Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Slobodian: Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism

Quinn Slobodian (Wellesley College - History) has published Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism (Harvard Univ. Press 2018). Here's the abstract:
Neoliberals hate the state. Or do they? In the first intellectual history of neoliberal globalism, Quinn Slobodian follows a group of thinkers from the ashes of the Habsburg Empire to the creation of the World Trade Organization to show that neoliberalism emerged less to shrink government and abolish regulations than to redeploy them at a global level. Slobodian begins in Austria in the 1920s. Empires were dissolving and nationalism, socialism, and democratic self-determination threatened the stability of the global capitalist system. In response, Austrian intellectuals called for a new way of organizing the world. But they and their successors in academia and government, from such famous economists as Friedrich Hayek and Ludwig von Mises to influential but lesser-known figures such as Wilhelm Röpke and Michael Heilperin, did not propose a regime of laissez-faire. Rather they used states and global institutions—the League of Nations, the European Court of Justice, the World Trade Organization, and international investment law—to insulate the markets against sovereign states, political change, and turbulent democratic demands for greater equality and social justice. Far from discarding the regulatory state, neoliberals wanted to harness it to their grand project of protecting capitalism on a global scale. It was a project, Slobodian shows, that changed the world, but that was also undermined time and again by the inequality, relentless change, and social injustice that accompanied it.

Schill, Tams, & Hofmann: International Investment Law and History

Stephan W. Schill (Univ. of Amsterdam - Law), Christian J. Tams (Univ. of Glasgow - Law), & Rainer Hofmann (Univ. of Frankfurt - Law) have published International Investment Law and History (Edward Elgar Publishing 2018). Contents include:
  • Stephan W. Schill, Christian J. Tams & Rainer Hofmann, International investment law and history: An introduction
  • Andreas Kulick, Narrating narratives of international investment law: History and epistemic forces
  • Jason Yackee, The first investor-state arbitration? The Suez Canal dispute of 1864 and some reflections on the historiography of international investment law
  • Heather Bray, Understanding change: Evolution from international claims commissions to investment treaty arbitration
  • Kate Miles, History and international law: Method and mechanism ‑ empire and ‘usual’ rupture
  • Jörg Kammerhofer, The challenges of history in international investment law: A view from legal theory
  • Mona Pinchis-Paulsen, Resolving challenges to historical research: Developing a project to define fair and equitable treatment
  • Jean Ho Qing Ying, The evolution of contractual protection in international law: Accessing diplomatic archives, discovering diplomatic practice, and constructing diplomatic history
  • Yuliya Chernykh, The gust of wind: The unknown role of Sir Elihu Lauterpacht in the drafting of the Abs-Shawcross Draft Convention
  • Taylor St. John, Enriching law with political history: A case study on the creation of the ICSID Convention
  • Muin Boase, A genealogy of censurable conduct: Antecedents for an international minimum standard of investor conduct

Conference: The Parisian Peace Treaties (1919-1920) and the Emergence of Modern International Law

The Institute for the History of International Law@Tilburg and the Department of Roman Law and Legal History of the University of Leuven, under the auspices of the Journal of the History of International Law, have organized a conference on "The Parisian Peace Treaties (1919-1920) and the Emergence of Modern International Law," to take place May 17, 2018, at Tilburg University. The program is here. Registration is here.

