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Posts Tagged ‘Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee’ (3 found)

Burma/Myanmar’s Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee Needs Urgent Reform

On the eve of the first anniversary of the death of U Win Tin, 20 organisations today call for urgent reform of Burma/Myanmar’s Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee […]

April 20, 2015  •  By 23 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Call for Support – U Win Tin Blue Shirt Day for political prisoners in Burma/Myanmar on April 21st 2015

We, the undersigned 17 organisations, are calling on people worldwide to wear a blue shirt or blue clothing on Tuesday April 21st, the first anniversary of the death of U Win Tin, in support of political prisoners still in jail in Burma/Myanmar […]

April 14, 2015  •  By 17 Civil Society Organization  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

Today is the final day of my second official visit to Myanmar as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. It has been a visit rich in its diversity, geography, viewpoints and experiences. I have engaged with government officials, parliamentarians, religious and community leaders, civil society representatives, victims of human rights violations and members of the international community. My discussions have been frank, open, sometimes passionate but always welcoming. I am feeling more and more a part of this country and am privileged to be accompanying the people of Myanmar on this journey of reform towards greater enjoyment of human rights. My visit would not have been possible without the genuine cooperation of the Government of Myanmar and the committed support of the United Nations Country Team. I wish to express my sincere appreciation to both organisations […]

January 16, 2015  •  By Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