This December 2012 report by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute draws on interviews with over 100 participants by IBAHRI members in Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw, and Bago...
This December 2012 report by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute draws on interviews with over 100 participants by IBAHRI members in Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw, and Bago, including senior politicians, civil society activists, judges, lawyers, diplomats, and INGO workers. Much of its analysis remains relevant today.
The British Council Myanmar and CSO Loka Ahlinn co-administered the Capacity Building and Rule of Law Promotion Project, which aimed to develop a network of CSOs and legal professionals to raise awareness of legal and human rights. This August 2014 report draws on quantitative and qualitative research on public perceptions of rule of law effectiveness in Mawlamyaing, Bogalay, and Dawei townships. It concludes with recommendations for how to advance reform through advocacy and policy action.
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.”
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.