24 Mar 2016
Situation of human rights in Myanmar A/HRC/RES/31/24

On 24 March 2016 the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution expressing "serious concerns over human rights violations, including regarding the situation in Rakhine State and particularly with respect to persons belonging to religious and ethnic minorities, including the Rohingya minority," and urging the government of Burma/Myanmar to "repeal discriminatory legislative and policy measures, to lift restrictions on movement that impede access to health and education services, to intensify its efforts to address discrimination, to counter incitement to hatred and hate speech leading to violence, to promote equality, tolerance and peaceful coexistence in all sectors of society, and to address economic deprivation and displacement." The resolution also extended the mandate of the special rapporteur for one year.