United Nations Rapporteur Paulo Sergio Pinheiro has formally presented to the General Assembly his interim report on human rights in Burma.
The report, completed in August, calls on Burma's military rulers to negotiate with Burma's pro-democracy party and to release its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, from house arrest.
In the report, Mr. Pinheiro notes that the national constitutional convention was held without the involvement of pro-democracy groups.
He also said he had "credible and detailed reports" of human rights violations, including those of dozens of people who received harsh jail sentences for political activities.
Mr. Pinheiro has acknowledged his report is limited because he has been prevented from entering Burma since November 2003.