Statement 322 Views

Panel discussion on durable solutions to the Rohingya crisis and to end human rights violations and abuses against Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar

June 22nd, 2023  •  Author:   National Unity Government (Ministry of Human Rights)  •  2 minute read
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UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
53rd session

Panel discussion on durable solutions to the Rohingya crisis and to end human rights violations and abuses against Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar

MYANMAR
22 June 2023

Myanmar calls on the Human Rights Council and UN Member States to:

  • Urgently redirect and upscale humanitarian assistance to and through established ethnic and civil society networks in Rakhine State and in neighbouring states and regions.
  • Expand partnerships with the National Unity Government and ethnic organizations to facilitate the urgent delivery of humanitarian assistance to all Myanmar communities in need, including cross-border aid.
  • Work with Myanmar’s neighbours and other States in the region to ensure that the rights of all Myanmar asylum-seekers and refugees in their countries, including the Rohingya and other minorities, are protected and that non-refoulment is respected at all times.
  • Increase support for the Rohingya in Bangladesh, including by meeting the UN’s Appeal for USD 876 million and its supplementary Cyclone Mocha Appeal.
  • Take individual and collective action to immediately end the direct or indirect supply, sale, transfer, or diversion of arms, munitions, dual-purpose technology, aviation fuel to the junta, and related technical training, financial resources, advice, services, or assistance. UN Member States should also strip the junta of cash revenues through strengthened economic measures against its business enterprises and economic interests.
  • Request the UN Security Council to formally place the situation in Myanmar on its agenda as a threat to international peace and security and to urgently address the junta’s failure to comply with Security Council resolution 2669 (2022) on Myanmar, including by adopting a follow-up resolution that sets out measures under Chapter VIl of the UN Charter.
  • Use universal jurisdiction and national courts to prosecute alleged perpetrators of atrocity crimes committed in Myanmar, including through coordination with the IIMM.
  • Encourage the International Criminal Court to expand its current investigation into the situation in Bangladesh/Myanmar to cover all Myanmar territory, in line with the National Unity Government’s Article 12(3) Declaration.”

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