On the eve of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR), an organization of members of parliament from several ASEAN countries, released this report on the situation of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar.
“Nearly every risk factor for atrocity crimes identified in the [Framework] is present in Myanmar today” APHR Report
Based on a fact-finding mission to Myanmar in April 2015, the report examines the current situation of human rights in Myanmar and the region through the United Nations’ Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes. In doing so, APHR found that “nearly every risk factor for atrocity crimes identified in the [Framework] is present in Myanmar today” and warns of the danger that this crisis represents not only for Myanmar, but for the entire ASEAN region.
In the report and this open letter to the ASEAN Heads of States, the APHR call for inclusion of the Rohingya crisis on the ASEAN Summit agenda, the deployment of ASEAN Monitors to Myanmar, and an initiation of an independent investigation into the crisis.