The UK delivered a statement on Myanmar at the 37th Session of Universal Periodic Review (UPR), sharing recommendations to improve their human rights record.
The UK welcomes Myanmar’s efforts to address human rights issues, such as ratifying the ICESCR. However, we remain concerned by limited progress regarding conflict in Chin, Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan states. Civilians bear the brunt of conflict, perpetrators of abuses are not held to account, and full humanitarian access is denied to many regions.
Recent elections were a welcome milestone towards democracy. But it is troubling that the Rohingya and those in conflict areas were disenfranchised.
We recommend Myanmar: