ILAM asks for list of sus­pended lawyers

The Myanmar Times - - News - MAUNG ZAW maungzaw@mm­times.com

LAWYERS wrongly dis­barred un­der pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment ad­min­is­tra­tions may re­gain the right to prac­tise.

The In­de­pen­dent Lawyers’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Myan­mar (ILAM) has writ­ten ask­ing the Supreme Court for a list of lawyers who were struck off un­der pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ments.

ILAM deputy chair Tawwin U Khin Maung Than said on Au­gust 19 the aim of the ex­er­cise was to re­store the li­cence to any lawyer wrongly dis­barred.

“We’re send­ing our re­quest this week. Once we have the ex­act list of dis­barred lawyers, we will be able to find out the grounds for dis­bar­ment and see if we can help them.”

Where lawyers were re­moved from the rolls in a man­ner not in ac­cor­dance with the 1929 Burma Lawyers’ Coun­cil Act, or if a li­cence was de­nied be­cause the ap­pli­cant was re­garded as a for­eigner un­der the 1982 Burma Cit­i­zen­ship Law (Bar Coun­cil), they might be able to get their li­cence back.

“The as­so­ci­a­tion will an­a­lyse whether the li­cences were con­fis­cated in ac­cor­dance with the 1929 Bar Coun­cil Law or not. If not, we will take the mat­ter to the hlut­taw, the Myan­mar Na­tional Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion, the rel­e­vant gov­ern­ment de­part­ments and the Supreme Court it­self,” said ILAM sec­re­tary U Thein Than Oo.

The ILAM has in­vited any lawyer dis­barred un­der pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ments to con­tact them.

– Trans­la­tion by San Layy

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