Juniors Conference

University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus, Quezon City


07:00 AM
REGISTRATION

08:00 AM
OPENING CEREMONIES

University of the Philippines College of Law
Venue: Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law


Confirmed Speakers

OPENING REMARKS
Hon. H. Harry L. Roque, Jr.
President, Asian Society of International Law

WELCOME REMARKS
Professor Fides Cordero-Tan
Dean, University of the Philippines College of Law

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Professor Elizabeth H. Aguiling-Pangalangan
President, Philippine Society of International Law

KEYNOTE SPEECH
Professor Jean Allain
Monash University and Beijing Normal University

09:00 AM
MORNING PARALLEL SESSIONS


Panel 1A
Law of the Sea and Trans-BoundaryEnvironmental Harms and Global Commons

Venue: Padilla Room (Room 200), Malcolm Hall

Senior Commentators

DR. LOWELL BAUTISTA (C)
DEAN JOHN PAOLO VILLASOR (C)


Panel Facilitator

ATTY. NEIL SILVA (F)


Confirmed Speakers

MR. HERBERT LOJA (Philippines),
PhD Cand., The University of Hong Kong,
Member, AsianSIL
The Spratly Islands as a Single Unit in the 12 July 2016 Award of the Arbitral Tribunal in the Philippines/China South China Sea Arbitration in Relation to the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty.

MS. MARTA HERMEZ (Belgium),
PhD Researcher & Teaching Assistant, Leuven Centre for Global
Governance Studies, Institute for International Law KU Leuven

Reconciling the Irreconcilable? Gray Areas in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Varying Appreciation of the South China Sea Arbitral Award.

MS. TRAN THI NGOC SUONG (Vietnam),
PhD Cand., Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
BBNJ Process and Its Future Applications in the South China Sea.

MR. ABDULLAH AL ARIF (Bangladesh),
PhD Cand., and Sessional Lecturer, Macquarie Law School,
Macquarie University
The Role of Regional Cooperation in Conservation and Management of Transboundary Fish Stocks in the Bay of Bengal.

DR. NAWAPORN SAENEEWONG NA AYUDHAYA (Thailand),
Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Chiang Mai University
Rethinking the Regional Cooperation in Asia to Combat Marine Pollution.

MR. OBINNA EMMANUEL NKOMADU (Nigeria),
Research Assistant, Faculty of Law, Nelson Mandela University
Illegal Act of Violence in Regional Cooperation Agreement for Combating Piracy in Asia.

MR. JOSIAH DAVID QUISING (Philippines),
JD Cand., FEU-Institute of Law,
Member, Asian Society of International Law
Beyond Oposa: Intergenerational Equity as Custom in International Environmental Law


Panel 1B
Law of the Sea, Trans-BoundaryEnvironmental Harms and Global Commons

Venue: Ambion Room, Malcolm Hall

Senior Commentators

ATTY. HARRY ROQUE (C)
PROF. ROMMEL CASIS(C)

Panel Facilitator

ATTY. CELESTE CEMBRANO-MALLARI (F)


Confirmed Speakers

DR. ARRON HONNIBALL (Netherlands),
Research Fellow, Ocean Law and Policy, Centre for International Law (CIL), NUS
The Role of Nationality Jurisdiction in Combating IUU Fishing: Recent Developments for the Asian Region.

MR. M. BOB KAO (Taiwan),
PhD Cand., Queen Mary University of London

A Uniform Definition of Maritime Violence in Asia and the Creation of a Southeast Asian Maritime Security Court.

MS. PANANYA LARBPRASERTPORN (Thailand),
PhD Cand., University of Gottingen

International Environmental Law and Development: Whose Development is It?

MS. DITA LILIANSA (Indonesia),
Research Associate, Centre for International Law
National University of Singapore

Protection of Sea Turtles in the Seas of Southeast Asia: The ASEAN Way?

MS. RACHEL ROUYING LI (China),
LLM Cand., McGill Faculty of Law

Making Environmental Regulations Work in Developing Countries: A Case Study of China.

MR. JOSHUA QUINTIN ABAD, MS. ALEXYSS ANNE ALIP,
& MR. ROY SANTOS NECESARIO (Philippines),
Researchers, University of the Philippines Law Center

Rights-Based Perspective on the Intersection and Tensions of International and Philippine Energy Governance and Climate Change.

MS. YULU LIU (China),
PhD Cand., Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong

The Integrated Management Approach and Its Applications in the South China Sea.


Panel 1C
International Legal Norm Entrepreneurship,International Legal Theory and Foundational Issues

Venue: 1/F Lecture Room, Bocobo Hall

Senior Commentators

PROF. ANTONY ANGHIE (C)
PROF. B.S. CHIMNI (C)

Panel Facilitator

DEAN MYLES NICHOLAS BEJAR (F)


Confirmed Speakers

DR. ADRIEN SCHIFANO (Japan),
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University

The Institutionalization Process in Asia, and What It Tells Us About 'Asian Values'.

PROF. SHAINY PANCRASIUS (India),
Assistant Professor, Christ University School of Law

Emergence of Oil Nationalism: An Asian Perspective on the Conflicts and Secession Based on National Identity of Oil Resources.

MR. MICHAEL TIU, JR. (Philippines),
Law Reform Specialist, University of the Philippines Law Center,
Member, AsianSIL

The Rainbow Flag Among the Flag of Nations: Are LGBT Rights International Human Rights?

MS. SOPHIA MO (Philippines),
LLM Cand., Leiden Law School

When Disinformation Becomes Deadly: Right to Truth and the Philippine Measles Crisis.

MR. HARIS JAMIL (India),
Assistant Professor, Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi,
Member, AsianSIL

From Resistance to Reform: Social Movements and its Effect on India’s State Practice.


