A paid advertisement in the Burmese-language daily Myanmar Ahlin has exposed an apparent rift among some of the country’s leading lawyers, with accusations of embezzlement — and a claim that the Myanmar Lawyers Network (MLN) had been disbanded as a result — refuted days after it was published.
Activists are calling for an investigation into corruption in Burma’s legal system and demand that judges be held accountable for corruption.
This week, DVB Debate discusses how to end corruption in Burma’s legal system.
Dec 15, 2009 (DVB), Restrictions have been placed on the permits of lawyers representing 16 political prisoners at a trial in central Burma, while family members have been barred from[…]
Feb 12, 2009 (DVB), Six members of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions and four others who were arrested after helping victims of Cyclone Nargis appeared in Insein prison[…]
Feb 2, 2009 (DVB), Authorities have issued arrest warrants for six lawyers who have been involved in cases defending political activists, according to a source close to the lawyers. The[…]
Jan 13, 2009 (DVB), Lawyers defending two 1990 people’s parliament representatives, Nyi Pu and Dr Tin Min Htut, were denied entry to the courtroom at Insein prison special court yesterday.[…]
Dec 11, 2008 (DVB), Ministers in Naypyidaw on 9 December refused to grant permission to two lawyers for detained National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to hold[…]
Nov 28, 2008 (DVB), The authorities are using new restrictions and delaying tactics to make it difficult for defence lawyers to lodge appeals on behalf of detained activists, a lawyer[…]