Report on Myanmar Constitutional Law Workshop

On 8-10 May 2013, a Constitutional Law Workshop was held in Yangon, organised  by the University of Sydney. Attended by a diverse group of participants, including members of parliament, civil society actors, education institutions and political parties, the workshop was a forum to discuss a broad range of constitutional issues from federalism to bills ofContinue reading “Report on Myanmar Constitutional Law Workshop”

Report on Business and Human Rights in Myanmar Roundtable

On 17 April 2013, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law (CELRL), Melbourne Law School, co-hosted a roundtable on business and human rights in Myanmar. The roundtable brought together government, worker and employer representatives, academic experts, and civil society groups with an interest in issues aroundContinue reading “Report on Business and Human Rights in Myanmar Roundtable”

Call for papers: Islam, Law and the State in Myanmar

The Centre for Asian Legal Studies is pleased to invite applications to present a paper at the Workshop on ‘Islam, Law and the State in Myanmar’. The Workshop will be held at the Law Faculty, the National University of Singapore, from 23 to 24 January 2014. This interdisciplinary workshop will explore the relation between Islam, law andContinue reading “Call for papers: Islam, Law and the State in Myanmar”

Working Group on Myanmar Attorney General’s Office

On 21-22 May 2013, Melissa attended a consultation workshop with the Attorney General’s Office in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The purpose of the workshop was to develop recommendations for the future training needs of the Union Attorney General’s Office (UAGO). Hosted by the UAGO and the UNDP, the workshop was attended by representatives from a range of law schools, institutions and developmentContinue reading “Working Group on Myanmar Attorney General’s Office”

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”