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Myanmar Genocide Hearings Open, Overshadowed by Question of Recognition
February 22, 2022

Myanmar Genocide Hearings Open, Overshadowed by Question of Recognition

By Sebastian Strangio
The International Court of Justice has drawn criticism for allowing representatives of the military junta to represent Myanmar at hearings this week.

Myanmar Shadow Government Drops Objections to ICJ’s Rohingya Genocide Case
February 03, 2022

Myanmar Shadow Government Drops Objections to ICJ’s Rohingya Genocide Case

By Sebastian Strangio
Assuming responsibility for the ICJ case is a means for the National Unity Government to assert its position as Myanmar's legitimate government.
Myanmar Junta Orders Judges to Ignore Correspondence From International Courts
December 31, 2021

Myanmar Junta Orders Judges to Ignore Correspondence From International Courts

By Sebastian Strangio
A leaked memo offers some insight into how the military administration views the advancing criminal cases against its top leaders.

ICC Authorizes Investigation Into Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings
September 16, 2021

ICC Authorizes Investigation Into Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings

By Sebastian Strangio
Judges say that the “specific legal element of the crime against humanity of murder” has been met in the sanguinary crackdown.

The Pitfalls of International Justice in Myanmar
April 07, 2021

The Pitfalls of International Justice in Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
Will threats of international criminal prosecutions against the junta's leaders make compromise more likely – or less?

Philippines Admits Police Culpability in Deadly Drug War
March 05, 2021

Philippines Admits Police Culpability in Deadly Drug War

By Nick Aspinwall
An international investigation of extrajudicial killings in the Philippine drug war remains unlikely, even after a stunning admission by the justice secretary.

New UN Report Airs Concerns About Human Rights in Sri Lanka
January 28, 2021

New UN Report Airs Concerns About Human Rights in Sri Lanka

By Associated Press
The U.N.'s human rights chief says it is "time for international action to ensure justice for international crimes."
Myanmar Soldiers Confess to Rakhine Atrocities
September 09, 2020

Myanmar Soldiers Confess to Rakhine Atrocities

By Sebastian Strangio
The graphic videotaped admissions mark a step towards international accountability – but there is a long way to go.

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