Panel 1D
International Legal Norm Entrepreneurship,International Legal Theory and Foundational Issues

Venue: 2/F Function Room A, Bocobo Hall

Senior Commentators

PROF. JEAN ALLAIN (C)
PROF. NIKOLAS RAJKOVIC (C)

Panel Facilitator

ATTY. ROMEL BAGARES (F)


Confirmed Speakers

MS. VARSHA SINGH (India),
PhD Cand., Centre for International Legal Studies Jawaharlal Nehru
University; Member, AsianSIL

Post-Colonial Perspective of Statelessness in South Asia: A Case Study of National Register of Citizens in Assam.

DR. S. ANANDHA KRISHNA RAJ (India),
Assistant Professor of Law, VIT School of Law, VIT University

A Tamil Contribution to the Asian Perspective of International law: Diplomacy and War.

MR. PARTHIBAN B. (India),
PhD Cand., South Asian University

Historical Indeterminacy: A Revivalist Response to the Mainstream International Law.

MS. MA. ANGELA LEONOR AGUINALDO (Philippines),
PhD Cand., Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Germany; Doctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany

A Step into Challenging Traditional Notions of International Law and Promoting Customary International Law in the Process? The Philippine Rule on Cybercrime Warrants as Unilateralist Transborder Access and Cross-Border Exchange of Online Evidence.

MS. JOHAIRA WAHAB-MANANTAN (Philippines),
Third Secretary and Vice Consul,
Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Foreign Influence Operations: Evolved Diplomacy or A Breach of International Law?


Panel 1E
Comparative Approaches to InternationalHuman Rights Law and Mechanisms, Women andGender

Venue: 2/F Function Room B, Bocobo Hall

Senior Commentators

PROF. ELIZABETH PANGALANGAN (C)
PROF. LILIAN OBREGON TARAZONA (C)

Panel Facilitator

ATTY. RAYMOND BAGUILAT (F)


Confirmed Speakers

MS. RATANA LY (Cambodia),
PhD Cand., University of Victoria

A Legal Pluralist Approach to Realizing the Rights and Ensuring Safety of Construction Workers in Cambodia: Regulating Multinational Construction Corporations.

MS. PATRICIA MAE ALIÑO (Philippines),
Master of Peace and Conflict Studies, Cand., University of Sydney

Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, and the Peace-Building Process in Mindanao.

MS. RINA MORALES (USA),
JD, Gonzaga University School of Law

Separated in Distance, But Similar in Approaches: Femicide in Latin America and Asia.

MS. IRAM KHAN (India),
PhD Cand., Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University

Status of the Norm of Gender Equality in International Law: An Asian Perspective.

MS. MICHELLE CHANDRA KASIH (Indonesia),
LLB Cand., Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Inter-Religious Marriage in Indonesia: Challenge for Recognition.

10:30 AM
COFFEE BREAK

10:45 AM
CONTINUATION OF MORNING PARALLEL SESSIONS

12:00 PM
LUNCH BREAK

01:00 PM
AFTERNOON PARALLEL SESSIONS


Panel 2A
Comparative Approaches to InternationalHuman Rights Law, Regional Cooperation

Venue: 2/F Function Room A, Bocobo Hall

Senior Commentators

PROF. UPENDRA DEV ACHARYA (C)
PROF. VERA RUSINOVA (C)

Panel Facilitator

ATTY. DANIEL LISING (F)


Confirmed Speakers

MS. NIKKI EDWARDS (Australia),
PhD Cand., University of Sydney Faculty of Law; Member, AsianSIL

Challenging Impunity Through the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism.

MS. BHAGYALAKSHMI B R (India),
PhD Cand., National Law School of India University

Conflicting Obligations and Rights: An Analysis on Host State's Obligations Under Investment Treaties and its Impact on Tribal Rights in the Asian Regime.

MR. ABDUL WAHAB OYEDOKUN (Nigeria),
PhD Cand., Bayero University

An Appraisal of the Activities of UN Treaty Bodies and Compliance Mechanism on the Implementation of International Human Rights Treaty Law: Nigeria’s Experience.

MR. JAMEEL HUSSAIN JUNEJO (Pakistan),
Community Engagement Manager, Legal Aid Society/Legal Aid Office, Karachi

Regional Human Rights System at SAARC Level: Necessity and Prospects.

MR. NEIL NUCUP (Philippines),
LLM Cand., Leiden Law School

Commodification of Human Rights: A Critique of Investor-State Arbitration as Venue for Human Rights Claims Against Foreign Investment in Privatized ‘Essential Services.’

MS. ELEANOR BOATMAN (USA),
JD, Gonzaga University School of Law

Artificial Intelligence and International Law: A Call for Regulations and Implementation of Protections for Fundamental Human Rights in the Digital Age.


Panel 2B
International Law and Domestic Courts andInternational Economic Law Contributions andChallenges in Asia

Venue: 1/F Lecture Room, Bocobo Hall

Senior Commentators

FR. RANHILIO AQUINO (C)
ATTY. ANDRE PALACIOS (C)

Panel Facilitator

ATTY. IGOR BAILEN (F)


Confirmed Speakers

MR. TAPAS KANTI BAUL & MS. PRIYANKA BOSE (Bangladesh),
Barrister & Prosecutor

International Criminal Law and Domestic Courts: Context of International Crimes Tribunals of Bangladesh.

MS. AYAKO HATANO (Japan),
PhD Cand., University of Tokyo
Member, AsianSIL

Internalization of International Human Rights Laws in Japan.

MS. VANDANET HING (Cambodia),
Researcher and Lecturer, the Center for the Study of Humanitarian
Law (Center), Royal University of Law and Economics

The Influence of Hybrid Tribunals’ Jurisprudences in the Development of the Substance of International Criminal Law: Assessing the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia Judgments

MR. LEE SOO-HYUN (South Korea),
Research Associate, Research Division,
Asian Institute for Policy Studies, Seoul

Fair and Equitable Treatment in the International Investment Regime of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

MR. VITO (DI) MEI (China),
PhD Cand., Institute of Air and Space Law,
Faculty of Law, McGill University, Canada

From Single European Sky to Single Asian Sky: An Institutional and Comparative Approach.

