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Myanmar: National Human Rights Commission Recommends Ratifying Key Human Rights Treaties

ARTICLE 19 welcomes Myanmar’s National Human Rights Commission’s recommendation that the government ratify the two most significant international human rights treaties. The strong stance adopted by the Commission is noteworthy due to its closeness with the government […]

June 21, 2013  •  By Article 19  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Rights Group Pushes to Adopt UN Treaties

Myanmar’s state-run human rights commission has announced that it is pushing for the government to adopt two major United Nations treaties on civil, political and economic rights.

The proposed UN treaties are the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights […]

June 20, 2013  •  Read more ➤

Universal Declaration of Human Rights text from English to Myanmar

imagesOn 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act, the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and “ to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational Institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.” […]

June 19, 2013  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

India Guides Myanmar on Path of Human Rights

India is guiding the fledgling Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) to structure its body of rules and handle the volley of complaints it has received since being set up. The independent body was set up in September, 2011 comprising several retired bureaucrats, secretary U Sit Myaing told HT in the southern Chinese port city of Fangchenggang […]

June 5, 2013  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Attends Celebration for IDAHO in Rangoon

Events in Burma, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Singapore Vietnam and India for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). In Burma gay men are asking to be decriminalized, in Thailand transgender women want to be spared military service and in the Philippines LGBT rights activists are pushing for an anti-discrimination law […]

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

Open Letters Call for Civil Society Consultation on the Enabling Law of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

On 8 May, the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), a network of 30 organizations from 17 countries across Asia advocating for the strengthening of the independence and effectiveness of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in Asia along with 25 organizations from Burma, sent letters to President Thein Sein and Thura U Shwe Mann, Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament, about civil society consultation on the enabling law of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) […]

May 8, 2013  •  By Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter: Civil Society Consultation on the Enabling Law of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

Mr. President,

It has come to our knowledge that the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) has been tasked with drafting the Commission’s enabling law in collaboration with the President’s Office and that a draft of the legislation will be soon submitted to the Parliament […]

May 8, 2013  •  By Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter: Civil Society Consultation on the Enabling Law of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

Dear U Shwe Mann,

It has come to our knowledge that the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) has been tasked with drafting the Commission’s enabling law in collaboration with the President’s Office and that a draft of the legislation will be soon submitted to the Parliament […]

May 8, 2013  •  By Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Human Rights Commission urged to probe rights abuses in ethnic areas

The Palaung Women’s Organization (PWO) has urged Myanmar [Burma] National Human Rights Commission to investigate human rights violations, including sexual violence, by Burma army troops […]

May 7, 2013  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. (3/2013) Concerning Violence That Had Occurred in Rakhine State

1. The Rakhine Investigation Commission established with the intention to systematically uncover the root cause of communal violence in Rakhine State and to prevent similar violence from recurrence released its report on 29 April 2013. President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein delivered a statement on the report on 6 May 2013 […]

May 7, 2013  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