Monday, May 7, 2018

Conference: Asia and International Law in Challenging Times

On July 1, 2018, the Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law will hold its annual conference at Waseda University. The theme is: "Asia and International Law in Challenging Times." The program is here. Here's the idea:
Asia is currently confronted with unprecedented challenges in all areas of international law. While some of them are repercussions of developments on a global scale, others reflect the diversity of Asia, which fuels growth but also creates complexity. As political and economic relations expand and social and cultural exchanges grow in the region, local interests and concerns become more intricately intertwined with international, transnational, and regional interests and concerns, which deepens the complexity in Asia. As the driving force of the world economy amid the advancement of information networks and the globalization of business in a new era, Asia requires the evolution of international rules and institutions. This conference seeks to explore how international law can address these challenges in relation to regional frameworks and initiatives in Asia.