UN officials point finger at Myanmar for ‘crimes under international law’

Human rights rapporteur says evidence about atrocities against Rohingya people must be collected and presented to international criminal court

UN human rights officials have said it is likely that “crimes under international law” have been committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar and called for a body to collect evidence that could be presented in international criminal courts.

Speaking to the Human Rights Council on Monday, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, said that “the repressive practices of previous military governments were returning as the norm once more” in Myanmar.

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