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Title: Google search results for "rohingya OR Myanmar" on the ICC website
Description/subject: About 139 results (June 2018)
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Criminal Court (ICC) - icc-cpi.int
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2018
ML > Human Rights > Various Rights > Crimes against groups > International Criminal Court (Myanmar)
Administration and administrative areas of Burma/Myanmar > Arakan (Rakhine) State > Arakan (Rakhine) State - reports etc. by source > Arakan (Rakhine) State - reports etc. - inter-governmental and other international sources


Title: Decision Inviting the Competent Authorities of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to Submit Observations pursuant to Rule 103(1) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence on the “Prosecution’s Request for a Ruling on Jurisdiction under Article 19(3) o
Date of publication: 21 June 2018
Description/subject: Related documents: 07 May 2018, Decision Inviting the Competent Authorities of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to Submit Observations pursuant to Rule 103(1) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence on the “Prosecution’s Request for a Ruling on Jurisdiction under Article 19(3) of the (0.36 MB | 5 Pages) ICC-RoC46(3)-01/18-3 | Pre-Trial Chamber I 11 April 2018, Decision assigning the “Prosecution’s Request for a Ruling on Jurisdiction under Article 19(3) of the Statute” to Pre-Trial Chamber I (0.39 MB | 4 Pages) ICC-RoC46(3)-01/18-2 | President of the Pre-Trial Division 09 April 2018, Prosecution’s Request for a Ruling on Jurisdiction under Article 19(3) of the Statute (0.86 MB | 31 Pages) ICC-RoC46(3)-01/18-1 | Office of the Prosecutor
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Criminal Court (ICC)
Format/size: pdf (520K)
Alternate URLs: https://www.icc-cpi.int/CourtRecords/CR2018_03206.PDF
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2018
ML > Human Rights > Various Rights > Crimes against groups > International Criminal Court (Myanmar)
Administration and administrative areas of Burma/Myanmar > Arakan (Rakhine) State > Arakan (Rakhine) State - reports etc. by source > Arakan (Rakhine) State - reports etc. - inter-governmental and other international sources


Title: International Criminal Court (website)
Description/subject: ​The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression. The Court is participating in a global fight to end impunity, and through international criminal justice, the Court aims to hold those responsible accountable for their crimes and to help prevent these crimes from happening again. ​​The Court cannot reach these goals alone. As a court of last resort, it seeks to complement, not replace, national Courts. Governed by an international treaty called the Rome Statute, the ICC is the world’s first permanent international criminal court."
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Criminal Court
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2018
ML > Human Rights > Various Rights > Crimes against groups > International Criminal Court


Title: ICC gives Myanmar deadline over Rohingya case jurisdiction
Date of publication: 24 June 2018
Description/subject: ICC gives Myanmar until July 27 to respond to a request on whether it should exercise jurisdiction over alleged crimes.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Aljazeera
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2018
ML > Human Rights > Various Rights > Crimes against groups > International Criminal Court (Myanmar)


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 23 June, 2018
Date of publication: 23 June 2018
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: YBS Airport Shuttle commences in Yangon...Officials provide boats, food, cash during Mon State flood...336 gem lots to be sold through open tender...At least six dead in landslide in Phakant Township...YBS 32 to operate new route between Maritime University and Htaukkyant...Shopping mall in Hpa-an expected to create more job opportunities...Over four tons of hardwood timber seized in Katha District...MIC issues four investment permits, four endorsements...Taxi driver sentenced to death for rape and murder of FDA staff...Veterinary students go on field trip to Natogyi Township...Murder committed in Yedashe Township...Dy Minister inspects road, bridge works in Rakhine State...NPT - YGN airplane’s windshield cracks mid-air...Haul of drug seized in Mohnyin Township...Myanmar Daily Weather Report.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: MIC Chairman meets four foreign chambers of commerce...India-Myanmar border trade exceeds $30 mln this FY...Agro exports continue to decline in current FY...Myanmar, Bangladesh conduct coordinated patrols along boundary line...Free motorcycle helmets distributed in Myittha...Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung attends WTC-2018...International Day of Yoga (IDY) to be observed in Yangon.....OPINION: "Encourage production of finished jade, gem products in order to crack foreign markets".....ARTICLE: "Random thoughts while travelling abroad" - By Su Thet Hmu (Mayangon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2018


Title: "Myanmar Alin", Saturday 23 June, 2018
Date of publication: 23 June 2018
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2018


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 23 June, 2018
Date of publication: 23 June 2018
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2018


Title: Session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, 21 June 2018
Date of publication: 22 June 2018
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 22 June 2018
Format/size: pdf (483K)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Sessions of all three hluttaws > Hluttaw Sessions for 2018


Title: 1954 Collected amendments
Date of publication: 1954
Language: English,Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Parliament of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (7.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1946 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 1954


Title: Pages with references to "Rakhine" from "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 22 June 2018
Date of publication: 22 June 2018
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Ministry of Information via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (1.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
ML > Administration and administrative areas of Burma/Myanmar > Arakan (Rakhine) State > Arakan (Rakhine) State - reports etc. by source > Arakan (Rakhine) State, 2018 - Burma/Myanmar Government sources (pages from "The Global New Light of Myanmar")


Title: The state of the climate — and what we might do about it . (video)
Date of publication: September 2014
Description/subject: "How can we begin to address the global, insidious problem of climate change — a problem that's too big for any one country to solve? Economist Nicholas Stern lays out a plan, presented to the UN's Climate Summit in 2014, showing how the world's countries can work together on climate. It's a big vision for cooperation, with a payoff that goes far beyond averting disaster. He asks: How can we use this crisis to spur better lives for all?"
Author/creator: Lord Nicholas Stern
Language: English
Source/publisher: TED talks
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
ML > Climate Change > Climate Change - introductions, films, guides, links, bibliographies


