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Indonesia promotes IAEA's Nuclear Program for Peaceful Purposes

London, Sept 20 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia continues to promote technical cooperation programs developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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PH accedes to Apostille Convention

MANILA, Sept 16 (PNA) - The Philippine government acceded to an international convention that allows the country to issue a security certificate called "Apostille", which simplifies the authentication of public documents to be used abroad.
Date: 16 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Tokyo Convention (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Tokyo Convention Act and to make related amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 32; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Tokyo Convention (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

The Tokyo Convention (Amendment) Act 2018, except sections 6 and 7, comes into operation on 15 September 2018.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 562; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Government to sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

The government has sought parliament’s approval for the country to sign the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Judges rule ICC has Jurisdiction over alleged Muslim Deportations

Judges at the International Criminal Court have ruled that the court has jurisdiction to investigate widespread allegations that Myanmar forces have driven thousands of Muslims from their homes in northern Rakhine State.
Date: 07 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Implementation of the Revised Rules of Origin and Operational Certification Procedures under the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement

This Circular outlines the changes and new requirements in the revised Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) Revised Rules of Origin (ROO) and Operational Certification Procedures (OCP) for exports to India, which will take effect from 14 Sep 2018. Circular No. 09/2018
Date: 07 September 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

PRRD remains Firm on Position in WPS: Palace

MANILA, Aug 23 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has never changed his position to settle the West Philippine Sea (WPS) dispute through diplomatic means without giving up an inch of the Philippine territory, Malacañang said on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this statement in response to Duterte’s previous rem ...
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Suhakam wants Malaysia to ratify Six Human Rights Conventions - Waytha Moorthy

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 21 (Bernama) - The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) wants Malaysia to ratify six United Nations treaties pertaining to human rights, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Senator P. Waytha Moorthy. He said this was expressed by Suhakam chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail and commissioners Datuk Lok Yim Pheng a ...
Date: 21 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Negotiate COC without Prejudicing 3rd Party States' Rights

MANILA, Aug 17 (PNA) - The Australian government on Friday called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China to negotiate the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC) without prejudice to the rights and interests of third-party states in the strategic waters.
Date: 17 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government rejects ICC Jurisdiction on Northern Rakhine Case

The government on Thursday said it would not engage with the International Criminal Court (ICC), emphasizing Myanmar is not a party to the Rome Statute that established the tribunal.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Pedra Branca: Malaysia asking ICJ to go beyond its Mandate: Singapore

Singapore have maintained the stance that Malaysia was calling on the International Court of Justice to go beyond its mandate when it asked the to rule on the sovereignty of waters around Pedra Branca and of the maritime feature South Ledge.
Date: 04 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

World Triathlon Corporation v SRS Sports Centre Sdn Bhd

International law – Foreign Exclusive jurisdiction clause – Forum non conveniens – Application for a stay of proceedings under Order 12 rule 10(2) of the Rules of Court 2012 – Whether Malaysia the proper forum to determine the dispute and/or the subject matter of the claim – Whether Malaysia the forum which has the ...

Date: 02 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 248; Source: Federal Court Registry

ASEAN, China hopeful for ‘Substantially Completed’ COC in 2018

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) - The Philippines, alongside China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), expressed optimism that the negotiations on the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC) will be "substantially completed" within 2018.
Date: 31 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC sets Rules for Oral Arguments on ICC Withdrawal

MANILA, July 26 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has issued guidelines on the oral arguments on the consolidated petitions seeking to void the Philippine government's withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) scheduled on August 14.
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Indonesia promotes IAEA's Nuclear Program for Peaceful Purposes

London, Sept 20 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia continues to promote technical cooperation programs developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Suhakam wants Malaysia to ratify Six Human Rights Conventions - Waytha Moorthy

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 21 (Bernama) - The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) wants Malaysia to ratify six United Nations treaties pertaining to human rights, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Senator P. ...

World Triathlon Corporation v SRS Sports Centre Sdn Bhd Malaysia rubbishes Claims on Sabah AGC Statement on Application for Revision and Request for Interpretation of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) more

Government to sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

The government has sought parliament’s approval for the country to sign the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Judges rule ICC has Jurisdiction over alleged Muslim Deportations Government rejects ICC Jurisdiction on Northern Rakhine Case more

PH accedes to Apostille Convention

MANILA, Sept 16 (PNA) - The Philippine government acceded to an international convention that allows the country to issue a security certificate called "Apostille", which simplifies the authentication of public documents ...

PRRD remains Firm on Position in WPS: Palace Negotiate COC without Prejudicing 3rd Party States' Rights SC sets Rules for Oral Arguments on ICC Withdrawal more

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SC allows Media Coverage of de Lima Drug Case Trials

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) allowed news coverage of Senator Leila de Lima’s trials for alleged drug trading activities before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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House supports Placement of Migrant Workers through One Channel

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the House of Representatives` (DPR`s) Commission IX Dede Yusuf supported the placement of Indonesian migrant workers through the One Channel Placement System (SPSK) agreed upon by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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Industry 4.0 to put Indonesia among Top 10 Economies

Jakarta, Oct 17 (ANTARA News) - The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is expected to make Indonesia one of the top 10 economies in the world in 2030, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

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Government encourages SMEs to go Digital

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - The government encourages national small and medium enterprises or SMEs to take advantage of the digitalization era by using online networks to expand their businesses.

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WIPO Director General Conferred the Order of Sikatuna

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Dr. Francis Gurry has received the highest Presidential honour of diplomatic merit in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to sustain and strengthen WIPO’s relations with the Philippine government, through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

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PH Ambassador Promotes ASEAN Trade, Tourism in Spain

MADRID, Oct 16 (DFA) - To raise awareness about ASEAN and promote ASEAN trade and tourism in Spain, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Madrid paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism Maria Reyes Maroto Illera.

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BOC, PCG Ink MOA for Strengthened Joint Anti-Smuggling Operations

The chiefs of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Coast (PCG), on Monday, October 15 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which provides them guidelines in the conduct of anti-smuggling joint operations within the country’s borders.

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PH Showcases Best Practice on Anti-Poverty

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (DFA) - The Philippines underscored the crucial need to use the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as an alternative measure of poverty during the High-level side-event on “Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to guide innovative policies in all its dimensions” held on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High Level Week held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2018

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21 Law Firms vow to create more chances for Young Lawyers

Twenty-one law firms, including Drew & Napier and Tan Rajah & Cheah, have pledged to provide more opportunities for young lawyers to represent their clients in court.

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Thailand hosts ASEAN Disaster Assessment and Mitigation Training Course

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (NNT) - Thailand is hosting the latest ASEAN training course on regional disaster assessment and mitigation to ensure timely assistance, and enhance the reach and capability of the region’s relief efforts.

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Del Castillo to head JBC Search for Next CJ

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will sit at the helm of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in screening aspirants for the vacancy in the Supreme Court (SC) following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.

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SC reorganizes Three Divisions as Hernando assumes Post

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC), under Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, has reorganized the membership in its three divisions following the entry of its newest member, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

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Non-infra Programs face Cancellation if Oil Excise Tax suspended

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Some of the Duterte administration's non-infrastructure expenditures scheduled for 2019 face possible cancellation if the implementation the oil excise tax's second tranch is put on hold due to soaring world crude prices, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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SIAC signs Memorandum of Understanding with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) to promote international arbitration as a preferred method of dispute resolution for resolving international disputes.

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Duterte will ‘definitely’ Order Oil Excise Tax Suspension

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Monday confirmed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will soon order the temporary suspension of the second tranche of excise tax on fuel, but has yet to decide whether it will heed a senator's suggestion to suspend it "now or sooner."

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Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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IMF-WB - Indonesia to use OECD Recommendations to set up Policies

Nusa Dua, Bali, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will use a recommendation on tourism development from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation Development) as one of the references in setting up policies.

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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