Legal diploma course begins in Mae Sot

Feb 13, 2009 (DVB), A two-year law programme is being run on the Thai-Burma border to provide training in international and domestic law to 25 students from Burma, according to Myint Thein of the Burma Lawyers' Council.

Twenty-five students have enrolled on the course, which is being held in the Thai border town of Mae Sot.

Myint Thein, joint secretary-1 of the BLC, said the diploma programme would cover legal issues relevant to Burma's future.

"There will be lectures on legal issues that could help in the building of the union and to help consolidate the new nation," he said.

"We are looking at bringing future benefits to the country. We should have more of this kind of course."

The course is named the Union Legal Academy and it is the second time the training programme has been held.

The first programme was held in 2006 and was also attended by 25 trainees.

During the two-year course, students will be taught Burmese legal procedures and international law by experienced BLC lawyers and professors of international law.

Reporting by Ko Ko Thet

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