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Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: Opinions/Decisions on Myanmar cases

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Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 33/2016 concerning Shin Gambira (Myanmar)
Date of publication: 07 September 2016
Description/subject: "...Disposition: 35. In the light of the foregoing, the Working Group renders the following opinion: The deprivation of liberty of Mr. Gambira was arbitrary, being in contravention with Articles 10 and 13 of the UDHR; it falls within category II of the categories applicable to the consideration of the cases submitted to the Working Group. 36. Consequent upon the opinion rendered, the Working Group requests the Government to take the necessary steps to remedy the situation of Mr. Gambira and bring it into conformity with the standards and principles set forth in the UDHR. 37. The Working Group believes that, taking into account all the circumstances of the case, including the release of Mr. Gambira, the adequate remedy would be to accord him an enforceable right to compensation..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations - Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Format/size: pdf (114K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Detention/Opinions/Session76/33-2016.pdf
Date of entry/update: 04 November 2016


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 12/2010 concerning Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: 02 March 2011
Description/subject: Concerning Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi... Communication addressed to the Government on 1 February 2010...Opinion adopted on 7 May 2010...Extract from the Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Addendum: Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention A/HRC/16/47/Add.1 of 2 March 2011
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations - Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Alternate URLs: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/16session/A.HRC.16.47.Add.1_AEV.pdf
Date of entry/update: 04 October 2011


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 23/2010 concerning Mr. Kyaw Zaw Lwin, a.k.a. Nyi Nyi Aung
Date of publication: 02 March 2011
Description/subject: Concerning: Mr. Kyaw Zaw Lwin, a.k.a. Nyi Nyi Aung... Communication addressed to the Government on 10 March 2010...Opinion adopted on 2 September 2010... Extract from the Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Addendum: Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention A/HRC/16/47/Add.1 of 2 March 2011
Language: English (French and Spanish also available)
Source/publisher: United Nations - Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Format/size: pdf (18K)
Alternate URLs: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/16session/A.HRC.16.47.Add.1_AEV.pdf
Date of entry/update: 04 October 2011


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 4/2010 concerning Dr Tin Min Htut and Mr. U Nyi Pu
Date of publication: 02 March 2011
Description/subject: Concerning: Dr Tin Min Htut and Mr. U Nyi Pu...Communication addressed to the Government on 29 May 2009...Opinion adopted on 5 May 2010...Extract from the Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Addendum: Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention A/HRC/16/47/Add.1 of 2 March 2011
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations - Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Format/size: pdf (32K)
Date of entry/update: 04 October 2011


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 46/2008 concerning Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: 28 November 2008
Description/subject: "...(a) The Working Group confirms its previous Opinions (Opinion Nos. 8/1992, 2/2002, 9/2004 and 2/2007), declaring Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi's placement under house 4 arrest as arbitrary, being in contravention of Articles 9, 10 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, (b) The Working Group considers that the further extension of Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi's placement under house arrest by administrative way is arbitrary as it violates the rights and fundamental .freedoms, established in articles 9, 10 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and even domestic law, particularly the State Protection Law 1975, which itself contradicts to the basic principles and norms of modern international law. Violations of Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi's liberty fell under categories I, II and III of the categories applicable to the cases submitted to the Working Group of Arbitrary Detention..."..... This is a draft version of the Opinion -- no doubt minor changes of spelling etc. will be made in the final version.
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)
Format/size: pdf (32K)
Date of entry/update: 24 March 2009


