EU Parliament calls on UN to impose arms embargo on Myanmar

The European Parliament has adopted a Resolution calling on the UN Security Council to impose a “comprehensive arms embargo” and targeted sanctions on those “who appear to be responsible for serious human rights violations” against the Rohingya population. This includes “systematic and widespread attacks” which, according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights reports, “amount to genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity” against the Rohingya population. The Resolution also calls on EU member states to promote the adoption of sanctions against Myanmar at the next session of the UN Human Rights Council.

So far, in response to the Rohingya crisis, 14 Burmese officials are subject to EU sanctions (asset freeze and travel ban), and an EU-wide arms embargo is in force.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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