Sweden’s ambassador-at-large for human rights, Annika Ben David, has been in Burma this week on her first official visit to the country. In this interview, she speaks with DVB about a range of human rights challenges facing Burma.
Protecting and promoting human rights is a cornerstone of Swedish foreign policy and forms a central part of its engagement in Myanmar, the country’s ambassador-at-large for human rights writes.
There has been no new wave of killings prompted by the Philippines’ war on drugs, and reports to the contrary are “alternative facts,” an ally of President Rodrigo Duterte tells the UN Human Rights Council.
Myanmar Now speaks to Yu Lwin Aung of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission.
The UN Human Rights Council must set up a commission of inquiry into Burma’s human rights record, as it has done for North Korea and Eritrea, and not spare its leader because of her iconic status, a former US human rights envoy said on Monday.
The top United Nations human rights official said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi promised on Friday to investigate UN allegations of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.