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Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar at the International Court of Justice: 13th of December, 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar at the International Court of Justice: 13th of December, 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar at the International Court of Justice: 13th of December, 2019 Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar at the International Court of Justice: 13th of December, 2019, 8.07 MB
Friday, December 13, 2019

Rachel Simpson unpacks the current situation at the UN's highest judicial organ, the International Court of Justice. Myanmar is on trial for genocide of its Rohingya people, and State Chancellor Aung San Suu Kyi is defending her country.

Although Aung San Suu Kyi was once fêted as a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and a champion of democracy, Myanmar could possibly be the first country to be found guilty of genocide at the International Court of Justice. Rachel explains how the trial works, and walks us through the complexities of international law.