Myanmar in Crisis: Human Rights Situation, February 2021

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.

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