Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Burma http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Pledge to Consider Amending Constitutional Provision Giving Military the Power to Veto Amendments http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404186_text Constitution - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404186_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma; United Nations: Experts Oppose Draft Law on Religious Conversion http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404044_text Church and state relations; Human rights; International organizations; Religious minorities - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404044_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Consumer Protection Law Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403904_text Consumer protection; Food safety - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403904_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Law Purporting to Protect Race and Religion Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403896_text Church and state relations; Freedom of religion; Religious minorities - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403896_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Proposal to Monitor Court Cases http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403700_text Judiciary - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403700_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Call for Amendment of Controversial Press Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403681_text Freedom of the press - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403681_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Constitution Under Legislative Review http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403675_text Constitution - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403675_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Draft Publishing Law Criticized http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403507_text Freedom of the press - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403507_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Amended Foreign Investment Law Published http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403415_text Foreign investment - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403415_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: New Foreign Direct Investment Law Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403321_text Foreign investment - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403321_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Resignation of Constitutional Court Justices http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403323_text Judiciary - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403323_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Recent Human Rights Assessments Identify Problems http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403271_text Human rights - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), have pointed out continuing, serious human rights problems in Burma (Myanmar). Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403271_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh; Burma: Maritime Dispute Adjudicated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403089_text Boundaries - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), have pointed out continuing, serious human rights problems in Burma (Myanmar). Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403089_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Media Reform Program http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403046_text Freedom of the press - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), have pointed out continuing, serious human rights problems in Burma (Myanmar). Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The Minister of Information and Culture of Myanmar (Burma), Kyaw Hsan, stated on March 19, 2012, at a two-day conference on "Media Development in Myanmar," that his ministry has been implementing a three-step process of reform... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403046_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Peaceful Protest Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402928_text Human rights - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), have pointed out continuing, serious human rights problems in Burma (Myanmar). Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The Minister of Information and Culture of Myanmar (Burma), Kyaw Hsan, stated on March 19, 2012, at a two-day conference on "Media Development in Myanmar," that his ministry has been implementing a three-step process of reform st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) }... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402928_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: New Human Rights Commission http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402800_text Human rights - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), have pointed out continuing, serious human rights problems in Burma (Myanmar). Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The Minister of Information and Culture of Myanmar (Burma), Kyaw Hsan, stated on March 19, 2012, at a two-day conference on "Media Development in Myanmar," that his ministry has been implementing a three-step process of reform st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The Myanmar government officially established the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, comprising "former government officials, diplomats, academics, doctors and lawyers," on September 5, 2011. (Alexandra Malatesta, Myanmar Government Forms Human Rights Commission, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 09 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402800_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma; United Nations: UN Officials Critical of Human Rights Record http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402684_text Human rights - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), have pointed out continuing, serious human rights problems in Burma (Myanmar). Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The Minister of Information and Culture of Myanmar (Burma), Kyaw Hsan, stated on March 19, 2012, at a two-day conference on "Media Development in Myanmar," that his ministry has been implementing a three-step process of reform st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The Myanmar government officially established the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, comprising "former government officials, diplomats, academics, doctors and lawyers," on September 5, 2011. (Alexandra Malatesta, Myanmar Government Forms Human Rights Commission, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST Vijay Nambiar, the United Nations envoy for Burma (also called Myanmar), spoke in closed session to the U.N. Security Council concerning recent developments in the country. He noted that although some political prisoners have been released... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 25 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402684_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Group Questions Legality of Cabinet Appointments http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402570_text Constitution - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), have pointed out continuing, serious human rights problems in Burma (Myanmar). Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The Minister of Information and Culture of Myanmar (Burma), Kyaw Hsan, stated on March 19, 2012, at a two-day conference on "Media Development in Myanmar," that his ministry has been implementing a three-step process of reform st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The Myanmar government officially established the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, comprising "former government officials, diplomats, academics, doctors and lawyers," on September 5, 2011. (Alexandra Malatesta, Myanmar Government Forms Human Rights Commission, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST Vijay Nambiar, the United Nations envoy for Burma (also called Myanmar), spoke in closed session to the U.N. Security Council concerning recent developments in the country. He noted that although some political prisoners have been released A former Burmese political party formally dissolved last year, the National League for Democracy (NLD), recently published a statement arguing that the President-elect of the country should not have appointed government ministers to his Cabinet before... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402570_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Election Process Called "Deeply Flawed" http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402334_text Elections and politics - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), have pointed out continuing, serious human rights problems in Burma (Myanmar). Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The Minister of Information and Culture of Myanmar (Burma), Kyaw Hsan, stated on March 19, 2012, at a two-day conference on "Media Development in Myanmar," that his ministry has been implementing a three-step process of reform st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The Myanmar government officially established the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, comprising "former government officials, diplomats, academics, doctors and lawyers," on September 5, 2011. (Alexandra Malatesta, Myanmar Government Forms Human Rights Commission, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST Vijay Nambiar, the United Nations envoy for Burma (also called Myanmar), spoke in closed session to the U.N. Security Council concerning recent developments in the country. He noted that although some political prisoners have been released A former Burmese political party formally dissolved last year, the National League for Democracy (NLD), recently published a statement arguing that the President-elect of the country should not have appointed government ministers to his Cabinet before Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar (Burma), stated on October 21, 2010, that he is disappointed with the plans for the country's upcoming elections, scheduled for November... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402334_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: New Private Banking and Foreign Exchange Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402214_text Banks and financial institutions - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), have pointed out continuing, serious human rights problems in Burma (Myanmar). Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The Minister of Information and Culture of Myanmar (Burma), Kyaw Hsan, stated on March 19, 2012, at a two-day conference on "Media Development in Myanmar," that his ministry has been implementing a three-step process of reform st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The Myanmar government officially established the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, comprising "former government officials, diplomats, academics, doctors and lawyers," on September 5, 2011. (Alexandra Malatesta, Myanmar Government Forms Human Rights Commission, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST Vijay Nambiar, the United Nations envoy for Burma (also called Myanmar), spoke in closed session to the U.N. Security Council concerning recent developments in the country. He noted that although some political prisoners have been released A former Burmese political party formally dissolved last year, the National League for Democracy (NLD), recently published a statement arguing that the President-elect of the country should not have appointed government ministers to his Cabinet before Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar (Burma), stated on October 21, 2010, that he is disappointed with the plans for the country's upcoming elections, scheduled for November The Central Bank of Burma (Myanmar) is reported to have issued a number of directives in recent months on newly privatized banks, as the government continues its large-scale privatization of state-owned businesses. One new set of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402214_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: New Private Banking and Foreign Exchange Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402215_text Banks and financial institutions - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), have pointed out continuing, serious human rights problems in Burma (Myanmar). Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The Minister of Information and Culture of Myanmar (Burma), Kyaw Hsan, stated on March 19, 2012, at a two-day conference on "Media Development in Myanmar," that his ministry has been implementing a three-step process of reform st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The Myanmar government officially established the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, comprising "former government officials, diplomats, academics, doctors and lawyers," on September 5, 2011. (Alexandra Malatesta, Myanmar Government Forms Human Rights Commission, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST Vijay Nambiar, the United Nations envoy for Burma (also called Myanmar), spoke in closed session to the U.N. Security Council concerning recent developments in the country. He noted that although some political prisoners have been released A former Burmese political party formally dissolved last year, the National League for Democracy (NLD), recently published a statement arguing that the President-elect of the country should not have appointed government ministers to his Cabinet before Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar (Burma), stated on October 21, 2010, that he is disappointed with the plans for the country's upcoming elections, scheduled for November The Central Bank of Burma (Myanmar) is reported to have issued a number of directives in recent months on newly privatized banks, as the government continues its large-scale privatization of state-owned businesses. One new set of The Central Bank of Burma (Myanmar) is reported to have issued a number of directives in recent months on newly privatized banks, as the government continues its large-scale privatization of state-owned businesses. One new set of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402215_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma; U.N. Human Rights Council: Resolution Critical of Record on Freedoms http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401896_text Human rights - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), have pointed out continuing, serious human rights problems in Burma (Myanmar). Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The Minister of Information and Culture of Myanmar (Burma), Kyaw Hsan, stated on March 19, 2012, at a two-day conference on "Media Development in Myanmar," that his ministry has been implementing a three-step process of reform st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The Myanmar government officially established the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, comprising "former government officials, diplomats, academics, doctors and lawyers," on September 5, 2011. (Alexandra Malatesta, Myanmar Government Forms Human Rights Commission, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST Vijay Nambiar, the United Nations envoy for Burma (also called Myanmar), spoke in closed session to the U.N. Security Council concerning recent developments in the country. He noted that although some political prisoners have been released A former Burmese political party formally dissolved last year, the National League for Democracy (NLD), recently published a statement arguing that the President-elect of the country should not have appointed government ministers to his Cabinet before Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar (Burma), stated on October 21, 2010, that he is disappointed with the plans for the country's upcoming elections, scheduled for November The Central Bank of Burma (Myanmar) is reported to have issued a number of directives in recent months on newly privatized banks, as the government continues its large-scale privatization of state-owned businesses. One new set of The Central Bank of Burma (Myanmar) is reported to have issued a number of directives in recent months on newly privatized banks, as the government continues its large-scale privatization of state-owned businesses. One new set of On March 26, 2010, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) passed a resolution calling for Myanmar's (Burma's) government to ensure that this year's elections are free and transparent. The HRC, which includes 47 member nations,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 31 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401896_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Government Announces Amnesty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401061_text Human rights - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), have pointed out continuing, serious human rights problems in Burma (Myanmar). Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The Minister of Information and Culture of Myanmar (Burma), Kyaw Hsan, stated on March 19, 2012, at a two-day conference on "Media Development in Myanmar," that his ministry has been implementing a three-step process of reform st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The Myanmar government officially established the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, comprising "former government officials, diplomats, academics, doctors and lawyers," on September 5, 2011. (Alexandra Malatesta, Myanmar Government Forms Human Rights Commission, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST Vijay Nambiar, the United Nations envoy for Burma (also called Myanmar), spoke in closed session to the U.N. Security Council concerning recent developments in the country. He noted that although some political prisoners have been released A former Burmese political party formally dissolved last year, the National League for Democracy (NLD), recently published a statement arguing that the President-elect of the country should not have appointed government ministers to his Cabinet before Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar (Burma), stated on October 21, 2010, that he is disappointed with the plans for the country's upcoming elections, scheduled for November The Central Bank of Burma (Myanmar) is reported to have issued a number of directives in recent months on newly privatized banks, as the government continues its large-scale privatization of state-owned businesses. One new set of The Central Bank of Burma (Myanmar) is reported to have issued a number of directives in recent months on newly privatized banks, as the government continues its large-scale privatization of state-owned businesses. One new set of On March 26, 2010, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) passed a resolution calling for Myanmar's (Burma's) government to ensure that this year's elections are free and transparent. The HRC, which includes 47 member nations, The Government of Myanmar (Burma) has reportedly announced an amnesty for 23 political prisoners. The news was welcomed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who said, "[t]his is the time for Myanmar to seize the opportunity before... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 04 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401061_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Use of Electronic Law to Imprison Dissidents http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540815_text Human rights - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), have pointed out continuing, serious human rights problems in Burma (Myanmar). Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The Minister of Information and Culture of Myanmar (Burma), Kyaw Hsan, stated on March 19, 2012, at a two-day conference on "Media Development in Myanmar," that his ministry has been implementing a three-step process of reform st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The Myanmar government officially established the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, comprising "former government officials, diplomats, academics, doctors and lawyers," on September 5, 2011. (Alexandra Malatesta, Myanmar Government Forms Human Rights Commission, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST Vijay Nambiar, the United Nations envoy for Burma (also called Myanmar), spoke in closed session to the U.N. Security Council concerning recent developments in the country. He noted that although some political prisoners have been released A former Burmese political party formally dissolved last year, the National League for Democracy (NLD), recently published a statement arguing that the President-elect of the country should not have appointed government ministers to his Cabinet before Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar (Burma), stated on October 21, 2010, that he is disappointed with the plans for the country's upcoming elections, scheduled for November The Central Bank of Burma (Myanmar) is reported to have issued a number of directives in recent months on newly privatized banks, as the government continues its large-scale privatization of state-owned businesses. One new set of The Central Bank of Burma (Myanmar) is reported to have issued a number of directives in recent months on newly privatized banks, as the government continues its large-scale privatization of state-owned businesses. One new set of On March 26, 2010, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) passed a resolution calling for Myanmar's (Burma's) government to ensure that this year's elections are free and transparent. The HRC, which includes 47 member nations, The Government of Myanmar (Burma) has reportedly announced an amnesty for 23 political prisoners. The news was welcomed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who said, "[t]his is the time for Myanmar to seize the opportunity before The Government of Burma's recent use of the country's Electronic Law to charge dissidents and hand out long sentences is having a chilling effect on Internet use, according to recent media reports. (Long Prison Terms Under... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540815_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Democracy Activists Sentenced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540760_text Human rights - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), have pointed out continuing, serious human rights problems in Burma (Myanmar). Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The Minister of Information and Culture of Myanmar (Burma), Kyaw Hsan, stated on March 19, 2012, at a two-day conference on "Media Development in Myanmar," that his ministry has been implementing a three-step process of reform st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The Myanmar government officially established the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, comprising "former government officials, diplomats, academics, doctors and lawyers," on September 5, 2011. (Alexandra Malatesta, Myanmar Government Forms Human Rights Commission, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST Vijay Nambiar, the United Nations envoy for Burma (also called Myanmar), spoke in closed session to the U.N. Security Council concerning recent developments in the country. He noted that although some political prisoners have been released A former Burmese political party formally dissolved last year, the National League for Democracy (NLD), recently published a statement arguing that the President-elect of the country should not have appointed government ministers to his Cabinet before Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar (Burma), stated on October 21, 2010, that he is disappointed with the plans for the country's upcoming elections, scheduled for November The Central Bank of Burma (Myanmar) is reported to have issued a number of directives in recent months on newly privatized banks, as the government continues its large-scale privatization of state-owned businesses. One new set of The Central Bank of Burma (Myanmar) is reported to have issued a number of directives in recent months on newly privatized banks, as the government continues its large-scale privatization of state-owned businesses. One new set of On March 26, 2010, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) passed a resolution calling for Myanmar's (Burma's) government to ensure that this year's elections are free and transparent. The HRC, which includes 47 member nations, The Government of Myanmar (Burma) has reportedly announced an amnesty for 23 political prisoners. The news was welcomed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who said, "[t]his is the time for Myanmar to seize the opportunity before The Government of Burma's recent use of the country's Electronic Law to charge dissidents and hand out long sentences is having a chilling effect on Internet use, according to recent media reports. (Long Prison Terms Under On October 24, 2008, a special court in Mandalay, Burma (also called Myanmar), sentenced six members of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party to prison terms ranging from 2 to 13 years, on charges... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540760_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Cyclone Orphan Adoptions Must Follow Procedures http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540511_text Families - It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) will consider amending the country's Constitution before key October 2015 elections. The step towards constitutional reform was taken in On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to go ahead with a proposed law that would restrict religious conversion in the predominantly Buddhist country. The proposal On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President Thein Sein called for a new commission to work with the high court to write a law on protection of Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation will be drafted to create groups to monitor judicial proceedings. The purpose, according to Aung Ko, is to end corruption After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of the Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) has called for the cancellation and amendment of certain sections of controversial draft legislation on In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament of Burma (also called Myanmar), to review that country's 2008 Constitution. (Win Ko Ko Latt, Constitutional Change Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act. (Law No. 1, 1962, as amended in 1971, IBIBLIO; Hanna Hindstrom, On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law that it adopted just two months ago. President U Thein Sein, who had recommended that the Law be revised, signed On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved a new Foreign Investment Law, after several months of parliamentary debate and adjustments to the draft legislation "as proposed changes The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. The abrupt move was made in response to a vote to impeach them taken that day by the Lower House Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), have pointed out continuing, serious human rights problems in Burma (Myanmar). Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The Minister of Information and Culture of Myanmar (Burma), Kyaw Hsan, stated on March 19, 2012, at a two-day conference on "Media Development in Myanmar," that his ministry has been implementing a three-step process of reform st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The Myanmar government officially established the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, comprising "former government officials, diplomats, academics, doctors and lawyers," on September 5, 2011. (Alexandra Malatesta, Myanmar Government Forms Human Rights Commission, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST Vijay Nambiar, the United Nations envoy for Burma (also called Myanmar), spoke in closed session to the U.N. Security Council concerning recent developments in the country. He noted that although some political prisoners have been released A former Burmese political party formally dissolved last year, the National League for Democracy (NLD), recently published a statement arguing that the President-elect of the country should not have appointed government ministers to his Cabinet before Tomandaacute;s Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar (Burma), stated on October 21, 2010, that he is disappointed with the plans for the country's upcoming elections, scheduled for November The Central Bank of Burma (Myanmar) is reported to have issued a number of directives in recent months on newly privatized banks, as the government continues its large-scale privatization of state-owned businesses. One new set of The Central Bank of Burma (Myanmar) is reported to have issued a number of directives in recent months on newly privatized banks, as the government continues its large-scale privatization of state-owned businesses. One new set of On March 26, 2010, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) passed a resolution calling for Myanmar's (Burma's) government to ensure that this year's elections are free and transparent. The HRC, which includes 47 member nations, The Government of Myanmar (Burma) has reportedly announced an amnesty for 23 political prisoners. The news was welcomed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who said, "[t]his is the time for Myanmar to seize the opportunity before The Government of Burma's recent use of the country's Electronic Law to charge dissidents and hand out long sentences is having a chilling effect on Internet use, according to recent media reports. (Long Prison Terms Under On October 24, 2008, a special court in Mandalay, Burma (also called Myanmar), sentenced six members of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party to prison terms ranging from 2 to 13 years, on charges Cyclone Nargis, which devastated a large region of Burma, created a number of orphans. The Burmese Department of Social Welfare (DSW) has stressed, however, that they can be adopted only through the proper legal procedures. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540511_text