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Myanmar’s lawyer to critics on genocide case: Everyone has right to defence

Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Canadian lawyer William Schabas, an international scholar on genocide, has been criticised by friend and foe for first researching crimes against the Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar, and now defending the state accused of perpetrating them.   William Schabas, a Canadian attorney defending Myanmar against genocide charges at the U.N.’s […]

Myanmar’s lawyer to critics on genocide case: Everyone has right to defence

William Schabas, a Canadian attorney defending Myanmar against genocide charges at the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ), poses for a photo before an interview with Reuters in The Hague, Netherlands, Dec 12, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Eva Plevier) 13 Dec 2019 09:32AM (Updated: 13 Dec 2019 09:44AM) Share this content Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/myanmar-united-nations-hague-genocide-william-schabas-defence-12181120 https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/myanmar-united-nations-hague-genocide-william-schabas-defence-12181120?fbclid=IwAR1NX90YG3KKtz_P3BXmQEDz3A49XC0TVJ6MJQA0mao4fUHFV0m_qiWukKk

Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Myanmar Against Rohingya Genocide Accusations

After hearing a roll call of horrors inflicted on Rohingya Muslims, the Nobel laureate explains Myanmar’s case in The Hague. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who now shares power with the Myanmar military that once kept her under house arrest, at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Wednesday.Credit…Koen Van Weel/Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau […]

ICJ hearing begins with Gambia putting its case against Myanmar

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (C-R) and Abubacarr Tambadou (3-L), minister of justice of The Gambia, appear before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, 10 December. Photo: EPA The UN’s top court has begun a hearing into Myanmar’s Rakhine crisis with Gambia in the opening […]

Myanmar has failed to protect Rohingya: Gambia official

It is about time the global community’s conscience is awakened to the Rohingya’s plight, says Gambia’s justice minister Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou BANJUL, Gambia  Myanmar has failed in its obligations to protect the rights of its Rohingya Muslim minority under the UN Genocide Convention, said Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou. Tambadou recently spoke with […]

High stakes: Myanmar’s Lady gambles image in Rohingya genocide lawsuit

FRANCH 24 08/12/2019 From democracy champion to defending Myanmar against genocide charges, the shock decision by civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to face the UN’s top court risks further damaging her image overseas and deepening the siege mentality at home. “We stand with you,” proclaim billboards across Myanmar, sporting beaming portraits of the Nobel […]

Canada: Using all tools against Myanmar for solution to Rohingya crisis

Dhaka Tribune Tribune Desk December 7th, 2019 File photo of Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Benoit Préfontaine Collected The causes and solutions to the crisis lie in Myanmar, Benoit Préfontaine said Canada has said they are using all tools at their disposal, including sanctions, against Myanmar leaders and companies as well as diplomatic efforts to […]