Daniel Halliday
Dec 4 · Last update 6 days ago.
Does the fate of any possible prosecution of the perpetrators of the Rohingya genocide lie in the hands of the UK government?
As former coloniser of Myanmar and permanent member of the UN Security Counsel, should the UK be doing more to push for the referral of generals, implicated in the UN’s report on the Rakhine conflict in Myanmar, to be referred to the International Criminal Court? If this doesn’t happen will the Rohingya Genocide ever be recognised?
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Yes, Britain needs to exercise diplomacy and stick up for human rights
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Yes, Britain needs to exercise diplomacy and stick up for human rights

The matter of the violence and persecution in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar has taken a complicated diplomatic turn. The United Nations have only going so far as to condemn these horrible acts as a genocide perpetrated by the military, following a fact-finding mission in the country earlier this year. The UN effectively have their hands tied to do anything else, as China is against action here, claiming “Myanmar does not cope well with pressure” and will probably veto any proposed UN action in later discussions. With a long history of colonialism France or especially the UK needs to step into this void or risk this turning into another genocide that remains unpunished.

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