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Publications by Melissa Crouch

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Book

Melissa Crouch (2014) Law and Religion in Indonesia: Conflict and the Courts in West Java. London, New York: Routledge. 214 pp

 

Edited books

Melissa Crouch (2017) The Business of Transition: Law Reform, Development and Economics in Myanmar. Cambridge University Press.

Melissa Crouch (2016) Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging. Oxford University Press.

Melissa Crouch and Tim Lindsey (2014) Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar. Hart Publishing. 

 

Journal Articles

Melissa Crouch (forthcoming 2018) 'Democrats, Dictators and Constitutional Dialogue: Myanmar's Constitutional Tribunal' 16(2) International Journal of Constitutional Law.

Melissa Crouch (2017) 'The Expansion of Emergency Powers: Social Conflict and the Military in Indonesia' 41(3) (Sept) Asian Studies Review

Melissa Crouch (2017) 'Myanmar's Advocate for Constitutional Reform: Saya U Ko Ni', 14(2) Australian Journal of Asian Law 1-12.

Melissa Crouch (2016) ‘Constitutionalism, Islam and the Practise of Religious Deference: The Case of the Indonesian Constitutional Court’ 16(2) Australian Journal of Asian Law 1-15.

Simon Butt, Melissa Crouch and Ros Dixon (2016) The First Decade of Indonesia's Constitutional Court' 16(2) Australian Journal of Asian Law 1-7.

Melissa Crouch (2016) ‘Promiscuity, Polygamy and the Power of Revenge: The Past and Future of Burmese Buddhist Law in Myanmar’ 3(1) Asian Journal of Law and Society [special issue: Buddhism and Law] 85-104. 

Melissa Crouch (2015) 'Constructing Religion by Law in Myanmar' 13(4) (Winter, Dec) Review of Faith and International Affairs 1-11. [Burmese translation is available for free here]

Melissa Crouch (2014) ‘Rediscovering ‘Law’ in Myanmar: A Review of Scholarship on the Legal System of Myanmar’ 23(3) Pacific Rim Law and Policy Review [Special Ed] 543-577.

Tim Lindsey and Melissa Crouch (2013) ‘Cause Lawyers in Indonesia: A House Divided’ 31(3) Wisconsin International Law Journal [Special Edition: Cause Lawyers in Asia] 620-645.

Antje Missbach and Melissa Crouch (2013) ‘The Criminalisation of People Smuggling: The Dynamics of Judicial Discretion in Indonesia’ 14(2) Australian Journal of Asian Law. Article 1: 1-19.

Melissa Crouch (2013) ‘Asian Legal Transplants and Lessons on the Rule of Law: National Human Rights Commissions in Indonesia and Myanmar’ 5(2) Hague Journal of the Rule of Law [Special Edition] 146-177.

Melissa Crouch (2013) ‘Shifting Conceptions of State Regulation of Religion: The Indonesian Draft Law on Inter-religious Harmony’ Global Change, Peace and Security [Special Edition] 1-18.

Melissa Crouch (2012) ‘Judicial Review and Religious Freedom: The Case of Indonesian Ahmadis’ 34(3) (Sept) Sydney Law Review 545-572.

Melissa Crouch (2012) ‘Law and Religion in Indonesia: The Constitutional Court and the Blasphemy Law’ 7(1) (May) Asian Journal of Comparative Law 1-46.

Melissa Crouch (2011) ‘Cause Lawyering, the Legal Profession and the Courts in Indonesia: The Bar Association ControversyLawASIA Journal 63-86.

Melissa Crouch (2010) ‘Implementing the Regulation on Places of Worship in Indonesia: New Problems, Local Politics and Court Action’ 34 (Dec) Asian Studies Review 403-419

Melissa Crouch (2009) ‘Stretching the Scope of Special Autonomy in Aceh: The Controversial Qanun Requirement for Political Candidates’ [Case Note, Translation] 11(1) Australian Journal of Asian Law 135-158.

