Myanmar’s path to strengthen the justice sectorJan 24, 2013
Nay Pyi Taw – Experiences from the region are being discussed during ‘Promoting Justice Sector Development in New Democracies – a Seminar on Comparative Experiences from the Region’, which is co-hosted by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), together with Union Attorney General’s Office of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, in Nay Pyi Taw on the 24th and 25th of January.
“This is the first seminar of its kind in legal history of Myanmar”, said the Attorney General of the Union H.E. Dr. Tun Shin in his welcome address this morning.
The seminar brings together national and international, governmental and non-governmental actors to discuss the next steps in justice sector development in Myanmar. It shows that learning from other countries can bring about valuable lessons to be discussed and further researched for possible application in Myanmar.
UNDP’s work aims at supporting the Government’s efforts in further developing the justice sector, strengthening the Rule of Law and improving Access to Justice. “UNDP stands ready to assist the Union Attorney General’s Office as well as all other stakeholders in Myanmar in their important efforts in building the confidence of all Myanmar people to seek legal redress and rely on the justice sector”, stated United Nations Resident Representative Ashok Nigam in his welcome address.
Over 180 national and international participants attend the seminar. Speakers include members of the Union Attorney General’s Office, the Supreme Court of the Union, the Myanmar Police Force, Government counterparts from Viet Nam and Indonesia and international justice experts.
Alex Nyi Nyi Aung, Communications Analyst