THE PHILIPPINES is set to host the most prestigious international law conference in Asia this year, which is expected to be attended by 400 delegates from the region. The 7th Asian Society for International Law (AsianSIL) Biennial Conference will be hold on Aug. 22 to 23, to be participated in by international law practitioners and other judicial figures in the public and private sector from the Asian region. AsianSIL is headed by former presidential spokesperson and humanitarian lawyer Harry L. Roque. The kick-off ceremony for the event was held Monday, coinciding with the re-launch of the Philippine Yearbook of International Law, a referential publication dedicated to international legal studies. Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, who led the ceremony, said the AsianSIL Biennial Conference “will benefit from the expertise not only of leading international law practitioners and teachers across the region, but also of the Asian judges of the International Court of Justice and other international judicial and arbitral bodies.”–Gillian M. Cortez