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  • The Significance of Everyday Access to Justice in Myanmar’s Transition to Democracy 

    Kyed, Helene Maria; Thawnghmung, Ardeth Maung (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-06-05)
    A wide range of justice providers, co-existing with the official legal system, operates in Myanmar. While the state’s is legally the only court system in the country and customary laws and ethnic justice systems are not recognized, it does not enjoy a ...
  • The Politics of Thai Buddhism Under the NCPO JUNTA 

    Kulabkaew, Katewadee (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-05-15)
    Upholding and protecting Buddhism might be a duty of traditional Thai rulers, in their desire for political legitimacy, but the NCPO’s decisive actions concerning the institutional reform of Buddhism are rooted not merely in respect for this tradition. ...
  • Whither Myanmar’s Garment Sector? 

    Freeman, Nick J. (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-03-15)
    In 2013 Myanmar was reinstated into the EU Single Market’s “Generalized Scheme of Preferences” (GSP), under which goods from the country — and forty-six other least developed countries — may enter the EU duty- and quota-free, in conformity with the ...
  • From Declaration to Code : Continuity and Change in China’s Engagement with ASEAN on the South China Sea. 

    Ha, Hoang Thi (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-02-28)
    Developments in the South China Sea (SCS) over the past two decades provide a telling illustration of the evolution of ASEAN–China relations. Its progression since the early 1990s indicates how the relationship has grown more asymmetrical, how realpolitik ...

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