Denmark supports program about human rights in Myanmar

The embassy of Denmark in Myanmar has visited a training session at a university as part of the Danish founded Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights.

Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights is funded by the Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar and is jointly implemented by the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). Photo: Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar

Protecting and respecting human rights is pivotal for a society that still has to make peace with its very recent past. This is how the reason behind the Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights sounds. The program is founded by the embassy of Denmark in Myanmar.

A part of the program consists of two training sessions in August and September about business and human rights at Dagon University. The Danish embassy visited the first four-days training session.
In September a four days follow-up session, spread across Dagon University and East Yangon University, will take place.

A significant focus in the training program is human rights and due diligence interrelated with business law, and incorporation of these principles into their teaching.

Overall, the program focuses on strengthening capacities on core aspects of rule of law and human rights and supporting reform in relevant justice areas. The program runs from 2016 to 2020, and has a total grant of DKK 70 million (approximately USD 10 million).

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