Note: this post first appeared on 1 Sept 2019, on Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press Indonesia’s extensive court system delivers justice for the world’s third largest democracy. The dramatic end of authoritarian rule under Suharto in 1998 ushered in two decades of law reform. Since then, the constitutional and political system has undergone major changesContinue reading “Indonesia’s experiment with specialised courts”
Every now and then, a book comes along that offers a fresh take on a topic that has become commonplace. The rule of law is a ubiquitous theme running through the law and development landscape and the way we think about law reform in this era. The empire that has become the rule of lawContinue reading “Book review: Opposing the Rule of Law”
Next year I will be offering two new electives at UNSW Law Faculty. The idea for electives came out of a survey I conducted of law students in the faculty, via the Law Student Society. Out of 52 respondents, 95% said they agreed that there should be more subjects on Asian law offered in the curriculum.Continue reading “Electives on Southeast Asia at UNSW Law”
This semester, I am offering an elective course on ‘Transition and the Rule of Law in Myanmar‘, at the Law Faculty, NUS. Here is a brief outline of the course. This subject will provide an introduction to the legal system of Myanmar/Burma in the context of the dynamic transition since 2011 from military rule to a quasi-civilian government. ItContinue reading “Transition and the Rule of Law in Myanmar”
I recently gave an interview on ABC Radio Australia about the links between Myanmar’s transition process and the rule of law. The interview is available here and a further write up here.