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  • A new Justice Centre launched in Hpa-An!

    28 September 2017

    MyJustice in partnership with International Bridges to Justice (IBJ), opened a new Justice Centre in Hpa-An on the 27th of September 2017, to strengthen access to justice in Kayin State.
    “Justice Centres inform some of Myanmar’s most vulnerable communities about their rights and offer legal aid where it is most needed. Knowing your rights and how to defend them is essential for democratic progress, especially for a society in transition like Myanmar. I am therefore pleased to see the network...

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  • A video film: officers in the Union Attorney General’s Officer receive English Language Training

    28 September 2017

    MyJustice is supporting English language training of officers in the Union Attorney General’s Office in Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar. As of August 2017, 49 officers have completed the course. This film captures how the training has made a difference in the day-to-day work of the officers while also supporting their long-term career ambitions. More importantly, the film illustrates the potential for this intervention to have a long-lasting impact on the justice sector in Myanmar.

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  • Bringing Justice to the Doorstep

    28 September 2017

    Available evidence in Myanmar points to the fact that the majority of people, as in many other countries, do not trust or use the formal justice system to address grievances and injustices. Enduring reforms to the state legal and justice system will take time to take root, potentially excluding many people from any form of justice for years to come. MyJustice is, therefore, investing in strengthening a rights-based approach to community-based dispute resolution (CBDR), as it offers the...

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  • To show respect to a client and in turn gain respect and trust’: Towards establishing a Community of Practice of Defenders in Myanmar

    20 September 2017

    MyJustice is engaged a range of initiatives to support better access to justice for the people of Myanmar. The programme is supporting International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) to scale up Justice Centres in four locations in Myanmar. IBJ conducted a national training in Mandalay with 140 lawyers from the 26th till the 28th of July 2017, on criminal defence and legal aid, in order to build lawyers’ practical and conceptual legal skills and to galvanize and motivate lawyers to strengthen their...

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