New Issue: International Review of the Red Cross

The latest issue of the International Review of the Red Cross (Vol. 98, no. 903, December 2016) is out. The theme is: "Detention: Addressing the human cost." Contents include:
  • Vincent Bernard, Out of Sight, out of Mind? Exposing the human cost of detention
  • Interview with Abdoulaye Kaka: General of the Police and Head of the Central Counterterrorism Agency in Niger
  • Roger Mayou, Prisoners’ objects: The collection of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
  • Andrew Coyle, Catherine Heard, & Helen Fair, Current trends and practices in the use of imprisonment
  • Megan Comfort, Tasseli McKay, Justin Landwehr, Erin Kennedy, Christine Lindquist, & Anupa Bir, The costs of incarceration for families of prisoners
  • Andrew Thompson, “Restoring hope where all hope was lost”: Nelson Mandela, the ICRC and the protection of political detainees in apartheid South Africa
  • Vincent Ballon, Overcrowding: Nobody's fault? When some struggle to survive waiting for everyone to take responsibility
  • Roy Panti Valenzuela, Glimmers of hope: A report on the Philippine Criminal Justice System
  • Julio César Magán Zevallos, Overcrowding in the Peruvian prison system
  • Jonathan Luke Austin & Riccardo Bocco, Becoming a torturer: Towards a global ergonomics of care
  • Paul Hathazy & Markus-Michael Müller, The crisis of detention and the politics of denial in Latin America
  • Rachael Bedard, Lia Metzger, & Brie Williams, Ageing prisoners: An introduction to geriatric health-care challenges in correctional facilities
  • Tilman Rodenhäuser, Strengthening IHL protecting persons deprived of their liberty: Main aspects of the consultations and discussions since 2011
  • Zelalem Mogessie Teferra, National security and the right to liberty in armed conflict: The legality and limits of security detention in international humanitarian law
  • Thomas Forster, International humanitarian law's old questions and new perspectives: On what law has got to do with armed conflict
  • Djemila Carron, When is a conflict international? Time for new control tests in IHL

Kolb: The UN Security Council Members' Responsibility to Protect: A Legal Analysis

Andreas S. Kolb has published The UN Security Council Members' Responsibility to Protect: A Legal Analysis (Springer 2018). Here's the abstract:
This book examines the hard legal core, if any, of the “Responsibility to Protect (R2P)” concept with regard to the commitment to take collective action through the UN Security Council. It addresses the question of whether public international law establishes a duty on the part of the individual Security Council members to collectively take the necessary action to prevent atrocities (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing). To this end, it offers an interpretation of provisions in multilateral conventions, such as the undertaking to prevent genocide in Article 1 of the Genocide Convention and the undertaking to ensure respect for the Geneva Conventions in common Article 1 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, analyses the UN Charter framework for Security Council action, and explores whether the recognition of the international responsibility to protect has prompted the emergence of a new norm for general international law.

Kaul & Jha: Shifting Horizons of Public International Law: A South Asian Perspective

J.L. Kaul (Univ. of Delhi - Law) & Anupam Jha (Univ. of Delhi - Law) have published Shifting Horizons of Public International Law: A South Asian Perspective (Springer 2018). Contents include:
  • J.L. Kaul & Anupam Jha, Changing Horizons of International Law: A South Asian Perspective
  • Anupam Jha, Ujjwala Sakhalkar, & Brijesh Kumar Singh, UN Security Council: South Asian Perspective and Challenges Ahead
  • Uday Shankar, Socio-Economic Rights in South Asia
  • Shashi Kumar, Indigenous People in South Asia and International Law
  • Bipin Kumar, Regional Trade in South Asia: An International Legal Analysis
  • Divesh Kaul, The Conundrums of Trade Barriers in Preferential Trading: Prospects from SAARC
  • Stellina Jolly, A Legal Analysis of Linking Human Right Approach to Access to Water and Sharing of Trans-Boundary Rivers in South Asia
  • Vinai Kumar Singh, UNCLOS Dispute Settlement System and India
  • Raju Prasad Chapagai & Pankaj Kumar Karn, Accountability for Conflict-Era Human Rights Violations in Nepal: An Appraisal of Strategic Human Rights Litigation
  • Muthukuda A. Dona Shiroma Jeeva S. Niriella, Contribution to Peace and Security in the World: Sri Lankan Perspective
  • M. Zahurul Haque, International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) (Bangladesh): The Issues of Fairness and Transparency
  • Madhu Bhatti, Rules of State Responsibility: A South Asian Perspective
  • Anupam Jha, International Criminal Court: Baby Steps in South Asia
  • Leena Kumari & Anupam Jha, Privileges and Immunities of Diplomats and Consuls: South Asian Perspective
  • Vivek Sehrawat, Changing Horizons of Modern Weaponry in South Asia: A Legal Survey

