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 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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China Law Society Response to LAWASIA Statement of Continuing Concern

August 30, 2017 China Statement
Following the LAWASIA ‘Statement of Continuing Concern regarding the Treatment of Lawyers in China’ (issued 26 May 2017), China Law Society, which is a member organisation of LAWASIA, communicated a statement in response on 18 August 2017. Extracts of the response are provided in the PDF below.
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Statement of Continuing Concern regarding the Treatment of Lawyers in China

May 26, 2017 China Statement
Formal statement in response to reported violations of the human rights of lawyers in China, and the apparent lack of progress on this issue since LAWASIA released a related statement on 21 July 2015.
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