‘Our report observes that no steps have been taken to adequately address the issue of citizenship of the Rohingya people’
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said the Myanmar authorities continue violating the fundamental and human rights of the Rohingya community and no measures have been taken to address the citizenship issue.
“Systematic discrimination and pervasive restrictions on freedom of movement continue to severely damage the human rights and fundamental freedom of members of the Rohingya community,” she said while presenting reports on nine countries including Myanmar at the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva on Wednesday.
“Our report observes that no steps have been taken to adequately address the issue of citizenship of the Rohingya people,” Bachelet said.
There is essentially no representation of the Rohingya community at any level of decision-making, she said, adding that investigations into allegations of grave human rights violations remain absent, as are the conditions for voluntary, sustainable, dignified and safe returns.
Updated On: March 20th, 2019