Christoph Strässer, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, will be visiting Malaysia and Myanmar from 5 to 15 May 2014.
In Malaysia, he will take part in a regional seminar on human rights and discuss key human rights issues, such as human trafficking, freedom of the media or land grabbing, with human rights activists from the region. Furthermore, Christoph Strässer will have talks with representatives of the government and opposition in order to gain an impression of the human rights situation in Malaysia and discuss the German Government’s human rights policy and its practical implementation on the ground with the German missions in South-East Asia.
In Myanmar, the Commissioner will exchange views with high-ranking representatives of the government, the legislative and the judiciary and also discuss the development of the national peace process with members of the opposition, including Aung San Suu Kyi. In addition, he will hold talks in Yangon with, among others, the National Human Rights Commission, UNICEF, ICRC, UNDP, UNFPA and AICHR and meet human rights activists and representatives of civil society as well as German organisations and EU embassies. The Commissioner will also visit Rakhine State to meet representatives of the local government and of the Buddhist and Muslim communities and will tour a camp for internally displaced persons.