Title: Preface
Date of publication: August 2004
Description/subject: "An examination of the Burmese Judiciary is a suitable topic for analysis by jurists rather than by activists or political scientists. This article is an attempt to highlight the important role of judiciary with the current political background of Burma where the National League for Democracy (NLD) and a number of common people have started to apply the judicial system. For instance, by filing law suits against the military authorities for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and opening of NLD’s offices, in order to protect the rights of individuals as well as a political party, in conjunction with the mass movement such as the signature campaign..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 18 (August 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (50K)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: A Brief Analysis On The Judiciary Of Burma
Date of publication: August 2004
Description/subject: "“The importance of judiciary in political construction is rather profound than prominent. On the one hand in popular discussion of forms and changes of government, the judicial organ often drops out of sight: On the other hand, in determining a nation’s rank in political civilization, no test is more decisive than the degree in which justice as defined by the law, is actually realized in its judicial administration, both as between one private citizen and another, and as between private citizens and members of government”..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 18 (August 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (194K)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: JUDICIARY & SOCIAL JUSTICE
Date of publication: August 2004
Description/subject: "Burma has a population of 52 million people. Eighty percent are Buddhists and the remaining are Christians and Muslims. All these religions command that every citizen shall be compassionate toward all living creatures. Compassion means that there will be no vulgarity, violence, immorality, brutality, where each shall share and care for the rest of his or her community..."
Author/creator: B. K. Sen
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 18 (August 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (131K)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Reflection on the National Convention (The road map in Burma)
Date of publication: August 2004
Description/subject: "The National Convention is targeted to design the future constitution of Burma. By and large, the constitution evolves as the result of interactions of various forces of the society. The Constitution making process is vital to the evolution of the constitution. The more the process is participatory, the more it is debated, there is increasing probability of the evolution of a durable, sustainable and democratic constitution..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 18 (August 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (88K)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Case of Nine Innocent Persons Condemned to Death
Date of publication: August 2004
Description/subject: "Sometime last year, 9 persons were charged with high treason under Section 122 (1) of the Penal Code, High Treason, for having carried out activities against the security of the State. The case, Criminal Trial No. 111/2003 of the District Court of Northern Yangon, was tried by the Special Court in Insein Jail where members of the public could not be present. The judgment was delivered on November 24, 2003. Section 122 (1) is a case of high treason against the State..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 18 (August 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (98K)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Burmese Migrant Workers (A Question of Human Rights)
Date of publication: August 2004
Description/subject: "It is estimated that the number of Burmese migrants in Thailand is more than one million. Cross border migration into Thailand from Burma has been steadily increasing. Simultaneously, the Thai government has been passing regulation after regulation permitting Thai companies to employ foreign labor including registration of undocumented migrants in authorized sectors. Migrants have swelled into the roles of domestic servants and sex workers. In addition, human trafficking, drug dealers, child labor are other repulsive features of migration..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 18 (August 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (54K)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: “Family Law of Thailand”
Date of publication: August 2004
Description/subject: "University has a very important role to play in educating the nation about family law in Thailand. The urgency of this issue has increased due to mounting tourism and rapid globalization. Family is the one institution which barbarism in human history had failed to destroy. It has survived the twists, turns, storms and stresses of history. It is more important in failed societies where families have broken up, large displacement has upturned the roots, children and women have become grave victims of the sex trade, human trafficking and even H.I.V..."
Author/creator: Wimolsiri Jamanarnwej
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 18 (August 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (81K)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: “ With a Deep Desire to Promote Judiciary”
Date of publication: May 2000
Description/subject: "The above article states that “to develop and promote Judiciary in Myanmar, all the Judicial personnel should be efficient and well-versed in Judiciary” toward that end, it states that in-service training programmes are being conducted by the Supreme Court..."
Author/creator: U Soe Nyunt
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 18 (August 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (73K)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: News And Notes
Date of publication: April 2005
Description/subject: "On 16.8.04, the NLD leaders went to the Supreme Court to file a petition under Section 45 of the Special Relief Act. It related to getting reliefs against the unlawful activities of SPDC, to release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, her deputy Tin Oo and to reopen party offices. Usually, the petition has to be accompanied with an affidavit setting out all the facts of the case. The Commissioner of Oaths, the authorised person, was approached. Strangely he refused to administer oath to the petitioner as required under Oaths Act. He stated that section 8 of the Act disables him to administer Oath..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 18 (August 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (80K)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 22 June, 2018
Date of publication: 22 June 2018
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw concludes its eighth regular session.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Preparatory meeting for third 21st century Panglong conference successfully ends...Squatters from Hlinethaya request forming of new committee to solve problems...Report records no objection to implementation of industrial zones outside 11 townships of Yangon Region...Local, foreign entrepreneurs can apply for Myanmar Employer Awards...Ministry of Planning and Finance releases latest notification on withholding tax...MoE holds workshop to review performance of NESP...Rakhine State Chief Minister delivers rice to flood victims in Taungup...Anti-Corruption Commission, UNODC jointly conduct “Risk Assessment in Public Procurement” workshop...Pearls fetch over 2.5 mln euros at 55th Myanma Gems Emporium...Appointment of Shan State Security and Border Affairs Minister.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: State Counsellor attends event marking 70th anniversary of Myanmar-Thailand diplomatic relations...Union Minister for Office of the State Counsellor takes part in the 16th Oslo Forum in Norway...ICRC President to visit Myanmar next week...Insein Prison’s building for conjugal visit to be reconstructed...Dollar gains, CBM increases exchange rate...Union Minister U Thein Swe receives Indian Ambassador to Myanmar.....OPINION: "Stop hate narratives, focus on how to resolve the long-standing issues in Rakhine State".....ARTICLE: "Upper Namhtwam hydropower project to benefit Putao residents" - By Pyin Du War
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2018


Title: "Myanmar Alin", Friday 22 June, 2018
Date of publication: 22 June 2018
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (13MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2018


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Friday 22 June, 2018
Date of publication: 22 June 2018
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2018


