[ PUBLIC TALK ] Magna Carta - Lessons for Myanmar in 2015 and Beyond?

Magna Carta - Lessons for Myanmar in 2015 and Beyond?
by
Robert S. Pe (Senior Legal Adviser to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi)
Daw Tin Tin Yee (A2J Advisor, Promoting Rule of Law Project, USAID/Myanmar)
U Kyaw Myint (President, Yangon Justice Centre) and
U Robert Sann Aung (Human Rights Lawyer and a nominee for the Martin Ennals Award 2015 for human rights defenders)


Date: Tuesday 16th June
Time: 6.00 p.m.
Venue: British Council Library
Register online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Magna-Carta


15th June 2015 is the 800th anniversary of Marga Carta, a cornerstone of the individual liberties. It lays the foundation for the law to stand above the government. One of the key provisions in the Charter states that: ‘No free man shall be arrested or imprisoned … or exiled or in any way ruined … except by lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.’ This effectively established the principle of the rule of law, protecting individuals from arbitrary punishment.

What lessons can Magna Carta provide for Myanmar’s ongoing democratic reforms? How does it relate to contemporary debates about human rights, justice and liberty in Myanmar?


Please join Robert S. Pe (Senior Legal Adviser to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi), Daw Tin Tin Yee (A2J Advisor, Promoting Rule of Law Project, USAID/Myanmar), U Kyaw Myint (President, Yangon Justice Centre), and U Robert Sann Aung (Human Rights Lawyer and a nominee for the Martin Ennals Award 2015 for human rights defenders) in discussion around the theme of “Magna Carta- Lessons for Myanmar in 2015 and Beyond”


Both members and non-members are welcome. Non-members will have to bring their NRC or passport on the day of the event.

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