MNHRC attends 2nd meeting of SEANF

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Chairman of MNHRC U Hla Myint joins videoconference on Southeast Asia National Human Rights Institutions Forum. PHOTO: MNA

The Southeast Asia National Human Rights Institutions Forum (SEANF) convened its second meeting from 25 August to 27 August through video conferencing. Chairman of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission U Hla Myint, Vice–Chair Dr Nanda Hmun and the commission members U Paw Lwin Sein, Dr Than Myint and Dr Tin Maung Maung Than participated in the virtual meeting.
The Indonesia National Human Rights Commission, acted as the rotating chair for 2020, delivered the opening speech on the meeting’s first day. Human rights commission representatives from Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Timor-Leste, the chairperson of Indonesia National Human Rights Commission, its members and officials attended the meeting. The first day of the meeting discussed the performance of the member countries and the improvements after the first meeting of the forum and approved the report of the first meeting held from 12 May to 14 May.
The second-day meeting discussed setting guidelines of SEANF’s social media, its rules on prevention of torture, the forum’s paper on migrant workers in South East Asia and protecting human rights defenders. The third day agenda included the establishment of the Permanent Secretariat for SEANF, the progress on launching SEANF Website, holding annual meeting of SEANF for 2020, the cooperation between SEANF and The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). MNHRC Chair U Hla Myint and commissioner members participated in the discussion in accordance with the subjects of matter and the Chair of the forum concluded the meeting.—MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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