30th LAWASIA Conference

18 - 21 September 2017 | Tokyo, Japan Read More


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

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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2017 United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme - Call for applications

October 31, 2016 Netherlands News
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LAWASIA Alert: Scam Warning

July 21, 2017
The Secretariat has been advised of fraudulent activity involving the impersonation of LAWASIA staff.
The reported scammer has posed as a representative of LAWASIA in order to request money from targeted individuals, and has produced a business card bearing the LAWASIA logo.
The scammer is not affiliated with LAWASIA and is using the LAWASIA name and logo for purposes that are wholly unauthorised.
LAWASIA has informed the relevant authorities. If you encounter suspicious activity relating to LAWASIA, we ask that you report the conduct to the LAWASIA Secretariat immediately at lawasia@lawasia.asn.au.
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30th LAWASIA Conference

18 - 21 September 2017 Tokyo | Japan Read more

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