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Supreme Court of Pakistan becomes member of Association of Asian Constitutional Courts

Islamabad, July 04, 2012 (PPI-OT): Supreme Court of Pakistan has become the member of AACC, Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions (AACC). The members of AACC in its meeting of May 2012 held in Seoul, Republic of Korea have unanimously accepted the membership of Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The meeting was attended by delegations of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Korea, the Federal Court of Malaysia, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Constitutional Court of the Kingdom of Thailand, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Turkey and the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The respective delegations were led by Justice Harjono, President Kang-Kook LEE, Judge Zulkefli AHMAD MAKINUDIN, Acting Chairman Navaanperenlei JANTSAN, President Valery ZORKIN, Justice Karim KARIMOV, President Wasan SOYPISUDH, President Hasim KILIC and Acting Chairman Bakhtiyar MIRBABAEV.

The Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions is an Asian regional forum for constitutional justice established in July 2010 to promote the development of democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights in Asia to increase the exchanges of information and experiences related to constitutional justice and enhance interaction between institutions exercising constitutional jurisdiction.

LEE, Kang-Kook, President, Constitutional Court of Korea is the first President of the Association. The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia, Federal Court of Malaysia, Constitutional Court of Mongolia, Supreme Court of the Philippines, Constitutional Court of the Kingdom of Thailand, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Constitutional Court of the Republic of Korea are the founding members who shared the historic moment of launching of the Association.

The other members of the Association are Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Tajikistan, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Turkey and Supreme Court of Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Shahid Hussain Kamboyo
Public Relations Officer
Supreme Court of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 920 4184
Fax: +9251 920 1001
Email: pro_scp@yahoo.com

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