Programme

 

Day 0

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Time Programme Details
  8:00 am – 2:00 pm ALA Championship Golf Tournament The Serapong, Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore
  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UNCITRAL-ABLI Emergence Conference
Asian Perspectives on the Future of the Harmonisation and Convergence of Business Laws
Knowledge Partner Programme jointly organised by the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific and the Asian Business Law Institute* Click for more info

The ASEAN Law Conference – Knowledge Partner Programme

UNCITRAL-ABLI Emergence Conference

Immediately prior to the ASEAN Law Conference, the UNCITRAL Emergence Conference 2018 will be held on 25 July 2018 in Singapore at the Supreme Court of Singapore. It is jointly organised by THE UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific and the Asian Business Law Institute, the Knowledge Partner of the ASEAN Law Conference.

The conference is designed to take stock of emerging global and regional developments relating to the harmonization and convergence of international trade and commercial law, with a focus on their impact on regionalisation, especially for Asia. The conference is intended to provide a platform for experts and scholars to examine the impact of these developments especially on regional and national business environments, and to consider various areas of potential interest for UNCITRAL and ABLI from a regional perspective.

Researchers, scholars and practitioners are invited to share their insightful opinions and important research findings related to the conference theme and tracks.

Details of the conference, which is free of charge, and the Call for Papers may be found here.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The State Courts’ Experience
Tools for Court Excellence
Satellite Programme by The State Courts of Singapore* (Limited admission on first come first serve basis) Click for more info
Time
Activity
10:00 am – 10:20 am
Arrival at the State Courts – Court Tour
10:20 am – 10:30 am
Welcome Remarks – By Presiding Judge of the State Courts, Justice See Kee Oon / Deputy Presiding Judge of the State Courts / Registrar, Ms Jennifer Marie
10:30 am – 10:45 am
Introduction to the State Courts – By District Judge Samuel Chua
10:45 am – 11:30 am
Presentation on the International Framework for Court Excellence and the IFCE State Courts of Singapore Model Q&A – By District Judge Victor Yeo, Principal Director, Strategic Planning and Technology Division
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Presentation on the use of court technology: Integrated Criminal Case Filing and Management System & Community Justice and Tribunals System – By District Judges from the State Courts of Singapore
12:30 pm –   1:00 pm
Panel Discussion
  1:00 pm –   2:00 pm
Networking Lunch
  2:00 pm
End of Workshop

SYNOPSES OF PRESENTATIONS

(i) Synopsis of Presentation on the IFCE and the IFCE State Courts of Singapore Model
The State Courts are one of the founding members of the International Consortium for Court Excellence. In 2010, this Consortium developed the International Framework for Court Excellence (“IFCE”), which is a quality management system that is designed to help Courts improve their performance. The IFCE adopts a concept of continuous improvement, achieved through periodic self-assessments using the IFCE checklist/questionnaire. The State Courts of Singapore have been active in using and promoting the use of the IFCE since 2010. In 2017, the State Courts launched the IFCE State Courts of Singapore Model, an adapted version of the IFCE which contextualises and captures the State Courts’ experience in using the IFCE over the years. This Presentation will recap the development and evolution of the IFCE, and share about the key features of the IFCE State Courts of Singapore Model.

(ii) Synopsis of Presentation on the State Courts’ Case Management Systems

The State Courts leverage on technology to manage court processes efficiently and better serve our court users. This Presentation will feature two case management systems used in the State Courts: the Integrated Criminal Case Filing and Management System (ICMS), and the Community Justice and Tribunals System (CJTS).

ICMS is an end-to-end criminal case management system that links all stakeholders in the criminal justice system. Through ICMS, a predominantly paper-based process has been transformed into an electronic court environment. Since its launch in 2013, enhancements have been made progressively, including allowing unrepresented persons access to their electronic case files. ICMS has received recognition both locally and internationally. ICMS was awarded the FutureGov Singapore Award (eGovernment category) in 2015, and the merit prize of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance Global ICT Excellence Awards (Public Sector Excellence category) in 2016, amongst other awards.

CJTS is the most recent case management system that was launched in July 2017 to support cases heard by the Community Justice and Tribunals Division. This system provides court users with a suite of online services, such as e-filing, e-Negotiation, and e‑Mediation when filing a claim at the Small Claims Tribunals, and the Community Disputes Resolution Tribunals. The features of the CJTS provide convenience and flexibility for court users to file their claims online, conduct proceedings online, manage their cases and save time from travelling to court.

  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome Reception & Registration
  9:00 pm End of Day 0


Day 1

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Time Programme Details
  9:00 am – 10:30 am Opening Ceremony
  • • Procession of ALA Vice-Presidents (Heads of Delegation)
  • • ALA Anthem
  • • Welcome address by Chairman, ALA (Singapore), Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
  • • Address by President, ALA, Attorney Avelino Cruz
  • • Speech by Distinguished Keynote Speaker, Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance
    • • Topic: The Role of Law in Economic Integration and Development
10:30 am – 11:00 am Networking Tea Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Reconvening of General Assembly
  • • Call to Order/Opening Remarks by President, ALA
  • • Remarks of Heads of Delegation
12:00 pm –   1:30 pm Lunch
  1:30 pm –   3:00 pm Plenary Session A New Phase (and Face) of Law: Opportunities and Challenges in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
  3:00 pm –   3:30 pm Networking Tea Break
  3:30 pm –   5:30 pm Parallel Session 1 Fair, Effective and Efficient Dispute Resolution to Facilitate the Success of the AEC
Parallel Session 2 The Role of National Courts, if any, in Ensuring Compliance with ASEAN Obligations – A Mock Trial
  5:30 pm End of Day 1


Day 2

Friday, 27 July 2018

Time Programme Details
  9:00 am – 10:30 am Plenary Session Law as an Instrument to Facilitate the Success of the AEC

10:30 am – 11:00 am Networking Tea Break
11:00 am –   1:00 pm Plenary Session Disruptive Technologies on Business Landscapes in ASEAN: Opportunities and Challenges
  1:00 pm –   2:30 pm Lunch
  2:30 pm –   4:00 pm Plenary Session Power of ONE: AEC Financial Integration
  4:00 pm –   4:30 pm Networking Tea Break
  4:30 pm –   6:00 pm Parallel Session 1 Competition Law in the AEC
Parallel Session 2 Rule of Law – Role in Attracting Trade and Investments in ASEAN – Free Trade Agreements and Bilateral Investment Agreements in ASEAN countries
  6:00 pm End of Day 2


Day 3

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Time Programme Details
  9:00 am – 10:30 am Plenary Session Cross-Border Obstacles in ASEAN and Solutions
10:30 am – 11:00 am Networking Tea Break
11:00 am –   1:00 pm Plenary Session Stock-taking and the Way Ahead
  1:00 pm –   2:00 pm Lunch
  2:00 pm –   3:30 pm
  • • Reconvening of General Assembly
  • • Rapporteur-General’s Report
  • • Election of Office Bearers
  • • Closing of General Assembly
  3:30 pm –   4:00 pm Networking Tea Break
  7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Cocktail Reception and Gala Dinner
10:30 pm End of Event

*Pre-event Programmes are organised separately from The ASEAN Law Conference and registration is subject to final acceptance by their respective organisers. You may be contacted directly by the organisers to complete registration.