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Published on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 20:45
Two high-profile lawyers from the Myanmar Lawyers Network, Soe Tint Yi and Kyee Myint, will visit Sri Lanka this month to discuss implementing the rule of law and ensuring protection of human rights.
Soe Tint Yi, who has been among those leading the fight to prevent the government from leasing historic Yangon courthouses to private companies, said he hopes the visit will help him find methods to eliminate bribery and ensure the judicial system here becomes independent enough to gain the public’s trust.
The two lawyers were invited by the nongovernmental organisation Internships Asia International to visit Sri Lanka from January 19-27. They will meet the country’s Supreme Court chief justice, minister of justice, members of the country’s association of lawyers and representatives of civil society.
Like Soe Tint Yi, advocate Kyee Myint is involved in a high-profile case. He is defending protestors facing charges of protesting without permission from authorities.