TRILA Malaysia Workshop 2021 (via Zoom)

Invitation to Participate

Note: this workshop is limited to scholars and practitioners from Malaysia

About the workshop

The NUS Centre for International Law and the Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya are delighted to host an online workshop via Zoom from 3 to 5 March 2021, 2.00 – 5.30 pm MYT on ‘Teaching and Researching International Law in Asia (TRILA)’. This workshop is the fifth — following Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Indonesia — in the series of country-specific programmes that are part of the ‘TRILA on the Road’. These programmes are intended to advance the agenda set in the 2018 TRILA Singapore Conference, the outcome of which is now contained in the 2020 TRILA Project Report. As a project, TRILA aims to change the historical condition in which Asian societies only played a relatively minor role, ie, as rule-taker rather than rule-maker, in the making of modern international law. To change this condition, it is imperative for Asian scholars, practitioners, officials and diplomats to be highly skilled and knowledgeable in understanding and shaping a continuously changing international law environment.

Building on the tradition of past TRILA conferences and country-specific workshops, TRILA Malaysia Workshop will be exploring the following issues in a local context:

  1. Challenges in the teaching of international law in Malaysia especially in this time of pandemic, and some effective teaching methods and techniques.
  2. Creation of syllabus or course outline in international law.
  3. Challenges in researching international law in Malaysia and ASEAN.
  4. Tools for international law research, and practical suggestions on writing an article, note and academic blog.
  5. Publication processes of top international law journals.



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 30. Applicants must register their interest here and submit the following:

  • CV or resume, and
  • A brief statement as to why he or she wishes to participate in TRILA Malaysia Workshop.

Deadline for the submission of application is extended until 20 February 2021. Successful applicants will be informed by e-mail on 24 February 2021 (tentative). Electronic certificates will be issued to all participants, provided they are present for all three days.

Format of the discussion

TRILA workshops 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.

We recommend you have a draft article with you as general suggestions made in our discussions may help with its revision.


Should you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Mr Amiel Ian Valdez ( and Mr Muhammad Hameedullah Md Asri (