Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar

Year

2023

UN Body

Human Rights Council

Session

53

Session Type

Regular

Agenda Item

2

Country Concerned

Myanmar

Condemnatory

Yes

Analysis

  • This resolution strongly condemns “gross human rights violations and abuses” attributed to Myanmar’s military and calls on Myanmar to “end immediately all violence and violations of international law.” It also welcomes a January 2020 order for provisional measures by the International Court of Justice suggesting that the Myanmar military is guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslims.

Main Sponsors

Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Vote

Consensus

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Condemning strongly the gross human rights violations and abuses perpetrated by the security and armed forces of Myanmar against Rohingya Muslims and other minorities…"
  • "Expresses its grave concern at continuing reports of serious human rights violations and abuses in Myanmar, in particular against Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including those involving arbitrary arrests, deaths in detention, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the deliberate killing and maiming of children…"
  • "Strongly condemns all violations and abuses of human rights in Myanmar, including those related to and following the declaration of the state of emergency on 1 February 2021, and calls upon Myanmar to end immediately all violence and violations of international law in Myanmar..."
  • "Expresses deep concern that, despite the provisional measures ordered by the International Court of Justice on 23 January 2020, Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, including women and children, continue to suffer from targeted killings, indiscriminate violence and serious injuries, including by indiscriminate fire, shelling, landmines or unexploded ordnance."
  • "Calls upon Myanmar to end immediately all violence and all violations of international law in the country…"

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