The general public is hereby informed that the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will hold public hearings in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v. Myanmar) from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 December 2019, at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of the Court.

The hearings will be devoted to the request for the application of provisional measures submitted by the Republic of The Gambia on the 11thNovember 2019.

The Honourable Attorney General & Minister of Justice of The Republic of The Gambia, Mr Abubacarr  M. Tambadou will be delivering the Opening Statement at 09:00am GMT.

The schedule for the hearings is as follows:

First round of oral observations

Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Republic of The Gambia

Wednesday 11 December 2019 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Second round of oral observations

Thursday 12 December 2019

10 a.m.-11.30 a.m.: Republic of The Gambia

4.30 p.m.-6 p.m.: Republic of the Union of Myanmar

The hearings will be streamed live in English on the Court’s website( as well as on UN Web TV: ( Still photographs of the hearings will be posted on the ICJ website and the Court’s Twitter feed (@CIJ_ICJ).