"There exists a reasonable basis to believe widespread and/or systematic acts of violence may have been committed that could qualify as the crimes against humanity of deportation across the Myanmar-Bangladesh border", it said.
"The wheels of justice are turning - those who continue to shield perpetrators from accountability should think long and hard about which side of history they choose to be on", he said.
Myanmar has rejected an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into alleged crimes against the Rohingya, as its faces mounting global legal pressure over its treatment of the minority ethnic group.
The UNSC's "ongoing failure to do so is a stain on its credibility and an abdication of its responsibilities", he added.
Myanmar launched a military crackdown in 2017 that forced 740,000 Rohingya to flee over the border into sprawling camps in Bangladesh.
A UN Fact-Finding Mission has called for senior officials to be investigated and prosecuted for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide.
A spokesperson for the Rohingya community in Britain welcomed the decision while a human rights expert said it was a "significant move".
Myanmar has rejected most of the accusations and dismissed a United Nations report last September which said military officers carried out the campaign against the Rohingya with "genocidal intent" and should stand trial. She had asked judges for permission to investigate in July.
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Because Bangladesh is a signatory to the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the ICC, "we will have to provide all information sought by the ICC prosecution, and we will do it", State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam told BenarNews after the court made its announcement.
"The scale and intensity of violence committed against the Rohingya by Myanmar security forces demands an independent and impartial hearing in a court of law", McGrath said in a statement on Thursday.
The courts in Argentina have dealt with other cases of universal jurisdiction, including in relation to the government of former dictator Francisco Franco in Spain and the Falun Gong movement in China.
Myanmar's military began a counterinsurgency campaign in August 2017 in response to an insurgent attack.
"It is the first time that Rohingya victims will actually get to potentially see individuals responsible for those brutal crimes held to account", Param-Preet Singh, associate worldwide justice director at Human Rights Watch, told The Independent.
The ICC pre-trial chamber composed of presiding Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia, Judge Robert Fremr, and Judge Geoffrey Henderson also received the views on this request by or on behalf of hundreds of thousands of alleged victims. Most are denied citizenship and basic civil rights.
The UN investigators past year described the 2017 military repression in Myanmar as "genocide, quot; and asked the UN Security Council to refer the case to the ICC".
The investigation can take as long as needed to gather the required evidence.