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Title: Human Rights Issues: UNHCHR Page
Description/subject: List of human rights issues, with links to specific pages
Language: English (also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish)
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Inter-Parliamentary Union
Description/subject: Very useful site. IPU resolutions on Burma/Myanmar and lists of detained MPs-elect plus links to all parliamentary websites and more. For the IPU Council resolutions on Burma and lists of detained MPs-elect by year, search for Myanmar AND 157th for the first session online, Myanmar AND 166th for the April 2000 session and so on. Then click on the results you want.
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
Description/subject: Reports to the Human Rights Council and General Assembly. This site has links to most of the UN human rights documents available online on Burma (Myanmar), in the 6 official UN languages.
Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, Espanol, Francais, Russian
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/countries/mm/mandate/index.htm
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Individual Documents

Title: Linking Good Governance with Human Rights
Date of publication: February 2000
Description/subject: (Ed. Note: At the national and local levels, despite the many human rights violations, most poignantly in East Timor and Burma, the author believes there are brighter signs in the form of innovative programmes and activities in the Asia-Pacific region. Vitit Muntarbhorn is a professor at the Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University. He was formerly United Nations University Fellow at Oxford University and United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children. The following is derived from his paper for the Regional Hearing for the Asia and Pacific Region in preparation for the Millennium Assembly of the United Nations, organised by Escap and United Nations University Tokyo, Sept 9-10, 1999.)
Author/creator: Vitit Muntarbhorn
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Solidarity Volume 10 No. 2
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.hrsolidarity.net/mainfile.php/2000vol10no02/
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Development/GoodGovernance/Pages/GoodGovernanceIndex.aspx
Date of entry/update: 02 December 2010


Title: Human Rights and Elections - A Handbook on the Legal, Technical and Human Rights Aspects of Elections
Date of publication: 1994
Description/subject: A Handbook on the Legal, Technical and Human Rights Aspects of Elections...FOREWORD: "The United Nations Centre for Human Rights is pleased to offer this handbook on human rights and elections as the second in its series of professional training publications. This publication is unique in its comprehensive presentation of standards and issues relating to the conduct of free and fair elections. As such, we hope that it will prove to be a useful and practical tool for Governments, non-governmental organizations, teachers and individuals involved in elections. The Centre for Human Rights has been involved in electoral assistance, through its programme of advisory services and technical assistance, since 1990. Since that time, the Centre has provided electoral assistance to Romania (1990-1992), Albania (1991), Lesotho (1991-1993), Eritrea (1992), Angola (1992), Cambodia (1992), Malawi (1992-1993) and South Africa (1993). In addition, the Centre has prepared guidelines for analysis of electoral laws and procedures, developed draft guidelines for human rights assessment of requests for electoral assistance, and carried out a number of public information activities relating to human rights and elections. The Centre's interest in elections is based upon the realization that elections themselves are human rights events: first, because they give voice to the political will of the people involved; and secondly, because, to be truly free and fair consistent with international standards, they must be conducted in an atmosphere which is respectful of basic human rights. It should be seen as axiomatic that free and fair elections involve far more than ballot boxes, voter registers and campaign posters. Electoral assistance activities for the Centre represent a single point on a continuum of the democratization process, and the Centre is prepared to follow up its involvement in elections with other forms of assistance which may be crucial to postelectoral democratic consolidation and a sustainable democratization process. Thus, in following up its electoral assistance activities with countries, the Centre takes the opportunity to inform those States of further assistance for democratic transition available under the programme of advisory services and technical assistance. The Centre enjoys close substantial cooperation with the United Nations Electoral Assistance Unit and the United Nations Development Programme in this area, and its role in electoral assistance has been enhanced by those relationships. Electoral assistance, for the United Nations, is a truly system-wide endeavour, tapping the complementary expertise and capacities of several organs of the United Nations family. The recent increase in demand for electoral assistance from the United Nations has been reflected both in requests from States themselves and in the recommendations of the World Conference on Human Rights, which, in the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, called for assistance to be provided at the request of Governments for the conduct of free and fair elections, including assistance in the human rights aspects of elections and public information about elections. The publication of this handbook is one means by which the Centre seeks to respond to this clear demand from the international community..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: pdf (250K)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2010


Title: Popular participation: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Description/subject: Article 25
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 December 2010


Title: Popular participation: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Burmese)
Description/subject: Article 21
Language: Burmese/ မြန်မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: PDF (39.30 K)
Date of entry/update: 30 November 2010


Title: Popular participation: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (English)
Description/subject: Article 21
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: PDF (116 K)
Date of entry/update: 30 November 2010


Title: Popular participation: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Pwo-Karen)
Description/subject: Article 21
Language: Pwo-Karen
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: PDF (81.50 K)
Date of entry/update: 30 November 2010


Title: Popular participation: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (S'gaw-Karen)
Description/subject: Article 21
Language: S'gaw-Karen
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: pdf (91 K)
Date of entry/update: 30 November 2010


Title: Popular participation: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Shan)
Description/subject: Article 21
Language: Shan
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: pdf (61 K)
Date of entry/update: 30 November 2010