LAWASIA Journal

LAWASIA Journal is a leading international, peer-reviewed journal with high circulation in the Asia Pacific region. It is one of the few Asia-Pacific-region journals to be included in the Society of Legal Scholars list of recommended journals for UK law libraries.
 
The Journal is published under the General Editorship of the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland. The Editorial Board includes prestigious scholars and members of the judiciary from the Asia Pacific region.
 
To place an order for a journal, please email the LAWASIA secretariat at lawasia@lawasisa.asn.au.
 
LAWASIA members are invited annually to make submissions to the LAWASIA Journal. For further information, please click here.
 
 



LAWASIA Journal 2016



LAWASIA Journal 2015



LAWASIA Journal 2014



LAWASIA Journal 2013



LAWASIA Journal 2012



LAWASIA Journal 2011

LAWASIA Journal 2016

The 2016 LAWASIA Journal is published in association with the TC Beirne School of Law and the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law of The University of Queensland. The LAWASIA Journal contains scholarly writings and reports on legal developments in the Asia Pacific Region. This edition includes the following articles and book reviews:
 
Refereed Articles:
  • China’s Fragmented Occupational Safety and Health Regime:
    An Analysis of the Work Safety Law and the Occupational Diseases Law  - Mimi Zou
  • Judicial Controversy in Papua New Guinea Over the Definition of ‘Fraud’
    as an Exception to Indefeasibility of Title
     - John Mugambwa
  • The Consultation Doctrine and its Role in Strengthening Environmental Governance:
    The Case of Indonesia  - Alice de Jonge
  • Endemic Revolution Revisited: HLA Hart, Custom and the Constitutions
    of Fiji 
     - Nicholas Aroney and Jennifer Corrin
  • Fiji’s 1997 and 2013 Constitutions: A Comparative Legal Analysis - Nainendra Nand
Judicial Speeches:
  • The Rule of Law: The Path to Exceptionalism - The Honourable Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
  • Values in Law: How They Influence and Shape Rules and the Application of Law - The Honourable Chief Justice James Allsop AO
Book Review:
  • Central-­local Relations in Asian Constitutional Systems - Caitlin Goss
 
AUSTRALIA $92.00  (includes postage and handling)
INTERNATIONAL AU$85.00 (includes postage and handling)
 

LAWASIA Journal 2015

The 2015 LAWASIA Journal is published in association with the TC Beirne School of Law and the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law of The University of Queensland. The LAWASIA Journal contains scholarly writings and reports on legal developments in the Asia Pacific Region. This edition includes the following articles and book reviews:
 
Refereed Articles:
  • India-Bangladesh Maritime Boundary Award - Ravindra Pratap
  • Fiji’s Political Parties Law: Analysis of the 2013-2014 Decrees - Nainendra Nand
  • Late or Non-Payment of Salary – A Singapore Perspective - Ravi Chandran
  • Judicial Intervention for the Promotion of the Right to Environment in the context of Human Rights in Sri Lanka - DMR Asela Dissanayake
  • Market Access Challenges and Opportunities of Bangladesh Textile andApparel Products - Pradip Royhan
Legislative Commentary
  • Employment of Manual Scavengers: A Curse on Human Dignity - GV Narasimha Rao
Judicial Speech
  • The Influence of the Magna Carta on Papua New Guinea Law - Justice Berna Collier
Book Reviews:
  • Legal Innovations in Asia: Judicial Lawmaking and the Influence of Comparative Law - H G Fryberg QC
  • On their Watch: Mass Violence and State Apathy in India, Examining the Record - Ashutosh Misra
 
AUSTRALIA $92.00  (includes postage and handling)
INTERNATIONAL AU$85.00 (includes postage and handling)
 

LAWASIA Journal 2014

The 2014 LAWASIA Journal is published in association with the TC Beirne School of Law and the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law of The University of Queensland. The LAWASIA Journal contains scholarly writings and reports on legal developments in the Asia Pacific Region. This edition includes the following articles and book reviews:
 
