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The U.N.'s top court ordered Myanmar to protect the Rohingya. Here's how that could matter.; The ruling was a significant defeat for Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's president and a former human rights icon

Feb 10, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

Recently, the United Nations' top court ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect Rohingya Muslims from genocide. In a unanimous decision, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that without such measures, the vulnerable Rohingya minority could suffer "irreparable harm." This legally binding decision has been hailed by human rights advocates as a "first taste of justice" for the Rohingya. However, whether it actually protects the Rohingya will depend on the diplomacy that comes ...