The Asian Society of International Law is seeking papers, on the theme of Asia and International Law: A New Era, to be presented at the Society's 3d Biennial Conference on August 27 and 28, 2011, in Beijing, China.
As stated in an excerpt from the call for papers:
The international community is now entering a new era, one in which a discernible shift has taken place in the distribution of global power. Asia, once more, is emerging as an extremely dynamic, prosperous, and innovative region. At the same time, it must be noted that Asia is an extraordinarily diverse continent; it contains many distinctive civilizations, and it includes states that are among the wealthiest and poorest in the world. Tensions exist between Asian states, and an overwhelming number of people in Asia continue to be vulnerable to oppression, poverty, environmental disasters, and the ravages of conflict.Papers are welcome, from scholars, practitioners, NGO representatives, and others, on topics such as:
► Law of the Sea
► Climate Change and Development
► Disaster Management and International Law
► Human Rights, Sovereignty, and Asia
► Peace and Justice, the International Criminal Court, Issues of Universal Jurisdiction
► Migration and Dislocation
► Armed Conflict, International Law, and Human Rights
► Asia, Regional Arrangements and Free Trade Agreements
► Transnational Litigation and Arbitration in Asia
► Intellectual Property and International Law
► Treaties and Foreign Law in Domestic Courts in Asia
► Contribution of Asian Judges and Jurists to International Law
► Asia and Third World Approaches to International Law
► International Law Education and Research in Asia
Submit online via this application form no later than 11 p.m. Beijing time on December 1, 2010. For information about the selection process, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; for questions about the conference, e-mail email@example.com.
Authors whose papers (of 6,000 to 8,000 words) are accepted for the conference will be encouraged to submit them for possible publication in the Society’s new, peer-reviewed Asian Journal of International Law.