House of Commons
HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN MYANMAR
EDM #1897
Tabled 03 December 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes that the UN's Independent International fact-finding mission on Myanmar (Burma) alleges that crime against humanity and war crimes have been committed in the Kachin and Shan states of northern Burma; condemns the alleged human rights abuses by the Burmese military in northern Burma, which include torture, extrajudicial killings, rape, forced labour, forced location, use of civilians as human shields, arbitrary arrests, arson and artillery and aerial bombing of civilian targets; urges the Government actively to pursue accountability for crimes against humanity and war crimes in northern Burma, as well as genocide against the Rohingya people, through the international justice mechanism; calls for unhindered and unrestricted access for international humanitarian aid organisations and human rights monitors to all parts of northern Burma; and further calls for increased humanitarian aid to the internally displaced people in northern Burma and for funding to go direct to local civil society and aid organisations operating on the borders of Burma.

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