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Video Interview with U Win Mra: The Work of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

U Win Mra, Chairman of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, describes the Commission’s role to receive and resolve complaints of human rights violations and its current push to have legislation passed to establish the National Human Rights Institution as an independent body […]

April 17, 2013  •  By Asia Pacific Forum  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Australian Human Rights Commission Hosts Myanmar Visitors

As part of the Strengthening Human Rights in Myanmar 2012 – 2016 project, conducted by Sweden’s Raoul Wallenberg Institute, the Commission has hosted a delegation from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission.

Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs, said it was an honour to be able to contribute to the project’s objective of helping the Myanmar Commission to more effectively implement their mandates to protect and promote human rights in their country […]

April 4, 2013  •  By Australian Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Religious Violence in Myanmar, the Consequences of Government Inaction in Tackling Prejudice and Discrimination – UN Expert

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, today expressed serious concerns over the spread of violence between Muslim and Buddhist communities in Myanmar and urged bold steps by the Government to counteract this frightening trend […]

March 28, 2013  •  By United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. (2/2013) of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Regarding the Conflict in Kachin State

The Myanmar National Human rights Commission is gratified that the Union Peace-Making Committee and the KIO delegation were able to issue a joint statement at the peace talks held at Shweli (Ruili) of the People’s Republic of China on 11-12 March 2013 and that positive developments were achieved. The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission also whole-heartedly welcomes the statement that the Union Government will accelerate development and rehabilitation tasks in the Kachin State as the process to achieve cease-fire has commenced under said joint statement […]

March 28, 2013  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Oral Statement at the Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar

Thank you, Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA, in association with its member organisation Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB) and Burma Partnership, welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur (A/HRC/22/43) which demonstrates the need for sustained attention of this Council on the human rights situation in the country. The Special Rapporteur’s present mandate must be maintained even in the context of the positive developments as serious human rights violations remain unaddressed […]

March 11, 2013  •  By Forum-Asia, Human Rights Education Institute of Burma and Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Roundtable Considers Founding Legislation for Myanmar NHRI

The APF was invited to Yangon in January to take part in a roundtable discussion on draft legislation to formally establish the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission.

The two-day meeting was attended by Commission members, along with representatives of government departments, the Office of the President, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the APF’s Legal Counsel, Greg Heesom […]

February 19, 2013  •  By Asia-Pacific Forum  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Documents to be Translated to Myanmar: NHRC

Human rights documents will be translated to Myanmar language and disseminated among the public according to Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

The commission, which is an independent body formed by President Thein Sein in September 2011, will start the task of translation of 9 Conventions on the topic human rigths by the United Nations (UN), Sit Myaing, Secretary of NHRC, said […]

February 9, 2013  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. 1/2013 on Humanitarian Assistance for the Conflict Victims of the Kachin State

A four-member team of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) visited Kachin State from 8 to 10 December, 2011 for the first time in order to observe at first hand the civil population who displaced as a result of armed skirmishes […]

January 18, 2013  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Subject to be Added in Basic Education Curriculums

Human rights subject will be added into the basic education system of Myanmar, the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission told the Eleven Media. The curriculums of the elementary, middle and high level of the basic schools will be advanced […]

January 13, 2013  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Waits Approval of Draft Rights Law

A draft Myanmar National Human Rights law aimed at broadening the work of the human right commission and ensuring its independence has been sent to President U Thein Sein, the commission’s chairman said last week […]

December 14, 2012  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