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Women in the Legal Profession and the Judiciary in Asia

There will be a themed panels within the Women in Asia Conference, to be held on 21-23 June 2019 at UNSW Law

Session 2a: Women in the Legal Profession and Judiciary in Asia
Chair and Introduction to the themed panels: Associate Professor Melissa Crouch
Welcome and Introduction by key sponsor, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung: Ms Gisela Elsner, Head of the Rule of Law Programme Asia
Judge Saitip Sukatipan, Office of the Administrative Court, Thailand,
Judge Selma Alaras is presently the Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 62, Makati City, Philippines

Session 2b: Women in the Legal Profession: Malaysia and Sri Lanka
Chair: Dr Imelda Deinla, ANU

Gendering ‘the Legal Complex’: Women in Sri Lanka’s Legal Profession
Dr Dinesha Samararatne, Dept of Public & International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Women mobilizing for legal change peninsular Malaysia
Associate Professor Amanda Whiting, University of Melbourne

Session 2c Women and the Legal Profession in Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia
Chair: Dr Dinesha Samararatne, University of Colombo

An Alternative Story of Indonesia’s Legal Profession and Judiciary: Women and Legal Reformasi
Associate Professor Melissa Crouch, UNSW

Gender equality in law enforcement institutions in ASEAN: A Southern Policing perspective
Dr Melissa Jardine, UNSW Law

Gender Disparities in the Myanmar Legal Profession
(Ms) Yin Myo Su, UAGO Myanmar

Session 2d Women in the Judiciary: Nepal, India, Malaysia
Chair: Amanda Whiting

The Long and Rocky Road for Women in the Malaysian Judiciary: A Case Study of the Syariah Legal System
Associate Professor Kerstin Steiner, La Trobe Law School

Dr Simashree Bora, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai, India

Examining Women in the Nepalese Judiciary with a Lens of Motility
Dr Subas Dhakal, Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University

[DAY 2 – 23 June]

Session 2e Women in the Judiciary: Philippines, Thailand, the Pacific
Chair: Associate Professor Kerstin Steiner

Women Judges in Pacific Island Judiciaries
Anna Dziedzic, Melbourne Law School

Filipino women judges and their role in advancing judicial independence in the Philippines
Dr Imelda Deinla, ANU

Women in the Judiciary in Thailand
Sarah Bishop, ANU

Session 2f – Roundtable on Women in the Legal Profession and Judicial in Asia
Chair: Melissa Crouch
Concluding remarks by key sponsor, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung: Ms Gisela Elsner, Head of the Rule of Law Programme Asia



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