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British woman's false rape claim appeal a 'critical moment' for Cyprus | World news

Photograph: Katia Christodoulou/EPA



Activists in Cyprus have described the determination of a British teenager to overturn a conviction that she lied about being gang-raped on the island as “a critical moment” for women’s rights.Ten days after the 19-year-old received a suspended four-month sentence for the offence of fomenting public mischief, her lawyers filed an appeal against the conviction before the country’s supreme court.

Cambodia: treason trial of opposition figure Kem Sokha begins | World news

Erin Handley
(@erinahandley)
A lot of international outlets will be relying on @Reuters for coverage of the trial of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha.“We know that not only Kem Sokha has become a hostage of this trial, the entire opposition has too,” said Prince Sisowath Thomico, a former senior member of Kem Sokha’s dissolved party.

Cyprus | World | The Guardian

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Lawyers for woman in Cyprus rape case prepare appeal request



Teenager convicted of lying about being gang-raped returns to UK vowing to clear her name





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Lawyers for woman in Cyprus rape case prepare appeal request













7 January 2020
























'A defining moment': teenager's fight for justice galvanises Cypriot feminists



Island has been a backwater for women’s rights, but Briton’s case has brought women’s rights activism out of the shadows





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'A defining moment': teenager's fight for justice galvanises Cypriot feminists






















The Guardian view on attitudes to rape: from Ayia Napa to Manchester






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The Guardian view on attitudes to rape: from Ayia Napa to Manchester









Cyprus rape case: British teenager returning home






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Cyprus rape case: British teenager returning home










The Cyprus rape case is a chilling reminder of the price women pay for speaking up

Gaby Hinsliff







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The Cyprus rape case is a chilling reminder of the price women pay for speaking up







What legal challenges does UK teenager in Cyprus rape case face?Published: 3:26 PM



What legal challenges does UK teenager in Cyprus rape case face?

Two Northern Ireland women to get abortion costs compensation | World news

Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters



A mother and daughter from Northern Ireland who were forced to travel to England for an abortion are to be compensated by the government over their costs.Terms include payment of compensation by the UK government to A and B, and a contribution towards their legal costs.

Dutch supreme court upholds landmark ruling demanding climate action | World news

Photograph: Piroschka van de Wouw/Reuters



The Netherlands’ supreme court has upheld a ruling ordering the country’s government to do much more to cut carbon emissions, after a six-year fight for climate justice.”
The Dutch government had previously said it would comply with the substance of the ruling, but it repeatedly appealed over the legal basis for the decision.

Israeli military law stifles Palestinian rights, watchdog says | World news

Many of the restrictions were announced in early days of occupation of West Bank















































A Palestinian protester waves a flag near the West Bank settlement of Kedumim.It says sites of protests are often suddenly declared to be “closed military zones”, meaning anyone who fails to immediately disperse can be arrested.

Rohingya | World | The Guardian

December 2019
























Rohingya fury at Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denial to world court



Muslim victims of Myanmar ‘clearances’ voice outrage as peace prize winner dismisses atrocity charges





Published: 14 Dec 2019



Rohingya fury at Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denial to world court






















The Guardian view on Myanmar and genocide: humanity on trial






Published: 12 Dec 2019



The Guardian view on Myanmar and genocide: humanity on trial






















Aung San Suu Kyi pleas with court to dismiss genocide claims






Published: 12 Dec 2019



Aung San Suu Kyi pleas with court to dismiss genocide claims













Myanmar's Rohingya say 'world will judge' Suu Kyi's denial of genocide






Published: 12 Dec 2019



Myanmar's Rohingya say 'world will judge' Suu Kyi's denial of genocide







Factchecking Aung San Suu Kyi's claims over genocide allegations






Published: 11 Dec 2019



Factchecking Aung San Suu Kyi's claims over genocide allegations







Aung San Suu Kyi tells court: Myanmar genocide claims ‘factually misleading’






Published: 11 Dec 2019



Aung San Suu Kyi tells court: Myanmar genocide claims ‘factually misleading’







