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NEWS RELEASE – Myanmar: Top UN officials condemn “systematic” attacks on peaceful protesters, and flag international responsibility to protect the people from atrocity crimes

    Joint Statement by Alice Wairimu Nderitu, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and Michelle Bachelet, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, on the situation in Myanmar NEW YORK/GENEVA (28 March 2021) – The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, and UN High Commissioner for Human […]

NEWS RELEASE – Myanmar: UN experts raise alarm over forced evictions, escalation of rights violations

Myanmar: UN experts raise alarm over forced evictions, escalation of rights violations GENEVA (18 March 2021) – UN human rights experts* today deplored allegations of forced evictions, arbitrary detention and killings of pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar, saying States should consider applying the principle of universal jurisdiction to prosecute those responsible for acts that may amount […]

BRIEFING NOTE – Myanmar

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 16 March 2021 Subject:   Myanmar The death toll has soared over the past week in Myanmar, where security forces have been using lethal force increasingly aggressively against peaceful protesters, and continue to arbitrarily arrest and detain people throughout the country. Deeply distressing reports […]

NEWS RELEASE: Myanmar junta crackdown likely crimes against humanity requiring coordinated international response – UN expert

GENEVA (11 March 2021) – The Myanmar junta’s brutal response to peaceful protests likely meets the legal threshold for crimes against humanity, a UN expert told the Human Rights Council today, calling for a united global response in the country’s hour of need. “The people of Myanmar need not only words of support but supportive […]

BRIEFING NOTE – Philippines

  Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 9 March 2021 Subject:        Philippines We are appalled by the apparently arbitrary killing of nine activists in simultaneous police-military operations in Batangas, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal provinces surrounding metro Manila in the Philippines in the early hours of Sunday morning. According […]

NEWS RELEASE – Myanmar: UN human rights expert issues report and urges decisive, unified action to put an end to brutality 

Myanmar: UN human rights expert issues report and urges decisive, unified action to put an end to brutality  GENEVA (4 March 2021) – The UN’s human rights expert on Myanmar said today the military junta in the country is illegal, illegitimate and responsible for widespread and systematic human rights violations against nonviolent, peaceful protesters, and […]

NEWS RELEASE – Myanmar military must stop murdering and jailing protestors – Bachelet

 GENEVA (4 March 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday said security forces in Myanmar must “halt their vicious crackdown on peaceful protestors,” following another day of deadly violence across the country on Wednesday. “Myanmar’s military must stop murdering and jailing protestors,” High Commissioner Bachelet said. “It is utterly abhorrent […]

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