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June 20, 2013

ECCC Workshop Report now available

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ECCC LEGACIES FOR DOMESTIC LEGAL AND JUDICIAL REFORM

The report of the "Implementation Of The ECCC Legacies For Domestic Legal And Judicial Reform" Workshop held in Cambodia in Marc 2013 is now available online. more…

June 14, 2013

Lecture at Cebu

German Constitutional Court and the Euro Crisis

Head of Rule of Law Programme Asia, Marc Spitzkatz, delivered a lecture at the University of Cebu-Baniland , Cebu on the recent decisions Germany made in lieu of the European Debt crisis and their constitutional implications. The lecture was organized by the University of Cebu, College of Law in co-operation with KAS. A panel discussion followed the lecture on some of the key issues raised, which was attended by members of the Bench and Bar, along with Professors and students alike.

June 5, 2013
Head of the Rule of Law Programme, Asia Marc Spitzkatz with the Ombudsman of Thailand and the Philippines

Workshop in Siam Reap

ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT MECHANISMS IN ASEAN

Professor Siracha Chareonpanij, Ombudsman of Thailand and Mrs. Conchita Carpio Morales, Ombudsman of the Philippines with Head of the Rule of Law Programme Asia, Marc Spitzkatz at the workshop.

June 5, 2013
H.E. Mr. Sak Setha, Secretary of State in the Royal Cambodian Ministry of Interior at the workshop

Workshop in Siam Reap

ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT MECHANISMS IN ASEAN

Legal dignitaries convened to deliberate on the national and sub-national administrative complaint mechanisms in Cambodia. A pan-ASEAN perspective on best practices to handle complaints emerged as a result of the focus group discussions that were held in the distinctive two-day workshop held from June 3-4, 2013.

May 15, 2013
Experts from Sydney Law School and head of the Rule of Law, Programme Asia Marc Spitzkatz (second from left) interact with Nobel Laureate and Chairperson and Secretary of the NLD, Aung San Suu Kyi.

IN CO-OPERATION WITH SYDNEY LAW SCHOOL

CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY IN MYANMAR

Experts from Australia, Germany and Singapore, inter alia, deliberated and discussed the various 'technologies for democracy' in a three-day workshop in Myanmar held from 8-10th of May.

April 22, 2013
Head of the Rule of Law program, Asia Marc Spitzkatz delivers his address at the seminar on Constitutionalism in Nepal

Constitutionalism in Nepal

Experiences from the German Constitutional Process

Head of the Rule of Law program, Asia Marc Spitzkatz discusses the German experience of Constitutionalism at the seminar held in Nepal in association with the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) on April 17, 2013.

April 11, 2013
The participants and organizers of the workshop on "Rule of Law and Equal Rights" (in the Islamic context) held at Singapore on April 8-9, 2013

RULE OF LAW AND EQUAL RIGHTS

SOCIAL COMMITMENT AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN MUSLIM COMMUNITIES

The workshop on 'Rule of Law & Equal Rights' in Islamic law was held in Singapore on the 8th-9th April, 2013. Experts engaged in an active discussion on Gender, Islamic theory and role of the law towards the development of Equal Rights.

March 15, 2013
Panelists at the ECCC Legacies workshop (March 2013 - Phnom Penh)

Transitional Justice in Cambodia

ECCC Legacies for Domestic Legal and Judicial Reform

Panelists at the ECCC Legacies workshop in Phnom Penh discuss strategies to improve the implementation of rule of law and justice in Post-conflict Cambodia.

March 12, 2013
Marc Spitzkatz and Dr. Thomas Richter with the Vice- Minister of Justice of Vietnam, Prof. Hoang The Lien

ROL Program EVALUATION

Ministry of Justice, Vietnam

Head of the Rule of law Program Asia, Marc Spitzkatz and Dr. Thomas Richter met Vietnam's Vice-Minister of Justice Prof. Hoang The Lien, in lieu of evaluating the program's long-standing partnership with the Ministry of Justice in Vietnam.

January 18, 2013

COUNTRY REPORT (available in German)

Landmark or Loophole?

On 18 November, the members of ASEAN issued a joint Declaration of Human Rights (AHRD). Observers did not expect it to comply with the desired international standards, yet hoped it would be a step forward. The result of the 21 ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is controversial. Its text and the process involved make it clear that the Southeast Asian community still has a long way to go to guarantee comprehensive rights to its 600 million inhabitants.