Call for Papers – ASEAN Law Academy Conference 2023


ASEAN and the ‘Indo-Pacific’: A Rules-based Order Amid Turbulent Geopolitics

Friday, 3 February 2023 (on Zoom)


The Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore is pleased to issue a call for papers to participants of the ASEAN Law Academy Advanced Programme 2023 (Educator Programme), for an online academic conference on ASEAN Law and Policy on 3 February 2023. The one-day Conference takes place during the ASEAN Law Academy Advanced Programme held from 30 January to 22 February 2023. The panel modality will be workshop-style.


Theme and Objective

The Conference, themed ‘ASEAN and the ‘Indo-Pacific’: A Rules-based Order Amid Turbulent Geopolitics’, seeks to identify the diverse issues emanating from and impacting upon ASEAN law and policy amid the contemporary geopolitical tensions. We welcome especially submissions in the areas of politics and international relations, trade and investment, and socio-economic development in the region. (See list below for expansive range of topics.)

All papers will receive supportive feedback towards refining and publication. The aim is to foster a community of scholars from the faculties of economics, law and political science who are interested in or working on various aspects of ASEAN Law and Policy, to come together to discuss our work.


Ideas in Progress Series

Selected papers from the Conference will be invited to be published on the CIL website as part of the Ideas in Progress paper series. The series seeks to contribute to the ASEAN intellectual community by collating papers in the dynamic and fluid “ideas” stage to generate conversations and hypotheses among fellow scholars and practitioners. The series can be accessed through the ASEAN Ideas in Progress page.


Submission Deadline

We invite submissions of abstracts of not more than 500 words by 19 December 2022. Full drafts or works-in-progress should be submitted in Word format by 20 January 2023, so that discussants can prepare to respond to the papers. Please visit our event page for submissions and further details, or email if you have any queries.



The scope of the Conference is open to any paper that addresses an aspect of the rules-based ASEAN Community including:

  • ASEAN institutions
  • ASEAN regional integration and comparative regional integration
  • International economic law and development, trade and investment
  • The impact of ASEAN Law and Policy on the member states and/or member state jurisdictions
  • ASEAN foreign policy and relations
  • ASEAN or ASEAN states’ interaction in the following domains
    • General public international law
    • International criminal law
    • Environment and climate change
    • Human rights
    • History and theory of international law
    • Development
    • Dispute settlement
    • Law of international organisations
    • Law of the sea