Rule of Law | Archive | 2016
16 DECEMber 2016
Rule of Law Impact Tracker
LexisNexis® invites you to explore the LexisNexis Rule of Law Impact Tracker, freely available online. The Rule of Law Impact Tracker is an interactive tool that quantifies the relationships between the rule of law and economic and social indicators.
14 DECEMber 2016
The Story of Wellgyi and Its Maker
I first heard of the plight of farmers in Myanmar on August 6th, 2013. It was the day I met Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Laureate and now the State Counsellor of Myanmar.
12 DECEMber 2016
Speaking for the Marine Living Resources in the South China Sea: Balancing the attention between dispute settlement and sustainable fisheries and environmental management
It is not peculiar to the South China Sea (SCS) that commercial incentives to catch as many fish as possible encourage over-exploitation of fish stocks and threaten the integrity of the marine ecosystem.
09 DECEMBER 2016
The Rule of Law, Access to Legal Assistance and Community Legal Centres
Every year hundreds of thousands of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Australia visit community legal centres and other legal assistance services to seek free legal help for a variety of legal problems.
07 DECEMBER 2016
Building the Pacific Peace to strengthen the rule of law
The disputes in the South China Sea provide the Asia-Pacific with an opportunity to pursue institutional renewal aimed at strengthening the rule of law. A major issue now facing the region is the standing of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and the legitimacy of related NATO-based legal institutions as arbitrators of disputes in the Asia-Pacific.
05 DECEMBER 2016
The role of businesses in strengthening the rule of law and promoting access to justice in cases of domestic violence in Vanuatu
Forty four per cent of women in Vanuatu experienced domestic violence in the past twelve months, 22,901 in total, and in only two per cent of cases did police lay charges.
02 DECEMBER 2016
Bringing Corporate Regulation in Myanmar into the Twentieth Century
The Myanmar corporate sector is growing at a rapid pace. At the start of the country's economic and political reforms in 2011, there were almost 20,000 registered companies in Myanmar. Today, just five years later, there are almost 55,000 companies registered in Myanmar.
01 DECEMBER 2016
Rule of law perspectives from Asia-Pacific: Advancing Together
As businesses seek to create and grow in new markets around the world, strong rule of law brings with it several beneficial economic imperatives. Corporate citizens have a very important role to play and, as a global business, LexisNexis® prides itself on its contribution to advancing the rule of law.
09 AUGUST 2016
A historic breakthrough to develop the rule of law in Australian criminal appeals
In our modern democratic societies, one imagines that the legal system itself will be both the personification and the embodiment of the 'rule of law'. It was Lord Bingham, one of Britain's most senior judges, who pointed to the observation by Alan Greenspan (former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States) that the single most important contributor to economic growth was the rule of law.
02 AUGUST 2016
Advancing the work of pro bono practitioners in Hong Kong
One of the most promising global developments in the field of law in recent years has been the growth of pro bono practice. Provision of legal services to those who cannot afford a lawyer helps expand access to justice and supports the humanitarian missions of communities that find themselves outside the umbrella of the protection of the rule of law.
26 JULY 2016
Crime rates fall, but Australia's imprisonment rates are soaring
You may have thought that a country with the dark history of being founded as a penal colony, and whose convict heritage is now a badge of honour for many Australians, would have a more compassionate perspective on crime and punishment.
19 JULY 2016
Does strong rule of law prevent the onset of civil armed conflict?
Working in fragile and post-conflict environments, I have been surprised to hear the term "rule of law" used so commonly. In my prior work as a lawyer in Australia, the term had seemed somewhat confined and definable as a means of ensuring that no person was above the law.
12 JULY 2016
Philippine Group of Law Librarians working for the rule of law and for law libraries
The Philippine Group of Law Librarians, Inc. (PGLL) was established in 1981 with the primary purpose of working for the interest of law librarians, law libraries and maintaining the highest standards for law librarianship.
28 JUNE 2016
Improving the rule of law in the Asia-Pacific; an essential element for a better climate
In December 2015, 195 countries came together at the annual UN climate change conference and agreed to the Paris Agreement, a new international treaty which sets out the framework by which countries will take action to avoid climate change.
21 JUNE 2016
Fiji set to launch consolidated laws
The revised Laws of Fiji were announced at the April sitting of Parliament in the nation's capital of Suva – thanks to the help of LexisNexis Rule of Law program.
19 JUNE 2016
Importance of rule of law for sustainable development: Advancing Together
We publish Advancing Together biannually to bring together views and insights from thought leaders on current affairs and developments that impact the advancement, and sometimes the erosion, of the rule of law in the Asia Pacific region.