名古屋大学法政国際教育協力研究センター
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The ASEAN Community and People Mobility: Impacts, Challenges & Prospects
December 16 (Saturday)13:00~17:35
December 17 (Sunday) 10:00~16:30
 
Date and Time

December 16 (Saturday) 13:00~17:35, 17 (Sunday) 10:00~16:30

Venue

Asian Community Forum, Nagoya University Asian Legal Exchange Plaza (2F)
 

Organizing Institution

Nagoya University Graduate School of Law and Center for Asian Legal Exchange (CALE)

Supporting Organization

Asia Crime Prevention Foundation Nagoya Branch

Language

English / Japanese (simultaneous interpretation available)

 

 

The ASEAN Community puts strong emphasis on the importance of people mobility to promote sustainable connectivity in the region. Although the Master Plans on ASEAN Connectivity adopted in 2010 and 2016 respectively single out coordination of visa procedures, facilitation of the movement of skilled labors and harmonization of certification standards for some professional skills to be among the important priorities for strengthening people mobility in the region, there are also other important aspects of people mobility which may have strong economic and social impacts on sustainable connectivity within the Community.
This symposium brings together experts from the selected countries in ASEAN, Japan and neighboring Asian countries to discuss about current legal and practical issues related to people mobility within ASEAN and, to the necessary extent, within the greater East Asian region. The discussions are not confined to issues raised in the Master Plans but also seek to examine issues of a broader spectrum which may have significant impacts and constitute challenges to the easing of people mobility under the current regional frameworks. As far as possible, speakers are also encouraged, but not required, to look into any possible solutions.
One important objective of the symposium is to provide an overview of the legal landscape in the region related to people mobility under the ASEAN Community framework. In the process of reviewing the details, the papers will not only discuss about the factual issues and challenges facing the selected jurisdictions, but also examine the national and/or regional/multilateral legal responses to some of the common problems in the region, in order to reflect on the current status of legal harmonization in building an ASEAN Community through the promotion of people mobility.
The Conference will be organized into four sessions. The first three will examine the current status and challenges facing the issues of migrant workers, who may include not only skilled labors but also unskilled labors; marriage migration which is an important part of people mobility involving countries in the ASEAN Community and beyond, but which has yet to be examined carefully and analytically from statistical, legal and other perspectives; and thirdly, human trafficking or trafficking in persons which is closely related to the issue of people mobility in a negative way. The fourth session will then examine the different forms of collective responses, particularly by countries inside ASEAN. But the discussions are not necessarily confined to the ASEAN perspective only. It seeks to solicit for broader substantive coverage to reflect also the experience and collaborative roles of ASEAN’s East Asian dialogue partners in coping with these issues.
At the end of the conference, a brief panel discussion will enable lively exchange of views about the challenges facing regional and other forms of multilateral actions regarding people mobility in the region and some thoughts about the way forward.  


 
Program >
Day 1: Dec.16 (Sat):

13:00-13:15 

Opening and Introduction

13:15-15:30

Session 1: The Regional Labor Market and People Mobility – Current Situations and Challenges

The changing regional labor market and its implications for intra-regional migrants; legal and social issues related to migrant workers; some country reports (Vietnam, Thailand, etc)

Moderator: Kuong Teilee (Associate Professor, CALE, Nagoya University)

13:15-13:45 

”The Regional Labor Market and People Mobility in Thailand”

Panthip Pruksacholavit,

Lecturer, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

13:45-14:15 

”The Regional Labor Market and People Mobility in Vietnam”

Doan Thi Phuong Diep,

Lecturer, University of Economics and Law, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

14:15-14:45 

”ASEAN's Policy Challenges and Japan in Labour Migration”

Yamada Miwa, JETRO-IDE, Japan

14:45-15:30 

Discussions

15:30-15:50

Break

15:50-17:35

Session 2: International Marriage and People Mobility – Issues and Implications

Legal and other issues related to international marriage and their implications for ASEAN countries; international marriage within and involving countries in the region (country reports)

Moderator: Ito Hiroko (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University)

15:50-16:20 

”International Marriage and People Mobility in ASEAN countries”

Brenda S.A. Yeoh,

Professor, National University of Singapore

16:20-16:50

”International Marriage and People Mobility in East Asia – The Case of

Marriage Migrants in South Korea”

Kim Hyun Mee, Professor, Yonsei University, South Korea

16:50-17:35

Discussions

 


 
Day 2: Dec.17 (Sun):
 

10:00-11:45

Session 3: The Problem of Human Trafficking and Coping with the Risks

Current situation of human trafficking in the region/selected countries; criminalizing human trafficking and protecting the victims in selected countries (the Philippines, Cambodia)

Moderator: Takeda Hiroko (Professor, CALE, Nagoya University)

10:00-10:30

”Countering Human Trafficking in the Philippines”

Emerito Enginco, Dean and Professor, De La Salle University, the Philippines

10:30-11:00

”Countering Human Trafficking in Vietnam (TBC) ”

Nguyen Nguyet Minh, Program Specialist, UNODC, Hanoi, Vietnam

11:00-11:45

Discussions

11:45-13:30

Lunch break

13:30-16:30

Session 4: The Regional Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for People Mobility

ASEAN regional response to human trafficking; ASEAN frameworks for regulation and protection of migrant workers; ASEAN efforts to coordinate visa procedures

Moderator: Obata Kaoru (Director, CALE, Nagoya University)

13:30-14:00

”ASEAN Frameworks for Regulation and Protection of Migrant Workers”

Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Professor, Mahidol University, Thailand

14:00-14:30

”Regional Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Person”

Sebastian Boll, Regional Research Specialist, UN-ACT, Bangkok, Thailand

14:30-15:00

”Promoting People Mobility by the AIPA”

Isra Sunthornvut, Secretary-General, ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, Thailand

15:00-15:20

Break

15:20-15:40

Commentator 

Ago Shin-ichi, Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

15:40-16:30

Panel Discussions

Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Sebastian Boll, Isra Sunthornvut, Ago Shin-ichi, Kim

Hyun Mee, Emerito Enginco

 

主催:名古屋大学大学院法学研究科、名古屋大学法政国際教育協力研究センター(CALE)
助成:科学研究費補助金・基盤研究(A)「ASEAN経済共同体構築による加盟国法へのインパクト」