The rapid nature of information exchange, the increasingly porous nature of international boundaries through electronic communications and the movement of capital and labour have presented a range of new issues in the administration of justice. These have major implications for the Courts and the role of the Courts, particularly in newly liberalised economies. International trade has raised issues concerning both substantive law and procedure. Foreign investment in the Asia Pacific region and the increasing affluence of particular socio-economic groups in countries throughout Asia and the Pacific has seen increasing demands for the reform of the law and the methods of its enforcement in order to provide consistency and coherency in commercial relationships.
Malcolm, D. K. (2003). The independence of the judiciary as the base of business and economic development. Paper presented at the 10th Conference of Chief Justices of Asia and the Pacific and the 18th LAWASIA Conference. Tokyo, Japan, 31 August - 5 September, 2003.