Canada and Netherlands offer support for Gambia at International Court of Justice

Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne, announced Canada's intention to intervene in the case of The Gambia v. Myanmar. Canada and the Netherlands will work together to assist the Gambia, paying special attention to "crimes related to sexual and gender-based violence, including rape".

This case involves allegations of violations of the Genocide Convention. The Gambia has brought the case against Myanmar and aims to show how the Rohingya in Myanmar were subject to systemic discrimination and atrocities.

Press release - Global Affairs Canada