PRELIMINARY JUDGMENT AND DISPOSITIONS
To read the 32-page Preliminary Judgment in full, see here. Note that this is a preliminary version of the Judgment, edited on 27 September 2017 following its summary announcement in Kuala Lumpur on 22 September.
The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal’s dispositions on the crimes are as follows:
From the foregoing testimonies and documents submitted, the Tribunal is of the view beyond reasonable doubt that the state of Myanmar is guilty of war crimes perpetrated against the Kachin people.
From the foregoing testimonies and documents submitted, the Tribunal is of the view beyond reasonable doubt that crimes against humanity were committed against the Rohingya, other Muslim civilian populations in Myanmar and the Kachin.
On the strength of the evidence presented, the Tribunal reached the consensus ruling that the state of Myanmar has the intent to commit genocide against the Kachin people and the other Myanmar Muslims. Further, the State of Myanmar is guilty of the crime of genocide against the Rohingya. Moreover, that genocide against the Rohingya is now taking place with ongoing acts of genocide and the possibility the casualties of that genocide could be even higher in the future if nothing is done to stop it.
Regarding the other Myanmar Muslims and the Kachin, even if the implementation of the genocide is not yet taking place, the Tribunal needs to issue a clear alert that the continuation of the process of persecution, together with crimes against humanity and war crimes, could amount to the implementation of genocide in the near future.