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ICC Note:  The UN Special Rapporteur for Burma human rights is correct in saying that the country is at a crucial juncture, particularly on human rights issues.  Hopefully, she will receive the access and information that she needs, and will be frank in her report, which will come out just before the November elections.

By Irrawaddy blogger

08/04/2015 Myanmar (The Irrawaddy)

UN human rights envoy to Burma, Yanghee Lee, is currently in the country for her third official visit since assuming the role in June 2014.

Lee, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma, will meet government officials, civil society representatives and other stakeholders during her five-day trip to assess progress on human rights in the country.

“[Burma] is at an important juncture. I will continue to carry out the functions of my mandate in a balanced, impartial, and transparent manner,” Lee said prior to her trip, according to a UN press release.

Lee’s visit will also involve gathering information on the electoral process ahead of Burma’s much-anticipated national poll on November 8.

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