Return of the Writs (Myanmar/Burma)

The New Light of Myanmar has a brief announcement about a seminar focused on constitutional writs in Myanmar. It’s great to see more attention paid to the writs.* As I’ve said before, one of the biggest questions in Myanmar constitutional law is how they will be enforced. According to the constitution, citizens must petition the Supreme Court to enforce the writs. However, it also seems that the Constitutional Tribunal has jurisdiction to interpret the meaning of those writs. What happens if the two disagree? Just one of the many questions about the constitution.

* (thanks to Eugene Quah for pointing out the article to me)

Writs, vital for rule of law, justice and human rights: Union Attorney-General

Nay Pyi Taw, 14 Feb- Writs are necessary for the rule of law, justice and human rights, said Union Attorney-General Dr Tun Shin as he opened the academic seminar on writs embodied in the constitution of Myanmar at Amara Hotel here this morning.

He said the seminar would raise public awareness about the writs.

The seminar was jointly organized by the Office of the Union Attorney-General and International Court of Justice.

Former ICJ Chairman Mr John Dowd AO QC said ICJ recognized the historic reforms of the country and guaranteed aids for the rule of law and wider reforms.

The seminar is held through 15 February.

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