Myanmar

Promoting Rule of Law Project, Myanmar

The Promoting the Rule of Law Project in Myanmar supported Myanmar to consolidate its democracy to become more inclusive, accountable, and responsive to its people through good governance and protection of human rights. PRLP worked to strengthen institutions to promote good governance, rule of law and human rights, and expand space for civil society organizations (CSOs) and the media to support democratic transition. The project was successful in developing new court procedures to increase efficiency and transparency in the judiciary, support legal aid, and awareness raising by CSOs to increase knowledge of rights and legal processes.

As a sub-contractor to TetraTech DPK (TtDPK) DPI supported PRLP to promote and protect the rule of law and civil liberties, and address key capacity and structural gaps that limit the effectiveness of selected justice systems.

Specific project objectives included:

  • Promote accountable and accessible justice sector institutions; and
  • Improve and increase access to justice, legal literacy, and participation of marginalized populations.

DPI supported the development of a national rule of law strategy, more participatory and effective legislative drafting and policymaking, strong judicial self-governance, and enhanced capacity of rule of law civil society organizations. PRLP helped enhance rule of law in peripheral communities of Myanmar and building linkages between these communities and central governance and justice institutions.

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