Aung San Suu Kyi denies genocide charges against Myanmar – video








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Aung San Suu Kyi denies genocide charges against Myanmar – video







Aung San Suu Kyi impassive as genocide hearing begins






Published: 10 Dec 2019



Aung San Suu Kyi impassive as genocide hearing begins







Aung San Suu Kyi heads to The Hague for Myanmar genocide showdown






Published: 8 Dec 2019



Aung San Suu Kyi heads to The Hague for Myanmar genocide showdown















‘My dignity is destroyed’: the scourge of sexual violence in Cox’s Bazar






Published: 3 Dec 2019



‘My dignity is destroyed’: the scourge of sexual violence in Cox’s Bazar














November 2019
























War crimes court approves inquiry into violence against Rohingya



Myanmar is accused of mass persecution and ‘ongoing genocide’ of Muslim minority





Published: 14 Nov 2019



War crimes court approves inquiry into violence against Rohingya






















Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi faces first legal action over Rohingya crisis



Case launches in Argentina under ‘universal jurisdiction’ demanding justice over ‘existential threat’ to minority





Published: 14 Nov 2019



Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi faces first legal action over Rohingya crisis






















Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at UN court



Application seeks punishment for culprits, compensation for victims and end to attacks





Published: 11 Nov 2019



Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at UN court






















'Our only aim is to go home': Rohingya refugees face stark choice



With citizenship in Myanmar still denied, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh must either live under severe restrictions or move to an isolated island





Published: 4 Nov 2019



'Our only aim is to go home': Rohingya refugees face stark choice










October 2019
























The Guardian view on Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel peace prize: so far, so good



Editorial: The decision to honour the Ethiopian prime minister recognises the astonishing changes he has pushed through.But the country’s progress remains precarious





Published: 11 Oct 2019



The Guardian view on Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel peace prize: so far, so good






















Five-year-old boy among 30 Rohingya arrested for travelling in Myanmar



Nine children sent to juvenile detention centres as remainder of group face up to two years in prison for failure to produce ID cards





Published: 10 Oct 2019



Five-year-old boy among 30 Rohingya arrested for travelling in Myanmar













September 2019
























Bangladesh imposes mobile phone blackout in Rohingya refugee camps



Muslims who fled persecution in Myanmar face prospect of further isolation as government orders operators to shut down services





Published: 5 Sep 2019



Bangladesh imposes mobile phone blackout in Rohingya refugee camps













August 2019
























Manus refugees' allowance and food rations stopped amid relocation push to Port Moresby



Men in Port Moresby seeking medical treatment also report their allowances cut





Published: 29 Aug 2019



Manus refugees' allowance and food rations stopped amid relocation push to Port Moresby






















Rohingya refugees shot dead by Bangladesh police during gunfight






Published: 25 Aug 2019



Rohingya refugees shot dead by Bangladesh police during gunfight






















Rohingya refugees turn down second Myanmar repatriation effort






Published: 22 Aug 2019



Rohingya refugees turn down second Myanmar repatriation effort









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Ex-Sudan leader Omar al-Bashir sentenced to two years for corruption | World news

Deposed president convicted of corruption, receiving illegal gifts and possessing foreign currency















































Omar al-Bashir in a courtroom in Khartoum, Sudan.Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters



Omar al-Bashir, the former president of Sudan, has been sentenced to two years in detention after being found guilty of corruption, receiving illegal gifts and possessing foreign currency.

Aung San Suu Kyi | World

12 December 2019
























The Guardian view on Myanmar and genocide: humanity on trial



Editorial: Criticism of Aung San Suu Kyi’s defence of her country must not overshadow the issue at the heart of the case at the international court of justice: the ongoing suffering of Rohingya Muslims





Published: 6:41 PM



The Guardian view on Myanmar and genocide: humanity on trial






















Aung San Suu Kyi pleas with court to dismiss genocide claims






Published: 3:31 PM



Aung San Suu Kyi pleas with court to dismiss genocide claims






















Myanmar's Rohingya say 'world will judge' Suu Kyi's denial of genocide






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Myanmar's Rohingya say 'world will judge' Suu Kyi's denial of genocide













11 December 2019
























Factchecking Aung San Suu Kyi's claims over genocide allegations



Myanmar leader tells court in The Hague that civilian deaths were not genocide but part of a civil war





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Factchecking Aung San Suu Kyi's claims over genocide allegations






















Aung San Suu Kyi tells court: Myanmar genocide claims ‘factually misleading’






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Aung San Suu Kyi tells court: Myanmar genocide claims ‘factually misleading’











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Aung San Suu Kyi denies genocide charges against Myanmar – video








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Aung San Suu Kyi denies genocide charges against Myanmar – video










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Aung San Suu Kyi impassive as genocide hearing begins



World’s failure to act over Myanmar is ‘stain on collective conscience’, UN court told





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Aung San Suu Kyi impassive as genocide hearing begins













8 December 2019
























Aung San Suu Kyi heads to The Hague for Myanmar genocide showdown



Peace prize winner will lead her country’s defence against claims at court in Netherlands





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Aung San Suu Kyi heads to The Hague for Myanmar genocide showdown













November 2019
























Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar against genocide charge at The Hague






Published: 20 Nov 2019



Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar against genocide charge at The Hague






















Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi faces first legal action over Rohingya crisis






Published: 14 Nov 2019



Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi faces first legal action over Rohingya crisis












October 2019
























The Guardian view on Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel peace prize: so far, so good



Editorial: The decision to honour the Ethiopian prime minister recognises the astonishing changes he has pushed through.I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts review – youthful counterblast to oppression
3 out of 5 stars.

Myanmar | World | The Guardian

The latest news and comment on Myanmar






12 December 2019
























The Guardian view on Myanmar and genocide: humanity on trial



Editorial: Criticism of Aung San Suu Kyi’s defence of her country must not overshadow the issue at the heart of the case at the international court of justice: the ongoing suffering of Rohingya Muslims





Published: 6:41 PM



The Guardian view on Myanmar and genocide: humanity on trial






















Aung San Suu Kyi pleas with court to dismiss genocide claims






Published: 3:31 PM



Aung San Suu Kyi pleas with court to dismiss genocide claims






















Myanmar's Rohingya say 'world will judge' Suu Kyi's denial of genocide






Published: 5:07 AM



Myanmar's Rohingya say 'world will judge' Suu Kyi's denial of genocide













11 December 2019
























Factchecking Aung San Suu Kyi's claims over genocide allegations






Published: 2:44 PM



Factchecking Aung San Suu Kyi's claims over genocide allegations









Aung San Suu Kyi tells court: Myanmar genocide claims ‘factually misleading’






Published: 11:08 AM



Aung San Suu Kyi tells court: Myanmar genocide claims ‘factually misleading’







Aung San Suu Kyi denies genocide charges against Myanmar – video








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Published: 11:05 AM




Aung San Suu Kyi denies genocide charges against Myanmar – video







UK to still fund Myanmar camps despite fears of 'apartheid-like' conditions






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UK to still fund Myanmar camps despite fears of 'apartheid-like' conditions













10 December 2019
























Aung San Suu Kyi impassive as genocide hearing begins



World’s failure to act over Myanmar is ‘stain on collective conscience’, UN court told





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Aung San Suu Kyi impassive as genocide hearing begins













8 December 2019
























Aung San Suu Kyi heads to The Hague for Myanmar genocide showdown



Peace prize winner will lead her country’s defence against claims at court in Netherlands





Published: 9:48 AM



Aung San Suu Kyi heads to The Hague for Myanmar genocide showdown













3 December 2019
























‘My dignity is destroyed’: the scourge of sexual violence in Cox’s Bazar



With rape and domestic abuse endemic in the lawless refugee camp, safe spaces have been set up to help the women affected





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‘My dignity is destroyed’: the scourge of sexual violence in Cox’s Bazar










November 2019
























Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar against genocide charge at The Hague



