International Law in Domestic Courts

Yonsei University (2)
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ASIANSIL INTEREST GROUP ON
INTERNATIONAL LAW IN DOMESTIC COURTS

Workshop

24 August 2017
Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies
Seoul, South Korea

BACKGROUND

On the occasion of the Sixth Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law (which takes place on 25 to 26 August), the Society’s Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts (IG - ILDC) is organizing a half-day workshop on the ways Asian courts invoke, interpret and apply international law. For decades, judiciaries across Asia have turned to international treaties, and customary international law, to resolve disputes between private actors on the one hand, and between individuals and the states on the other. Despite this widespread practice, insufficient attention has been paid to the Asian countries’ reception of international law.

We hope to use this opportunity to spur scholarly reflection on state practice from any Asian jurisdiction.

PROGRAMME

15:00-15:10               Introduction from the organizers
                                  Timothy Webster, Case Western Reserve University

15:10-16:00               Customary International Law in the Practice of Domestic Courts in Asia
                                  Diego Germán Mejía-Lemos, Permanent Court of Arbitration

   Commented by Hiromichi Matsuda, International Christian University

16:10-17:00               International Law in the Indian Supreme Court – An Empirical Study
                                  Rajat Rana, Dechert LLP

   Commented by Basalalli Akhila, Jawaharlal Nehru University

17:10-18:00               Voluntary Application of International Commercial Treaties in Taiwanese Courts
                                  Yao-Ming Hsu, College of Law, National Cheng-Chi University

   Commented by Gloria Loo, National University of Singapore

18:00-18:10               Conclusion from the organizers
                                  Machiko Kanetake, Utrecht University

To participate, please contact m.kanetake@nulluu.nl (Machiko Kanetake) and  tjw71@nullcase.edu (Tim Webster).

 

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