Project profile — Advancing the Fight Against Impunity in Myanmar


International Commission of Jurists
2020-03-13 - 2023-05-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Myanmar (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve Myanmar’s ability to reform laws, policies and judicial practices, as well as strengthen national capacity to promote rule of law and address accountability for human rights violations. Project activities include: (1) conducting and supporting research and legal analysis of country specific cases to raise awareness, and draw broader support on identified barriers to redress and accountability; (2) building national capacities of judges, prosecutors, investigators, lawyers, civil society organization and victims’ representatives on the rights to remedies and redress for serious human rights violations; and (3) promoting and engaging local national and international advocacy efforts aimed at achieving accountability or remedies and reparation for victims and their families.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved conformity with international obligations to respect and protect human rights for Myanmar; (2) increased capacity of local stakeholders including judges, prosecutors, investigators, media, and civil society organizations to promote the rule of law and address accountability for human rights violations; and (3) increased knowledge on legal issues related to justice and accountability for the general Myanmar population.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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