Constitutional Writs and Human Rights Workshop

On 8-9 August 2015, I participated in a workshop on the ‘Constitutional Writs and Human Rights’ in Yangon, Myanmar. The workshop was organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Public Legal Aid Network (PLAN) Myanmar. The workshop was attended by a wide range of participants from across Myanmar, many of whomContinue reading “Constitutional Writs and Human Rights Workshop”

Australia Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Workshops

Myanmar is currently at a pivotal moment in its political and legal history. The Australia-Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project (AMCDP), a consortium of law schools devoted to generating understanding and support for constitutional democracy in Myanmar, have just returned from a series of two workshops. The workshops commenced in Mandalay for two days from 13-14 July, followed by aContinue reading “Australia Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Workshops”

UNSW Law – Myanmar events

UNSW is contributing to a number of events happening in Myanmar in July together with partners in Myanmar. On 9-10th July, Professor Brendan Edgeworth and myself will teach at the Law Department at Mandalay University, as part of the MOU between UNSW Law and Mandalay University. My talk with focus on academic research skills and method inContinue reading “UNSW Law – Myanmar events”

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”

Institute for Global Law and Policy Workshop

The next workshop of the Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) of Harvard Law School will be held from 3-13 January 2014 in Doha, Qatar, hosted by Hamad bin Khalifa University. The workshop includes a stream on Islamic Law and Policy, among a wide range of other topics. For more details on the IGLPContinue reading “Institute for Global Law and Policy Workshop”

Workshop Highlights Importance of Constitutional Reform

From 8 to 10 May 2013, Melissa participated in a workshop on Constitutional Law in Yangon, organised by the Sydney Law School. The conference was attended by members of parliament, lawyers, and civil society organisations.  For media coverage of the event see below: Suu Kyi predicts charterchange, Bangkok Post2008 Constitution Bars Federalism Ethnic Leaders Say, Eleven MyanmarRemove Severe Restrictions FirstContinue reading “Workshop Highlights Importance of Constitutional Reform”

Constitutional Reform Workshop in Myanmar

From 8-10 May 2013, Melissa will join a team of academics who are conducting a workshop on constitutional democracy in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). The workshop will be attended by a wide range of participants, including political parties, academics and civil society actors. Melissa will be speaking on the constitutional position of the military, and constitutional statesContinue reading “Constitutional Reform Workshop in Myanmar”