UN Investigator Wants Myanmar Brought Before International Criminal Court


Geneva, Switzerland - A UN investigator is calling for Myanmar to be referred to the International Criminal Court and tried for alleged international crimes, including the persecution of ethnic minorities that has forced millions to flee, fearing for their lives. The investigator has submitted a report on Myanmar to the UN Human Rights Council.

The Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, highlights the many alleged abuses resulting from the conflict between Myanmar’s military and the insurgent Arakan Army, which is now into its second year of fighting in Rakhine State. The Arakan Army formed in 2009 and has been fighting in Rakhine against government forces.

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