The Region's Leading Legal Scholars

The LAWASIA Journal is a leading international, peer-reviewed journal with high circulation in the Asia Pacific region. It is one of the few regional 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 order the 2017 Journal or to purchase previous editions, please email the LAWASIA Secretariat at

Contribute to the Journal

LAWASIA members are invited to make submissions to the annual Journal. Further information about contributing is available at the TC Beirne School of Law website.

Inside the 2017 Journal

Refereed Articles

'Administration of Criminal Justice in Bhutan – from the Right to Counsel Perspective'
Karma Tshering

'On the Alternative Punishment to the Death Penalty in China'
Huang Gui

'Multi-National Corporations and Transnational Bribery in Indonesia: A Regulatory Blindspot?'
Niamh Reilly

'Integrity on the Line: Judicial Power over Elections in Papua New Guinea'
Graeme Orr

'Registration and Proof of Customary Marriage in Papua New Guinea'
John Luluaki

Book Review

Religion, Law and Intolerance in Indonesia
Behnaz Zarrabi