Half Empty: Burma’s political parties and their human rights commitments [FIDH Press Conference]

November 3, 2015 - November 3, 2015
CSO Event

After almost two months of election campaigning by Burma’s political parties, what do we know about their human rights agenda? FIDH investigated and the results are out. Find out what political parties plan to do with regard to religious discrimination, media freedom, accountability for past crimes, domestic and international law, the death penalty, the role of the military, and much more.

After almost two months of election campaigning by Burma’s political parties, what do we know about their human rights agenda? FIDH investigated and the results are out. Find out what political parties plan to do with regard to religious discrimination, media freedom, accountability for past crimes, domestic and international law, the death penalty, the role of the military, and much more.

WHAT:            Press conference to launch “Half Empty: Burma’s political parties and their human rights commitments,” a report by FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights). Translation will be provided at the event.

WHEN:            10:30 am, Tuesday, 3 November 2015

WHERE:         Parkroyal Hotel, 33 Alan Pya Phaya Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar

WHO:              Mr. Andrea Giorgetta – FIDH Director of Asia Desk – Southeast Asia

Ms. Debbie Stothard – FIDH Secretary-General and ALTSEAN-Burma Coordinator

CONTACT:       Mr. Arthur Manet: amanet@fidh.org or +33143552518

Ms. Audrey Couprie: acouprie@fidh.org or +33143552518

The International Federation for Human Rights, known by its French acronym FIDH, is an international human rights NGO representing 178 organizations from close to 120 countries. Since 1922, FIDH has been defending all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as set out in the Universal Declaration for Human Rights.

Further Contact

CONTACT:      

  • Mr. Arthur Manet: amanet@fidh.org or +33143552518
  • Ms. Audrey Couprie: acouprie@fidh.org or +33143552518