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Ministry of Human Rights – HRC53: Briefing paper on the human rights situation of the Rohingya

June 21st, 2023  •  Author:   National Unity Government (Ministry of Human Rights)  •  2 minute read
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Republic of the Union of Myanmar

National Unity Government

Ministry of Human Rights

HRC53: Briefing paper on the human rights situation of the Rohingya

(21st June 2023)

1. Introduction

The Ministry of Human Rights of the National Unity Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has prepared this briefing paper as a resource for delegations at the Human Rights Council’s 531d regular session.

The paper addresses the current situation of the Rohingya and some of the human rights issues impacting them. It also sets out actions taken by the National Unity Government to support the Rohingya, examines the role of the United Nations (UN) in Myanmar, and presents recommendations to the Human Rights Council and to UN Member States.

The information that follows is drawn from members of the Rohingya community, UN experts and entities, human rights organisations and civil society groups, open sources including the media, and confidential information shared with the Ministry of Human Rights.

As the legitimate representative of Myanmar, the National Unity Government also remains committed to fully implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State as well as relevant recommendations of the IIFFMM and successive Special Rapporteurs on Myanmar.

2. The situation of the Rohingya, including recent developments

2.1 The situation of the Rohingya in Myanmar

(a) Lack of legal recognition and citizenship

(b) Fundamental freedoms

(c) Access to basic services

(d) Participation in public life

(e) Cyclone Mocha

(f) Displacement and the right to return

(g) Lack of Accountability

2.2 The situation of the Rohingya in Bangladesh and other locations

3. National Unity Government efforts

4. Role of the UN Country Team

5. Recommendations

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National Unity Government


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