The Role and Function of a Constitutional Court

On 25-26 November 2016, a workshop was held with the Myanmar Constitutional Tribunal in Naypyidaw on “The Role and Function of a Constitutional Court in Comparative Perspective”. 

The conference was organised by the Australia Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project, and supported by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. The conference was attended by the nine members of the Constitutional Tribunal and 40 of their research staff. The two speakers for the event were Professor Theunis Roux and Dr Melissa Crouch of the University of New South Wales.

The workshop included the following sessions:

Day 1

Session 1: The Role of a Constitutional Tribunal in a Democracy – Theunis Roux

Session 2: Jurisdiction of the Constitutional Tribunal – U Kyaw San

Session 3: Constitutional Interpretation – Theunis Roux

Session 4: Public Profile of the Constitutional Tribunal – Melissa Crouch

Day 2

Session 1: Procedure and Access to the Tribunal – Melissa Crouch

Session 2: Remedies in Constitutional Law – Theunis Roux and Melissa Crouch

The conference featured on national television, MRTV:

The workshop was also reported in Myanma Alin, 26 November 2016.