Universal Periodic Review Session 23: Myanmar
This submission addresses the extent to which the Government of Myanmar is complying with its duty to protect against human rights abuses caused by or involving private sector actors.
In Resolution 17/4 of 6 July 2011, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council endorsed Guiding Principles for implementation of the UN Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework on Business and Human Rights (UN Guiding Principles).
In order to encourage constructive dialogue on private sector-related issues in the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review Process, this submission by one of MCRB's founders, the Institute of Human Rights and Business, addresses the extent to which the Government of Myanmar is complying with its duty to protect against human rights abuses caused by or involving private sector actors and seeking to promote policies and practices consistent with the UN Guiding Principles throughout the country.
The information below draws on our research in Myanmar, most notably the Oil and Gas Sector Wide Impact Assessment published in September 2014.
The submission is organised as follows:
- Part I addresses Myanmar’s relevant law and policy positions relating to business and human rights.
- Part II addresses issues requiring further action.
- Part III offers recommendations in particular areas of concern for follow-up action.