State of Emergency in Myanmar – Six Months On

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2021-08-31 12:50:45




On 1 February 2021, the military-nominated then Vice President U Myint Swe (who is now the current President of Myanmar) declared a state of emergency for a period of one year (“Declaration“) pursuant to Article 417 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar 2008 (“2008 Constitution“). The Declaration was issued after the military detained government leaders including the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint and other senior government officials from the National League for Democracy (“NLD“) in the early morning of 1 February 2021.

In connection with the Declaration, the legislative, executive and judicial powers of Myanmar were transferred to the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who in turn established the State Administration Council (“SAC“) as the governing authority during the state of emergency. Since then, the military authorities have replaced the NLD government, removing NLD appointed…


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