JAKARTA, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia hosts a conference attended by senior officials of constitutional courts in Asian countries, aimed at establishing an association of constitutional courts in the region, local media reported here on Monday.
Indonesian Constitutional Court (MK) Chairman Mahfud MD said that the conference will also discuss the general election laws and current issues faced by the courts in the region.
"The delegations at the conference will see the proclamation of Jakarta Declaration as a mark to establish the constitutional court association at the beginning of the conference today," Mahfud MD said.
The conference that will last through July 15 is attended by delegations from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Thailand, East Timor, and Uzbekistan.
Indonesia, the Philippines, Kyrgizstan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, and Uzbekistan will be regarded as the founding country members of the association, he said.
The conference is also attended by observers from Austria, Germany, Turkey, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Morocco and Egypt, the Tempointeraktif .com reported.