Professor Dato’ Dr Aishah Bidin FASc

Malaysian Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission of Human Rights (AICHR)

Prof Aishah is currently the Malaysian Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission of Human Rights (AICHR). She is also a Professor of Corporate and Insolvency Law at the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and a former Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) (2013- 2019). She has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Law, UKM (2009-2014) and Deputy Dean (Academic, Research and International Relations) UKM (2000-2006). She was also the former legal advisor of UKM Holdings (2008-2013), the corporate arm of UKM and a Commission Member of the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) (2011- 2019). She obtained her LLB (Hons) from University of Malaya, master’s in laws (LLM) from the University of Kent, and PhD in Law from University of London, United Kingdom. Her areas of specialization include company and corporate finance law, securities regulation, bankruptcy, and insolvency law. Her teaching and research areas include Energy Law, environmental protection, and human rights. During her Phd program in University of London, she was seconded to the law practices of Messrs Allen & Overy (Banking and Securities Department) and Messrs Travis, Smith and Braithwaite (Banking and Corporate Insolvency Unit), both of which were based in London. She has also served the Executive Council Member of International Centre for Law and Legal Studies (I-CeLL), Attorney General Chambers (AGC) of Malaysia and former Executive Council Member of Legal Aid Foundation of Malaysia (YBGK). She was appointed as a Visiting Professor at the Department of Business Law and Taxation Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2007), as an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Malaysian Studies in Monash Asia Institute, Australia, and Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia (2008- 2011) At present, she is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and a member of INSOL Europe. She was also the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) Consultant for the Malaysian National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights ( 2019-2021). Apart from being a law professor, she has been involved in various consultancy projects where she has advised various government agencies in Malaysia and international organization relating to law reform and legal policies. Her experiences range from formulating new laws, revising legal and human rights strategies and policy development to program implementation.
  • Strengthening Human Rights Policy and Practice

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    • Day 1 : 19 October 2022

    Amidst a global pandemic, it is becoming vital for companies to enhance sustainable practices in response to escalating global demand for corporate responsibility. Responsible business conduct is important, especially when it comes to mitigating risks and avoiding complicity in human rights violations and non-compliance.

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