Title: Position Paper of the Constitutional Committee on the Revelations of the People’s Aspirations
Date of publication: August 2005
Description/subject: "The Burma Lawyers’ Council (BLC) is an organization that publishes journals and booklets, provides training for the public, conducts workshops and educational sessions and also broadcasts radio programs, in regards to constitutional affairs throughout its work. The BLC consistently aims to promote and explain the constitutional drafting process to the people of Burma..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 21 (August 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (65K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: The Constitution, People’s Aspirations and Participation
Date of publication: August 2005
Description/subject: "In order that the constitution accurately reflects the people’s needs, it is the belief of the CCPRA, that people should be provided with the opportunity to say what rights they would like, which authorities they think should be vested in the government, and how to best prevent the abuse of power by the state within a federal government. Only when a constitution is drafted, based upon the people’s wishes and demands, will the people trust that their nation’s constitution protects them and their rights. Only then will people be willing to make sacrifices in order to protect the constitution; which will eventually lend support and lead to the development of a free, peaceful, justice and developed civil society..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 21 (August 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (79K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: The Brief History of the Emergence of Burmese Constitutions
Date of publication: August 2005
Description/subject: "To date, there have been two constitutions in effect in Burma; one was drawn up in 1947 and lasted from 1948 to 1962, and the other one was produced in 1974 and lasted from 1974 to 1988..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 21 (August 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (65K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Work Schedule of the Emergence of the Constitution
Date of publication: August 2005
Description/subject: "The parliamentary members of the National League for Democracy (NLD), which won more than 82% of the total seats in the 1990 multiparty general election, gathered at Gandhi hall in Kyauktadar Township, Rangoon, on the 28th and 29th of July, 1990. They discussed the general affairs of the state, the calling of people’s parliament for the benefit of the people and unanimously decided and announced the “Gandhi Hall Declaration”... In this declaration concerning the transfer of power in accordance with the law (or) the power in accordance with the law, NLD had already drafted the constitution..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 21 (August 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (77K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Sectional Presentation for Systematic Revelation
Date of publication: August 2005
Description/subject: "To establish freedom, peace and justice in a society, the rule of law is of paramount importance. Currently, there is no rule of law in Burma. In every country, having produced a constitution, the government itself is to obey it. The declaration of rules, laws and orders, which are contrary to the constitution, should be prohibited. For instance, Chapter 11 of the 1974 Constitution of the Union of Socialist Republic of Burma recognizes “The fundamental rights and duties of the citizens”. Furthermore, it is enshrined in section 159 (A) of this chapter that “The personal liberty and security of every citizen shall be guaranteed,” and in section (159) (B) that “Without the permission of the relevant judiciary, a citizen should not be kept in custody for more than 24 hours”. In reality, officials appointed by the Burmese Socialist Program Party (BSPP) can arrest and extend the detention periods of suspected persons at any time without sound proof. This case clearly demonstrates violations of the constitution and the absence of rule of law..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 21 (August 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (182K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: BRIEF SURVEY OF DEVELOPMENT OF LAWS IN BURMA
Date of publication: April 2005
Description/subject: "The legal system of a country usually accommodates with the changes of its political, administrative and economic systems. Where such system is changed into a new system, existing laws which are not consistent with the system are repealed, their entry into force is ceased, they are amended and they are inserted. Existing laws which are not inconsistent with the new system continue to be applicable. But those changes can be repealed if they are not in conformity with the changing situations. Therefore, in studying the legal history of a country her political, administrative and economic history cannot be excluded. This article will touch how the laws have changed from the era of Burma kings up to the present day with a brief background of Burma’s history..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 20 (April 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (548K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Evolution of Law and Legal Concept in Burma: Challenges at the Transition
Date of publication: April 2005
Description/subject: "This paper examines some important historical documents and books dating back to publications of the late 1700s mostly written about the accounts of the early Burmese society. Early westerners, who arrived in Burma as missionaries and later as merchants and diplomatic appointees especially by the British India government, have recorded their own account of Burma as they saw it. In addition, cholarly works written in the period after Burma’s independence in 1948 by the Burmese and western historians are also examined. The purpose of this paper is two fold: (1) to interpret and analyze the conceptual unfolding of law in the context of Burmese Dhammathats as well as the traditional social and cultural elements; and (2) to analyze the current state of challenges at the transition..."
Author/creator: Tun Myint
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 20 (April 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (598K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Burma’s Junta Combating Corruption?
Date of publication: April 2005
Description/subject: "The “complete explanation on the developments in the Country, given by General Thura Shwe Mann, member of the State Peace and Development Council, Lt. Gen. Soe Win, Prime Minister, and Secretary 1, Lt. Gen. Than Shwe, chairman of the National Convention Convening Commission, on October 24, 2004" were received with cynicism in many circles. They related to the sacking of Prime Minister, Khin Nyunt ,and dismantling of the entire structure of Military Intelligence. The explanations given were that rampant corruption had pervaded the organization from top to bottom.* Annex 1. Although motives have been attributed to these actions, the abominable levels of corruption in the Country is utterly genuine. It has been long talked of that the Junta leaders and their families are deeply involved in economic activities, that there has been lack of probity in all walks of life is not a secret. Total absence of major public reforms eludes the public administration. The anti-graft strategy by the Junta has been followed by formal legal actions against the perpetrators and no more..."
Author/creator: B.K. Sen
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 20 (April 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (572K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: LEGAL COMMENTARY Kafkaism rules Burma judiciary
Date of publication: April 2005
Description/subject: "Burma celebrated its 57th Independence Day on January 4, 2005. There was a lot of back-patting, mutual backscratching and "pride in race and country" talk by the ruling military junta. The Burmese people found nothing to celebrate. They live in a lawless land which has been struck by the tsunami of illegality since 1962 when the army took power. Many organisations and writers have documented the lawlessness. One of the most prominent bodies which strongly opposes unjust and oppressive laws in Burma is the Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC). It is headquartered in Thailand, with branches there and an overseas office in New Delhi, India..."
Author/creator: Muhammad Yusuf
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 20 (April 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (513K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: New wave of democratic struggles - reflections on Burma
Date of publication: April 2005
Description/subject: "After the third wave of the movement for democracy from authoritarian rule, almost a decade passed, when a lull came in. It was a lull before a storm. Vibrant movements began, beginning with Georgia and encompassing a large number of countries, culminating in Kyrgystan. The focus is on restoration of Rule of Law, the overthrow of the tyrants and establishment of constitutional rule. Even in the quiet Islamic countries like Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine a new stir is discernible. In the eighties when the democratic wave was unleashed by Poland, Burma had already pioneered 8.8.88 uprising although it did not meet with success..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 20 (April 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (455K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Current Legislations in Myanmar against AIDS
Date of publication: April 2005
Description/subject: "spread of HIV/AIDS. In Myanmar, there are some provisions of laws regarding the prevention of the lethal disease." And in conclusion it states "It can be noted that no specific law relating to HIV/AIDS is required because, according to section 21(a) and (b), the Ministry of Health may make necessary rules and procedures or issue orders and directives in combating the HIV/AIDS spread."..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 20 (April 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (451K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: WHERE IS BURMA HEADING?
Date of publication: December 2004
