Professional Legal Education Program in Corporate and Commercial Law for Myanmar Lawyers

From May to July 2017, an exciting new professional legal education program will be run for commercial and corporate lawyers in Myanmar by the University of New South Wales Law Faculty and the Asian Development Bank.  The course will focus on core skills and areas of practice directly relevant to commercial and corporate law. ItContinue reading “Professional Legal Education Program in Corporate and Commercial Law for Myanmar Lawyers”

Forthcoming Book: The Business of Transition

In 2017, a new book on The Business of Transition: Law Reform, Development and Economics in Myanmar, will be published with Cambridge University Press. The aim of this volume is to offer new empirical and comparative insights into the intersection between business, development and governance reforms in Myanmar. It brings together a range of leadingsContinue reading “Forthcoming Book: The Business of Transition”

The Role and Function of a Constitutional Court

On 25-26 November 2016, a workshop was held with the Myanmar Constitutional Tribunal in Naypyidaw on “The Role and Function of a Constitutional Court in Comparative Perspective”.  The conference was organised by the Australia Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project, and supported by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. The conference was attended by the nine members of the ConstitutionalContinue reading “The Role and Function of a Constitutional Court”

Building a Constitutional Culture in Myanmar

From 22 to 23 November, the Australia Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project led by UNSW Law held a workshop on Building a Constitutional Culture in Myanmar. Over 60 participants attended including lawyers, civil society organisations, former judges, academics and students. This represented the fourth year of this program, that has now included 9 major workshops andContinue reading “Building a Constitutional Culture in Myanmar”

The constitutional implications of Myanmar’s peace process

This article was commissioned by International IDEA and was originally posted on ConstitutionNet, IDEA’s online knowledge platform supporting constitution builders globally. Read more The National League for Democracy (NLD) is leading a major peace process that could see not only an end to decades of conflict against armed ethnic groups, but also a way forward for the future. If anContinue reading “The constitutional implications of Myanmar’s peace process”

Conflict in Myanmar: War, Politics, Religion

Nick Cheesman and Nicholas Farrelly have a new edited volume coming out on Conflict in Myanmar. The volume is the outcome of the 2015 ANU Myanmar/Burma Update. The abstract for the book is as follows: As Myanmar’s military adjusts to life with its former opponents holding elected office, Conflict in Myanmar showcases innovative research by a rising generationContinue reading “Conflict in Myanmar: War, Politics, Religion”

UNSW engagement in Myanmar

Ithought I would just provide an update of all the things going on at UNSW Law in relation to Myanmar. See flier here, or info below: UNSW Law has numerous projects to contribute to legal education, constitutional literacy and protection of human rights in Myanmar, including: · the Australia-Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project;· the Diplomacy Training Program;· National Pro BonoContinue reading “UNSW engagement in Myanmar”

Launch of Myanmar/Burma law database on AsianLII

The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) and The Australia-Myanmar Constitutional Democracy ProjectInvite you to a seminar and the launch ofMyanmar/Burma Databases on AsianLII DATE: Monday 23 May 2016 TIME: 5.30pm for 5.45pm till 7.00pm LOCATION: UNSW Law Staff Common RoomLaw Building, Level 2 RSVP: Friday 20 May 2016 TO: Richard Hunter, Development Manager,  Agenda Welcome byContinue reading “Launch of Myanmar/Burma law database on AsianLII”

Event: The Future for Myanmars Muslims, Implications for Australia and the Region

The future for Muslims in Myanmar affects the region and Australia. While many have lauded Myanmar’s transition since 2011, the political changes have come at significant cost for certain social groups. Serious violence in 2012 spread from Rakhine State to many major towns across Myanmar and primarily targeted Muslim communities. This led to widespread displacementContinue reading “Event: The Future for Myanmars Muslims, Implications for Australia and the Region”

Myanmar under the NLD

Wednesday 30 March, 12.30-2pmBrindabella Theatre, JG Crawford Building (132), Lennox Crossing, ANU Overview On 31 March 2016, a democratically elected government will take power in Myanmar for the first time in over half a century. But even as Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy assumes the presidency and takes most Cabinet positions, theContinue reading “Myanmar under the NLD”