Evolving Justice: ASEAN Judges Conference

Third Regional Meeting of the Judicial Integrity Network in ASEAN

August 23, 2023
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Third meeting of the JIN ASEAN Network



Aligned with the principles of Sustainable Development Goal 16, the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub's Judicial Integrity Network in ASEAN, in collaboration with the Thailand Court of Justice, is bringing together esteemed judges, legal professionals, development partners and policymakers from the ASEAN region and beyond for a two-day event to exchange knowledge and discuss key topics within the justice field. 

With the support of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), U.S. Department of State, the "Evolving Justice: ASEAN Judges Conference" will provide a platform for meaningful conversations and knowledge-sharing around essential themes that reflect the current dynamics of the legal field, such as judicial excellence, the role of courts in driving gender equality and upholding environmental justice, emerging technologies in courts, and people-centred justice. The event seeks to explore how the judiciary in the ASEAN region can adapt and evolve in response to the dynamic changes and challenges facing the legal landscape.

Scheduled for 5-6 October 2023 in Bangkok, the event will also serve as a platform for the annual meeting of the Advisory Working Group of the Judicial Integrity Network, where Supreme Court Justices from ASEAN region will discuss future priorities for the Network and ways to ensure its impact and sustainability.

Format and objectives 

The Evolving Justice: ASEAN Judges Conference will welcome over 400 in-person and online participants from ASEAN member states and internationally, including Supreme Court Justices, judges, legal practitioners, government and NGO representatives, academia, development partners and civil society organisations.

The two-day event will consist of plenary sessions, panel discussions, and interactive forums for open dialogue and exchange of perspectives among participants on various thematic areas, including:

Lessons learned among judges and legal professionals in improving court performance, enhancing transparency, integrity and accountability.

How innovation and technologies can be instrumental in improving access to justice, as well as the effectiveness, transparency and accountability of the courts.

What are regional and global experiences in striking a balance between judicial independence and accountability.

Critical role of courts in driving gender equality, environmental and open justice to leave no one behind and more. 


Venue and registration

The Conference will take place on 5-6 October 2023. Please register your participation to attend online or in person. If you have any questions or comments, please contact tomas.kvedaras@undp.org or stefano.pighin@undp.org and follow the conference’s website for updates.


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Evolving Justice Conference 2023




Judges Conference in Bangkok Session I


Judges Conference in Bangkok Session II


Judges Conference in Bangkok Session III


Judges Conference in Bangkok Session IV


Evolving Justice Conference Session V


Judges Conference in Bangkok Session VI


Judges Conference in Bangkok Session VII


The conference will be in hybrid modality. 

Please note that in-person attendance will have limited capacity. We will allocate registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register and await confirmation for in-person participation. There are no capacity limits for online participation.