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ADB holds Consultations on Bhutan’s New Insolvency Rescue Bill

On 15-17 April 2024, ADB and Bhutan’s Ministry of Finance held stakeholders' consultations on the draft new Insolvency Rescue Bill of Bhutan 2024 in Paro, Bhutan. The objective of the new law is to simplify the current insolvency law, which is seen as complex and impractical particularly for MSMEs and individuals.

ADB Co-Hosts Knowledge Sharing Dialogue with Uzbekistan and International Judges on Insolvency Law and Practice

This online seminar convenes Uzbek judges and eminent international experts from the International Insolvency Institute to discuss contemporary insolvency frameworks and best practices.OPENING REMARKSHon. Tadjiev Ibragim Isakovich, Judge, Supreme Court of UzbekistanPANEL DISCUSSIONMODERATORS

ADB Hosts Legal Indicators for Measuring the Effectivity of Environmental Laws and Sustainable Development Event

In response to the environmental crisis, countries have enacted domestic legislation and negotiated multilateral environmental agreements. Yet, the efficacy of these laws and agreements have been challenging for various reasons. The continuing violation and ineffective implementation of environmental laws undermine sustainable development.

ADB Hosts Artificial Intelligence Regulatory Models Expert Discussion

Artificial intelligence (AI) brings many potential benefits and opportunities but also practical and ethical concerns and risks to society. Governments must understand its advantages, protect users, as well prevent unintended consequences that can lead to existential crisis within their countries and globally.

ADB Spearheads the Model Forest Act Initiative

On 17-18 July in New York, ADB convened the launch of the Model Forest Act Initiative (MoFAI) with the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, UN Environment Programme, UN Forum on Forests, UN Development Programme and the World Bank. The MoFAI aims to modernize forest legal regimes to meet 21st century development challenges.

ADB, Cambodia’s MOC, and DFDL Conduct Stakeholder Consultation on E-Commerce Code of Conduct

ADB, in collaboration with Cambodia's MOC and DFDL Law, conducted a two-day stakeholders’ consultation workshop on the draft prakas on the Code of Conduct on the Intermediaries and E-Commerce Service Providers (prakas) pursuant to Cambodia’s Law on E-Commerce. 

Regional Symposium on Forest and Protected Areas Legislation and Jurisprudence: Bridging Law and Science

The Capacity Building Symposium on Forest and Protected Areas Legislation and Jurisprudence is aimed at the decision takers and change makers in the fields of judiciary, executive and legislature to acquaint them with the intricacies of forest and protected areas laws while giving them a penumbral overview of the science behind the same.

ADB Supports the Operationalization of Cambodia's First Commercial Court

ADB Country Director, Jyotsana Varma, and Minister of Justice Excellency Koeut Rith sign MOU, marking an important step towards operationalizing Cambodia's first commercial court, a top priority of the MOJ. 

Trainings on Gender-Based Violence Cases for Timor-Leste Judges

In partnership with the Superior Council of Judicial Magistrates, ADB conducts training for Court of Appeal and district court judges on gender sensitization and violence against women and girls laws and procedures, including international best practices.