Myanmar’s legal profession moves to establish a national bar association
News release: 06 March 2014 - Myanmar’s legal profession has taken a significant step towards establishing an independent, representative national bar association by forming an inclusive interim committee to steer its creation. This measure follows a three-day legal seminar recently held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, which was organised by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and hosted by the Parliamentary Committee on Rule of Law and Tranquillity.
Myanmar: major legal seminar on bar associations’ best practices to be hosted by IBAHRI
News release: 13 February 2014 - Today, in the context of the rapid transformation Myanmar is undergoing, particularly in respect to the rule of law, a major legal seminar will take place on international and regional best practices for bar associations.
Myanmar/Burma country visit, July 2013
The IBAHRI returned to Myanmar/Burma in July on a scoping mission, to assess how the IBA can support the legal profession and further reform within the country
Panel discussion - The Rule of Law in Myanmar: Challenges and Prospects, 17 January 2013
On 17 January 2013, at the Law Society of England and Wales, the IBAHRI held a panel discussion on the rule of law in Myanmar (Burma), marking the launch of its report 'The Rule of Law in Myanmar: Challenges and Prospects'. This page hosts information on and pictures from the event, as well as hosting a film of the discussion and the Q&A section.
Myanmar – IBAHRI report encourages generous but vigilant international support in reform process
News release 18 December 2012 - In a new report released today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges international organisations and foreign governments to lend crucial support to the reform process in Myanmar (Burma), but warns that any assistance must be targeted carefully so as to include all sections of the country’s population.
IBAHRI report on Myanmar/Burma to follow in-country investigative mission
Media advisory note: 23 August 2012 - An International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delegation returned this week from a fact-finding scoping mission to Myanmar/Burma, facilitated by the British Embassy in Yangon. The high-level delegation was mandated to examine the state of the rule of law, particularly with respect to the access to justice before the courts, and to assess the genuineness of the Myanmar/Burmese authorities’ commitment to engage in serious law reform
Myanmar/Burma fact-finding mission, 2012
In August 2012 a high level IBAHRI delegation visited Myanmar/Burma on a fact-finding mission, to examine the state of the rule of law, particularly with respect to the access to justice before the courts, and to assess the genuineness of the Myanmar/Burmese authorities’ commitment to engage in serious law reform and respect for human rights.
IBAHRI Justice for Burma Campaign 2011
The Justice for Burma Campaign, launched by the IBAHRI in July 2011, aimed to galvanise support among the legal profession for the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) into international crimes in Burma, following the recommendation of the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar (Burma).
IBAHRI vists the United Nations, New York
In October 2011, the IBA President, Akira Kawamura, and IBAHRI Programme Lawyer, Shirley Pouget, visited the United Nations in New York during the 2011 General Assembly (UNGA) as part of the ongoing IBAHRI Justice for Burma advocacy programme.
Civil society gathers to brief EU diplomats on necessity for UN Commission of Inquiry for Burma
On 6 September 2011 high-level discussions on the urgent need for the establishment of a United Nations (UN) Commission of Inquiry (COI) into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma, will take place in Brussels.