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Why the Gambia’s plea for the Rohingya matters for international justice

In early December, the International Court of Justice heard arguments filed by the Gambia against Myanmar for violations of the Genocide Convention. This included...

Aung San Suu Kyi at the ICJ: when the personal is political

Myanmar’s leader personally faces allegations while avoiding the task of changing the country’s trajectory

Freed Myanmar journos a symbol of Suu Kyi’s tarnished image

Suu Kyi was once the darling of the foreign media, but her silence over the persecuted Rohingya minority has drawn widespread condemnation

Myanmar grants jailed Reuters journalists amnesty

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were mobbed by media as they stepped out of Yangon's notorious Insein prison after their lengthy detention

Top Myanmar court rejects appeal of Reuters journalists

Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been behind bars since their arrest in December 2017 under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act

Myanmar’s opium farmers cling on to lucrative crop

In 2018, the area of opium poppy cultivation in the country dropped by 10% to 37 300 hectares from the previous year

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Ruling decried as 'another injustice' against Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were investigating 2017 killings of Rohingya

Myanmar Reuters journalists appeal seven-year sentence

Their conviction in September sparked widespread global condemnation

Messages of support for Myanmar Reuters reporters as they mark year in jail

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in Yangon on December 12 and handed seven-year jail sentences under a state secrets law

The Myanmar generals accused of ‘genocide’

​A UN probe is calling for six members of Myanmar's military to be investigated for 'genocide' against the Rohingya

Suu Kyi defends court decision to jail Reuters reporters

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were each imprisoned for seven years last week for breaching the country's hardline Official Secrets Act

Myanmar rejects ICC ruling to probe Rohingya deportations

Following the International Criminal Court's unprecedented ruling, Myanmar says it has no obligation to respect it

Myanmar rejects UN probe findings of Rohingya ‘genocide’

On Monday, a UN probe detailed evidence of genocide and crimes against humanity 'perpetrated on a massive scale' towards the Rohingya.

Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists

Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, have been detained in Myanmar's infamous Insein prison since December in the case which has ignited a global outcry

Catalogue of abuse: Seeking justice for the Rohingya

Different teams of investigators in the world's biggest refugee camp in Bangladesh have been quietly documenting the events of 2017

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