Human Rights & Criminal Law in Asia
Henning Glaser, German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Faculty of Law, Thammasat University
Prof. Dr. Sang-Won Lee, Faculty of Law, Seoul National University, South Korea
“Criminal Justice & Constitutional Adjudication”
Narendra Jatna, Jakarta District Attorney General, Indonesia
“The Protection of Human Rights in Criminal Law in Indonesia”
On 27 March 2017, CPG hosted the international seminar “Human Rights & Criminal Law in Asia” at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University.
The event brought together two renowned experts in criminal justice. First Prof. Dr. Sang-Won Lee from the Faculty of Law, Seoul National University, gave a presentation on “Criminal Justice & Constitutional Adjudication”. The former Supreme Court and Constitutional Court judge outlined the influence of constitutional law on the Korean criminal justice system, highlighting the particular role of the Constitutional Court in this regard.
The second speaker was Mr. Narendra Jatna, Jakarta District Attorney General. In his presentation “The Protection of Human Rights in Criminal Law in Indonesia”, Mr. Jatna provided valuable insights into the practical work of the police and prosecutors in Indonesia, while referencing the relevant human rights laws and regulations. Moreover, he highlighted the role of criminal law in combatting terrorism and serious human rights violations in Indonesia.
After the two presentations, the floor was opened for an extensive plenary discussion in which professionals, academics and students from Thailand as well as embassy representatives raised further points. The plenary discussion was moderated by Dr. Lasse Schuldt, CPG.