Myanmar concert attack serious breach of humanitarian law: EU

Myanmar concert attack serious breach of humanitarian law: EU
Myanmar concert attack serious breach of humanitarian law: EU.
Jakarta - The European Union (EU) has described the recent air strike at an outdoor concert in Myanmar as a serious violation of international humanitarian law.

"It seems to me that this attack on the concert, which is a civilian target, is a serious breach of international humanitarian law," the European Union's Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore, said at a press conference here on Wednesday.

The attack in Kachin state, Myanmar, is a serious breach that demands the Myanmar military be held to account, he added.

"This was particularly brutal action for which the Myanmar military are responsible," he said.

The EU has been supporting ASEAN mediation efforts, while a special EU envoy from Myanmar has also been appointed to closely monitor developments related to the humanitarian situation in the country, he added.

Gilmore made the statement after the 4th ASEAN-EU Policy Dialogue on Human Rights, which was held from October 24–26, 2022, at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta.

He also met with representatives from a number of human rights institutions in Indonesia as well as several officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

During the meeting, Gilmore underlined Indonesia's important role on the international stage, both as the President of the G20 in 2022 and chair of the ASEAN in 2023.

"We discussed a number of areas, one of which is again the importance of continuing with the human rights dialogue that we have with Indonesia, where we discuss human rights issues in Indonesia, in Europe, but also some international issues which are of mutual interest to us," he said.

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