This bibliography provides information on books, articles, notes, and other materials dealing with international law in Asia, broadly defined. Only English language publications are listed. In the preparation of this bibliography, good use has been made of the list of acquisitions of the Peace Palace Library, the Washington & Lee University law journal rankings, as well as book reviews in journals of international law, Asian studies, and international affairs. Most of the materials can be listed under multiple categories, but to save space each item is listed under a single category. (Edited books however may appear more than once if multiple chapters from the book are listed under different categories). Readers are advised to refer to all categories relevant to their research.
The bibliography is limited to new materials published in 2015 or previously published materials that have updated editions in 2015. The headings used in this year’s bibliography are as follows:
States and statehood
Territory and jurisdiction
Seas and marine resources
Jus ad bellum and jus in bello
International criminal law and transnational crime
Peace and transitional justice
Human rights – General
Human rights – Institutions and Organizations
Nationality, migration and refugees
Colonialism and self determination
International economic and business law – General
WTO and trade
Cultural property and heritage
Private International law
Air and Space
2 States and Statehood
MohamadRahmatInternational Criminal Court in the Development of International Rule of Law: a Reflection of Asian-African Views in Charles Sampford and Ramesh Thakur Institutional Supports for the International Rule of Law (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group2015) 59–73.
5 Territory and Jurisdiction
CharlermpalanupapT.Review of theASEAN-China Declaration of the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea and Prospects of a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea: anASEANPerspective in Tran Truong Thuy and Le Thuy Trang (eds.)Power Law and Maritime Order in the South China Sea (2015) 37–48.
McCulloughShaunIn a Rising Sea of Uncertainty: A Call for a New International Convention to Safeguard the Human Rights of Citizens of Deterritorialized Asia-Pacific Small Island-States26 (1) Colorado Natural Resources Energy & Environmental Law Review109–138 (2015).
OralN.Law of the Sea, Naval Blockades, and Freedom of Navigation in the Aftermath of “Gaza Flotilla” Incident of 31 May 2010 in L. del Castillo (ed.)Law of the Sea from Grotius to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: Liber Amicorum Judge Hugo Caminos(2015) 356–376.
Pham LanDung and Nguyen NgocLanSome Legal Aspects of the Philippines-China Arbitration under AnnexVIIof the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in Tran Truong Thuy and Le Thuy Trang (eds.)Power Law and Maritime Order in the South China Sea (2015) 331–348.
PhanHao DuyInstitutional Design and Its Constraints: ExplainingASEAN’s Role in the Temple of Preah Vihear Dispute5 (1) Asian Journal of International Law7–15 (2015).
6 Seas and Marine Resources
7 Maritime Security
IwamotoS. and TogoK.Three Complementary, Simultaneous Approaches to Maritime Security in the East China Sea: International Law, Crisis Management, and Dialogue in Togo K. and Naidu G. (eds.)Building Confidence in East Asia: Maritime Conflicts Interdependence and Asian Identity Thinking (2015) 87–102.
Tran VietThai and NaiduG.V.C.The Maritime Security Environment in East Asia: The Need for Strengthening Maritime Regimes, Greater Cooperation, and Dialogues in Togo K. and Naidu G. (eds.)Building Confidence in East Asia: Maritime Conflicts Interdependence and Asian Identity Thinking (2015) 74–86.
8 Jus AD Bellum and Jus in Bello
9 International Criminal Law and Transnational Crime
10 Peace and Transitional Justice
13 Climate Change
15 Human Rights – General
16 Human Rights – Institutions and Organizations
17 Humanitarian Law
PhilipDianaHumanitarian Assistance and the Right to Water: anASEANRegion Perspective in Andrej Zwitter Christopher K. Lamont Hans-Joachim Heintze Joost Herman (Eds.)Humanitarian Action: Global Regional and Domestic Legal Responses(Cambridge University Press2015) 302–329.
18 Nationality, Migration and Refugees
DaviesSara E.The 1989 Comprehensive Plan of Action (CPA) and Refugee Policy in Southeast Asia: Twenty Years Forward What Has Changed? in Ademola Abass & Francesca Ippolito (Eds.)Regional Approaches to the Protection of Asylum Seekers: An International Legal Perspective (Ashgate Publishing2014) 325–346.
KneeboneSusanASEANand the Conceptualization of Refugee Protection in Southeastern Asian States in Ademola Abass & Francesca Ippolito (Eds.)Regional Approaches to the Protection of Asylum Seekers: An International Legal Perspective (Ashgate Publishing2014) 295–323.
LoperKelleyThe Protection of Asylum Seekers in East Asian State Parties to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and Its 1967 Protocol in Ademola Abass & Francesca Ippolito (Eds.)Regional Approaches to the Protection of Asylum Seekers: An International Legal Perspective (Ashgate Publishing2014) 347–376.
19 Colonialism and Self Determination
20 International Economic and Business Law – General
PaparinskisMartinsThe Schizophrenia of Countermeasures in International Economic Law: the Case of theASEANComprehensive Investment Agreement in C.L. Lim Bryan Mercurio (Eds.)International Economic Law after the Global Crisis: a Tale of Fragmented Disciplines (Cambridge University Press2015) 263–278.
21 wto and Trade
BrownRonald C.Asian andUSPerspectives on Labor Rights under International Trade Agreements Compared in Axel Marx Jan Wouters Glen Rayp Laura Beke (Eds.)Global Governance of Labour Rights : Assessing the Effectiveness of Transnational Public and Private Policy Initiatives(Edward Elgar Publishing2015).
GarciaMaria and MasselotAnnickThe Value of Gender Equality in EU-Asian Trade Policy: an Assessment of theEU’s Ability to implement its Own Legal Obligations in AnnikaBjörkdahlNataliaChabanJohnLeslieAnnickMasselot (Eds.) ImportingEUNorms : Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings (Springer2015) 191–209.
23 Intellectual Property
24 Cultural Property and Heritage
25 Dispute Settlement
27 Private International Law
28 Air and Space
Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Wollongong; Executive Editor, Asian Yearbook of International Law.