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.

 


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