Law Reform in Myanmar Beyond 2015

Venue: 
Tyree Room, Scientia Building, UNSW
Organisation: 
Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and The Australia-Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project
Time: 
5.30 - 7.30 pm followed by reception
Date: 
Tue, 2015-03-31

National elections will be held in Myanmar in late 2015. This panel discussion focused on what lies ahead for the law reform process in Myanmar. The event, held on 31 March 2015, was co-hosted by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and the Australia-Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project. It built on legal education and constitutional law initiatives already established by several UNSW Law School faculty members who engage with Myanmar.

The speakers were all contributors to a recently published book ‘Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar’ (Hart Publishing, 2014), the first book to explore the dynamics of Myanmar’s legal reform process in their social, historical and political context. The panel was chaired by the book’s co-editor, Professor Tim Lindsey of the University of Melbourne, and  included presentations by the other co-editor, Dr Melissa Crouch of UNSW; and contributors Associate Professor Sean Turnell of the Economics Faculty at Macquarie University, Dr Catherine Renshaw of the Law Faculty at UWS, and Melinda Tun of Baker & McKenzie, Sydney. They addressed contemporary issues in constitutional reform, economic reform, corporate law reform and the prospects of transitional justice.

Professor David Dixon, Dean of UNSW Law, launched the book after the panel discussion. Please see the event Flyer for more information.

An audio recording of the panel discussion and book launch is available here .