Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society

The Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS), located in the Melbourne Law School, was recently established, and will be officially launched on 21 May 2013. The Centre was previously known as the Centre for Islamic Law and Society, but has been renamed in order to reflect the focus of its research and seminar programmes.Continue reading “Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society”

Workshop Highlights Importance of Constitutional Reform

From 8 to 10 May 2013, Melissa participated in a workshop on Constitutional Law in Yangon, organised by the Sydney Law School. The conference was attended by members of parliament, lawyers, and civil society organisations.  For media coverage of the event see below: Suu Kyi predicts charterchange, Bangkok Post2008 Constitution Bars Federalism Ethnic Leaders Say, Eleven MyanmarRemove Severe Restrictions FirstContinue reading “Workshop Highlights Importance of Constitutional Reform”

Constitutional Reform Workshop in Myanmar

From 8-10 May 2013, Melissa will join a team of academics who are conducting a workshop on constitutional democracy in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). The workshop will be attended by a wide range of participants, including political parties, academics and civil society actors. Melissa will be speaking on the constitutional position of the military, and constitutional statesContinue reading “Constitutional Reform Workshop in Myanmar”

Limits of Religious Pluralism in Asia

Anew edited volume by Juliana Finucane and Michael Feener has been released on Proselytizing and the Limits of Religious Pluralism in Contemporary Asia, published by Springer. The publication is a result of a conference hosted by the Asia Research Institute, NUS. My chapter examines the Indonesian context and the enforcement of the criminal offence of deceiving a child toContinue reading “Limits of Religious Pluralism in Asia”

Indonesian Draft Law on Inter-religious Harmony

Ihave written an article on ‘Shifting Conceptions of State Regulation of Religion: The Indonesian Draft Law on Inter-religious Harmony’ (2013) Global Change, Peace and Security 1-18. This article seeks to understand how and why states regulate the activities or affairs of religious communities. It does so through a case study of the Indonesian Draft Law on Inter-religious Harmony.Continue reading “Indonesian Draft Law on Inter-religious Harmony”

Australian Journal of Asian Law – Edition 13(2)

Edition 13(2) of the Australian Journal of Asian Law is now available free online at SSRNIt includes: Sorcery, Law and the State: Governing the Black Arts in Indonesia, by Nicholas Herriman Defamation of Religion Law in Post-Reformasi Indonesia: Is Revision Possible? by Zainal Abidin Bagir Human Trafficking as a Violation of Human Rights: Obligations and Accountability of Mongolia, by Ulzijlkham EnkhbaatarContinue reading “Australian Journal of Asian Law – Edition 13(2)”