Mr William Schabas, professor of international law at Middlesex University, UK, and professor of international human laws and human rights at Leiden University in the Netherlands, gave a lecture on the experiences at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and on international law at Yangon University yesterday.
Similarly in the afternoon, Dr Christopher Staker, member of the Bar of England and Wales, gave a lecture on legal matters at Yangon University.
Also attending the lectures were 160 officials, including Union Minister for Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Deputy Minister U Min Lwin, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Office of the State Counsellor and Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies, faculties from Yangon University, Yangon University of Distance Education, Dagon University, East Yangon University, West Yangon University and Yangon University of Foreign Languages, and officials from Yangon Region government, Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, International Court Legal Aid Organization. In addition, 985 law students were also in attendance.
Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi delivered the opening speech at the event and introduced Prof Schabas to the audience before the talk.
The two experts answered questions from the audience.—MNA