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Editor: Seokwoo Lee
Although there is general acknowledgement of the great variety of cultures among Asian countries, strong themes of familiarity, mutual understanding, coherence and solidarity persists among them as a result of the numerous mutual cultural and religious contacts and interconnections that developed over the course of centuries. The examination of international law and its application in Asia can reveal the shared history of the continent, but also its unique development in each Asian state:

Incorporating the work of numerous leading scholars, the Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia provides a detailed description of the practice and implementation of international law in various Asian states. The Encyclopedia covers the introduction of Western international law; the resulting shift from Asian international law and the development of international law; and the impact that all of this has had on Asian states.

Offered online and as a three-volume print set – Northeast Asia, Central and South Asia and Southeast Asia - this reference work is a valuable resource for all those interested in the historical development, implementation, and application of international law in Asia.

Each jurisdiction included in the Encyclopedia follows a standard structure for the broadest comparative advantage:

- Country Snapshot: Date of Independence, Date of Admission to the United Nations, Geographical Size, Population, Demographic Information, Form of Government, System of Law
- State Report Overview: Executive summary of state report, Key highlights of unique state practice
- Headings:

THE STATE IN INTERNATIONAL LAW
History and Theoretical Approach of [The State] in International Law
Statehood & Sovereignty
Territory & Jurisdiction
Sovereign/State Immunity
State Responsibility
Relationship between International & Domestic Law

INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS
Treaties
Diplomatic & Consular Relations
International & Regional Organisations
Individuals & Non-State Actors
International Relations & Cooperation
Settlement of Disputes

PARTICULAR INTERNATIONAL LAW SUBJECTS
International Economic Law
International Environmental Law
Law of the Sea
Air Law & Law of Outer Space
Human Rights
International Humanitarian Law
International Criminal Law
Use or Threat of Force
Developing A Contextualized Approach to Address Recurring Problems in the Context of Facts and Evidence
Author: Torsten Stirner
This book provides a comparative assessment of the procedural law governing facts and evidence with references to over 900 judgments and decisions of the European and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the UN Human Rights Committee. The book identifies underlying principles which govern the procedural law of these international human rights institutions. Based on the premise of a contextualized procedural law governing facts and evidence, the book analyzes where current approaches lack rationalization within the contextualization premise and offers solutions for persisting procedural problems relating to questions of subsidiarity in fact-finding, burden and standard of proof, as well as the admissibility and evaluation of evidence.
An International Human Rights Analysis
This book investigates the dynamics between international incitement prohibitions and international standards on freedom of religious speech, with a special focus on the potential incitement prohibitions for the protection of the rights of LGBT+ people. To that end, the book seeks to determine if and to what extent sexual orientation and gender identity are protected grounds under international anti-incitement law. Building on that analysis, the book also delves deeper into the particularly controversial and complex issue of religiously-motivated speech against LGBT+ people, a phenomenon engaging both religious speech rights and equality and other rights of LGBT+ people. Drawing on recent international law benchmarking in the area of incitement and complementing this with extensive comparative legal analysis, best practice lessons are presented on how to calibrate free religious expression and the protection of LGBT rights in the pluralist state. Among other findings, the present research rejects a sweeping a priori trump in the form of a ‘scripture defence’ against incitement charges, but rather recommends a context-based risk assessment of speech acts potentially affecting the rights of LGBT+ people.
Author: Mona Samadi
Mona Samadi examines the sources of gender differences within the Islamic legal tradition and describes how Islamic law entitles individuals to justice according to their status, abilities and potential. In the case of men and women's capabilities, the underlying principle is that they are entitled to the same rights, as long as their capabilities are the same. In the legal construction of women's status, women have been prescribed lacking the same abilities and capabilities as men. As such, their status and rights differ, justifying men to be the maintainers of women.

By presenting the historical development of women's status and how women's legal status is debated in contemporary Muslim societies, Mona Samadi convincingly provides various methods for facilitating change within the Islamic legal theory framework.
Author: Nathalie Rébé
In Artificial Intelligence: Robot Law, Policy and Ethics, Dr. Nathalie Rébé discusses the legal and contemporary issues in relation to creating conscious robots, and argues that AI’s physical and decision-making capacities to act on its own, means having to grant it a juridical personality.

The advancement in new technologies forces us to reconsider the role Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have in our society. Sectors such as education, transportation, jobs, sex, business, the military, medical and security will be particularly affected by the development of AI.

This book provides an analysis of cases and existing regulatory tools, which could be used by lawyers in future trials. Dr. Rébé also offers a new comprehensive framework to regulate Strong AI so that ‘it’ can safely live among humans.

This book is a response to two questions: first, should we ban or prohibit AI; and, secondly, if not, what should be the salient features of a legal or regulatory framework for AI?
Revisiting Jurisdiction in Investment Treaty Arbitration
Author: Relja Radović