Legal Events

Defending the Defenders: Protecting the Rights of Environmental Advocates in Southeast Asia

30 September 2020 | 1:00 - 2:40 pm ICT 

Environmental defenders have held a vital role in peacefully ensuring the protection of our natural resources. However, government and society have sometimes failed to afford them due protection, and they are increasingly faced with danger for their work. Organized by the Asian Research Institute for Environmental Law (ARIEL) and the Asia Pacific Network of Environmental Defenders (APNED) with the support of LAWASIA and Earthrights International, this webinar aims to gather concerned stakeholders to discuss challenges and ways forward for the protection of the rights of environmental defenders. The event is intended to be a platform to build action for the protection of environmental advocates across the region.

Join us on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 1:00-2:40 PM ICT as we discuss the challenges and ways forward for the protection of rights of environmental defenders in Southeast Asia. 


To register for the event please click HERE

Download the programme HERE

AALA National Cultural Diversity Summit and the Legal Profession: Be the change we want to see

3 October 2020 | 1:00 pm AEST / 11:00 am AWST

The Asian Australian Lawyers Association presents The National Cultural Diversity Summit Cultural Diversity and the Legal Profession: Be the change we want to see.

AALA is thrilled to announce the launch of the inaugural AALA National Summit.

The AALA National Summit will be held entirely online via Zoom and is free for all members and the wider community. The AALA National Summit is bringing together leading international thinkers, comedians and performers to critically examine and discuss a road map for Cultural Diversity in the Law..

REGISTRATION is essential. To access the AALA National Summit Agenda and to secure your seat, visit the AALA website here: http://aala.org.au/event-3984061.

Join this unique event to hear from,

  • The Hon Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California
  • The Rt Hon Lord Justice Singh, Court of Appeal of England and Wales
  • The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, former High Court judge and AALA National Patron
  • The Hon Darryl Rangiah, Justice of the Federal Court of Australia
  • Victorian County Court Judicial Registrar My Anh Tran (soon to be a judge of the Court)
  • Mai Chen, Managing Partner, Chen Palmer Lawyers and Chair of the Superdiversity Institute for Law, Policy and Business, NZ

…and many more, including comedian Diana Nguyen.

To download the official program click HERE.

Japan International Dispute Resolution Center, Tokyo - Opening Ceremony and Japan Arbitration Day

12 October 2020 | 14:00 - 16:15 

The Japan International Dispute Resolution Center (JIDRC), the Ministry of Justice  (MOJ), the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) and  the Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA) are delighted to invite you to an Opening Ceremony for Japan International Dispute Resolution Center, Tokyo (JIDRC-Tokyo) in the afternoon of 12 October 2020.

This event will be a joint event with JAA’s annual Japan Arbitration Day, which JAA, the largest association of ADR practitioners in Japan, has been holding every year for the purposes of promoting arbitration and ADRs. The event, which was originally scheduled to be held on March 12 this year and has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is now scheduled to be held on October 12 this year in webinar mode. 

Please register online here. We will accept registrations in the order they are received up to the maximum capacity of webinar system: 500 people.

To learn more about the details and the program, click here