Burmese leader will lead delegation to international court of justice next month





Published: 20 Nov 2019



Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar against genocide charge at The Hague






















War crimes court approves inquiry into violence against Rohingya



Myanmar is accused of mass persecution and ‘ongoing genocide’ of Muslim minority





Published: 14 Nov 2019



War crimes court approves inquiry into violence against Rohingya






















Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi faces first legal action over Rohingya crisis



Case launches in Argentina under ‘universal jurisdiction’ demanding justice over ‘existential threat’ to minority





Published: 14 Nov 2019



Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi faces first legal action over Rohingya crisis






















Modern-day slavery in focus


We can't allow Myanmar’s slavery-tainted shrimp to land on our plates

Aidan McQuade and Yin Nyein




Europe is in talks with Myanmar to begin importing seafood.It cannot ignore the widespread slavery within the industry





Published: 12 Nov 2019







Published: 12 Nov 2019

We can't allow Myanmar’s slavery-tainted shrimp to land on our plates













Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at UN court






Published: 11 Nov 2019



Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at UN court







'Our only aim is to go home': Rohingya refugees face stark choice






Published: 4 Nov 2019



'Our only aim is to go home': Rohingya refugees face stark choice














October 2019












In a world made small by smartphones, we crave escape into otherness

Brigid Delaney




It’s easy to romanticise places where the thing that has you in its thrall hasn’t arrived yet – until you realise it may not have arrived for market-driven reasons





Published: 31 Oct 2019




















Published: 31 Oct 2019

In a world made small by smartphones, we crave escape into otherness






















Myanmar actors jailed with hard labour for show poking fun at military



Five group members get one-year terms under law that bans information that endangers or demoralises military





Published: 31 Oct 2019



Myanmar actors jailed with hard labour for show poking fun at military






















The Guardian view on Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel peace prize: so far, so good



Editorial: The decision to honour the Ethiopian prime minister recognises the astonishing changes he has pushed through.

Aung San Suu Kyi impassive as genocide hearing begins | World news

When Aung San Suu Kyi rose to power there were high hopes that the Nobel peace prize winner would help heal Myanmar's entrenched ethnic divides.On 10 December 2019, the international court of justice in The Hague opened a case alleging genocide brought by the Gambia.

China claims detained Uighurs have been freed | World news

Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty



China has said Uighurs and other minorities believed to be detained in Xinjiang have been freed, repeating claims made previously but offering no evidence of their release.5 million people in re-education and other internment camps, the Xinjiang governor, Shohrat Zakir, told reporters in Beijing that they had “returned to society”.

Protests over arbitrary detentions as China hosts global lawyers forum | World news

Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images



As China hosts hundreds of lawyers from around the world, dozens of prominent Chinese rights lawyers remain detained, according to rights advocates who have criticised the event as “a mockery”.On Tuesday China held the second day of the global lawyers forum, coinciding with human rights day, bringing more than 800 legal professionals including those from the International Bar Association, the International Association of Lawyers, and the Bar Council of England and Wales.

Elaine Glover obituary | World news

In the late 1960s Elaine taught English and liberal studies at Bolton Institute (now Bolton University) to motor mechanics and textile technicians.She worked with the poet Tony Connor – until they were both dismissed in 1970 for reasons of “economy”.

Indict Jair Bolsonaro over indigenous rights, international court is urged | World news

‘We believe there are elements that characterizse genocide,’ said a former Brazilian justice minister.Photograph: Adriano Machado/Reuters



Brazilian lawyers and an influential human rights group including six former government ministers are seeking to indict the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro at the International Criminal Court for encouraging genocide against Brazil’s indigenous people.

Singapore invokes 'fake news' law for first time over Facebook post | World news

UK-born politician told to edit post after alleging government influenced state investors















































Rights groups fear Singapore’s fake news law will be used to curtail free speech.Photograph: Alastair Pike/AFP via Getty



A politician in Singapore has corrected a Facebook post that questioned the independence of state investment firms after a government request, in the first use of the country’s “fake news” law.