Second ASEAN Chief Justices' Roundtable on Environment: The Proceedings

Publication | December 2013

This Second ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable on the Environment serves as an example of how international and regional cooperation among the various judiciaries can shape an effective rule-of-law system, capable of fostering strong environmental governance.

From 7-10 December 2012, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) chief justices and their designees convened in Melaka, Malaysia for their second roundtable on environment. The roundtable provided a forum for experts to discuss common ASEAN environmental challenges and for ASEAN judges to share their experiences in handling environmental challenges. Towards the end, the participants discussed the draft Melaka Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation among ASEAN Courts, which aims to provide an operational framework for environmental cooperation among the ASEAN judiciaries, and agreed to establish a technical working group of judges to formulate the terms of the memorandum of understanding toward attaining the Jakarta Common Vision with the support of ADB.

Contents 

  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • Roundtable Highlights
  • Appendixes