Events

Seminar

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.

Seminar

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.

Symposium

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.

Congress

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.

Discussion

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.

Congress

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.

Expert conference

Media Laws

The Media and the Law: A Difficult Relationship
From October 19th until 21st academics and practitioners in the field of media law will gather in Nagoya/Japan to discuss existing tensions between the media and the law caused by respective legislation in their home countries.

Lecture

Prosecutor's Training

Problems of extrajudicial killings
The Conference handle the problem of extrajudicial killings. There will be given a viewpoint from the aspects of Human Rights as well as from the Courts and their way of work.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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

by Gisela Elsner

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.

Event Reports

Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

by Gisela Elsner

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.

Event Reports

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

by Gisela Elsner

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

Conference of the KAS Legal Alumni in Asia on the Legal Issues of Food, Water and Resource Security

by Gisela Elsner

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.

Event Reports

Sustainable Management of Coastal and Land Resources in Southeast Asia

by Gisela Elsner

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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