Human Rights

Part of The Secretary of State Was Asked – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th July 2017.

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Photo of Liz Twist Liz Twist Labour, Blaydon 12:00 am, 11th July 2017

Back in March, the UN Human Rights Council established an independent commission to investigate the many alleged atrocities committed against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. In the light of ongoing abuses, including recent reports of Rohingya women being raped by the security forces, does the Minister agree that the perpetrators of such crimes should be brought to justice as a matter of urgency, and what steps is he taking to progress these cases?