Workshop on the Indonesian Constitutional Court

For those in Sydney, a workshop on the Indonesian Constitutional Court will be held today and tomorrow. Details below:Workshop on “The Constitutional Court & Democracy in Indonesia: Judging the First Decade” 11-12 December 2014SydneyPresented by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW Law Faculty and Centre for Asian and Pacific Law, Sydney law SchoolContinue reading “Workshop on the Indonesian Constitutional Court”

Review of Scholarship on Myanmar Law

The recent edition of the Pacific Rim Law and Policy Review contains several articles on Myanmar, including on the topic of sovereign wealth funds and responsible investment. My article is on “Rediscovering ‘Law’ in Myanmar: A Review of Scholarship on the Legal System of Myanmar”. The legal system of Myanmar is an understudied area in theContinue reading “Review of Scholarship on Myanmar Law”

New Reports on Myanmar Law

There have been a number of new reports on Myanmar’s legal and political system.A report on the legal profession was recently released by the International Commission of Jurists. The substantive aspect of the report can be seen as building on the broader assessment of the legal system by the International Bar Association in 2012There has been a new report assessingContinue reading “New Reports on Myanmar Law”

Myanmar, Civilian-military Relations and Constitutional Reform

The rule of law and the constitution matter. This is evident in Myanmar, where current steps towards constitutional amendment have the potential to determine the future direction of the country’s transition process. A key issue is whether the role of the military, as defined by the Constitution of Myanmar, will be changed.  A constitution inContinue reading “Myanmar, Civilian-military Relations and Constitutional Reform”

ATLAS Agora at NUS

From 17-27 June 2013, the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore is hosting the Association of Transnational Law Schools ATLAS Agora. The ATLAS Agora is an annual international conference for PhD students from several institutions of higher education, including : the London School of Economics and Political Science, New York University, Osgoode Hall Law School ofContinue reading “ATLAS Agora at NUS”

The Challenge of Regulating Religious Freedom in Indonesia

In September 2012, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (known as “SBY”) made an announcement to the United Nations to urge the international community to adopt an international instrument banning blasphemy and protecting religion. This came as a surprise to many because, throughout his term as president, SBY has failed to take a strong public stance on anyContinue reading “The Challenge of Regulating Religious Freedom in Indonesia”