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LAWASIA Journal is a leading international, peer-reviewed journal with high circulation in the Asia Pacific region.

The Journal deals with legal issues and developments in the Asia Pacific region. Articles in recent editions have considered legal developments in India, Malaysia, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and a range of other nations. Articles addressing transnational or broader regional issues are also welcome. 

The Journal is produced by the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law on behalf of LAWASIA, the law association for Asia and the Pacific. LAWASIA is a professional association of representatives of bar councils, law associations, individual lawyers, law firms and corporations principally from the Asia Pacific.

LAWASIA Journal editions

LAWASIA Journal is published once a year. All contributions to the Journal are subject to a rigorous process of peer review.

View article titles and authors for the current edition at the LAWASIA website.

Cancellation of call for papers

CPICL regrets to announce that LAWASIA has suspended publication of the Journal. Consequently, we are no longer accepting papers.

Enquiries about submissions to the Journal should be directed to the editors. Email is the preferred mode of communication.

Dr Matt Watson


Dr Joseph Lelliott


The LAWASIA Journal is published under the editorship of Dr Matt Watson within the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law at the UQ School of Law, The University of Queensland. The Editorial Board includes prestigious scholars and members of the judiciary from the Asia Pacific region.

Journal Editors 2020

Dr Matt Watson

Dr Joseph Lelliott

International Editorial Board

The Honourable Dr Nguyen Van Hien
Former Chief Justice of Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam

The Honourable Michael Kirby AC, CMG
Former Justice of the High Court of Australia

Mr Michael Tidball
Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer, LAWASIA

Chief Justice Arthur Ngiraklsong
Supreme Court of Palau

The Honourable M N Venkatachaliah
Former Chief Justice of India

Professor Zhenmin Wang
Dean, Tsinghua University School of Law

Project Officer

Mrs Leann Foley
LAWASIA Secretariat

Enquiries about purchasing previous editions or subscribing to the LAWASIA Journal should be addressed to the LAWASIA Secretariat.

LAWASIA Secretariat
Suite 1101, Level 11
170 Phillip Street

Phone: +61 2 9926 0165
Fax: +61 2 9223 9652


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