ABOUT THE FORUM

The Forum

BRICS is an acronym for an association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The BRICS Legal Forum serves as an open, permanent platform for legal cooperation and professional exchange of ideas between lawyers of the BRICS countries as well as the promotion of legal diplomacy, using law as an instrument for economic cooperation and social development.

The Forum provides legal support for political, economic and cultural development of its member countries and the BRICS cooperation mechanism. It’s focus is on improving the discourse and decision-making powers of the developing countries by pushing the establishment of a more justified international order and system.

Each year, the Forum holds a conference in one of the BRICS member states. Lawyers, academics and other stakeholders representing the five BRICS nations attend the annual conferences.  They are aimed at enhancing mutual understanding and communication among legal circles, promoting practical legal cooperation, and advancing the rule of law. Focus is on improving the discourse and decision-making powers of the developing countries by pushing the establishment of a more justified international order and system. For more information on these conferences, please click on the countries below.

2014 | Brazil 
2015 | Russia
2016 | India
2017 | China
2018 | South Africa

The next BRICS Legal Forum conference will be held in Rio De Janeiro  on 14, 15 and 16 October 2019.

Conference Hosts

Heads of Delegations

Brazil
Marcus Vinicius Furtado Coêlho
Past President of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) and President of the National Commission of Foreign Affairs of the Brazilian Bar Association’s Federal Council
ri@oab.org.br

Russia
Stanislav Alexandrov
CEO – Chief of Staff
Member of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia
chamyvu@alrf.ru

Chamy Vu
Chief Adviser for International Affairs, Association of Lawyers of Russia
chamyvu@alrf.ru

India
Prashant Kumar
President-Elect of the Bar Association of India
Prashant@Trinayalegal.com

Pinky Anand
Solicitor General of India and Vice President of the Bar Association of India
pinkyanand@gmail.com

China
Zhang Mingqi
Vice-President of China Law Society
contact_cls@163.com

South Africa
Mvuzo Notyesi
President of Law Society of South Africa
LSSA@LSSA.org.za

READ MORE

Click here to read more about the conferences held from 2014 – 2017.

Articles about the South African Conference held in 2018

1. BRICS Legal Forum: An opportunity for legal cooperation through unity and diversity.

2. BRICS Legal Forum – uniting against separatism.

About the LSSA

The LSSA brings together the Black Lawyers Association, the National Association of Democratic Lawyers and provincial attorneys’ associations, in representing the attorneys’ profession in South Africa.

Law Society of South Africa

304 Brooks Street, Menlo Park, Pretoria P O Box 36626, Menlo Park 0102 Docex 82, Pretoria Tel: +27 (0)12 366 8800 Email: LSSA@LSSA.org.za
Website: www.LSS.org.za