Dear Members and Friends,
Warmest greetings to all of you!
I wish to draw your attention to the 5th Biennial Asian Society of International Law Conference to be held in Bangkok between 26-27 November 2015. The theme of our biennial conference this year is “International Law and the Changing Economic & Political Landscape in Asia” to reflect the various recent developments in our Asian region both politically and economically that would require reappraisals, reconsiderations, new legal dimensions, and profound understanding.
The conference is intended to cover as many aspects of all these changes insofar as we, as lawyers in the region as well as our lawyer friends from outside the region, should need to get accustomed to in order to assist our works and our jobs in our respective capacity. These should include, for instance, the legal aspects on regional economic integration and cooperation, investment, free trade areas, financial cooperation, commercial arbitration, international intellectual property protection, international taxation, political and social integration and cooperation, transnational crimes, international humanitarian law, international adjudication, dispute resolutions, legal impacts on the environment and energy, and impacts on the legal dimension of doing business in various parts of our Asian region. I am certain that this year biennial conference will provide great opportunities for everyone involved in any dimension of these changes to benefit from the exchanges of ideas, to reinforce their comprehension of the changes, learn from each other’s experiences, and enhance their capacity to cope with any legal aspect of these changes.
As the incumbent President of the Asian Society of International Law 2014-2015, I wish to personally invite all of you to Bangkok and take part in our 2015 conference.
In addition, Bangkok will also host the Asian Society of International Law Inter-Sessional Conference under the theme “The Rule of Law and Development Nexus: A New Deal for Asia?” on 4-5 June 2015. This Inter-Sessional Conference is supported by the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) under the auspices of HRH Princess Bhajara Kitiyabha. The conference will address such issues as the rule of law and sustainable development, international law on organized crime and drug control, protection of women and children, the rule of law and justice reform, and ASEAN integration. All members of Asian Society of International Law and friends are most welcome to apply to attend this very timely inter-sessional conference.
I shall look forward to welcoming all of you both in June and November. I am sure you will find the vibrant city of Bangkok and the depth and usefulness of both conferences more than worthwhile to make your trip to Thailand this year. Further information can be found in this website.
Thank you very much for your attention.
Professor Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai
President of the Asian Society of International Law 2014-2015