In closing remarks to the ICJ, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi asks the court to drop the genocide case against Myanmar and voices confidence the ICOE can address rights abuses.
Lawyers for The Gambia say the same generals who are accused of genocide cannot be trusted to prosecute their soldiers for crimes against the Rohingya.
The Irrawaddy asked prominent figures for their views on the arguments put forward by Myanmar’s legal team in response to The Gambia’s genocide lawsuit at the ICJ.
An understanding of key facts is missing from the prevailing international view of The Gambia’s genocide case against Myanmar.
Calling the Rohingya crisis an ‘internal conflict’, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi tells the ICJ the military’s actions in Rakhine do not meet the legal definition of genocide.
Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army leader Ataullah has thanked The Gambia for bringing genocide charges against the Myanmar military to the International Court of Justice.
Thai tech firm to reimburse at least 10,000 workers about $10 million in a rare move that has drawn attention to plight of migrant laborers forced to pay recruitment fees.
On this day in 1961, Myanmar opened the second Southeast Asian Peninsular Games. It dominated the medals table, in contrast to the current performances in the Philippines.
At a rally in Yangon, leaders of Myanmar’s religious groups express support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s efforts to contest a genocide case against the country at the ICJ.
Shan and Karen activists say for decades they suffered similar abuse to that endured by the Rohingya in 2017 and that the generals should face justice.
The case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice alleging genocide against the Rohingya is underway in The Hague. The hearings will continue through Thursday.
AA leader warns India-backed Kaladan project and others it will start collecting ‘taxes’ in parts of Rakhine, Chin states; those who fail to pay will be ‘destroyed’.
Canada and the Netherlands issue statement urging all signatories to UN Genocide Convention to support The Gambia’s case against Myanmar at the World Court.
Beijing wants Hong Kong cabinet reshuffle by year-end, paper reports, but leader Carrie Lam says she is focused on restoring order; more protests planned for Tuesday.
As she leads Myanmar’s legal team to the ICJ, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi returns to the international spotlight, playing a new role: defender of the national interest.