A/HRC/RES/55/20 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 9 April 2024 Original: English Human Rights Council Fifty-fifth session 26 February–5 April 2024 Agenda item 4 Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 4 April 2024 55/20. Situation of human rights in Myanmar The Human Rights Council, Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenants on Human Rights, and reaffirming all relevant General Assembly and Human Rights Council resolutions and decisions on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Welcoming Security Council resolution 2669 (2022) of 21 December 2022, the Security Council statements on Myanmar of 4 February, 10 November, 8 December and 29 December 2021 and of 2 February 2022, the statement by the President of the Security Council on Myanmar of 10 March 2021, the meetings of the Security Council held on 2 February and 5 March 2021 and the briefing convened by the General Assembly with the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Myanmar on 16 March 2023, Reaffirming its commitment to the sovereignty, political independence, territorial integrity and unity of Myanmar, Condemning in the strongest terms the military coup by the Myanmar military on 1 February 2021 and the continuation of the state of emergency, including the extension on 31 January 2024, the declaration of martial law and its expansions throughout 2023 and 2024, the suspension of the parliament and the arbitrary detention, arrest and politically motivated conviction and sentencing of President Win Myint, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, other government officials and politicians, human rights defenders, trade union leaders and members, journalists, civil society members, local and foreign advisers, religious leaders and many others, Expressing its deep concern at the reported sharp rise in serious human rights violations since the military coup and the declaration and subsequent extensions of the state of emergency by the Myanmar military, which pose further serious challenges to the voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable return of all displaced persons, including Rohingya, Condemning in the strongest terms the arbitrary detention, arrest and politically motivated convictions, sentencing and executions, including of pro-democracy activists, as well as violent acts, including extrajudicial killings, systematic sexual and gender-based violence and torture committed against civilians, including health-care workers, children, teachers, students, lawyers, artists, journalists, human rights defenders and many others, which exacerbate the polarization and violence and worsen the humanitarian situation in the country, GE.24-06347 (E)

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