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Aung San Suu Kyi comes out on top in ICJ Rohingya ruling

Military finds a defender in Myanmar's de facto leader, but pays a price

| Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos

The initial ruling by the International Court of Justice on the case brought by Gambia against Myanmar over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims gives a first look at what the U.N. top legal body's final judgment might look like.

Opinions are split on what the ruling and provisional demands by the court actually mean, and which side has the upper hand. The ICJ case will take years to unfold. Whatever the outcome of the trial, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader, looks set to emerge as the biggest winner.

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