Description/subject: "After forty years of the Burma military in power, there are at least two things that remain unchanged: whether the members of the ruling group rose through the ranks and Officers Training School (OTS) or through appointment to and training at the Defense Services Academy (DSA), both produced officers who were considered hardliners and moderates. While Generals Ne Win and Than Shwe were seen as hardliners, those who served closely under them represented both groups..."
Author/creator: Josef Silverstein
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 19 (December 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: ECONOMIC PRESSURE: THE POLITICAL CURRENCY OF THE BURMESE JUNTA. REFORM THROUGH DISENGAGEMENT
Date of publication: December 2004
Description/subject: "Arresting the systematic and widespread human rights abuses perpetrated by the Burmese military government1 against the disenfranchised and impoverished Burmese population presents as one of the more difficult challenges to the international community..."
Author/creator: Jane Carter
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 19 (December 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (113K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: A FACET OF BURMA’S CRIMINAL JUSTICE – BAIL, NOT JAIL
Date of publication: December 2004
Description/subject: ''Bail is a humane dimension of custodial justice in contrast to jail which is the harsher side of judicial confinement. Bail is the rule and judged from the philosophy of personal liberty is basic to Human Rights. So long as the presumption is of innocence in civilized criminal law, the right to bail has a better claim over judicial imprisonment. Only in those cases where justice will be defeated by the accused being enlarged can there be a denial of under trial freedom from incarceration. Indeed, the absence of this humanism in judicial practice has led to large-scale imprisonment of under trials. This is a gross injustice...''
Author/creator: B.K.Sen
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 19 (December 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (96K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: BURMESE WORKERS IN A STATE OF FORCED LABOUR WITHIN AND WITHOUT BURMA
Date of publication: December 2004
Description/subject: "“What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails, more books and less arsenals, more learning and less vice, more constant work and less crime, more leisure and less greed, more justice and less revenge. In fact more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful and childhood more happy and bright.”..."
Author/creator: Jason Douglas Hoge
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 19 (December 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (48K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Legal Commentary
Date of publication: December 2004
Description/subject: "Principal Act-The Rangon Police Act, Burma Act IV (15th June 1899) Section 51-three month limitiaton clause to take action for criminal acts Issue-Child Soldiers taken into the Armed Forces in violation of the law barred and/or their parents, from taking action due to Article 51 Applicable Acts-Limitations Act 1908-The Police Act 1945-Burma Interpretations Act 1948, Penal Code 1948 as amended 1954-Criminal Procedures Code 1948 as amended 1954-Burma Army Act 1948 as amended 1960, , and the Convention on the Rights of the Child accession 1991-the Child Law 1993..."
Author/creator: Janelle Saffin
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 19 (December 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (23K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Press briefings October 22, 2004 on Khin Nyunt
Date of publication: 22 October 2004
Description/subject: "Burma’s glorified Prime Minister Gen Khin Nyunt and the Home Minister along with a few others were sacked in a recent sudden purge. Many from the top Military Intelligence met with the same fate. In fact all Khin Nyunt loyalists have been swept away totally, 186. In appearance it is of course a big shake-up. There is rejoicing in the Burmese public that the spy-master has gone although, Sr. Gen Than Shwe, the prime enemy of pro-democracy opposition has consolidated his power. The fact is that both Khin Nyunt and Than Shwe are against restoration of Rule of Law and the differences between the two – euphemistically called “Power Struggle” - were only in approach to consolidation of military power. The former preferred a line to contain opposition and the latter advocated a line of stand–off..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 19 (December 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (19K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: 2004 AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION;WIN, LOSS OR DRAW FOR RULE OF LAW IN BURMA
Date of publication: December 2004
Description/subject: "The question of whether the United States 2004 election result is a positive or negative event in regards to the restoration of the Rule of Law in Burma is a mixed bag. From the perspective of the Democracy Movement in Burma there are both pros and cons to the November 2nd election results which must be carefully weighted in order to answer this question..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 19 (December 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (20K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: “The Administration of Justice and Court Procedure in Myanmar”
Date of publication: December 2004
Description/subject: "The learned writer has ably brought out the frame work of running of courts in Burma. But it is only narrative and fails to address the main issue, that the same is according to justice. Author knows that there is military rule in Burma and the administration of law has to be done in the context of the same. He is also aware of the fact that there has been lot of criticisms against the Judiciary and he should have defended the Judiciary. Just giving the frame work has no meaning, its commitment and to what extent Judiciary is fulfilling that commitment are more important. The allegation against the Judiciary is that it has become a tool to perpetuate the junta rule, that there is no separation of power and it is directly under Home Ministry..."
Author/creator: U Ba Kyaing
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 19 (December 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (14K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: BEYOND THE NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date of publication: December 2004
Description/subject: "The writer of the article has authored some books on Burma and is an authority in Burma affairs. The man focus of his article is on Burma’s cease-fire groups and ethnic nationalities’ struggle for self-determination. The article would have been a masterpiece had it combined the aspirations of the ethnic nationalities and the aspirations of the Burmese majority. The two are not separate as many western writers on Burma think and articulate. For the ethnic nationalities self determination means self-rule. For the Burman majority it is also self-determination which means empowerment of people at the grass root. Both are against centralization and for autonomy of the people..."
Author/creator: Ashley South
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 19 (December 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (13K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: News And Notes
Date of publication: December 2004
Description/subject: "All the above detentions demonstrate a pattern in Junta’s handling of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. On the eve of all important events which shaped Burma’s political history for the past decade, she had been put under house arrest. Not only was she denied any role, she was totally cut off from the main stream of events. According to Junta, she is a “danger”, but it does speak of the magnitude of her potentiality. One person alone can change the fate of Junta! Fine, keep her under detention life long and the Junta hopes to be in power life long. Junta has released the legendry figure Min Ko Naing. What is the logic then to keep Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in detention?..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 19 (December 2004) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (24K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 21 June, 2018
Date of publication: 21 June 2018
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw’s eighth regular session officially concludes...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw concludes its Eighth Regular Session.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Preparation meetings for Union Peace Conference continue...Preparation meetings for Union Peace Conference continue...Over 6 mln adults get access to formal financial services in five years...Universal Periodic Review — Myanmar Workshop held in Nay Pyi Taw...Rainfall to increase in Kayin, Mon states in next two days...Committees meet to discuss maintenance of Hluttaw buildings...Survey on farmland for building houses...Ancient pagodas discovered in Nyaung U...Shan advances to Shield semifinal with Dway Ko’s hat trick...Key players will be absent in Aya-Magwe match.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: State Counsellor separately receives Special Envoy of UNSG, European Commission delegation...71st Anniversary of Martyrs’ Day convening Central Committee holds First Coordination Meeting...Vice President U Henry Van Thio attends Gems Emporium...Myanmar receives Best Booth Operation Award...Imports outperform exports in bilateral trade with Singapore...Myanmar imports 121,272 tons of fuel oil via sea routes last week of May...UMFCCI, KOAECA sign MoU to strengthen economic cooperation...Individual cardholders import goods worth over Ks6.7 bn over two months...Migrant workers in Thailand need to register by 30 June...Union Minister Lt-Gen Ye Aung receives European Commission delegation...Myanmar labour minister, Danish Ambassador sign letter of intent...Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint receives head of UNESCO office in Myanmar...EU issues statement on signing of Tripartite MoU, formation of Independent Commission of Enquiry.....OPINION: "Release of water via spillways does not mean dams have been damaged".....ARTICLE: "Smuggling of illegal drugs into Myanmar will wreak havoc" - By U Zaw Zaw (High Court Advocate)....."Yoga is a valuable tool to increase physical activity and decrease noncommunicable disease" - By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2018


