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Resolutions and Decisions on Myanmar at regular sessions of the Human Rights Council
The UN documents system can be somewhat eccentric, especially shortly after a given session... If a link does not work, put the document number, e.g. A/HRC/10/L.28 into a Google search.

Individual Documents

Title: Human Rights Council - 34th Session: The situation of human rights in Myanmar - Resolution
Date of publication: 22 March 2017
Description/subject: Resolution adopted without a vote on 24 March 2017.....Decides, inter alia, "to dispatch urgently an independent international fact-finding mission to be appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council to establish the facts and circumstances of the alleged recent human rights violations by military and security forces, and abuses, in Myanmar, in particular in Rakhine State, including but not limited to arbitrary detention, torture and inhuman treatment, rape and other forms of sexual violence, extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings, enforced disappearance, forced displacement and unlawful destruction of property, with a view to ensuring full accountability for perpetrators and justice for victims, and requests the fact-finding mission to present to the Council an oral update at its thirty-sixth session and a full report at its thirty-seventh session" (op11)...and "to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar for a further period of one year..."(op27).
Language: English (links to Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish versions are in the top bar.
Source/publisher: United Nations - Human Rights Council (A/HRC/34/L.8/Rev.1)
Format/size: pdf (217K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs23/A-HRC-34-L.8-Rev.1.pdf
https://documents.un.org/prod/ods.nsf/xpSearchResultsM.xsp (place A/HRC/34/L.8/Rev.1 in the symbol field)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2017


Title: Human Rights Council - 29th Session: Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar (text + video)
Date of publication: 03 July 2015
Description/subject: Full text of the resolution tabled by Pakistan for the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), adopted by consensus (without a vote), 3 July 2015. The Alternate URLs link to the webcast of the meetings.
Language: English
Source/publisher: UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/29/L.30)
Format/size: pdf (171K) Adobe Flash
Alternate URLs: http://webtv.un.org/watch/ahrc29l.30-postponed-item2-42nd-meeting-29th-regular-session-human-rights... (Webcast of the first part of the debate, 2 July. Statements by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Latvia, USA, Russia, Japan, China, India, Vietnam, Pakistan. The Myanmar section of the meeting from 7.42 minutes to 23.50 minutes) ... http://webtv.un.org/watch/ahrc29l.30-vote-item2-44th-meeting-29th-regular-session-human-rights-coun... (Webcast of the continuation of the debate, 3 July - statements by Myanmar, Cuba, Venezuela, President of the Council: adoption of the resolution.)
Date of entry/update: 06 July 2015


Title: Human Rights Council - 28th Session: The situation of human rights in Myanmar - Resolution
Date of publication: 27 March 2015
Description/subject: Resolution adopted without a vote...Statements by delegates may be seen on the UN webcast at http://webtv.un.org/search/ahrc28l.21rev.1-vote-item4-57th-meeting-28th-regular-session-human-rights-council/4137987781001?term=myanmar
Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Source/publisher: UN Human Rights Council
Format/size: pdf (English-190K; French-249K; Russian-265K; Spanish-124K; Arabic-151K; Chinese, 343K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/HRC28-res-L21-fr.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/HRC28-res-L21-ru.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/HRC28-res-L21-sp.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/HRC28-res-L21-ar.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/HRC28-res-L21-ch.pdf
http://webtv.un.org/search/ahrc28l.21rev.1-vote-item4-57th-meeting-28th-regular-session-human-right...
Date of entry/update: 08 April 2015


Title: Human Rights Council - 25th Session: The situation of human rights in Myanmar - Resolution
Date of publication: 28 March 2014
Description/subject: Resolution on Myanmar adopted without a vote (by consensus)
Language: English, Arabic, Chinese, Español, Français, Русский
Source/publisher: United Nations Human Rights Council (A /HRC/RES/25/26)
Format/size: pdf (en-45K; ar-119K; ch-347K; fr-49K; ru-130K; sp-95K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs18/HRC25-res25-26-ar.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs18/HRC25-res25-26-ch.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs18/HRC25-res25-26-fr.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs18/HRC25-res25-26-ru.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs18/HRC25-res25-26-sp.pdf
http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129
http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/LTD/G14/123/76/PDF/G1412376.pdf?OpenElement
Date of entry/update: 01 July 2014


Title: Human Rights Council - 22nd Session: The situation of human rights in Myanmar - Resolution
Date of publication: 19 March 2013
Language: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish
Source/publisher: United Nations Human Rights Council (A /HRC/ 2 2 /L. 20 /Rev.1)
Format/size: pdf (180K-English; 99k-Arabic; 385K-Chinese; 48K-French; 133k-Russian; 124K-Spqnish)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/HRC22-resL20-rev.1-ar.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/HRC22-resL20-rev.1-ch.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/HRC22-resL20-rev.1-fr.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/HRC22-resL20-rev.1-ru.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/HRC22-resL20-rev.1-sp.pdf
http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2013


Title: Human Rights Council - 19th Session: The situation of human rights in Myanmar - Draft Resolution (English) - unoffical text
Date of publication: 22 March 2012
Description/subject: Adopted without a vote, 22 March 2012, as orally amended... N.B. the final text, with amendments, has not yet been issued by the UN. The present text was assembled by accepting the changes in the Word "track changes" document placed on the HRC Extranet and converting to pdf.
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (A/HRC/19/L.30)
Format/size: pdf (216K)
Date of entry/update: 21 March 2012


