Burma

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 13th February 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the analysis by Human Rights Watch of the effects of Burma’s citizenship law on the status and rights of the Rohingya.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

We share Human Rights Watch’s concerns over Burma’s 1982 Citizenship Law and its impact on the Rohingya community. We have consistently urged the Burmese authorities to undertake rapid action to address the citizenship status of the Rohingya through a transparent, inclusive and consistent process in line with international standards. We have always been clear that, regardless of citizenship status, the human rights of all individuals in Rakhine must be fully respected.

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