Title: "Myanmar Alin", Thursday 21 June, 2018
Date of publication: 21 June 2018
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2018


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 21 June, 2018
Date of publication: 21 June 2018
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2018


Title: Pages with references to "Rakhine" from "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 21 June 2018
Date of publication: 21 June 2018
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Ministry of Information via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (664K)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Administration and administrative areas of Burma/Myanmar > Arakan (Rakhine) State > Arakan (Rakhine) State - reports etc. by source > Arakan (Rakhine) State, 2018 - Burma/Myanmar Government sources (pages from "The Global New Light of Myanmar")


Title: Sessions of Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws, 20 June 2018
Date of publication: 21 June 2018
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 21 June 2018
Format/size: pdf (674K)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Sessions of all three hluttaws > Hluttaw Sessions for 2018


Title: Six Migrant Workers Murder Case and Legal Status Issue of Burmese Migrant Workers in Thailand.
Date of publication: 29 September 2005
Description/subject: "On September 29, 2005, Thai Court in Maesod, Tak Province, sentenced death penalty to four accused - Mae-pa village headman and three others, local security officials - for they killed six Burmese migrant workers in 2003. This may be the first time in history of Thailand that Thai authorities were prosecuted for crimes they have committed against Burmese migrants, reducing a sense of impunity for those who commit crimes against Burmese nationals. It may also be a proof that justice can be sought within the existing legal and judicial system of Thailand which Thai nationalities can be proud of..."
Author/creator: U Aung Htoo
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 22 (December 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (114K)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Review article: climate change impacts on dam safety
Date of publication: 18 May 2018
Description/subject: "Abstract. Dams as well as protective dikes and levees are critical infrastructures whose associated risk must be properly managed in a continuous and updated process. Usually, dam safety management has been carried out assuming stationary 10 climatic and non-climatic conditions. However, the projected alterations due to climate change are likely to affect different factors driving dam risk. Although some reference institutions develop guidance for including climate change in their decision support strategies, related information is still vast and scattered and its application to specific analyses such as dam safety assessments remains a challenge. This article presents a comprehensive and multidisciplinary review of the impacts of climate change susceptible to affect 15 dam safety. The global effect can be assessed through the integration of the various projected effects acting on each aspect of the risk, from the input hydrology to the calculation of the consequences of the flood wave on population and assets at risk. This will provide useful information for dam owners and dam safety practitioners in their decision-making process."
Author/creator: Javier Fluixá-Sanmartín , Luis Altarejos-García , Adrián Morales-Torres , Ignacio Escuder-Bueno
Language: English
Source/publisher: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Water, including dams > Water bodies (global. regional) > Human activities on/in water-bodies > Dams and other hydropower projects (global, regional)


