In addition to MyJustice’s published research and policy briefs, the following resources may be useful to anyone interested in the justice sector in Myanmar. Together, they help to illustrate the complex, layered meanings of access to justice and rule of law in Myanmar.
Myanmar is currently undergoing rapid transformation. The legal framework regulating employment in Myanmar is found in a variety of different Laws and Rules enacted over the last century. This Guide brings together many of the sources of Myanmar labour law in a single, user-friendly guide. The Guide also provides useful information on the International Core Labour Standards to promote and inspire good practice on employment and labour in Myanmar.View full guide in English
This October 2017 report from Justice Base details observers’ findings from Yangon Region’s Township and District Courts from 12 June 2013 to 30 April 2014 and 11 January 2015 to 28 December 2016.View full report in English View full report in Myanmar
The Supreme court of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar published the Code of Judicial Ethics for Myanmar Judges on 2nd August 2017 in Nay Pyi Taw , available in Myanmar language. U Htun Htun Oo, Hon. Chief Justice said at the launch of the Code, “it is aiming at providing a standard to be able to assess the judicial activities by the Executive and Legislative branches of the State, and by the lawyers and the public. We eagerly anticipate that not only the Judges and Judicial Officers but also all the stakeholders in the judicial sector will be able to comprehend more about the judicial transactions and be able to contribute to developing a fair and strong judicial system.”
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This June 2017 report from Justice Base details observers’ findings from 205 criminal and civil hearings in 36 of Yangon’s 50 courts. The report concludes that increasing public access to courts is a necessary condition for restoring public trust and a key to broader judicial system reform.
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The first edition of Inya Institute’s manual provides a comprehensive introduction to social science research for Myanmar audiences. The resource includes sections quantitative and qualitative research; survey design and sampling techniques; focus group discussion and interviewing; and data analysis, among others. It is in English and Myanmar languages.View full report in Myanmar and English
This January 2017 report from ROLE UK gives a practical overview on how to conduct a political economy analysis in the legal sector. Political economy dynamics “determine the distribution of power and resources” and are thus essential to understanding how to sustainably support role of law and justice system reforms.View full report in English
This October 2016 policy brief from The Asia Foundation sheds new light on justice provision by ethnic armed actors. Research into some of Myanmar’s most prominent Ethnic Armed Organisations and state-backed paramilitary organisations illuminates the various rule of law dynamics in their areas of influence.View Full Report in English View Full Report in Myanmar View Policy Brief in English Language View Policy Brief in Myanmar Language
This short February 2016 guide from The Asia Foundation considers how policy institutes can effectively support the policy making process in Myanmar. It suggests that as policy institutes grow and strengthen, they can assist political leaders by providing better data and analysis to improve how policies are formulated.View English View Myanmar
Legal Aid in Myanmar is at an important stage in its development. The Government of Myanmar recently enacted a Legal Aid Law, commnities and individuals are learning about the availability of legal aid, and legal aid providers are perfecting the skills needed to serve their clients. This Legal Aid Toolkit was prepared with the goal of educating and assisting Myanmar’s legal aid providers during this exciting transition.View