Monday, March 13, 2017

Briefing Paper: Human Rights Situation in Burma/Myanmar


Briefing Paper: Human Rights Situation in Burma/Myanmar

13 March 2017



Progressive Voice and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) released a joint briefing paper today to coincide with the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. It presents critical recommendations, including the establishment of a UN-mandated commission of inquiry or a similar body to investigate allegations of gross human rights violations in all areas of escalating conflict and increasing militarization, including the northern Rakhine State.


The briefing paper is published in parallel to the Special Rapporteur's reporting to the Council and the consideration of a resolution on the human rights situation in Burma/Myanmar under the HRC's agenda item 4. A delegation of women human rights defenders, led by Khin Ohmar, Chair of the Advisory Board of Progressive Voice, will be providing briefings on the situation of human rights in Burma/Myanmar, particularly in conflict affected ethnic regions and Rakhine State, during their visit in Geneva.

Download this briefing paper in English here.



For more information, please contact:


Khin Ohmar, Chair of the Advisory Board, Progressive Voice

(Thailand) +66 (0)81 884 0772 , +41 (0) 76 788 8908 (Geneva)


R. Iniyan Ilango, United Nations Advocacy Programme Manager, FORUM-ASIA

+41 (0)22 740 2947



About Progressive Voice


Progressive Voice is a participatory rights-based policy research and advocacy organization that was born out of Burma Partnership. Burma Partnership officially ended its work on October 10, 2016 the same day that Progressive Voice was formally established. For further information, please see our press release "Burma Partnership Celebrates Continuing Regional Solidarity for Burma and Embraces the Work Ahead for Progressive Voice."



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