Title: Political Offences in Burma
Date of publication: December 2005
Description/subject: "This publication is produced for the purpose of raising awareness of the legal situation regarding political prisoners in Burma. Around 1100 political prisoners are being detained in Burma under various political offence laws. Burma has a long history of the use of political offences, and a number of these are still on the statute books from the days of British colonialism, such as the offence of high treason. These have also been supplemented by the SPDC’s political offences laws, such as the State Protection Law..."
Author/creator: B.K.Sen
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 22 (December 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (165K)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: The Administration of Justice and Court Procedure in Myanmar
Date of publication: December 2005
Description/subject: "This article is published verbatim with comments at the end of each theme. This will be a fair appraisal and enable readers to understand the mindset of the so-called legal reformers inside the junta ruled country..."
Author/creator: U Ba Kyaing
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 22 (December 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (121K)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Law, Morality and Justice
Date of publication: December 2005
Description/subject: ''On the definition of “Law “, the author has quoted Holland, Woodron Wilson.Regarding rules of natural future the author sayes two: nemo Judex is Causa Sua (nobody is to be Judge in his own cause) and audi alteram partem (hear the other side, the parties are be given a fair hearing.) The question is the S.P.D.C is violator of both these rules and author makes no comment on these. For e.g. under State Protection Law, activists are put under detention by Security Board under Home Ministry. The dentening authority is the Home Ministry and decision made of detention is by the same body. It is judge of its own cause. About fair hearing, almost all trials are held in secrecy and hardly there is right of defense. The article is flawed as these fundamentals have not been brought out...''
Author/creator: U Ba Kyaing
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 22 (December 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (91K)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Democracy will come to China - in 25 years
Date of publication: 13 September 2005
Description/subject: "China’s peaceful rise necessitates a “cultural revival”, democratic politics and the creation of a gently harmonious society Zhang Bijian is a close associate and adviser to Chinese President Hu Jintao. When Hu was director of the Central Party School, where much of the Communist Party’s ideas are shaped, just before becoming China’s president, Zhang was vice diretor. Since Hu came to power, Zhang has headed the China Reform Forum, a government-affiliated think tank that has been working to ensure China’s rise in the golbal community will be peaceful. He spoke to Jehangir S.Pocha, Global Viewpoint’s Beijing correspondent, in Beijing..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 22 (December 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (102K)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: U.N. Hears Case against Burma
Date of publication: December 2005
Description/subject: "Former Czech President Vaclav Havel and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tu Tu international notables have in their Report appealed to the UN Security Council (UNSC) for taking immediate action against Burma’s Junta. The report captioned “Threat to Peace. A Call for the UN Security Council to Act in Burma.” The report says the ongoing military dictatorship in Burma constitutes a potential threat to Southeast Asian Solidarity..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 22 (December 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (74K)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Burma and its road map
Date of publication: December 2005
Description/subject: "Burma’s Constitution- drafting National Convention resumed after a break of 8 months. The exercise is going on since 1993. Now it is the fourth session scheduled to last two months. This is the first step of the seven steps envisaged in the “road map”. Even within 2 years, the first step could not be completed. The draft document includes 15 chapters, with 9 left to be finished..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 22 (December 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (77K)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: 27 September 2005
Description/subject: "Previous one-year detention order of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi under State Protection Law expired on November 27, 2005. Suu Kyi has spent 10 of the past 16 years in detention in house arrest. She was last taken into custody on May 30, 2003 after her motor cade was attacked by a pro-junta group with a gathered mob as she was making a political tour of northern Burma. She was held first by the military and later transferred to house arrest after undergoing an operation at a hospital in Rangoon..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 22 (December 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (73K)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Conviction and sentence of the Shan leaders
Date of publication: December 2005
Description/subject: "The SPDC in a sudden and surprise move arrested U Khun Tun Nu and others. These leaders were in Rangoon for the past ten years trying to facilitate the ongoing dialogue process. U Khun Tun is the leader of the SNLD ( Shan National League for Democracy ) elected Member of Parliament in 1990 election. He is also the leader of ethnic nationalities and has a good rapport with the N.L.D..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 22 (December 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (77K)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Hpapun Interview: Naw H---, December 2017
Date of publication: 18 June 2018
Description/subject: "This Interview with Naw H--- describes events occurring in Dwe Lo Township, Hpapun District, during the period between 2015 and 2017, including information about drugs, gambling, sexual assault and rape, arbitrary killing, education and health..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reports
Non-Burman and non-Buddhist groups > Ethnic groups in Burma (cultural, political) > Single Groups > Karen (cultural, historical, political) > Karen (cultural, historical, political)


Title: A Karen Community Leader, Saw O Moo, Was Murdered by Tatmadaw forces in Hpapun District, April 2018
Date of publication: 15 June 2018
Description/subject: "On April 5th 2018, Saw O Moo was murdered by Tatmadaw forces on the edge of Htee Hsee Hta Plaw [also known as T'Ree Plaw] farm area, Ler Mu Plaw village tract, Lu Thaw Township. He was on his way back home from a meeting to organise humanitarian assistance to internally displaced people (IDPs). Until now, the Tatmadaw has refused to allow his family to retrieve his body and bury it according to the traditional Karen way. This News Bulletin will pay tribute to the important work that Saw O Moo did for his community, and will analyse how his murder violated the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) Code of Conduct..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reports
Non-Burman and non-Buddhist groups > Ethnic groups in Burma (cultural, political) > Single Groups > Karen (cultural, historical, political) > Karen National Union (KNU)


Title: Hpapun Incident Report: Tatmadaw activities in Lu Thaw Township, January 2018
Date of publication: 21 June 2018
Description/subject: "This Incident Report describes Tatmadaw military activities that occurred in Lu Thaw Township in January 2018. They include: strengthening army camps, enlarging territory, and sending rations, trucks and backhoes with the stated objective of expanding the military operation road in Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District. This occurred without Tatmadaw receiving prior permission from the Karen National Union (KNU) and local civilians..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reports


Title: Hlaingbwe Interview: Saw Z---, November 2017
Date of publication: 08 June 2018
Description/subject: "This Interview with Saw Z--- describes events occurring in Hlaingbwe Township, Hpa-an District, during the period between October and November 2017, including information about military activities, instances of forced labour, health and livelihoods..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reports


Title: MYANMAR ECONOMIC MONITOR May 2018 - Growth Amid Uncertainty
Date of publication: May 2018
Description/subject: "Myanmar’s economy performed better in 2017/18 with a modest growth acceleration that partially reversed the deterioration experienced in 2016/17. While the outlook remains positive, risks have intensified. The economy experienced a broad-based increase in real GDP growth to 6.4 percent in 2017/181 from 5.9 percent in 2016/17. Inflation moderated from 7 percent in 2016/17 to 5.5 percent in 2017/18. The exchange rate was stable and appreciated slightly towards the end of the year, the current account deficit narrowed slightly on strong export growth, and the fiscal deficit also narrowed in the first three quarters of the fiscal year. While performance remains strong and the macroeconomic outlook is positive, there are concerns that the slow pace of reforms, vulnerabilities in the financial sector, and limited progress in addressing the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine are starting to affect business sentiment and could weaken performance. External risks from uncertainty in global trade policy and in commodity prices intensify the downside risks to the growth outlook..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Bank Group
Format/size: pdf (6MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2018/05/17/economy-grows-amid-uncertainty-in-myanmar
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2018
ML > Economy > Economy in Burma/Myanmar: general, analytical, statistical > Analyses and programmes by international financial institutions etc. > World Bank and its Watchers


