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HRC 41 Side Event – Myanmar: Human rights violations, impunity and militarisation of the economy

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With Myanmar’s weak rule of law, corrupt judiciary and impunity for security force abuses, democratic space is diminishing. Impunity for gross human rights violations has significantly and demonstrably contributed to the validation of deeply oppressive and discriminatory conduct, enabled recurrence of human rights violations and atrocity crimes, emboldened perpetrators and silenced victims. How do human rights violations, impunity and militarisation of the economy affect Myanmar’s democratic transition?

Date: Monday, 1 July 2019

Time: 14:30 – 15:30 (Geneva time)

Venue: Room VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva


  • Yanghee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar
  • Aung Kyaw Moe, Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability
  • Ye Lin Myint, Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability
  • Khin Ohmar, Progressive Voice, Myanmar


  • Rosanna Ocampo, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)