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Administrative Complaint Mechanisms in ASEAN

International experts and officials deliberated Cambodia’s administrative mechanisms from within and outside of the ASEAN framework in a two-day interactive workshop.


Constitutional Democracy in Myanmar

In co-operation with Sydney Law school

Constitutional experts from Australia, Germany and Singapore convened in a three-day workshop organised in co-operation with Sydney Law School to share some of the “technologies of democracy” with workshop participants of Myanmar.


Experiences from the German Constitutional Process

Constitutional experts from Germany and Senior Judges and lawyers from Nepal met to discuss judicial and constitutional reform measures in Nepal.


Rule of Law and Equal Rights

KAS-Partners Networking Workshops on ‘Social Commitment and Political Participation in Muslim Communities’

International experts from various countries convened in Singapore to discuss Rule and law and guaranteeing Equal rights by enhancing social and political commitment in Muslim society.


Implementation of the ECCC Legacies for Domestic Legal and Judicial Reform

Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law in Cambodia

Experts from the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee and the Kingdom of Cambodia's Bar Association amidst others, discussed legal and judicial reform measures for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).


Environment Legislation in Europe and Asia

2nd KAS Alumni Lawyers Meeting

KAS Alumni Lawyers in Asia met to discuss recent developments of Environment Legislation in Asia and Europe.


Constitutionalism in ASEAN

Role of the Constitution to secure rights and freedoms of citizens

Legal scholars from Europe and Asia debated comparative frameworks of Constitutional Law to enable its citizens basic rights and freedoms in the context of framing a prospective ASEAN Constitution.


International Cooperation in the Mekong Region III

The Mekong River in Thailand

In continuation of the KAS Environmental Law Talks, international experts met to discuss aspects of transnational cooperation in environmental protection. Thailand followed Cambodia and Vietnam as focus of the discussion.


Judicial Professional Skills Assessment

Round-table discussion held on the methods of assessing Judicial Professional Skills in Germany for a comparative analysis towards judicial management in Administrative Courts of Thailand.


Constitution and Protection of Fundamental Rights

Representatives from the legislature, executive and judiciary shall convene to discuss the Constitution and protection of Fundamental Rights in a workshop at Thimphu.

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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