Tue 19 Dec 2006
Filed under: Inside Burma,News
Thirty law students from Rangoon have formed a ‘justice validation organisation’ with the aim of helping Burmese people understand their responsibilities and rights under the legal system.
A founding member of the group, who declined to be publicly named, said members were firm believers in democratic ideals and the importance of a just legal system.
â€œ. . . the people of Burma have been deprived of justice for a long time. Therefore, it is still necessary to bring up people who can steadfastly work, based on fairness,â€ the student said.
The group reportedly plans to monitor Burmese administrative and legal procedures and inform the public of their findings starting early next year.
â€œWe will basically collect data regarding the responsibilities of the authorities . . . we will give the public basic (information) on who their ward and township authorities are . . . We will start from the level the public could accept so that the public could demand their legal rights bravely,â€ the student said.