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Burma: Rohingya

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL530, tabled on 29 October 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the Rohingya people’s civil and human rights are being upheld in Myanmar.

Answered on

4 November 2019

The recent UN Fact Finding Mission report is clear that the situation is dire for the 600,000 Rohingya who remain in Rakhine State. The British Government is clear that Rohingya in Myanmar continue to be at serious risk of human rights violations, including mass killings, sexual and gender-based violence and human trafficking. We are particularly concerned at restrictions on freedom of movement, religious belief and access to education. This situation has been exacerbated by the conflict between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar military.

We continue to push the Government of Myanmar to fully implement the recommendations of the Rakhine Advisory Commission, in order to improve conditions for all those who living in Rakhine State. Baroness Sugg raised this with senior government figures in Rakhine on her recent visit.