Monday, February 19, 2018

Carty & Nijman: Morality and Responsibility of Rulers: European and Chinese Origins of a Rule of Law as Justice for World Order

Anthony Carty (Beijing Institute of Technology - Law) & Janne Nijman (Univ. of Amsterdam - Law) have published Morality and Responsibility of Rulers: European and Chinese Origins of a Rule of Law as Justice for World Order (Oxford Univ. Press 2018). Contents include:
  • Anthony Carty & Janne Nijman, Introduction: The Moral Responsibility of Rulers: Going Back Beyond the Liberal 'Rule of Law' for World Order
  • Joseph Canning, The Universal Rule of Law in the Thought of the Late Medieval Jurists of Roman and Canon Law
  • Susan Longfield Karr, 'The Law of Nations is Common to all Mankind': Jus gentium in Humanist Jurisprudence
  • Andrew RC Simpson, 'Cleare as is the Summers Sunne'? Scottish Perspectives on Legal Learning, Parliamentary Power and the English Royal Succession
  • Xavier Tubau, Humanism, the Bible, and Erasmus' Moral World Order
  • Anthony Pagden, Legislating for the 'Whole World that is, in a Sense, a Commonwealth': Conquest, Occupation, and the Obligation to 'Defend the Innocent'
  • Anthony Carty, Cardinal Richelieu between Vattel and Machiavelli
  • John Witte Jr., The Universal Rule of Natural Law and Written Constitutions in the Thought of Johannes Althusius
  • Christoph Stumpf, Hugo Grotius and the Universal Rule of Law
  • Peter Goodrich, Aquatopia: Lines of Amity and Laws of the Sea
  • Janne Nijman, A Universal Rule of Law for a Pluralist World Order: Leibniz's Universal Jurisprudence and his Praise of the Chinese Ruler
  • Aihe Wang, Moral Rulership and World Order in Ancient Chinese Cosmology
  • Chun-chieh Huang, 'Humane Governance' as the Moral Responsibility of Rulers in East Asian Confucian Political Philosophy
  • Hu Henan, Bridging the Western and Eastern Traditions: A Comparative Study of the Legal Thoughts of Hugo Grotius and Lao Zi
  • Emily Cheung & Maranatha Fung, The Hazards of Translating Wheaton's 'Elements of International Law' into Chinese: Cultures of World Order Lost in Translation
  • Tian Tao, Chinese Intellectuals' Discourse of International Law in the Late 19th Century and Early 20th Century
  • Patrick Sze-lok Leung & Anthony Carty, The Crisis of the Ryukyus 1877-1882: Confucian World Order Challenged and Defeated by Western/Japanese Imperial International Law
  • Anna Baka and Lucy Qi, Lost in Translation in the Sino-French War in Vietnam: From Western International Law to Confucian Legal Semantics: A Comparative-Critical Analysis of Chinese, French, and American Archives
  • Patrick Sze-Lok Keung & Bijun Xu, The Sino-Japanese War and the Collapse of the Qing and Confucian World Order in the Face of Japanese Imperialism and European Acquiescence
  • Jing Tan & Anthony Carty, Confucianism and Western International Law in 1900: Li Hongzhang and Sir Ernest Satow Compared: The Case Study of the Crisis of Russia in Manchuria 1900-1

Gasbarri: Beyond the Either/Or Paradigm in the Formation of Customary International Law by International Organizations

Lorenzo Gasbarri (Univ. College London) has posted Beyond the Either/Or Paradigm in the Formation of Customary International Law by International Organizations (in International Organizations and the Formation of Customary International Law, Jean d’Aspremont & Sufyan Droubi eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This paper proposes a theoretical framework for the role of international organizations in the formation of customary international law that rejects their traditional conceptualization as double-faced entities. Under this paradigm, organizations are either considered as fora for the development of the practice and the opinio iuris of States, or as independent actors that autonomously contribute to the formation of customary international law. The aim of the following pages is to describe an alternative framework to reconcile these two faces of the same coin. It will be shown that one approach does not exclude the other, and the adoption of one perspective is only motivated by specific purposes that do not rule out the relevance of the other view. The paper first describes the either/or paradigm in order to read the work of the International Law Commission and of the International Court of Justice. Later, it describes three ‘anomalies’ of this paradigm that concern the development of so-called ‘objective regimes’ (Section 3). Finally, section 4 builds a theoretical framework on the role of international organizations in the formation of customary international law that acknowledges their dual (and not double) nature.

