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In Geneva, Lithuania takes floor in interactive dialogue on human rights situation in Myanmar
On 17 September 2019, the Delegation of Lithuania took the floor at the 42nd Human Rights Council session in the interactive dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission in Myanmar.
Lithuania expressed its appreciation of the work of the Mission in investigating the serious human rights violations in Myanmar, which is essential for achieving justice and accountability.
The Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas expressed his country’s deep concern over the widespread sexual and gender based violence, further stifling the rights to freedom of opinion and expression and information and freedom of press.
Lithuania urged Myanmar to ensure the human rights and accountability and to cooperate with the Independent Investigative Mechanism. Lithuania also called for the dignified, voluntary and secure return of the displaced persons.
The Geneva-based Human Rights Council was established in 2006. Its 47 members are elected from among the UN Member States. Lithuania takes part in the work of the HRC as observer. Lithuania has presented its candidacy to the Human Rights Council for the term 2022-2024.