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Posts Tagged ‘Universal Periodic Review’ (38 found)

Oral Statement Delivered by Mr. Thaung Htun on Behalf of Worldview International Foundation at UPR Plenary on Burma

Thank you, Mr. President. Worldview International Foundation makes this statement on behalf of the
Burma Forum on the Universal Periodic Review (BF-UPR).

Mr. President, we deeply regret that the State maintained its blatant denial of the existence of 2,000 prisoners of conscience during the UPR Working Group session in January 2011. The so-called amnesty recently issued by the government only reduced the sentences by one year and commuted the death penalty to life imprisonment […]

June 8, 2011  •  By Worldview International Foundation  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Oral Statement Delivered by Mr. Aung Myo Min on Behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) at UPR Plenary on Burma

Thank you, Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA and its member organization HREIB make this statement on behalf of the Burma Forum on the Universal Periodic Review (BF-UPR).

Mr. President, despite the November 2010 elections’ illusory promise of a democratic transition in the country, “systematic militarization contributes to widespread abuses of human rights which remain essentially unaddressed by the authorities”, as noted by the Special Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana in his recent mission to Thailand […]

June 8, 2011  •  By Forum-Asia  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by Amnesty International at 17th Session of UN Human Rights Council

Mr. President,

Amnesty International estimates that there are more than 2,200 political prisoners in Myanmar held under vague laws frequently used by the government to criminalize peaceful political dissent. Some have been detained since the 1990s and others have more recently been sentenced to more than 60 years’ imprisonment. Many are held in

June 8, 2011  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Oral Statement Delivered by Ms. Mariana Duarte on Behalf of Conectas Direitos Humanos at UPR Plenary on Burma

Mr. President, Conectas Direitos Humanos, on behalf of the Burma Forum on the Universal Periodic Review (BF-UPR), wishes to draw the Council’s attention to the deteriorating status and well-being of women in Burma/Myanmar, in particular due to the lack of political participation and scarce humanitarian assistance. Also, systematic and widespread sexual violence is being perpetrated against ethnic women by the Burmese army […]

June 8, 2011  •  By Conectas Direitos Humanos  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ျမန္မာ့အေရး ေကာ္မရွင္ဖြဲ႕စုံစမ္းဖို႔ UPR မွာလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးအဖြဲ႕ေတြ ေတာင္းဆုိ

UPR လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္လို႔ ေခၚတဲ့ ကုလသမဂၢ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရး ေကာင္စီရဲ႕ ႏိုင္ငံအလိုက္ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေန ပံုမွန္သံုးသပ္မႈ ေဆြးေႏြးပဲြမွာ ဒီကေန႔ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံကိစၥကို ေဆြးေႏြးပါတယ္။ ပါ၀င္ေဆြးေႏြးခဲ့ၾကတဲ့ လူမႈ လူ႕အဖဲြ႕အစည္းေတြကေတာ့ လက္ရိွ UPR လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ဟာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံက လူ႕အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေနဆိုးေတြကို ဟန္႔တားႏိုင္ဖို႔ ထိေရာက္မႈ မရိွဘူးလို႔ သံုးသပ္ၿပီး ျမန္မာ့အေရးအတြက္ ကုလသမဂၢ စံုစမ္းစစ္ေဆးေရး ေကာ္မရွင္တရပ္ ဖဲြ႕ေရးကိုသာ တညီတည္း ေတာင္းဆိုခဲ့ၾကပါတယ္ […]

June 8, 2011  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Government’s rejection of human rights recommendations demonstrates no intention for real change

The Burmese government’s contempt for internationally recognised human rights will be on display yet again tomorrow as the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva considers the outcome report[1] of Burma’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) which took place in January 2011 ဟ…“

June 7, 2011  •  By Altsean-Burma and International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CRC Shadow Report Burma: The Plight of Children Under Military Rule in Burma

The Child Rights Forum of Burma (CRFB) is submitting the following report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child for its review of Burma. Children in Burma face numerous challenges to their survival and development. […]

April 29, 2011  •  By Child Rights Forum of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

No International Compromise on Human Rights in Myanmar

As the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar presents his report to the 16th session of United Nations Human Rights Council, governments should speak with one voice on Myanmar’s long-standing failure […]

March 11, 2011  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to ASEAN Nations: Widespread Human Rights Violations In Burma Ignored by ASEAN UPR Delegates

Your Excellencies,

We are writing to you to express our dismay at the statements by ASEAN Member States during the Interactive Dialogue of the Universal Periodic Review of Burma.

On 27 January 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council examined Burma’s human rights record during the country’s first Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This review provided a vital opportunity to highlight the widespread human rights violations in Burma and engage with the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) on ways to improve its human rights record […]

February 11, 2011  •  By Task Force on ASEAN and Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Civil Society Criticizes ASEAN for Turning a Blind Eye to Human Rights Violations in Burma

Burma’s civil society today delivered an open letter signed by forty organizations and individuals to ASEAN heads of states expressing their extreme disappointment with the statements presented by ASEAN delegates at the Interactive Dialogue of Burma’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 27 January 2011 in Geneva.

“Burma remains one of the worst rights violators in the world,” said Aung Myo Min, coordinator of the Task Force on ASEAN and Burma and representative of the Burma Forum-UPR. “Despite this, statements from ASEAN delegates failed to acknowledge the severity of rights violations in Burma or the regime’s role as the main perpetrator of widespread and systematic human rights violations.”[…]

February 11, 2011  •  By Task Force on ASEAN and Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