Legal advisors in Myanmar taught in human rights

Photo: Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar

Staff at the Union Attorney General Office has been taught in human rights in a programme founded by the Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar.

As part of the Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights, Union Attorney General Office (UAGO) staff have been trained on cross-cutting human rights issues. They have also been trained on implementation of the newly ratified International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

UAGO is one of the Burmese government’s legal advisors. 25 staff members from different departments of the UAGO, including training of trainers with the intention that these cross-cutting issues are mainstreamed into regular training programme of UAGO.

The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights 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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