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yanmar’s evolving political climate has facilitated access for international partners keen to aid the reform process – including in the judicial sector. IDLO’s presence is part of broader efforts to support the transition from a militaryruled nation to one eventually governed by the rule of law. Laying the bases for trust Beginning in September 2014, IDLO partnered with UNDP to design and deliver a rule-of-law workshop series in the cities of Mandalay and Lashio. The aim was to reinforce legal knowledge and skills, increase public legal awareness, and create the premises for greater trust in the justice system. In October 2014, the first set of national trainers were selected and rigorously trained to – in turn – train others in subjects such as judicial independence and the legislative process. From November, representatives of civil society organizations, private lawyers and university lecturers began benefiting from such training. The aim is to expand the range of beneficiaries in the near future.

Promoting due process Also in late 2014, IDLO helped design a three-month induction module for new judges at Myanmar’s Supreme Court and the Office of the Attorney General. Former judges, now in administrative or management positions, were designated as tomorrow’s trainers. The program, which included an intensive workshop on curriculum development, heavily focused on two areas identified as key to strengthening the rule of law in Myanmar: judicial ethics and the elements of a fair trial.

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IDLO Annual Report 2014  

IDLO enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development a...

IDLO Annual Report 2014  

IDLO enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development a...

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