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Posts Tagged ‘Myanmar National Human Rights Commission’ (136 found)

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 ➤

Presentation on Recent Developments on Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) Complaints Handling, Investigations and Cooperation with the Special Procedures of the United Nations

A presentation by Win Mra on developments with the MNHRC in 2012, as well as how protection works through the MNHRC’s complaints handling mechanism and the difficulties that are impeding the progress in this aspect […]

May 31, 2013  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  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 ➤

The 2012 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report – Burma

The political and economic reforms that began in 2011 continued during 2012 under President Thein Sein. The UK Government’s approach is one of cautious engagement, welcoming and encouraging reform while paying close attention to the human rights situation […]

April 22, 2013  •  By Foreign and Commonwealth Office  •  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 ➤