The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific

LAWASIA is a regional association of lawyers, judges, jurists and legal organisations, which advocates for the interests and concerns of the Asia Pacific legal profession.

For over fifty years, LAWASIA has operated as a platform to promote the cross-jurisdictional exchange of legal knowledge; as a voice of the legal profession; and as a conduit for encouraging adherence to mutually-held principles of the rule of law, professional integrity and the protection of human rights.

Recent Updates

LAWASIA Statement in Response to Reports Concerning Fact-Finding Team's Denied Entry to the Maldives

February 27, 2018 Republic of Maldives Statement
Four members of a fact-finding team led by LAWASIA President Christopher Leong were refused entry to the Maldives on the evening of 25 February 2018. LAWASIA has issued a statement addressing recent reports concerning the detainment of the fact-finding team at Velana International Airport. 
Please download the full statement via the link below. 
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Inaugural Address by LAWASIA President, Mr Christopher Leong

September 21, 2017 Japan News
Speech delivered by LAWASIA President, Mr Christopher Leong, at the 30th LAWASIA Conference (Tokyo, 21 September 2017).
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LAWASIA Statement of Concern regarding Humanitarian Crisis in Rakhine State of Myanmar

October 3, 2017 Myanmar Statement
A LAWASIA statement of concern regarding the reported internal-communal conflict in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, urging LAWASIA member organisations, where they are able to do so, to assist and provide pro bono legal assistance to Rohingya refugees.
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Current and upcoming events

7th LAWASIA Family Law & Children's Rights Conference

6-8 June 2018 Vientiane | LAOS Read more

31st LAWASIA Conference

2-5 November 2018 Siem Reap | CAMBODIA Read more
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