"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. 7

No. 7 of Legal Issues on Burma Journal counted 71 pages and contained 8 articles within 6 different scopes:

  • Dealing with Past Human Rights Abuses: Promoting National Reconciliation in Future Democratic Burma, an article within the scope of justice in transition, written by Professor Jeremy Sarkin. He explains three models of transition and the possible choice for Burma. Truth, Justice and National REconciliation are to be kept in mind, when Burma's new democratic government deals with human rights abuses committed by past authoritarian regimes.

Legal Issues on Burma Journal No. 6

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.

Legal Issues on Burma Journal No. 5

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.

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