The Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions is an Asian regional forum for constitutional justice established in July 2010 to promote the development of democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights in Asia by increasing the exchanges of information and experiences related to constitutional justice and enhancing cooperation and friendship between institutions exercising constitutional jurisdiction.

 

In addition, the AACC also has established cooperation among the members in the form of international symposia and conferences, short courses and exchange of human resources.

  • Secretaries General Meetings
    • Date and Venue: August 7, 2017 in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia
    • Discussed various alternatives to elect the next President of AACC.
  • Board of Members Meeting:
    • Date and Venue: August 8, 2017 in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia
    • Participants: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan
    • Discussed the MOU between AACC and CCJA and the possibility to sign the MOU during the international symposium in Solo.
    • Decided to elect Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Thailand respectively as the next President of the Association.
  • Secretaries General Meetings
    • Date and Venue: August 9, 2016 in Bali, Indonesia
    • Discussed the working paper on the Permanent Secretariat
    • Discussed the idea of amending the Statute to accommodate the Permanent Secretariat
  • Board of Members Meeting:
    • Date and Venue: August 9, 2016 in Bali, Indonesia
    • Decided to establish a joint permanent secretariat in Indonesia, Korea and Turkey
    • Extending the term Presidency of Indonesia for another year.
    • Adopted Russian Language as the second working language of the Association
  • Date and Venue: May 25-26, 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Topic: Further discussion on the idea of establishing a permanent secretariat of the AACC.
  • Secretaries General Meetings
    • Date and Venue: August 13, 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Discussed the proposals on the establishment of the Permanent Secretariat of the Association
  • Board of Members Meeting:
    • Date and Venue: August 14, 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Participants: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Thailand, Turkey and Uzbekistan.
    • Ordered to conduct in-depth analysis on the establishment of the Permanent Secretariat.
    • Approved admission of new members: Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan and the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of the People of Myanmar.
  • Date and Venue: April 25-27 in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Topic: Strengthening the role of Secretaries General of the members in AACC.
  • 2nd Congress
    • Date and Venue: April 27-30, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey
    • Theme:
      • 1st Session: Protection of Human Rights by Constitutional Courts
      • 2nd Session: Relations between Constitutional/Supreme Courts and the Parliament
      • 3rd Session: Methods of Interpretation in Constitutional Justice
      • 4th Session: The Role of Constitutional and Supreme Courts in the Protection of Constitutional Order
  • Board of Members Meeting:
    • Date and Venue: April 28, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey
    • Approved admission of new members: Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan.
    • Elected Indonesia as the next president of the Association and will be the host country of the 3rd Congress.
    • Participants: Afghanistan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey and Uzbekistan
  • Date and Venue: April 24, 2013 in Ankara, Turkey.
  • Approved admission of new members: ICOIC of Afghanistan and the Constitutional Council of Kazakhstan.
  • Approved admission of new members: Constitutional Court of Russia, Constitutional Court of Tajikistan and Constitutional Court of Turkey.
  • Discussed the preparation of the Second AACC Congress
  • Discussed the official AACC website, logo and flag.
  • Participants: Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey and Uzbekistan.
  • Inaugural Congress:
    • Date and Venue: May 20-24, 2012 in Seoul, Korea
    • Theme: The Present and Future of Constitutional Justice in Asia
  • Board of Members Meeting:
    • Date and Venue: May 20 and May 22, 2012 in Seoul, Korea.
    • Approved admission of new members: Supreme Court of Pakistan.
    • Determination of the host of the 2nd Congress to Constitutional Courts of Turkey.
    • Participants: Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey and Uzbekistan.
  • Held a Board of Members Meeting to prepare for the Inaugural Congress in Seoul 2012.
  • Decided the theme and time for the Inaugural Congress.
  • Approved admission of new members: Constitutional Court of Russia, Constitutional Court of Tajikistan and Constitutional Court of Turkey.
  • Participants: Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Uzbekistan.
  • Date and Venue: July 12, 2010 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Officially launched the AACC and agreed to convene the Inaugural Congress in Korea.
  • Adopted the Jakarta Declaration on the Establishment of the Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions.
  • Declaration signatories: 7 countries (Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Korea, Federal Court of Malaysia, Constitutional Court of Mongolia, Supreme Court of the Philippines, Constitutional Court of the Kingdom of Thailand and Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan).
  • 1st Meeting
    • Date and Venue: 2008 in Seoul, Korea
    • Electing the Chairperson and drafting the AACC Statute
    • Attended by 4 countries
  • 2nd Meeting
    • Date and Venue: 2009 in Seoul, Korea
    • Discussion on the drafted AACC Statute
    • Extending the number of members by adding Thailand
    • Attended by 6 countries
  • 3rd Meeting
    • Date and Venue: April 2010 in Seoul, Korea
    • Discussion on the date of official launching of the AACC
    • Finalization of the AACC Statute
    • Attended by 8 countries
  • 4th Meeting
    • Date and Venue: April 2010 in Seoul, Korea
    • Discussion on the date of official launching of the AACC
    • Finalization of the AACC Statute
    • Attended by 8 countries
  • Date and Venue: October 2007 in Seoul, Korea
  • Signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Preparatory Committee of the AHGA at the 5th Conference of Asian Constitutional Court Judges.
  • MOU Signatories: Indonesia, Korea, Mongolia and the Philippines.
  • Date and Venue: September 2005 in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia
  • Discussed the need to create an association of constitutional courts in Asia at the 3rd Conference of Asian Constitutional Court Judges.

Cooperation and exchange of experiences and information among its members

Independence of constitutional courts and similar institutions

Application of the rule of law

Ensure the establishment of democracy

Improving the protection of human rights

Cooperating with other similar supranational organizations if needed

Organize regular meetings

Provide assistance related to the implementation of communication between members on a regular basis

Provide technical assistance to its members in increasing their independence of the constitutional court as an important factor in guaranteeing and implement the objectives of this association

Promote the exchange of views on issues of institutional, structural and operational related public law and constitutional authority

Promote the exchange of information related to the workings and constitutional cases

Facilitate the exchange of experiences related to constitutional justice cases

Organize activities such as symposia, workshops and seminars

This emblem of the AACC symbolizes the Association's main purpose to help promote the fundamental values of law, justice and human rights protection based on cooperation and exchanges between the Asian institutions exercising constitutional jurisdiction.

The circle that surrounds the earth depicts the world embraced by cooperation and solidarity among Asian institutions exercising constitutional jurisdiction.

The green and blue rays?the green symbolizing peace and vitality and the blue representing justice and human rights?spreading out to the world is the symbol of the AACC's path towards promoting the rule of law, democracy and human rights protection throughout the world.

Federal Court of Malaysia
2017 - 2019
H.E. MR. TUN RAUS SHARIF
Malaysia
2017 - 2019
Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia
2014 - 2017
H.E. MR. HAMDAN ZOELVA
Indonesia
2014 - 2015
H.E. MR. ARIEF HIDAYAT
Indonesia
2015 - 2017
Constitutional Court of the Republic of Turkey
2012 - 2014
H.E. MR. HASIM KILIÇ
Turkey
2012 - 2014
Constitutional Court of the Republic of Korea
2010 - 2012
H.E. MR. LEE, KANG-KOOK
Korea
2010 - 2012