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Three experts on human rights and civil society discuss the situation in two countries which have seen recent democratic regression, Thailand and Myanmar, as well as the use of forced disappearances.
Myanmar’s Human Rights Commission has been noticeably silent which raises issues regarding expectations of human rights institutions against regimes inimical to human rights.
The coup has major potential consequences for a country that was struggling to emerge from decades of military oppression and conflict.
The difficulties of implementing the UNGPs on business and human rights in a ‘pervasive culture of immunity’.