MS. FRANCINE HUG (Switzerland, Germany),
PhD Cand., NUS Faculty of Law

Labour Clauses in New-Generation FTAs: In the Shadows of China’s Trade Union Laws.


Panel 2C
Armed Conflict and Terrorism in Asia andInternational Criminal Law

Venue: Ambion Room, Malcolm Hall

Senior Commentators

JUDGE CHANG-HO CHUNG (C)
DR. ASTRID CORACINI (C)

Panel Facilitator

ATTY. RAY PAOLO SANTIAGO (F)


Confirmed Speakers

DR. DIAJENG WULAN CHRISTIANTI (Indonesia),
Lecturer International Department,
Faculty of Law Padjadjaran University

Combating Impunity for International Crimes in ASEAN Region : Rethinking Erga Omnes Obligations.

MR. JEONG WOO KIM (South Korea),
PhD Cand., NUS Faculty of Law

The Privilege of Killing in War: Ideological Origins, Juridical Nature, and Legal Scope.

MS. SUMEDHA CHOUDHURY (India),
LLM Cand., South Asian University,

Contextualizing Justice Radhabinod Pal’s Dissenting Opinion in Contemporary International Criminal Law.

MR. SHUVRA DEY (Bangladesh),
MA Cand., University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

The Destruction of and the Multidimensional Crimes against Cultural Heritage and the Importance of Incorporation of Such Crimes into Comprehensive Transitional Justice Processes.

MS. FERDOUSI BEGUM (Bangladesh),
Lecturer, Department of Law, Daffodil International University

Emerging Trends of Ad Hoc, Hybrid or Domestic Tribunals of South Asia: Justice Accessed or Justice Denied?

MR. JOSEF JAMES GARA (Philippines),
JD Cand., Silliman University College of Law

Death by Speech: Establishing the Inchoate Liability of Direct and Public Incitement to Mass Atrocities in International Humanitarian Law.

MR. JAMES SHEMRON CORRO (Philippines),
JD Cand., Silliman University College of Law

The Legality of the Unilateral Use of Force Against Syria in Response to State-Sponsored Chemical Attacks Against its Own Citizens.


Panel 2D
Armed Conflict and Terrorism in Asia andInternational Criminal Law

Venue: Padilla Room, Malcolm Hall

Senior Commentators

PROF. ANDREW BYRNES (C)
PROF. CARSTEN STAHN (C)

Panel Facilitator

ATTY. MODESTA APESA CHUNGALAO (F)


Confirmed Speakers

MR. DALEY BIRKETT (United Kingdom),
Research Fellow, War Reparations Centre Amsterdam Center for International Law Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam

20 Years of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Appraising the State of National Implementing Legislation in Asia.

MR. RAPHAEL LORENZO AGUILING PANGALANGAN (Philippines),
MSt Cand., Oxford University

Defining ‘Military-likeness’ under Article 28(a) of the Rome Statute: Fair Labels and the Creeping Militarization of the Philippine National Police.

MR. GEMMO BAUTISTA FERNANDEZ (Philippines),
LLM, University of Sydney

Outside the Margin for Error: The Invalidity of the Philippines’ Withdrawal from the Rome Statute and Remedy Under Municipal Law.

MS. JOANNA WU (China),
LLM Cand., China University of Political Science and Law

The International Criminal Court and China.

MR. GIL ANTHONY AQUINO (Philippines),
Fellow, Center for International Law Protection

Prosecution and the War on Drugs: Examining Philippine Responsibility for Police Killings Under the Right to Life.

MR. JUAN EMMANUEL BATUHAN & MR. ANTON MIGUEL SISON
(Philippines), University of the Philippines College of Law

Willing and Able? An Analysis of the International Criminal Court’s Principle of Complementarity in the Context of the Philippine War on Drugs.

MS. LANE GULLETTE (USA),
JD, Gonzaga University School of Law

The International Criminal Court’s Impact and Threat to State Sovereignty.

02:45 PM
COFFEE BREAK

03:00 PM
CONTINUATION OF AFTERNOON PARALLEL SESSIONS

04:00 PM
CLOSING CEREMONIES

Five Senior Commentators, drawing from the sessions, summarize strengths and weaknesses of junior scholarship and provide helpful advice on further sharpening their craft


SENIOR COMMENTATORS

Professor Antony Terence Anghie
Professor B.S. Chimni
Professor N.M. (Nikolas) Rajkovic
Professor Vera Rusinova
Professor Liliana Obregon Tarazona


15-minute Question and Answer Forum


CLOSING REMARKS

Professor Upendra Dev Acharya

05:00 PM
COCKTAIL RECEPTION


Day One

Opening Session


08:00 AM
REGISTRATION

09:00 AM
OPENING CEREMONIES


OPENING REMARKS

HON. H. HARRY L. ROQUE, JR.
President, Asian Society of International Law


WELCOME REMARKS

HON. TEODORO L. LOCSIN, JR.
Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs


CONGRATULATORY REMARKS

HON. FRANCIS H. JARDELEZA
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines


INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH H. AGUILING-PANGALANGAN
President, Philippine Society of International Law


KEYNOTE SPEECH

H.E. JUDGE YUJI IWASAWA
International Court of Justice (ICJ)

10:15 AM
COFFEE BREAK

10:30 AM
FIRST PLENARY SESSION

Finding Common Solutions To Civilizational Problems: International Law’s Promise?


Confirmed Speakers

Hon. Harry Roque, Jr.

