Peace Recognition to The Gambia
December 18, 2019
The International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights,
Recalling the Buddhist Ethical Precept based on preventing to harm all sentient beings;
Considering that the Government of The Gambia has filed a lawsuit against Myanmar before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in order to stop shameful impunity, accusing Myanmar of committing Genocide against the Rohingya People, which has suffered forced displacement of more than 800 thousand people (mostly children) along with murder and sexual abuse of thousands of people in the eyes of the world;
Analyzing the fact that the criminal actions of Myanmar are a clear violation of the 1948 Convention on Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide that both The Gambia and Myanmar signed, and that it prohibits signatory States from committing genocidal acts while also forcing them to prevent and punish the crime of Genocide;
Aware that in September 2019, the UN independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar has confirmed that there was a genocidal attempt by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya People, in breach of their state obligation to prevent, investigate and punish Genocide, especially before the enormity of sexual violence perpetrated against women and girls, considering this as a state action to destroy the Rohingya People, and summoning the international community to judge General Min Aung Hlaing of Myanmar for Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes before the International Criminal Court (ICC);
Demonstrating that the international crimes committed by Myanmar are an Attack against the Sacredness of Buddhist Spirituality, since the mass media are spreading that those responsible for the Genocide are Buddhist Groups;
Showing pride by the fact that both the UN reports and the denounce of The Gambia are a monumental revalidation of the defense of the rights of the Rohingya People which the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights has been carrying out since its foundation in 2015, in fact the Buddhist Tribunal being one of the first organizations worldwide in confirming the Genocide and Crimes against Humanity that Myanmar has been carrying out since the 20th century against the Rohingya People;
Disseminating that since its foundation the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights has judged and sentenced multiple cases related to the Rohingya Genocide, demonstrating with great effort that Buddhist Spirituality is critical and not complicit in the atrocities and massacres committed in a systematic and widespread way against this Brotherly People;
Recalling that in 2015 the International Buddhist Ethics Committee has sentenced the false monk Ashin Wirathu and the Ma Ba Tha as Responsible for Discrimination, Social Segregation, Apology of Violence, False Buddhism, Complicity with Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing, Crimes against Humanity, and Violation of the Buddhist Law and Human Rights;
Reaffirming that in 2015 the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights has sentenced the civil-military dictatorship of Myanmar, and the criminal leaderships of Thein Sein, Aung San Suu Kyi & Min Aung Hlaing, as Responsible for Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing, Crimes against humanity , High Crimes against Peace, Violation of International Human Rights Law, Violation of Buddhist Law, High Crimes against women and children, War Crimes, Supreme Offense against International Morality and the Sanctity of Life, Extermination, Violations to International Humanitarian Law, Attack against Democracy, Violation of Civil and Political Rights, Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and State Terrorism;
Pointing out that in 2016 the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights has sentenced the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee (Myanmar) & Dr Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa as Responsible for Violation of the Buddhist Legal Code, Oppression and Illegal Detentions against the Buddhist Sangha, Complicity with Discrimination, Violations of the rights of women and children, Violation of Freedom of expression, Violation of the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples, Crimes against Humanity and Peace, Complicity with Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing, Violation of International Human Rights Law , Violation of International Buddhist Law, Complicity with Violations of International Humanitarian Law, War Crimes, Violations of Civil and Political Rights, Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Attack on Democracy, Complicity with Extermination and State Terrorism, and Supreme Offense against International Morality and the Sanctity of life;
Stating that in 2017 the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights judged the Norwegian Nobel Committee for failing to annul the Nobel Peace Prize to genocidal Aung San Suu Kyi, reason by which they were sentenced as Responsible for Corruption and Complicity with Crimes against Peace;
Expressing that in 2017 the International Buddhist Ethics Committee judged the World Peace Prize Awarding Council (WPPAC) for having rewarded the genocidal Dr Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, and therefore he was sentenced Responsible for Complicity with Crimes against Peace, Complicity with Violations of Buddhist Cultural Heritage, Defamation, Discrimination and Ethnocentrism, Threats and Violation of Human Rights, Corruption, Fraud, Organized Crime, and Complicity with Genocide and Islamophobia;
Notifying that in 2017 the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights has judged the Catholic Archdiocese of Yangon (Myanmar) & Cardinal Charles Maung Bo for protecting genocidal Aung San Suu Kyi, so they have been sentenced Responsible for the charges of Complicity with Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes against Humanity, Complicity with Crimes against Peace, Spiritual Fraud, Complicity with the Dictatorship, and Complicity with Violations of Fundamental Freedoms;
Taking into consideration the fact that in 2017 the International Buddhist Ethics Committee has judged Ven. Lama Lobzang for protecting the criminal Dr Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa of Myanmar, so he has been sentenced Responsible for Violation of Buddhist Law;
Bearing in mind that in 2018 the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights has judged the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) for being an accomplice of the criminal Dr Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa of Myanmar, so he has been sentenced Responsible for the charges of Violation of International Buddhist Law and Violation of International Human Rights Law;
Bearing in mind that in 2018 the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights has judged Thailand & King Maha Vajiralongkorn & Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for having committed crimes against refugees of the Rohingya People, and therefore they have been sentenced as Responsible for the charges of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, Violation of International Human Rights Law, Violation of Buddhist Law, Violations against the Rights of Refugees, and Violations against the Rights of the Child;
Examining the fact that in 2018 the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights has judged the Atlantic Council for having awarded genocidal Aung San Suu Kyi, so they have been sentenced as Responsible for the charges of Immoral Leadership, Complicity with Human Rights Violations, and Complicity with Crimes against Peace and Freedom;
Deeply concerned that around 600,000 members of the Rohingya People still remain in Myanmar, where they are violently persecuted by the civil-military dictatorship, which continues to oppress them and treat them as foreigners without civil rights within the framework of a genocide that is still happening;
- Appeals for humanity to defend the Spiritual Path of humanitarianism, righteousness, Truth and harmony.
