Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Tatmadaw

  • The Tatmadaw’s 1 February Actions are not an Emergency but a Coup

    —Andrew Harding, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore In the early morning of 1 February 2021 the Myanmar military, the Tatmadaw, fulfilled what had been threatened for several days, by arresting the President and other leading civilian officials, and declaring an emergency and their taking over of the country.

  • Myanmar’s Constitutional Impasse: The Constitutional Amendment Process in 2020

    —Andrew Harding, National University of Singapore, and Nyi Nyi Kyaw, Myanmar Studies Programme, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and National University of Singapore The rigidity of the 2008 Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (‘the Constitution’) is rightly notorious, and this rigidity has been proven at least three times through failed attempts…