Book launch: Comparative Constitutional Law and the Global South

On 18 June 2021, the G&T Centre for Public Law will host a book launch of two edited volumes on constitutionalism in the Global South: Philipp Dann, Michael Riegner and Maxim Bönnemann (eds), The Global South and Comparative Constitutional Law (Oxford UP, 2020); and Philipp Dann and Arun K. Thiruvengadam (eds), Democratic Constitutionalism in India and the EuropeanContinue reading “Book launch: Comparative Constitutional Law and the Global South”

Why section 144 orders are unconstitutional

Now that the Constitutional Tribunal is back, we can presume past court decisions it has made still stand. This is good news for a challenge to section 144 orders. As demonstrators across the country find creative ways to circumvent section 144 orders, its important to question whether section 144 is constitutional in the way itContinue reading “Why section 144 orders are unconstitutional”

How Japan matters to Myanmar

It was big news yesterday when Japan’s Kirin announced that because of the military coup it would end its joint venture partnership with Myanma Economic Holdings Public Company Limited, a military owned company. Here is an extract of some brief reflections of Japan’s role in law and development in Myanmar. “The largest donor by farContinue reading “How Japan matters to Myanmar”

The Future of Asian Studies

The Asian Studies Association invites you to a webinar to discuss the future of Asian Studies in Australian universities. Over the last two decades, policy settings and long-term trends in the university sector have placed pressure on Asian studies, undermining the study and teaching of some Asian languages and fields of study, while encouraging others. HopesContinue reading “The Future of Asian Studies”

Webinar: Dominion Constitutionalism

Webinar: 7 July 2020 On 7 July 2020, a webinar will be held to launch the symposium on New Dominion Constitutionalism  for the  International Journal of Constitutional Law  (ICON) in issue 17:4, available here. The webinar will feature authors and editors of the symposium. This seminar will officially launch this symposium, introduce the concept and case studies of NewContinue reading “Webinar: Dominion Constitutionalism”

Religion and Constitutional Practise

Over the past two days, the Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) and the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) organised a Conference on Religion and Constitutional Practices in Asia. Religion is a highly salient feature of many Asian societies and its significance extends beyond the private sphere. In countries like Indonesia, Sri Lanka, andContinue reading “Religion and Constitutional Practise”

Graduation Ceremony for Legal Training Program

 On 29 August 2017, UNSW Law hosted the graduation ceremony in Yangon for 36 lawyers who completed the UNSW/ADB Professional Legal Education in Commercial and Corporate Law Training Program. The training program was designed and run by a team at UNSW Law led by Dr Melissa Crouch.  The intensive training course ran from April to JulyContinue reading “Graduation Ceremony for Legal Training Program”