During this Summer Program, we have hosted two academic salons——“Introduction to the Legal System of Your Country/Region” and “Research and Practice in International Law”, which attracted numerous students to participate in, including domestic students and foreign students. Besides, Professor Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, Judge Owada and Judge Crawford have listened closely to the participants’presentation.
In the first academic salon, the participants have showed us diverse and characteristiclegal culture in different countries and regions. Participants from Germany, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Philippine and several other countries made a brief introduction about their country’s or region’s constitution, court system, legal education and the relationship between domestic law and international law. What’s more, participants from China made an interesting speech about gambling.
In the second academic salon, participants have shared their opinion about several different aspects of International law. Many participants showed their concern about human rights in international law, especially about the rights of refugee, and a couple of them presented their paper. Take the Bangladeshi participant for example, whose paper’s topic was “Sordid Tale of Rohingya Refugee and the Threatened Principle ofNon-refoulement ”. Besides, the participant from Turkey shared his view on recent development and challenges of Polar law, and the participants from China made presentations about “the International Legal Issue on Cyberattack”, “Application ofInternational Law in China”, “Information Reporting System of Foreign InvestmentLaw in China”, “Persistent Objector in Customary International Law”, “Commercial Arbitration in China”, and “the Right to Choose Applicable Law in International Arbitration” respectively.
The two academic salons are certainly a good forum for students to share and exchange their perspectives about colorful legal culture and International law.
(By Wang Han)