United Nations: ‘Myanmar Heading Towards a “Full-Blown” Conflict, UN Human Rights Chief Warns’

12 Apr 2021

Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, warned that the ongoing repression of protests in Myanmar could spark a ‘full-blown’ conflict and that this situation ‘clearly echoes’ that of Syria in 2011. She urged States to take immediate action, and decisive and impactful measures to push the Myanmar military leadership to halt their campaign of violence.