Singapore, 13 September 2019 - The Supreme Court of Singapore hosted the 5th Joint Judicial Conference (JJC) today. Since its inception in 2011, the JJC has provided the judiciaries of Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Singapore, a platform to strengthen and deepen ties. It also provides a valuable setting for the exchange of views on developments in specific areas of law and for the judiciaries to learn from each other’s experiences.
2. At the 5th JJC, the three judiciaries, headed by their respective Chief Justices, engaged in panel discussions in the areas of Tort, Contract and Intellectual Property Law, looking particularly at how our regional jurisdictions have departed from the English Common Law in these areas and exploring opportunities for harmonising our commercial laws. They also shared their experiences in strengthening judicial administration through innovation and other initiatives.
3. A total of 65 Judges and judicial officers from Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Singapore attended the Conference, held at the Supreme Court’s auditorium.
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