CPG’s 1st Annual Conference on “Constitutionalism and Good Governance”

15-17 November 2010, Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok


Monday, Nov. 15, 2010:

Keynote Speechs

H.E.  Dr. Hassavut Vititviriyakul, President of Supreme Administrative Court of the Kingdom of Thailand

Prof. Dr. h.c. Rudolf Mellinghoff, Judge of the German Federal Constitutional Court

“Election Law and the Constitutional Order in Germany”


Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010: Constitutionalization of Political Rule in Europe:

Constitutionalization and Political Order

Dr. John Allison, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

“Introduction to the Historical Constitutionalism of English Common Law”

Prof. Dr. Bodo Pieroth, Faculty of Law, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster

“The Idea of the ‘State of Law’ and its Development in German Constitutional History”

Moderation: H.E. Son Soubert, High Privy Councillor to His Majesty the King, Kingdom of Cambodia 

Prof. Dr. Ingwer Ebsen, Faculty of Law, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main

“Democracy and Majority Rule”

Prof. Dr. Dirk Ehlers, Faculty of Law, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster

“Federalism and Decentralization as the Principles of Separation of Power”

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Libin Xie, Law School, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing

Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Prof. Dr. Robert Esser, Faculty of Law, Passau-University

“The Implementation of Human Rights in National Criminal Procedure Law as a Contribution to Constitutionalization”

Dr. habil. Rainer Grote, Max Planck Institute for Public Comparative Law and Public International Law, Rupprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

“The Communication Freedoms (speech, press, assembly) in the German Basic Law and in the European Convention on Human Rights”

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Marsudi Triatmodjo, Dean of Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Maha, Yogjakarta


Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010: Constitutionalization in Southeast Asia:

The Role of the Judiciary in the Process of Constitutionalization in Southeast Asia

Prof. Albert H. Y. Chen, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong

“Western Constitutionalism in Southeast Asia: Some Historical and Comparative Reflectio

Dr. Björn Dressel, The Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane

“Constitutional Transformation in Asia: The Role of the Judiciary”

Moderation:  Prof. Haig Patapan, Ph.D, The Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane


Constitutionalization and Constitutional Conflict in Southeast Asia    

Prof. Dr. Boonsri Mewongukote, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

“Constitutionalism in Thailand: Problems and Perspectives”

Prof. Dr. Satya Arinanto, Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia

“Constitutionalism in Indonesia”

Moderation: Assist. Prof. Dr. Kittisak Prokati, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

Constitutionalization and Human Rights in Southeast Asia

Prof. Dr. Claudia Derichs, Institute for Political Science, Philipps-University Marburg

“Constitutional Rights in Multiethnic States – The Case of Malaysia”

H.E. Dr. Warawit Kanithasen, former Thai Ambassador, CPG Senior Research Fellow

“Critical Observations on the Freedom of Assembly in Thailand”

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Seog-Yun Song, College of Law, Seoul National University