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The European Rohingya Council (ERC)

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Date: 01.11.2015

ERC Calls for a U.N Commission of Inquiry on Genocide against Rohingya


The European Rohingya Council (ERC) firmly stands by the findings of Yale Law Schools
Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, and strongly reiterates its call on the U.N Human
Rights Council for an urgent, comprehensive and independent investigation of strong evidence
that genocide is being committed against Rohingya.

The three-year research Persecution of the Rohingya Muslims: Is Genocide Occurring in


Myanmars Rakhine State? A legal Analysis, produced by Fortify Rights group strengthens our
stand and substantiate our claims on the persistent involvements of Myanmar authorities, security
forces, police and local nationalist Rakhine against the countrys Muslim minority group,
Rohingya in committing serious human rights abuses and participating in genocidal acts with
intent to destroy the Rohingya completely from Rakhine (Arakan) State.

It is not the first time that the existential threats faced by Rohingya being highlighted in major
international fact-finding missions. The finding of the Yale Law School is invariable with that of
United to End Genocide, titled Marching to Genocide in Burma which found that nowhere in
the world are there more known precursors to genocide than in Burma today against Rohingya.

Another three-year research published at Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of
Washington, Slow-Burning of Genocide of Myanmars Rohingya in June 2014, authored by Dr.
Maung Zarni and Alice Cowley, also found that Rohingya are in a process of slow-burning
genocide since 1970s.

In its report - Countdown to Annihilation: Genocide in Myanmar, International State Crime


Initiative, Queen Mary University of London in February 2015 also found compelling evidence
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of the government sponsored polices, laws and strategies of genocidal persecution against
Rohingya.

Over the periods of military juntas and subsequent the quasi-civilian government of Thein Sein,
the precedence of genocide against Rohingya has been set systematically. The right to citizenship
and the right to identify as Rohingya were stripped off with the implementation of the citizenship
law in 1982. The law further encourages committing widespread killing, torture, rape, arbitrary
arrest, forced labour, destruction and confiscation of land and properties along with restrictions on
freedom of religion, movement, marriage, education, healthcare, employment and birth
(biological genocide).

The genocidal acts reached a devastating level in 2012 when Thein Seins government authorities,
police, now-dissolved border security force and Rakhine extremists launched the campaign to
completely remove Rohingya from the state. The acts have caused hundreds of Rohingya men,
women and children dead, more than 140,000 of Rohingya internally displaced in (detention)
camps, more than 165,000 of Rohingya fled the country ended up drowning and to human
trafficking networks and more than 10,000 of Rohingya live in squalid ghetto in Sittwe, the
capital of Rakhine State.

Contrarily to the evidences, Thein Seins government continues to deny the very crime his
government has committed, meanwhile allowing and encouraging to spread hate speech,
Islamophobia and anti-Rohingya sentiment, providing a greater impunity to the perpetrators, and
further institutionalizing the genocidal intents and acts by stripping off Rohingya rights to vote and
participate in election, and signing four controversial Race and Religion Laws which especially
target Rohingya.

Having satisfied the criminal elements required by the 1948 Genocide Convention, ERC
unwaveringly stands on the call for the U.N Human Rights Council of Inquiry on genocide against
Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, and strongly endorses on the call of former U.N
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Rapporteur on Myanmar, Ojea Quintana to investigate Thein Seins government and the various
ministries involvements in the process of genocide against Rohingya.

Khairul Amin (Chairman)

For more information please contact;


Khairul Amin + 4792428989
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