Briefing Paper on the Human Rights Situation in Burma/Myanmar
1 March 2016 6:45 pm
The year 2015 will be remembered as a momentous year for Burma/Myanmar as the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, clinched an emphatic victory in the 8 November polls. However, the main challenges that impede a full and genuine democratic transition remain.
This briefing paper published by FORUM-ASIA and Burma Partnership provides an update on the current situation of human rights in Burma/Myanmar for the consideration of member and observer states of the UN Human Rights Council. It presents critical recommendations that will need to be implemented if the country is to look forward to a new and progressive era of democracy.