Graphic: Rooftop of temples in afternoon light
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 Sit Myaing
U Yu Lwin Aung
U Nyunt Swe
Dr. Myint Kyi
U Khin Maung Lay
U Soe Phone Myint
U Sein Than
U Nyunt Tin
Dr. Daw Tin May Htun
- Rooftop of temples in afternoon light - APF/Benjamin Lee