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Interactive Dialogue on Myanmar
June 14, 2022

Interactive Dialogue on Myanmar

Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America

As Delivered by Ambassador Michèle Taylor

Human Rights Council – 50th Session

June 14, 2022

Thank you, Mr. Vice President and Madam High Commissioner.

The United States shares your concerns about ongoing human rights violations and the worsening humanitarian crisis in Myanmar.  We denounce the military regime’s continued violence against and detention of deposed politicians, members of civil society, members of political parties, journalists, and trade union leaders and we urge the release of all those unjustly detained.  We are deeply troubled by increasing restrictions on freedoms of peaceful assembly and expression and on access to information.

We support your call for greater international action to hold accountable those responsible for the brutal violence against the people of Myanmar.  We emphasize the need for coordinated action to prevent the sale and transfer of arms and dual-use technology to the military regime.

We remain deeply concerned about the worsening humanitarian crisis and urge the military to allow unhindered humanitarian access to vulnerable and displaced communities within Myanmar, including Rohingya, and those displaced by violence since the coup.

Question:  How can we ensure timely accountability for the regime’s outrageous attacks on activists, including killings and the burning of villages?

I thank you