Constitutionalism after Authoritarian Rule

In volume 11 of the Hague Journal of the Rule of Law, a special issue in honour of Martin Krygier was published. This is my contribution to the volume. The work of Martin Krygier addresses many of the central intellectual and political issues of our times – the role of the state, the tragedy of genocide, theContinue reading “Constitutionalism after Authoritarian Rule”

Illiberalism and Democratic Illusions in Myanmar: Constitutional Reform as Political Capital

*This article first appeared in New Mandala on 20 November 2019 Available also in Burmese, and in Bahasa Indonesia. Political actors in Myanmar are in a struggle over constitutional reform, which is a form of political capital. All the key political actors want to control the prospects for constitutional reform and benefit from the political capital this opportunity offers. AmongContinue reading “Illiberalism and Democratic Illusions in Myanmar: Constitutional Reform as Political Capital”

Indonesia Council law panels

The Indonesia Council is being held from 20-21 November 2019 at ANU. The following panels focus on constitutional law in Indonesia Wednesday, 9:00-10:30am Panel 1: Constitutionalism and the Courts in Indonesia Chair: Melissa Crouch, UNSW Attacking Free Expression and the Rise of Authoritarianism in IndonesiaHerlambang P. Wiratraman Indonesia’s democracy is challenged by the increasingly authoritarian model of governanceContinue reading “Indonesia Council law panels”

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”

Book Launch: The Politics of Court Reform

On Monday 18 November, the UNSW Bookroom will host a book launch of “The Politics of Court Reform: Judicial Change and Legal Culture in Indonesia” (CUP 2019)Chair: Jacqueline Vel, with authors Melissa Crouch, Theunis Roux, Indri Saptaningrun, Herlambang Perdana and Fritz Siregar Indonesia is the world’s third largest democracy and its courts are an importantContinue reading “Book Launch: The Politics of Court Reform”

Indonesian Constitutional Court International Symposium

The third Indonesia Constitutional Court International Symposium 2019 (ICCIS 2019) will be held on Monday 4 November 2019 in Bali. From 6-7th Nov, there will be an academic conference on ‘Constitutional Courts and the Protection of Social and Economic Rights’. It even has its own youtube video.My paper will focus on “Court Reform after Authoritarian Rule: SpecialisedContinue reading “Indonesian Constitutional Court International Symposium”

ASAA book prizes

Early Career Book Prize The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Early Career Book Prize in Asian Studies. This is a new prize that is being offered in response to our members’ feedback and is intended to recognize the outstanding work of early career scholars.Continue reading “ASAA book prizes”

Book launch at UNSW Law

Please join us on the 14th Nov when we will launch Melissa Crouch’s book, The Constitution of Myanmar: A Contextual Analysis About this Event The Constitution of Myanmar: A Contextual Analysis, by Melissa Crouch Date: Thursday 14 November, 2019 Time: 4.45pm for a 5pm start Location: UNSW Book Shop, Quadrangle Building, E15, Kensington Campus Author: Melissa Crouch, Associate Professor inContinue reading “Book launch at UNSW Law”

UNSW ASEAN Conference

The UNSW ASEAN Student Society is organising a conference for students at UNSW. Date: 12th October 2019, SaturdayTime: 9:00AM – 6:00PMVenue: Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW SydneyTicket prices: $27 (Arc member); $32 (Non-Arc member) This one-day event set to be in Saturday Week 4, T3 2019, will bring together driven students, regional stakeholdersContinue reading “UNSW ASEAN Conference”