Asia-Pacific Current Affairs - 2019

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LAWASIA Human Rights Conference 2019

The first LAWASIA Human Rights Conference was organised by LAWASIA, in association with the Bar Association of India. The LAWASIA Human Rights Conference 2019 was held between 9 – 10 February 2019.

The conference aims to provide a unique opportunity for lawyers and associated professional members to exchange insights and expertise on topics of significant importance to all.

The theme of the LAWASIA Human Rights Conference 2019 was “State Power, Business and Human Rights: Contemporary Challenges”. The conference explored a wide range of human rights issues of relevance in the Asia Pacific region, including:

  • Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights.
  • New Technologies, Privacy and Mass Surveillance.
  • Experiences and Challenges of Human Rights Lawyers.
  • Aggressive Policing and Human Rights.
  • Freedom of the Press in the Digital Age.
  • Cross-border Migration & its Conflicts.
  • Climate Change, Water Conflicts & Human Rights.
  • Business and Human Rights.


LAWASIA is a regional association of lawyers, judges, jurists and legal organisations and it advocates for the interests and concerns of the Asia Pacific legal profession.

LAWASIA provides a platform to promote the cross-jurisdictional exchange of legal knowledge; as a voice of the legal profession; and as a conduit for encouraging adherence to mutually-held principles of the rule of law, professional integrity and the protection of human rights.

LAWASIA’s central aim is to strengthen professional and business relations among law associations, lawyers, the private sector and government representatives in the Asia Pacific.

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World Dynamic City 2019

The City Momentum Index of JLL which identifies World Dynamic Cities has been released by the property consultant JLL.

About the Index

The City Momentum Index of JLL measures momentum for 131 of the world’s most commercially active cities by tracking a range of socio-economic and commercial real estate indicators over a three-year period to identify the urban economies and real estate markets undergoing the most rapid expansion.

The Index measures short-term momentum over a three-year horizon and identifies urban economies and real estate markets which are currently undergoing significant rapid growth.

World Dynamic Cities 2019

The standings of the various cities under the 2019 survey are listed below:

Top 10 Cities

  • Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru has emerged as the world’s most dynamic city among 131 major established and emerging business hubs globally.
  • The Second place is occupied by Hyderabad.
  • Other Indian cities which featured in the top 20 list are Delhi (4th), Pune (5th), Chennai (7th) and Kolkata (20th).
  • 19 of the top 20 cities from are from the Asia Pacific. This showcases the region’s rapid urbanisation and strong economic growth.

The Index notes that implementation of reforms such as RERA and GST with a focus on improving infrastructure and improving ease of doing business has brought in more transparency in the real estate sector and has given a strong impetus to the sector. As a result, India is receiving greater interest from foreign real estate investors who are seeking to tap into the countries favourable growth dynamics.

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