In D.C. Recently: Buddhist Monk U Tikha Nyana, Prominent Lawyer U Aung Thane and Justice Trust

Recently, Justice Trust, an organization that seeks to use existing judicial systems in emerging democratic countries through local lawyers, came to Washington, DC. During their two days they held a number of meetings to discuss their new report, Hidden Hands, which examines the communal violence in Burma and found that outside actors and hardline military elements … More In D.C. Recently: Buddhist Monk U Tikha Nyana, Prominent Lawyer U Aung Thane and Justice Trust

Burma’s draft Association Law: a government chokehold on civil society

Civil society organizations have provided essential guidance to Burma’s peace and development process, often – through years of exiled activism and international support during military rule – holding far more political and legal knowledge than government officials themselves. This summer, the Burmese government, threatened by these organizations’ influence and advocacy efforts, rolled out the draft … More Burma’s draft Association Law: a government chokehold on civil society

IFI Re-Engagement and Aid Coordination in Burma Panel at the World Bank

Here’s our recap of the IFI Re-Engagement and Aid Coordination in Burma panel held at the World Bank last Thursday, April 18th. We’ve posted a synopsis and many of the speakers’ thoughts and suggestions for those who were unable to attend but want to know about the challenges facing the re-engagement of the World Bank, … More IFI Re-Engagement and Aid Coordination in Burma Panel at the World Bank