Events - Rule of Law Programme Asia
6th Conference of Asian Constitutional Court Judges
Constitutional Courts and Separation of Powers
The relation between Constitutional Courts and other state organs such as the Parliament, the Government or the Judiciary is often regarded as a difficult balance of powers. Different views and experiences will be discussed by the judges.
1st Consultation programme on Constitutional issues in Bhutan
The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan enacted its first constitution in 2008. Since then, a number of issues in constitutional law have arise in this young democracy. This first programme is organized with the Attorney General of Bhutan.
3rd Prosecutor's Training in the Philippines
So-called extra-judicial killings are a frequent phenomenon in the Philippines. Local prosecutors and their staff often lack full knowledge of the law and forensic experience. The 3rd programme of this kind takes place in Naga City, Bicol province.
1st Summer Lecture on Constitutional Law
In this summer course jointly organised with the Peking University, Prof. Cheryl Saunders (Australia) and Prof. Mahendra Singh (India) will teach the fundamentals of Constituional Law to about 100 scholars from various law schools in China.
Reporting on the Implementation of Human Rights Conventions
Many states are party to international conventions relating to Human Rights. Often however, they are not complying with their reporting duties resulting from those treaties. Here, the legal requirements will be explained and best practices showcased.
The Sixteenth ASEAN-ISIS Colloquium on Human Rights
The ASEAN Charter and Civil Society Involvement in Human Rights Protection and Promotion in Southeast Asia
On 25-28 Feb 2009 the ASEAN ISIS COLLOQUIUM ON HUMAN RIGHTS (AICOHR) will be held for the 16th time. Human rights organizations and their representatives from all over Southeast Asia will assemble in Manila to address current human rights issues.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights @ 60 and still not all is right
The Malaysian Bar Human Rights Committee will be hosting a human rights debate tournament to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. KAS Singapore supports this ambitious event as main sponsor.
Freedom of Information Laws
Advantage or Challenge?
The KAS Rule of Law Programme and the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will jointly host a conference on the burning issue of access to information in Asian countries.
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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.
Conference of the KAS Legal Alumni in Asia on the Legal Issues of Food, Water and Resource Security
Former Asian recipients of the KAS scholarship programmes in the field of law met in Hong Kong on 23 to 26 November 2015 for their annual workshop, which has now become a tradition. This year’s seventeen participants from China, Korea, Cambodia and Vietnam are currently working in various areas of the law, as lawyers and notaries, academics at universities and other institutes and in the government agencies of their countries.
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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