The Law & Politics of Elections in Indonesia: Possibilities, Prospects, Challenges

Workshop on the Law and Politics of Elections in IndonesiaThe world’s third largest democracy, Indonesia, is preparing to go to the polls once again. On 17 April 2019, Indonesian’s will vote in the next national legislative and presidential elections. This is the first time that parliamentary and presidential elections will be held on the same day.Continue reading “The Law & Politics of Elections in Indonesia: Possibilities, Prospects, Challenges”

Women in Asia Conference 2019

The 2019 Women in Asia Conference will be held at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney on 21 to 23 June 2019. The Women in Asia Forum is affiliated with the Asian Studies Association of Australia and hosts a biannual interdisciplinary conference. The theme of the 2019 conference is “Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism: Responding toContinue reading “Women in Asia Conference 2019”

Myanmar Judicial Colloquium

The 2nd Judicial Colloquium on Commercial Law is being held this week with the Union Supreme Court of Myanmar. The Colloquium is part of a project by UNSW Law and the Asian Development Bank to support the handling and adjudication of commercial disputes by the courts. We are delighted to have Justice Reyes, Justice Bergin and JusticeContinue reading “Myanmar Judicial Colloquium”

The Army and the Indonesian Genocide

In Indonesia, the massacre of approximately one million unarmed civilians in 1965-66 has been depicted as the outcome of a spontaneous uprising against people believed to be communist party members or associates. Dr Jess Melvin has used documents from the former Indonesian Intelligence Agency’s archives in Banda Aceh to shatter the official propaganda account ofContinue reading “The Army and the Indonesian Genocide”

Criticising Judges and the Courts

The Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law is hosting a Public Lecture on criticising judges and the courts by the Hon Geoffrey Ma, Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal on Thursday 24 May at 6.30 pm. This will be followed by a reception with drinks and canapés. see link for more. The Basic Law ofContinue reading “Criticising Judges and the Courts”

Re-reading Dan S Lev on the politics of Indonesian courts

At UNSW Law we are taking time to re-read the work of the late political scientists and Indonesian law scholar, Professor Dan S Lev. The reading group will run over the following week Wednesday 9th May 12pm Daniel S Lev, ‘Judicial Institutions and Legal Culture in Indonesia’, in Claire Holt, Culture and Politics in Indonesia. (2007, EquinoxContinue reading “Re-reading Dan S Lev on the politics of Indonesian courts”

Courts, Power and Legal Process in Indonesia

This workshop on “Courts, Power and Legal Process in Indonesia” will reflect on the growth in the role and function of courts in Indonesia. 20 years on from Indonesia’s democratic transition, there has not yet been a thorough analysis of how and why Indonesia’s courts have changed, and what this says about power and legalContinue reading “Courts, Power and Legal Process in Indonesia”

Burmese Student Welcome at UNSW

On Friday 9 March 2018, the Institute for Global Development was pleased to host a welcome event for Burmese student scholarship holders at the University of New South Wales. These students are recipients of Myanmar Presidential Scholarships, and DFAT scholarships across a wide range of disciplines. The meeting was hosted by Myanmar Academic Leads, DrContinue reading “Burmese Student Welcome at UNSW”

Reflections on Myanmar’s Parliament: From Past to Present

This seminar will draw on the speakers’s extensive expertise in Myanmar to reflect on the role of its parliament. Burma embarked on a decreed and acquiesced political transition to a “disciplined democracy” in 2010. It was preceded by the 2008 national constitutional referendum. The military ruling body, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), declaredContinue reading “Reflections on Myanmar’s Parliament: From Past to Present”

UNSW Southeast Asia Events

A Review of 2017Looking back on 2017, its been a busy year for UNSW Law and its events in/at/on Southeast Asia. Here’s a brief overview: JanuaryFaculty member, Co-teaching Stream on ‘Law and Society in Southeast Asia’, Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law & Policy Workshop, 5-12 January, Bangkok, Thailand. FebruaryLecturer, Course on Principles and Processes ofContinue reading “UNSW Southeast Asia Events”