Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called on World Court judges to dismiss an accusation of genocide against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, saying its own justice system should be given the chance to work first.
Gambia has accused Myanmar of violating the 1948 Genocide Convention in a military campaign that expelled more than 730,000 Rohingya from Myanmar.
The African country has asked the International Court of Justice to order "provisional measures" to prevent more harm.
But Suu Kyi, who has denied genocide, said the UN court should not have jurisdiction.
"Myanmar requests the court to remove the case from its list," Suu Kyi said on the third and final day of hearings in The Hague on Thursday.
"In the alternative (the court should) reject the request for provisional measures submitted by the Gambia."
Presiding Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf said the 17-judge panel would render an order "as soon as possible", but gave no specific date.
Gambia insisted earlier that Myanmar could not be trusted to hold its soldiers accountable for alleged atrocities against its Rohingya minority, dismissing calls from Suu Kyi for the court to wait for the outcome of accountability efforts and local trials.
Gambia lawyer Paul Reichler said Myanmar had not even tried during the hearings to deny most of the accusations of extreme violence levelled at its military, known as the Tatmadaw, nor of the mass deportation of Rohingya following a 2017 crackdown.
Statements from Myanmar that it was taking action to prosecute soldiers accused of wrongdoing were not credible, he said.
"How can anyone possibly expect the Tatmadaw to hold itself accountable for genocidal acts against the Rohingya, when six of its top generals including the commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, have all been accused of genocide by the UN fact-finding mission and recommended for criminal prosecution," Reichler said.
He was referring to the findings of UN investigators who in an August 2018 report said the Myanmar military had carried out killings and mass rape with "genocidal intent" in the 2017 operation.
Gambia's legal team had outlined graphic testimony from their report at the first day of hearings on Tuesday.
More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar to Bangladesh after the military launched its crackdown. The UN investigators have said 10,000 people may have been killed.
Australian Associated Press