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Myanmar: the long road to reform Myanmar: the long road to reform

IBAHRI presents - Myanmar: the long road to reform - Short film screening followed by Q&A and drinks reception, 14 July 2015

Wednesday, 8 July 2015 Thursday, 9 July 2015
Myanmar (Burma) Myanmar (Burma)

Details of the IBAHRI's work in Burma / Myanmar

Wednesday, 1 June 2011 Tuesday, 24 January 2017
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Civil society gathers to brief EU diplomats on necessity for UN Commission of Inquiry for Burma  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.

Monday, 5 September 2011 Thursday, 23 August 2012
IBAHRI vists the United Nations, New York 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.

Friday, 28 October 2011 Thursday, 23 August 2012
IBAHRI report on Myanmar/Burma to follow in-country investigative mission 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

Thursday, 23 August 2012 Thursday, 23 August 2012
IBAHRI Justice for Burma Campaign 2011 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).

Friday, 30 December 2011 Thursday, 23 August 2012
Myanmar – IBAHRI report encourages generous but vigilant international support in reform process 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.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 Thursday, 21 February 2013
Panel discussion - The Rule of Law in Myanmar: Challenges and Prospects, 17 January 2013 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.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Myanmar/Burma fact-finding mission, 2012 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.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012 Thursday, 26 September 2013
Myanmar/Burma country visit, July 2013 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

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Myanmar: major legal seminar on bar associations’ best practices to be hosted by IBAHRI  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.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 Thursday, 13 February 2014
Myanmar’s legal profession moves to establish a national bar association 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.

Thursday, 6 March 2014 Friday, 13 June 2014
Myanmar, Capacity Building, 2014 - 2016 Myanmar, Capacity Building, 2014 - 2016

The IBAHRI has placed an international legal specialist in Yangon to facilitate the development of a representative and independent national bar association in Myanmar. The three-year programme combines capacity building and advocacy initiatives, and is broken down into three phases...

Monday, 15 September 2014 Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Myanmar: IBAHRI host workshop on laws governing legal profession with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar: IBAHRI host workshop on laws governing legal profession with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

News release: 28 October 2014 - A workshop with the aim of promoting discussion on the need to reform current rules governing Myanmar’s legal profession is to be hosted by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), jointly with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the Myanmar Parliamentary Committee on the Rule of Law and Tranquility,in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, from 28–30 October 2014. Attending the workshop, entitled Laws Regulating the Legal Profession: A Comparative Review...

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 Thursday, 11 December 2014
Myanmar lawyers advance in mission to build a representative national bar association Myanmar lawyers advance in mission to build a representative national bar association

The third meeting of the Myanmar Steering Committee for the establishment of an independent and representative national bar association, took place on 1 November 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar, facilitated by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI). During the meeting committee members discussed the association’s draft constitution and by-laws which will be brought into force...

Thursday, 13 November 2014 Friday, 14 November 2014
Film - interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi Film - interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi became a worldwide symbol of freedom and democracy after spending 15 years of her life under house arrest. Since her release in 2010, she has gone from dissident to politician, and has spearheaded the drive for legal and political reform as leader of opposition party National League for Democracy and Chairperson of the Committee for the Rule of Law and Tranquillity. Here she discusses issues such as rule of law in the country and the key challenges facing the legal profession. November 201

Friday, 28 November 2014 Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi - transcript Interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi - transcript

Aung San Suu Kyi became a worldwide symbol of freedom and democracy after spending 15 years of her life under house arrest. Since her release in 2010, she has gone from dissident to politician, and has spearheaded the drive for legal and political reform as leader of opposition party National League for Democracy and Chairperson of the Committee for the Rule of Law and Tranquillity. Here she discusses issues such as rule of law in the country and the key challenges facing the legal profession. November 2014

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 Thursday, 4 December 2014
Myanmar: the long road to reform - film Myanmar: the long road to reform - film

The IBAHRI presents the film 'Myanmar: the long road to reform'. Following decades of brutal military dictatorship, many hope that Myanmar is on the path to reform. However, while there are opportunities for change, significant challenges remain regarding the rule of law, foreign investment and development.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 Wednesday, 3 February 2016
IBAHRI and Myanmar lawyers prepare for first independent lawyers’ association elections IBAHRI and Myanmar lawyers prepare for first independent lawyers’ association elections

