Delegation of the European Union to Myanmar

Let's talk justice – EU brings together lawyers, scholars and civil society to help improve access to justice in Myanmar

09/12/2017 - 07:04
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Lawyers, local and international legal experts, and civil society came together in Yangon for the "Let's Talk Justice" Partners Forum on 7-8 December 2017 to discuss their experiences in working with the Myanmar justice system and identify ways to improve access to justice.

Lawyers, local and international legal experts, and civil society came together in Yangon on 7-8 December 2017 to discuss their experiences in working with the Myanmar justice system and identify ways to improve access to justice. The "Let's talk justice" Partners' Forum was hosted by MyJustice, a four year programme funded by the European Union with the aim to increase awareness among people and communities about their rights and the ways to defend them. MyJustice also runs a number of "justice centres" that provide free legal aid and legal counselling for local communities.

MyJustice works with civil society organisations and access to justice practitioners in Yangon, Mon, Shan, Mandalay, Kayin and Bago on a wide range of justice issues including domestic & gender-based violence; juvenile justice; LGBT rights; land, housing, and property rights; citizenship rights; and labour and employment rights. The "Let's talk justice" Partners' Forum in Yangon offered an opportunity for these partners to reflect, share knowledge and learn from one another in their efforts to promote the legal empowerment of some of the most disadvantaged communities in Myanmar.

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MyJustice is implemented by the British Council Myanmar.

 

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