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Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Myanmar Raises Freedom of Expression Concerns

9 July 2020.

CLD and 12 other organisations have highlighted ongoing concerns with freedom of expression in Myanmar in a Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Myanmar. The UPR process is conducted by the United Nations Human Rights Council and involves a review of human rights issues in a given country. 

The Submission highlights weaknesses in the legal framework for freedom of expression, notes threats and violence against those exercising their right to freedom of expression and ongoing prosecutions of journalists and human rights defenders, and stresses the ongoing absence of a comprehensive right to information law. It also calls for protection for media freedom, the right to freedom of assembly and digital rights, as well as steps to combat discrimination and intolerance.

The Joint Submission is available at: Joint Submission to Myanmar UPR

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