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Myanmar: UN Special Rapporteur calls for targeted sanctions against military-run companies with projects endangering communities

Author: Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Published on: 24 October 2019

Myanmar: UN human rights expert calls for targeted sanctions, 23 Oct 2019

A UN human rights expert on Myanmar has called for sanctions against military-run companies and commanders responsible for serious violations…

Lee [Yanghee Lee] called for targeted sanctions against the Tatmadaw’s companies and its commanders most responsible for serious violations…

Lee expressed concern about Government plans for hydropower development in conflict areas where communities have been displaced from their land, including in Rakhine and Chin States. Communities in Kachin, Shan and Kayin States continue to protest proposed hydropower dams that will submerge their lands, and with very little information made public about the plans, they are left in limbo about their fate… 

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