The report says the military should come under civilian control and that controversial laws should be repealed or amended for the sake of Myanmar’s democratic transition.
The talks laid the foundations for an upcoming summit at which governments will agree on rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement this December.
Deputy commander meets with commissioners; panel chief vows evidence-based probe.
The Irrawaddy talks with journalist and Myanmar expert Bertil Lintner about the possible consequences of a harsh UN report on the country and the military.
If evidence points to UN, an official complaint will be lodged, spokesman says
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for more international pressure on Myanmar to create conditions safe for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims.
The UN human rights investigator on Myanmar called on the govt to "dismantle the system of discrimination" against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Patience and time are required to restore trust between the communities, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told Christine Schraner Burgener, the UN special envoy on Myanmar.
Process will be led by UEHRD, he says; Arakan National Party calls for greater disclosure.
USDP lawmakers urge that only local experts be included on a Rakhine investigation commission, stating that foreign interference will undermine state sovereignty over time.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has told a UN human rights expert to ‘go to hell,’ warning against interference in domestic affairs.
Gov’t says ‘independent’ panel to include one international member, 2 local experts; in separate move, Naypyitaw inks MoU on Rohingya repatriation with 2 UN agencies
China proposed substantial amendments to a British-drafted UN Security Council statement on Myanmar last week. The council eventually agreed on a weaker statement.
A UN Security Council delegation visits northern Rakhine for the first time since military clearance operations forced 700,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh.
Delegation meets with Rohingya, Hindu and Mro villagers, as well as local civil society organizations.