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Statement (8/2012) of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission on the International Human Rights Day

One of the most important declarations of humanity, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was adopted on 10 December, 1948 and the day has been designated as the International Human Rights Day.

The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission joins today the international human rights community in celebrating this auspicious day […]

December 10, 2012  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

APF Membership Expands to 19

The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission was admitted as the APF’s 19th member institution at this year’s APF Annual Meeting, held in Amman, Jordan, on 5 November 2012.

The APF Forum Council unanimously approved the Commission’s application for associate membership […]

November 16, 2012  •  By Asia Pacific Forum  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) concerning its membership in South East Asia NHRIs Forum (SEANF) No. 6/2012

The 9th Annual Meeting of the South East Asia NHRIs (National Human Rights Institutions) Forum (SEANF) held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 12-14 September 2012 decided to accept the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) as its new member […]

September 17, 2012  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Commission receives lots of complaints daily

Around 30 complaint letters come daily to Myanmar National Human Rights Commission and most are related to farmland problems, its chairman says.

“We receive complaints about various issues. At present, we are dealing with some. But we haven’t decided on which ones we have to handle […]

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

Statement of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission on Its Trip to the Kachin State (5/2012)

The Secretary of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission and two members of the Commission visited Myitkyina and Waingmaw of the Kachin State from 23 to 27 July 2012 and carried out the following tasks of the Commission […]

August 14, 2012  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Rights Body Charts Path Ahead

The Chairperson and members of the newest national human rights institution (NHRI) in the Asia Pacific region recently took part in an APF roundtable discussion to examine the organisation’s key goals and priorities.

The High Level Dialogue for Commissioners, held in Yangon on 30-31 July 2012, provided an opportunity for the 15-strong leadership team of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission to discuss the strategic direction of the new organisation, as well as their responsibilities as Commissioners within an independent NHRI […]

August 14, 2012  •  By Asia Pacific Forum  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Body Cool on Truth Commission Proposal

THE chairman of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission last week refused to back the proposed formation of a “truth commission” or an investigation into alleged abuses in Rakhine State.

The truth commission, along with an investigation into the recent conflict in Rakhine State, was suggested by United Nations special rapporteur for human rights, Tomas Ojea Quintana, at a press conference before he left the country on August 4 […]

August 13, 2012  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Commission Recognises Kachin Abuses

Burma’s national human rights commission (MNHRC) has accused the army of committing serious abuses against civilians in Kachin state, in the wake of a five-day mission of inquiry to the conflict-torn region […]

August 7, 2012  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

HRWG Calls NHRI to Make an Investigative Report on Rohingya Issue

Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) is disturbed with the human rights violations against Rohingya in Rakhine State, West Myanmar. Governments in ASEAN cannot stay idle on the situation and take the issue as a regional concern […]

August 1, 2012  •  By Human Rights Working Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. (4/2012) of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Concerning Incidents in Rakhine State in June 2012

A team from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, comprising the Secretary and two Members, visited Sittway, Maungtaw, Buthidaung and Yathedaung Townships in the Rakhine State from 27 June to 1 July and held discussions with the responsible persons, religious leaders and the victims.

It is found that unexpected and unimaginable incidents occurred in the Rakhine State on 28 March and 3 June […]

July 11, 2012  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