Progressive Voice and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), an organization in consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, released a joint briefing paper today to coincide with the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). The briefing paper provides an update on the key human rights concerns in Burma/Myanmar for the consideration of member and observer states of the HRC in their deliberation for the resolution on Burma/Myanmar during the 34th session. 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 the briefing paper HERE.
For more information, please contact:
Khin Ohmar, Chair of the Advisory Board, Progressive Voice; info@progressive-voice. org, +41 (0)76 788 8908 (Geneva), +66 (0)81 844 0772 (Thailand)
R. Iniyan Ilango, United Nations Advocacy Programme Manager, FORUM-ASIA; iniyan[at]forum-asia.org, +41 (0)22 740 2947