The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the First Asian Conference on Politics, Economics and Law (ACPEL), to be held from November 21 – 24 2013 in the great city of Osaka, Japan.
Political Governance, Legal Structures and Economic Sustainability
Come to the inaugural ACPEL 2013, to engage in challenging interdisciplinary discussion centering on the latest ideas and research finding in Politics, Economics and Law. This year’s Conference sessions will be wide-ranging, covering both policy and research. It will bring together experts and leaders from the academic and business world to address key contemporary issues in these social sciences, by both reflecting on the recent past, and looking forward; to exchange ideas, and share research findings in the exciting environment of Osaka, Japan.
This year’s theme invites scholars from their different research backgrounds and from a variety of disciplinary approaches, to look at the conference theme of trust, and its role in the relations between individuals, communities, and societies, to include questions of government, and governance in both the public and private sphere, and the role trust plays in the creation of a sustainable future.
ABMC/ACPEL Keynote Speaker
Professor Yozo Yokota is an internationally renowned jurist and diplomat, who hasextensively advised the United Nations, most notably as their special rapporteur on Myanmar. He is currently President of the Japanese Center for Human Rights.
ACPEL 2013 encourages submissions within Politics, Economics and Law, and across a variety of related disciplines and fields. The following themes have been suggested by the programme advisers for your consideration:
Politics Streams ℗
- Political Participation and Representation
- Governance, Institutions and Public Policy
- Gender, Sexuality and Politics
- Political Economy, Welfare and Labour
- International Governance, Conflict and Development
- Political Theory
- Human Rights
- Social Movements
Economics Streams (E)
Streams arranged under the JEL codes
Interdisciplinary Streams (ID)
- Interdisciplinary Law, Economics and Politics
- Interdisciplinary Law and Politics
- Interdisciplinary Law and Economics
- Interdisciplinary Politics and Economics
Law Streams (L)
Civil Law and the Court
Including: Torts, Equity and Succession, Court Management, Judicial Administration, Civil Procedure, and Civil Litigation
International Law: Contemporary Issues and Solutions
Including: Public International Law, Laws of Armed Conflict and International Humanitarian Law, Law of International Trade, Legal Issues in International Development, The Law of the Sea, International Treaties and Conventions, United Nations Charter, Globalisation and Governance, Terrorism and International Law, The Law of the World Trade Organisation, Indigenous Peoples and International Law, Private International Law, International Trade Law, and Refugee and Asylum Law
Corporate and Commercial Law
Including: Regulatory Regimes and the Global Economy, Creditors’ Remedies and Consumer Protection, Revenue Law, Commercial Transactions, Competition Law, Insurance Law, Corporate Governance in Context: Legal and Ethical Issues, Sports and Media Law, Corporate Governance and Directors Duties, Shareholders’ Remedies, International Business Law, Issues in Commercial Law, Issues in Corporate Law, Corporate Entities, Revenue Law, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law, The Law of Contracts
Law of Human Rights and Social Justice
Including: Access to Justice, Restorative Justice, Race, Gender, Sexuality and the Law, Asian and Pacific Indigenous Peoples, Women and the Law, Relationship Property Issues in Family Law, Comparative Child and Family Law, International Legal Issues of Child Access and Custody, Legal Action and Research for Communities and Sustainability, Contemporary International Indigenous Issues, Reconciliation and Indigeneity, Indigenous Governance, Indigenous Land Law, Family Law, The Law of Restitution, Customary Law and Indigenous Peoples Rights, National and International Human Rights Law, Intersectionalities: Gender, Race, Sexuality and the Law, Immigration and Refugee Law, and Feminist Legal Theory
Public Law and Policy
Including: Public Policy, Comparative Law in the Asia Pacific Region, Issues in Constitutional Law, Issues in Public Law, Judicial Review, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law
Dispute Resolution: Contemporary Approaches
Including: Arbitration and Litigation, Mediation: Law, Principles and Practice, Managing Conflict and Consensus, Negotiation and Mediation, and Issues in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Law of Intellectual Property, Information and New Technologies
Including: Cyberlaw, Law and New Technologies, Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology and the Law, and Legal Issues in the control and Access to Information
Laws of Health and Medicine
Including: Health and Safety Law, Medical Law, Disability Law, Laws of Accident Compensation, and Mental Health Law
Labour and Employment Law
Including: International Industrial Relations and Labour Law, Legal Issues in the Globalized Workplace, and Employment Law
Criminal Justice Policy and Law
Including: Criminal Law, Advocacy, Transnational Criminal Law, Sentencing: Rehabilitation and Punishment, and the Law of Evidence.
Legal Theory, Methodology and Ideology
Including: Legal Research, Theory and Methods in an Asian Context, Jurisprudence, Issues in Private Law, Applied Legal Theory, Issues of Legal Practice, and Legal Ethics
Banking, Securities and Finance Law
Including: International Securities Regulation, Banking Law, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure, Corporate Securities and Finance Law
Environmental and Resource Management Law
Including: Water Law, Land Law, Energy Law, Mineral Resource Law, Mining and Petroleum Law, International Environmental Law, Environmental Regulation and Reform, Issues in Development, Asian Environmental Law in a Global Perspective, and Resource Management Law
Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the planned IAFOR Journal of Politics, Economics and Law.
ABMC 2013 Sister Conference
ACPEL 2013 will be held alongside the Fourth Asian Business and Management Conference (ABMC 2013), and registrants for either conference will be given the opportunity to attend sessions in the parallel event at no extra charge.