Call for Papers: ILA-ASIL Asia Pacific Research Forum 2015 [May 25-26; Taiwan]; Submit by Jan 20

Theme: Integrating the Asia-Pacific: Why International Law Matters?

Date: May 25-26, 2015

Location: Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

Hosted by: Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law – Chinese (Taiwan) Branch of the International Law Association (ILA), in partnership with the Law in the Pacific Rim Region Interest Group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the Research Center for International Legal Studies, National Chengchi University.

I. The Theme 

The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law will hold the ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum on May 25-26, 2015 at the Regent Taipei Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. The theme of the Research Forum is: Integrating the Asia-Pacific: Why International Law Matters?

The Research Forum will provide a forum for academics, practitioners, and policy-makers to examine a wide range of international and transnational law issues confronting the Asia-Pacific. The tentative schedule of the Research Forum is as follows:

Monday, May 25, 2015: Registration and Welcome Reception

Tuesday, May 26, 2015: Opening Ceremony and Forum Sessions

II. Submission of Paper Proposals

The organizing committee welcomes proposals on any topic relating to international law with a focus on the Asia-Pacific. Subject areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. International Economic Law (e.g., legal and political issues of the TPP, the RCEP, ASEAN, and post cross-straits ECFA agreements)

2. Law of the Sea (e.g., East China Sea and South China Sea disputes)

3. Recognition/Non-recognition in International Law (e.g., law and practice of state and government recognition)

4. Histories of International Law (e.g., the development of international law in Asian countries)

5. International Human Rights Law (e.g., domestic courts’ application of international human right treaties)

Paper proposals must be submitted electronically by January 20, 2015 to [email protected]

A proposal of no more than 500 words should include the following information: 1) the author’s name and full contact information; 2) whether the author is an ILA or ASIL member; and 3) whether the paper will be submitted to the Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs for consideration after the Research Forum.

The Yearbook is the official publication of the Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law and the editorial board will select papers to be published, subject to peer review. Articles of the Yearbook will also be made available on HeinOnline and Westlaw.

The organizing committee welcomes proposal submissions and forum attendance from ILA and ASIL members, as well as from non-members. The organizing committee will select proposals and announce the outcome by the end of February 2015.

Selected paper presenters are required to submit complete, unpublished papers of no more than 15,000 words, inclusive of footnotes, by May 1, 2015.

III. Other Information

Participants of the Research Forum are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. The organizing committee is not in the position to provide financial support. However, registration fees will be waived for paper presenters.

Registration details will be announced in March 2015. Other inquiries can be directed to Pasha Hsieh, co-chair of the Research Forum, by e-mail at [email protected]

The host institution of the Research Forum is the Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law, which was founded in 1958 with the purpose of promoting research on international law and cross-straits legal issues.

The Society, which is also the Chinese (Taiwan) Branch of the ILA, held the ILA’s 68th Taipei Biennial Conference in 1998, the ILA’s Asia-Pacific Regional Conferences in 1995 and 2011, and the ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum in 2013.

This Research Forum reinforces the ILA-ASIL collaboration in strengthening international law research related to the Asia-Pacific region.

The Official Call can be accessed HERE.


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