Asian Yearbook of International Law, Volume 26 (2020)


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Launched in 1991, the Asian Yearbook of International Law is a major internationally-refereed yearbook dedicated to international legal issues as seen primarily from an Asian perspective. It is published under the auspices of the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA) in collaboration with DILA-Korea, the Secretariat of DILA, in South Korea. When it was launched, the Yearbook was the first publication of its kind, edited by a team of leading international law scholars from across Asia. It provides a forum for the publication of articles in the field of international law and other Asian international legal topics.

The objectives of the Yearbook are two-fold: First, to promote research, study and writing in the field of international law in Asia; and second, to provide an intellectual platform for the discussion and dissemination of Asian views and practices on contemporary international legal issues.

Each volume of the Yearbook contains articles and shorter notes; a section on Asian state practice; an overview of the Asian states’ participation in multilateral treaties and succinct analysis of recent international legal developments in Asia; a bibliography that provides information on books, articles, notes, and other materials dealing with international law in Asia; as well as book reviews. This publication is important for anyone working on international law and international relations.
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Seokwoo Lee, D.Phil. (2001), Oxford, is Professor of Public International Law at Inha University Law School, Incheon, Korea. He is General Editor of Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia (EPILA) and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy (APJOLP).

Hee Eun Lee, J.D. (1999), Syracuse; LL.M (2002), NYU, is Associate Dean and Professor of Law at Handong International Law School, Pohang, Korea.
Editorial Note
Seokwoo Lee and Hee Eun Lee


Korea: From Norm Taker to Norm Maker in International Law
Seokwoo Lee and Hee Eun Lee

Building an Agreement on Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction: What Are the Positions of Asian States?
Le Thi Anh Dao and Vu Quoc Tuan

Legal Materials

Participation in Multilateral Treaties
Karin Arts

Note on the State Practice Section

State Practice of Asian Countries in International Law
Sumaiya Khair (Bangladesh)
Sergey Sayapin (Central Asia)
R Rajesh Babu and Sujith Koonan (India)
Arie Afriansyah, Akbar Kurnia, Gregorius Sri Nurhartanto, I Made Budi Arsika, M. Reza Syariffudin Zaki, Siti Halimah Indrani Anwar and Rehulina Sri Wartini (Indonesia)
Vahid Rezadoost, Seyed Hossein Sadat Meidani, Abdollah Abedini, Mahin Sobhani, Pouria Askari, Katayoun Hosseinnejad, Nasim Zargarinejad, Amir Maghami, Ali Mashhadi, Mojtaba Asghrian and Khalil Rouzegari Agbalag (Iran)
Kanami Ishibashi (Japan)
Buhm-Suk Baek (Korea)
Mary George (Malaysia)
J. Battogtokh, B. Sosorbaram, Baasankhuu G, and Baigal Enkh-Amgalan (Mongolia)
Pranjali Kanel and Anusha Kharel (Nepal)
Rommel J. Casis, Celeste Ruth L. Cembrano-Mallari, Michael T. Tiu, Jr., Jacqueline F. Espenilla, Joan Paula A. Deveraturda and Cecilia Therese T. Guiao (Philippines)
Tara M. Davenport (Singapore)
Wendy Wan Chun Ho and Dustin Kuan-Hsiung Wang (Taiwan)
Kitti Jayangakula, Pataramon Satarak and Nattawat Krittayanawat (Thailand)
Trinh Hai Yen, Ton Nu Thanh Binh and Hoang Thi Ngoc Anh (Vietnam)


Book Review
Bruno Savoie

International Law in Asia: A Bibliographic Survey – 2020
Sharad Sharma

DILA Events

2020 DILA International Conference and 2020 DILA Academy & Workshop
Seokwoo Lee and Hee Eun Lee
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