Phil Robertson will talk about human rights development in the greater Mekong region, touching on Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Burma. What is the latest situation on human rights issues in the region, such as impunity and abuses of migrant workers? What will change, and what will not change, after the July 3 election in Thailand?
Deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Asia division
Phil Robertson is the deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia division. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch in 2009, he worked for more than a decade in Southeast Asia on human rights, labor rights, protection of migrant workers, and counter-human trafficking efforts with a variety of non-governmental organizations, international and regional trade union federations, and UN agencies. As program manager of the UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP), he oversaw the successful negotiation of the first regional inter-governmental agreement on human trafficking in the greater Mekong sub-region.
Prior to UNIAP, he led the Mainland Southeast Asia office of the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center. A 1997 graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, he is fluent in Thai and Lao.
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