August 19, 2016

UPR recognises Myanmar’s human rights efforts


THE 23rd Session of the Universal Periodic Review, conducted by the Human Rights Council, took place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 6 November. Representatives of attending nations proposed 281 suggestions to address human rights issues in Myanmar.
Attorney General of the Union Dr Tun Shin said his country agreed with 124 points, denied 69 and reconsidered 88. He went on to say that denials had to be made because the suggestions did not take into account the country’s ongoing contributions to the promotion and protection of human rights.
Local and foreign observers were allowed access to the 8 November election, the attorney general said, adding that this reflected how much emphasis the country placed on human rights issues. He urged the international community to give constructive support to the country’s democratic reforms.
In a sideline meeting, the chair of the 23rd Session of the UPR met with Dr Tun Shin and praised the Myanmar government’s commitment to reforms over the past five years—Myanmar News Agency


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