UK government urged to expedite referring perpetrators to the ICC for Myanmar genocide
Justice for Rohingya Minority (JFRM) welcomes the evidence presented by the UN this week of the genocide of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar’s military leaders. We call for the regime’s military leaders to be referred to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
The findings confirmed that six military leaders, including Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, could be prosecuted for genocide and crimes against humanity. JFRM calls on the UK government to do more to put pressure on Myanmar’s leaders to stop the genocide and expedite the process of referring to those named in the UN report to the ICC. The evidence is now abundantly clear enough to support such action. The atrocity inflicted on the Rohingya has gone on for too long, and the inaction of the international community to effectively deal with this brutal crime is intolerable.
To shed more light on the effects of the genocide in Myanmar, and to discuss how to pursue the perpetrators of this genocide, JFRM will be convening a special roundtable, Rohingya Genocide: Assessing the Impact, Exploring Solutions, next week with a distinguished panel consisting JFRM patrons and steering committee members: Catherine West, MP for Hornsey & Wood Green; producer, journalist and Daily Mail columnist Peter Oborne; The Economist editor and correspondent Dr Richard Cockett; Rohingya campaigner and human rights activist Mark Farmaner; and prominent Leeds University academic Professor S. Sayyid.
Notes to editors:
- JFRM roundtable, Rohingya Genocide: Assessing the Impact, Exploring Solutions, will be held on Monday 3rd September from 6:30 pm at the St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG. Registration and further details: https://jfrmroundtable1.eventbrite.co.uk
- Established in late 2017, JFRM is an independent organisation, which comprises a diverse group of lawyers, jurists, academics, campaigners, professionals, and community leaders joining forces in a legal campaign for the prosecution of those responsible for crimes against humanity in Myanmar. JFRM is the trading name for Justice for the Rohingya, company registration no. 11168200
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