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  • 2016 Rule of Law Index discussion hosted by MyJustice Programme

    21 February 2017

    On February 20, 2017, MyJustice hosted a discussion on the 2016 Rule of Law Index, an important tool developed by the World Justice Project (WJP). The WJP is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law around the world. WJP Executive Director Juan Botero gave an introduction to the Rule of Law Index, which measures how the rule of law is experienced in practical, everyday situations in 113 countries and jurisdictions. Myanmar has been included in the Index...

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  • Strategic Planning Workshop for Yangon Justice Centre

    14 February 2017

    On January 28 and 29, 2017, MyJustice supported the Yangon Justice Centre and the University Legal Clinic to undertake a strategic planning workshop at the Novotel Yangon Max in Yangon as part of a longer term process of planning to strengthen the Centre’s effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability.
    U Kyaw Myint, the Project Director of the Yangon Justice Centre and the University Legal Clinic, delivered the opening remarks, and encouraged his team to reflect not only on their achievements...

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  • Over 20 CSOs Join our Partner Orientation Workshop to Kick-off 12 Community Justice Projects

    23 January 2017

    MyJustice hosted a grant orientation workshop for 12 CSO partners at the Novotel Yangon Max on 18 and 19 November 2017 in Yangon. The orientation ensured partners are familiar with MyJustice’s broader programme strategy, and focused on strategies for collaboration and learning between partners to contribute to the overall programme goals. Fifty-six participants from 12 CSO partner grants and 12 sub-grantees joined the two-day workshop.
    In the 18 November morning session, partners introduced...

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  • New research report explores local access to justice

    22 December 2016

    When asked about the purpose of justice, community members routinely said it was ‘to make big cases small and small cases disappear’.
    This captures a common reality of local experiences of justice in Myanmar: that disputes or injustices are not reported, are downplayed or are resolved at the lowest level possible, often at the expense of wider substantive justice.
    MyJustice recently conducted research to examine peoples’ experience of localised justice in Myanmar. The research report documents...

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