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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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  • MyJustice Joins Union Hluttaw for Legal Aid Law Consultations

    20 December 2016

    MyJustice Team Leader Caitlin Reiger and Access to Justice Advisor Susan Lee joined other stakeholders for a consultation workshop on legal aid at the Union Hluttaw in Naypyidaw from November 28 to 30, 2016.
    Members of Parliament and participating experts discussed experiences in legal aid provision around the region as well as lessons learned from South Africa’s experience. Although the Legal Aid Law was enacted in January 2016, implementing regulations are still needed and the Union Legal...

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  • Lawyers Learn About Court Monitoring

    11 December 2016

    On Saturday, December 10, 2016, MyJustice, Partners Asia, and Justice Base held a participatory workshop on justice system monitoring for nearly 50 lawyers from across Myanmar.
    The workshop opened with an introduction to trial and justice system monitoring by Caitlin Reiger, team leader of MyJustice. She offered examples of successful monitoring from Timor Leste, Kosovo, and Cambodia, including how court monitoring programs have grown to support larger, systemic justice system strengthening....

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