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Call for Papers (The 10th Anniversary Annual Conference on 14 July 2019)

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The Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law
The 10th Anniversary Annual Conference
14 July 2019
Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan

All academics, practitioners, lawyers, and government officials around the world are invited to submit a proposal.
Conference Theme: Global Governance at a Critical Moment: Insights from Asia
The year 2019 will mark a century since the signing of the Covenant of the League of Nations. In the wake of the two world wars, people pledged to establish conditions under which justice and respect for international law can be maintained.
International organizations and institutions, including treaty and non-treaty bodies as well as administrative and judicial bodies, have since been developed in the pursuit of peace and prosperity. They range from universal organizations, such as the United Nations, to regional ones, such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Their respective mandates extend over a wide range of areas such as security, environment, human rights, economy, and dispute settlement. They have been lauded as contributing to global governance, of which Asia has been both a beneficiary and a promoter.
Today, distrust of international organizations and institutions is spreading among people. They are being criticized for not only failing to properly address the concerns of the international community but also undermining its essential values. The demand for the restructuring of global governance is growing. Amid the rise of populism, global governance stands at a crossroads of demise or resurrection. The objective of the Conference is to look back at the history of global governance and look ahead to its future.
Proposals for papers are welcome in all areas of international law, including:
・theory and history of international law
・international organizations and other systems and institutions
・international dispute settlement, including international courts and tribunals
・international humanitarian law
・international environmental and energy law
・law of the sea
・international commercial law
・international trade and investment law
・international human rights law
Submission Details
Proposals must be sent by 31 January 2019 (Submissions are now closed).
Submission must include the following:
1. An abstract of an unpublished paper (The abstract must be no more than 500 words, including the title.)
2. The proposal author’s CV of no more than 2 pages (The CV must include the author’s contact details and a list of relevant publications. It should also indicate whether the author is a member of the Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law and/or the Asian Society of International Law.)
*The abstract and the CV must be in English and in a single PDF file.
Review of Proposals
Proposals will be reviewed by the Research and Planning Committee of the Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law. The authors of accepted proposals will be notified by early March 2019.
Full Papers
The authors of accepted proposals must submit a full paper by 30 June 2019. The paper must not be published elsewhere. The paper will be made available to the participants of the Conference.
Registration Fees and Expenses
All speakers and panelists are exempt from registration fees for the Conference. Please note that the registration fees do not include lunch and reception. All participants, including the speakers and panelists, must be able to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is awarded to a speaker who presents the best paper at the Conference. The awarded speaker will receive a grant of JPY50,000.
The working language of the Conference is English. A few sessions in Japanese may be conducted concurrently.