Podcast: Current trends and issues in human rights monitoring

Maria Burnett of Human Rights Watch addresses recurring and new human rights concerns in Uganda and across Africa in a talk at the African Centre for Media Excellence in Kampala, Uganda.

Maria Burnett, senior researcher in the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, currently covers Uganda, emerging human rights issues in Central Africa, and supervises work on Somalia. She has worked with the organization since 2005, first as the Burundi researcher in the Bujumbura field office. Burnett has worked on a range of human rights issues, including child soldiers, torture and killings by intelligence and counterterrorism agents, abuses by the Lord’s Resistance Army, and justice reform in Central and East Africa.