A Burmese national security advisor told diplomats in Copenhagen that a proposal to review the 1982 Citizenship Law, that effectively renders the Rohingya stateless, could not be implemented.
The European Union and Canada have announced a new set of sanctions against seven members of the Burmese military, two of whom have been sacked for underperformance.
The ICC has issued Burma a 27 July deadline to respond to a request to exercise jurisdiction over the alleged crimes in Arakan State.
Aung San Suu Kyi has told the UN “time and patience” is needed to resolve divisions between Muslim and Buddhist communities in Arakan State.
The Burmese government has signed an agreement with UN agencies to facilitate the voluntary return of Rohingya refugees.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has tapped Switzerland’s ambassador to Germany, Christine Schraner Burgener, to be his special envoy on Burma, UN sources said on Wednesday.