Media Advisory: Launch of a Report Analyzing the Performance of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

3 December 2019

20 civil society organizations will be releasing a report analyzing the performance of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) in the context of protection of human rights defenders and shrinking civil society space in Myanmar. The report launch is timely as it takes place the day before “Human Rights Day” – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The report highlights several human rights cases covering the period of 2018 with key events from the first few months of 2019, while offering recommendations to reinvigorate the MNHRC for better human rights promotion and protection.

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, (Monday) 9 December 2019

Where: BEST WESTERN Green Hill Hotel; No.12, Pho Sein Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon

The report is jointly produced by:

  • Action Committee for Democracy Development
  • Association for Human Rights Defenders and Promoters
  • Athan Freedom of Expression Activist Organization
  • Burma Monitor (Research and Monitoring)
  • Future Light Center
  • Generation Wave
  • Genuine People’s Servants
  • Human Rights Educator’s Network
  • Human Rights Foundation of Monland
  • Kachin Women’s Association Thailand
  • Karen Human Rights Group
  • Karenni Human Rights Group
  • Loka Ahlinn (Social Development Network)
  • Metta Campaign – Mandalay
  • Myanmar People Alliance (Shan State)
  • Progressive Voice
  • Synergy (Social Harmony Organization)
  • Ta’ang Women’s Organization
  • The Seagull:Human Rights, Peace & Development
  • Yangon Watch

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View Media Advisory in Burmese.

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