rule of law

Walls: the regulatory influence of partition on territories and nations

Walls have been used for centuries as a form of protection against threats, real or perceived. They have been built to defend against thefts, invasions and threats to cultural identity.

Today more than 60 walls or barriers are standing, or are being planned by States to prevent entry into their territory. This is despite the perception that we are living in a time where borders are losing their relevance in the face of the necessities of a globalised world.

Does Myanmar’s banking sector need a regulatory paradigm shift?

Presently, Myanmar has a small banking industry with advanced financial technologies still under development. It is under-pressure from global regulatory institutions. Corruption in the Myanmar banking sector is systematic and pervasive, due to political and economic constraints stemming from 60 years of authoritarian rule.

Rule of law assistance in an authoritarian regime: intermediary actors in Myanmar’s transition

Through the enterprise of foreign funded development assistance, “rule of law” as an international model for development travels across the globe. At its new site, the rule of law model requires contestation and adaptation by individual or collective actors who operate as “intermediaries” of rule of law in the field of foreign funded development assistance.

Big Ideas: the rule of law: pasts, presents, and two possible futures

The recent rise of the rule of law, from controversial legal ideal to unopposed international cliché/slogan, has rendered increasingly murky what the concept might mean, what the phenomenon might be, and what it might be worth. In this seminar, Martin will argue, nevertheless, that the concept engages with fundamental and enduring issues of politics and law, particularly the dangers of arbitrary power, and the value of its institutionalised tempering.

Trouble in the South China Sea no more ‐ or more to come?

On 12 July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague upheld the Philippines’ sovereign rights over its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and that China encroached on these rights with its fishing and petroleum exploration and by constructing artificial islands.


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