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Newsletter 2011/1 (Jan)


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bsite revamp
The AsianSIL website has recently been updated. Working papers from AsianSIL conferences can now be accessed from the Publications webpage. To aid research, the Resources webpage now provides charts of the ratification status of various treaties by Asian states in the areas of human rights, trade and investment, and maritime law.

Directory of International Law Practitioners in Asia
The AsianSIL will be compiling a directory of international lawyers in Asia to be listed on the website. This is intended to facilitate networking opportunities and project collaborations among AsianSIL members. Interested members can denote their areas of interest out of 12 categories.

AsianSIL Inter-sessional Conference 2008
Kuala Lumpur Symposium, University of Malaya, 7-8 August 2008
The AsianSIL and University of Malaya

Young Scholars' Workshop
10 to 12 September 2008
Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) are pleased to announce the inaugural Asian Society of International Law Young Scholars Workshop to be held at NUS in Singapore from 10-12 September 2008

English website of Japan Chapter of AsianSIL launched
We are delighted to announce the launch of the English website of the Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law.
http://asiansil.web.fc2.com/en/index.html

Development of national chapters of AsianSIL
We encourage other national chapters to develop similar sites and will be pleased to link to them directly from the central AsianSIL site www.AsianSIL.org



Asia and International Law
Developments and News Pertaining to Asia in Various Areas of IL

Admiralty lawBangladesh, Myanmar Vow to Resolve Maritime Disputes (Energy Bangla, 25 July 2008)
After many rounds of bilateral talks, Bangladesh and Myanmar are looking to resolve their maritime borders in the shortest possible time. When the delimitation is complete, it will enable Bangladesh to conduct unfettered oil and gas explorations within its own territorial waters.
Dispute settlement, ICJ rulings – Case concerning sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge (Malaysia/Singapore), International Court of Justice, 23 May 2008, General list No. 130, Judgment.
Click here for Judgment.

EnvironmentDisaster agencies urge SAARC focus on climate change, risk (bdnews24.com, 25 July 2008)
Following the adoption of a 3-year action plan early in July by South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – to combat the effects of climate change, South Asian humanitarian agencies have now urged the SAARC to focus on the topic during the 15th SAARC Summit from 27 July to 3 August 2008. The agencies warn that unless climate change is combated, South Asia will be increasingly battered by natural disasters, crippling development efforts and perpetuating the poverty cycle.

Human Rights and DevelopmentINTERVIEW: E. Timor PM satisfied with Indonesia's regret (Reuters, 16 July 2008)
The Commission of Truth and Friendship (CTF) investigation into the 1999 post-elections violence in E.Timor has apportioned blame to the Indonesian forces for the brutality and Indonesian President Yudhoyono has “regretted” the incident. Timor Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao now expresses the need for his country to move on and that those who want to prosecute for human rights abuses should do it independently.

Humanitarian Law, Peace and SecurityThailand, Cambodia try again to defuse temple row (Reuters, 28 July 2008)
Cambodia has asked the UN Security Council to delay the emergency meeting it requested in mid-July for help in resolving the disputed border territory near the Preah Vihear Temple. The ICJ awarded Cambodia the temple in 1962 but did not determine the sovereignty of the adjacent lands and long-running friction now threatens to spillover into armed force. This week Thai and Cambodian Foreign Ministers go to talks again to try to defuse the tension.

International Criminal LawChina's Darfur policy in tune with law, morality (Xinhua, 25 July 2008)
With the International Criminal Court's (ICC) possible indictment of Sudan's president for genocide in Darfur and rampant criticism of China’s policy with the country, China has come out in defence of its foreign policy stating that it is legitimate and this has been corroborated by a professor at Institute of International Studies, Fudan University.

International OrganizationsEconomic and Social Council wraps up ‘historic’ month-long session (UN News Centre, 25 July 2008)
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has just concluded a “historic” session which “implemented the new functions of the Council in their entirety”. The meeting addressed a number of emerging challenges such as climate change, rising food and oil prices and biodiversity loss.

Trade and InvestmentDeveloping countries split over WTO farm protection (Reuters, 28 July 2008)
The embattled Doha round of talks for trade liberalization continues apace and as states work determinedly toward a conclusion, the developing countries such as India, China and Indonesia, Thailand, and Uraguay among others, are arguing among themselves. Ronald Saborio Soto, Costa Rica's ambassador to the WTO, has called the “North-South” divide over-simplistic, saying that what is happening at the WTO is mere “nationalistic protectionism”.

