Burma: Religious Freedom:Written question - HL11779

Q
Asked by Baroness Cox
Asked on: 26 November 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Burma: Religious Freedom
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the government of Burma about freedom of religion or belief in Burma.
A
Answered on: 10 December 2018

​The British Government continues to be concerned about restrictions on freedom of religion and belief in Burma. The British Ambassador met the Burmese Minister for Religious Affairs on 9 August when he registered the UK's desire for further engagement with religious leaders engaged in interfaith dialogues in Burma. The UK, working with EU partners and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, secured a UN Human Rights Council Resolution on 27 September that called for the amending or repealing of the discriminatory provisions of the set of "protection of race and religion laws" in Burma enacted in 2015 covering religious conversion, interfaith marriage, monogamy and population control.

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