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 2/2007 concerning Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: 16 January 2008
Description/subject: "...The deprivation of liberty of Aung San Suu Kyi is arbitrary being in contravention of articles 9, 10 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and falls under categories II and III of the categories applicable to the consideration of cases submitted to the Working Group..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)
Format/size: pdf (92K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 4/2006 concerning Ms. Su Su Nway
Date of publication: 02 February 2007
Description/subject: "...The detention of Ms. Su Su Nway is arbitrary, being in contravention of articles 9, 10 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and falls within categories II and III of the categories applicable to the consideration of cases submitted to the Working Group..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)
Format/size: pdf (84K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 11/2005 concerning U Tin Oo
Date of publication: 19 October 2005
Description/subject: "...In the light of the foregoing, the Working Group renders the following opinion: The deprivation of liberty of U Tin Oo is arbitrary, being in contravention of articles 9, 10, 19, 20 and 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and falls within categories II and III of the categories applicable to the consideration of the cases submitted to the Working Group..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)
Format/size: pdf (83K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 16/2004 concerning Maung Chan Thar Kyaw
Date of publication: 19 November 2004
Description/subject: "...In the light of the foregoing, the Working Group renders the following opinion: The deprivation of liberty of Maung Chan Thar Kyaw is arbitrary, being in violation of articles 9, 10 and 11 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and falls within category III of the categories applicable to the consideration of cases submitted to the Working Group..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)
Format/size: pdf (83K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 9/2004 concerning Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: 19 November 2004
Description/subject: "...In the light of the foregoing, the Working Group renders the following opinion: The deprivation of liberty of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is arbitrary, being in contravention of article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and falls within category I of the categories applicable to the consideration of the cases submitted to the Working Group..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)
Format/size: pdf (85K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion. No. 2/2002 concerning Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: 23 January 2003
Description/subject: "...In the light of the foregoing, the Working Group renders the following opinion: The deprivation of liberty of Aung San Suu Kyi is arbitrary, being in contravention of articles 9, 10, 19 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and falls within categories II and III of the categories applicable to the consideration of cases submitted to the Working Group. 18. The Working Group is concerned that the Government not only did not comply with its Decision 8/1992 to remedy the situation of Aung San Suu Kyi, who was released from house arrest only in 1995, but again arbitrarily deprived her of her liberty from 22 September to 6 May 2002..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)
Format/size: pdf (87K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 12/2001 concerning Paw Oo Tun
Date of publication: 11 December 2001
Description/subject: "...In the light of the foregoing, the Working Group renders the following opinion: (i) The deprivation of the liberty of Paw Oo Tun is arbitrary, being in contravention of articles 9, 19 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and falls within categories I and II of the categories applicable to the consideration of cases submitted to the Working Group. (ii) The Working Group decides, furthermore, to transmit the information concerning the alleged ill-treatment of Paw Oo Tun to the Special Rapporteur on the question of torture..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)
Format/size: pdf (78K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 25/2000 concerning James Mawdsley
Date of publication: 09 November 2000
Description/subject: "...In the light of the above, the Working Group renders the following opinion: (a) The deprivation of liberty of James Mawdsley is arbitrary and in contravention of articles 9, 10 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and falls within categories II and III of the categories of cases submitted for the Group’s examination; (b) The revival of the earlier sentence of five years in a subsequent trial is also arbitrary and falls under category I of the categories applicable to the consideration of cases submitted to the Working Group..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)
Format/size: pdf (82K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 2/1999 concerning U Tun Win, Kyi Min, U Hlaing Aye, U Myint Aung, U Aung Soe, U Kyaw Myint, U Thein Kyi, U Than Naing, U Myint Thein, U Aung Myint Thein, U Tha Aung, U Aung San Myint, U Aung Naing and U Tar
Date of publication: 17 December 1999
Description/subject: "...In the light of the foregoing, the Working Group renders the following opinion: The deprivation of liberty of U Tun Win, Kyi Min, U Hlaing Aye, U Myint Aung, U Aung Soe, U Kyaw Myint, U Thein Kyi, U Than Naing, U Myint Thein, U Aung Myint Thein, U Tha Aung, U Aung San Myint, U Aung Naing and U Tar is arbitrary, as being in contravention of articles 19 and 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and falls within category II of the categories applicable to the consideration of the cases submitted to the Working Group..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)
Format/size: pdf (91K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 20/1997 concerning Khin Sint Aung
Date of publication: 19 December 1997
Description/subject: "...In the light of the foregoing, the Working Group renders the following opinion: The deprivation of liberty of Khin Sint Aung is arbitrary, as being in contravention of articles 9 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and falls within category II of the applicable categories to the consideration of the cases submitted to the Working Group..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)
Format/size: pdf (59K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Decision No. 13/1994 concerning Dr. Ma Thida, Dr. Aung Khint Sint, Moe Tin and Kyaing Ohn
Date of publication: 18 December 1994
Description/subject: "...In the light of the above the Working Group decides: The detention of the above-mentioned persons, is declared to be arbitrary being in contravention of article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and falling within category II of the principles applicable in the consideration of the cases submitted to the Working Group. 10. Consequent upon the decision of the Working Group declaring the detention of Dr. Ma Thida, Dr. Aung Khint Sint, Moe Tin et Kyaing Ohn to be arbitrary, the Working Group requests the Government of Myanmar to take the necessary steps to remedy the situation in order to bring it into conformity with the provisions and principles incorporated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)
Format/size: pdf (28K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Decision No. 62/1993 concerning U Tin Oo and Thu Ra alias "Zargana", Aung Lwin and Nyan Paw
Date of publication: 05 October 1994
Description/subject: "...In the light of the above the Working Group decides: The detention of U Tin Oo and Thu Ra alias "Zargana", as well as that of Aung Lwin and Nyan Paw, despite their release, is considered to be arbitrary, being in contravention of article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and falling within category II of the principles applicable in the consideration of cases submitted to the Working Group..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)
Format/size: pdf (30K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Decision No. 8/1992 concerning U Nu and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: 12 January 1993
Description/subject: "...In the light of the above the Working Group decides: The detention of U Nu and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is declared to be arbitrary, being in contravention of articles 9, 10, 11, 19 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and articles 9, 14, 19 and 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and falling within categories II and III of the principles applicable in the consideration of the cases submitted to the Working Group..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)
Format/size: pdf (69K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009