- Affirms that the President of the Gambia and his Minister of Justice are peace champions in the struggle for the Human Rights of the Rohingya People.
- Appeals to the Norwegian Nobel Committee to deliver the Nobel Peace Prize to the President of the Gambia and his Minister of Justice, Abubacarr Tambadou, who had already participated as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, appreciating that they are leading the Gambia toward the Path of Righteousness and that they have initiated a process of transformation of the harmful patterns that the Gambia itself showed during the dictatorial governments of the past.
- Greatly valuing that a Gambia Truth Commission in December 2019 is discovering crimes against humanity carried out by former president Yahya Jammeh who had ordered crimes such as extrajudicial killings and torture of opposition politicians, carrying out arbitrary detentions and illegal experiments on hundreds of women during a witch hunt, carrying out a genocide against 56 migrants from West Africa, and even participating in sexual abuse of women during two decades of government.
- Expresses that the entire International Community should support and join the Gambian lawsuit against Myanmar before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
- Solemnly states that although the ICJ and the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights both lack the means to enforce their sentences, however, going against their judgments and decisions entails the total loss of reputation and ethical legitimacy in the eyes of Righteousness and True Justice at the international level.
- Deplores that the UN has not filed a complaint against Myanmar before the International Criminal Court (ICC), as it was a great possibility of making effective police arrests of civic-military rulers who have committed genocidal acts.
- Declares the need for all institutions of the world to comply with the commands of the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights on eliminating the awards given to the genocidal leader Aung San Suu Kyi for having betrayed human rights, such as Amnesty International, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Cities of Dublin and Oxford, and Canada Parliament have done, among others.
- Confirms that only at the end of 2018 the S. House of Representatives created resolution 1091 which states that crimes against the Rohingya People should be recognized by the US government as Genocide and Crime against Humanity, calling for investigating, prosecuting and punishing these crimes before international laws, rather than maintain the position of inaction against the Genocide of the Rohingya People that the US government has kept.
- Transmits that the law firm Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), hired by the US government to investigate the military operations of Myanmar against the Rohingya People, found thousands of proofs of Genocide, although the US later decided not to make a statement that these human rights violations constitute genocide or crimes against humanity.
- Requires that the civic-military dictatorship of Myanmar stop blocking the arrival of humanitarian aid to thousands of civilians that are in war zones, to whom it prefers to torture, abuse and murder, all of which constitute War Crimes.
- Denounces that hundreds of women and girls from the Kachin ethnic group who have been forcibly displaced and now live in camps, due to lack of access to adequate work and food caused by the Myanmar military conflict, are being trafficked to China and deceived with the promise of work to later be sold as sex slaves to Chinese single men who lack wives as a result of the cultural policy of millions of abortions of female babies, which causes irreparable damage not only because of rape but also because those women who manage to escape and return to Myanmar are then discriminated against by the communities.
- Offers ethical and spiritual support to social activists and journalists who are being censored, persecuted and illegally detained by the Myanmar civil-military dictatorship led by the de facto president Aung San Suu Kyi, not only violently oppressing peaceful civil protests but also seeking that there is no transmission of information and news about the Rohingya Genocide, as is the case with the detention of Reuters journalists called Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.
- Alerts Bangladesh that the so-called voluntary repatriation plan for Rohingya refugees living in concentration camps could be considered a Crime against humanity, since by promoting a return to an infernal cycle of torture, sexual abuse and unpunished killings it would actually be a plan of mass deportation and forced displacement that violates international human rights law and that would only remember the worst stage of Bangladesh when in the twentieth century it tried to expel 200 thousand Rohingya refugees through a technique of reduction of food that caused 12,000 refugees to starve to death, which was an act of Genocide.
- Requests that there is no impunity for Genocide, as this would destroy the entire rule of the Law worldwide, so the International Criminal Court (ICC) is ordered to stop delaying the investigation and prosecution of genocidal criminals from Myanmar, not only because it has jurisdiction over the forced deportation of 800,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh (a member of the ICC), but also because any delay causes thousands of lives to continue to be lost.
With reconciling spirit (maitri),
Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President and Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights