September 18, 2018 / 6:45 PM / 3 months ago

War crimes prosecutor begins examining alleged Rohingya deportations

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Tuesday said her office had begun a preliminary examination into whether alleged forced deportations of Rohingya from Myanmar into Bangladesh could constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity.

The decision by Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda follows a ruling at the court earlier this month that it has jurisdiction over alleged forced deportations and related crimes because, while Myanmar is not a member of the court, Bangladesh is.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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