Refereed Articles:
  • Legal Convergence, Transnational Rule-Making and Regional Integration in ASEAN – from ‘Open Regionalism’ to ‘Open Legal Architecture’ - Basil C. Bitas
  • Constitutionality of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord: Is the Peace Process Valid? - Tanjina Sharmin
  • Professional Secrecy after Timor-Leste v Australia: Is There a National Security ‘Exception’ to Legal Professional Privilage under Australian and International Law? - Stephen R. Tully
  • Community Based Forest Fires Management in Indonesia: A Legal Analysis and Case Study in South Sumatra and Central Kalimantant Provinces - Laely Nurhidayah
  • Australia’s Options for Sharia Inheritance Law: Discussing India’s Legally Pluralistic Inheritance Law System as Applicable to Muslims - Brooke Thompson
  • Bangladesh’s Legislative Response towards Dowry and Dowry-Related Violence against Women - Mohammad Abu Taher and Siti Zaharah Binti Jamaluddin
Book Reviews:
  • Legal Pluralism and Development: Scholars and Practitioners in Dialogue - Jennifer Corrin
  • Constitutionalism in Aisa: Cases and Materials - Constance Youngwon Lee and Jonathan Crowe
Speech:
  • Human Rights in North Korea: a Special Challenge for Asia’s Lawyers - The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG
AUSTRALIA $92.00  (includes postage and handling)
INTERNATIONAL AU$85.00 (includes postage and handling)
 

LAWASIA Journal 2013

 
Refereed Articles:
  • Appointment of Superior Courts’ Judges Established in India by way of Judicial Interpretation and the Aftermath: A Critical Study - M. Ershadul Bari
  • Selecting the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong in 2017 - Chee Keong Low and Tak Yip Low
  • A Comparative View: Jurisdiction and Extradition in respect of Drug-Related Offences under U.N. Drug Control Conventions and the Vietnamese Criminal Law - Phuong Hoa
  • Transplanting Gender Equity Laws: Evaluating the Monitoring and Enforcement Mechanisms of Vietnam’s Law on Gender Equality - Christine Forster
  • Preventing Climate-Induced Displacement in Bangladesh through Strengthening Adaptation Strategies - Mostafa M Naser
  • Tito v Waddell (No. 2): A Colonial Relic? - Michael Chapman
Book Reviews:
  • Constitutionalism, Power and Equality in Contemporary Korea - Jonathan Crowe and Constance Youngwon Lee
AUSTRALIA $92.00  (includes postage and handling)
INTERNATIONAL AU$85.00 (includes postage and handling)
 

LAWASIA Journal 2012

 
Refereed Articles:
  • Disability Rights v Quality Birth Rhetoric : The Construction of Disability in China - Yee-Fui Ng
  • Community Drug Treatment in China : A Promising Program or an Unfinished Project ? - Enshen Li
  • Judical Independence and the Singapore Judiciary - Nathaniel Yong-Ern Khng
  • A Preliminary Survey of the Right to Presumption of Innocence in Singapore - Siyuan Chen
  • Judical Independence in a Corporatist State : Singapore - A Case Study - Suppiah Murugesan
  • De Jure Compliance with CEDAW in Pacific Island States - Suzannah Ward
  • Litigating Human Rights - Related Cases against TNCs in Indonesia - Iman Prihandono
  • An Institutionalist Approach to Understand the Recent Political Change in the Maldives - Athaulla Rasheed
AUSTRALIA $92.00  (includes postage and handling)
INTERNATIONAL AU$85.00 (includes postage and handling) 
 

