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Asian constitutional court association to open office in Seoul next month

By 임정요
  • Published : Dec 28, 2016 - 09:36
  • Updated : Dec 28, 2016 - 14:21

An association of Asian constitutional courts will open a permanent secretariat dedicated to research purposes in Seoul next month, the city government said Wednesday.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government said the Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions Permanent Secretariat for Research and Development will open in central Seoul in January.

The association, comprised of institutions from 16 countries, was launched in 2010 to increase the exchange of information and experience in constitutional justice, according to its website.

A photo provided by the Constitutional Court, its President Park Han-chul signs a declaration selected at the 3rd Congress of the Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions (AACC) in Bali, Indonesia, on Aug. 12, 2016. During the congress, the members unanimously decided to establish the organization's permanent secretariats in Seoul and Jakarta. (Yonhap)
In August, it adopted a declaration to establish permanent secretariats in Seoul and Jakarta.

The Seoul office will be in charge of research activities and regularly hold forums and seminars related to the constitution, according to the city government. (Yonhap)