Summary: S.Res.586 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (12/04/2014)

Calls on the government of Burma to:

  • develop a non-discriminatory and comprehensive solution that addresses Rakhine State's needs for peace and development under equitable application of the rule of law;
  • end all forms of persecution and discrimination of the Rohingya people, and ensure respect for internationally recognized human rights for all ethnic and religious minority groups within Burma;
  • respect the Rohingya's right to self-identification, redraft the Citizenship Law of 1982 so that it conforms to internationally recognized legal standards, and include both Rakhine and Rohingya leaders and community members in the redrafting process;
  • support an international and independent investigation into the violence that has occurred in Rakhine State and prosecute the perpetrators consistent with due process; and
  • conform to international norms on the provision of unrestricted humanitarian access by international organizations.

Welcomes Burma's announcement that Medecins Sans Frontieres has been invited back to work in Rakhine State.

Calls on the regional governments to protect the rights of Rohingya asylum seekers and refugees, as well as to respect the international legal principle of non-refoulement.

Calls on the U.S. government and the international community to call on the government of Burma to end the persecution of the Rohingya population and to protect the fundamental rights of all ethnic and religious minority groups in Burma.