ALA Governing Council Meeting (Singapore, 1 December 2003)

The Governing Council met on 1 December 2003 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, in conjunction with the 8th General Assembly. At the Governing Council meeting, there were suggestions that the ASEAN Legal Systems book be updated. There was also a suggestion that an ALA website be set up.

The Governing Council also discussed proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws of ALA which were subsequently approved on 1 and 2 December 2003. The amendments formalised the practice whereby the President and Secretary-General of ALA will be nominated by the national committee of the country hosting the General Assembly. Accordingly, the expenses of the President and the Secretary-General will be borne by the nominating national committee. In view of the enlarged membership. the quorum of the Assembly and the Governing Council were also amended so that there will be a quorum when at least delegations from 6 member countries are present.

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