Eighth Regional Seminar on Good Governance
for Southeast Asian Countries

UNAFEI has hosted the Regional Seminar on Good Governance for Southeast Asian Countries, known as the GG seminar, annually since 2007. The seminar is held in support of activities to establish the rule of law and good governance in Southeast Asian Countries, to contribute to capacity building for criminal justice practitioners, and to promote mutual understanding and cooperation among Southeast Asian countries.

The eighth GG seminar was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 18 to 20 November 2014 under the joint sponsorship of UNAFEI and the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (“MACC”). Brunei and Singapore joined the GG seminar for the first time, and seventeen criminal justice practitioners (investigators, prosecutors and judges) participated from all ten ASEAN countries. In addition to those representatives, two visiting experts from Hong Kong and the Republic of Korea lectured, and a UNAFEI professor made a presentation. The GG8 seminar provided a valuable opportunity to share knowledge and experience among 13 countries in total.

The main theme of this seminar was “Current Issues in the Investigation, Prosecution and Adjudication of Corruption Cases”.  The participants deeply considered current practices and specific problems. Each participant explained key aspects of his or her country’s criminal justice system and presented actual cases in which some problems occurred. The participants discussed the seminar’s theme eagerly and exchanged opinions, seeking possible solutions and new ideas to deal with those problems. The Deputy Director of UNAFEI chaired the sessions, and the seminar closed on a high note, following the reading of the Chair’s Summary of the discussions.

The report of the Eighth Regional Seminar on Good Governance for Southeast Asian Countries

Click here to read the introductory remarks made by the Deputy Director of UNAFEI.

Click here to read the Chair's Statement.

Commemorative Photo of the Participants

Opening Remarks by the Director of UNAFEI

Remarks by the Deputy Director of UNAFEI