U.K. Says Myanmar May Need to Be Referred to ICC over Rohingya
U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyitaw on Sept. 20, 2018. / Reuters
By Reuters 20 September 2018
LONDON—British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that the international community should consider referring the treatment of Rohingya in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) unless those responsible are tried and held accountable in the country.
“If there is not going to be accountability and justice in Burma, then the international community needs to look at all options including ICC referral,” Hunt said on Twitter, posting during his visit to Myanmar.
“The latter would need the support of the Security Council, which it may not get, so we need to look at other options too.”