Published:  02:19 AM, 12 January 2019

UN human rights expert to visit Cox's Bazar

UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee will arrive in Bangladesh on January 19 for a six-day visit to meet the Rohingya refugees living in the country. Lee will also visit Thailand, said a press release issued on Friday by the UN Human Rights.

Yanghee Lee will visit Thailand from January 14 and then travel to Bangladesh on 19 January where she will visit Dhaka and the refugee camps in Cox's Bazar. She also plans to visit the island of Bhashan Char.The Government of Myanmar has maintained its decision to cease cooperation with the special rapporteur, and refused her entry to Myanmar.

"I still seek to engage with the Myanmar government and remain committed to my mandate to monitor the situation of human rights in Myanmar. I will continue to meet with people from Myanmar and speak out about human rights issues that occur around the country," said Lee.

Lee will hold a news conference at 5:00 pm on 24 January at a hotel in Dhaka. Access to the press conference is strictly limited to journalists.The special rapporteur will present her finding and recommendations to the 40th session of the Human Rights Council in March 2019.

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