JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Our law student correspondents in Myanmar continue to send reports of the latest developments on the ground, along with their perspectives and analysis of the legal issues presented by the February 1 military coup. This report examines the constitutionality of the military takeover under the 2008 Myanmar Constitution. It has been very [...]

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The military government in Myanmar Friday ordered the mass release of over 23,000 prisoners in a move that concerned government opponents and international rights advocates who fear that the leaders of the February 1 military coup could be clearing room in the country’s detention centers for large numbers of political prisoners in the wake of [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Tensions mounted in Myanmar early Friday morning Myanmar time as multiple reports circulated of protesters and opponents of the February 1 military coup being arrested on the street and in their homes after midnight. Many protesting doctors and members of the Myanmar Union Election Commission were said to have been taken into [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Protests against the February 1 coup that installed a military government in Myanmar continued Wednesday as authorities released most people detained in Tuesday’s large-scale protests in defiance of a military ban on public gatherings. The protests were peaceful. Although police kept a close watch, demonstrations were not broken up with water cannon [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Myanmar’s military authorities Monday attempted to disperse marchers in the country’s capital with water cannons and announced on national television that they would be taking legal action against protesters opposing the military coup that overthrew the government of Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1. The march in Nay Pyi Taw was [...]

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Benjamin Crump, civil rights lawyer and the attorney for George Floyd, the Minneapolis man whose May killing by police unleashed a wave of protests across the US and around the world, told an international inquiry Monday that Floyd had in fact narrated his own death on screen. Crump was speaking to the International Commission of Inquiry [...]

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Pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol building in Washington DC Wednesday after thousands rallied on the National Mall in support of President Donald Trump, who had addressed them in a rambling speech laden with grievances and falsehoods just after Noon and encouraged them to move on to the Capitol. The House and Senate were evacuated [...]

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