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Asia and International Law: A New Era

International Law
Asia and International Law: A New Era
Distinguished Speakers Panel
The Third Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law

27 August 2011

This opening panel of distinguished speakers at the Third Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law addresses the theme of the conference from the perspective of different regions.

Moderator:
Judge Hisashi Owada, President of the International Court of Justice

Speakers:
Judge Jiuyong Shi, Former President of the International Court of Justice
Judge Kenneth Keith, International Court of Justice
Professor Anne Peters, University of Basel
Professor Marcelo Kohen, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Professor Charlotte Ku, University of Illinois

Video   (59 minutes)

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Lecture Series
Asia and International Law: A New Era
Distinguished Speakers Panel
A. Legal Instruments
The Peace of Westphalia (Treaties of Münster and Osnabrück), Münster/Osnabrück, 1648.

Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Universal Declaration on Human Rights, Paris, 10 December 1948.

Agreement (with exchange of notes) on trade and intercourse between Tibet Region of China and India, Peking, 29 April 1954, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 299, p. 57, especially the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.

Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, Rome, 25 March 1957.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 993, p. 3.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, 10 December 1982, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1833, p.3.

European Union, Treaty of Lisbon, Lisbon, 13 December 2007, Official Journal of the European Union, C306, Vol. 50, 17 December 2007.
B. Documents
General Assembly resolution 3314 (XXIX) of 14 December 1974 (Definition of Aggression).

Security Council, Verbatim record of the 5663rd meeting, held on 17 April 2007 (S/PV.5663) (Debate on the impact of climate change).

General Assembly, Verbatim records of plenary meetings 97 to 101 of the sixty-third regular session held from 23 to 28 July 2009 (A/63/PV.97, 98, 99, 100 and 101) (Debate on the Responsibility to Protect).
C. Doctrine
K. Keith, “International Law in Asia – Past, Present and Future”, Keynote Address, The Inaugural Conference of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL), The National University of Singapore Law School, Singapore, 7 – 9 April 2007, AsianSIL Working Paper 2007/2, finalized 9 April 2007.