Myanmar: meeting with the Supreme Court and Aung San Suu Kyi
On video, ICJ Commissioner Azhar Cachalia and ICJ Asia & Pacific Regional Director Sam Zarifi, talk about a workshop with the Supreme Court of the Union of Myanmar. In parallel with this event, the ICJ met with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
The ICJ’s workshop with the Supreme Court of the Union of Myanmar was on the subject of judicial ethics and the rule of law, while at the meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, discussions covered the ICJ’s focus in Myanmar to support the judiciary in taking important steps towards asserting its independence from other branches of government; and to overcome significant individual and institutional obstacles, such as undue influence by the Executive in politically sensitive and criminal cases, corruption and a lack of resources.
Daw Suu and her colleagues shared information about the Rule of law Centres being initiated as a step towards building the capacity of local legal practitioners and contributing to rule of law reforms in Myanmar.
The ICJ delegation was led by Secretary-General Wilder Tayler, and included Asia & Pacific Regional Director Sam Zarifi, ICJ Commissioners Justices Azhar Cachalia, Ketil Lund and Radmila Dicic, International Legal Advisers Vani Sathisan and Daniel Aguirre and National Legal Adviser Kyawmin San.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is the Chairperson of the Lower House Committee for Rule of Law, Peace and Tranquility in the Myanmar Parliament and Chairperson of the National League for Democracy, and members of her Committee. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
Justice Azhar Cachalia, ICJ Commissioner and Chair of ICJ’s Executive Committee, talks about his participation in, and contribution to, an ICJ workshop with the Supreme Court of Myanmar.
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