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 20 June, 2018
Date of publication: 20 June 2018
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: 17th-day meeting of 8th regular session of 2nd Pyithu Hluttaw held...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: 2nd Amyotha Hluttaw’s 8th regular session holds 17 th-day meeting.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President, First Lady, State Counsellor enshrine religious objects into Eternal Peace Pagoda...73rd birthday of State Counsellor celebrated in Nay Pyi Taw...Mandalay authority grants permission to renovate U Bein Bridge...Action to be taken against illegal fishermen in Yangon River: Fisheries Department...Mini buses to operate in four Dagon Myothit townships...Automobile market remains cool in local market...360 pearl lots, 336 gem lots, 6,795 jade lots on sale at 55th Myanmar Gems Emporium...UCSB Chairman Dr. Win Thein receives JICA chief representative...Meeting held to prepare for 21st-Century Panglong Peace Conference’s third session...State Counsellor’s 73rd birthday celebrated nationwide...Emergency operation centre opened in Sittway...My Birthday Wish...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects Kyaikthanlan Pagoda in Mawlamyine...Over 29,000 trees cultivated on 24 acres in Meiktila for firewood.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Dollar gains against kyat...Exports outdo imports in bilateral trade with the Netherlands in April...Three Sino-Myanmar border gates show decrease in trade over two months...Union Minister U Kyaw Tin receives European Commission delegation...Refresher course for journalists from Mekong Sub-Region countries concludes in Kunming...Suspects in drug haul apprehended, others sought.....OPINION: "Develop SMEs to reduce trade deficit".....ARTICLE: "The plight of the toddy-palm trees in upper Myanmar" - By Phyo Thiha Cho (Myanmar Now)
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 20 June, 2018
Date of publication: 20 June 2018
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
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Title: "Myanmar Alin", Wednesday 20 June, 2018
Date of publication: 20 June 2018
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (13MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
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Title: Sessions of Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws, 19 June 2018
Date of publication: 20 June 2018
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 20 June 2018
Format/size: pdf (125K)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
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Title: Laws of the child in Burma
Date of publication: April 2006
Description/subject: ""Child" means "a person who is unable to maintain itself." It is the responsibility of the society, parents and guardians and those who are in charge of governance of the country to attend to children to make them appropriate citizens of tomorrow..."
Author/creator: B.K. Sen
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 23 (April 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (208K)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
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Title: Rule of law on trial
Date of publication: April 2006
Description/subject: "Prominent Muslim lawyer Somchai Ndaphaijit of Thailand went missing in Bangkok in March 2004. The disappearance took place after he had accused police of torturing four of his clients while they were in police custody. His clients were standing trial as accused of belonging to regional extremist group Jemaoh Islami Yah and to have committed national security offence, conspiracy to commit rebellion but were acquitted in June 2005. Mr. Somchai had told colleagues and family members that he had received threats since alleging police torture of suspects arrested for alleged participation in the attack on an army camp in Jan 4, 2004..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 23 (April 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (90K)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Asean’s sad policy on Burma
Date of publication: April 2006
Description/subject: "While it is clear to everyone that the Burmese junta does not care about Asean nor the international community, the point was rein forced once again this past week. When Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar visited there recently, he cut short his three-day trip by one day and came home empty-handed. Of course he will file a report for the Asean ministers but so far he has put a brave face on the debacle because Malaysia is the current chair of Asean. Lie does not want to antagonise Burma any further..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 23 (April 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (77K)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: The Supreme court punts
Date of publication: April 2006
Description/subject: "The U.S. Supreme Court ducked its duty Monday. It declined to review a notorious case testing President George W. Bush’s sweeping claim to have the power to seize American citizens on American soil and toss them into indefinite detention out-side the normal legal process simply by declaring them to be “enemy coinbatants.” The justices were asked to rule on the case of Jose Padilla, an American citizen who was held for more than three years at a Navy brig in Charleston, South Carolina, supposedly on suspicion of being part of a plot by Al Qaeda to explode a radioactive “dirty bomb” in the United States..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 23 (April 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (73K)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Lebanon spring forward
Date of publication: April 2006
Description/subject: "The author has brilliantly unfolded the story of transition in Lebanon. He has traced the coming into being of Lebanon in 1926 as an entity that European colonial powers cobbled together amidst A rab-speaking but competing religions minorities, the Christians and Muslims. The Turks during Ottoman Empire ruled but after its collapse when the First World War ended. France as mandate holder of League of Nations gave Lebanon a constitution..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 23 (April 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (56K)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
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Title: A comparative approach to the Arbitration Act of Myanmar
Date of publication: April 2006
Description/subject: "The author’s attempt to write on the Arbitration Act of Myanmar is praise worthy but lacks analysis and has its short comings. The article is narrative and provides no data as to how many cases have been recorded in courts of law either as original applications or by way of appeals. It is a law which is almost dead as the courts never exhorts the litigants to settle their disputes by resorting to the provisions of the Act..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 23 (April 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (73K)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Opening ceremony on Pyi-Daung-Su Law Academy ( BLC )
Date of publication: April 2006
Description/subject: "A Law Academy has been established by BLC named as "Pyidaungsu Law Academy." It has intensive programme in Law and Human rights for 2 years, 2006 and 2007 in 3 semesters each year. 25 students of high school level have been selected through open competition..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 23 (April 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (242K)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: A Brief Analysis on the Legitimacy of SPDC’s National Convention and its Constitution
Date of publication: 05 December 2005
Description/subject: "The Military Regime, now known as the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), resumed its National Convention (NC) on December 5, 2005. Many analysts presume that the regime may complete its constitution making process in 2006, force the people to approve its constitution and attempt to prolong its military rule indefinitely..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 22 (December 2005) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (121K)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: "Progressive Voice" 11 - 17 June, 2018
Date of publication: 17 June 2018
Description/subject: ON THIS WORLD REFUGEE DAY, VOICES OF REFUGEES MUST BE HEARD AND RESPECTED.....STATEMENTS AND PRESS RELEASES: Japan: Investigate Brewer Kirin over Payment to Myanmar Military Amid Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya By Amnesty International...Burma Must Release Unfairly Imprisoned Teacher Ma Hla Phyu By Burma Human Rights Network...BHRN Releases Report On Discrimination Against Muslim Passport Applicants By Burma Human Rights Network...Foreign Secretary Call with Aung San Suu Kyi By Foreign and Commonwealth Office...Two Days of Heavy Rain Hit Bangladesh’s Rohingya Refugee Camps – Over 31,000 at High Risk from Flooding, Landslides By International Organization for Migration...Myanmar Bans Radio Free Asia for Using the Term “Rohingyas” By Reporters Without Borders...Joint Statement – Burma: ASEAN Must Take Immediate Action to Address the Worsening Conflict and Humanitarian Situation in Burma’s Kachin State By 25 Civil Society Organisations.....REPORTS: Discrimination and Corruption Plague Burmese Passport System By Burma Human Rights Network.....RELATED POSTS: 2017 in History as Watershed Year for Human Rights Situation in Myanmar...Massacre by the River: Burmese Army Crimes against Humanity in Tula Toli...Myanmar Must Act to Prevent Violence Against Women in Conflict and Provide Justice for Victims...Experts of the Independent International Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar conclude visit to Bangladesh...Crisis in Rakhine State.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Progressive Voice"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
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Title: JAPAN: INVESTIGATE BREWER KIRIN OVER PAYMENT TO MYANMAR MILITARY AMID ETHNIC CLEANSING OF ROHINGYA
Date of publication: 14 June 2018
Description/subject: "Japanese authorities must urgently launch an investigation into payments that a subsidiary of the multinational brewing giant Kirin made to Myanmar’s military and authorities at the height of an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya population in late 2017, Amnesty International said today. In correspondence with Amnesty International (including a clarification note sent on 13 June), Kirin Holdings Company, Inc. said that its subsidiary Myanmar Brewery made three donations totalling USD$30,000 to the authorities between 1 September and 3 October 2017..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amnesty International via "Progressive Voice"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
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Title: BURMA MUST RELEASE UNFAIRLY IMPRISONED TEACHER MA HLA PHYU
Date of publication: 11 June 2018
Description/subject: "The Burma Human Rights network is calling on the Burmese authorities to immediately release 23-year-old Ma Hla Phyu, a Muslim teacher who was arrested, reportedly denied access to a lawyer and sentenced to a year in prison with hard labour for attempting to travel from Kyaukphu, Rakhine State, to the country’s economic centre and former capital, Yangon. Ma Hla Phyu was found guilty of using someone else’s ID in order to travel to Yangon, which she apparently did as a last resort due to heavily discriminatory policies restricting the travel of Muslims from Rakhine State. She was arrested on 26 May by a joint force of police and military at 10pm in Taungup Township. She was sentenced to a year in prison with hard labour on May 28th under sections 6(2) and 6(3) of the immigration act. She was then sent to Thantwe Prison. She was in possession of a National Verification Card, a lower status temporary I.D. Muslims are pressured to accept, especially in Rakhine State..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burma Human Rights Network via "Progressive Voice"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
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Title: BHRN RELEASES REPORT ON DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MUSLIM PASSPORT APPLICANTS
Date of publication: 14 June 2018
Description/subject: "Burma Human Rights Network has released a report titled “Discrimination and Corruption Plague Burmese Passport System” detailing systemic discrimination and corruption found throughout Burma’s passport office. The report details the multiple mechanisms used by the Burmese authorities to further burden the Muslim community living inside of Burma. The authorities have forced Muslims to identify themselves as various non-Burmese nationalities on their ID cards and use these nationalities to then classify Muslims as ‘Mixed blood’. When Muslims apply for their passports faced systematic discrimination. Witnesses also reported instances of corruption where officials insisted on bribes by minority applicants to process their applications..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burma Human Rights Network via "Progressive Voice"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
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Title: FOREIGN SECRETARY CALL WITH AUNG SAN SUU KYI
Date of publication: 11 June 2018
Description/subject: "Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson spoke with Burma’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya people, and recent violence in Kachin and Shan States. The Foreign Secretary today (11 June) spoke to Burma’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi about the welfare of the Rohingya people, and the recent violence in Kachin and Shan States..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Foreign & Commonwealth Office via "Progressive Voice"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
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Title: TWO DAYS OF HEAVY RAIN HIT BANGLADESH’S ROHINGYA REFUGEE CAMPS – OVER 31,000 AT HIGH RISK FROM FLOODING, LANDSLIDES
Date of publication: 11 June 2018
Description/subject: "Heavy monsoon rains that began on Saturday (9/6) have caused severe structural damage to Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar Rohingya refugee camps. Over 31,000 of the camps’ one million refugees, who fled Myanmar, are still living in areas considered to be at high risk of deadly flooding and landslides..."
Author/creator: Cox’s Bazar
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Organization for Migration "via" Progressive Voice
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
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Title: MYANMAR BANS RADIO FREE ASIA FOR USING THE TERM “ROHINGYAS”
Date of publication: 12 June 2018
Description/subject: "Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Myanmar government’s latest interference in the work of journalists, a ban on local broadcasting by US government-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA) for rightly using the term “Rohingyas” to refer to members of the persecuted Muslim community in Rakhine state, in the west of the country. The ban is officially imposed today, six months to the day after the arrest of two Reuters journalists who had been investigating a massacre of Rohingya civilians..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Reporters Without Borders "via" Progressive Voice"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
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Title: JOINT STATEMENT – BURMA: ASEAN MUST TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO ADDRESS THE WORSENING CONFLICT AND HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN BURMA’S KACHIN STATE
Date of publication: 13 June 2018
Description/subject: "we, the undersigned solidarity and democracy activists and civil society organisations in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region express our grave concern over the recent escalation of armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in Kachin State, Burma that has resulted in the displacement of thousands of civilians, and urgently call on ASEAN to take immediate action to address the situation before it results in further loss of lives, displacement and human rights violations against one of the most vulnerable populations in the region..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: 25 Civil Society Organisations "via" Progressive Voice
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2018
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 19 June, 2018
Date of publication: 19 June 2018
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw holds 16 th-day meeting...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw debates Farmers' Rights Protection and Benefit Enhancement Bill.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: NDMC Vice Chairman attends Mon State natural disaster management committee coord meeting...Kayah State Government organizes budget literacy and planning workshop...Aquaculture production survey slated to end in April 2019...Illegal liquor, beer worth Ks127 million seized in Namsang Township...Passenger express train on Mawlamyine-Ye railroad derailed...KBZ Bank announces key updates to domestic remittances services...Union Supreme Court sits to pass judgment, hear cases...Good-quality seeds refinery to come up in Bogale this fiscal year...New clinic brings better healthcare for Myitkyina prisoners...Aung Mingalar Bus Terminal gets first ever healthcare facility...COMPANIES LAW TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE IN 2019 REPORT ON MYANMAR...Floodwaters wipe out farmland, paddy in Maei Township...“Youth and danger of drug” public talk held in Mayangon...Over 4,600 tons of teak, hard wood seized in April.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: UN Special Envoy visits Maungtaw District...360Pintale advertising agency teams up with Thai firm for digital advertising service...Sein Ta Lone export to Singapore suspended owing to trademark infringement...Mung beans, pigeon peas trading increases...Department of Cooperative, Agriterra of Netherlands sign MoU...Life insurance payment made to families of six deceased, victims of Maesot car accident...Killer mushroom leaves six migrant workers dead in Muse.....OPINION: "Implementation of infrastructure projects through PPP is effective".....ARTICLE: "Climate change raises the bar for disaster resilience" - By Vinod Thomas
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
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Title: "Myanmar Alin", Monday 18 June, 2018
Date of publication: 18 June 2018
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (12MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
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Title: "Myanmar Alin", Tuesday 19 June, 2018
Date of publication: 19 June 2018
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesday 19 June, 2018
Date of publication: 19 June 2018
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2018


