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UNSW engagement in Myanmar

I thought I would just provide an update of all the things going on at UNSW Law in relation to Myanmar. See flier here, or info below: UNSW Law has numerous projects to contribute to legal education, constitutional literacy and protection of human rights in Myanmar, including: ·         the Australia-Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project; ·         the Diplomacy Training Program; ·         National Pro Bono program; ·         Legal education initiatives; ·         Myanmar/Burma online legal database at AsianLII; ·         UNSW International focus on partnership with Myanmar; ·         Other academic events Australia Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project In 2013, the Australia-Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project was established by Sydney University, in cooperation with UNSW, ANU and NUS. This was done at the request of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, of the National League for Democracy, and her concerns to enhance constitutional literary and promote legal r

Engaging with Policy in Southeast Asia

Sydney's Southeast Asia Centre are holding two workshops in July that may be of interest to scholars of Southeast Asia: Engaging with Policy in Southeast Asia: Postgraduate Research Workshop 28 July 2016 The University of Sydney will bring together research students from around Australia to explore how activists interface with the governments of countries in Southeast Asia and the associated challenges. Apply now Politics in Action: Democratic Updates from Southeast Asia 29 July 2016 The policy roundtable aims to provide current political updates on the states in Southeast Asia as well as space to discuss the broader implications of political issues beyond national borders. Register now

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law

Anver Emon and Rumee Ahmed are the editors of The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law (available now online, in print next year). Here is the bio:  The Oxford Handbook on Islamic Law  offers a historiographic window into the scholarly treatment of a wide range of topics in the field of Islamic legal studies. Each essay, authored by an expert in the field, situates its subject in relation to historical academic scholarship. The historiographic feature of the volume is deliberate. It aims to assist readers—graduate students, scholars, and others—to appreciate the contested nature of key concepts and topics in Islamic law without taking any particular account for granted. The essays both describe and reflect on scholarly debates, and gesture to future areas of fruitful research. The Handbook includes chapters on  Anthropology and Islamic Law  by  John R. Bowen;  Ijtihad  by  Anver M. Emon;  Islamic Law and Constitutions  by  Nathan J. Brown and Mara Revkin; and my own chapter on  Islamic

Launch of Myanmar/Burma law database on AsianLII

The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) and  The Australia-Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project Invite you to a seminar and the launch of Myanmar/Burma Databases on AsianLII DATE: Monday 23 May 2016 TIME: 5.30pm for 5.45pm till 7.00pm LOCATION: UNSW Law Staff Common Room Law Building, Level 2 RSVP: Friday 20 May 2016 TO: Richard Hunter, Development Manager, richard@austlii.edu.au   Agenda Welcome by Professor Martin Krygier - ‘UNSW Law’s engagement with Myanmar' Dr Melissa Crouch (UNSW Law) - ‘The Opportunities for legal research on Myanmar and the importance of online resources' Dr Philip Chung and Professor Graham Greenleaf (AustLII) – demonstration of the new Myanmar/Burma databases on AsianLII and how to use them Professor David Dixon (Dean of Law UNSW) - launch of the new databases Comments and questions from the floor   Drinks and light refreshments will be available b