The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, arrived Dhaka today on a 10-day visit to meet Rohingya refugees at Cox’s Bazar.
Lee regrets that the Government of Myanmar continues to deny her access despite the call by the Human Rights Council for Myanmar to cooperate with her mandate.
She is determined to reach out as much as possible to victims of human rights abuses in Myanmar, says a press release issued by the UN today.
The special rapporteur is planning to spend several days in Dhaka to meet the UN and government officials and then travel to Cox’s Bazar where she intends to meet the UN agencies, the humanitarian and protection sector, health and GBV actors, NGOs and government officials.
She also intends to visit various locations including the Bashan Char Island where the Rohingyas are going to be shifted for better living.
Following her visit to Bangladesh, the human rights expert will issue an end of mission statement and share her findings when she presents a report to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly scheduled to be held in October 2018.
A press conference will be held at the end of the Special Rapporteur’s visit at hotel Le Meridien, Dhaka on July 8.