The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ)has ordered Myanmar to take emergency measures to prevent genocide of the Rohingya.
In a unanimously-ruled order issued by a panel of 17 judges, and read by presiding Judge Abdulaqawi Ahmed Yusuf, the court upheld the provisions of the 1948 Genocide Convention - saying Myanmar had "caused irreparable damage to the rights of the Rohingya".
The ICJ has also ruled that Myanmar protect all evidence for a potential genocide trial.
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi denies genocide has been committed and accuses refugees of exaggerating abuses.
Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from The Hague.