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Current Southeast Asia Forestry and Mining Issues, Malaysia

Environment Law Talks, Malaysia

The Malaysian seminar on Forest Management and Mining Laws in Southeast Asia followed the successful initial round of the second annual Environment Law talks that was previously held in Cebu, Philippines.


Climate Change and Energy Issues in Asia and Europe

3rd KAS Alumni Lawyers Meeting

The 3rd KAS Alumni Lawyers Meeting was held in Hong Kong from November 19-21st bringing together the Alumni of Lawyers with a German academic background from Vietnam, Cambodia, Korea and China.


Media Defense Capacity-Building Training

For Lawyers from Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

International legal experts convened in Bangkok for a three-day intensive Capacity-building workshop in ‘Media Defence and Freedom of Expression’ for lawyers specifically from Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.



Networking for Rule of Law

The Rule of Law Programme invited the board of directors of SAARCLAW and LAWASIA legal network to Singapore towards the objective of a possible future cooperation.


Environmental Legislation and Climate Change

Effective Response in Asia

The Rule of Law Programme Asia in collaboration with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) New Delhi conducted a two-day workshop dedicated to the thematic framework of a pan-Asian Environmental Legislative response to Global Climate Change.


Code of Judicial Conduct

International experts in judicial training and eminent judges from across Asia convened to interact and to discuss the best practices of promoting continuing judicial education in the region.

Expert conference

ALIN 2013

Annual Meeting of the Asian Legal Information Network

The 9th Meeting of the Asia Legal Information Network was held at Yogyakarta, Indonesia in September 10-12, 2013. Legal scholars and Law professors from the region discussed actual issues of the relevance of rule of law development.

Expert talk

Forest Management and Mining Laws in South-east Asia - I

Environment Law Talks

The Rule of Programme Asia conducted its second round of Environment Law Talks in 2013 on ‘Forest Management and Mining Laws in South-east Asia.’


5th Summer Lecture on Global Constitutional Law

Beijing Summer Lecture

The fifth lecture series on Comparative Constitutional Law was held in the summer of 2013 for Chinese lawyers and law students, in co-operation with the Peking University.


Parliamentary Democracy in Comparison

International legal experts and Chinese scholars convened for a day-long seminar to discuss the topic ‘Parliamentary Democracy in Comparison.’

Constitutional Processes, Constitutional Commitments, and Democratic Change in Asia

On 28 February 2020, the Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and KAS Rule of Law Programme Asia co-organised an academic workshop intended to discuss several questions arising out of two overarching, but interrelated thematic areas: constitutional processes and democratic commitments as well as constitutional integrity and political change in the Asian region.

Global Conference: Judicial Independence under threat?

On 5 and 6 December 2018, Mrs Gisela Elsner participated in the Rule of Law Programme's Global Conference titled Judicial Independence under threat? which took place in Strasbourg, France.

The Practice of Constitutionalism in Asia – Emerging Trends and Contemporary Challenges

2nd Workshop of the Research Group on “Constitutionalism in Asia”

On the 26th and 27th of February 2017, the second meeting of the Asian Research Group on Constitutional Law took place in Siem Reap, Cambodia. In contrast to the previous year, this time the focus was on current developments and challenges for constitutional practice. With 12 experts from ASEAN countries, as well as from Nepal, Australia and Germany, the role played by law and policy, institutional structures and the rule of law was examined in the light of the linkage between state governance and constitutional development.

Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

Co-organised by the KAS Rule of Law Programme and Osaka University, Graduate School of Law and Politics, the international symposium brought together researchers, lawyers, NGO members and policy makers from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US to discuss issues on environmental rule of law.

Elections and the Rule of Law – 8th Summer Lecture on Comparative Constitutional Law at Peking University

This year, the 8th Summer Lecture on Comparative Constitutional Law was held at Peking University, China, from 1 to 5 August. The event brought together around 80 young Chinese law lecturers, scholars and students, to discuss challenges pertaining to electoral systems and election laws in the jurisdictions of China, Taiwan and Japan.

KAS 6th Alumni Lawyers’ Workshop on ‘Legal Approaches to the Refugee Crisis in Asia’

The KAS Rule of Law Programme Asia held its 6th Alumni Lawyers’ Workshop on 25 and 26 June 2016 at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Singapore. The theme for this year’s workshop was ‘Legal Approaches to the Refugee Crisis in Asia’, and it was indeed timely for us to discuss this subject in light of the 2015 European migrant crisis as well as the Rohingya refugee crisis of Southeast Asia. These events also brought the issues of human trafficking, irregular migration and the persecution of certain ethnic and religious minority groups to the fore and were topics that were actively discussed.

KAS Inaugural Research Group on Constitutionalism in Asia

On 28 and 29 June, the KAS Rule of Law Programme Asia conducted its inaugural Research Group Session on ‘Constitutionalism in Asia’. This event brought together leading experts and practitioners in the field of constitutional law, to engage in a region-wide discussion and consult one another on this important area of the Programme’s work in Asia.

KAS Rule of Law Programme Asia’s 10 Year Anniversary Symposium on ‘The Rule of Law in an Asian Century’

On 27 June 2016, the KAS Rule of Law Programme Asia commemorated the 10th year anniversary of the formal establishment of its regional office in Singapore with a Symposium at Tamarind Hill, Singapore.

Local Self Governance in South Asia: Problems and Prospects

On 8 March 2016 a regional seminar on legal issues in the relations between the central government and member states in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and the host country Nepal was held in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.

Sustainable Management of Coastal and Land Resources in Southeast Asia

Legal, Social, Economic and Environmental Dimensions

An international conference on legal, social, economic and environmental issues with respect to land use in Southeast Asia took place in the Thai capital of Bangkok on November 4th and 5th 2015. The Rule of Law Programme of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation cooperated with the Thailand Research Fund, the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, and the Economy and Environment Institute of the Lower Mekong sub-region on the occasion of this conference.

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