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Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO)

Organizational Structure

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
 AALCO is an inter-governmental organization with the Member States holding supreme authority within the framework of its Statutes and Statutory Rules. The basic organs of the Organization include: (i) the AALCO Annual Session; (ii) the Liaison Officers Meeting; (iii) the Secretariat; (iv) the Centre for Research and Training; (v) the Regional Arbitration Centres. The membership of the Organization is open to all countries of the Asian-African region provided that it is a full or associate member of the United Nations or any of its specialized agencies, organizations and foundations concerned with International Law.
The current composition of AALCO's organizational set up is provided in the following table:
PRESIDENT
Presently from Republic of Kenya (56th Annual Session)
VICE-PRESIDENT
Presently from Thailand (56th Annual Session)
LIAISON OFFICERS
Representative of the Governments of Member States
Advisory Panel
Advisory Panel on the Amendment of the Statutes and Statutory Rules
Advisory Panel on Financial Matters
Advisory Panel on The Center for Research and Training
AALCO Eminent Persons Group (EPG)
Advisory Body
AALCO SECRETARIAT
Secretary General
H. E Prof. Dr. Kennedy Gastorn
United Republic of Tanzania
Deputy Secretaries-General 
Mr. Mohsen Baharvand
Islamic Republic of Iran
Mr. Yukihiro Takeya
Japan
Ms. Wang Liyu
People’s Republic of China
Legal Officers
Mrs. Anuradha Bakshi (Principal Legal Officer)
Mr. Kiran Mohan V. (Legal Officer)
Mrs. Amrita Chakravorty (Legal Officer)
Mr. Shujoy Mazumdar (Legal Officer)
Ms. Devdatta Mukherjee (Legal Officer)
Mr. Abraham Joseph (Legal Officer)
 
REGIONAL ARBITRATION CENTRES OF AALCO
Country
Region
Website
Agreement Signed with AALCO
Name of the Regional Representative
Malaysia
(Kuala Lumpur)
South East
Asia
Wednesday, July 29, 1981
 Datuk Prof. Dr. Sundra  Rajoo
Arab Republic of Egypt (Cairo)
North
Africa
Monday July 24, 1989
Dr. Ismail Selim
 
 
Islamic Republic of Iran (Tehran)
 
West
Asia
Saturday, May 3, 1997
Dr. Oveis Rezvanian
Nigeria (Lagos)
West
Africa
Monday, April 26, 1999
Dr. Wilfred Ikatari
(Nairobi)
East
Africa
Monday, July 2, 2007
Mr. Lawrence Muiruri Ngugi
 
Member
Year of Joining AALCO
Focal Ministry
 
 
1.
Kingdom of Bahrain 
1993
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
2.
People's Republic of Bangladesh
1974
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
3.
Brunei Darussalam 
2003
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
4.
People's  Republic of China
1983
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
5.
Republic of Cyprus 
1980
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
6.
Republic of India
1956
Ministry of External Affairs
 
7.
Republic of Indonesia 
1956
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
8.
Islamic Republic of Iran
1970
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
9.
Republic of Iraq
1956
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
10.
Japan
1956
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
11.
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
1968
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
12.
State of Kuwait 
1970
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
13.
Republic of Lebanon
1999
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants
 
14.
Malaysia
1970
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
15.
Mongolia
1980
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
16.
Union of Myanmar
1956
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
17.
Nepal
1971
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
18.
DPR Korea 
1974
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
19.
Sultanate of Oman
1976
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
20.
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
1958
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
21.
State of Qatar 
1976
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
22.
Republic of Korea
1970
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
23.
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 
1975
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
24.
Singapore 
1970
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
25.
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
1956
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
26.
State of Palestine
1990
Ministry of Justice
 
27.
Syrian Arab Republic
1956
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
 
28.
Thailand
1961
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
29.
Republic of Turkey 
1975
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
30.
United Arab Emirates 
1976
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
31.
Socialist Republic of Vietnam  
2017
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
32.
Republic of Yemen
1976
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
 
 
33.
Arab Republic of Egypt
1956
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
http://www.mfa.gov.eg/
 
34.
Republic of Cameroon 
2006
Presidency of the Republic
 
35.
Republic of Gambia
1974
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
36.
Republic of Ghana
1963
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
37.
Republic of Kenya
1970
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
38.
Libya
1976
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
39.
Republic of Mauritius
1972
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
40.
Federal Republic of Nigeria
1970
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
41.
Republic of Senegal 
1980
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
42.
Republic of Sierra Leone
1969
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
43.
Republic of Somalia 
1976
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
44.
Republic of South Africa
2004
International Relations and Cooperation
 
45.
Republic of the Sudan
1986
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
46.
United Republic of Tanzania
1973
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
47.
Uganda
1979
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 

  



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