The hearing of the Rohingya genocide case at the International Court of Justice or ICJ is set to begin Monday in the Hague.
Members of the persecuted Muslim minority have growing concerns over allowing Burma’s ruling military junta to participate in court proceedings.
They believe it would be tantamount to supporting decades of killings and oppressive measures.
The ICJ is the top judicial body under the United Nations.
Rights defenders and Rohingya Muslims say those responsible for committing gross human rights violations should be brought to justice.
Abdul Fayaz, a Rohingya leader, said the ICJ has brought a glimmer of hope for his community.
Fayaz escaped the brutal military clampdown of his homeland more than two decades ago.
He has been living in a camp in Bangladesh’s remote Bhasan Char Island for the last few months.