CFP: Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Conference – Singapore

The 16th ASLI Conference will be held June 11-12, 2019 at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. The 2019 conference them is “The Rule of Law and the Role of Law in Asia”. Every country in Asia embraces the rule of law in theory, but differences sometimes emerge as to what it means in practice. Across the region, law has been a vital part of economic development, yet there is no supranational body comparable to the EU, the AU, or the OAS. Sub-regional bodies like ASEAN, SAARC, and the SCO have a more ambiguous connection to the rule of law in terms of their personality and their powers. At the national level, many jurisdictions manifest pluralism through the mix of indigenous, colonial, and national legal projects in the course of their history. We hope that the conference theme is specific enough to be thought-provoking, while also being general enough to encompass a wide range of offerings comparable to what we have seen in past ASLI forums. Under…

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