Burma: Rohingya:Written question - 903912

Asked by Rushanara Ali
(Bethnal Green and Bow)

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Asked on: 20 February 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Burma: Rohingya
If he will take steps to secure a UN Security Council referral to the International Criminal Court following reports of violence in Myanmar towards the Rohingya in August 2017.
Answered by: Boris Johnson
Answered on: 16 March 2018

We assess that there is not yet sufficient support amongst UN Security Council members for a referral of the situation in Burma to the ICC.

I am deeply concerned by the human rights violations committed against the Rohingya. I saw for myself the devastation in northern Rakhine during my visit on 11 February. I met Aung San Suu Kyi and reiterated UK calls for alleged abuses to be investigated and those responsible to be held to account.

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