Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: habeas corpus. constitutional writ

  • Writs but no Weapons? A Stocktake on Administrative Justice in Myanmar

    —Melissa Crouch, National University of Singapore and University of New South Wales (from December 2014) The former Chief Justice Ba U of the Supreme Court of Burma once described the constitutional writs as ‘weapons’. The early years of independence in Burma were a time of significant judicial activism, when the Supreme Court did not hesitate to strike down executive decisions that were beyond the powers of decision-makers or that infringed on the rights of citizens.