(GENEVA, January 25, 2021)—On January 25, the U.K. delivered a statement on Myanmar at the 37th Session of the Universal Periodic Review—a process in which the U.N. Human Rights Council reviews the human rights record of U.N. member states every four years—recommending amendments to Myanmar’s problematic 1982 Citizenship Law and calling for the protection of the Rohingya people.

Throughout 2019, Fortify Rights sent regular reports and briefings on the human rights situation in Myanmar, including our recommendations for solutions, to the U.K. Embassy in Myanmar. During the past two years, the team at Fortify Rights also engaged the U.K. ambassador and diplomats in Myanmar and Bangladesh, members of the U.K. diplomatic community, U.K. politicians, and other U.K. officials. For example, on October 8, 2020, Fortify Rights held a private diplomatic roundtable attended by diplomats from the U.K. Embassy in Myanmar about the upcoming elections in Myanmar and the disenfranchisement of Rohingya voters and candidates. 

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