Statement 166 Views

37th UN Human Rights Council: Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

March 20th, 2018  •  Author:   UN Human Rights Council  •  2 minute read

Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenants on Human Rights, and reaffirming all relevant Human Rights Council and General Assembly resolutions and decisions on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, the most recent being Assembly resolution 72/248 of 24 December 2017, Council resolutions 34/22 of 24 March 2017 and S-27/1 of 5 December 2017, and Council decision 36/115 of 29 September 2017,

Welcoming the work and the reports of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, including the report submitted to the Human Rights Council at its current session,1 and the cooperation of the Government of Myanmar with the Special Rapporteur, including the facilitation of her visits to some parts of the country from 10 to 21 July 2017, while expressing deep concern at the decision of the Government to deny the Special Rapporteur access for a subsequent visit in January 2018,

Welcoming also the cooperation extended by the Governments of Bangladesh and Thailand, allowing in this context the Special Rapporteur to visit these two neighbouring countries from 10 to 30 January 2018, while calling upon the Government of Myanmar to resume its cooperation with the Special Rapporteur without delay,

Welcoming further the work of the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar and its oral updates to the Council, while deeply regretting that the Government of Myanmar is not cooperating with the fact-finding mission, and urging the Government to grant it full, unrestricted and unmonitored access to all areas and interlocutors,

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