Integrating the Asia-Pacific:

Why International Law Matters?

May 25-26, 2015; Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of ChinaThe 2015 International Law Association (ILA)-American Society of International Law (ASIL) Asia-Pacific Research Forum will take place from Monday, May 25 to Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Regent Taipei Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.

The theme of the Research Forum is “Integrating the Asia-Pacific: Why International Law Matters?” The Research Forum will provide a forum for academics, practitioners, and policy-makers to examine a wide range of international and transnational law issues confronting the Asia-Pacific.

The Research Forum is organized by the Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law - the Chinese (Taiwan) Branch of the ILA, in partnership with the ASIL Law in the Pacific Rim Region Interest Group and the Research Center for International Legal Studies, National Chengchi University.

Inquiries can be directed to the organizing committee at ila@nccu.edu.tw. We look forward to welcoming you to Taiwan!


Call for Papers is available here (submission deadline: January 20, 2015)


The tentative schedule of the Research Forum is as follows:

The tentative program is available here

The Research Forum Brochure is available here

President Ma Ying-jeou's Keynote Address is available here

The Research Forum Summary is available here


Registration Fees


Category of Participants

Early Bird Rates
(by and on April 1, 2015)

Regular Fees
(after April 1, 2015)

A: Paper Presenters and
Guest Speakers



B: ILA or ASIL Members
(as of April 1, 2015)



C: Non-ILA/ASIL Members




Logistical Information
Research Forum Venue

The Research Forum will take place at the Regent Taipei, which is located in the heart of Taipei’s most vital financial, shopping, entertainment and cultural districts. The hotel is 45 minutes from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport or 15 minutes from Taipei SongShan Airport by car, and just a five-minute walk from Chung Shan MRT station.


The Chinese name and address of the Regent Taipei are provided below, so that you may show them to taxi drivers:



The Regent Taipei: http://www.regenthotels.com/EN/Taipei



No. 3, Ln. 39, Sec. 2 ZhongShan N. Rd., Taipei 104, Taiwan



The Regent Taipei, also the Research Forum venue, will provide preferential rates for participants. The reservation form is available here (We recommend that a reservation be made by April 1, 2015).


For information on other hotels in Taipei City, please refer to: http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/m1.aspx?sNo=0000212&t=r


Visa to Taiwan

The nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa exemption program, which permits a duration of stay up to 90 days:Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,  Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., U.S.A. and Vatican City State.


The nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa exemption program, which permits a duration of stay up to 30 days:Australia, Malaysia, Singapore.


Detailed information is available at: http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=1443&ctNode=116&mp=2


Nationals of countries that are not listed above must apply for an entry visa in ROC (Taiwan) Embassies, Missions or Representative Offices: http://www.mofa.gov.tw/en/Content_List.aspx?n=D7B7F1B4196DD582



Most major airlines offer flights to Taiwan. You may wish to choose Taiwan-based airlines, China Airlines and Eva Air. The closest international airports to Taipei city are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Taipei SongShan Airport (for certain intra-Asia and cross-strait charter flights).


China Airlines: http://www.china-airlines.com/en/index.htm
Eva Air:http://www.evaair.com/en-us/index.html
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport:http://www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/Index/
Taipei SongShan Airport:http://www.tsa.gov.tw/tsa/en/home.aspx


Other Information

Taiwan’s unit of currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). The exchange rate is approximately NT$30 to USD$1. Foreign currency can be exchanged at airports, hotels and government-designated banks. As for weather conditions, the average day temperature is about 25 °C (77 °F) in Taipei in May. A light rain coat is advisable. For additional information, please refer to the following websites:



Taiwan: http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/
Introduction to the Republic of China:

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