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Burma: Crimes against Humanity

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL8479, tabled on 11 June 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with international partners about the reintroduction of targeted sanctions directed at members of the Burmese military who have been involved in ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

Answered on

25 June 2018

The Minister for Asia and the Pacific secured agreement at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 26 February for the introduction of targeted sanctions on individual senior military officers responsible for serious and systematic human rights violations. EU member states established the legal framework for the Burma sanctions listing on 26 April. We expect individual listings to be adopted by the EU at an upcoming Foreign Affairs Council this summer. Through our work on Burma at the UN Security Council we have assessed that there is currently insufficient support for UN sanctions.