Title: Sessions of Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws, 18 June 2018
Date of publication: 19 June 2018
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 19 June 2018
Format/size: pdf (458K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
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Title: Pages with references to "Rakhine" from "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 19 June 2018
Date of publication: 19 June 2018
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Myanmar Ministry of Information via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (257K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
ML > Administration and administrative areas of Burma/Myanmar > Arakan (Rakhine) State > Arakan (Rakhine) State - reports etc. by source > Arakan (Rakhine) State, 2018 - Burma/Myanmar Government sources (pages from "The Global New Light of Myanmar")


Title: Burma and the common law? An uncommon question.
Date of publication: December 2006
Description/subject: "What is the role of the common law in Burma’s current and future legal system? It is often assumed that common law concepts are relevant to, and applicable in, Burma’s legal system as they are in England and other former English colonies. However, closer analysis shows that such an assumption may be wrong in many respects. Various common law concepts have been negated by statutory laws in Burma’s legal history and developments in the country’s legal system between the mid 1960’s and 1980’s. The lack of judicial independence from 1962 onward has also been a serious impediment to the common law’s use and operation. However, even if Burma obtained judicial independence tomorrow, this article suggests that earlier developments have negated many common law concepts. It is difficult to see how the common law can provide much to Burma’s legal system unless there is specific legislative revival. This article also identifies areas where the common law is inadequate and constitutional or statutory arrangements should be considered for Burma’s future legal system..."
Author/creator: John Southalan
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 25 (December 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (179K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Ethnic Issues and Civil Society in Burm
Date of publication: 12 October 2006
Description/subject: "Almost every nation’s population includes within its composition different ethnic or cultural groups. Ethnicity has become one of the underlying issues of Burma for almost six decades. The international community does not generally encourage the establishment of independent states on the basis of ethnicity, in the interests of preserving or maintaining peace, stability and socioeconomic cohesion. However, to justly and peacefully resolve the stability and development issues within societies, the “minority rights” of different ethnic groups residing within nation states must be recognized in practice. National unity is emerging as a paramount issue within the boundaries of such states, particularly those developing nations that are emerging as liberal democracies subsequent to periods of authoritarian rule..."
Author/creator: Aung Htoo
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 25 (December 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (152K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Thailand must steer clear from Burma junta’s way to Democracy
Date of publication: December 2006
Description/subject: "The military coup in Burma had taken place on March 2,1962 and its junta is in the seat of power till today ,over four decades .The military coup in Thailand took place while the premier was abroad on September 19,2006 and its junta is in power .The two are neighboring countries and a close study of the two coups is essential to draw lessons .Although they have fundamental differences ,there is danger of their congruence. A comparative study of the two will provide guidelines to the democratic activists of respective countries and steer the anti-democratic movements back to the path of democracy..."
Author/creator: B.K Sen
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 25 (December 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (116K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Junta and its New Constitution
Date of publication: December 2006
Description/subject: "The national convention convening commission claimed as far as late July that 75 percent of the new 15- chapters’ constitution had been drafted. Burma’s foreign minister said the “possible times” for accomplishing the National Convention would be announced in December. The program of Junta’s reform plan is transparent enough for anyone to conclude. That the motives of Junta are not honorable. It started in 1993 in the context of 1990 General Election. That context has changed. The momentum of mass upheaval and urgency for change are lost. Rule of Law has been buried substituted by rule of one man. Gen. Than Shwe, the opposition has been pushed with its back against the wall. Daw Aung Sun Suu Kyi continues to be in house arrest .The recently released student hero Min KO Naing has again be arrested. Nobody hear any thing about dialogue or national reconciliation. International Community is frustrated and UN/ Asean have become on lookers. Despite the fact that the Burma issue may be debated in the Security Council, there is no hope for the Burmese people. Burma’s profuse natural gas helps to keep the Junta in power by paying for weapons. Thailand, India and China are the biggest buyers..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 25 (December 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (54K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: UN & Burma
Date of publication: December 2006
Description/subject: "More than two years back and now recently, Mr. Gambari an emissary of UN. Secretary-General Kofi Anan visited Burma to oversee the political process for reform that the Junta had promised. Nothing happened except that he was the only foreigner allowed to see the 61 years old, democrat icon, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 25 (December 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (58K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) - "Legal Issues on Burma" - individual articles


Title: Power Sharing and International Mediation in Ethnic Conflicts Timothy D. Sisk Publisher U.S. Institute of Peace. Policy Papers, Letters and Statements Ethnic Nationalities Council
Date of publication: December 2006
Description/subject: "The book is of great relevance to Burma democratic activists. It deals with ethnic Conflicts in divided Societies. Democratic governance is fundamental human rights and ethnic group claims for self-determination should ideally be accommodated in a democratic frame work within existing set up. It disapproves Secession and discusses power sharing as the effective way of resolving to disputes. At one stage of Burma’s political history, it appeared that ethnic problems were the prime reason for conflicts in Burma. However the ethnic nationalities have come to new understanding of the Situation as is succinctly reflected in the book “Policy papers letters and Statements published by Ethnic Nationalities Council (ENC), Union of Burma..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 25 (December 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
Format/size: pdf (80K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
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Title: Custody death
Date of publication: December 2006
Description/subject: "A 34 years old political prisoner Ko Thet Win Aung died in custody in Mandalay prison where he had been tortured and suffered from Malaria. He has been in prison from 1988 against peaceful student protests against educational system and for release of political prisoners. He was imprisoned under Emergency Provisions Act 5 (1) and (17 1-2) Unlawful Association Act. No enquiry has been instituted as to the cause of his death and to make finding public. There was international condemnation. .The Jail Manual has made it incumbent that all deaths in prison are investigated enquired into and paper published. The Junta’s insult to Rule of Law is abundant and this is one more case..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 25 (December 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
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Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
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Title: UNDOC – Dangerous drug trend in Burma
Date of publication: December 2006
Description/subject: "The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) issued a new report... According to the UNODC, the cultivation of opium has dropped 29 per cent in the past year. Burma now has 21,500 hectares under opium cultivation (about 134,400 rai). That is down from 30, 900 hectares in 2004, which was a drop from 44,200 in 2003, and soon..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 25 (December 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
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Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
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Title: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her detention
Date of publication: August 2006
Description/subject: "On 30 May 2006, the military Junta passed a fresh order extending the house arrest of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for another period of one year. She has been put under house arrest four times. This makes it the fifth. The total period of detention has been 10 out of the last 16 years. This essay attempts to give a legal analysis of the detention, i.e. whether it is arbitrary, illegal and unsustainable..."
Author/creator: B.K. Sen
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 24 (August 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
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Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
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Title: Burma’s Military Leaders and Freedom of Expression
Date of publication: August 2006
Description/subject: "Burma has been characterized as a pariah state, or a state “ruled by thugs”. Burma is said to be an outpost of tyranny that has reduced the country into such a poor state of affairs. And it is not difficult to find out why. It is the absolute power wielded by its rulers that has caused them to rule in the manner they are doing. Absolute power is not an abstract concept..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "LawKa PaLa - Legal Journal on Burma" - No. 24 (August 2006) - Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC)
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Date of entry/update: 19 June 2018
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