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Burma Task Force Applauds UN Human Rights Council's Decision on Myanmar

 

 

The United Nations Human Rights Council has officially established a mechanism for systematically gathering and archiving evidence for the future prosecution of Burmese war criminals. The UNHCR's resolution represents a major step toward accountability and justice for the Rohingya, and provides an important step towards a real resolution of the crisis.

 

Statement in support of ICC referral of Burmese military and civilian leaders responsible for the Rohingya Genocide

We, the undersigned Rohingya leaders, seek referral of Burma to the International Criminal Court (ICC), ideally by the UN Security Council, but potentially by any UN member state that supports the ICC. We demand justice and want those responsible for this genocide to be punished to the maximum extent of the law. Support for international human rights laws and institutions is the overwhelming consensus among Rohingya leaders worldwide.

Rohingya Leaders Takes Firm Statement On ICC

We, the undersigned Rohingya leaders, seek referral of Burma to the International Criminal Court (ICC), ideally by the UN Security Council, but potentially by any UN member state that supports the ICC. We demand justice and want those responsible for this genocide to be punished to the maximum extent of the law. Support for international human rights laws and institutions is the overwhelming consensus among Rohingya leaders worldwide. Without ICC referral, justice for Rohingya is unlikely, and impunity for perpetrators of genocide and mass atrocities will be assured.

 

Host a Callathon

Host a Callthon in your home: invite friends and family over for tea or coffee during the daytime (when Embassies and UN Missions are open) and go through the lists of UN Missions and embassies and State Department numbers together.

Action Alert: The reason your phone calls in the next couple of weeks are critical

The UN General Assembly has begun. It happens once a year.
The UN Security Council will meet.
All the world's leaders will gather in New York at this time.

This week the UN has issued a 440-page report calling the persecution and displacement of Rohingya a genocide. But the Rohingya people don't need any more reports. The UN must follow all the recommendations made by the Fact-Finding Report and not turn a blind eye.

 But unless YOU push for action nothing will happen. And here is what Rohingyas are looking for:

Call-in Campaign for UN Missions

SUGGESTED PHONE SCRIPT:

Good morning! We are calling on behalf of Burma Task Force and your organization to encourage the (XXX) Mission to oppose genocide and to support human rights protections at the United Nations and in your foreign policy. Who should we be speaking to on staff about human rights protections in Burma?

 

Can you put us through to him/her? Can you put us through to the Ambassador's office?

 

Do you have their email addresses?

 

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