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Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Associate Member since 2012

No. 27 Pyay Road
Hlaing Township, Yangon
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Human rights to be taught in primary schools

26 Jul 2016 Myanmar

​Commission concerned by forced relocation of squatters

04 Feb 2016 Myanmar

Commission requests support of Thailand NHRC in appeal of death sentence

28 Jan 2016 Myanmar

Commission urges action against police

25 Sep 2015 Myanmar
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APF membership

Associate membership (2012, 17th Annual Meeting)


The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Law (No.21/2014) was enacted by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Joint Chamber of the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament) on 28 March 2014.

Role and functions

The Commission's mandate includes the following functions:

  • to promote public awareness and undertake educative programs about human rights
  • to receive, investigate and report on violations of constitutionally protected rights
  • to examine and report on whether rights contained in international instruments to which Myanmar is a party are realised
  • to promote ratification/accession of international human rights instruments to which Myanmar is not yet a party, and
  • to engage with regional and international organisations involved in the promotion and protection of human rights.

In undertaking its functions, the Commission may undertake inquiries and investigations, and has the power to visit sites where alleged human rights violations occurred, summon and question individuals, and require the provision of documents. The application of these functions is further elaborated in the Commission's Rules of Procedure.


U Win Mra

U Kyaw Tint Swe
Vice Chairperson

Professor U Tun Aung Chein

U Hla Myint

U Than Swe

Dr Nyan Zaw

Professor Daw Than Nwe (PhD)

Professor Daw Saw Khin Kyi

U Tin Nyo

U Kwa Htiyo

U Khin Maung Lay

U Lapai Zawgun

U Nyunt Swe

Daw San San

U Sit Myaing


The Work of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

08 Nov 2016 Myanmar

APF 12: NHRI Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar

18 Nov 2015 Myanmar

APF 17: Application for APF membership from Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

15 Nov 2015 Myanmar

APF 18 Presentation by Khin Ohmar, Burma Partnership

13 Nov 2015 Myanmar
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Image credits

  1. Rooftop of temples in afternoon light - APF/Benjamin Lee