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Posts Tagged ‘Yanghee Lee’ (19 found)

Joint Statement-Criminal Atrocities Increased Against Rohingya for Rejecting Green Card

European Rohingya organizations call on international community to pressure Myanmar government to stop excruciating and forcing the Rohingya community into accepting a new ID known as ‘green card’, valid for just two years, for national verification with Bengali identity. It is an ethnocide aims at making the Rohingya aliens and people of Bangladesh origin […]

August 21, 2015  •  By Joint Statement by European Rohingya organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

End of Mission Statement Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

I conclude my third official visit to the country as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar as the country is coming to grips with the scale of destruction and loss of human life caused by the floods. I conveyed my deepest sympathies and profound sadness to all those I met during the mission and wish to renew those sentiments publicly now and particularly to the families of the victims and all those who have been affected by this disaster […]

August 7, 2015  •  By Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Human Rights Council urges Burma to address human rights violations but overlooks suppression of student protests

The 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council today passed, by consensus, resolution 28/21 entitled ‘Situation of Human Rights Myanmar’ and extended by one year the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar […]

March 27, 2015  •  By Forum-Asia  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by Ms Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar at the 28th Session of the Human Rights Council 

I thank you for this opportunity to address the Human Rights Council for the first time, at a pivotal time in the reform process in Myanmar.

March 16, 2015  •  By Yanghee Lee  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Advance Unedited Version: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee LEE

Since 2011, Myanmar has undergone far-reaching changes that have affected many aspects of life in the country. However, there continue to be signs of backtracking by the Government and increasing concerns over discrimination and ethnic conflict […]

March 9, 2015  •  By Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to Special Rapporteur from Korean Transnational Corporations Watch

Korean Transnational Corporations Watch (hereafter KTNC Watch) is a network of human rights/labor/environment/public law organizations in Korea which has long been active in responding human rights issues of Korean-owned or -invested companies overseas […]

March 3, 2015  •  By Korean Transnational Corporations Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Peace and Human Rights Consortium Condemn Ah-shin Wirathu’s Employment of Hate Speech toward Ms. Yanghee Lee

YANGON – During the course of his pre-organized mass meeting on 16 January, 2015, Ah-shin Wirathu, self-declared Nationalistic leader, attacked United Nations Special Rapporteur to Myanmar, Ms. Yanghee Lee and women activists. Hate speech, intimidation and degradation of human dignity will not be tolerated in Myanmar […]

January 26, 2015  •  By Myanmar Peace and Human Rights Consortium  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Arakan Rohingya Union Warmly Welcomes the Release of Rohingya Community Leader, Dr. U Tun Aung

Arakan Rohingya Union warmly welcomes the release of Rohingya physician and community leader, Dr. U Tun Aung, after a prolonged period of unjust imprisonment by the Government of Myanmar.

Dr. U Tun Aung was arrested by the Buddhist Rakhine police following the violence against Rohingya by the Buddhist Rakhine mobs in Maungdaw, Arakan State, in June of 2012, on false allegation of inciting the riots. On the contrary, Dr. U Tun Aung was trying to intervene and stop the violence as per the request of the authorities. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison that was grossly unfair and racially motivated […]

January 22, 2015  •  By Arakan Rohingya Union  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Myanmar Rights Expert: Backtracking on Democratic Space Gains Momentum in Election Year

YANGON / GENEVA (19 January 2015) – “Valuable gains made in the area of freedom of expression and assembly risk being lost,” United Nations Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee said at the end of her ten-day official visit* to the country. “Indeed, there are signs that since my last visit, restrictions and harassment on civil society and the media may have worsened.” […]

January 19, 2015  •  By United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