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Laws, decrees and legal commentary relating to the 1990 elections

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Title: Convening the People's Assembly: A Legal Analysis
Date of publication: May 1999
Description/subject: "According to Burma's two supposedly superseded constitutions, that of 1947 and 1974, the Pyithu Hluttaw (the People's Assembly) is the body charged with exercising State power. The 1989 Pyithu Hluttaw Election Law (called the Election Law), under which the 1990 elections were conducted, also provides that the duty of representatives elected in accordance with the Election Law is to form the Pyithu Hluttaw (Section 3). The ruling military junta, the people of Burma and the international community acknowledged without qualification that the May 1990 general election was free, fair and lawful. It then follows that those representatives elected by the people in the 1990 election have the lawful right to form a Pyithu Hluttaw that exercises legislative power and appoints a government in accordance with the legal norms of Burma..."
Author/creator: Burma Lawyers' Council
Language: English
Source/publisher: Legal Issues on Burma Journal No. 3 (Burma Lawyers' Council)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: The Law Protecting the Peaceful and Systematic Transfer of State Responsibility and the Successful Performance of the Functions of the National Convention against Disturbances and Oppositions - SLORC Law No. 5/96 (English)
Date of publication: 07 June 1996
Description/subject: Repealed, January 2013 (see Commentary and Alternate URL)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council
Format/size: pdf (English, 67K); html (article on repeal)
Alternate URLs: http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/24300 (law repealed, January 2013)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: SLORC Declaration No. 1/90 of July 27, 1990
Date of publication: 27 July 1990
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: html (18K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: The Pyithu Hluttaw Election Law - SLORC Law No. 14/89 (English)
Date of publication: 31 May 1989
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 14/89, 13th Waning Day of Kason, 1351 B.E., 31st May, 1989
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (91K), html
Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/pyithu_hluttaw_election_law.htm
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003