President, Asian Society of International Law

Professor B.S. Chimni

Former Chairperson, Centre for International Legal Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Professor Mariko Kawano

Professor of International Law,
Waseda University Faculty of Law

Professor Carsten Stahn

Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice,
Laiden Law School

Professor Cai Congyan

Professor of International Law,
Xiamen University School of Law

Professor Shin-Ichi Ago

Professor of Law, Ritsumeikan University
CHAIR

12:00 PM
PUBLICATIONS LAUNCH

University of the Philippines Law Center & Department of Foreign Afairs

12:15 PM
LUNCHEON

ASIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW EDITORIAL BOARD MEETING | Members Only

BY-INVITATION SIDE EVENT

with DR. CHRISTOPHE BERNASCONI, Secretary General, HCCH

01:30 PM
FIRST AFTERNOON PARALLEL SESSIONS


Panel 1A
International Legal Norm Entrepreneurship: Asian Perspectives, Perplexities & Possibilities

Confirmed Speakers

PROF. (DR.) K.D. RAJU, (WITH DR. S R SUBRAMANIAN, PROF. VIJAY KUMAR) (India)
Indian Institute of Technology
Regulating the Use of Commercial Drones: A Quest for Finding a Space within Air Space - An Asian Perspective.

PROFESSOR JOHN PAOLO ROBERTO A. VILLASOR (Philippines)
Dean, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos School of Law, Member, AsianSIL
Freedom of the Press as a Fundamental Cyber Norm under International Law: The Case of Rappler.

DR. ESMÉ SHIRLOW (Australia)
Senior Lecturer, the Australian National University Faculty of Law, Member, AsianSIL
International Articulations of the Rule of Law: Deference to Domestic Decision-Making in International Adjudication.

MR. ALEXIS IAN P. DELA CRUZ (Philippines)
Lecturer, FEU-Institute of Law
Partnerships Without Responsibility? ‘External Assistance’ and Public-Private partnerships for Disaster Resilience in the Global South.

PROF. SRINIVAS BURRA (Chair)
Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University


Panel 1B
Re-Thinking Foundational Issues in International Law: Comparative Regional Approaches

Confirmed Speakers

PROFESSOR CRAIG MARTIN (USA)
Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law, Member, AsianSIL
Implications of Climate Change for the Jus Ad Belum.

DR. WIM CHIEN-LIANG MULLER (Netherlands)
Assistant Professor, Maastricht University, Member, AsianSIL
The Return of Ideology and China’s Exercise of ‘Discourse Power’: implications for International Law.

PROF. LIU YANG (China)
Assistant Professor, Renmin University, Member, AsianSIL
International Legal Orientalism? Anxiety about Universality and Asian Approach to International Law.

MS. MENAKA I. LECAMWASAM (Sri Lanka)
Independent Legal Researcher
Immigration Detention of Asylum-Seekers: Is Asia Falling Foul of International Standards in Refugee Protection?

H.E. JUDGE (RET.) HISASHI OWADA (Chair)
Former Judge and President, International Court of Justice


Panel 1C
The History and Theory of International Law: Whose History? Whose Theory? Whose International Law? What Have We So Far (un)Learned?

Confirmed Speakers

PROFESSOR ATIP LATIPULHAYAT (Indonesia)
Head, Department of International Law at the Faculty of Law, Padjadjaran University
A New Face of International Law From Western to Global Construct.

PROFESSOR JEAN ALLAIN (Australia)
Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Law, Monash University
The End of Western Civilization and the Next Global Order.

DR. AMRITHA V. SHENOY (Nepal)
Assistant Professor, Kathmandu School of Law
The Centennial ILO and the Making of International Law.

PROF. CHEN YIFENG (China)
Associate Professor, Peking University Law School
Assistant Director, Peking University Institute of International Law
Building Internationalism: Chinese International lawyers in the Early 20th Century.

PROFESSOR V.G. HEGDE, (Chair)
Centre for International Legal Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University


Panel 1D
International Human Rights Mechanisms in Asia: Rethinking Models and Realities

Confirmed Speakers

PROFESSOR ROBERT C. BLITT (USA)
Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law
Regional Human Rights Mechanisms and International Best Practices: A Study in Contrasts.

DR. POURIA ASKARY (Iran)
Assistant Professor, Allameh Tabataba’i University, AsianSIL Executive Council Member
International Human Rights Law and Legitimacy of Unilateral Sanctions: Case Study of US Sanctions Against Iran.

PROF. GILBERT T. ANDRES (Philippines)
Professorial Lecturer, Lyceum Philippines University College of Law, & Deputy Director, Center for International Law, Member, AsianSIL
Congruence Theory: Using a Rationale-Consequence Based Theory of International Law Founded on Asian Philosophical Systems and Applying it in the Determination of Whether There is a Need for a Regional Human Rights Mechanism in the Southeast Asia Context.

MR. UPI RACHMINAWATI & DR. KHAIRIL AZMIN MOKHTAR (Indonesia)
Lecturer & Associate Professor, International Law Department, Faculty of Law, Unpad Bandung
The Arduous Journey of the UN Human Rights Enforcement: A Lesson for ASEAN in Creating Human Rights Mechanism.

DR. MUHAMMAD MAHBUBUR RAHMAN (Chair)
Professor of Law, Department of Law
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

02:50 PM
SECOND AFTERNOON PARALLEL SESSIONS


Panel 2A
Comparative Approaches to International Human Rights Law: Asian and other Regions

Confirmed Speakers

DR. ERIC CORTHAY
Head of Academic Afairs, Institute of Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Afairs, Kingdom of Bahrain
Member, AsianSIL
The Identifcation of Victims of Human Trafcking by Air.

DR. S. PANDIARAJ (India)
Head, Department of Human Rights, Saveetha School of Law, Saveetha University
India’s Aadhaar Scheme and the Promise of Inclusive Social Protection: Are there Lessons to be Learned?.

PROFESSOR BADRINATH RAO (USA)
Associate Professor, Department of Liberal Studies, Kettering University Member, AsianSIL
Well Begun is Half Done? Lessons from the Social and Economic Rights Jurisprudence in India.

DR. WEI WUMEI (China)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of International Law, Chinese Academy of Social Science
The Role of Corporate Responsibility in Addressing Transboundary Pollution in Asia: A Hybrid Approach Integrating Environment with Human Rights.

PROFESSOR DAVID J. PADILLA (Chair)
Visiting Professor of International Law, Silliman University College of Law
Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria Faculty of Law


Panel 2B
Inaugural Workshop of the AsianSIL Interest Group on International Economic Law, convened by PROFESSOR MAVLUDA SATTOROVA, University of Liverpool.

Confirmed Speakers

PROFESSOR ANDREW D. MITCHELL
Melbourne Law School, Director of the Global Economic Law Network
Director of Studies (International Economic Law) in the Melbourne Law Masters

MR. FUKUNAGA YOSHIFUMI
Consulting Fellow of the Japanese Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

DR. RUMANA ISLAM
Professor at the Department of Law, University of Dhaka

PROFESSOR WANG JIANGYU
Tenured Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

DR. PRABHAKAR SINGH
Associate Professor at Jindal Global Law School, India

DR. TRINH HAI YEN
Vice Dean of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) Faculty of International Law.


Panel 2C
ASEAN Integration and International Law

Confirmed Speakers

PROFESSOR DAMIAN CHALMERS (Singapore) (Chair)
Professor of Law, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, Member, AsianSIL
From Asian Trade Communities to Asian Investment Communities: ASEAN State Responses to Changing Patterns in Economic Integration.

DR. MELISSA LOJA (Philippines)
Research Associate, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, Member, AsianSIL
Regionalization of Venture Capital Investments and the Compatibility of Regulatory Regimes in Southeast Asia: A Case Study of Fintech regulations in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines.

DR. HEEJIN KIM (Singapore)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
The Laws and Politics of Data localization in Southeast Asia – Competing Regulatory Goals and Diverging Legal Development.

MS. LOO JING XI GLORIA (Singapore)
Research Associate, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
Competition Policy, Institutional Design and Models of Asian Capitalism.

DR. MARIJA JOVANOVIC (Singapore)
Research Associate, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
Trade–Labour Linkage: From Social Clause Deniers to Trump as the Champion of Labour Rights in Free Trade Agreements and Back.


Panel 2D
International Law and Domestic Courts in Asia

Confirmed Speakers

DR. DAI RUIJUN (China)
Associate Professor, Institute of International Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Member, AsianSIL
International Human Rights Treaties before Chinese Court.

DR. MUHAMMAD EKRAMUL HAQUE (Bangladesh)
Professor of Law, Department of Law, University of Dhaka
Use of International Law in Interpreting Constitutional Rights in Bangladesh: The Judicial Trend Toward Creeping Monism.

DR. MANIQUE COORAY (Malaysia)
Dean, Faculty of Law, Multimedia University, Melaka
Stateless Children in the East-Asian Region and the Judicial Response from Malaysia.

MR. AMAL KUMAR GANGULI, Chair
Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India


Panel 2E
The Future/s of International Tribunals from the Asian Perspective

Confirmed Speakers

DR. DENG HUA (China)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of International Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Upholding or Deviating from the ‘Two-Element’ Theory: An Empirical Research on the Identifcation of Customary International Law by the International Court of Justice

PROF. ROMEL REGALADO BAGARES (Philippines)
Professorial Lecturer in International Law, Lyceum Philippines University College of Law, Member, AsianSIL
Causality in the Jurisprudence on State Responsibility of the ICJ: The Genocide Case (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro) as a Study in Physicalist (Mis)Fit.

MR. PETER TZENG (USA)
Associate, Foley Hoag, LLP, Member, AsianSIL
A Strategy of Non-Participation in International Dispute Settlement.

PROFESSOR N.M. (NIKOLAS) RAJKOVIC (Chair)
Professor and Chair of International Law, Tilburg University, Netherlands

04:10 PM
COFFEE BREAK

04:25 PM
THIRD AFTERNOON PARALLEL SESSIONS


Panel 3A
The WTO, International Trade Law and Asia: New Contributions and Challenges

Confirmed Speakers

PROFESSOR ARAKI ICHIRO & MOHAMED KHORSED ZAMAN
Dean & Lecturer, Department of Law, Yokohama National University & Faculty of Law, Macquarie University
Members, AsianSIL
Resurgence of Voluntary Export Restraints? - New Trends in U.S.-Centered Free Trade Agreements.

DR. PAULO CANELAS DE CASTRO
Associate Professor and Head of Academic Afairs, Master Program in European Union Law, International
Law and Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Macau
Towards Partial Convergence of Data Protection Regimes Between China and the EU?

DR. RAVINDRA PRATAP (India)
Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, Member, AsianSIL
WTO and its Engagement with National law in Asia: A Perspective.

DR. UMAIR GHORI (Australia) Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Bond University, Member, AsianSIL
Three Lessons for Asian Policymakers on Construction of Export Controls.

MR. KUNIYA SHIRO (Chair)
Senior Partner, Oh-Ebashi LPC and Partners


Panel 3B
International Investment Law: The State of the Art in Asia

Confirmed Speakers

PROFESSOR DR. KARSTEN NOWROT (WITH DR. EMILY SIPIORSKI)
Professor of Public Law & Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Socio-Economics Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences University of Hamburg
(De)Constitutionalization of International Investment Law?: Assessing Narratives from Asia.

MR. MAO-WEI LO
JSD Cand., Stanford Law School
The Evolution of Chinese International Investment Agreements and their Potential Impacts on Human Rights Protections for OBOR Countries.

DR. SUNGJIN KANG
Advisor, Kim & Chang
Is it Time to Introduce a Standing International Investment Court in Asia?

