Friday, March 6, 2015

Call for Papers: Regional Integration

The Center for International Law Studies of the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law, in collaboration with the Faculty of Law Airlangga University, has issued a call for papers for its sixth conference, to take place October 5-6, 2015, in Surabaya. The topic is "Regional Integration." Here's the call:





5-6 OCTOBER 2015



We are pleased to announce that Center for International Law Studies (CILS) of the Faculty of Law University of Indonesia is holding the 6th CILS Conference in Surabaya, Indonesia on 5th and 6th October 2015 in collaboration with the Faculty of Law Airlangga University. The Airlangga University is one of the major stated-owned universities in Indonesia, based in Surabaya, the capital of East Java province. The University was inaugurated in 1954 by the first President of Indonesia Dr. Ir. Soekarno which coincides with the commemoration of Heroes Day, dated 10 November 1954. Another important fact of Airlangga University is that this university originated from the precursor institution Nederlands Indische Artsen School (NIAS) and Tot School Opleiding van Indische Tandartsen (STOVIT), each established by the Dutch government in 1913 and 1928. In 1948, the Dutch government set up a branch Tandheelkunding Instituut Universiteit van Indonesie Jakarta and reopen NIAS with Faculteit der Geneeskunde name is also a branch of the Universiteit van Indonesie, Jakarta. We look forward to welcoming you at the conference and value your contribution to the ongoing success of this annual conference.

The 6th CILS International Conference 2015

The first, second, third, fourth, and fifth CILS International Conference had been carried out with a great success in 2010 at Faculty of Law Universitas Indonesia in Depok, in 2011 at Faculty of Law Universitas Gadjahmada in Yogyakarta, in 2012 at Faculty of Law Universitas Hasanuddin in Makassar, in 2013 at the Faculty of Law Universitas Syiahkuala, in Aceh, and in 2014 at Faculty of Law Universitas Indonesia in Depok, Indonesia. Numerous experts from various countries had attended our Conferences and given their invaluable support to its success. The rotated venue of conference is departed from the thoughts to enhance the development of international law throughout Indonesia, thus this Conference is launched every year in different places in Indonesia where the local Faculty of Law has an interest in developing International Law.

In this year, the CILS International Conference will be placed in Surabaya, Indonesia, particularly at the Faculty of Law Airlangga University, the renowned public university in eastern part of Java Island in Indonesia where the development of international law is also well treated by their respected international law experts. The Conference is therefore continued to serve as a forum of international law stakeholders in Indonesia and beyond to bring together ideas in promoting and developing international law to respond to the growing needs of having strong guiding principles in a borderless world.

This CILS annual conference is expected to take place every year to mark any international law development. The theme of this year is therefore “Regional Integration”. Within this broad conference theme, there are four parallel sessions in which will focus on the following sub-themes:

    (1) Trade and Investment;

    (2) Security;

    (3) Social and Cultural;

    (4) environment,

    (5) General Topic .

Plenary Session

There will be a Plenary Session on the first day of the Conference where the Invited Speakers consisting of respected international law scholars will give speech and share opinion to the participants regarding “Regional Integration” as a major theme of the conference itself. Some experts from EU, ASEAN, African Union and other Regional Organization will take part in this Plenary Session.

Call for Papers

There will be up to twelve papers per panel to give presenters and discussants adequate time for fruitful engagement. We encourage participants to focus their papers and address the conference theme and sub-themes. In addition to the general call for individual papers, we would also like to encourage individuals to organize their own panels by coordinating with colleagues. This will allow for the panels to be more cohesive and will also foster greater collaboration between international law stakeholders.

Selection criteria for papers

The papers accepted for presentation at the CILS international conference will be based on a competitive selection process. The selection criteria will be as follows:

  • Relevance to the broad theme and sub-theme
  • Quality of the abstract
  • Geographical diversity of presenters
  • Balance between senior and junior presenters

Important Deadlines

    1. Submission of Abstract: 1 June 2015. Authors will be notified up to 14 working days after their submission

    2. Deadline for Early Bird Registration and Payment: 1 August 2015

    3. Submission of Completed Paper: 5 September 2015

    4. Closing date for Registration and Payment: 1 September 2015

    5. Conference: 5-6 October 2015

For further information regarding registration, guidelines abstract and paper submission and venue please refer to