The Launch of a New Report on the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

October 5th, 2018  •  Author:   Progressive Voice  •  2 minute read

As Myanmar faces unprecedented international criticism of its human rights record since the National League for Democracy-led Government came to power, the role of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) remains uncertain.

Twelve civil society organizations will be launching a new report ‘Return to Sender: MNHRC Enabling Law Must be Returned to Parliament for Structural Reform,’ that analyzes the performance of the MNHRC. The report highlights key areas of the Commission’s actions and mandate that limits its independence, effectiveness and compliance with the international standards on national human rights institutions – the Paris Principles. It will also examine the MNHRC’s response to the human rights situation in Myanmar today, including patterns of human rights violations and abuse since its establishment in 2011. The report will be available in both English and Burmese languages. The event will be mostly in Burmese with some English.


When: 9 October, 2018 at 14:00

Where: BEST WESTERN Green Hill Hotel; 12 Pho Sein Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon


  • Thwin Linn Aung, Director, Genuine People’s Servants
  • Thinzar Shunlei Yi, Advocacy Coordinator, Action Committee for Democracy Development
  • Aung Khaing Min, Executive Director, Progressive Voice
  • Alex Moodie, Research Director, Progressive Voice

Authors of the Report:

  • Action Committee for Democracy Development
  • Burma Monitor (Research and Monitoring)
  • Future Light Center
  • Generation Wave
  • Genuine People’s Servants
  • Association of Human Rights Defenders Promoters
  • Human Rights Foundation of Monland
  • Kachin Women’s Association Thailand
  • Loka Ahlinn (Social Development Network)
  • Progressive Voice
  • Smile Education and Development Foundation
  • Synergy (Social Harmony Organization)

 Contact: Aung Khaing Min, Executive Director, Progressive Voice: +95 97 9049 5358 /

Download this Media advisory in English HERE.

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