Asia’s Ambivalence Towards International Law - A Conversation with Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law.
It is well known that Asian
countries are significantly under-represented in the
institutions of global governance, but Asia also
participates less in international organizations.
Only one-third of Asian countries have ratified the
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court,
for example, compared with three-quarters of the
rest of the world. Asian countries are also the
least likely to have accepted the jurisdiction of
the International Court of Justice or to have joined
the World Trade Organization.
In this video, Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, joins United Nations University Rector David M. Malone to discuss the past, present and future of Asian involvement in international law.