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NHRC Monitor (95 found)

Statement No. (2/2014) Investigation of the Incident at the Ducheeratan Village

1. A team from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) comprising the Secretary and three members visited Sittwe and Maung Taw Township and made a tour of the Ducheeratan village tract from 30 January to 3 February 2014, in order to investigate the news reports on the incident that had occurred at Ducheeratan middle village […]

February 17, 2014  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. (1/2014) On the Presidential Order of Pardon

1. The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission whole-heartedly welcomes the issuance of Presidential Pardon under order No. 51/2013 dated 30 December 2013 of the President Office […]

January 3, 2014  •  By Myanmar Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Commission Meets with Residents of Strife-Torn Rakhine

Representatives of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission have met with community leaders and other residents of riot-torn Rakhine State.

Radio Free Asia reported that the Commission members urged the importance of containing communal violence in a bid to uphold human rights, following the deadly clashes that occurred last year […]

November 6, 2013  •  By Asia Pacific Forum  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Rights Commission Says Use of Torture in Prison Riot Breached Human Rights

The use of torture during last month’s prison riot in southern Myanmar was a violation of human rights, according to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

The NHRC statement comes after commission officials last month made an inspection tour of Kawthaung Prison in Taninthayi Region, where the riot occurred on September 13. One prisoner was killed and seven others were injured during the incident […]

October 17, 2013  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Issues News Release on Complaints

1. The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission was constituted with the aim of raising and protecting the fundamental rights of citizens in accord with the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and its office is kept open at No. 27 on Pyay Road in Hline Township of Yangon […]

September 26, 2013  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Upper House approves Human Rights Commission Bill

The Upper House Parliament has approved the controversial Human Rights Commission Bill on August 28.

The bill, proposed by the Presidential Office Deputy Minister U That Shin, has been severely criticized by social organizations […]

August 30, 2013  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Civil Society’s Concerns on Draft MNHRC Law Must Be Adequately Addressed

Dear U Shwe Mann,

The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), a network of 30-member organizations from 17 countries across Asia writes to you concerning the latest developments on the founding legislation of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) […]

August 9, 2013  •  By Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Civil Society Recommendations on the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Law

On August 2, 38 civil society organizations, community-based organizations and networks from Burma send to Thura U Shwe Mann, Union Parliament Speaker, recommendations and proposed amendments to the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) draft law in order to ensure the MNHRC’s independence […]

August 2, 2013  •  By 38 civil society organizations, community-based organizations and networks  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Parliament Must Delay Deliberation on the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Law

The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) Law will be discussed in the Upper House of Parliament on Monday 29 July 2013. The draft legislation was published in the state-run newspaper The Mirror on 7 July 2013, giving less than one month for civil society and the public to provide recommendations […]

July 26, 2013  •  By Burma Partnership and Human Rights Education Institute of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

President Urges MNHRC, IFG to Work Together with Government to Protect Country’s Image

President U Thein Sein urged the Interfaith Friendship Group and Myanmar National Human Rights Commission to cooperate with the government and to take responsibility for image the country not to be tarnished as it is found that the conflict between the two communities in the country is being exaggerated as racial and religious conflict between the two communities and regional and international issues in an attempt to bring it to the UN […]

July 22, 2013  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