Yangon Correspondent: UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee, on human rights is planning her first visit to Burma this month under the Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy government, according to High Commissioner for Human Rights’ office.
“Vital measures have already been taken to further democratic transition, national reconciliation, sustainable development and peace. She intends to make a comprehensive and objective assessment of the human rights situation taking these elements into account,” the office said.
During the 12-day visit, at the invitation of the NLD government, the announcement said she would address human rights with the authorities, political and community leaders, civil society representatives, victims of human rights violations and members of the international community.
In her first visit under the new government, she will assess progress on implementation of her previous recommendations, including for the government’s first 100 days in office. She will also assess the government’s own 100-day plans. — Weekly Eleven/Asia News Network