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Burma: Human Rights

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 117558, tabled on 5 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support the Government is providing to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, and the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar.

Answered on

13 December 2017

The UK supports the role of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. The UK is currently a member of the UN Human Rights Council, and we welcome her valuable briefings to that body.

The UK co-sponsored the resolution at the March 2017 session of the Human Rights Council which established the Fact Finding Mission to look into the human rights situation in Burma. We also supported the decision made at the September 2017 session to extend its mandate until September 2018. Lord Ahmad reiterated the UK's call for Burma to cooperate with the Fact Finding Mission during a Special Session of the Human Rights Council on 5 December. The UK will work with international partners to ensure the Human Rights Council responds appropriately when the Fact Finding Mission presents its interim report at the March 2018 session.