Human rights implications of the crisis in Myanmar

Year

2021

UN Body

Human Rights Council

Session

29

Session Type

HRC Special

Agenda Item

Country Concerned

Myanmar

Condemnatory

Yes

Analysis

  • The resolution is the product of a special session following the military coup in Myanmar in which the Myanmar civilian government was removed and its leaders, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, arbitrarily detained. The resolution "deplores" the coup and strongly calls on the military to release those arbitrarily detained and protect the basic civil rights of Myanmar citizens.

Main Sponsors

European Union, United Kingdom

Vote

Consensus

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Deplores the removal of the Government elected by the people of Myanmar in the general election held on 8 November 2020..."
  • "Calls urgently for the immediate and unconditional release of all persons arbitrarily detained, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint,and others, and the lifting of the state of emergency."
  • "Strongly calls upon the Myanmar military and other security forces and authorities to take steps immediately to protect the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, religion or belief, association and peaceful assembly in accordance with international human rights law..."

Full Vote

  • Yes0

  • No0

  • Abstain0