AsianSIL 8th Biennial Conference – Call for Abstracts

 Asian Society of International Law

 8th Biennial Conference and PhD Students Workshop

“What Place for International Law in the Asian Future?”

 Main Conference: 24 to 29 May 2021 (via zoom)

PhD Students Workshop: 20 & 21 May 2021 (via zoom)

Deadline for Submissions: 15 February 2021

Abstract Submission Portal is now Open

https://unswcanberra.eventsair.com/asiansil2021/

 

Theme of the Conference

Covid-19 has challenged the post-World War II global order in ways that few had imagined. The ravages of this pandemic are having far-reaching implications for the international order, as well as highlighting existing structures of inequality within and between nations. All this is happening at a time when populism, nationalism and isolationism are on the rise. What will these developments and the intensification of US-China rivalry mean for the future of Asia and what place will international law have in that future? How well have our established and emerging institutions of global governance responded to the challenges arising from the pandemic and States’ responses to it? The conference will explore the role of international law in managing the challenges faced by post-pandemic Asia and seeks to identify and address key legal issues relating to the place of international law in the future of Asia.

The AsianSIL Annual Conference 2021

For the first time in its history, the biennial conference of the AsianSIL is to be held online. The conference will be held from 24 to 28 May 2021 (plenary conference).[1] There will also be a PhD Students Workshop held from 20 to 21 May 2021.

The conference will include events in a range of formats including an opening plenary, academic presentation sessions, curated discussions/roundtables and networking sessions, and a PhD workshop. The conference organising committee welcomes suggestions of innovative ways in which the online format could be used to enhance participation in the conference from around the region and more broadly (send to asiansil2021@nulladfa.edu.au).

Call for Abstracts

This call for abstracts invites members of the Society and others to submit abstracts for short presentations at the Annual conference.  We are also inviting expressions of interest from higher degree research students who wish to participate in the PhD Workshop which is part of the conference. Unless speaking in another capacity, PhD students are asked to apply to present at the dedicated workshop rather than at the conference.

Key Topics of Discussion for Academic Presentation Sessions

We encourage participants to submit proposals for individual presentations or panels addressing the broad conference theme or the following and related topics (the list is not exhaustive and we welcome other proposals):

  • International Institutions and the challenges Posed by the COvid-19 Pandemic
  • International Dispute Settlement in Asia
  • International Climate Change Law
  • Teaching and Research in International Law
  • History and Theory of International Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Economic Development Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Environmental Law & Governance
  • International Law of the Sea
  • International Economic/Investment Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law in Domestic Courts

Application Procedure

Conference abstracts

You are asked to submit your application through the online submission form at https://unswcanberra.eventsair.com/asiansil2021/ by the deadline of 15 February 2021. You will be asked to provide the following:

  1. A 500-word abstract of the proposed presentation. Presentations at the conference will be limited to 10 minutes.
  2. Affiliation details and brief biography. This includes your professional status, educational background, institutional affiliation, contact number and e-mail address. Please also provide  information about your publications and any other relevant information on your research or experience.
  3. Your affiliation to the Asian Society of International Law. Preference will be given to members of the Society. Details of how to join the Society and the benefits of membership are available here.

Successful applicants will be informed by 19 March 2021 and will need to register by 15 April 2021 to remain on the program.

PhD Students Workshop abstracts

You are asked to submit your application through the online submission form at  https://unswcanberra.eventsair.com/asiansil2021/ by the deadline of 15 February 2021. You will be asked to provide the following:

  1. A 250-word abstract of your proposed presentation based on your doctoral research project. All international law topics are welcome (the above list is non-exhaustive).
  2. A 100-word biography. This includes your educational background, institutional affiliation and year of PhD candidacy, contact number and e-mail address. For scheduling purposes, please also include the country and time-zone you expect to be in during the workshop.

The workshop will be designed to enable PhD students to engage with their peers on their research and to receive feedback from other PhD students and academics on a specific issue or question relating to their PhD topic.

Successful applicants will be informed by 19 March 2021 and will need to register by 15 April 2021 to remain on the program. For the workshop, PhD students will need to provide a short summary of their thesis and the question or issue they wish to discuss at the workshop (no more than 1,000 words) by 15 April 2021.

Further information on the conference and the online submission form are available at https://unswcanberra.eventsair.com/asiansil2021/.

Enquiries may be addressed to: asiansil2021@nulladfa.edu.au

[1] Meetings of the Society’s Interest Groups and business meetings will take place online from 16-18 August 2021 as the second part of the conference.