Category: TRILA, Conferences

TRILA Philippines 2021 (on Zoom)

Invitation to Participate

Note: this workshop is limited to scholars and practitioners from The Philippines

About the workshop

The NUS Centre for International Law, Philippine Society of International Law and Philippine Association of Law Schools  are delighted to host an online Conference via Zoom from 1 to 3 July 2021 on ‘Teaching and Researching International Law in Asia (TRILA)’. This conference is the seventh — following CambodiaSri LankaMyanmarIndonesia, Malaysia, and Viet Nam— in the series of country-specific programmes that are part of the ‘TRILA on the Road’ initiative. 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 foster the development of Asian scholars, practitioners, officials and diplomats who are highly knowledgeable and skilled in international law and its operations in a continuously changing global environment. More broadly, it seeks in this way to change the historical condition in which Asian societies only played a relatively minor role, i.e., as rule-taker rather than rule-maker, in the making of modern international law.

The TRILA Philippines Conference aims to:

  • Discuss the challenges and issues in international law teaching and researching in The Philippines and how to address gaps in the teaching of international law
  • Explore and discuss topics including teaching materials and methods, forms of assessment, and formulating an international law syllabus
  • Present an example of teaching a Law of the Sea course, and discuss The Philippines’ practices on treaties.
  • Discuss writing for publication, research methods, varieties of scholarship, and writing Philippine topics within the framework of international literature or writing international law topics in general.
  • Serve as a platform for selected young Filipino scholars to present their current research projects.

Speakers and Moderators

Registration of interest

Registration is now closed.

This Conference is free and by selection only. To enable a greater degree of engagement between the speakers and the participants, the maximum number of participants will be limited.

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

Submission of abstracts and application for selection as presenters

The call for abstracts is now closed.

As part of the Conference, a Junior Scholar Workshop will be held for scholars who:

  • wish to present their works in progress; or
  • wish to present their completed draft papers.

For those who applied to present a completed draft paper, if selected, you will be required to submit at a later date a draft paper of at least 4,000 words.

The organisers welcome research works relating to all topics of international law.

Key Dates

o on or before 25 June: successful and unsuccessful applicants to Junior Scholars’ Workshop will be informed by e-mail. Unsuccessful applicants are automatically accepted as non-presenter participants. Hence, they do not need to register again. They can still participate in TRILA Philippines Conference.
o on or before 26 June: non-presenter participants will be informed by e-mail,

Format of the discussion

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

TRILA events follow a bottom-up approach. We want the Conference 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 (