DHAKA, Bangladesh

A top UN representative is urging the international community to pressure Myanmar to obey any decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding alleged genocide and human rights abuses perpetrated by its army against the Rohingya community.

“The international community should be alert to make sure that Myanmar does not evade any responsibility and must abide by the order issued by the International Court of Justice,” Professor Yanghee Lee, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, said Thursday while addressing the media in Bangladesh’s capital.

The UN’s top court later announced its

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