty Street Chambers has been appointed to represent the Maldives in the case before the International Court of Justice. Ms. Clooney is an accomplished barrister and humanitarian lawyer.
Foreign Ministry said that Maldives is confident in her ability to seek accountability and judicial remedies for the displaced Rohingya people.