Rule of Law Pilot Project Graduation Ceremony

The Rule of Law Centre Pilot Project that started in November last year in Lashio and Mandalay will host a graduation ceremony from 1pm on February 14 at the Shwe Pyi Thar Hotel in Mandalay.

The graduation ceremony will be attended by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson, Pyithu Hluttaw, Chair of Coordinating Body for the Rule of Law Centres, Members of Parliament, representatives of the Hluttaw Speaker’s Commission and the Hluttaw Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Toily Kurbanov, and the trainers involved in the project.

The Rule of Law Pilot Project focused on strengthening the rule of law in Myanmar. UNDP supported this landmark initiative to offer comprehensive training in knowledge, skills and values on rule of law topics and local justice issues to justice actors.

The pilot project training was delivered by both international and Myanmar facilitators in partnership with a consortium that included the International Development Law Organization, Avocats Sans Frontieres and Bridges Across Borders South East Asia Community Legal Initiative.

Eighty participants, including civil society representatives, law teachers and lawyers benefited from the pilot project training. The interactive curriculum explored both international standards and Myanmar law and practice, in relation to the rule of law, legal ethics, and local justice issues.

The Pilot Project was initiated on the request of a Coordinating Body established under the Pyithu Hluttaw Rule of Law and Tranquility Committee, bringing together key stakeholders, including representatives of relevant government agencies and Members of Parliament. International donors supporting the initiative, including the United States of America, Australian, United Kingdom and Japanese Governments, are also represented.

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