Tents in a Rohingya refugee camp cluster on a muddy hillside in Bangladesh.
International law bars nations from causing environmental harms in other states. Should that include sending thousands of refugees over the border in search of food, water and shelter?
Australia has maintained military and trade ties with Myanmar. If Myanmar is not fully complying with the ICJ order, this puts Canberra in a sticky position.
Aung San Suu Kyi before the International Criminal Court in The Hague in December.
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The International Court of Justice has ordered Myanmar to make wholesale reforms at the drop of a hat, wielding a stick of shame rather than a ladder of support.
The Myanmar military’s years-long campaign against the Rohingya Muslims left hundreds of villages a smoldering pile of debris. Warpait village, Rakhine State, Oct.14, 2016.
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The International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to protect its Rohingya minority and preserve any evidence relevant to the genocide charges against it. But compliance is not guaranteed.
Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar’s legal team at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
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A case brought by the Gambia claims that Myanmar’s military committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.
A beach on Diego Garcia, one of the Chagos Islands.
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What steps can Mauritius take now to get the UK to respect the UN resolution on the Chagos Islands?
Diego Garcia, as seen from space.
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The UK is increasingly isolated in its claim to the Chagos Islands. If an international court finds in Mauritius’s favour, the implications could be huge.
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After a tense election campaign, India will have a seat at this important table, while Britain is left out in the cold.
UN appointments frequently centre as much on politics as they do on qualifications for the role.
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In this episode of Change Agents, Andrew Dodd speaks with Darren Kindleysides and Don Rothwell on how Australia won a case against Japan's whaling activities at the International Court of Justice.
A fisherman prepares his boat on Lake Malawi about 100 kilometres east of the capital Lilongwe.
Whatever the limitations of mediation – even a painfully slow one – Malawi stands to gain more from a consensual resolution in the boundary dispute with Tanzania.
Graves at the memorial center Potocari, near Srebrenica.
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How long does it take to make peace? Decades after the end of the Bosnian war, just one in six residents felt that country had reached reconciliation.
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The use of nuclear weapons – arguably the most devastating of all weapons of mass destruction – is currently not necessarily prohibited under international law.
Former Chadian leader Hissene Habre being escorted in to stand trial at the Palais de Justice in Dakar, Senegal in 2015. He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison in 2016 by judges of the Extraordinary African Chambers for crimes against humanity, rape, sexual slavery.
There are fears that the withdrawal of countries from the ICC would mark the end of international criminal justice in Africa. This need not be the case.
Japan will kill Minke Whales in the Southern Ocean under the new whaling program.
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Japan’s whaling fleet will leave port today to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean as part of its new scientific program, NEWREP-A.
Rebuilding MH17 from the wreckage was hard, but building a legal case is harder still.
We have the courts, we have (some) evidence, but can we build a case? MH17 investigation could remain inconclusive.
Japan will need to try again to justify killing whales for scientific research.
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Japan’s proposed new program to kill whales for science has been rejected by an international expert panel.
Catch from Japan’s previous whaling program. The new program will kill fewer whales.
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This week, Japan announced a research plan for its New Scientific Whale Research Program in the Antarctic Ocean, to replace previous programs. In March this year, Japan’s previous whaling program, JARPA…
Japan’s whaling program was defeated in The Hague, but that might not stop more whales being taken in the future.
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Japan is reportedly set to release plans to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocean in the 2015-16 season. It seems like a defiant move, coming just six months after the International Court of Justice…
The judicial and political options in Egypt for appealing Peter Greste’s jail sentence do not appear to give much hope to his supporters.
The guilty verdict and jail sentence handed to Australian journalist Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera English colleagues Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed by an Egyptian court for conspiring with the Muslim…