MR. RICCARDO VECELLIO SEGATE ,
Talent Program, Ph.D. Researcher in International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Macau
The Social Cost of Public Startup Investment Funds: Intellectual Property Rights, Cyber-Security Policing, Competitiveness, and State Economic Securitization of Cyber-Exposed Trade Secrets: A Comparative Analysis of China, India, Japan, and Australia.

PROFESSOR MAVLUDA SATTOROVA (Chair)
Reader, Faculty of Law, University of Liverpool


Panel 3C
International Environmental Law: Intersections with the Paris Accord and Trans-Pacifc Partnership Regimes

Confirmed Speakers

DR. MOSTAFA M. NASER (WITH MR. HOSSAIN MOHAMMAD REZA) (Australia)
School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, AsianSIL Executive Council Member
The Paris Agreement and Climate Finance: In Search of Potential Source of Funding for Climate Displacement.

PROF. A.B.M. IMDADUL HAQUE KHAN (Bangladesh)
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Eastern University
Climate Change Displaced People and Refugees: Unsettled Debates on Legal Status and Human Rights Issues.

MS. JANICE CHUA LEE
Foreign Lawyer, International Arbitration, Eversheds Harry Elias, Member, AsianSIL
Environmental Protection in Investment Law: Can Asia Lead the Way?

DR. TANZIM AFROZ (WITH DR. RUPERT JOHNSON, & DR. MOSTAFA NASER) (Australia)
Lecturer, School of Business and Law Edith Cowan University
The Legal Regime of Carbon Rights in Western Australia: A Comparative Study from National and International Perspectives.

PROFESSOR SHIRLEY SCOTT (Chair)
Head of School, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales


Panel 3D
The Role of International Organizations in the Time of Resurgent State Sovereignty

Confirmed Speakers

DR. CHRISTOPHE BERNASCONI
Secretary General, Hague Conference on Private International Law

DR. KENNEDY GASTORN
Secretary General, African-Asian Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO)

PROFESSOR SIMON CHESTERMAN
Dean, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

UNDERSECRETARY J. EDUARDO MALAYA (Chair)
Department of Foreign Afairs, Republic of the Philippines


Panel 3E
Emerging Issues in International Humanitarian Law and Terrorism in Asia

Confirmed Speakers

DR. JAN ROEMER
Regional Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross (Jakarta)
Domestic Counter-Terrorism Legislation and Compliance with International Humanitarian Law: Lessons for Asia.

HON. H. HARRY L. ROQUE, JR. (Philippines)
President, Asian Society of International Law
The Way Forward: Lessons from Recent Philippine Experience in International Humanitarian Law and Terrorism.

PROF. AHMED EHSANUL KABIR (Bangladesh)
Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Jagannath University
From Lex Lata to Lex Ferenda: Analysing the Applicability of International Humanitarian Law to Cyberwarfare.

DR. DORON GOLDBARSHT (Australia),
Lecturer, School of Law, Macquarie University
New Payment Systems: Potential Counter Terrorist Financing Risks and the Legal Response in Asia.

DR. SARAH McCOSKER (Chair)
Partner, LexBridge Lawyers

05:45 PM
ASIANSIL ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING | Members Only

06:30 PM
OPENING DINNER & BAYANIHAN CULTURAL NIGHT

featuring the UP Concert Chorus & the UP Filipiniana Dance Group


Day Two

Closing Session


07:30 AM
MEETINGS OF ASIANSIL INTEREST GROUPS

ASIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW-INFORMATION SESSION


Speakers: Professor Antony Terence Anghie, Professor Simon Chesterman, and Mr. Joe Ng (CUP)

This session will provide basic information about the operations of the Asian JIL. The speakers will also provide information and advice on getting articles published. Joe Ng of CUP will give a presentation of preparing a manuscript or Ph.D for publication as a book. Questions welcome!

09:00 AM
SECOND DAY OPENING PLENARY SESSION

Special Plenary Panel in Honor of the late Justice Florentino Feliciano: International Legal Scholarship and Judicial Theory

International Law as Shaped by Asian Judges and Lawyers – What Do We Bring to the Table?


Confirmed Speakers

H.E. Judge (Ret.) HISASHI OWADA

Former Judge and President, International Court of Justice

H.E. Judge Jin-Hyun Paik

President, International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea

H.E. Judge Raul C. Pangalangan

President, Trial Division, International Criminal Court

H.E. Ambassador (Ret.) Lilia R. Bautista

Dean and Professor of Law, Jose Rizal University School of Law

Professor Ved P. Nanda

Professor of Law, Strum College of Law, University of Denver

Professor Natalie Klein

Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

Hon. Justice Francis H. Jardeleza

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines
CHAIR

10:25 AM
COFFEE BREAK

10:40 AM
FIRST MORNING PARALLEL SESSIONS


Panel 4A
Special International Criminal Law Panel (The Relevance and Resilience of International Criminal Law in Changing Times: Asia and Beyond)

Confirmed Speakers

H.E. Judge Chang-Ho Chung

International Criminal Court

Professor Carsten Stahn

Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice, Leiden Law School

Dr. Astrid Reisinger Coracini

Post-Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Vienna, Director of the Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS)

DR. ANA CRISTINA RODRIGUEZ PINEDA

Chef de Cabinet and Principal Legal Advisor at UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

H.E. Judge Raul C. Pangalangan

President, Trial Division, International Criminal Court
CHAIR


Panel 4B
Global Commons and Values in Oceans: Asian Realities and Regional Approaches

Confirmed Speakers

PROFESSOR VIATSCHESLAV V. GAVRILOV
Professor of Law & Head, School of Law, Far Eastern Federal University (Russia), Member, AsianSIL
Legal Regulation of Navigation Along the Northern Sea Route: Current State and Development Prospects.

DR. LOWELL BAUTISTA
Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Wollongong (Australia), Maritime and Territorial Disputes in Southeast
Asia: “Asian Values” and International Adjudication.

