Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses judges of the International Court of Justice at The Hague, Netherlands on Wednesday. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP Photo

The case brought to the International Court of Justice by The Gambia against the state of Myanmar alleging genocide or genocidal intent in the crackdo(...)

Rohingya refugees watch ICJ proceedings at a restaurant in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Thursday. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

In a brief appearance before the closing session of the UN court hearing allegations of genocide against Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has issued a final (...)

Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the UN’s International Court of Justice on Wednesday in The Hague. Photograph:  Koen Van Weel/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Celebrity or villain? There have been times during the past few days when nobody – the media included – seemed quite sure how to characterise Aung San(...)

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on Wednesday at the case filed   by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

In a remarkable show of solidarity with the generals who once imprisoned her, Myanmar’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has issued a detailed denia(...)

The Gambia’s justice minister Abubacarr Tambadou and Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi attend a hearing in a case filed by The Gambia against Myanmar’s alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will defend Myanmar’s military before the world on Wednesday when she addresses the UN’s top court to rebut shocking e(...)

 Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi  with Wouter Jurgens (left), Netherlands ambassador to Myanmar:  Aung San Suu Kyi is to appear at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

A momentous legal confrontation will take place at the UN’s highest court this week when the Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi appears in pers(...)

A Rohingya refugee man pulls a child as they walk to the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat in 2017. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Irrespective of the rights and wrong of the case itself, Aung San Suu Kyi’s decision to appear personally before the International Court of Justice (I(...)

 Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi: former political prisoner has drawn heavy external criticism over her response to the military crackdown in western Myanmar. Photograph: Nyein Chan Naing

Aung San Suu Kyi will lead a team to The Hague to “defend” Myanmar against accusations of genocide, putting the country’s de facto leader at odds with(...)

A man holds a portrait of Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief  Gen Min Aung Hlaing during a rally to denounce  US sanctions in Yangon earlier this month. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Call it the courtroom war of the colonels. More than two dozen Myanmar army colonels have bypassed the battlefield to fight their adversaries in civil(...)

Thousands of Buddhists listen to Sitagu Sayadaw, one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist leaders, in Paleik in November 2017. Photograph: Minzayar Oo/The New York Times

The Buddhist abbot was sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when the petrol bomb exploded within earshot. Bu(...)

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