ASIL was established in 1906. While our educational mission remains as central today as it was then, our programs have adapted to dramatic changes in international law, as both an expansive topic and an evolving professional discipline.
ASIL 2013 Theme: International Law in a Multipolar World
The 2013 conference will discuss: How will the international legal order evolve to reflect this new multipolar world? Will the international legal order undergo significant change as the global balance of power and influence shifts? Are there barriers preventing these actors from having a full voice in the international legal order? Can the major international organizations adapt adequately? Will new organizations emerge? How will human rights law, environmental law, trade law, the law of armed conflict, the law of the use of force, and other bodies of law reflect the interests and influence of a new set of actors? Are trends emerging already? How should the legal profession and nonlegal experts—in the fields of technology, finance, trade, climate science, armed conflict, and arms control—respond?
During the 2013 ASIL Annual Meeting we will address these questions and discuss the evolution of international law in a multipolar world.
Featured Books at this Event
Cosmopolitan Justice and its Discontents pursues a reflection upon the institutional orders designed to ensure respect for the rule of law, human rights, and social justice. The majority of literature on cosmopolitanism tends to be oriented in sociology, political science or philosophy, and is...
Published September 30th 2012 by Routledge
Elements of Genocide provides an authoritative evaluation of the current perception of the crime, as it appears in the decisions of judicial authorities, the writings of the foremost academic experts in the field, and in the texts of Commission Reports. Genocide constitutes one of the most...
Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge
The Role of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law
This book includes a set of studies and reflections that have emerged since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Encompassing a number of human rights, such as the right to environmental protection, the right to humanitarian aid, and the right to democratic governance,...
Published January 26th 2011 by Routledge
A Comparative Study of Institutional and Legislative Frameworks
Series: Routledge Research in International Environmental Law
This book looks at environmental governance in both Asia and Europe and offers a comparative analysis of the two regions in order to provide a better understanding of the concept of ‘environmental governance’ and its status in Europe and Asia. The book assesses the legislative, institutional and...
Published November 11th 2012 by Routledge
The Law and Economics of International Investment Agreements
Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law
This book presents original research that examines the growth of international investment agreements as a means to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and considers how this affects the ability of capital-importing countries to pursue their development goals. The hope of countries signing such...
Published November 27th 2012 by Routledge