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Southeast Asia Law & Policy Newsletter

The Southeast Asia Law & Policy Forum at UNSW Law is a community of scholars and students with research expertise on Southeast Asia. The recent newsletters on activities and events are available here: June 2019 Newsletter July 2019 Newsletter To subscribe to the newsletter, click here

Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism in Asia

*This article was first posted at Asian Currents, the blog of the ASAA. The theme of the Women in Asia Conference this year is “Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism in Asia”. The Women in Asia Forum began in 1978 and is affiliated with the Asian Studies Association of Australia. In 1981, the first Women in Asia Conference was held at UNSW, and the return of the conference to UNSW marks its 13 th anniversary. The Women in Asia Conference hosted speakers from over 15 countries in Asia, including India, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, China, Iran and Korea. The speakers were drawn from over 30 universities in Asia. The 150 papers were diverse, with the largest concentration of papers on Indonesia (30 papers), and a considerable number of papers on the Philippines (thanks or no thanks to Duterte).  The Women in Asia Conference is an opportunity to explore issues of gender and feminism theoretically, conceptually, po

U Ko Ni and Legal Reform in Myanmar

The International Bar Association has released a report examining the trial of the men responsible for the assassination of U Ko Ni, a prominent lawyer from Myanmar. Here's a brief recap on some resources available on U Ko Ni, his life and contribution, and the legal system he sought to reform. This article is a personal tribute written immediately after his death: Melissa Crouch (2017) ‘ Myanmar’s legal voice of conscience: A personal tribute to U Ko Ni ’ 31 January, New Mandala . [also available in Burmese] An extended version of this article is available: Melissa Crouch  (2017) ‘ Myanmar’s Advocate for Constitutional Reform: Saya U Ko Ni’ , 17(1)  Australian Journal of Asian Law  1-12. Articles written around the commemoration of U Ko Ni's death include: Melissa Crouch (2018) ‘ Democracy and Peace Frustrated in Myanma r: Remembering U Ko Ni’, 29 Jan,  The Interpreter , Lowy Institute Melissa Crouch (2019) ‘ Hope, Despair and the NewNormal in Myanmar’ 9 May, The

ASAA 2020 Futures Asia Conference

We are pleased to announce the 23rd biennial conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) will be held at the University of Melbourne from 6th to the 9th July 2020.  The theme for the conference is  Future Asias . The biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Conference is the largest gathering of experts working on Asia in the southern hemisphere.  The  conference has been a regular feature of Australian scholarly life since 1976.  The call for papers is available here. The disciplinary champions for law, Jianlin Chen and Melissa Crouch, would like to encourage the submission of panels and papers on any aspect of research related to law in Asia.