LAWASIA Journal 2011

 
Refereed Articles:
  • The Underlying Law Act 2000 - Sir Salamo Injia
  • The Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic) : Because Sometimes Acronyms Have Two Meanings - Darren Peter Parker and Saw Tiong Guan
  • The Precedential Value of Solitary High Court Rulings in India : Carving an Exception to the Principle of Verticale Stare Decisis - Chintan Chandrachud
  • Completion Policy : The Reform of Laws and Regulations - David Wishart
  • Cause Lawyers, the Legal Profession and the Courts in Indonesia : The Bar Assocation Controversy - Melissa Crouch
  • The Writs of Amparo and Habeas Data : Judical Approaches to Human Rights Implementation in the Philippines - Anna Lorem Ramos
  • New and Early Title Registration Jurisdictions - Lessons from Established Torrens Jurisdictions and other Essential Consideratins - Anne C Pickering
Book Reviews:
  • An Introduction to International Human Rights Law - Anthony E Cassimatis
  • Law and Legal Institutions of Asia : Traditions, Adaptations and Innovations - Simon Butt and Luke Nottage
AUSTRALIA $92.00  (includes postage and handling)
INTERNATIONAL AU$85.00 (includes postage and handling) 
 

LAWASIA Journal 2010

 
Refereed Articles:
  • Between Global Norms and Domestic Realities : Judical Reforms in China - Randall Peerenboom
  • The Paradoxes of Sexism : Proving Rape in the Papua New Guinea Courts - Jean G Zorn
  • The Legitimacy of the Common Law in Post-Colonial Malaysia -  Joshua Neoh
  • Miscarriage of Justice in the Chinese Pre-Trial Process : Authorities vs Suspects - Li Enshen
  • Strike as a Human Right and a Labour Right : The Philippine Perspective of Balancing the Interests of Labour and Enterprises - Hardy B Aquende
  • The Failure of Arbitration in India : Derailment in Fast Track Dispute Resolution? - M Rishi Kumar Dugar
  • TIPS Compliant Patent Law and the Pharmaceutical Industry in Bangladesh : Challenges and Opportunties - Mohammad monirul Azam and Kristy Richardson
  • Dealing with the Principals Dilemma : A Proposal for the Governance of Indonesia's State-Owned Enterprises - Miko Kamal
 Book Reviews:
  • Judicialisation, Juridification and Legalisation : Themes in Comparative Legal Scholarship of Vietnam - Lisa Toohey
  • The Constitution of a Federal Commonwealth by Nicholas Aroney : A Commentary - Scott Guy
AUSTRALIA $55.00  (includes postage and handling)
INTERNATIONAL AU$50.00 (includes postage and handling)
 
 

LAWASIA Journal 2009:

 
Refereed Articles:
  • Judical Independence and Accountability : An Asia-Pacific Perspective - The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG
  • Confidential Information and Client Lists in Hong Kong : A Triump for Self-Regulation? - Rohan Price
  • Developments in Chinese Labour Laws : Enforcing People with Disabilities' Right to Work? - Paul Harpur
  • 'Making Land Work' in the Pacific? Evaluating Land Reform in Vanuatu - Sue Farran
  • China's Use of Law in Promoting Cross-Strait Relations : The Implications for Reunification - Jessica Howley
  • Vietnam's New Regulatory Regime for Franchising - Andrew Terry and Nguyen Ba Binh
  • The HIV/AIDS Pandemic and International Human Rights Law - IIja Richard Pavone
  • Competition Lw Perspectives on the Water Services Industry in Malaysia - Cheong May Fong and Yong Chiu Mei
  • Peddling a Paper Tiger : Using Regulatory Theory to Improve Occupational Health and Safety in the Chinese Mining Indistry - Luke Raffin
Book Reviews:
  • Sustainable Developent as a Principle of International Law : Resolving Conflicts Between Climate Measures and WTO Law - Carly M Roberts
  • International Humanitarian Law : An Anthology - Tareq M R Chowdhury
  • Gender and the Constitution : Equity and Agency in Comparative Constitutional Design - Paul McDermott 
AUSTRALIA $55.00  (includes postage and handling)
INTERNATIONAL AU$50.00 (includes postage and handling)
 
 
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