ALA 37th Governing Council Meeting in Manila, Philippines (28 February 2015)
ASEAN Law Association
convened its 37th Governing Council Meeting on 28 February 2015 at
Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Manila, Philippines. The Meeting was
well-attended, with the participation of the National Committees of all 10 ASEAN member states and six ASEAN Chief Justices.
The Meeting was chaired by ALA President, The Hon. Chief Justice Prof. Dr. H. M. Hatta Ali of
Indonesia and was assisted by ALA Secretary General, Mr Swandy Halim.
from the regular agenda items, the Trade and Investment Group shared
its focus areas on information-sharing and dissemination, as well as
possible capacity-building and training on ASEAN trade and investment
laws. A survey on trade and investment laws and regulations of ASEAN
member states had already been circulated and the survey results would
be collated and posted on the ALA website.
paper entitled "ALA at the Crossroads" that charted the way forward for
ALA was presented and the Governing Council decided that two working
committees, one on harmonisation of laws and another to take care of
the recommendations in the paper, be established.
draft protocol that sought to establish the modalities of collaboration
and cooperation between the ASLOM Working Group on the Harmonization of
the Trade Laws of ASEAN member states and the ALA Working Group on
harmonization of the commercial laws of ASEAN member states was also
presented. The Governing Council decided that the draft protocol be
tabled to ASLOM and the ASEAN Law Ministers for their consideration.