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 states of emergency. Organised by the Sydney Law School, the project brings together academics from the Sydney Law School, the UNSW School of Law, the National University of Singapore Law Faculty, the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and the University of Victoria School of Law (Canada). For more information see here .
On 17 April 2013, Melissa gave a presentation on ‘ An Update on Legal, Political and Economic Developments in Myanmar’ at a Roundtable on Business and Human Rights in Myanmar , organised by the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law , at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne.
On Tuesday 2 April, Melissa was interviewed on 938 LIVE, Singapore, on the Bali Process. Melissa was also interviewed on the same day by World News BBC (in Singapore) on regional agreements on people smuggling and the Bali Process.