|Min Aung Hlaing and his military are terrified of this happening. British MPs who have called on the British government to support a referral have been banned from visiting Burma.
So far Min Aung Hlaing has paid no price for what he has done to the Rohingya. Thinking he can get away with anything, he has been stepping up attacks against other ethnic minorities in Burma.
Getting the UN Security Council to refer Burma to the International Criminal Court won’t be easy. China and Russia will be opposed. The only way to overcome that opposition is to build global support for a referral. The British government should be working to build that global support. Instead, on this issue, the British government has the same position as China and Russia, they don’t support a referral.
Britain is the formal lead country on Burma at the UN Security Council. Others follow their lead. By refusing to support a referral, they are protecting Min Aung Hlaing, encouraging him to believe he can continue to get away with the mass rape and killing of ethnic minorities.
If you live in the UK, please email your MP asking them to support Early Day Motion 1219, calling on the British government to support referring Burma to the International Criminal Court. (An Early Day Motion is a kind of petition that only MPs can sign, and we know from experience they can influence the government).
Email your MP and take action here.
If you live outside the UK, you can email Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson here.
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Burma Campaign UK