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ANU Seminar on the Military and the Courts in Myanmar

On 24 August, the ANU College of Law will host a seminar by Melissa Crouch on ‘Judicial Loyalty to the Military in Authoritarian Regimes: How the Courts are Militarised in Myanmar’. Judicial-military relations are an underexplored aspect of the rule of law in authoritarian regimes. In this presentation I explore the concept of judicial loyaltyContinue reading “ANU Seminar on the Military and the Courts in Myanmar”

Investing in the future of language studies by learning from the past

On 7 April, the Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre will host a hybrid event on the future of language studies and how we can learn from the past, with Melissa Crouch and Liam Prince. In this talk Melissa Crouch will consider the importance of mainstreaming the study of Asia as a complimentary strategy toContinue reading “Investing in the future of language studies by learning from the past”

Friends of Sean Turnell

A website has been established concerning the ongoing detention of Professor Sean Turnell. Some of his friends have also written reflections on Sean. David Throsby’s reflection is available here. My personal reflection on Sean is below or here. I don’t recall when I first met Sean. But he is the kind of person you feelContinue reading “Friends of Sean Turnell”

A year on, Australia’s most unlikely political prisoner remains in jail: Sean Turnell

It has been one long year since Australian academic and economist Sean Turnell was arrested by Myanmar’s military regime. Economics advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi and Associate Professor of Macquarie University, Sean remains under detention in Myanmar. The military coup has returned the country to the horrors of direct military rule, including war, targetedContinue reading “A year on, Australia’s most unlikely political prisoner remains in jail: Sean Turnell”

Joint statement: One year after the military coup in Myanmar

*This statement is also available at UNSW, ANU , MRC, University of Sydney and Griffith Asia Institute websites On 1 February 2022, people in Myanmar will mark the first anniversary of renewed military dictatorship with protest and resistance. The coup prevented an elected government from taking office. The military extralegally detained its members, and embarkedContinue reading “Joint statement: One year after the military coup in Myanmar”

Women as Model Minority Judges: The Case of Indonesia

On 21 January 2021, the Oxford Programme in Asian Laws series will host a seminar by Melissa Crouch on ‘Women as Model Minority Judges in Indonesia’. Registration for the seminar is open here. Serving the world’s third largest democracy, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court has been crucial to the past two decades of reform and the shift fromContinue reading “Women as Model Minority Judges: The Case of Indonesia”

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