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25.03.17 39th ASEAN Law Association Governing Council Meeting

Effective dispute settlement mechanism is one vital component of an economic community which includes alternative dispute resolution or ADR. The Honourable Dato Seri Paduka Haji Kifrawi bin Dato Paduka Haji Kifli, The Chief Justice of Brunei Darussalam in his Welcoming address at the 39th ASEAN Law Association Governing Council Meeting (ALA) agreed that ADR has the potential to save time and resources when properly administered and also provides a variety of benefits as an alternative to traditional litigation, such as greater satisfaction to the disputing parties, producing innovative methods of resolving disputes and achieving greater efficiency in reaching settlements.

The two-day meeting was attended by members of the ASEAN Law Association comprising of Chief justices, supreme court justices, attorneys general, Deans of Law Faculties, legal practitioners and Government legal officers from all the ASEAN countries. The meeting is in preparation for the next ALA General Assembly meeting which will be held in Singapore next year.

News Courtesy Radio Television Brunei
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