The country's democratic transition has underscored the need to cement the rule of law as a fundamental principle
Myanmar’s democratic transition has underscored the need to cement the rule of law as a fundamental principle. A key priority for Myanmar’s justice sector institutions has therefore been the professional development of judges, law officers and court staff through modern training programs. IDLO is working with the training departments of the Union Attorney General Office (UAGO) and the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union to strengthen capacity development strategies and support their implementation.
In a country where a large part of the population tends to resort to informal systems to resolve disputes, it has been crucial to enhance public confidence in the formal justice system and foster public legal awareness. In 2016, IDLO in collaboration with UNDP expanded Rule of Law Centres across the country with a view to increasing communities’ knowledge of their rights, assisting justice providers to apply rule of law principles, and building cooperation to address local justice problems.
While constantly working towards the realization of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda, IDLO's Myanmar programs advance SDG 16 and contribute to the achievement of other goals. [ Learn more ]