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Myanmar Transitional Justice Issues and Initiatives

MYANMAR Transitional Justice Issues and Initiatives Introduction Socio-historical context: conflict and repression Myanmar gained independence in January 1948, following the 1947 Panglong Conference. At this conference General Aung San along with Kachin, Shan, and Chin leaders overcame the divide-and-rule policy of the British by agreeing on ethnic equality within a Federal Union of Burma. However, after General Aung San was assassinated in 1947, new leaders neglected the Panglong agreement. Armed