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UN expert calls for democracy reform and human rights in Myanmar
UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee urged the Myanmar Government Tuesday to embrace human rights and democracy during her last Human Rights Council report in Geneva. In her report Lee called on Myanmar to amend its constitution, change citizenship a (More)
Myanmar parliament rejects constitutional amendment to reduce military political power
The National League for Democracy (NLD), headed by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, failed Tuesday to reduce the role of the military in Myanmar's parliament. The NLD proposed amendments to the 2008 constitution, which requires more than 75 per (More)
Trump adds restrictions to more countries, bringing travel ban total to thirteen
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced yesterday that President Trump had signed a proclamation adding travel restrictions to six more countries, effectively barring potential immigrants from these six countries from entering the United (More)
ICJ rules Myanmar must prevent Rohingya genocide
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled unanimously Thursday that Myanmar must take "provisional measures" to prevent the ongoing genocide of the remaining Rohingya in Myanmar, to preserve evidence and to make regular reports to the court. (More)
Myanmar panel denies genocide, finds war crimes against Rohingya
A Myanmar government sponsored commission tasked with investigating human rights violations in Rakhine State concluded on Monday that soldiers likely committed war crimes against its Rohingya Muslim community but found no evidence of genocide. The (More)
State of Kerala sues India in Supreme Court alleging citizenship law is discriminatory
The State of Kerala filed a lawsuit against India in the India Supreme Court on Tuesday alleging that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) violates the constitution. Kerala alleges that the CAA results "in classifications based on religion and bas (More)
ICJ begins hearings over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday started its first round of hearings in The Gambia's case against Myanmar for alleged genocide of the Rohingya minority. This initial hearing will last three days and is focused on The Gambia's reque (More)
Aung San Suu Kyi named in criminal complaint of genocide against Myanmar's Rohingya
Human rights groups filed a criminal lawsuit in Argentina on Wednesday, alleging that the government and military of Myanmar, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, have committed crimes against humanity and genocide against the ethnic Rohingya (More)
ICC authorizes investigation into Myanmar crimes against humanity
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday authorized an investigation into allegations that Myanmar has committed crimes against humanity in its treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority. Myanmar is outside of the ICC's jurisdiction, whic (More)
Gambia initiates ICJ proceedings against Myanmar over Rohingya 'genocide'
The Gambia filed a case against Myanmar with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday alleging that Myanmar has committed genocide against the Rohingya ethnic group, in violation of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Cri (More)
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