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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 Hla Myint

Dr. Nanda Hmun
Vice Chairperson

U Paw Lwin Sein

U Kyaw Soe

Dr. Than Myint

Daw Nu Nu Yin

Dr. Tin Maung Maung Than

Dr. Myint Thu Myaing

U Tin Aung

Daw Tin Kyi Oo

U Kyaw Myint

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