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Burma’s Rohingya: Violations of International Law Require International Investigation – New Briefing Paper

By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  January 28, 2015

Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK today publishes a new briefing paper ‘International investigation urgently needed into human rights abuses against the Rohingya’, detailing violations of international law against the Rohingya in Burma.

Compiling evidence from the United Nations, Human Rights Watch and others, the briefing paper concludes that the overwhelming evidence indicates that human rights violations against Rohingya in Burma may constitute crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.

It is also evident that the government of Burma is unwilling to undertake any credible investigation or hold perpetrators to account.

The briefing paper states: Given that there is no political will or desire from the government of Burma or indeed opposition parties in Burma to address this, it is the responsibility of international governments to intervene to support an investigation, which is then established by a body of the United Nations.

“Since 2012, we have seen a big increase in human rights violations against the Rohingya,” said Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK. At the same time as violations against the Rohingya increased, the international community relaxed pressure against the government.

“Violations of international law require an international response. It is time that a UN Commission of Inquiry is established into the human rights abuses and repressive policies against the Rohingya in Burma. The United Nations Human Rights Council must include this in their next resolution on Burma”.

The briefing Paper is available here

For more information contact Tun Khin on +44(0)7888714866

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