Myanmar: Post-Coup Legal Changes Erode Human Rights

ICJ and Human Rights Watch have noted that Myanmar’s military government should reverse its post-coup d’etat revisions of legal protections for human rights in the country.

Myanmar’s State Administration Council (SAC), appointed by the country’s military after it overthrew the elected civilian government on February 1, 2021, has dictated key revisions to the country’s legal system that criminalize even peaceful protests, and enable violations of the right to privacy and arbitrary arrests and detention. The changes were made through orders signed by the commander-in-chief, Sr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, on behalf of the SAC, and outside the parliamentary process.

The full statement is available here.

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