February 21st, 2018
Baroness Cox co-signs letter to the Foreign Secretary calling for justice for the Rohingya
Baroness Cox is among 102 Parliamentarians who co-signed a letter addressed to the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, calling for the Myanmar Military to be held accountable for their actions.
The letter, dated 21st February 2018, demands urgent action by the UK Government to state their firm support of a UN Security Council referral of the Burmese Military to the ICC (International Criminal Court).
Since August 2017, the atrocities in Rakhine State have caused over 688,000 Rohingya refugees to flee to Bangladesh. As the military offensives continue and thousands more Rohingya people are displaced from their homes, something has to be done to stop the ongoing violence and repression against ethnic groups in Burma.
Despite claims by the Burmese Government that large scale Human Rights violations are not happening, the current crisis has been labelled as a ‘textbook example’ of ethnic cleansing, with ‘the hallmarks of a genocide’ by top UN Officials.
See the letter here: Press Release 102 Parliamentarians Call for ICC Referral on Burma
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