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Democracy and Human Rights Party

Democracy and Human Rights Party
ဒီမိုကရေစီနှင့် လူ့အခွင့်အရေးပါတီ
ChairmanKyaw Min
Secretary-GeneralKyaw Soe Aung
Founded1989 (1989) (founded)
12 March 2013
(re-registered)[1]
HeadquartersBotahtaung Township, Yangon Region
IdeologyRohingya rights
ColoursBlue, green, red
Seats in the Amyotha Hluttaw
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Seats in the Pyithu Hluttaw
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The Democracy and Human Rights Party (Burmese: ဒီမိုကရေစီနှင့် လူ့အခွင့်အရေးပါတီ; abbr. DHRP) is a political party in Myanmar representing the Rohingya of northern Rakhine State.

History

Flag of the National Democratic Party for Human Rights

Established in 1989, among others by the lawyer and human rights activist Kyaw Hla Aung, the party was originally known as the National Democratic Party for Human Rights[2] and contested eight seats in the 1990 general elections.[3] It received 1% of the vote, winning four seats.[4] Its MPs included Nur Ahmed, Chit Lwin Ebrahim, Fazal Ahmed and Shamsul Anwarul Huq.

After being banned by the military government, it continued to operate in exile, and the National Democratic Party for Human Rights (exile) was formed in New York City in 2003.[5] The party registered as the Democracy and Human Rights Party to contest in the 2015 general election,[1] but only three of its eighteen candidates were allowed to stand, none of whom were Rohingyas.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Democracy and Human Rights Party" (in Burmese). Union Election Commission. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  2. ^ Political Prisoner Profile: U Kyaw Hla Aung Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)
  3. ^ Robert H Taylor (2009) The State in Myanmar, NUS Press
  4. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p615 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  5. ^ About us Archived 23 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine NDPHR
  6. ^ Rohingya ‘excluded’ from Myanmar election contest Mizzima, 4 November 2015
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