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Title Constitutionalism and legal change in Myanmar / edited by Andrew Harding, with the assistance of Khin Khin Oo.

Published Oxford [UK] ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2017.

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Physical description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Seeking Constitutional Settlement in Myanmar / Janelle Saffin Saffin, Janelle 1 -- I Setting the Scene 1 -- II Federalism and Secession 5 -- III Burma's Constitutional Moment? 7 -- IV Burma's 1947, 1974 and 2008 Constitutions 7 -- V Political Parties, Ethnic Nationalities, Peace Organisations and Constitutional Change 10 -- VI National Peace Process 13 -- VII 1990 Declaration 1/90, the National Convention and the Seven-step Roadmap to Democracy 15 -- VIII Political Space 18 -- IX A Political Pact 19 -- X President and the Executive on Constitutional Change 20 -- XI Seeking Unity through a Shared Identity in a Constitutional Settlement 21 -- XII Conclusion 22 -- 2 Rule of Law Concepts in Burma's Constitutions and Actual Practice: No Ground for Optimism / Myint Zan Zan, Myint 25 -- I Glimpses of Rule of Law, 1962-2011 25 -- II Espousal of the Rule of Law Concept by Burmese (Myanmar) Authorities 28 -- III Government Accountability Under the Law 29 -- IV Practices and Provisions Concerning Fundamental Liberties of Citizens 31 -- V Developments from Early 2012 to Early 2016 Regarding Rule of Law: Incautious Optimism? 38 -- VI Constitutional Tribunal Imbroglio of 2012 40 -- VII Conclusion 44 -- 3 A Second Panglong Agreement: Burmese Federalism for the Twenty-first Century / David C Williams Williams, David C 47 -- I First Panglong Agreement 49 -- II Second Panglong Agreement 62 -- III Conclusion 69 -- 4 Irresistible Forces and Immovable Objects: Constitutional Change in Myanmar / Andrew Harding Harding, Andrew 71 -- I Amendment Process under the 2008 Constitution 71 -- II Constitutional Review Process: Amending the Amendment Provision 75 -- III Critique of the Amendment Process 78 -- 5 2008 Constitution: The Evolution of Leadership / Priscilla Clapp Clapp, Priscilla 83 -- I Constitutional Provisions for Leadership 84 -- II Impact of Leadership on Constitutional Interpretation 91 -- III Leadership Development 92 -- IV Leadership Dynamics Affecting the Constitution 98 -- V Prospects for Constitutional Amendment 102 -- VI Intentions Create Realities 102 -- 6 Contesting the Rules: Myanmar's 2015 Election and Electoral Integrity / Bridget Welsh Welsh, Bridget 105 -- I Myanmar's 2015 Polls in Context 107 -- II Legal Framework of Elections in Myanmar 110 -- III 'High Polities' of Electoral Integrity: Constitutional Reform 111 -- IV Administrative Integrity Issues in the Electoral Laws 120 -- V Conclusions 133 -- 7 Achieving 'Genuine Federalism'? Myanmar's Inexorable Path Towards Constitutional Devolution and Decentralised Governance / Marcus Brand Brand, Marcus 135 -- I State of the Debate 137 -- II Federalism in Myanmar law 141 -- III Governance at the Region and State Levels 143 -- IV Peace Process 146 -- V Constitutional Reform Process 150 -- 8 Everyday Emergency: Between the Constitution and the Code of Criminal Procedure in Myanmar / Melissa Crouch Crouch, Melissa 157 -- I Executive Appropriation of Emergency Power 160 -- II From Executive Order to a Constitutional State of Emergency 164 -- III Myanmar's Constitutional Provisions on Emergency 168 -- IV Conclusion 172 -- 9 How the Constitutional Tribunal's Jurisprudence Sparked a Crisis / Dominic Jerry Nardi, Jr Jr, Dominic Jerry Nardi, 173 -- I Constitutional Tribunal 174 -- II Constitutional Crisis 178 -- III Views on Constitutional Review 182 -- IV Why the Case Became a Crisis 187 -- V Conclusions 190 -- 10 Judicial Power and the Constitutional Tribunal: Some Suggestions for Better Legislation Relating to the Tribunal and its Role / Khin Khin Oo Oo, Khin Khin 193 -- I Brief Background of Constitutional Review in Myanmar 193 -- II Court System under the 2008 Constitution 196 -- III Formation of the Constitutional Tribunal 199 -- IV Functions of the Tribunal 205 -- V Accessibility of the Tribunal 207 -- VI Effect of Decisions of the CTU 209 -- VII Conclusion 213 -- 11 Human Rights under the New Regime / Catherine Renshaw Renshaw, Catherine 215 -- I Human Rights in Myanmar Before 2010 218 -- II Human Rights and the 2008 Constitution 221 -- III Myanmar National Human Rights Commission 226 -- IV Transitional Justice 229 -- V Conclusion 234 -- 12 Legal Profession and the Substantive Rule of Law in Myanmar / Janelle Saffin Saffin, Janelle, Nathan Willis Willis, Nathan 235 -- I History of the Legal Profession 237 -- II Structure of the Legal Profession 239 -- III Bar Council 240 -- IV Legal Education 242 -- V International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) 243 -- VI Substantive Rule of Law 246 -- VII Lawyers and the Rule of Law 248 -- VIII Identify Areas for Legal Professional Engagement Towards the Substantive Rule of law for Myanmar 249 -- IX Conclusion 251.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2014 dcunns.
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Other author Harding, Andrew, editor.
Oo, Khin Khin, editor.
Subject Constitutional law -- Burma.
Law reform -- Burma.
Burma -- Politics and government.
ISBN 9781509902125 (online)
9781849467902 (hardback)
9781509902118 (electronic book)
9781509902101 (PDF)