DR. SU WAI MON
Lecturer, Multimedia University (Malaysia)
Privatizing Maritime Security: The Practice and Challenges in Malaysia.

DR. ANIRUDDHA RAJPUT (Chair)
Member and Chair, Drafting Committee, 69th Session
International Law Commission


Panel 4C
Investment Treaties, National Governance and the Rule of Law Promise

Confirmed Speakers

DR. PRABASH RANJAN (India)
Assistant Professor, South Asian University
Internalisation of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) in India: The Challenges.

PROFESSOR TRAN VIET DUNG (Vietnam)
Dean, International Law Faculty Ho Chi Minh City University of Law
Investment Treaty Governance: The Case Study of Vietnam.

DR. DAFINA ATANASOVA (Bulgaria)
Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
Investment Treaties Viewed from Inside the Lion City.

PROFESSOR N. JANSEN CALAMITA & DR. AYELET BERMAN (Singapore) (Co-Chairs)
Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
Investment Treaties and Asian National Governance.


Panel 4D
Beyond the South China Sea Arbitral Ruling: Directions for the Immediate Future from Asian Needs and Perspectives

Confirmed Speakers

DR. KIRSTEN EVE SELLARS (Australia)
Visiting Fellow, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacifc Afairs, Australian National University, Member, AsianSIL
Rewriting the Convention on the Law of the Sea in the wake of the South China Sea Arbitration.

PROFESSOR JOHN PAOLO ROBERTO VILLASOR (Philippines)
Dean, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos School of Law, Member, AsianSIL
Protecting the Coral Reef Environment in the South China Sea as an Obligation Erga Omnes.

PROF. CHHAYA BHARDWAJ (India)
Assistant Professor of Law, Lloyd Law College
Appropriating the Ocean through Artifcial Islands: Lessons from South China Sea.

DR. DING DUO (China)

Associate Research Fellow, National Institute for South China Sea Studies Boundaries
Analysis on the Boundaries between Treaty Interpretation and Judicial Law-making in International Law: Concurrent Comment on the South China Sea Arbitration.

PROFESSOR LEE KEUN-GWAN (Chair)

Professor of Law, Seoul National University


Panel 4E
Rethinking the Foundations of Human Rights: Conversations from Asian and Regional Perspectivesina Sea Arbitral Ruling: Directions for the Immediate Future from Asian Needs and Perspectives

Confirmed Speakers

PROFESSOR VLADISLAV TOLSTYKH (Russia)
Professor of Law, Novosibirsk State University
Religious and Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights.

DR. RUMANA ISLAM (Bangladesh)
Professor, Department of Law, University of Dhaka, Member, AsianSIL
Human Rights Obligations into BITs: The Changing Paradigm.

PROFESSOR YOO, HYUCK-SOO (Japan)
Professor of International Law, Department of Cross-Cultural Studies, Kanagawa University. Member, AsianSIL
The Child’s Right to a Nationality as a Human Right: A New Perspective Beyond Eliminating Statelessness.

PROF. ATUL ALEXANDER AND YASH PREET SINGH (India)
Assistant Professor, and LLB Cand., WB National University of Juridical Sciences (India)
Integration or Fragmentation: Voicing International Humn Rights Norms as Jus Cogens Norms in Contemporary International Law.

PROFESSOR ANDREW BYRNES (Chair)
Professor of International Law,
Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales


Panel 4F
Special Workshop on Teaching and Researching in International Law (TRILA) convened by PROFESSOR ANTONY TERENCE ANGHIE

Confirmed Speakers

PROFESSOR JOAN LARGO
Dean, University of San Carlos School of Law, Cebu City, Philippines

DR. YIN YIN WIN
Professor & Head of the Department of Law, Taunggyi University, Taunggyi Shan State, Myanmar

PROFESSOR WASANTHA SENEVIRATNE
Department of Public & International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

DR. ARIE AFRIANSYAH
Lecturer at Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia

12:00 PM
LUNCHEON


INTRODUCTORY REMARKS


H.E. AMBASSADOR STEVEN J. ROBINSON
Australian Embassy


with a LUNCHEON SPEECH by PROFESSOR NATALIE KLEIN


Public International Law and the South China Sea Dispute: A Third-Party View


with RESPONSES by:


HON. FRANCIS H. JARDELEZA
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines


PROF. HAIBO GOU (China)
Counsellor, Ministry of Foreign Afairs and Associate Professor of International Law, Jilin University


PROFESSOR KAWANO MARIKO (Chair)
Professor of International Law, Waseda University Faculty of Law

01:30 PM
FIRST AFTERNOON PARALLEL SESSIONS


Panel 5A
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS BOOK PANEL
Oxford Handbook of International Law in Asia & the Pacifc

Confirmed Speakers

H.E. JUDGE (RET.) HISHASHI OWADA (Japan)
International Court of Justice Chair, AsianSIL Advisory Council

PROFESSOR ANTONY TERENCE ANGHIE
National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, AsianSIL Secretary General

PROFESSOR. B.S. CHIMNI (India)
Former Chairperson, Centre for International Legal Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Member, AsianSIL Advisory Council

PROFESSOR CATHERINE RENSHAW (Australia)
Deputy Head, Australian Catholic University Thomas More Law School

MR. PRATYUSH NATH UPRETI (Nepal)
Doctoral Researcher, Sciences Po Law School, Paris

PROFESSOR SIMON CHESTERMAN (Chair)
Dean, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore


Panel 5B
Mixed Marriages, Adoption, Surrogacy and Cross-Border Issues in Family Law

Confirmed Speakers

PROF. ELENA VOYTOVICH (Russia)
Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Law and Procedure, Siberian Institute of Management - a branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Regulation of Spousal Property Relations: Cross – Border Issues.

