Myanmar: UN resolution on the situation of human rights

21/11/2014
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On 21 November 2014 the UN’s Third Committee adopted a resolution addressing the human rights situation, namely urging the authorities to provide equal access to full citizenship and humanitarian assistance for the Rohingya in the Rakhine State, in response to the Rakhine Action Plan, and called for the release of prisoners of conscience.
FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma conducted a series of advocacy meetings in October calling upon UN member states to adopt a strong resolution on the issue of rampant land confiscation, the continued persecution of the Rohingya minority in the Rakhine state, and the ongoing conflict within the Kachin and Shan states. The joint UN advocacy briefer further highlighted the number of political prisoners and detained activists.
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