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Research and Publications

  • This February 2016 guide from The Asia Foundation explains what public policy is, what components go into good public policy, and how the Myanmar government can strengthen policy formulation.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • This March 2017 policy brief shares findings from recent research by the EverJust project, which is a collaboration between EMReF, Yangon University, the Danish Institute for International Studies,...
  • This 2014 survey report by The Asia Foundation (TAF) provides a broad sense of public knowledge and opinion across Myanmar from over 3,000 participants in all 14 States and Regions. The survey covers...
  • This October 2014 paper by Melissa Crouch (sponsored by the Promoting Rule of Law Project) examines the importance of administrative law in Myanmar in promoting good governance, accountability, and...
  • This article by Elliott Prasse-Freeman in Myanmar: The Dynamics of an Evolving Polity (2015) draws on interviews with lawyers and legal aid professionals in Yangon to map the informal mechanisms...
  • This 2014 article published in the Wisconsin International Law Journal argues that Myanmar lawyers should take up advocacy for the law itself as a cause and a long-term, systemically oriented view of...
  • In December 2014, the Supreme Court of the Union published a three-year strategic plan for the judiciary. It includes five key performance areas: 1) Protect Public Access; 2) Promote Public Awareness...
  • This September 2014 report by the Myanmar Legal Aid Network (MLAW) draws on in-depth qualitative research in Yangon Region and Mon State, identifying four priority justice concerns from respondents.

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