AsianSIL Regional Conference 2020 (Nepal) – Call for Papers

“POWER AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL LAW: ASIAN PERSPECTIVES”

SATURDAY, 6 JUNE 2020

KATHMANDU, NEPAL

(co-organised by Nepalese Society of International Law – AsianSIL Nepal Chapter)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

This Regional Conference of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) will focus on issues relating to the development of international law from Asian perspectives. Asia is an extremely diverse continent and the Conference will explore the varying roles played by small and big powers, developed economies, emerging economies, and less developed states in the formation of international law. While Asia is playing an increasingly important role in the development of international law (and this has been recognized by the international community and scholars around the world), Asian countries are often implicated in gross violations of human rights, corruption, unilateralism and other instances of disrespect for basic norms of international law.

In such an anomalous context, where power rather than law appears to prevail, a question arises as to how we should assess the claims about Asia’s important role in the development of international laws. This regional conference will consider the complex issues that arise from the anomalies of Asian practices of international law, among other related themes.

 

JUNIOR SCHOLARS’ CONFERENCE  – “NEW CHALLENGES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW”

FRIDAY, 5 JUNE 2020 (KATHMANDU, NEPAL)

There will also be a Junior Scholars’ Conference on 5 June 2020 (convened one day before the AsianSIL Regional Conference). This one-day conference encourages junior academics (untenured or within the first three years of a tenure track appointment), academic fellows (in pre-tenure track fellowships), post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, to submit papers on the topics listed, or are related to what are listed.

Please refer to this link for more details on the call for papers and the submission of abstracts.

For any enquiries on the Regional Conference and the Junior Scholars’ Conference, please address them to: asiansilnepal2020@nullgmail.com.

Note: Please note that English will be the language medium used during the Conference.