April 7, 2014
by Addison Morris
Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Monday expressed concern about the deteriorating human rights situation in the country's Rakhine State. Following recent attacks on international aid groups, aid workers have ...[read more]
October 27, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, warned on Friday that sectarian violence between the Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State is contributing to wider anti-Muslim sentiments in Myanmar, threatening the positive changes ...[read more]
October 10, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, on Wednesday welcomed a recent release of 56 prisoners of conscience in Myanmar through presidential amnesty. Quintana noted that the releases are important for a "democratic transition and national ...[read more]
August 23, 2013
by G. Redd
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, on Thursday applauded recent government efforts to encourage a culture of respect between clashing political and religious sects but recognized the need for increased government action on a wide array of ...[read more]
July 29, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, on Monday praised the latest presidential amnesty that resulted in the release of 73 prisoners of conscience. His announcement, however, came with concerns over ongoing arrests of activists. On Tuesday, ...[read more]
July 17, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, on Tuesday commended the Myanmar government for disbanding the Nasaka, a border patrol force that had been operating in Rakhine state. The Nasaka have been accused of numerous humans rights violations against... ...[read more]
May 2, 2013
by Peter Snyder
UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana on Thursday welcomed recommendations by the Myanmar government's Rakhine Investigation Commission, but also voiced a strong need for the government to address impunity and ensure investigations into credible ...[read more]
March 29, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, expressed serious concerns in a report on Thursday over growing violence between Muslim and Buddhist communities in Myanmar. The Special Rapporteur urged bold action by the Myanmar government to combat this ...[read more]
March 11, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A UN independent expert on Monday urged Myanmar to address shortcomings in reforming its human rights situation. Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana warned the country of the possibility that the current reformation process may be endangered by leaving ...[read more]
February 21, 2013
by Addison Morris
A UN independent expert Wednesday commended the reform that has been achieved so far in Myanmar while identifying additional human rights issues that still need to be addressed, particularly in the states of Kachin and Rakhine. Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar Tomas Ojea ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.