"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."
No. 6 of Legal issues on Burma Journal contains 5 articles within 4 different scopes:
- Some thoughts on Burma- Thai relations, an article within the scope of international relations, written by Professor Josef Silverstein. This article analyses the historical basis for the present state of relations between Burma and Thailand. The author explores the various tensions and mutual interests that have been forged and experienced throughout modern history, with a view to acknowledging that history often tells a lot about future relations between nations.
No. 5 of legal issues on Burma Journal contains 4 articles within 3 different scopes:
- Issues of self-determination in Burma, an article within the scope of ethnic minorities issues, written by Louise Southalan. This article discussed the meaning of self-determination in international law and then gave a brief outline of Burmese history, considering the relevance of self-determination.
The fourth issue of the Legal Issues on Burma Journal contains six articles within four scopes:
- Federalism and the protection of minority rights - some lessons for a new democratic Burma; (Dr. Venkat Iyer)
- Federalism - the best option for national reconciliation and peace in Burma; (Dr. Thaung Htun)
- Religious freedom in Burma - a devisive and repressive practice of the military regime; (Khin Maung Win)
- Burma and the 1999 Commission on Human Rights; (John Southalan)
- Where to from here? An interview with Professor Josef Silverstein; (Professor Josef Silverstein)