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Showing posts with label UNHRC. Show all posts
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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

MEDIA STATEMENT – UN Human Rights Office urges military to halt violence against peaceful protestors across Myanmar


Comment by UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani on Myanmar

Geneva, 28 February 2021



“We strongly condemn the escalating violence against protests in Myanmar and call on the military to immediately halt the use of force against peaceful protestors.

Throughout the day, in several locations throughout the country, police and military forces have confronted peaceful demonstrations, using lethal force and less-than-lethal force that – according to credible information received by the UN Human Rights Office – has left at least 18 people dead and over 30 wounded. Deaths reportedly occurred as a result of live ammunition fired into crowds in Yangon, Dawei, Mandalay, Myeik, Bago and Pokokku. Tear gas was also reportedly used in various locations as well as flash-bang and stun grenades.

Monday, February 15, 2021

CONCLUDING SPECIAL SESSION ON MYANMAR, HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL DEPLORES REMOVAL OF ELECTED GOVERNMENT

UN GENEVA
15 February 2021
Meeting Summaries

The Human Rights Council today adopted a resolution in which it deplored the removal of the Government elected by the people of Myanmar in the general election held on 8 November 2020, and the suspension of mandates of members of all parliaments, and called for the restoration of the elected Government.

In a resolution A/HRC/S-297l.1 on the human rights implications of the crisis in Myanmar, adopted without a vote, the Council deplored the removal of the Government elected by the people of Myanmar in the general election held on 8 November 2020, and the suspension of mandates of members of all parliaments, and called for the restoration of the elected Government. The Council also called urgently for the immediate and unconditional release of all persons arbitrarily detained, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint and others, and the lifting of the state of emergency, and stressed the need to refrain from violence and fully respect human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law.

Report of the 29th Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights implications of the crisis in Myanmar

UNIVERSAL RIGHTS GROUP
February 15, 2021 

International human rights institutions, mechanisms and processes, URG Human Rights Council Reports


 

On Friday 12th February 2021, the Human Rights Council convened a special session to address ‘the human rights implications of the crisis in Myanmar’.

The special session was requested via an official letter dated 8 February 2021 and signed by H.E. Mr. Julian Braithwaite, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations in Geneva. This letter, addressed to H.E. Ms. Nazhat Shameem Khan, the recently elected President of the Human Rights Council, was jointly submitted by the Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom and the Permanent Delegation of the European Union. This request was officially supported by 19 member States and 28 Observer States.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

အခ်ဳပ္အျခာအာဏာကို ဝင္ေရာက္စြက္ဖက္ျခင္းမ်ိဳး လက္မ ခံ ဟု ျမန္မာေျပာ


ဧရာဝတီ
By ဇူးဇူး
24 June 2020
နိုင္ငံတနိုင္ငံ၏ အခ်ဳပ္အျခာအာဏာကို ဝင္ေရာက္စြက္ဖက္ျခင္းမျပဳဘဲ ေလးစားမႈရွိသင့္ေၾကာင္း ကုလ သမဂၢဆိုင္ရာ ျမန္ မာ အျမဲတမ္းကိုယ္စားလွယ္ ဦးေက်ာ္မိုးထြန္းက လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာင္စီတြင္ ေျပာဆို လိုက္သည္။

ၿပီးခဲ့သည့္ ဇြန္လ ၂၂ ရက္က ျပဳလုပ္ေသာ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာင္စီ၏ (၄၃) ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ ပုံမွန္အစည္း အ ေဝးတြင္ ဥေရာပ သမဂၢ (EU) မွ တင္သြင္းသည့္ ဆုံးျဖတ္ခ်က္အဆိုအား ျမန္မာနိုင္ငံက လက္မခံဘဲ ပယ္ခ်ခဲ့ ရာတြင္ ထိုကဲ့သို႔ ထည့္သြင္းေျပာ ဆိုခဲ့ျခင္း ျဖစ္သည္။

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

UN adopts resolution asking Myanmar to take back Rohingya from Bangladesh

bdnews24.com
Staff Correspondent,
23 Jun 2020 
The United Nations Human Rights Council or UNHCR has adopted a resolution urging the repatriation of the Rohingya people in Myanmar.
 

The Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to Geneva said in a media statement on Monday that the resolution titled "Human Rights Situation in Myanmar" was adopted at the current session of the assembly.

UNHRC adopts resolution asking Myanmar to ensure Rohingya return


Dhaka Tribune
Humayun Kabir Bhuiyan
June 23rd, 2020
 Rohingyas flee Myanmar and enter Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain


In its 43rd session, the 47-member UNHRC adopted the resolution on Monday in Geneva by a vote of 37 in favour, 2 against and 8 abstentions

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted a resolution calling upon Myanmar to create conditions and to establish a plan conducive to the voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable return of Rohingyas and all refugees and forcibly displaced persons.

The resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar also stressed the need to effectively address the root causes of human rights violations and abuses against ethnic minorities, including the Rohingyas, in the Rakhine State.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

India: UN human rights experts condemn Rohingya deportations.

UN Human Rights
High Commissioner for Human Rights
GENEVA |2nd April 2019



UN human rights experts* condemned the Indian Government’s decision to deport three more Rohingya to Myanmar and urged the authorities to stop such forced deportations which are prohibited under international law.

