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Burma: Human Rights

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 181243, tabled on 18 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the conclusions of the report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, published in March 2018.

Answered on

26 October 2018

The Government set out its response to the report in its reply to PQ HL6282. Since the report was published the UK has played a leading role in securing the resolution adopted at the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council in September that establishes a mechanism to collect and preserve evidence of atrocities in Burma, as called for by the Special Rapporteur. The current Foreign Secretary has stated that it is essential that the perpetrators of any atrocities are brought to justice through impartial and credible investigations.