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Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 46/21, the present report includes an assessment of actions taken by various actors following the release in 2019 by the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar of a conference room paper on the economic interests of the Myanmar military. It also contains an identification of continuing and emerging challenges, using examples to highlight relevant issues.
Prepared pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 46/21, this report sets out the trends and patterns of violations and significant regressions in human rights that have occurred in Myanmar since 1 February 2021. The High Commissioner addresses recommendations to all parties in Myanmar, including the military authorities, the international community and the United Nations system.
This update covers human rights concerns that the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has documented since the seizure of power by the Myanmar military on 1 February 2021 until mid-July 2021. Developments during this period are presented chronologically to illustrate trends and patterns of human rights violations. Findings will be further elaborated in a comprehensive report mandated by resolution 46/21 that is to be presented at the forty-ninth session of the Human Rights Council.
Supplementary material elaborating aspects of this report is available via a Conference Room Paper: Click here to read it
Developments since 1 February in Myanmar have had and will continue to have significant human rights implications. The Myanmar Team of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has been monitoring such developments in three main areas: rule of law, due process and deprivation of liberty, and the rights to freedom of expression, access to information and peaceful assembly. OHCHR has also been tracking the potential long-term impacts of this political crisis on the people of Myanmar, especially the most vulnerable in society.
This report was submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 42/3, in which the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is requested to submit to the Council at its forty-fifth session a report on the implementation of the recommendations of the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar, including those on accountability, and on progress in the situation of human rights in Myanmar, including of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities.
OHCHR aims to put human rights at the heart of the response of States, UN partners, civil society and the private sector to COVID-19. The graph shows recommendations addressed to Myanmar by the UN Human Rights Mechanisms, the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review, the Special Procedures mandate holders and the Treaty Bodies in the 5 years prior to the pandemic, which OHCHR assesses as particularly relevant in responding to the pandemic in an inclusive and sustainable way. Recommendations addressed to Myanmar can be found at the Universal Human Rights Index at https://uhri.ohchr.org/.