Interactive Dialogue on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

Interactive Dialogue with Tom Andrews
Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America
Human Rights Council – 47th Session

July 7, 2021

Read by Meryn Schneiderhan

Mr. Andrews, the United States expresses its strong support and gratitude for your incisive reporting and continued focus on the situation in Myanmar, particularly in light of the Myanmar military’s long history of violence and abuse, and the ongoing brutal violence they are perpetrating against the people of Myanmar.

We call on the military junta to cease violence, release all those unjustly detained, and restore Myanmar’s path to democracy.

We also share your conviction that the international community must take decisive action to prevent further bloodshed, including through the imposition of an arms embargo.

Echoing the General Assembly’s recent resolution on the situation in Myanmar, we urge all nations to cease the export of arms and transfer of dual-use technology to the military junta.  These transfers seriously undermine human rights and aid the military in committing atrocities against the people of Myanmar.

Question:  What other actions will encourage the military to refrain from violence?