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Myanmar Code of Criminal Procedure

Geographic relevance: Myanmar

Language: English

Data type: Legal citations

About this resource:

This sets out the police powers of arrest and detention in Myanmar, as well as procedural safeguards in this area.

In Myanmar, the police are not under an obligation to inform people of the reasons for arrest. This is also the case in Brunei, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.  In Myanmar, you do not have a right to see a lawyer, or to have a family member informed of your arrest. But you must be brought before a court within 24 hours.

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