Category: TRILA

TRILA Central Asia Workshop 2022 – 𝘰𝘯 𝘡𝘰𝘰𝘮

Invitation to Participate

Note: this workshop is limited to scholars and practitioners from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan

The proceedings will be conducted in English.

About the workshop

In collaboration with KIMEP University, School of Law, the NUS Centre for International Law is pleased to bring the ‘Teaching and Researching International Law in Asia (TRILA)’ programme to Central Asian states–Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. TRILA Central Asia Workshop will be held online via Zoom on 21, 23, 25 February 2022, 2:00PM to 6:00PM Almaty time (please click here for the time zone converter).

The TRILA project aims to provide a forum wherein academics, students, and practitioners can share their experiences, discuss issues and challenges related to the teaching and research of international law, and provide guidance and suggested solutions to these issues and challenges. Through this forum, the TRILA project seeks to capacitate Asian scholars to be highly skilled and knowledgeable in international law, with the end goal of changing the historical condition in which Asia is seen as a rule-taker rather than a rule-maker in international law-making.

In particular, the discussions in TRILA Central Asia Workshop will revolve around the following themes:

  • Challenges in teaching and researching international law in Central Asia;
  • Common teaching methodologies in Central Asia, including those used in this time of pandemic;
  • Current trends in international law research, research-led teaching, integrating international and comparative perspectives into research, producing international law discourse outside of Europe, and researching tools;
  • Academic blogging, different types of publication, review process of international law journals, and introduction of the new Central Asian Yearbook of International Law and International Relations.


This workshop is free and by selection only. To enable a greater degree of engagement between the speakers and the participants, the maximum number of participants shall be limited to 50. Applicants must register through the online form below and submit the following:

  • CV or resume, and
  • a brief statement as to why he or she wishes to participate in TRILA Central Asia

Electronic certificates will be issued to participants who are present in the entire workshop.

Key Dates (extended)

  • 11 February: deadline for the submission of application
  • 15 February: successful applicants will be informed by e-mail.

Format of the discussion

To replicate as closely as possible the intimate setting of an in-person workshop, the format will be a Zoom call/meeting. Thus, participants are required to have their cameras on throughout.

TRILA events follow a bottom-up approach. We want the workshop to be interactive. To encourage exchange of ideas and better interaction, all participants are encouraged to raise their questions and comments through their cameras and microphones.


Should you have any questions, please send an e-mail to TRILA team (


TRILA Central Asia 2022

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