News Release: Tuesday 28 July 2015. Today in Yangon, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) will conclude a series of fifteen two-day workshops aimed at assisting lawyers to prepare for the upcoming elections of the Independent Lawyers’ Association of Myanmar (ILAM), Myanmar’s first ever national, independent organisation of its kind. The ILAM’s elections are expected to take place in all fifteen administrative divisions in late September 2015.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 Tuesday, 28 July 2015
IBAHRI calls on international community to maintain pressure on Myanmar following UPR IBAHRI calls on international community to maintain pressure on Myanmar following UPR

News Release: Friday 6 November 2015. Following the review of Myanmar’s human rights record by the United Nations Human Rights Council, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on UN Member States to maintain pressure on the Government of Myanmar to ensure its human rights obligations are met.

Friday, 6 November 2015 Friday, 6 November 2015
IBAHRI examines the roles and responsibilities of Bar Associations in a  comparative report IBAHRI examines the roles and responsibilities of Bar Associations in a comparative report

'Understanding Bar Associations and their roles and responsibilities' examines how bar and lawyers organisations are formed in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The report illustrates how varying models adopted across jurisdictions tend to nonetheless share certain characteristics.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 Wednesday, 18 November 2015
IBA President and Aung San Suu Kyi open inaugural meeting of Myanmar’s first national independent lawyers’ association IBA President and Aung San Suu Kyi open inaugural meeting of Myanmar’s first national independent lawyers’ association

News Release: Wednesday 19 January 2016. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and David W Rivkin, President of the International Bar Association (IBA), last night opened the inaugural meetings of the Independent Lawyers’ Association of Myanmar (ILAM), the first national, independent professional organisation of lawyers in Myanmar.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 Wednesday, 3 February 2016
IBAHRI decries fatal shooting of prominent lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar and calls for an investigation IBAHRI decries fatal shooting of prominent lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar and calls for an investigation

News release: Tuesday 31 January 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) strongly condemns the killing of prominent Muslim lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar on Sunday 29 January 2017, and has called on the country’s authorities to carry out a thorough and impartial investigation into the slaying of long-time legal adviser to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD).

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Legal advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar government shot dead in Yangon Legal advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar government shot dead in Yangon

The fatal shooting of Ko Ni, a prominent lawyer and legal advisor to the Myanmar government, on Sunday, sent shockwaves through the country where political assassinations are extremely rare. Ko Ni was a legal advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy and a former political prisoner. He was an outspoken critic of the military’s involvement in politics and religious intolerance in his country.
Ko Ni worked with the IBA many times.

Monday, 30 January 2017 Tuesday, 31 January 2017
IBAHRI joint NGO statement on human rights in Myanmar submitted to the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI joint NGO statement on human rights in Myanmar submitted to the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council

The International Commission of Jurists, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada issued a joint Oral Statement in an Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

Monday, 13 March 2017 Monday, 13 March 2017
Young Myanmar lawyers to attend the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney Young Myanmar lawyers to attend the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is delighted to inform that eleven talented young Myanmar lawyers have been selected as recipients of the IBA Developing Bar Programme Award to attend the IBA Annual Conference, which will take place in Sydney, Australia, from 8 to 13 October 2017.

Monday, 7 August 2017 Tuesday, 22 August 2017
IBAHRI oral statement to the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI oral statement to the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 14 June 2017, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delivered an oral statement to the 35th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Thursday, 24 August 2017
IBAHRI oral statement on Myanmar to the at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI oral statement on Myanmar to the at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 19 September 2017, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) delivered an oral statement to the 36th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of an interactive dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 Monday, 25 September 2017
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Laws Regulating the Legal Profession: A Comparative Review from Around the World Workshop Report December 2014 Laws Regulating the Legal Profession: A Comparative Review from Around the World Workshop Report December 2014

Laws Regulating the Legal Profession: A Comparative Review from Around the World Workshop Report

Thursday, 11 December 2014 Thursday, 11 December 2014