Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Myanmar (A/HRC/47/13)


Human Rights Council
Forty-seventh session
21 June–9 July 2021
Agenda item 6
Universal periodic review


  1. The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, established in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 5/1, held its thirty-seventh session from 18 January to 8 February 2021. The review of Myanmar was held at the 11th meeting, on 25 January 2021. The delegation of Myanmar was headed by the Attorney General of the Union, Union Attorney General’s Office of Myanmar, Tun Tun Oo. At its 17th meeting, held on 29 January 2021, the Working Group adopted the report on Myanmar.

  2. On 12 January 2021, the Human Rights Council selected the following group of rapporteurs (troika) to facilitate the review of Myanmar: Mauritania, Philippines and Russian Federation.

  3. In accordance with paragraph 15 of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 and paragraph 5 of the annex to Council resolution 16/21, the following documents were issued for the review of Myanmar:

(a) A national report1 submitted/written presentation made in accordance with paragraph 15 (a);

(b) A compilation prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in accordance with paragraph 15 (b);2 (c) A summary prepared by OHCHR in accordance with paragraph 15 (c).3 4. A list of questions prepared in advance by Austria, Belgium, Canada, Fiji, Germany, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Panama, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America, was transmitted to Myanmar through the troika. These questions are available on the website of the universal periodic review