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Expert talk

Separation of Powers

Theory and Practice

Expert talks on Separation of Powers were held in Kathmandu, Nepal in the context of the pending Constitutional process.

Workshop

Judicial Accountability

Decision-making in the Judiciary

The one day workshop covered the accountability of judges and lawyers in the German judicial system.

Expert conference

KAS Alumni Meeting

Environmental Law in Asia and Germany

A group of lawyers discusses in a three-day conference the impact of climate change on environmental legislation in Asia. At the same time, the alumni lawyers of KAS in Asia have their annual meeting.

Expert conference

Judicial Accountability

Corruption Prevention in the Judiciary

Corruption can also threaten the judiciary. The conference in Manila discusses specific issues of prevention.

Expert conference

Constitution, Separation of Powers and Rule of Law

Constitutional Reform in Burma/Myanmar

The conference addresses issues of constitution, separation of powers and rule of law in democratic transition, of great imprtance for Myanmar after the opening in 2011. It is organized by UNSW and supported by KAS Rule of Law Programme Asia.

Workshop

Freedom of Expression

Workshop for Lawyers

Lawyers from the region interested in human rights meet in Kuala Lumpur to study techniques to assist activists in criminal and civil trials.

Workshop

Transboundary Pollution in ASEAN

Environmental Justice

Judges from ASEAN countries discussed actual issues of transboundary environmental pollution.

Expert conference

10th ALIN Meeting

Legal Development and Economic Model

Organized by Korea Legislation Research Institute (KLRI) and supported by Rule of Law Programme Asia of KAS, legal scholars from the region meet to exchange experiences as regards actual legal issues of their respective countries.

Expert conference

Climate Change and Energy

Progress in Asia

Leading experts from Asia came together to discuss legal issues of tackling and preventing climate change. Especially renewable energy sources and their promotion were in the focus of deliberations.

Lecture

6th Summer Lecture on Global Constitutional Law

The Rule of Law Programme Asia in co-operation with academics of Peking University conducted its sixth lecture series for the summer lecture on global constitutional law for young Chinese lawyers and students of law in Beijing/China.

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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