Glimmer of Hope for Justice in Burma: Daily Brief

Plus: Vote yes for Hungary; Thailand prosecutes online critics; South Sudan, deadly for aid workers; children with disabilities can't attend school in Serbia; UK should end child marriage; and HRW condemns attacks on Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.

Good news on accountability. The International Criminal Court has ruled that it may exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of Rohingya from Burma to Bangladesh. The UN Security Council should now refer the whole situation in Myanmar to the ICC so that all victims of atrocities, including those in Kachin and Shan states, get their day in court.

On 12 September, members of the European Parliament will vote on whether to act on Hungary’s authoritarian slide or to ignore it. Every voice will count. MEPs should stand up for democracy and #VoteYes4Hungary

Thai authorities are wrongfully prosecuting online news outlets and social media users for reporting an alleged rape case at a popular tourist island in Thailand. The authorities should immediately drop these bogus charges and reform the Computer-Related Crimes Act that allows such a retaliation against critics.

South Sudan is a hostile country for aid workers. More than 100 professionals have died since the conflict started.

In Serbia, kids went back to school this week. Except children with disabilities, who are still unable to access education. 

In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, children aged 16 and 17 can marry with their parents’ permission. In Scotland, the minimum age of marriage is 16, with no parental permission required. It's time for Theresa May and her government to end child marriage and recognize that girls around the world need the UK to set an example.

And HRW condemns the violent attack suffered yesterday by Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.