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Myanmar's Advocate for Constitutional Reform

‘Saya’ U Ko Ni: Myanmar’s Advocate for Constitutional Reform On 29 January 2017, U Ko Ni, a prominent lawyer and legal advisor to the National League for Democracy (NLD), was brutally assassinated at Yangon International Airport. He was returning from a trip to Indonesia with the Information Minister, U Pe Myint. His untimely death is an unspeakable loss for the country. Great potential as well as great dangers have been unleased in Myanmar following its political and legal transition away from military dictatorship since 2011. As the reform process gained momentum in 2012, U Ko Ni became an outspoken advocate for reform of the Constitution, and was well-known as a legal advisor to the National League for Democracy (NLD). He was also one of the few well-known public figures who are Muslim in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. In this article, I offer a modest tribute to a man who must be remembered for many years to come for his role as Myanmar’s advocate for constitu

Supreme Court visits UNSW Law

On Monday 20 March 2017, a delegation from the Union Supreme Court of Myanmar visited the University of New South Wales Law faculty in Kensington, Sydney. UNSW Law is currently partnering with the Supreme Court to collaborate on a Judicial Colloquium on Commercial and Corporate Law. Daw Yin Myo Suu, an officer of the Union Attorney General's Office and a current LLM student at the University of New South Wales, shared her experience of studying law in Australia.