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All eyes on Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at ICJ

Proceedings will be drawn out and it is a big question if any judgments can be enforced

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will this month personally defend her country at the United Nations' top court against Gambia's allegation that it committed genocide against the Rohingya.

The State Counsellor, who is also Foreign Minister, caused a stir when it was announced recently that she would lead Myanmar's legal team before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 01, 2019, with the headline 'All eyes on Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at ICJ'. Subscribe