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Myanmar: law, justice and policing under the military coup
June 22, 2021 - 09:30-11:00
Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 9:30-11:00 CEST
DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies & University of Oxford
Online via Zoom
Since the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February the military has used a legal discourse and employed notions of law and order in their justifications for the coup and the crackdowns on civilian resistance. How is this playing out, and how are we to understand this usage in the present situation and through a historical lens? And are there people within the judiciary and the police who are ready to oppose the military junta, and in what ways may this affect the resistance more broadly? Another set of important questions regards how justice is understood and articulated among ordinary citizens who oppose the coup? How does the struggle against the military’s injustices feed into revolutionary aspirations for a new federal democracy and how do people imagine an alternative justice system? What form of transitional justice would be desirable in Myanmar in the long run?
These questions will be discussed by Myanmar experts on law, justice, and policing at this webinar co-organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies and Oxford University as part of the Thanakha International Webinar Series Burma/ Myanmar.
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