8th Biennial Conference


Call for abstracts for Abstracts

Asian Society of International Law

8th Biennial Conference and PhD Students Workshop

Main Conference: 24-29 May 2021 by zoom
PhD Students Workshop: 20 & 21 May 2021 by zoom

What place for international law in the Asian future?

Deadline for submission: 15 February 2021

Theme of the Conference

Covid-19 has challenged the post-World War II global order in ways that few had imagined. The ravages of this pandemic are having far-reaching implications for the international order, as well as highlighting existing structures of inequality within and between nations. All this is happening at a time when populism, nationalism and isolationism are on the rise. What will these developments and the intensification of US-China rivalry mean for the future of Asia and what place will international law have in that future? How well have our established and emerging institutions of global governance responded to the challenges arising from the pandemic and States? responses to it? The conference will explore the role of international law in managing the challenges faced by post-pandemic Asia and seeks to identify and address key legal issues relating to the place of international law in the future of Asia.

The AsianSIL Annual Conference 2021

For the first time in its history, the biennial conference of the Asian SIL is to be held online. The conference will be held from 24 to 28 May 2021 (plenary conference). There will also be a PhD Students Workshop held from 20 to 21 May 2021.

The conference will include events in a range of formats including an opening plenary, academic presentation sessions, curated discussions/roundtables and networking sessions, and a PhD workshop. The conference organising committee welcomes suggestions of innovative ways in which the online format could be used to enhance participation in the conference from around the region and more broadly (send to asiansil2021@adfa.edu.au).

This call for abstracts invites members of the Society and others to submit abstracts for short presentations at the Annual conference. We are also inviting expressions for expressions of interest from higher degree research students who wish to participate in the PhD Workshop which is part of the conference. Unless speaking in another capacity, PhD students are asked to apply to present at the dedicated workshop rather than at the conference.

Date and Location

Monday, May 24, 2021 - 4:00pm to Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 11:00pm