1. The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar was established pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 1992/58 and was recently extended by Human Rights Council resolution 22/14. The present report, submitted pursuant to Council resolution 22/14 and General Assembly resolution 68/242, covers human rights developments in Myanmar since the previous report of the Special Rapporteur to the Council in March 2013 (A/HRC/22/58) and to the Assembly in October 2013 (A/68/397). The present report to the Council is the last by the current mandate holder before the end of his six-year term in May 2014.
2. From 14 to 19 February 2014, the Special Rapporteur conducted his ninth mission to Myanmar. He expresses his thanks to the Government for its cooperation during the visit. He visited Thailand from 10 to 13 February 2014 and also expresses his thanks to the Royal Thai Government for its cooperation.
3. He continued to engage with the Government of Myanmar through its Permanent Representatives in Geneva and New York. He sent nine joint communications between 1 June to 30 November 2013, and by 31 January 2014, the Government had replied to eight of these communications.