Human Rights Council: the Czech Republic makes a statement during an exchange on human rights situation in Burma/Myanmar
02.04.2012 / 15:41
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During its 19th Session the Human Rights Council held an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur, Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana, on the situation of human rights in Burma/Myanmar (12 March 2012).
The debate was based on his report, which is available at the website:
The Czech Republic has, in addition to the standard alignment with the European Union intervention, participated in the dialogue with its national statement. The Czech Republic welcomed the recent reform steps in the country. At the same time it underlined that the Government should address a wide range of serious challenges in order to improve the human rights situation, particularly: the unconditional release of all political prisoners, free and fair by-elections of 1 April, cessation of violence in all ethnic areas and the establishment of justice and accountability measures for gross and systematic human rights violations. The Czech Republic pointed out that active and efficient participation of civil society in political life is a precondition for successful transition to democracy.
Full version of the statement made by the Czech Republic is attached.