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Richard Roewer

Richard Roewer is a DPhil student at the DPIR, University of Oxford, and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Asian Studies at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA). His research analyses the consequences of democratic party formation under authoritarian rule with a focus on the National League for Democracy in Myanmar.

On the 12 December, 2019 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concluded its public hearings on the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by the Republic of The Gambia in the case of the application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v. Myanmar). The case is the first of three cases against Myanmar in a move to hold the country accountable for the atrocities committed against the Rohingya minority in Rakhine State since August 2017, which drove 730.000 into neighbouring Bangladesh. The International Criminal Court launched an investigation into the persecution of the Rohingya on 14 November while a separate case under the principle of universal jurisdiction was filed in Argentina.  For the …