Melissa Crouch (2009) Religious Regulations in Indonesia: Failing Vulnerable Groups? 43(2) Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs.

Melissa Crouch (2007) ‘Regulation on Places of Worship in Indonesia: Upholding the Right to Freedom of Religion for Religious Minorities?’ (July) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 1-21

Melissa Crouch (2007) The Yogyakarta Local Ombudsman: Promoting Good Governance through Local Support' 2(1) Asian Journal of Comparative law.

 

Journal Special Edition

Ros Dixon, Simon Butt and Melissa Crouch (2016) (Guest editors) 'The First Decade of Indonesia's Constitutional Court' 16(1) Australian Journal of Asian Law

Lynette Chua and Melissa Crouch (2014) (Guest editors) 'Socio-Legal Research on Southeast Asia: Themes, Directions, and Challenges', 9(1) Asian Journal of Comparative Law.

 

Book chapters

Melissa Crouch (forthcoming) 'Vehicle for Democratic Transition or Authoritarian Straightjacket? Constitutional Regression and Risks in the Quest to Change Myanmar's Constitution' in T Ginsburg and A Huz (ed) From Parchment to Practise; Implementing New Constitutions 

Melissa Crouch (forthcoming) 'The Legal Profession in Myanmar', in Richard Abel et al (eds) Lawyers in Society. 2nd ed, two volumes. Hart Publishing.

Melissa Crouch (forthcoming 2017) 'Judicial Power in Myanmar and the Challenge of Judicial Independence' in HP Lee (ed) Asia-Pacific Judiciaries: Impartiality, Integrity, Independence. Cambridge University Press.

Melissa Crouch (2017) 'Understanding the Business of Transition in Myanmar', in M Crouch (eds) The Business of Transition: Law Reform, Development and Economics in Myanmar. Cambridge University Press.

Melissa Crouch (2017) 'The Judiciary in Myanmar' in A Simpson, N Farrelly and I Halliday (eds) Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Myanmar. New York: Routledge.

Melissa Crouch (2017) ‘Negotiating Legal Pluralism in Court: Fatwa and the Crime of Blasphemy in Indonesia’, in Gary Bell (ed) Pluralism, Transnationalism and Culture: A Book in Honour of M B Hooker. Singapore: ISEAS.

Melissa Crouch (2017) ‘The Everyday Emergency: Between the Constitution and the Criminal Procedure Code in Myanmar’, in Andrew Harding (ed) Constitutionalism  and Legal Change in Myanmar. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Melissa Crouch (2016) ‘Legislating Reform in Myanmar 2011-2015’ in Nick Cheesman and Nich Farrelly (eds) Conflict in MyanmarWar, Politics, Religion. Singapore: Institute for Southeast Asian Studies. pp219-239.

Melissa Crouch (2016) ‘Islamic Law and Society in Southeast Asia’, in Anver M Emon and Rumee Ahmed (eds) The Oxford Handbook on Islamic Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp 1-25.

Melissa Crouch (2016) ‘Myanmar's Muslim Mosaic and the Politics of Belonging’, in Melissa Crouch (ed) Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging. Oxford University Press.

Melsisa Crouch (2016) ‘Personal Law and Colonial Legacy: State-Religion Relations and the Practise of Islamic Law in Myanmar’, in Melissa Crouch (ed) Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging. Oxford University Press.

MElissa Crouch (2015) ‘Ethnic Rights and Constitutional Change: The Constitutional Recognition of Ethnic Nationalities in Myanmar’ in Andrew Harding and Mark Sidel (eds) Central-local Relations in Asian Constitutional Systems. Oxford: Hart Publishing. 

Melissa Crouch (2014) ‘The Inter-religious Harmony Forum, the Ombudsman and the State: Resolving Church Permit Disputes in Indonesia?’, in B Platzdasch & J Saravanamuttu (eds) Religious Diversity in Muslim-Majority States of Southeast Asia: Areas of Toleration and Conflict. Singapore: ISEAS.

