AUSTRALIA’S MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS MARISE PAYNE’S STATEMENT ON UN FACT-FINDING MISSION ON MYANMAR
DHAKA, Sept. 19 (NsNewsWire) — The Australian Government condemns in the strongest terms the
atrocities committed in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Shan and Kachin states,
as detailed in the full report of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on
Following the Mission’s preliminary report of 27 August, the full report
documents in detail serious violations of human rights and of
international humanitarian law, committed primarily by Myanmar’s
military against ethnic minorities.
In the case of Rakhine State, the Fact-Finding Mission concludes that
crimes against humanity and war crimes have occurred, as well as
finding sufficient evidence to warrant an investigation and
prosecutions for genocide perpetrated against the Rohingya.
The full report of the Fact-Finding Mission adds to a large body of
evidence indicating the commission of the most serious crimes under
international law, particularly against the Rohingya.
The Australian Government is considering options in response to the
Fact-Finding Mission’s report, including targeted sanctions.
In line with the Mission’s recommendations, Australia will support
new international efforts on accountability and justice in Myanmar,
including at the Human Rights Council, of which we are a member.
Myanmar continues to face formidable challenges as it transitions
from five decades of military rule. As a regional partner, Australia will
continue to support efforts to achieve democracy and national peace
and reconciliation for the benefit of all of people in Myanmar.
Respect for human rights, and full accountability for the human right. Press Release