Summary: H.Res.1710 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/29/2010)

Calls on the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) to recognize the Rohingya people as full citizens of Burma and to lift restrictions on movement, marriage, and access to education.

Calls on the government of Bangladesh to: (1) desist from forcing unregistered Rohingya to return to Burma; and (2) address, in cooperation with international agencies, the dire humanitarian conditions in the camps housing the unregistered Rohingya.

Calls on the government of Thailand to: (1) allow the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) access to detained Rohingya rescued at sea and to allow refugees status determinations; and (2) provide Rohingya refugees with adequate protection.

Calls on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to allow Rohingya access to education and livelihoods.

Calls on the U.S. government to: (1) provide increased humanitarian assistance in northern Arakan State; (2) provide support for education for Rohingya refugees outside Burma; (3) raise the plight of the Rohingya in bilateral and international fora; (4) pressure the SPDC to release all political prisoners, including Rohingya Member of Parliament U Kyaw Min and his family; and (5) engage with the government of Bangladesh in the economic development of the Cox's Bazar region in which the majority of the Rohingya refugee population lives.