Legal Traditions of Southeast Asia



The Meeting on Legal Traditions of Southeast Asia was conducted at SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Tradition on 7 November 2002. Five researchers from Malaysia, Myanmar, Philipphines, Thailand, and Vietnam attended the Meeting and participated in this project agreed to prepare research papers detailing the development over time of customary law in its social context in their respective countries. The researchers tried to bring out deep-rooted judical practices and legal concepts that form the essence of Southeast Asian states and communities in five Southeast Asian countries.

Legal Traditions of Southeast Asia


This publication is a collection of the research papers on the legal traditions of Malaysia, Myanmar, Philiphines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

SEAMEO Secretariat provided funds from the Special Education Development Fund for this project. The Centre would like to express its gratitude to SEAMEO Secretariat for its support.

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