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Human Rights Council calls for release of all arbitrarily detained persons in Myanmar, and lifting of state of emergency

Image: Protesters face riot police in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Tension in the confrontations between the authorities and demonstrators against last...

Myanmar junta blocks internet access as coup protests expand

In this image made from video, a woman flashes the three-fingered salute from a vehicle as a crowd of protesters march past Saturday, Feb....

A Year Into Power Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Acknowledges Slow Pace of Reforms

Image: Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to the Myanmar community living in Singapore, on the island of Sentosa in Singapore September 22,...

Burma/Myanmar : Assassination of U Ko Ni a tragedy for Myanmar

Issuing  a statement The Asian Human Rights Commission has condemned in the strongest terms the killing on the evening of 29 January 2017 of...

President and PM Sends Congratulatory Message to Aung San Suu Kyi

President of Sri Lanka,Maithripala Sirisena, has sent a congratulatory message to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Leader of the National League for Democracy on...
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In Sri Lanka there are clear warning signs that past patterns of violations could be repeated – Rights Commissioner 

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Madam President, This is a key juncture for the Council’s engagement with Sri Lanka. As my...
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Approach of the UNHRC resolution zero draft on Sri Lanka is not dissimilar to that of Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith – Jehan Perera

"The zero draft document also has a section in which it calls on the UN system to ensure that evidence of violations of human...

In world first, Germany convicts Syrian regime officer of crimes against humanity

By Claudia Otto, Tamara Qiblawi and Stephanie Halasz, CNN. Berlin (CNN)A German court has convicted a former Syrian regime officer for crimes against humanity, in a...

US Secretary of State encourages Human Rights Council to support resolution on Sri Lanka

Addressing the ongoing 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken called on the member states...