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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


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.



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



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


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.

December 17, 2012
KAS Alumni Lawyers from Asia and Marc Spitzkatz (Head of Rule of Law Programme Asia (Back row -Centre) at Hong Kong post the seminar on "Environment Legislation in Asia and Europe"

2nd KAS Alumni Lawyers Meeting

Environmental Legislation in Asia and Europe

The seminar on Environmental Legislation and comparative perspectives in Asia and Europe, attended by various legal experts who are KAS Alumni,was held at Hong Kong on 16-17 Dec, 2012.

December 3, 2012

Legal Dissemination in Vietnam

Training Workshop by Vietnam Lawyers' Association at Sapa

On the occasion of a training workshop organized by KAS Vietnam, Marc Spitzkatz - Head of the Rule of Law Programme Asia, delivered in Sapa a lecture on German political and administrative frameworks for consolidation and dissemination of law.

November 23, 2012
60 Years German Basic Law - 2nd Edition

2nd Edition Published

60 Years German Basic Law: The German Constitution and its Court

The Rule of Law Programme, Asia announces the release of the 2nd Edition of "60 Years German Basic Law: The German Constitution and its Court."