ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 44

Burma is the focus of the 44th episode of AHRC TV’s Weekly Roundup.

In this episode, AHRC TV talks to Mr. Kyaw Swar Swe, Director, Myanmar Institute for Democracy, Mr. Tun Hlaing, a Burmese lawyer, and Mr. Min Lwin Oo, a rights defender.

The programme includes reports on the 10-year prison sentence for Burmese human rights defender Mr. Ko Htin Kyaw and expectations ahead of the second country report of the Parliamentary Committee for Rule of Law, headed by Aung San Suu Kyi.

The thaw in Burma, following decades of military dictatorship, raised hope that respect for human rights and the rule of law will follow. The professionals interviewed and the stories covered in this episode indicate where Burma stands vis-à-vis these expectations.

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Document Type : Announcement
Document ID : AHRC-ANM-037-2014
Countries : Asia,
Issues : ALL EPISODES, Democracy, Freedom of assembly, Freedom of association,