Myanmar must end human rights violations against Rohingya population: European Parliament

BRUSSELS, The European Parliament, EP, reiterated its strong condemnation of all past and present human rights violations, which according to the UN Office of the High Commission on Human Rights amounts to genocide and crimes against humanity, perpetrated by the armed forces of Myanmar against the country’s minority Rohingya population.

On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution taking stock of the human rights situation in Myanmar.

Members of EP, MEPS, expressed their grave concern about the ongoing and long-lasting conflict and call once again upon the Myanmar government and the security forces to immediately stop the violations.

The resolution also commends the efforts undertaken by the government and people of neighbouring Bangladesh to provide refuge and security to Rohingya refugees, while urging the Bangladeshi side to fully respect the principle of non-refoulement and not force Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, where their lives could be in danger.

MEPS finally welcome the decision of the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, ICC, to open a preliminary investigation into crimes under the Court’s jurisdiction committed against the Rohingya population since 2016.

Source: Emirates News Agency