Burma: Sexual Offences

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to collect evidence of sexual violence in Kachin and Shan States in Myanmar.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

The Government does not collect evidence of sexual violence. The UK has a Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) Team of Experts, made up of independent experts who can be deployed to build the capacity of others, including governments and the UN to collect such evidence. In March 2017 the UK co-sponsored the UN Human Rights Council Resolution which set up a UN Fact Finding Mission (FFM) to establish the facts and circumstances of human rights violations by military and security forces, and abuses, in Burma. Despite repeated calls from the UK and international partners, the Burmese authorities refused to grant the FFM access to Burma.

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