UNSW HKU Conference 2015

This coming Friday and Saturday UNSW Law and HKU Law will be holding a research symposium at UNSW Kensington Campus, Sydney. A session on ‘Comparative Constitutional Interpretation: Asia & Beyond‘ will be held on Friday morning together with Rosalind Dixon (UNSW), Melissa Crouch (UNSW), Theunis Roux (UNSW), Po-Jen Yap (HKU) and Jianlin Chen (HKU).

Myanmar’s Elections 2015: Forward to Democracy or Back to Militocracy?

On Monday 19th October a panel event will be hosted at UNSW. The details are below: About the event:On 8 November 2015, elections for the national parliament and regional parliaments will be held in Myanmar. While significant reform has taken place since 2011, the military still retains 25 percent of all seats in parliament. InContinue reading “Myanmar’s Elections 2015: Forward to Democracy or Back to Militocracy?”

Electives on Southeast Asia at UNSW 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”

Constitutional Reform in Myanmar

Constitutional amendment is an important part of any transition from military rule. In Myanmar/Burma, a transition from military rule to a quasi-civilian government was made in 2011 under the new Constitution. Yet despite calls for change, the Constitution has yet to be reformed. On Wed 28 May 2015, I will give a talk as part ofContinue reading “Constitutional Reform in Myanmar”

Seminar on Law in a Changing Myanmar

The UNSW Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law invites you to attend an evening seminar on ‘ Law in a Changing Myanmar” The guest speakers are Professor Nu Nu Yi and Professor Tin Htay Ei, who are visiting UNSW from 2-5 March 2015. Professor Nu Nu Yi is Pro-Rector and former Head of Department of Law, University of Mandalay. Her expertise lies in intellectualContinue reading “Seminar on Law in a Changing Myanmar”

UNSW Engagement in Myanmar/Burma

Since moving to UNSW, I have been interested to learn more about the various initiatives related to Myanmar that the Law Faculty has ongoing. There are three main areas: the Australia-Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project; legal education; and the Diplomacy Training Program. Australia Myanmar Constitutional Democracy ProjectIn 2013, the Australia-Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Workshop was established and originally directedContinue reading “UNSW Engagement in Myanmar/Burma”