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Myanmar: Human Rights Council should address the need for stronger safeguards to ensure business respects human rights: Amnesty International written statement to the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council (2 – 27 March 2015)

, N° d'index: ASA 16/0011/2015

Foreign investment in Myanmar has been increasing since 2012, after political and economic reforms by the Myanmar government led Western States to ease sanctions that had previously been imposed on the country. Such investment can improve the lives of the people of Myanmar. However, Amnesty International and other civil society groups have major concerns that basic legal safeguards are not yet in place to ensure that investment projects – especially large extractive projects – do not infringe on the human rights of persons living in communities in the vicinity.

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