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Policy Fellow

Intan Murnira Ramli


Policy Fellow


Dr Intan Murnira Ramli is a Policy Fellow in the Policy Design Department, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia since 2018. She provides strategic linkages between ERIA's research and policymakers’ requirements in ASEAN and the East Asia region. Among her key roles, Intan provides policy research, advice and supports to ASEAN Member States on matters ranging from ASEAN Economic Integration, trade in services, investment, multilateral trade at WTO, regional free trade agreements, emerging issues like circular economy and technologies related to IR 4.0, and good regulatory practices. Intan also covers interphase between ERIA and other international organisations including ADB, APEC, East-Asia Summit, ESCAP, G20, OECD, WEF, World Bank Group, World Trade Institute and WTO. Intan has also served as a member of the Trade and Industry Advisory Council of the Ministry of International Trade and Investment and is a board member of the Asia Pacific Investment Network.  Prior to ERIA, Intan served the Government of Malaysia for more than 20 years, mainly dealing with multilateral and bilateral trade, investment, aviation policy, double-taxation, economic and financial matters. Intan represented Malaysia at various United Nations meetings including the Human Rights Council, International Law Commission and 6th Committee of the United Nations General Assembly. In recognition of her expertise, Intan was awarded a Fellowship by the US Department of Justice at the National Institute of Justice, South Carolina, USA. Intan was also part of the TPP negotiating team attending the admission of Malaysia into the TPP at the fourth round of the negotiation in Auckland, New Zealand in 2010. Apart from TPP, Intan was also part of the negotiating teams for several Malaysian and ASEAN preferential trade agreements and RCEP. For her service to the Government of Malaysia, Intan was awarded the Medal for Excellent Service of the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia in 2014. Intan holds an LL.M from Nottingham University, UK, an International Trade Diploma from the World Trade Institute, Bern, Switzerland and a PhD in International Trade Disputes from the University of Kent, UK.

Expertise

  • ASEAN Economic Integration
  • Trade in Services and Investment
  • International Economic Law
  • International Trade Negotiations
  • Dispute settlement
  • Air Services
  • Government Procurement
  • Double Taxation

Education

2007

Ph. D in International Trade Law      
University of Kent, United Kingdom

2003

Diploma in International Trade
World Trade Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland

1996

Masters in Law (LL.M)
Nottingham University, United Kingdom

1994

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Hons
National University of Malaysia               

Professional Experience

2015 - 2017

Assistant Treasury Solicitor,
Treasury Solicitor’s Office, Ministry of Finance, Malaysia

2012 - 2015

Programme Director
Judicial & Legal Training Institute, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia

2006 - 2012

Senior Federal Counsel
International Affairs Division, Attorney General’s Chambers, Malaysia

1997 - 2002

Federal Counsel
Advisory Division, Attorney General’s Chambers, Malaysia

Professional Membership

  • Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (non-practising)
  • Judicial & Legal Officers Association (President 2014-2016, Honorary Secretary 2013-2014)

Honours

  • Excellence Award (Attorney General’s Chambers, Malaysia) 2002
  • Excellence Award (Judicial & Legal Training Institute, Malaysia) 2013 & 2014
  • Medal for Excellent Service (Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia) 2014

Publications

Book
 

Ramli, I.M. (2008), Development and the Rule of Law in the WTO: The Case for Developing Countries and Their Use of Dispute Settlement Procedures. Cameron May.

Book Chapter
 
Ramli, I.M. (2010), ‘Investment Provisions in Free Trade Agreements between Japan and ASEAN Member Countries’, in P. Gugler and J. Chaisse (eds.), Competitiveness of The ASEAN Countries. Elgar.
 
Jusoh, S., I.M. Ramli, and Y.R. Damuri (2019), ‘Regional Regulatory Coherence in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation: The Case of Competition Law and Intellectual Property’ in P. Intal Jr. and M. Pangestu (eds.), Towards a Bolder and Stronger ASEAN Community. Volume IV: Integrated and Connected Seamless ASEAN Economic Community. Jakarta: ERIA.
 
Jusoh, S., S. Hamanaka, I.M. Ramli, and D. Narjoko (2019), ‘Towards A Strong Services Sector and An Open Investment Environment in ASEAN’ in P. Intal Jr. and M. Pangestu (eds.), Towards a Bolder and Stronger ASEAN Community. Volume IV: Integrated and Connected Seamless ASEAN Economic Community. Jakarta: ERIA.
 
Ramli, I.M. (2021), ‘Denial of Benefits in Investment Arbitration: Genesis, Trends, and Application’, in J. Chaisse, L. Choukroune, S. Jusoh (eds.), Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy. Singapore, SG: Springer, pp. 1013-1032.
 
The Importance of Regulatory Coherence for Connected and Integrated ASEAN, a part of Comprehensive Asia Development Plan (CADP 3.0) – Co-authored. (tbc 2022)
 
South-East Asia and WTO for The Elgar Companion to the World Trade Organization – Co-authored. (tbc 2022)
 
Elgar Encyclopaedia of International Economic Law – Country Report on Brunei Darussalam – Co-authored (tbc 2022)
 
Chapter on RCEP services liberalization: key features and implications - Co-author (tbc 2022)
 
Journal Article
 
Jusoh, S., I.M. Ramli (2021), ‘The COVID-19 Pandemic, Regional Cooperation Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Rise of Investment Facilitation’, Chinese Journal of International Law, 20(2), pp.425-432.  
 

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