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Statement No. (9/2015) Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Statement with respect to the students and supporters detained in Thayarwaddy Prison

On 8 July 2015, The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission received complaints regarding the student demonstrators and their supporters who have been detained in Thayarwaddy Prison and undergoing court trials for demonstrations in Letpadan Township […]

July 20, 2015  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Coordinating Committee Sub-Committee on Accreditation (ICCSCA) Accreditation of the National Human Rights Commission of Myamar (MNHRC)

The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) was established in 2011 by Presidential Decree and feted as a showpiece of the government’s reformist credentials. There was significant hype and promise surrounding the establishment of the MNHRC in 2011, as it signaled the possibility of genuine political reforms while the country embarked on nascent political and economic reforms […]

July 16, 2015  •  By The ASIAN NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions and Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. (8/2015) Visit to Mandalay, Naung Cho, Thi Paw and Lashio Township Prisons and Work Stations

A team from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission comprising of commission members U Zaw Win, U Nyunt Swe and Daw Mya Mya accompanied by Dr.Zay Yar Soe, assistant director and Daw Shwe Yee San from the commission office visited the prisons and detention centers of Mandalay, Naung Cho, Thi Paw and Lashio Township on 8th June 2015 […]

July 7, 2015  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. (7/2015) The Visit to Maing-Sat Prison in Shan State

A team from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission comprising of members U Zaw Win, Dr.Daw Than Nwe and Assistant Director Dr. Zay Yar Soe from the Commission’s Office visited the Maing-Sat prison in Shan State on the 7 of May 2015. During the visit, the team inspected the sleeping quarters and the records of the prison. Interviews were also conducted with prisoners and detainees on an individual basis. The team found out that the prison was holding detainees and prisoners in excess of the capacity of the prison. They also observed that the prison’s dispensary has no bed for the inpatients and vacancies for the post of Assistant Doctor and medical personnel vacancies have yet to be filled in accordance with the organizational set up. Although the prison was a “C” category type prison, prisoners who have been sentenced to prison terms for more than 10 years are detained in this prison. The cells designated for long-term prisoners have no covers on the latrines. Two prisoners who have been imprisoned have been found to come from a very distant destination. It was also observed by the team that the sleeping quarters of the detainees are prone to lashings from the rain during the rainy season. For long-term female prisoners, there are 2 cells reserved for them but both cells have no latrines, washing facilities and corridors. It was observed by the team that there are two under trial detainees who have been under detention for more than 6 months. Five prisoners/detainees have also been found to be above the age of seventy years. There are no facilities for meditation and no vocational trainings have been given. Turning their attention to the kitchen, the team noticed that rice has been cooked with tin drums which are not very hygienic […]

May 20, 2015  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. (6/2015) The case Involving the Death of Ko Aung Naing (a) Ko Aung Kyaw Naing (a) Ko Par Gyi

1. With regard to the case involving the death of Ko Aung Naing (a) Ko Aung Kyaw Naing (a) Ko Par Gyi, the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission under instructions from the President’s Office formed a team to investigate into the matter. A special report on the findings of the team was submitted to the President’s Office and a statement for information to the public was released on 2 December 2014. The statement included a recommendation that the case should be heard in a civil court for transparency […]

May 8, 2015  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Outcome Statement of senior officials Workshop on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and Related Resolutions

The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) and UN Women, Myanmar organized a Workshop on UN Security Council Resolution, 1325 ( UNSCR 1325) on Women, Peace and Security, and related Resolutions in Nay Pyi Taw on 27-28 April 2015. The meeting brought together 41 participants – parliamentarians, senior government officials from ministries addressing women, peace and security issues, commissioners and staff of MNHRC and academics […]

April 29, 2015  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. (4/2015) Agreement by the Two Sides on the Draft Text on Nationwide Ceasefire

1. The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission would like to laud and honor the historic achievement that was accomplished by the signing of the agreed text on a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement between the Union Peacemaking Working Committee (UPWC) and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) on 31 March 2015 in Yangon […]

April 1, 2015  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No.(2/2015) The Armed Conflict in Laukkai Area

Fighting which broke out on the 9th of February in Laukkai area between the Tatmadaw and the Kokang renegade Group is still raging. The Commission notes with sadness the heavy causalities suffered in the combat area by the populace and combatants of both sides […]

February 27, 2015  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement On the International Human Rights Day

1. On the auspicious occasion of the International Human Rights Day, the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) joins the people of Myanmar and the international community in commemorating this historic day […]

December 10, 2014  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The inquiry report of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission into the death of Ko Aung Naing (a) Ko Aung Kyaw Naing (a) Ko Par Gyi

(1) On the 24th of October 2014, the Ministry of Defense issued a news report about the death of Ko Aung Naing, an information officer, holding the rank of a captain in the KKO (Klohhtoobor Karen Organization) group, which appeared in the local newspapers on the 25th of October. Regarding this matter the Myanmar National Human Rights commission received a complaint from Min Thi Ha of Education Digest asking the Commission to investigate into the death of journalist Ko Par Gyi to reveal the truth behind this matter. The commission also received an undated letter from one Ma Thandar, which was addressed to (17) other designations, to look into the unlawful detention and also another complaint letter from Ma Thandar, dated the 30th of October with the heading of “The complaint by the family on the unlawful detention, torture and murder of Ko Aung Kyaw Naing (a) Ko Par Gyi.” […]

December 2, 2014  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