Myanmar : European Parliament (EP) adopts strong resolution on the situation of Rohingyas

14/09/2017
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The strongly worded resolution adopted on September 14, 2017 by the European Parliament echoes FIDH’s recommendations presented during advocacy meetings in Brussels with its member organisation Altsean Burma.

The resolution namely highlights and strongly condemns the egregious violence committed in the Rakhine State and the increasing gravity and scale of human rights violations. It further urges the Government of Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi in particular to condemn unequivocally all incitement to racial or religious hatred and combat discrimination and hostilities against the Rohingya, recalling the authorities’ duty to protect without discrimination. It also calls on the EU to toughen its stance and "significantly enhance (its) pressure on the Myanmar government and security forces to halt rights abuses, fully cooperate with UN investigators and international humanitarian agencies, and ensure accountability for grave violations of international law." The tough EP resolution calls on the EU to use all its leverage, actively engage and support immediate action at UN level, including targeted sanctions, and to consider repercussions on Myanmar’s current trade preferences with the EU should these grave violations continue with impunity.

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