5th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference: Resilient Asia – Fighting Global Headwinds

15 Feb - 17 Feb 2017

Session information

Is rapid growth putting pressure on the rule of law in Asia Pacific and the Middle East?


Asia Pacific Regional Forum (Lead)


The panel will discuss principles of constitutional law, regulatory policies, child labour, human rights and environmental laws, including case studies.

  • Are the various economies of the Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern regions growing in consonance with the principles of the rule of law?
  • Are these principles being upheld in the quest for unbridled growth?
  • Are Asia’s teeming billions getting equal rights and treatment under the law?
  • Is the environment under pressure, and are there other ways in which poverty alleviation can be achieved?

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Blanpain Blanpain MVVP, Brussels, Belgium


John Wilson John Wilson Partners, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Senior Vice Chair, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee