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Myanmar's National Human Rights Commission (announcements, statements, open letters and other official texts)

Websites/Multiple Documents

Title: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission website
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 September 2013


Individual Documents

Title: Statement of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission on its trip to the Kachin State (5/2012)
Date of publication: 14 August 2012
Description/subject: "Commission and two members of the Commission visited Myitkyina and Waingmaw of the Kachin State from 23 to 27 July 2012 and carried out the following tasks of the Commission:- - Visited 16 relief camps, met with the people of the camps and expressed words of encouragement to them. - Summoned and examined the witnesses in connection with the complaints, assumed to involve the violations of human rights in the Kachin State. - Met with the Chief Minister and the Ministers of the Kachin State Government and exchanged views on the prevailing situation in the Kachin State. Based on the activities and the findings of the Commission team, the following recommendations are made:-..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (101K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2012


Title: Statement No. (4/2012) of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission concerning incidents in Rakhine State in June 2012
Date of publication: 11 July 2012
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (115K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2012


Title: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission welcomes signing of Plan of Action for Prevention against Recruitment of the Under-Aged Children for Military Service
Date of publication: 03 July 2012
Description/subject: "...Since the prevention of the recruitment of the under-aged children for military service is a task that enhances the images of the country in the United Nations as well as in the international community, the Commission hopes that the Plan of Action will be successfully implemented by the organizations concerned, including the United Nations."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (213K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2012


Title: President sends message to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker stating issues related to low salaries of union level personnel, increased pensions of retired service personnel and establishing Myanmar National Human Rights Commission
Date of publication: 29 April 2012
Description/subject: Exchange of letters between Parliament and President on the legal status of, inter alia, the National Human Rights Commission and who would pay their salaries...See also the reports of the 27th and 28th days of the 3rd Session of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Alternate URLs, below)
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (209K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/PYIDH-NLM2012-04-25-day27.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/PYIDH-NLM2012-04-27-day28.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2012


Title: According to international reaction, the fact that MNHRC is fifth national human rights institution in ASEAN has enhanced image of country (Statement No 2/2012)
Date of publication: 28 March 2012
Description/subject: The Statement of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission on its establishment and its current status of functioning (Statement No 2/2012)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (147K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2012


Title: Statement by the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission
Date of publication: 14 January 2012
Description/subject: "...In the interest of enduring peace and national unity, to enable an inclusive political process and on grounds of humanitarian consideration, the President had granted amnesty to the prisoners. In view of the President’s magnanimity, the Commission strongly urges those who have been released to peacefully take part in whatever way they can in building national unity and a democratic State"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (107K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2012


Title: All prisoners express their ardent hope for granting of next general amnesty by President - Statement by the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission on its visits to the Insein Prison and Hlay- Hlaw-Inn Yebet Prison Labour Camp
Date of publication: 30 December 2011
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (18K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2012


Title: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission issues statement [on its visit to Kachin State]
Date of publication: 14 December 2011
Description/subject: "A four-member team of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission headed by its Secretary visited Kachin State from 8 to 10 December 2011 in order to observe at first hand the civil population who were displaced as a result of armed skirmishes that occurred from June 2011, with the view to ascertain their conditions in camps that are under the supervision of the Kachin State Government and also to make a need assessment..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (72K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2012


Title: Statement by Myanmar National Human Rights Commission on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2011
Date of publication: 10 December 2011
Description/subject: "MNHRC to stress commitment to effectively fulfil its mandate of promoting and protecting human rights and to contribute to democratization process of country to the best of its capacity NAY PYI TAW, 10 Dec—The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission issued a Statement on International Human Rights Day today. The full text of the Statement is as follows:..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (34K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2012


Title: First visit of US Secretary of State will pave way for promoting bilateral relations and provide positive impulses towards building of democratic society in Myanmar
Date of publication: 27 November 2011
Description/subject: Statement on Hillary Clinton's visit and the ASEAN Chair
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (158K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2012


Title: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission sends open letter to President
Date of publication: 13 November 2011
Description/subject: "...the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission again humbly requests the President as a reflection of his magnanimity to include those prisoners when a subsequent amnesty is granted. 8. If for reasons of maintaining peace and stability, certain prisoners cannot as yet be included in the amnesty, the Commission would like to respectfully submit that consideration be made for transferring them to prisons with easy access for their family members."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (70K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2012


Title: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission meets
Date of publication: 12 October 2011
Description/subject: Photo of the Commission in session and a few procedural notes
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2012


Title: Request submitted in open letter by Myanmar National Human Rights Commission to President of Republic of Union of Myanmar
Date of publication: 11 October 2011
Description/subject: "...the expectation of the Secretary- General of the United Nations and a number of countries is the release of what is referred to as “prisoners of conscience”. The Commission recognizes and appreciates the position of the Government that these are prisoners who have been sentenced to imprisonment for contravening the existing laws. 6. The release of those prisoner, convicted for breach of the existing laws, who do not pose a threat to the stability of state and public tranquility in the interest of national races will enable them to participate in whatever way they can in the nation-building tasks. 7. For these reasons, Myanmar National Human Rights Commission humbly requests the President, as a reflection of his magnanimity, to grant amnesty to those prisoners and release them from the prisons."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (28K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2012


Title: The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Myanmar National Human Rights Commission: Accepting of complaint
Date of publication: 07 October 2011
Description/subject: Procedures for submitting complaints to the Commission
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (21K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2012


Title: National Human Rights Commission formed
Date of publication: 06 September 2011
Description/subject: NAY PYI TAW, 5 Sept—"The Union Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar issued Notification No. 34/2011 dated 5-9-2011 as follows:- Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Government Notification No. (34/2011) 8th Waxing of Tawthalin1373 ME (5 September, 2011)...Formation of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Myanmar National Human Rights Commission was formed with the following persons with a view to promoting and safeguarding fundamental rights of citizens described in the constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The New Light of Myanmar" 6 September 2011
Format/size: pdf (171K)
Date of entry/update: 10 September 2011