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Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Accepting of Complaint

By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  October 6, 2011

1. The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission has been established to promote and protect the fundamental rights of citizens enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and it has opened its office at No. 27, Pyay Road, Hline Township, Yangon.

2. Any citizen may send complaint to the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission when his or her fundamental rights in the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar are violated. The following facts must be stated completely in the complaint:- (a) Complainant’s name, full address and contact address (If any phone, fax and e-mail), (b) Full account of how the Complainant’s rights were violated, and (c) Signed admission that the facts stated in the complaint are true.

3. The complaint, attached with copy of the Complainant’s national registration card, must be addressed to the Secretary of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission and may be either sent by registered mail or delivered to the Commission in person.

4. The facts under above-mentioned paragraph 2 (a), (b) and (c) are necessary to be mentioned completely so that the Commission will be able to deal with the complaint effectively.

5. Matters that have been brought before a court or under the proceedings of a court of law and matters that have been finally decided by a court are not relevant under this announcement.

6. In its examination of the complaints which are received, the Commission will, if and when necessary, interview the complainant.

7. If the Commission concludes that the alleged violations of the fundamental rights in the Constitution against a citizen are true, it will take steps in accordance with its rules of procedure to promote and safeguard the fundamental rights.

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This post is in: Human Rights, NHRC Monitor

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