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Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Associate Member since 2012.

No. 27 Pyay Road
Hlaing Township, Yangon
Myanmar
P: +95 1 654 684 F: +95 1 654 669 W: www.mnhrc.org.mm/en/


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APF membership

Associate membership (2012, 17th Annual Meeting)

Establishment

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.

Members

U Win Mra
Chairperson

U Sit Myaing
Vice Chairperson

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


Presentation

APF 24: Presentation by Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

03 Sep 2019 Myanmar
Legislation

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Law

10 May 2019 Myanmar
Paper

APF 23: Presentation by Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (Annex D)

12 Sep 2018 Myanmar
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APF 23: Presentation by Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (Annex C)

12 Sep 2018 Myanmar
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Image credits

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