Sunday, December 7, 2008
The Asian Society of International Law will hold its second biennial general conference on August 1-2, 2009 in Tokyo. The outline for the preliminary program is quite impressive -- click here to take a look.
The conference organizers invite proposals for panels and papers. Here are the deadlines:
- Panel proposals – December 31, 2008
- Regular panels – January 31, 2009
- Discussant papers in the Plenary Session and Agorae papers – February 28, 2009
The conference will take up the important issue of Asia’s relationship with the international legal order under the main theme of “International Law in a Multi-polar and Multi-civilizational World – Asian Perspectives, Challenges and Contributions.” Confirmed speakers include Professors R.P. ANAND (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Edith BROWN WEISS (Georgetown University), B.S. CHIMNI (JNU), Tommy KOH (National Singapore University) and Martti KOSKENNIEMI (University of Helsinki).
For more information, click here to visit the website which has details about the conference, venue, schedule, and information on how to submit paper proposals. You can also click here to send an email inquiry.
The Co-Chairs of the Organizing Committee are HAMADA Kunio (Mori, Hamada & Matsumoto), KOZAI Shigeru (Kyoto University, emeritus), and Justice OWADA Hisashi (International Court of Justice). The Vice Chair is ONUMA Yasuaki (University of Tokyo).
Members of the organizing committee include AGO Shinichi (Kyushu University), AOKI Setsuko (Keio University), ARAKI Ichiro (Yokohama National University), EJIRI Takashi (Nishimura & Asahi), FUJITA Hisakazu (Kansai University, emeritus), FURUYA Shuichi (Waseda University), HARA Hisashi (Nagashima, Ohno & Tsunematsu), MOGAMI Toshiki (International Christian University), NISHIUMI Maki (Chuo University), OTANI Mikiko (Otani Law Offices), SAKAMOTO Shigeki (Kobe University), SUZUKI Isomi (Koga & Partners), TAKAMURA Yukari (Ryukoku University), and TSURUOKA Koji (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
Advisors include: HIRAYAMA Seigo (former Chairman, Japan Federation of Bar Associations), NAGASHIMA Yasuharu (Nagashima, Ohno & Tsunematsu), NODA Aiko (former President, Sapporo High Court), SAKURADA Yoshiaki (Kyoto University, emeritus), TORII Junko (Seijo University, emeritus), YANAI Shunji (International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea), YOKOTA Yozo (Chuo University).
This promises to be an excellent conference.
Hat tip to Professor ARAKI Ichiro, Professor of Law at Yokohama National University and Secretary-General of the Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law