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Practical Prevention: How the Genocide Convention’s Obligation to Prevent Applies to Burma

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.