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HRC44: Nordic countries address the situation of human rights for Rohingya people

UN Human Rights Council
44th Session
Interactive dialogue with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of Rohingya people
Joint intervention by the Nordic countries
30 June 2020

Madam President,
I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the Nordic countries: Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and my own country Denmark.
As conflict continues in Rakhine and Chin States, we call on all parties to end all violence and seek political solutions.
We note Myanmar’s report to the ICJ. We urge the Government to make it public and continue implementing the provisional measures.
The Presidential directives on combating hate speech, preventing genocidal acts and evidence preservation are important steps in addressing the atrocities committed in Rakhine State, but they must be followed-up and implemented. We reiterate the need for full implementation of the Rakhine Advisory Commission’s recommendations, and call for accountability for all crimes committed.
We acknowledge the efforts of the Government of Bangladesh and stress the need for regional cooperation and concrete actions by Myanmar to ensure the voluntary, safe and dignified return of refugees.
Madam High Commissioner, how can the Council best support inclusive elections and prevent further discrimination of the Rohingya and other minorities in Myanmar?
I thank you.