"By vigorously opposing all unjust and oppressive laws, and by helping restore the principle of the Rule of Law, the Burma Lawyers' Council aims to contribute to the transformation of Burma where all the citizens enjoy the equal protection of law under the democratic federal constitution which will guarantee fundamentals of human rights."

Legal Issues on Burma Journal No. 15

No. 15 of Legal Issues on Burma Journal contains 5 articles.

  • The State Protection Law Protects The Junta (by Aung Naing Oo): Aung Naing Oo explains the plight of U Kyaw San to illustrate Burma's notorious state Protection Law. Discusses the judicial Procedures and lack of protection or representation and includes that its abolition is a necessary condition for national reconciliation.

Legal Issues on Burma Journal No. 14

No. 14 of Legal Issues on Burma Journal contains 10 articles.

  • Thoughts on the U.N. Special Rapporteur to Burma (by Prof Joseph Silverstein): A critical review of the U.N.'s outgoing Special Rapporteur to Burma, Paulo Pinhiero, and an account of his activities in regards to Burma over the past five years. Silverstein asserts that despite his lack of visible success as the Special Rapporteur, Pinheiro's efforts have built a strong foundation for his successor that will most definitely lead to future gains for the Union of Burma.

Legal Issues on Burma Journal No. 13

No. 13 of Legal Issues on Burma Journal contains 8 articles.

  • John Doe and Others vs. Unocal Corporation and Other (by John Southalan): This a judgment of U.S. Court confirming human rights abuses of the ruling junta, Burma SPDC associated with constraints of a pipeline in Southern Burma. The villagers were subjected to forced labor by the company and the military provided building infrastructure.

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