The report, a legal analysis by the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School, and the human rights organisation Fortify Rights, called for a UN Commission of Inquiry into the human rights situation in Rakhine State, where most Rohingya in Burma live.
Burma Campaign UK has been campaigning for the establishment of such an inquiry since 2012, following attacks against the Rohingya which met the definition of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.
A UN Commission of Inquiry could investigate whether genocide or ethnic cleansing has or is taking place, identify those responsible, and recommend ways to hold them to account. A UN inquiry would be a step towards ending the escalating repression of the Rohingya.
So far though, the British government has refused to support a UN inquiry into human rights violations against the Rohingya. They say that the Burmese government should investigate what is going on. That's equivalent to asking a murderer to investigate their own crime.
Thanks for your support Anna Roberts Burma Campaign UK
PS. If you are in London, please join us for a demonstration outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Thursday. The protest will call on the British government to support a UN inquiry into evidence of genocide against the Rohingya in Burma:
Date – 5th November 2015
Time – 2:00-3:00 PM
Place – Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2A