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A Legal Suggestion to Hold New Elections by the Ethnic and Democratic Resistance Forces in Burma to Promote Human Rights through the Rule of Law

January 20th, 2023  •  Author:   Legal Aid Network  •  1 minute read
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“Recognition of the 2020 election result, but not legally”

The Legal Aid Network has generally1 recognized the results of the elections held in November 2020. However, due to the military coup on February 1, 2021, the election-winning party, the NLD, has been unable to implement its results empirically, nor is the party willing to use it for the emergence of, or in support of, a federalism suited to Burma effectively.

“The combination of de jure and de facto standards”

We welcomed the formation of the NUG, which emerged with the combination of de jure and de facto standards; the former partially implements the November 2020 elections while the latter creates formal political positions, particularly for the leaders of some Ethnic Resistance Organizations (EROs), which have their own armies, administrative departments, designated territories, and supported peoples. However, unfortunately, in operating the NUG, transparency and accountability are seen thinly.

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