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Posts Tagged ‘Asia Pacific Forum’ (7 found)

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 ➤

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 ➤

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 ➤

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 ➤

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 ➤

APF Discusses Myanmar NHRI’s Founding Legislation

As part of its program of support for Myanmar’s newly established national human rights institution, the APF recently travelled to Yangon to take part in discussions on the development of legislation to formalise the NHRI through an Act of Parliament […]

May 21, 2012  •  By Asia Pacific Forum  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

APF Offers Assistance to Myanmar’s New NHRI

The APF and representatives of Myanmar’s newly established national human rights institution have identified a number of areas for initial cooperation, following a visit to the south-east Asian country this month by APF secretariat Director Kieren Fitzpatrick and APF Senior Consultant Professor Chris Sidoti […]

April 23, 2012  •  By Asia Pacific Forum  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