Protecting Rights, Addressing Inequality

Workshop on the Promise of Writs as Constitutional Transfer Here is the final program for the workshop this week at UNSW Laws Friday 15 November 2019 9:45-10am – Welcome and Introductions UNSW Law Welcome Melissa Crouch Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Welcome Ms Gisela Elsner, Head of the Rule of Law Programme Asia 10am-10:45 – Alternative HistoriesContinue reading “Protecting Rights, Addressing Inequality”

Indonesian Law and Society Workshop

UNSW is pleased to host a work in progress seminar on Indonesian Law and Society Monday 18 November 2019; UNSW Law, Staff Common room 11:30-12:30pm: Session 1 Chair: Melissa Crouch Speaker 1 Yance Arizona, Indigeneity Trap: The limit of adat as a strategic framing in land conflict between rural communities against forestry enterprises Speaker 2 Jacqueline Vel, DirtyContinue reading “Indonesian Law and Society Workshop”

Workshop: China’s Presence in Mainland Southeast Asia

Upcoming Event By the Association of Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars (AMSEAS). The peoples of the mainland Southeast Asian countries of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, have a long history of relations with China. These relations covered the areas of trade, migration, religion and culture, and occasionally, conflict. The colonial period and the Cold War significantlyContinue reading “Workshop: China’s Presence in Mainland Southeast Asia”

Electoral Complaints and Accountability in Indonesia: The Challenge of Resolving Electoral Disputes

On  22 August 2017, we will be holding a workshop on “Electoral Complaints and Accountability in Indonesia: The Challenge of Resolving Electoral Disputes” in Jakarta, Indonesia. There are multiple institutions that deal with complaints concerning electoral processes in Indonesia. This workshop will focus on two of these institutions – the Indonesian Election Supervision Board (Bawaslu) andContinue reading “Electoral Complaints and Accountability in Indonesia: The Challenge of Resolving Electoral Disputes”

Principles and Processes of Constitution-making

On 4-5 February 2017, I ran a workshop on ‘Principles and Processes of Constitution-making’ for a select group of participants in Myanmar. The course included discussion on the role and function of a constitution, types of constitutional change, common processes in constitution-making, and public participation in constitutional reform, with reflection on comparative experiences and theContinue reading “Principles and Processes of Constitution-making”

The Rise in Religious Intolerance in Indonesia

From Wednesday 24 August to Friday 26 August 2016, a workshop will be held in Jakarta on the broader theme of  ‘The rise in religious intolerance in contemporary Indonesia’. The workshop is organised and funded by the Indonesia Studies programme at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The workshop willContinue reading “The Rise in Religious Intolerance in Indonesia”

New Authoritarianism in Asia

On 3-5 March, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) are organising a conference on New Authoritarianism in Asia at Ewha Womans University, South Korea. I will be speaking on “How Authoritarianism is Embedded in Law and Politics in Myanmar“.  Abstract: Myanmar is the most recent country in the region to have made significantContinue reading “New Authoritarianism in Asia”

Asian Constitutional Law Forum 2015

Next week NUS will host the Asian Constitutional Law Forum on 10-11 December 2015. The workshop provides a venue for distinguished scholars and new scholars to share their research and ideas on Asian constitutional law, to expand collaborative research networks, and to facilitate publications. The 2015 Forum, organised by the Centre for Asian Legal Studies will address theContinue reading “Asian Constitutional Law Forum 2015”

Business economics and reform in Myanmar

Last Friday 27 November, UNSW Law hosted a workshop on The Business of Transition in Myanmar, coordinated by UNSW Law’s Dr Melissa Crouch. The workshop brought together leading scholars from UNSW, and from institutions around Australia and overseas. This timely workshop not only addressed a key issue facing Myanmar, but one that is of direct relevance toContinue reading “Business economics and reform in Myanmar”