The Hill: ‘In the wake of Burma's coup, new US legislation offers a roadmap for action’

5 Oct 2021

On 6 October, the Hill reported that Mr. Gregory W. Meeks, Mr. Steve Chabot, and Senator Benjamin L. Cardin introduced the “Burma Unified through Rigorous Military Accountability Act of 2021” or BURMA Act in the US Congress. The legislation condemns the actions taken by the Burmese military during its February 1 coup d’état and its aftermath and calls for targeted sanctions, offers support for civil society and humanitarian assistance, and calls on the State Department to issue a genocide determination for the persecution of the Rohingya.