Asian Yearbook of International Law, Volume 25 (2019)


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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 in Asian studies.

The 2019 edition is the Yearbook's 25th volume. To commemorate this achievement, this volume has two reflective articles: the first article presents the history of DILA and its flagship publication, this Yearbook; and the second article provides an overview of the Yearbook's State Practice section beginning with volume 1 to volume 24.
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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

Special Feature: 30 Years and 25 Volumes – DILA and the Asian Yearbook of International Law

DILA at 30: A Personal Reflection
Kevin Y.L. Tan

A Panoramic Review of the State Practice Section in the Asian Yearbook of International Law
Seryon Lee


The Asian Contribution to the Development of International Law: Focusing on the ReCAAP
Makoto Seta

Vietnam’s Experiences with International Investment Agreements Governance: Issues and Solutions
Tran Viet Dung

The Right of Access to Port and the Impact of Historic Fishing Rights
Arron N. Honniball

The Amendment of Anti-corruption Law in Indonesia: The Contribution to the Development of International Anti-corruption Law
Ratna Juwita

Challenges in Ensuring the Rights of Vietnamese Migrant Workers in the Globalization Context – The Two Sides of the Development Process
Nguyen Thi Hong Yen

Legal Materials

Participation in Multilateral Treaties
Karin Arts

State Practice of Asian Countries in International Law
Sumaiya Khair (Bangladesh)
V.G. Hegde (India)
Kanami Ishibashi (Japan)
Buhm-Suk Baek (Korea)
Amritha V. Shenoy and Ravi Prakash Vyas (Nepal)
Jay L. Batongbacal (Philippines)
Elisabeth Liang, Ong Kye Jing, Rachel Tan Xi’en (Singapore)
Kitti Jayangakula (Thailand)
Tran Viet Dung (Vietnam)

State Practice Notes on Korea
Chang Hun Cho
Daehun Kim
Min Jae Shin


Book Review
Seokwoo Lee

International Law in Asia: A Bibliographic Survey – 2019
Sharad Sharma

DILA Events

2019 DILA 30th Anniversary International Conference and 2019 DILA Academy & Workshop
Seokwoo Lee and Hee Eun Lee
All interested in International Law and Asian Law.
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