BABSEACLE started working in Myanmar in 2013, officially opening an office in Yangon in 2014. BABSEACLE is working to establish university and community based legal education programmes throughout the country. Supporting justice education and the Rule of Law through the introduction of Clinical Legal Education (CLE) Programmes. We are working with all 18 university law departments in Myanmar to assist in establishing and strengthening university based CLE programmes. Our university partners are developing CLE curricula to bring CLE into mainstream legal education in Myanmar. This is being done through training of trainers, workshops, international placements, micro-grants, as well as materials including textbooks and support from regional and international CLE experts. BABSEACLE is working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), DLA Piper/New Perimeter, and Herbert Smith Freehills on a programme to bring CLE to Myanmar.
BABSEACLE is working with the following universities:
|Dagon University||Pathein University|
|Dawei University||Pinlong University|
|East Yangon University||Pyay University|
|Magway University||Sittwe University|
|Mandalay University||Taunggyi University|
|Mandalay University of Distance Education||Taungoo University|
|Mawlamyaing University||Yadanabon University|
|Monywa University||Yangon University|
|Myitkyinar University||Yangon University of Distance Education|
Past events have included:
National CLE Workshops
National Summer School
Individual University Training of Trainers and signing of MOUs
Every month, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducts a Rule of Law Coordinating meeting at their office and many UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs and CSOs working in the are of access to justice attend.. During this meeting, each organization shares what they have done during the last month and update on what their plans are for the next month. Also organizations are invited to do presentations on their work and plans for...
INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE 1st-30th JULY 2016 Dear Friends and Supporters of Bridge Across Borders South East Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEACLE) and BABSEACLE Australia, I am so grateful that I became part of the BABSEACLE/Australia team for a month and though my internship is coming to an end, I have had a solid experience from doing Clinical Legal Education (CLE)...
After a week-long workshop in Yangon, Myanmar on July 10 2016, our group of four Australian students travelled to a town called Pyay, accompanied by University of New England lecturer, Jonathan Liljeblad, and Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEACLE) Program Development Manager, Kyaw Htin. The bumpy, seven-hour journey was an excellent opportunity for us to soak up rural Myanmar, and to...