Emergency Orders

& Executive Powers

9 February 2022


Emergency Orders & Executive Powers

A joint initiative between  LAWASIA and the American Bar Association (ABA)



With executive branches of government using the excuse of the pandemic to expand their own powers while sidelining legislatures and the judiciary, the question remains: what is the limit of executive power in times of crisis, and how is that power reduced once the crisis is over?

Panellists will discuss the role of the bar association in understanding the separation of powers in a state, particularly in supporting and advocating for an independent judiciary as a crucial check on executive power.

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Webinar Details

Date: Wednesday  9 February 2022

Cost: Complimentary


  • 21:00 - 22:30 (Seattle - previous day)
  • 00:00 - 01:30 (New York)
  • 10:30 - 12:00 (Delhi / Colombo)
  • 11:00 - 12:30 (Dhaka)
  • 12:00 - 13:30 (Bangkok)
  • 13:00 - 14:30 (Kuala Lumpur / Hong Kong / Beijing / Singapore) 
  • 14:00 - 15:30 (Seoul / Tokyo)
  • 16:00 - 17:30 (Sydney / Melbourne)

Speaker Panel

Judge M. Margaret McKeown

Honourable M Margaret McKeown
Special Advisor and former Chair | ABA Rule of Law Board
Circuit Judge | US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit





Shyam Divan

Mr Shyam Divan
President-Elect | LAWASIA
Senior Advocate | Supreme Court of India


Mr A G Kalidas

Mr A G Kalidas
President | Malaysian Bar


Mr Richard Naidu

Mr Richard Naidu
Partner | Munro Leys




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