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Posts Tagged ‘Judiciary’ (3 found)

Letpadaung Crisis Takes a Turn for the Worse

jpaing-irrawaddy-6-1-2015As 2014 ended seeing Burma’s reforms backsliding and the peace process stalling, Burma welcomed 2015 with many unresolved issues continuing to face people across the country.

The ongoing dispute between local villagers and the Burma Government and Wanbao, a Chinese mining company, over land grabs and environmental damage continues to rumble on as police shot dead Daw Khin Win as she was demonstrating against the controversial Letpadaung mining project in Sagaing Region. Meanwhile, the police continue to arrest and detain activists who speak out against such violence on politically motivated charges, underlining the dire need for legal and judicial reform and the complete lack of the rule of law in Burma […]

January 12, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Right to Counsel: The Independence of Lawyers in Myanmar

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 […]

December 3, 2013  •  By International Commission of Jurists  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Current State of the Judiciary in Myanmar

A briefer by the BLC that provides some in depth information on five issues concerning the judiciary in Myanmar: i) Independence and impartiality of the judiciary; ii) Military justice and court martial; iii) Access to the judiciary; iv) Corruption in the judiciary; and v) Ability for lawyers to defend clients.

April 1, 2012  •  By Burma Lawyers Council  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