COVID-19 Chronicles marks its first year since it started in March 2020, in the wake of the pandemic. It was begun by the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) to collect “community stories from its members in the regions under one common website.” The project has since facilitated the gathering in the PPI News Commons (https://ppinewscommons.net/) of thousands of stories relating to the pandemic, its effect on the people and the Philippine government’s response thereto.
On April 14-15 2021, the Hanns Seidel Foundation Indonesia in collaboration with the Faculty of Law of the Universitas Kristen Indonesia, held its first International Conference on Law and Human Rights. The event focused on the question how ASEAN countries can find solutions to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic by harmonizing and integrating laws and principles to support the individual policies, taken by each member country.
Compiled and published in the 4th quarter of 2020, - the Country Report 2020: Vietnam as An Ageing Society - a product of the cooperation between Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Vietnam, the Justus-Liebig University of Gießen (JLU), and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH)/Vietnam National University (VNU) – was successfully launched on 15th April 2021 after some postponements due to the Covid-19 situation in Vietnam.
From 8th to 9th of April, Hanns Seidel Foundation in cooperation with the Center for Constitutional Studies (PUSaKO) Faculty of Law from Andalas University, invited professors and legal expert to discuss public participation in the formation of law. This workshop aimed to analyze and identify solutions how to strengthening public participation in the law formation and judicial review process in the Constitutional Court.
The National Prosecution Service of the Department of Justice and the Hanns Seidel Foundation express mutual support for the continuation of project activities with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the 2020-2022 project cycle. To sustain the gains, expansion and institutionalisation of dialogues is planned for the steady enhancement of communication between prosecution and law enforcement.