Friday, September 28, 2012

First signs of judicial reform in Myanmar? (Myanmar/Burma)

As I've said for a while now, I've been a bit worried that, despite the rhetoric, we have yet to see any concrete proposals for judicial reform in Myanmar. Now, according to The Irrawaddy, the Hluttaw Rule of Law Committee is inspecting conditions in Yangon courts. According to New Democracy Party MP Thein Nyunt, the committee will propose draft legislation on judicial reform by the end of October. While that seems optimistic given how long it's taken to pass the foreign investment law, it is encouraging to see signs of tangible movement.

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