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International Law and Global Governance in Asia

By 07/05/2019April 29th, 2021No Comments
  1. International Law and Global Governance in Asia

The modern international legal order took true form in the aftermath of World War II with the creation of the United Nations and, shortly thereafter, all of the various organizations and treaties that underpin modern international law. While this order was primarily shaped by Western powers, the rules and law set by them has had a major impact on Asia and its development. With the onset of the Cold War, political economic development took several turns – toward communism, militarism, market capitalism – and law followed. But in the last 30 years, Asian regional organizations, legal agreements, and institutions have developed within that legal framework and led to a new approach to international organization that we call global governance. Transnational issues, ranging from climate change to maritime dispute settlement, all fall under this framework of progressive legal development and governance.

Main outlines:

  1. Common law practice in the context of Asian development
  2. China’s legal practice in Asian community
  3. Ocean, energy law in Euro-Asia practice
  4. Ocean resources and challenges to legal practice: Taiwan’s experience
  5. Sustainable fisheries and international law