Burma: UN body urged to establish a Commission of Inquiry into recent atrocities in Rakhine State

On 3 March 2017 FIDH, its member organizations Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma) and Odhikar urged the Human Rights Council to establish a United Nations (UN)-mandated Commission of Inquiry or similar international mechanism to investigate serious human rights violations in Burma, particularly the country’s northern Rakhine State. 

“The statements by Rohingya refugees who recently fled to Bangladesh provide compelling evidence of the shocking brutalities to which they were subjected at the hands of Burma’s security forces. The international community must urgently address these atrocities,” said Odhikar Secretary and FIDH Vice-President Adilur Rahman Khan.

Read full report: Joint press release_Burma_Rohingya


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