NOTE: This webinar starts at 9 pm Eastern Standard Time on 1/22/23 (10 am Hong Kong Time, 1/23/23)
“At each stage in human history, more complex levels of integration become not only possible, but necessary… The demands of the present moment are pushing existing structures for facilitating deliberations among nations, as well as systems of conflict resolution beyond their capacity…” – A Governance Befitting, BIC
While significant progress has been made toward advancing global order, “…recent events demonstrate that current arrangements are no longer sufficient … Integration and coordination must… be extended further…” (A Governance Befitting, BIC) This webinar examines the implications of the emergence of regional centres associated with global institutions in expanding state engagement in global law making. Drawing on findings from her most recent book, Forming Transnational Dispute Settlement Norms: Soft Law and the Role of UNCITRAL’s Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (Edward Elgar, 2021), this webinar explores the role of decentralized law making in the East Asian region and prospects for deepening global cooperation.
More details on Shala Ali (University of Hong Kong website)