Monday, December 8, 2014

CCPL's Myanmar Rule of Law Workshop (1-5 Dec 14)

The Centre for Comparative and Public Law held a week-long Myanmar Rule of Law Workshop from 1 to 5 December 2014 at the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong.  The workshop was co-sponsored by The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and was the third rule of law collaboration with CCPL in recent years.  The main CCPL organisers were Farzana Aslam, Kelley Loper and Lindsay Ernst. 

Prof Ian Holliday
The participants were a small group of young professionals working on rebuilding the rule of law in Myanmar.  The five-day intensive workshop consisted of seminars and lectures given by legal academics, lawyers and judges, together with site visits to important rule of law institutions, including the offices of the Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Equal Opportunities Commission.  

Panel on Independence of the Judiciary
Highlights from the workshop included a public lecture on the rule of law and development by Mr. Robert Pe, a panel on independence of the judiciary featuring Judge Frank Stock NPJ, Justice Queeny Au-yeung and former Justice Anselmo Reyes, a public lecture on the political context of rule of law by Mr. Frank Januzzi, and a public seminar by Professor Ian Holliday.

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