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Amnesty International welcomes Special Envoy Bob Rae’s report on Myanmar, calls on Canada to implement recommendations without delay

    April 03, 2018

    Amnesty international Canada welcomes the final Report of Bob Rae, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, on the grave crisis confronted by the Rohingya people and calls on the government to adopt the report’s recommendations without delay.

    “The report released today offers Canada a clear roadmap for global leadership in making a real difference in the urgent and long-standing human rights crisis affecting the Rohingya population in Myanmar and Bangladesh and we call on the government to adopt the recommendations of the Report without delay,” said Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada. “In particular, the Canadian government is particularly well positioned to play a leading role in implementing the recommendations to establish mechanisms to ensure justice and accountability for perpetrators of crimes against humanity, and to further increase humanitarian and development assistance for the hundreds of thousands of people who have fled ethnic cleansing and are now confronted by dire humanitarian conditions.”

    Background:

    For further information on Amnesty International’s work on the crisis in Myanmar, please read:

    • Myanmar: Military land grab as security forces build bases on torched Rohingya villages (March 12, 2018).
    • Myanmar: Forced starvation of Rohingya highlights danger of premature returns (March 6, 2018)
    • Myanmar: Fresh evidence of ongoing ethnic cleansing as military starves, abducts and robs Rohingya (February 8, 2018)
    • Bangladesh: Returning Rohingya to Myanmar illegal and premature (January 16, 2018)
    • Myanmar: Military’s mass grave admission exposes extrajudicial executions of Rohingya (January 10, 2018)
    • Myanmar: Rohingya trapped in dehumanising apartheid regime (November 20, 2018)

    Media Contact: Jacob Kuehn, media relations: 613-744-7667 x 236 // jkuehn@amnesty.ca

     

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