Daw Hla Hla (Advocate) challenged whether capital punishment will reduce minor rape
The Legal Clinic Myanmar [LCM] is one of the first legal organizations that play a unique role in promoting and strengthening rule of law, democracy and human rights in Myanmar since its establishment in 2011. We stand for justice by providing legal aid services and social supports for people whose rights have been violated and those have been unfairly and unjustly treated in cooperation with both state actors and non-state actors.
The LCM is committed to not only promoting awareness of legal rights and paralegal trainings order to break citizens’ silence but also provision of legal aid services for people whose rights have been violated and treated unjustly particularly regarding land, women, child and labor issues with the vision that legal rights of every citizen will be secured through the enforcement of the rule of law.
22 June 2018 Yangon
Three conspirators of minor rape were convicted, after completing their imprisonment, the rapist is already a Ward Administrator in YangonRead More
In March 18th, 2018, in the campaign for "ruling capital punishment for minor rape" Daw Hla Hla Yee (Advocate) said that there was no significant decline of minor rape cases as courts punished them with 20 years imprisonment since 2016. According the newly drafting law "Anti-Violence against Women", it is known that there will be punishment of lifelong imprisonment for raping minor and disable persons and death penalty for attempting to kill victims while committing such crimes. It is doubtful if capital punishment can really reduce minor rape. It is necessary to be more convenient to inform those crimes and prosecute before court and to be less victim blaming and discrimination by people.Read More
Deputy Director and Legal Advisor/Manager met interned law students at LCM Yangon Head Office on May 31, discussing strengths and weakness of the program, and encouraged them in further opportunities.Read More