Attacks on Justice 2000: Myanmar

Issue: Independence of Judges and Lawyers
Document Type: Publication
Date: 2001

The judicial system is subject to the military regime and is used to support a policy of repression.

The Judiciary Law does not contain any provisions regarding security of tenure or protection from arbitrary removal and the military government has a clear role in appointing judges to the courts.

During the last few years many lawyers have had their licences withdrawn for their alleged involvement in politics.

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