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Right to Counsel: The Independence of Lawyers in Myanmar

By International Commission of Jurists  •  December 3, 2013

Microsoft Word - Right to Counsel.docLawyers continue to encounter impediments to the exercise of their professional functions and freedom of association, as well as pervasive corruption, although they have been able to act with greater independence, says the ICJ in a new report launched today.

Right to Counsel: The Independence of Lawyers in Myanmar – based on interviews with 60 lawyers in practice in the country – says authorities have significantly decreased their obstruction of, and interference in, legal processes since the country began political reforms in 2011.

Download the full report here.

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