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Burma: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL8757, tabled on 19 June 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in international fora or bilaterally to address the situation of religious and ethno-religious groups in Burma.

Answered on

27 June 2018

I raised the UK's concerns about the persecution faced by Rohingya Muslims, Christians and other minorities in Burma in my speech to the Human Rights Council of 27 February 2018.

Our Embassy in Burma has been supporting local projects addressing the drivers of prejudice and inter-communal violence. In 2017 it delivered a two-day inter-faith dialogue in partnership with the Myanmar Institute of Theology; and a workshop for civil servants, parliamentarians and non-governmental organisations.

We ensured that the UN Security Council letter of 31 May to Burma called for an independent and transparent domestic investigation with international involvement.