Melissa Crouch and Tim Lindsey (2014) ‘Introduction: Myanmar in the Context of Asian Legal Studies’ in M Crouch & T Lindsey (eds) Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar. Oxford: Hart Publishing. pp. 3-20.

Melissa Crouch and Nick Cheesman (2014) ‘A Short Research Guide to Myanmar’s Legal System’ in M Crouch and T Lindsey (eds) Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar. Oxford: Hart Publishing. pp. 21-32.

Melissa Crouch (2014) ‘The Layers of Legal Development in Myanmar’ in M Crouch and T Lindsey (eds) Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar. Oxford: Hart Publishing. pp. 33-58.

Melissa Crouch (2014) ‘The Common Law and the Constitutional Writs in Myanmar’ in M Crouch and T Lindsey (eds) Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar. Oxford: Hart Publishing. pp. 141-158. [translated into Burmese by UNHCR Dec 2015, available free here]

Melissa Crouch (2013) ‘Proselytisation, Religious Diversity & the State in Indonesia: The Offence of Deceiving a Child to Change Religion’ in Michael Feener & Juliana Finucane (eds) Proselytising and the Limits of Religious Pluralism in Contemporary Asia. Singapore: ARI Springer Asia Series. pp. 17-40.

Melissa Crouch (2008) ‘Indonesia’s National & Local Ombudsman Reforms’ in Tim Lindsey (ed) Indonesia: Law and Society (2nd ed). Sydney: Federation Press, ISEAS, pp.382-406.

 

Policy Papers and Reports

Melissa Crouch (2017) Principles and Processes of Constitutional DesignInternational Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance,  Yangon, Myanmar.

Melissa Crouch (2017) Professional Legal Education in Commercial and Corporate Law in Myanmar: An Assessment of the Legal Profession, the Attorney General’s Office and the Courts. Asian Development Bank. pp 1-50

Melissa Crouch and Tom Ginsburg (2016) ‘Between Endurance and Change in Southeast Asia: The Military and Constitutional Reform in Myanmar and Thailand’’, in International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (ed) Annual Review of Constitution Building. Stockholm, Sweden:  International IDEA. 

Melissa Crouch (2016) Report on Constitutional Law in Myanmar: Curriculum Guidelines on Constitution Making, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Yangon, Myanmar.

Melissa Crouch (2015) Best Practise in Administrative Law: Options for Myanmar. December 2015. UNDP, Yangon. [translated into Burmese]

Melissa Crouch (2014) Access to Justice and Administrative Law in Myanmar. USAID, Yangon. October 2014. pp. 1-36 

Melissa Crouch and Antje Missbach (2013) Trials of People Smugglers in Indonesia: 2007-2012. Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society; University of Melbourne.

Bill Collopy and Melissa Crouch (eds) (2011) People of Burma in Melbourne: Perspectives of a Refugee Community. (May) Dandenong: South Eastern Region Migrant Resource Centre.

Melissa Crouch (2009) Indonesia, Militant Islam and Ahmadiyah: Origins and Implications. ARC Federation Fellowship ‘Islam, Shariah and Governance’ Background Paper Series No 4, University of Melbourne.

Book Reviews

Melissa Crouch (2017) 'Buddhism, Politics and the Limits of Law: The Pyrrhic Constitutionalism of Sri Lanka' Asian Journal of Law and Society.

Melissa Crouch (2016) 'Shi'ism in Southeast Asia', Journal of the American Academy of Religion.

Melissa Crouch (2015) ‘Book Review: Opposing the Rule of Law: How Myanmar’s Courts Make Law and Order’ 37(2)Contemporary Southeast Asia 305-307.

Melissa Crouch (2012) No Concessions: The Life of Yap Thiam Hien, Indonesian Human Rights Lawyer', 13(1) Australian Journal of Asian Law.

 

For copies of these publications, see my SSRN page, Academia profile, research gate profile, ORCID page, or personal blog. Feel free to contact me if you are unable to access a publication.

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