The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) called on Myanmar to provide an “exceptional” report with information concerning sexual violence and rape against Rohingya women by state security forces.
The experts requested information on “investigations arrests, prosecutions, convictions and sentences or disciplinary measures imposed on perpetrators, including members of the armed forces, found guilty of such crimes,” reports Reuters.
In statement release today, CEDAW said,
“The Committee requested information concerning cases of sexual violence, including rape, against Rohingya women and girls by State security forces; and to provide details on the number of women and girls who have been killed or have died due to other non-natural causes during the latest outbreak of violence.”
The CEDAW panel, comprising 24 independent experts, set a deadline of 6 months for Myanmar to submit the report to the UN Secretary General Antonia Guterres.