Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online

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General Editor: Seokwoo Lee

Incorporating the work of numerous leading scholars, the Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online provides a detailed description of the practice and implementation of international law in various Asian states. The Encyclopedia covers the introduction of Western international law and the resulting shift from the older Asian order; the development of modern international law; and the impact that all of this has had on Asian states. Each jurisdiction included in the Encyclopedia follows a standard structure for the broadest comparative advantage and starts with a Country Snapshot (Date of Independence, Date of Admission to the United Nations, Geographical Size, Population, Demographic Information, Form of Government, System of Law), followed by a State Report Overview (Executive summary of state report, Key highlights of unique state practice).

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Author(s): Lee, Seokwoo
I would like to express my special thanks to all those involved with the Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia (EPILA). Their efforts have produced three regional volumes with 16 state volumes involving 286 contributors who drafted 1,078 headings encompassing over 3,000 pages and over a million words.I would also like to express my appreciation to Eon Kyung Park, Seryon Lee and Tea-Gil Kim, who are key members of the Development of International Law in Asia-Korea (DILA-KOREA), for their continuing assistance.I would be remiss if I also did not extend my gratitude …