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World Suu Kyi set to make history in Hague genocide case

03:55  08 december  2019
03:55  08 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will head a team of lawyers to hearings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in Nonetheless the court found Serbia guilty of violating the convention by failing to prevent genocide . It is hard to compare the Bosnia-Serbia case to Myanmar

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will head a team of lawyers to hearings at the Still a ruling against Myanmar could hurt its international reputation and set legal precedent. The court has handed down a final judgment in one other genocide case in the past, in which Bosnia

Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is set to make legal history when she defends Myanmar in The Hague this week against charges of genocide targeting the Buddhist state's minority Rohingya Muslims.

a person sitting on a stage: Aung San Suu Kyi's international reputation has been tarnished by her response to the Rohingya crisis© Thet AUNG Aung San Suu Kyi's international reputation has been tarnished by her response to the Rohingya crisis

The tiny west African state of Gambia, acting on behalf of the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, will ask the International Court of Justice to take emergency measures to halt Myanmar's "ongoing genocidal actions".

But in a highly unusual move, the office of Nobel Peace laureate and Myanmar civilian leader Suu Kyi has said she will lead a team to the UN's highest court, based in the turreted Peace Palace in the Netherlands.

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Ms Suu Kyi , who will personally represent her fledgling democracy when the first hearings kick off on Tuesday at the International Court of Justice in “It is a way to show support for Mother Suu ,” she told the Myanmar Times, using Ms Suu Kyi ’s local nickname. The lawsuit charging genocide , including

Aung San Suu Kyi , the once-lauded democracy champion will be defending Myanmar's 2017 military crackdown against the Rohingya minority AFP/File. Thousands rallied in support of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar Saturday, on the eve of her departure for the UN's top court to defend Myanmar

Legal experts said Suu Kyi would be one of the first national leaders to personally address the tribunal since it was set up in 1946 after World War II to rule in disputes between countries.

Her plan to appear before the court's judges for the three-day hearing starting Tuesday was "unprecedented and also very unwise", Cecily Rose, an assistant professor in international law at Leiden University, told AFP.

"States never ever send politicians to lead legal teams at the ICJ," she said.

Although Oxford-educated Suu Kyi's background was "impressive, she has no legal qualifications and would be completely at sea before the court," Rose added.

- 'Defend' Myanmar's interests -

Around 740,000 Rohingya were forced to flee into camps in Bangladesh after Myanmar's military launched a violent crackdown on the group in 2017, which UN investigators concluded amounted to genocide.

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  Top UN court hears Rohingya genocide allegations The U.N.’s highest court on Tuesday begins a hearing into allegations of genocide in Myanmar over the military campaign against the Rohingya minority, with leader Aung San Suu Kyi set to defend those who once held her under house arrest. © Provided by Associated Press In this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, photo provided by the Myanmar State Counsellor Office, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, is greeted by a Myanmar official upon her arrival at Rotterdam Airport in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Aung San Suu Kyi ’s appearance at the The Hague in December is likely to be her most full-throated and high-profile defence of her country’s actions If the ICJ takes up the case , it will be the first time the court in The Hague has investigated genocide claims on its own without relying on the findings of

THE HAGUE , Netherlands—State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will head a team of lawyers to Still a ruling against Myanmar could hurt its international reputation and set legal precedent. The court has handed down a final judgment in one other genocide case in the past, in which Bosnia

The case will be the first international legal attempt to bring Myanmar to justice over the crisis, and is a rare example of a country suing another over an issue to which it is not directly a party.

Muslim-majority Gambia's case alleges that Myanmar has breached the 1948 UN Genocide Convention. It is seeking the special measures pending a future decision by the court on whether to take on the wider case.

Any final judgment could take years.

Suu Kyi has said she is heading to The Hague in order to "defend the national interests of Myanmar".

Myanmar is expected to argue that the court has no jurisdiction, that its military operation was targeting Rohingya militants and that its own investigations into alleged abuse are adequate.

However, Suu Kyi's international reputation has been tarnished by her response to the crisis, with critics saying she is acting as an apologist for the same military that kept her under house arrest for many years.

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Aung San Suu Kyi will appear before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to contest a case filed by Gambia accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, her government said on Wednesday.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will head a team of lawyers to hearings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague next week to defend the country against accusations of genocide against the Rohingya Muslims. The ICJ, also called the World Court, is the highest United Nations legal body.

- 'Personally responsible' -

Experts say Suu Kyi now risks being in the legal firing line herself.

"It's highly unusual for top leaders to go to the ICJ themselves to defend their countries," said Willem van Genugten, professor of international law at the Netherlands' Tilburg University.

"What you often see is that they come to The Hague when a case is launched to attract extra publicity," he added, for example when then-Bolivian president Evo Morales came to The Hague for a ruling on a border dispute with Chile.

Myanmar faces other legal challenges, including an investigation by the International Criminal Court -- another Hague-based tribunal set up in 2002 to probe war crimes -- and a lawsuit in Argentina.

This week's case will be only the fourth in the ICJ's history invoking the genocide convention, after two involving the 1990s Balkans wars and another one between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda in 2002.

ICJ judges have only once ruled that genocide was committed: the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Bosnia.

"What might be seen as unusual about Aung San Suu Kyi leading the Myanmar delegation is the fact that she is viewed as personally responsible at some level for Myanmar's alleged wrongdoing," Mike Becker, assistant international law professor at Trinity College in Dublin, told AFP.

"Suu Kyi is not personally on trial at the ICJ... but her presence will be remarkable."

Turkey blasts U.S. after Senate passes resolution recognizing Armenian genocide .
Speaking Saturday at the Doha Forum, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu echoed his own earlier comments that those who supported the resolution are cowards. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The Turkish government vociferously opposed the measure to recognize the genocide. It had been blocked by the White House and three times by three different Republican senators, but passed Thursday.

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