Burma: Rohingya:Written question - 13977

Asked by Graham Jones

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Asked on: 29 October 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Burma: Rohingya
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government considers that Burma's Rohinga minority are subject to genocide.
Answered by: Mr Hugo Swire
Answered on: 03 November 2015

It is clear that the Rohingya are being persecuted and denied the most basic rights in Rakhine. Any judgment on whether genocide has occurred is a matter for international judicial decision, rather than for governments or non-judicial bodies.

Our approach is to seek an end to all violations, irrespective of whether they fit the definition of specific international crimes. I and other Government Ministers take every appropriate opportunity, both publicly and in private, to press the Burmese authorities to take urgent steps to address the situation of the Rohingya.

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