 

Newsletter 2008/1 (July)


News and Events

Website revamp
The AsianSIL website has recently been updated. Working papers from AsianSIL conferences can now be accessed from the Publications webpage. To aid research, the Resources webpage now provides charts of the ratification status of various treaties by Asian states in the areas of human rights, trade and investment, and maritime law.

Directory of international law practitioners in Asia
The AsianSIL will be compiling a directory of international lawyers in Asia to be listed on the website. This is intended to facilitate networking opportunities and project collaborations among AsianSIL members. Interested members can denote their areas of interest out of 12 categories.

AsianSIL Inter-sessional Conference 2008
Kuala Lumpur Symposium, University of Malaya, 7-8 August 2008
The AsianSIL and University of Malaya

Young Scholars' Workshop
10 to 12 September 2008
Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) are pleased to announce the inaugural Asian Society of International Law Young Scholars Workshop to be held at NUS in Singapore from 10-12 September 2008

English website of Japan Chapter of AsianSIL launched
We are delighted to announce the launch of the English website of the Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law.
http://asiansil.web.fc2.com/en/index.html

Development of national chapters of AsianSIL
We encourage other national chapters to develop similar sites and will be pleased to link to them directly from the central AsianSIL site www.AsianSIL.org


Asia and International Law
Developments and news pertaining to Asia in various areas of IL

Admiralty lawBangladesh, Myanmar Vow to Resolve Maritime Disputes (Energy Bangla, 25 July 2008)
After many rounds of bilateral talks, Bangladesh and Myanmar are looking to resolve their maritime borders in the shortest possible time. When the delimitation is complete, it will enable Bangladesh to conduct unfettered oil and gas explorations within its own territorial waters.
Dispute settlement, ICJ rulings – Case concerning sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge (Malaysia/Singapore), International Court of Justice, 23 May 2008, General list No. 130, Judgment.
Click here for Judgment.

EnvironmentDisaster agencies urge SAARC focus on climate change, risk (bdnews24.com, 25 July 2008)
Following the adoption of a 3-year action plan early in July by South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – to combat the effects of climate change, South Asian humanitarian agencies have now urged the SAARC to focus on the topic during the 15th SAARC Summit from 27 July to 3 August 2008. The agencies warn that unless climate change is combated, South Asia will be increasingly battered by natural disasters, crippling development efforts and perpetuating the poverty cycle.

Human rights and developmentINTERVIEW: E. Timor PM satisfied with Indonesia's regret (Reuters, 16 July 2008)
The Commission of Truth and Friendship (CTF) investigation into the 1999 post-elections violence in E.Timor has apportioned blame to the Indonesian forces for the brutality and Indonesian President Yudhoyono has “regretted” the incident. Timor Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao now expresses the need for his country to move on and that those who want to prosecute for human rights abuses should do it independently.

Humanitarian law, peace and securityThailand, Cambodia try again to defuse temple row (Reuters, 28 July 2008)
Cambodia has asked the UN Security Council to delay the emergency meeting it requested in mid-July for help in resolving the disputed border territory near the Preah Vihear Temple. The ICJ awarded Cambodia the temple in 1962 but did not determine the sovereignty of the adjacent lands and long-running friction now threatens to spillover into armed force. This week Thai and Cambodian Foreign Ministers go to talks again to try to defuse the tension.

International criminal lawChina's Darfur policy in tune with law, morality (Xinhua, 25 July 2008)
With the International Criminal Court's (ICC) possible indictment of Sudan's president for genocide in Darfur and rampant criticism of China’s policy with the country, China has come out in defence of its foreign policy stating that it is legitimate and this has been corroborated by a professor at Institute of International Studies, Fudan University.

International organizationsEconomic and Social Council wraps up ‘historic’ month-long session (UN News Centre, 25 July 2008)
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has just concluded a “historic” session which “implemented the new functions of the Council in their entirety”. The meeting addressed a number of emerging challenges such as climate change, rising food and oil prices and biodiversity loss.

Trade and investmentDeveloping countries split over WTO farm protection (Reuters, 28 July 2008)
The embattled Doha round of talks for trade liberalization continues apace and as states work determinedly toward a conclusion, the developing countries such as India, China and Indonesia, Thailand, and Uraguay among others, are arguing among themselves. Ronald Saborio Soto, Costa Rica's ambassador to the WTO, has called the “North-South” divide over-simplistic, saying that what is happening at the WTO is mere “nationalistic protectionism”.

 
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