Oxford, United Kingdom ; Portland, OR ; Hart Publishing, 2014.
xvi, 422 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : Myanmar, law reform and Asian legal studies / Melissa Crouch and Tim Lindsey A short research guide to Myanmar's legal system / Melissa Crouch and Nick Cheesman The layers of legal development in Myanmar / Melissa Crouch Is Burmese law Buddhist? Transition and tradition / Andrew Huxley Bodies on the line in Burma's law reports, 1892-1922 / Nick Cheesman Understanding the Myanmar Supreme Court's docket : an analysis of case topics from 2007 to 2011 / Dominic J. Nardi, Jr. and Lwin Moe What's so bad about Burma's 2008 constitution? A guide for the perplexed / David C. Williams The common law and constitutional writs : prospects for accountability in Myanmar / Melissa Crouch Constitution-making in Myanmar : insights from world experience / Anna Dziedzic and Cheryl Saunders Legislative foundations of Myanmar's economic reforms / Sean Turnell. Elections and the reform agenda / Michael Lidauser and Gilles Saphy A principled approach to company law reform in Myanmar / Melinda Tun The Securities Exchange Law and prospectus regulation : early sketches of equity capital market law and regulation in Myanmar / Tun Zaw Mra Police reform and the 'civilianisation' of security in Myanmar / Andrew Selth Legal perspectives on industrial disputes in Myanmar / Kyaw Soe Lwin War, law, politics : reflections on violence and the Kachin / Nicholas Farrelly Civilian protection and the politics of humanitarian action in Kachin state / Alistair D.B. Cook Unlike any land you know about? Myanmar, reform and the Indonesia model / Tim Lindsey The regional context of Myanmar's democratic transition : what role for ASEAN's new institutions? / Catherine Shanahan Renshaw Law and development in its Burmese moment : legal reform in an emerging democracy / Andrew Harding.
This edited volume to addresses the dynamics of the legal system of Myanmar/Burma in the context of the dramatic but incomplete transition to democracy that formally began in 2011. It includes contributions from leading scholars in the field on a range of key legal issues now facing Myanmar, such as judicial independence, constitutional law, human rights and institutional reform. It features chapters on the legal history of Myanmar; electoral reform; the role of the judiciary; economic reforms; and the state of company law. It also includes chapters that draw on the experiences of other countries to contextualise Myanmar's transition to democracy in a comparative setting, including Myanmar's participation in regional bodies such as ASEAN. This topical book comes at a critical juncture in Myanmar's legal development and will be an invaluable resource for students and teachers seeking greater understanding of the legal system of Myanmar. It will also be vital reading for a wide range of government, business and civil society organisations seeking to re-engage with Myanmar, as it navigates a difficult transition toward democracy and the rule of law -- Source other than Library of Congress.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.