Burma’s Rohingya Muslims are currently subject to crimes against humanity by the Burmese government, witnessed in recent acts of murder, torture, forced displacement, imprisonment, religious persecution, and restriction of movement.  Should the Burmese state fail to end such crimes against humanity, there is potential for the situation to escalate to genocide. Given its mandate “to ensure that the government of Canada does all that it can to prevent and protect civilian populations from genocide and crimes against humanity,” the All‐Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity is urged to take immediate action.i Notably, Canada should be encouraged to use regional diplomatic relations to lobby for amendments to Burma’s 1982 Citizenship Law, strengthen diplomatic relations with Burma and establish and host a truth commission to overcome recent violence.

Crimes Against Humanity- The Case of Rohingya in Burma