Meanwhile, At The Hague


This morning.

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi begins to give evidence at the UN’s International Court of Justice in the Peace Palace, The Hague.

Earlier, supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi gathered outside the court ahead of her arrival for a hearing into allegations that a military campaign by Myanmar against the Rohingya Muslim minority amounted to genocide.

Aung San Suu Kyi: ‘No tolerance’ for human rights violations against Rohingya (Sky News)

Suu Kyi leads genocide defence at World Court (RTÉ)

Top pic: Matthew Smith

4 thoughts on “Meanwhile, At The Hague

      1. f_lawless

        I think there’s a strong case to be made that the reason for the reversal is because her government have refused to play ball with Western Imperialists, who see mineral-rich Myanmar as a geopolitical prize, but. are instead embracing the “New Silk Road”.

        The same tactics were then employed as before in places like Iraq, Libya and Syria – employ armed Islamic militants to destablise the region but label them “freedom fighters”. Then supposed NGOs, such as Human Rights Watch (whose tacit function is to act as a propaganda arm for the western imperialism) move in to produce one-sided narratives which manipulate public opinion in the West.

        It’s apparent that human rights atrocities have been committed but with the obvious Eurocentric bias of the ICJ and Gambia playing the role of colonial puppet to try and mask that fact, can we honestly expect her to get an impartial hearing? Certainly not in western media

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