Monday, November 22, 2010

2011 International Law Association Asia-Pacific Regional Conference

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Contemporary International Law Issues in the Asia Pacific:
Opportunities and Challenges
May 29-June 1, 2011
Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Hosted by:
Chinese (Taiwan) Society of the International Law - Chinese (Taiwan) Branch of the International Law Association
Center for International Legal Studies, College of International Relations,
National Chengchi University
I. Conference Theme
The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law is pleased to hold the International Law Association (ILA) Asia-Pacific Regional Conference from Sunday, May 29 to Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the Grand Formosa Regent Taipei, a Four Seasons Hotel, in Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. The theme of the conference will be Contemporary International Law Issues in the Asia Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges. This conference aims to provide a forum for international law stakeholders to explore the full range of international and transnational legal issues related to the Asia-Pacific region. The tentative schedule of the conference is the following:
Sunday, May 29: Registration and Welcome Reception
Monday, May 30: Opening Ceremony and Conference Sessions
Tuesday, May 31: Conference Sessions and Closing Ceremony
Wednesday, June 1: Optional Half-Day City Tour

II. Topics for Papers and Panels

Proposals from both scholars and professionals are encouraged on any topic relating to international law with a focus on the Asia Pacific. Subject areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:
 General Public International Law:
 The Use of Force
 Asia-Pacific Security
 Territorial Disputes
 Teaching and Research of International Law
 The Law of the Sea
 International Frameworks on Fisheries Conservation
 International Criminal Law
 International Protection of Human Rights
 The WTO, APEC and ASEAN
FTAs and the Cross-Strait ECFA
 United Nations and Regional Organizations
 Private International Law
 Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and Court Judgments
Paper and panel proposals must be submitted electronically by December 20, 2010 to ila@nccu.edu.tw. A proposal of no more than 300 words should include the author’s name and full contact information. The conference committee welcomes proposal submissions and conference attendance from ILA members. The conference committee will select proposals and announce the outcome by the end of January 2011. Presenters are required to submit full, referenced papers by April 30, 2011. The Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs will publish the conference proceedings.
III. Conference Details
The conference registration fee will be waived for paper presenters and a discounted rate will be offered to ILA members. An additional fee will be charged for the Taipei city tour on June 1. The conference committee will provide additional information on registration fees and a variety of hotels and airlines, including China Airlines and Eva Air, at http://www.cils.nccu.edu.tw/ila2011tw/. Other inquiries about the conference
can be directed to Professor Pasha Hsieh, Conference Co-organizer, at pashahsieh@smu.edu.sg.
IV. Information on the Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law - Chinese (Taiwan) Branch of the International Law Association

The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law was founded in 1958 with the purpose of promoting research on international law and cross-strait legal issues. The Society, simultaneously the Chinese (Taiwan) Branch of the ILA, has not only actively participated in the ILA’s activities, but has also successfully held international conferences, including the ILA’s first Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in 1995 and the ILA’s 68th Taipei Biennial Conference in 1998.
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