The inaugural Joint ANZSIL-Asian Society of International Law Conference will be take place in Sydney on 25 and 26 October 2012.  The theme of the conference, International Law and Justice, will be explored by a wide array of speakers from Australasia, Asia and beyond, in a series of panels over the two days. The details of the conference can be found at:

The Conference will bring together participants from five continents to discuss topical issues relating to the broad theme of international law and justice. Most simply, to what extent can international law be an instrument of justice? Do we all share a common perception of justice and how does justice at an international level relate to other goals such as peace, equality, or development? Has the expansion of international law enhanced international justice and if so, for whom? To what extent has international law embraced the concept of intergenerational justice? The list of thematic panels, to be supplemented by a number of plenary sessions, appears below.

Among the distinguished members of the AsianSIL  who will be speaking on the program or attending the conference are Judge Xue Hanqin, judge of the International Court oanf Justice, Ambassador Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large, Singapore; Professor V S Mani , President of the Asian Society of International Law ; Professors Onuma Yasuaki, Ramesh Thakur and Ago Shinichi, as well as many leading international law scholars and practitioners from Australia and New Zealand.

Registration (early bird registration closes on 25 September 2012). To register, please click here Registration.

The current draft program for the conference is available by clicking here Program.

If you have any queries, please contact the Conference secretariat by email:


  • International dispute resolution
  • International criminal law and justice
  • International financial, economic and investment law
  • International legal theory and justice
  • International law in a rising Asia
  • Regionalism and diversity in theory and practice
  • International regimes: gaps, rights and regulation
  • Private international law
  • International environmental law
  • Transnational criminal law
  • International human rights
  • International law and security
  • Movement of people across borders and international law
  • Law of the sea

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