The Burma/Myanmar Universal Periodic Review Forum July 2020
During the 2 Universal Periodic Review in 2015, Myanmar received 281
recommendations. 166 were “accepted” and 15 were “noted.”
- Ratifications and Cooperation with the UN System — Myanmar
has ratified four out of nine core international human rights treaties.
Following the last UPR Cycle, Myanmar acceded to the International
Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 2017. Myanmar has
refused cooperation with the UN Special Procedures. No visits have
been conducted since the 2 UPR cycle. Myanmar blocked investigations
by the Human Rights Council-mandated Independent International Fact-
Finding Mission into alleged human rights violations committed by
security forces, and the International Criminal Court’s probe for crimes
against humanity including persecution, violence and forced deportation.
In a landmark decision in January 2020, the International Court of Justice
issued four specific provisional measures and ordered Myanmar to take
immediate steps to prevent genocide of the Rohingya minority.