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Special Economic Zones in Myanmar and the State Duty to Protect Human Rights

This report by ICJ outlines key recommendations of why the Government of Myanmar should impose a moratorium on the development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) until it can ensure SEZs can be developed inline with international human rights laws and standards. This report assesses the laws governing Myanmar’s SEZs and finds that the legal framework is not consistent with the State’s duty to protect human rights.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) SEZ in Myanmar
  • Human rights
  • Special economic zones
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
Copyright Yes
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© Copyright International Commission of Jurists Published in February 2017 The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) permits free reproduction of extracts from any of its publications provided that due acknowledgment is given and a copy of the publication carrying the extract is sent to their headquarters at the following address: International Commission of Jurists P.O. Box 91 Rue des Bains 33 Geneva Switzerland

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Sean Bain, ICJ Legal Consultant in Myanmar t: +95 9263533230 e:

Author (individual) Sean Bain
Co-author (individual) International Commission for Justice
Publication place Switzerland
Publisher International Commission for Justice
Publication date 2017
Pagination 88
Keywords SEZ
Date uploaded August 27, 2018, 06:04 (UTC)
Date modified February 4, 2020, 08:20 (UTC)