The 6th ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting (AFMAM) 2020 Deadline: 17 May 2020Open to: ASEAN nationals from different universities/institutions and various academic backgroundsBenefits: fully fundedDescriptionThe ASEAN Foundation is pleased to organise the 6th ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting (AFMAM) 2020 in Hanoi, Viet Nam. This year, the model ASEAN Meeting targets tertiary education students across the ASEAN region to understand diplomacy and how decision-makers of ASEAN Member States address regional issues at the various ASEAN meetings.This year’s AFMAM will involve the simulation of the ASEAN+1 engagement which address the thematic focus of “The Role of ASEAN Youths in Promoting Networking and Cooperation to Build a Clean and Green ASEAN Community through Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Protection of the Environment” in accordance with the 2020 Viet Nam Chairmanship. Be prepared to engage in simulations with your ASEAN delegates!EligibilityASEAN interested students are required to form a team of seven that comprises six students from tertiary education level as Team Members and one faculty/academic member as Team Advisor. All must be ASEAN nationals and same nationalities in the team.Teams comprising members and advisor from different universities/institutions, various academic backgrounds, and promoting gender balance are considered advantageous. Persons with disabilities and those from educational institutions outside the capitals are encouraged to apply.Team Members:Enrolled as a student of tertiary education institution taking diploma or undergraduate studies (or equivalent level) from any disciplines at education institutions in the ASEAN Member States when the programme takes placeBetween 18 and 25 years of age when the programme takes placeEnglish proficient, verbal and writtenTeam Advisor:Faculty/academic member (lecturer or teaching assistant) of a department or faculty of a tertiary education institution in the ASEAN Member States when the programme takes place25 years old or older on 3 September 2020English proficient, verbal and writtenRole of Team AdvisorFocal point of the TeamLead and guide the TeamAdvise and coach the Team related to content (possessing general knowledge on issues related to the AFMAM thematic focus)Allocate time to participate in two to three online preparatory coaching sessionsProvide constructive inputs for the improvement of AFMAM.BenefitsThere are no registration or application feesRound trip air travel from the capital city of the country of origin to the venue in Hanoi, Viet NamAccommodation and mealsAn exciting and unforgettable experience with organizer and your ASEAN member state peers.How to apply? For more information and to apply, please visit this website. LinkedIn 0 April 27, 2020 Published by sihana ← TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2020 Share 0 +1 Pocket Tweet Similar Stories Reddit Getty Images Inclusion Scholarships →
The judge tasked with implementing the Jackson reforms has said five years will be needed to assess whether they have worked.As the first anniversary approached of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) coming in to effect, Mr Justice Ramsey conceded that there have been ‘teething problems’ with the process, but insisted ‘we are not seeing a disaster, as there could have been’.Sir Rupert Jackson’s reforms overhauled funding arrangements for cases, case management and costs budgeting. Ramsey told the Modern Claims conference in London last week that lawyers were having to adjust to a change of culture but that it is ‘the transitional element which has caused the most problems’.Ramsey confirmed that the government has started a review of a key facet of the new regime, damages-based agreements, to include hybrid arrangements. On referral fees, which were banned in personal injury cases last April, Ramsey conceded that new business models had been set up ‘outside of regulation’ to bypass the ban. On the 10% uplift in damages to offset the abolition of success fee and after-the-event insurance premium recoverability, the High Court judge said some settlements still fall ‘somewhere near the old figures’.Ramsey insisted that the judiciary’s approach to costs management will remain consistent with last year’s severe Mitchell ruling on non compliance. ‘If there is a non-trivial breach then you have to have a good reason for not complying,’ he said.In his first public statement on the reforms’ progress, Jackson predicted that the old regime of uncontrolled litigation costs would be seen as ‘absurd’ in future years. ‘There has been a learning curve and this costs money,’ Jackson said. ‘It takes time for costs management to bed in. Both practitioners and judges need to become comfortable with the process.’Jackson said opinion is divided on the main issues of the reforms and admitted some unpopularity was inevitable.‘Every stakeholder group seems to perceive the public interest as residing in a state of affairs which coincides with its own commercial interest,’ he said.Meanwhile, lawyers called for cuts to civil legal aid introduced through LASPO to be reversed. The act removed public funding for the majority of private family, immigration, housing, employment, debt, prison and education cases.Particular problems cited by practitioners include: the rise in numbers of litigants in person; the under-use of the exceptional funding scheme, with only 35 of the 1,151 cases granted funding; the fall-off in mediations; and inadequate protection for domestic violence victims.Legal Action Group director Steve Hynes said that efforts to fill the gap, such as pay as you go, fixed fee and web-based services, are welcome, but inadequate.‘It’s a national disgrace. We’ve had a year of austerity justice and that can’t continue – the electorate won’t stand for it,’ he said.