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Philippe Sands on the Uighurs: “Why does it matter if we call it a genocide?”


The human rights lawyer on China’s abuses, defining genocide and challenging Aung San Suu Kyi in person.

Philippe Sands, QC, can be biting. As one of the foremost scholars of genocide in international law, the University College London professor has no doubt been in close proximity to some fairly unsavoury figures in his time. One in particular, though, stuck in his mind. He was representing The Gambia in a suit brought last year against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice for its brutal treatment of the Rohingya minority, when he found himself making arguments two metres from the …read more

Source:: New Statesman

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