The three Rohingyas deported, a father and his children, had been imprisoned since 2013, on charges related to lack of documentation. On 3 January 2019, India separated and forcibly returned five other members of their family to Myanmar.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Oral statement on Venezuela and Myanmar delivered during Item 2 General Debate at HRC40

reliefweb
22 Mar 2019


In this statement delivered during the Item 2 General Debate of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty raised concern about the human rights situations in Venezuela and Myanmar, responding to updates by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Myanmar and Bangladesh Trade Blame, UN Concerned About Rohingya Crisis

IDN- InDepthNews
By J Nastranis,5th March 2019
Photo: Rohingya refugees walk towards a refugee camp after crossing the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. Credit: Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

NEW YORK (IDN) – A humanitarian crisis continues to unfold on both sides of the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, with almost 1 million Rohingya people now living in the world's largest refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Thursday, February 28, 2019

American Jewish groups call out to end genocide against the Rohingya

THE JERUSALUM POST
By Hagay Hacohen , February 27, 2019 20:42

19 American Jewish groups collectively called on the U.S. government to step in to end atrocities against the Rohingya people

Mujan Begum, a 8-year-old Rohingya refugee, who arrived one month ago with her family poses outside her makeshift tent at a refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh October 11, 2017.. (photo credit: REUTERS) 
In a call to take a united Jewish stand against the “ongoing genocide of the Rohingya people by the Burmese military,” The Jewish Rohingya Justice Network (JRJN) stressed on Tuesday that Jewish values and history compel the community to call on the US government to step in and end theses crimes.

Monday, February 25, 2019

EU to propose action at UNHRC session

The Daily Star
February 25, 2019

Star file photo of Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh from Myanmar. 
The European Union is likely to propose specific actions against Myanmar over the Rohingya crisis during the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

“The EU might seek steps against Myanmar top military officials for human rights violations in line with recommendations made by the UN Fact Finding Mission,” said a Bangladeshi diplomat in Geneva where the session would begin today.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Hasina saved global leaders from disgrace.

Hasina saved global leaders from disgrace

Says finance minister on sheltering Rohingyas


The Daily Star
February 11, 2019
Unb, Dhaka


Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen yesterday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has saved the face of the global leaders from “ignominy and disgrace” by sheltering the persecuted people of Rakhine province in Myanmar.

“If she wouldn't have given them shelter, it would end up with the gravest and worst genocide of the century since WWII,” he said, urging world leaders to show a genuine commitment to human rights values by sending the Rohingyas back to their place of origin with safety and dignity.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Rohingyas' Plight: What Options Under International Law?

What role can the ICC and ICJ play in bringing justice for the Rohingyas’ suffering?
By Viren Mascarenhas, Brian Jacobi, Claire O’Connell, and Isabel San Martin 
January 15, 2019

The plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of whom have fled to neighboring Bangladesh, has attracted widespread international attention. However, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has failed to take action, hindered by Russia’s and China’s use of their veto powers. The UNSC’s inaction has not stopped other international actors from stepping up.

Myanmar Denies Entry Of UN Human Rights Expert

Flag of Burma (Myanmar)
Flag of Burma (Myanmar)
By John Zaw


Myanmar has refused a U.N. human rights expert entry as she visits Thailand and Bangladesh investigating abuses being committed in the country.

Myanmar has barred Yanghee Lee, the U.N. special rapporteur to Myanmar, from their country since December 2017. Lee has said she still seeks to engage with the Myanmar government and that she remains committed to her mandate of monitoring the human rights situation in the country.

Friday, January 11, 2019

UN human rights expert to visit Bangladesh soon

Published : Friday, 11 January, 2019
 
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will visit Bangladesh soon apart from her visit to Myanmar's another neighbour Thailand.
Lee's two-nation visit will begin on January 14 and end on January 24, according to a message received from Geneva on Friday, UNB reports.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

( 24.10.2018 ) ျမန္မာ စစ္ေခါင္း ေဆာင္ေတြကို အေရးယူဖို႔ FFM ဥကၠဌ လံုၿခံဳေရး ေကာင္စီမွာ တိုက္တြန္း

ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ေျမာက္ပိုင္းမွာ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြအေပၚ လူမ်ဳိးတုန္းသတ္ျဖတ္မႈေျမာက္တဲ့အထိ ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္ရဲ႕ ျပင္းထန္လွတဲ့ က်ဴးလြန္မႈေတြအတြက္ ထိပ္ပိုင္း စစ္ေခါင္းေဆာင္တဦးခ်င္းစီကို ပစ္မွတ္ထား အေရးယူ ဖို႔ အပါအ၀င္ ICC နဲ႕ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ တရားရံုးတို႔ကေန ကိုင္တြယ္စီရင္ႏိုင္ေရး လံုၿခံဳေရးေကာင္စီအေနနဲ႕ ေဆာင္ရြက္ဖို႔ ကုလသမဂၢအခ်က္အလက္ရွာေဖြေရး အဖဲြ႕ ဥကၠဌ Marzuki Darusman က တိုက္တြန္း လိုက္ ပါ တယ္။

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

( 24.10.2018 ) Genocide Ongoing in Myanmar - Press Conference (24 October 2018)



Press Briefing by Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar and Marzuki Darusman, Chair of the UN Fact-finding Mission in Myanmar.

Monday, August 27, 2018

( 27.08.2018 ) Myanmar: Tatmadaw leaders must be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes – UN report

Myanmar: Tatmadaw leaders must be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes – UN report

GENEVA (27 August 2018) – Myanmar’s top military generals, including Commander-in-Chief Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing, must be investigated and prosecuted for genocide in the north of Rakhine State, as well as for crimes against humanity and war crimes in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States, a report by the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar* today urged.

( 27.08.2018 ) Myanmar: Tatmadaw leaders must be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes – UN report



Myanmar: Tatmadaw leaders must be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes – UN report

GENEVA (27 August 2018) – Myanmar’s top military generals, including Commander-in-Chief Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing, must be investigated and prosecuted for genocide in the north of Rakhine State, as well as for crimes against humanity and war crimes in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States, a report by the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar* today urged.

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