37th Universal Periodic Review: UK statement on Myanmar

0
50
Julian Braithwaite

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.

READ  Trump Appointee With History of Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Remarks Leaves Aid Agency – (Reports)

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:

  1. Implement the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine.

  2. Amend the 1982 Citizenship Law and ensure the protection of the human and civil rights of the Rohingya and other disenfranchised groups as citizens of Myanmar.

  3. Ratify the 2014 ILO Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention.

READ  Royal clocks: The 1100 clocks the Royal Family will need to changed this weekend | Royal | News (Reports)

Thank you.

Published 25 January 2021

LEAVE A REPLY

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.