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8 Korean J. Int'l & Comp. L. 1 (2020)

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                   KOREAN JOURNAL  OF INTERNATIONAL           KJCL
 BRILL             AND COMPARATIVE  LAW  8 (2020) 1-36
 N IJ H O F F                                                 brill.com/kjic



 Asian   State  Practice of Domestic Implementation

 of International Law (ASP-DIIL)
A Preliminary Report


        Seokwoo Lee
        Inha University Law School, Korea
        leeseokwoo@inha.ac.kr

        Hee Eun Lee
        Handong International Law School, Korea
        hlee@handong.edu

        Kevin YL Tan
        Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore
        lawtylk@nus.edu.sg



1       Mission Statement

The common   narrative of contemporary Asia has often been in the context
of the political economy of rapid industrialization, or from the point of
view of international relations, in light of the global balance of power and Cold
War  fault lines. The dramatic economic growth of Asia - in particular Japan
and Korea during the latter half of the 20th century, and of China and India
this century - has been well documented and researched. Asia has also been
the focus of much study in relation to the geopolitical climate of the Cold War.
While economists and political scientists have contributed greatly to the study
of the region and its modern history, a frequently overlooked area of study is
the function and impact of international law on the relations of the countries
in the region. Indeed, we argue that international law has had an important if
somewhat  muted  role since it was introduced to the region by the West in the
i9th century. It has since taken on a more significant role in the post-Cold War
era reflecting the dynamism of the region and the prospects for establishing an
order based upon international legal principles.
   The growing importance of international law in Asia can largely be attrib-
uted to the forces of globalization that has animated the region in economic,
political, and cultural terms. It was not until the end of the Cold War and the


© KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV, LEIDEN, 2020 1 DOI:10.1163/22134484-12340129

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