Remarks by H.E. Aung Myo Min, Union Minister of Human Rights United States Holocaust Memorial Museum/US Permanent Mission discussion on the human rights situation of the Rohingya
Geneva, 22 February 2023
First, to truly recognize the extent and scale of the atrocities against the Rohingya, we must end the history of denial. Truth-telling and accountability are an essential part of this. The NUG continues to pledge its cooperation with national and international accountability mechanism.
Fourth, there must be a complete overhaul of laws that are discriminatory, chauvinistic, and that have been historically used to curb the exercise of fundamental freedoms and to stifle dissent. Consistent with the NUG's Policy Position on the Rohingya in Rakhine State' issued in June 2020, the NUG is working with the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) and the Committee Representation Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) to develop a new Citizenship Act that bases citizenship on birth in Myanmar or
birth anywhere as a child of Myanmar citizens, and to repeal the Race and Religion Protection Laws of 2015.