Eighth Regional Seminar on Good Governance
for Southeast Asian Countries
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
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