The European Union (EU) has clashed with the visiting leader of Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi by publicly supporting an international mission to look into alleged human rights abuses by the country’s security forces against Rohingya Muslims.
The EU’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini – speaking at a news conference with Suu Kyi – said an agreed resolution of the UN Human Rights Council would help clear up uncertainty about allegations of killings torture and rape against Rohingyas.
On the basis of that resolution the top United Nations human rights body will send an international fact-finding mission to Burma despite Suu Kyi’s reservations.
‘The fact-finding mission is focusing on establishing the truth about the past’ Mogherini said – noting a rare area of disagreement between the 28-nation EU and Burma.
‘We believe that this can contribute to establishing the facts’.