Activities in Myanmar
The Federal Court’s relationship with Myanmar commenced in 2015 following discussions between the Chief Justice and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Union of Myanmar regarding the road to judicial reform. The two Chief Justices considered court led initiatives that support public confidence in the judiciary through accountability and transparency measures. Pursuant to the discussions, in November 2015 the Federal Court hosted two judicial administrators from the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union of Myanmar. This DFAT funded visit provided the opportunity for the visitors to learn about court administration and judicial processes as the Myanmar judiciary looks to the implementation of their Strategic Plan 2015-2017.
A historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in June 2016, strengthening the judicial cooperation and ongoing knowledge exchange between the two courts.
Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar