Call for Papers & Panels: The Global Annual Conference, 1 July 2018, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan (Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law)

Conference Theme: Asia and International Law in Challenging Times

Asia is currently confronted with unprecedented challenges in all areas of international law. While some of them are repercussions of developments on a global scale, others reflect the diversity of Asia, which fuels growth but also creates complexity. As political and economic relations expand and social and cultural exchanges grow in the region, local interests and concerns become more intricately intertwined with international, transnational, and regional interests and concerns, which deepens the complexity in Asia. As the driving force of the world economy amid the advancement of information networks and the globalization of business in a new era, Asia requires the evolution of international rules and institutions. This conference seeks to explore how international law can address these challenges in relation to regional frameworks and initiatives in Asia.

Proposals for papers and panels are welcome in the following areas:
・Theory and History of International Law
・International Trade and Investment Law
・International Human Rights Law
・Women in International Law
・Terrorism and International Law
・International Criminal Law
・International Refugee Law
・International Environmental and Energy Law
・Law of the Sea
・International and Domestic Law
・International Commercial Law
・Private International Law
・Cyberspace Law

Submission Details

Proposals must be sent to asiansil-jp2018@nullnifty.com by 31 January 2018.

They must include the following:
(a) An abstract of no more than 500 words in Word format (The abstract must include a paper or panel title. For panel proposals, the abstract should also include the names and affiliations of  up to three proposed panelists);
(b) The proposal author’s CV in no more than 2 pages (The CV should include a list of relevant publications. It should also indicate whether the author is a member of the Japan Chapter of the  Asian Society of International Law and/or the Asian Society of International Law); and
(c) The proposal author’s contact details, including name, affiliation and email address

Review of Proposals

Proposals will be reviewed by the Research and Planning Committee of the Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by early March 2018.

Full Papers

Authors of accepted paper proposals must submit a full paper by 17 June 2018. The papers will be made available to the participants of the Conference.

Registration Fees and Expenses

All speakers and panelists are exempted from registration fees for the Conference. Lunch will be provided to speakers and panelists during the Conference. All participants, including the speakers and panelists, must cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Language

The working language of the Conference is English. A few parallel sessions may be held in Japanese.

Best Paper Award

A speaker who presents the best paper at the Conference will be awarded a grant of JPY50,000.

Inquiries

For inquiries about the Conference, please contact asiansil-jp2018@nullnifty.com.

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