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UN Special Rapporteur in official visit to assess human rights situation in Myanmar

Special Rapporteur Tomás Ojea Quintana with children on a visit to Myanmar in 2008. Photo: UNESCAPThe United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, will undertake an official visit to the country from 11 to 21 August 2013. It will include visits to Rakhine State, Kachin State, Shan State, Chin State and Meikhtila in Mandalay Region. “The Government’s agreement to provide me with such wide-ranging access to different parts of the country will give me an Continue reading

UN expert greets abolition of notorious border security force in Myanmar, Rakhine State and calls for accountability

Tomás Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, briefs correspondents on human rights in the context of upcoming elections in Myanmar, the first to be held in that country in more than two decades. 21 October 2010 United Nations, New YorkThe United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, today welcomed the abolition of Nasaka, the notorious border security force operating in Rakhine State. He urged the authorities to investigate and hold accountable those members of the force responsible for human rights abuses. Continue reading

Myanmar authorities must do more to curb abuses against the Rohingya

A Rohingya woman and her child at a makeshift camp outside Sittwe in Myanmar's western Rakhine State. Photo: IRINThe fatal shooting of three Rohingya women is the latest example of law enforcement officials operating with complete impunity in western Myanmar, an independent United Nations expert today said, calling on Government authorities to investigate the incident. Continue reading