Open letter to Association of Asian Constitutional Courts on Myanmar

[signatories will be collated until 18 June and then sent to the AACC; to sign click here] This letter is on behalf of concerned scholars of comparative constitutional law and politics, listed below. We call on the Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions (AACC) to suspend the Constitutional Tribunal of the Union ofContinue reading “Open letter to Association of Asian Constitutional Courts on Myanmar”

Book launch: Comparative Constitutional Law and the Global South

On 18 June 2021, the G&T Centre for Public Law will host a book launch of two edited volumes on constitutionalism in the Global South: Philipp Dann, Michael Riegner and Maxim Bönnemann (eds), The Global South and Comparative Constitutional Law (Oxford UP, 2020); and Philipp Dann and Arun K. Thiruvengadam (eds), Democratic Constitutionalism in India and the EuropeanContinue reading “Book launch: Comparative Constitutional Law and the Global South”

Law, Justice and Policing under Myanmar’s Military Coup

Webinar, Tuesday, 22 June, 2021, 9:30 – 11.00 (CEST), hosted by Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and Oxford University – register here In the resistance to the military coup in Myanmar, protesters have frequently hoisted placards reading ‘we want justice’ and ‘justice for Myanmar’. Demands for justice sit alongside calls for democracy and anContinue reading “Law, Justice and Policing under Myanmar’s Military Coup”

Chinese Law and Development

At this year’s Law & Society Association conference, there will be two roundtables on Chinese Law and Development. China has emerged as the champion of economic globalization through the export of its goods and services. Yet there is little empirical basis through which to evaluate the effects of Chinese globalization or with which to theorizeContinue reading “Chinese Law and Development”

Politics in Action 2021: Updates from Southeast Asia

The annual Politics in Action forum by Sydney’s Southeast Asia Centre brings political updates from Southeast Asia to researchers and practitioners from across the disciplines and beyond. Drawing upon expertise from around the world, these presentations will provide up-to-date information on developments in Southeast Asia relevant to scholars, students, practitioners and the general public. InContinue reading “Politics in Action 2021: Updates from Southeast Asia”

Postgraduate Session: Welcome to the ASAA

Are you a postgraduate student in Australia conducting research on Asia? The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) can help you in building your career and profile as a researcher, whether you’re an Honours, Masters or PhD student. With a membership of between 280-500, the ASAA is one of the largest organisations around the world and theContinue reading “Postgraduate Session: Welcome to the ASAA”

Forum on International Education and Asian Studies

The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) invites its members to a forum to discuss its submission to the government’s consultation on a new strategy for international education, which presents an opportunity to promote Asian studies and languages. The webinar will be held at 2pm on 22 April. The Forum will begin with a talkContinue reading “Forum on International Education and Asian Studies”

Closure of Indonesian language programs in Australian universities will weaken ties between the two countries

Universities are vital institutional actors in Australia’s relations with Indonesia. Australian universities welcome thousands of Indonesian students across a broad range of programs. In doing so, they help forge connections that strengthen relations between our two countries. One major way that our universities have contributed is by offering Indonesian language courses. These programs enable AustralianContinue reading “Closure of Indonesian language programs in Australian universities will weaken ties between the two countries”

Research Associate job

The position of Research Associate is currently open for applications. The Research Associate will work with me on the Australian Research Council (ARC) funded research project: ‘Constitutional Change in Authoritarian Regimes: The Case of Myanmar’. Applications close 28 April. For the full details on the position see the UNSW website here.

What are military tribunals in Myanmar?

*For the Burmese version of this post see here The military regime in Myanmar has begun to use martial law orders. As I explain here, this represents a serious escalation in the response by the military. One aspect of martial law or military administration is that the Tatmadaw presumes this allows it to establish militaryContinue reading “What are military tribunals in Myanmar?”