The Asian Peace-building and Rule of Law Programme (APRL) serves as a focal point for coordinating cutting-edge socio-legal research on the ‘rule of law’ at SMU School of Law. To this end, APRL conducts seminars, carries out and supervises innovative scholarly research, and leads direct impact transitional justice initiatives in post-conflict Asian countries. APRL has had the privilege of working with leading law schools, including Yale Law School and Berkeley Law School.
To bridge theory and practice, APRL provides SMU students with hands-on experience working on active human rights cases and projects. The skills-training imparted through directed research instructions and simulations is applied and tested in the context of real-world advocacy.
Working in partnership with APRL’s affiliates and advisers, our law students contribute to effecting positive social change regionally and globally as they hone their critical thinking, legal advocacy and professional skills.
Since its inception, APRL has represented genocide survivors in war crimes trials in Cambodia; co-authored a multi-site rule of law study on ASEAN; advised the United Nations on transnational corporate responsibility; carried out policy-relevant research in relation to post-conflict Sri Lanka, Timor- Leste and Bangladesh; and co-hosted two summer courses with established international universities.
APRL hopes to help nurture a new generation of Asian Scholars, lawyers and practitioners who are equipped to refine and develop novel aspects of international law practice and policy in Asia.
Asian Peace-building and Rule of Law
School of Law
Singapore Management University
60 Stamford Road #04-11
Submissions from 2013
Land grabs still plague Myanmar and Cambodia, Mahdev MOHAN and Vani SATHISAN
Submissions from 2012
Old Evidence and Core International Crimes, Morten Bergsmo and Wui Ling Cheah
Dramatic journey ahead for Myanmar, Robin Chan
Myanmar: Need to invest responsibly, Mahdev MOHAN, Salil Tripathi, and Lan Shiow Tsai
Submissions from 2011
Securing human rights in business, Mahdev MOHAN and Delphia Lim
Why Asean should admit Timor Leste, Mahdev MOHAN and Lan Shiow Tsai
Submissions from 2010
THE NEW INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION (AMENDMENT) - A Broader Framework for Interim Relief or Just a Tune-up?, Mahdev MOHAN and Eu-Yen Tay
Asean centre launches study on human rights, The Straits Times
Submissions from 2009
Submissions from 2008
Amicus Curiae Brief Relating to the Appeal Challenging The Order of Provisional Detention of 14 November 2007, Mahdev MOHAN and Vinita Mohan