The 210th session of the IPU Governing Council adopted decision on human rights violations of Myanmar elected parliamentarians by the military junta during the 145th IPU Assembly on 15 October 2022 at Kigali, Rwanda.
The decision pointed out that the Myanmar military has carried out the serious human rights abuses to the elected parliamentarians from 2020 general election such as arbitrarily arrests and detention, prevention on parliamentarian rights and human rights, incommunicado, mistreatment, torture, lack of health care and legal counsel whereas some have been hidden and enforced disappearance.
The council urged the military authorities to stop taking physical and legal actions to members of the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) and other elected legislatures in connection with their parliamentarian activities and exercising their human rights and, to abide the international principles of human rights and international humanitarian law.
Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union were called to urge their relevant authorities to prosecute any person responsible of military junta for the crime against humanity when they are present in their territory by the universal jurisdiction’s principle.
The council requested to all IPU Members and observers, also the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) to press for the human rights and democracy principles in Myanmar, to stand in solidarity with CRPH Members and other MPs who were elected in 2020 November, to support parliamentarian alliance for democracy and Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.
In the session, the report of the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians which included about human rights violations to legislatures in 15 countries was unanimously adopted. The serious situation of the 63 elected representatives in Myanmar are also included in the report.
The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw