"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. 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.

Legal Issues on Burma Journal No. 12

No. 12 of Legal Issues on Burma Journal contains 9 articles.

  • Prospect for the Democratic Transition in Burma , (by Josef Silverstein).This article deals with the military's undisclosed plans for the nation's political future. The Prospects of dialogue are dim and the nightmare of military rule will continue.
  • The military rulers have to take four important steps.

Legal Issues on Burma Journal No. 11

No. 11 of Legal Issues on Burma Journal contains 7 articles.

  • Federalism in Burma: A Special Issue
  • Federalism as a Solution to the Ethnic Problem in Burma
  • In Search of a Constitution for Burma
  • Federalism With a New Twist: Burma's Only Option
  • Federalism and Self-Determination: Some Reflections
  • Interview With Sao Seng Suk
  • Burma's Ethnic Problem is Constitutional
  • Federalism: Putting Burma Back Together Again
  • Federalism, Burma and How The International Community Can Help
  • Coups, Dialogue and Transition

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