UPR submission Myanmar 2015

Joint Submission of Stake Holders Report by the coalition of 10 Myanmar NGOs, five International NGOs

– Caritas Internationalis, Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Franciscan International

Human rights in Myanmar

Open Letter from Myanmar/Burma Civil Society to the member States of the United nations Human Rights Council Regarding the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar/Burma
 

We, a diverse range of civil society organizations from Myanmar/Burma, are writing to you in advance of the upcoming 25th regular session in Geneva to express our serious concerns about the lack of progress made regarding the situation of human rights in Myanmar/Burma, and to urge the Council to maintain the resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar/Burma under agenda item 4 of the Council in its upcoming session. It is vital to maintain pressure on the Myanmar/Burma government to ensure that it continues with its reforms, and addresses grave ongoing issues such as constitutional reform, inter-communal violence, the lack of rule of law, repressive legislation, land confiscation and gross human rights abuses in ethnic areas as a matter of extreme urgency.