Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO)

Organisation consultatif juridique Afrique-Asie

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15 Nov 1956, as Asian Legal Consultative Committee. Renamed Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee (AALCC) -- Comité consultatif juridique Afrique-Asie, 19 Apr 1958, so as to include participation of the countries of the African continent. Current name adopted 24 June 2001.


Serve as an Advisory Body of Legal Experts to participating countries; examine matters before the International Law Commission and other United Nations agencies in the field of international and commercial law; place views on legal issues before the International Law Commission; consider legal problems referred by member countries; exchange views and information on other legal matters of common concern.

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Works closely with member governments at ministerial and official levels; assists them to prepare themselves on major international questions before the United Nations, in particular the subjects of Plenipotentiary Conferences; considers international law problems referred by member governments; renders advice, on request, on a confidential basis on any question of interest to a member states - recent emphasis has been on economic relations and trade law; prepares standard model contract forms and model bilateral agreements suited to the needs of the Asian-African region; provides facilities for training of officials of member states engaged in international law matters; trains officers of member states in techniques of research and handling of international legal questions; extends legal assistance to member states in drafting Model Legislation, draft Constitutions or Bilateral Agreements.

Organizes seminars and workshops. Pursuant to 'Integrated Scheme for Settlement of Disputes in the Economic and Commercial Transaction', launched 1978, established and maintains 4 Regional Arbitration Centres to promote international commercial arbitration in the Asian-African regions and provide for conducting international arbitrations: Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA); Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA); Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Lagos (LRCICA); Regional Centre for Arbitration, Teheran.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 31 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 49 countries
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Subjects *

  • Information
    • Advisory
  • Law
    • Law
    • Legality

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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15. Feb 2019
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