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Myanmar's plural justice system

Summary

Understanding justice provision in Myanmar requires grappling with the universe of providers that people use to resolve disputes. There is no single justice provider with recognised authority to enforce the rule of law throughout Myanmar. Long-running political conflicts and plural power structures mean providers and systems are distinct in some places and overlap in others. This briefing maps the different justice chains people follow, providing an ‘end-user’ perspective on how they navigate justice providers.

MyJustice is a 4-year European Union-funded and British Council-managed programme.

Read the related blog: Myanmar's plural justice system by Will Bennett.

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Date: November 2016
Publisher: MyJustice
Language: English
Region: Asia
Country: Myanmar

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