Summary: H.Con.Res.90 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (12/06/2017)

Condemns the attacks against civilians by Burma's (Myanmar's) military and security forces and calls on Burma's Commander-in-Chief, Min Aung Hlaing, to end such attacks in the state of Rakhine.

Expresses appreciation to the government of Bangladesh for providing refuge to those fleeing violence.

Condemns the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army attacks and the violence in Rakhine and Rohingya communities, but warns that these attacks do not justify the response by Burmese military and security forces that has resulted in severe human rights violations and atrocities against civilians.

Calls on Burma's government and military and security forces to: (1) implement the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, and (2) allow humanitarian access to refugees and internally displaced persons.

Urges support and access for the United Nations Fact Finding Mission to Burma.

Calls on Burma's military and government to allow refugees to return to Burma in a manner consistent with internationally recognized principles of human rights and refugee protection and to change laws and policies that have contributed to insecurity in Rakhine.

Calls on the President of the United States to impose sanctions on members of the Burmese military and security forces who are responsible for human rights abuses.