7th session of the UN Human Rights Council: ICJ intervention on the report of the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

The ICJ in its intervention of 13 March 2008 deplored the Myanmar’s Government continuous gross violations of human rights, in manifest disregard of the Council’s repeated calls for reform and of the UN Special Rapporteur’s recommendations.

There are currently 1,850 political prisoners detained in Myanmar. The ICJ urged the Myanmar’s Government to receive the Special Rapporteur, who has not been allowed to return to the country, and to provide for an adequate investigation of the crackdown on peaceful protesters in September 2007.

Myanmar-HRCouncil Special Rapporteur-non-judicial submission-2008 (full text, PDF)

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