PROF. SOFIA BUGROVA (Russia)
Associate Professor of International Law, The Russian State University of Justice
The Law-making Factors of Family Law and Their Role for the International Unifcation of Family Law.

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH H. AGUILING-PANGALANGAN (Philippines)
Professor of Law, University of the Philippines College of Law
Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Family Law Matters.

PROF. ENRIQUE DE LA CRUZ (Philippines) (Chair)
Professional Lecturer, Faculty of Civil Law, Pontifcal University of Sto. Tomas Law School


Panel 5C
International Criminal Law: Asian Challenges and Trajectories

Confirmed Speakers

DR. SIMEON P. SUNGI (Kenya)
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, United States International University-Africa
Contributions to International Criminal Law Jurisprudence: Lessons from African Cases.

DR. MEGUMI TSUJITA OCHI (Japan)
Senior Research Fellow, Hyogo Earthquake Memorial 21st Century Research Institute, and Visiting Researcher, Osaka University
Pragmatic Approach to the General Principles of International Criminal Law?: The Role of Asian Laws.

MR. GILBERT T. ANDRES (Philippines)
Professorial Lecturer, Lyceum Philippines University College of Law & Deputy Executive Director, Center for International Law, Member, AsianSIL
Inciting to Commit International Crimes: A Robust Criterion to Determine the Delicate Balance between Freedom of Expression and the Potential Criminalization of Online Violent Extremism in the Southeast Asian Context

H.E. JUDGE RAUL C. PANGALANGAN (Chair)
International Criminal Court


Panel 5D
International Economic Law: Mechanisms in the Asian Experience

Confirmed Speakers

DR. SEKINE, TAKEMASA (Japan)
Professor, NUCB Business School Graduate School of Management Nagoya Aichi
Is it Time to Develop a Regional or Asian Trade Dispute Settlement Mechanism?

MR. AVIN TIWARI (India)
Ph.D. Cand., Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology
Legal Regime for Cross-border M&A’s in Asean Countries & India: A Comparative Analysis & Review.

MR. LEONID SHMATENKO & MS. ANASTASIIA DULSKA
Lawyers, LALIVE S.A. (Geneva, Switzerland) / Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (Geneva, Switzerland)
EU’s Permanent Investment Court in its Free Trade Agreements with Japan, Vietnam and Singapore – the Future for Asian FTAs?

MS. JACQUELINE WANG (China)
Ph.D. Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Macau
Is Individual Consent A King to Protect Personal Data? Response from China’s Personal Information Standard Compared to The European Union General Data Protection Regulation?

DR. NARTNIRUN JUNNGAM (Chair)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University


Panel 5E
The Future/s of International Tribunals from the Asian Perspective

Confirmed Speakers

PROF. ALEXANDR SVETLICINII (China)
Associate Professor, University of Macau, Faculty of Law
State-Owned Enterprises under ASEAN Regional Competition Policy: Lessons from the European Competition Network.

MR. JONATHAN PAMPOLINA (Philippines)
Counsel, Financial Integrity Group of the International Monetary Fund
Corruption and State-Owned Enterprises: Lessons Learned?

MS. ANNA LOREM RAMOS (Philippines)
Counsel, World Bank Group Sanctions Board Secretariat
Is the Asian Way Hindering Development? Examining the Case Law of the World Bank Group Sanctions Boar.

DR. MIRAZ DAULENOV (Chair)
Professor, School of Law, Kazguu University, Kazakhstan


Panel 5F
(Human Rights Interest Group Panel) | Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century: Some Dimensions and Facets

Confirmed Speakers

PROF. JOSE-MANUEL BARRETO (Colombia)
Visiting Lecturer, Universidad de los Andes
Decolonizing Human Rights: Epistemological and Historical Paths.

DR. YOG UPADHYAY (UK)
Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University Faculty of Law
Human Rights from South Asian Perspective.

MR. ALAN McNEIL (USA)
Of Counsel, Cameron Sutherland PLLC
Encountering Consumer Law and Human Rights in the Age of Corporate Imperialism.

PROFESSOR BORHAN UDDIN KHAN
Professor of Law, Department of Law, University of Dhaka
Adjunct Professor, Department of Law,Independent University, Bangladesh
Religious Freedom in South Asia: Implications for Minorities.

PROFESSOR UPENDRA DEV ACHARYA (Chair)
Professor of International Law, Gonzaga University School of Law

02:50 PM
COFFEE BREAK

03:05 PM
CONCLUDING PLENARY SESSION

“From Commonalities and Divergences – International Law in Asia and its Contestable Future/s?”


Confirmed Speakers

Dean Merlin M. Magallona

Professorial Lecturer in International Law, Former Dean, University of the Philippines College of Law

Dr. Aniruddha Rajput

Member and Chair, Drafting Committee, 69th Session, International Law Commission

PROFESSOR LILIANA OBREGÓN TARAZONA
Professor of International Law, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Professor Nikolas M. Rajkovic

Professor and Chair of International Law, Tilburg University, Netherlands

Professor Vera Rusinova

Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, National Research University Higher School of
Economics, Moscow, Russia

PROFESSOR UPENDRA DEV ACHARYA (Chair)
Professor of International Law, Gonzaga University School of Law

04:25 PM
AWARDING OF PRIZES

THE PAIK CHOONG-HYUN PRIZE
THE AJIL YOUNG SCHOLAR PRIZE
ASIANSIL 7TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE JUNIOR SCHOLAR BEST PAPER AWARD


CLOSING REMARKS AND TURNOVER

HON. H. HARRY L. ROQUE, JR.
President, Asian Society of International Law

05:00 PM
7th ASIANSIL GENERAL MEETING | Members Only

06:00 PM
21st ASIANSIL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING | Members Only

07:30 PM
CLOSING DINNER & FELLOWSHIP NIGHT

with Cultural Performances sponsored by the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines and Rockaoke with the Powerhouse Band