Maldives has hired the services of prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent the persecuted Rohingya at the UN court.

“I am delighted to have been asked to represent the Maldives before the International Court of Justice. Accountability for genocide in Myanmar is long overdue and I look forward to working on this important effort to seek judicial remedies for Rohingya survivors,” the British-Lebanese lawyer said.

Clooney is married to Hollywood actor George Clooney.

Maldives said it will file a written declaration of intervention at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) supporting the Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority

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