Burma 2016Myanmar 2016
2017; main sponsor: Myanmar 2016 Human Rights Report (Burmese translation). Myanmar 2016 Human Rights Report (Burmese translation).
Report on Human Rights and Democracy 2016
In 2016, some headway was made on Burma's HRD. After the National League for Democracy (NLD) took office on 30 March, the upward tendency in the right wing continues. At an early stage, the Algerian authorities called for the abolition of oppressive acts by establishing a committee to establish primary acts for abolition or overhaul.
It has also committed itself to tackling the root problems in the state of Rakhine by establishing the new Burmese hybrid/international Rakhine Advisory Commission led by Kofi Annan to give counsel and make suggestions for a lasting settlement. In Rakhine state, however, the state worsened following the 9 October attack on border police outposts.
Restricted press, embargoed diplomacy and philanthropy made it hard to check facts, and preliminary declarations by the government's commission of inquiry were not trustworthy. Britain's 2016 priority for respect for human freedoms concentrated on support for democracy and the new civil service in particular. State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi in August launches a new Union peace conference ("Union Century Panglong "), which brings together most of the major players for their dialog.
A series of dialogs followed at local and national levels on the peacemaking processes. Ongoing northeastern militia initiatives, however, are dampening confidence and hindering progression in the peacemaking proces. Contributions to the Middle Kingdom continue to be actively supported by the United Kingdom through financing and policy dialog, inter alia through the Joint Fund, which promotes an indigenous and integrated peacemaking in Burma.
Preliminary advice from the Rakhine Advisory Commission, chaired by Kofi Annan, is due in early 2017. Concerning these suggestions, the United Kingdom is prepared to assist in broader effort to solve ongoing conflicts and alleviate the suffering of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine. There are still many legislation that do not meet global norms, some of which have already been overhauled.
Given the continuing concern about the situation of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation in Burma, we will also seek to preserve the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation in Burma in theHRC.