International Law Conference Held in Kenya
More than 400 international delegates including 12 Ministers of Justice and 8 Attorneys General met in Nairobi for a five-day international law conference. The 56th Annual Session of the Asian African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) held in Kenya and bring together delegates from 47 governments from Asia, Middle East and Africa.
The conference addressed environmental concerns on the protection of the atmosphere while examining the emerging issue of International law in cyberspace, but also the Immunity of State Officials from Foreign Criminal Jurisdiction under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic and Consular Relations was discussed.
Russia, for the first time was attending an AALCO Conference as an observer.
The first conference of AALCO was held in Bandung, Indonesia in 1955 where member states committed to forging Asian-African cooperation on international legal matters with the Bandung Spirit continuing to inspire states in the quest for an egalitarian and just international legal order.
Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto told an international legal forum that both regions have agreed to enhance their cooperation in order to safeguard their interests. “We will work closely together to tackle existing and emerging threats by forging closer links in the area of international law,” Ruto said during the opening ceremony of the 56th session of the Asian African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) conference.
*The Asian–African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) is an international governmental organization formed in 1956, initially to serve as an advisory board to member states on matters on international law