Title: Human Rights Council - 16th Session: Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar -- draft resolution
Date of publication: 25 March 2011
Description/subject: Resolution adopted by consensus (without a vote) 25 March 2011..."The Council adopted without a vote a resolution in which it extended the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar for one year. The Council strongly condemned the ongoing systematic violations of human rights of the people of Myanmar and called on the Government to investigate all reports of human rights violations and to bring those responsible to justice."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Council (A/HRC/16/L.11)
Format/size: pdf (71K)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2011


Title: Human Rights Council - 13th Session: Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar -- draft resolution
Date of publication: 26 March 2010
Description/subject: The resolution was adopted by consensus on the 26th March, 2010
Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: pdf (English, 46K; Arabic, 99K; Chinese, 382K; French, 50K; Russian, 129K; Spanish, 126K
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs08/A-HRC-13-L.15-ar.pdf (Arabic)
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs08/A-HRC-13-L.15-ch.pdf (Chinese)
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs08/A-HRC-13-L.15-fr.pdf (French)
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs08/A-HRC-13-L.15-ru.pdf (Russian)
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs08/A-HRC-13-L.15-sp.pdf (Spanish)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2010


Title: Human Rights Council - 10th Session: Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar -- draft resolution
Date of publication: 27 March 2009
Description/subject: Adopted without a vote (by consensus)...I saw some reference to a revised version of the text and I am not sure if this is it - Librarian.....For the Webcast of the debate, go to http://www.un.org/webcast/unhrc/archive.asp?go=010 go to 27 March and scroll down or search for L.28 -- last item in the morning session.
Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, Espanol, Francais, Russian
Source/publisher: United Nations Human Rights Council (A/HRC/10/L.28)
Format/size: pdf (29 K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/C/HRC/resolutions/A_HRC_RES_10_27.pdf (Chinese)
http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/E/HRC/resolutions/A_HRC_RES_10_27.pdf (English)
http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/F/HRC/resolutions/A_HRC_RES_10_27.pdf (French)
http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/R/HRC/resolutions/A_HRC_RES_10_27.pdf (Russian)
http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/S/HRC/resolutions/A_HRC_RES_10_27.pdf (Spanish)
http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?m=89
Date of entry/update: 30 March 2009


Title: Human Rights Council - 8th Session: Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar -- draft resolution
Date of publication: 12 June 2008
Description/subject: L.12 is the text as decided. Resolution 8/14 is the version recorded in the HRC report, but lacking the list of co-sponsors.
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations (A/HRC/8/L.12)
Format/size: pdf (33K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/E/HRC/resolutions/A_HRC_RES_8_14.pdf
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2008


Title: Human Rights Council - 7th Session: Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
Date of publication: 28 March 2008
Description/subject: Adopted by consensus, 28 March 2008
Language: Arabic, , Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Source/publisher: United Nations (A/HRC/7/L.37)
Format/size: pdf (English, 35K; Arabic, 64K; Chinese,85K; French, 97K; Russian, 93K; Spanish, 30K)
Alternate URLs: http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Res-HRC-7-L.36-ar.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Res-HRC-7-L.37-ch.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Res-HRC-7-L.37-fr.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Res-HRC-7-L.37-ru.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Res-HRC-7-L.37-sp.pdf
Date of entry/update: 29 March 2008


Title: Human Rights Council - 7th Session: Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar -- draft resolution
Date of publication: 28 March 2008
Description/subject: Adopted by consensus, 28 March 2008....This may be the final version, or there may be oral revisions to add.
Language: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish
Source/publisher: United Nations (A/HRC/7/L.36)
Format/size: pdf (English, 35K; Arabic, 76K; Chinese, 109K; French, 102K; Russian, 98K; Spanish, 103K)
Alternate URLs: http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Res-HRC-7-L.36-ar.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Res-HRC-7-L.36-ch.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Res-HRC-7-L.36-fr.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Res-HRC-7-L.36-ru.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Res-HRC-7-L.36-sp.pdf
Date of entry/update: 29 March 2008


Title: Human Rights Council - 6th Session: Follow-up to the report of the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar
Date of publication: 14 December 2007
Description/subject: The text of the draft resolution (A/HRC/6/L.38) is given as well as the final text and documnet number (A/HRC/RES/6/33). The L texts contain the list of most co-sponsors (though not those added during the session).
Language: English, French, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese
Source/publisher: United Nations A/HRC/RES/6/33 (A/HRC/6/L.38)
Format/size: pdf
Alternate URLs: http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Res-HRC-6-33-ar.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Res-HRC-6-33-ch.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Res-HRC-6-33-fr.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Res-HRC-6-33-ru.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Res-HRC-6-33-sp.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/HRC2007-Res-6-L.38-en.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/HRC2007-Res-6-L.38-fr.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/HRC2007-Res-6-L.38-ru.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/HRC2007-Res-6-L.38-sp.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/HRC2007-Res-6-L.38-ar.pdf
http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/HRC2007-Res-6-L.38-ch.pdf
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2008