The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari inaugurated the Fourth Biennial Conference of Asian Society of International Law on Asia and International Law in the Twenty-First Century: New Horizons on 14 November 2013. The Conference is hosted by the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL).
It is important to note that conflict between international law and national sovereignty is today the subject to vigorous debates and there is a growing trend towards judging a State’s domestic actions in the light of international law and standards.
The international law addresses issues such as trade and business, trans-national crimes, human trafficking, climate change, terrorism, cyber crime, corruption, torture, intellectual property rights, child rights, women’s rights, rights of the disabled, piracy and a host of other issues.
Objective of the Conference
The objective of the 4th Biennial Conference of the ASIL is to provide a vibrant platform for meaningful interaction and exchange among scholars and practitioners in the field of international law in order to promote better understanding of international legal issues and to comprehend the emerging trends.
Theme of the Conference
The theme of this Conference: Asia and International Law in the Twenty-first Century: New Horizons is appropriate and timely. The topics chosen are relevant and reflective of changing times and perceptions.