May 22, 2018

In the face of atrocity crimes, ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and continuing attacks against other ethnic groups, the UK can no longer continue with ‘business as usual’ in its interactions with Burma.

In a Report published today, MPs on the International Development Committee say that the actions and language of the UK towards Burma need to change in response to a regime which has carried out deliberate, state-sanctioned ethnic cleansing with devastating consequences for the Rohingya, Bangladesh and the international community.

The Committee calls on the UK and its allies to gather support on referring Burma to the International Criminal Court and to apply targeted financial sanctions at key figures. There needs to be a realisation and acknowledgement by the government of Burma that there are consequences for such human rights violations.

Read IDC comments and report

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