Call for Papers: The EU and its Partners in Global Governance: Trade, Investment, Tax and Sustainable Development

The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies at KU Leuven have issued a call for papers for a conference on "The EU and its Partners in Global Governance: Trade, Investment, Tax and Sustainable Development," to take June 14-15, 2018, in Hong Kong. The call is here.

Conference: Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law

The 2018 Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law will take place April 17-21 in New York City. The program is here.

AJIL Unbound Symposium: Donaldson's "The Survival of the Secret Treaty"

AJIL Unbound has posted a symposium on Megan Donaldson's “The Survival of the Secret Treaty: Publicity, Secrecy, and Legality in the International Order.” The symposium includes an introduction by Ashley S. Deeks and contributions by Danae Azaria and Ashley S. Deeks.

Chandrasekhara Rao & Gautier: The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: Law, Practice and Procedure

P. Chandrasekhara Rao (formerly, Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea) & Philippe Gautier (Registrar, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea) have published The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: Law, Practice and Procedure (Edward Elgar Publishing 2018). Here's the abstract:
This authoritative guide to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea provides a timely assessment of its activities over the past two decades. P. Chandrasekhara Rao and Philippe Gautier’s comprehensive book delivers a detailed and extensive analysis of the Tribunal’s jurisdiction, the procedural rules governing cases before it and its contribution to the development of the law of the sea. Through a thorough examination of the Tribunal’s judicial practice, as well as referencing primary sources such as treaties and statutes, the authors demonstrate that the Tribunal has fulfilled the role entrusted to it by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Utilising a practice-orientated approach, this methodical analysis reveals that the Tribunal has successfully developed its own working methods in handling cases, whilst establishing itself as a judicial institution with the ability to discharge its functions efficiently and cost-effectively, and most importantly, determines that its jurisprudence has contributed to the development of a coherent and progressive interpretation of the law of the sea.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

New Issue: International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics

The latest issue of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (Vol. 18, no. 1, February 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Achieving 1.5 °C and Climate Justice
    • Kate Dooley, Joyeeta Gupta, & Anand Patwardhan, INEA editorial: Achieving 1.5 °C and climate justice
    • Joyeeta Gupta & Karin Arts, Achieving the 1.5 °C objective: just implementation through a right to (sustainable) development approach
    • Bård Lahn, In the light of equity and science: scientific expertise and climate justice after Paris
    • Jane A. Flegal & Aarti Gupta, Evoking equity as a rationale for solar geoengineering research? Scrutinizing emerging expert visions of equity
    • Turaj S. Faran & Lennart Olsson, Geoengineering: neither economical, nor ethical—a risk–reward nexus analysis of carbon dioxide removal
    • Kate Dooley & Sivan Kartha, Land-based negative emissions: risks for climate mitigation and impacts on sustainable development
    • Harald Winkler, Niklas Höhne, Guy Cunliffe, Takeshi Kuramochi, Amanda April, & Maria Jose de Villafranca Casas, Countries start to explain how their climate contributions are fair: more rigour needed
    • Christian Holz, Sivan Kartha, & Tom Athanasiou, Fairly sharing 1.5: national fair shares of a 1.5 °C-compliant global mitigation effort
    • Sander Chan, Paula Ellinger, & Oscar Widerberg, Exploring national and regional orchestration of non-state action for a < 1.5 °C world

New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. They were given by Roberta Lea Brilmayer on “Cultural Relativism: The Basic Problem and Some Complexities” and by Hélène Tigroudja on “La réparation des violations des droits de l'homme : pratique des organes régionaux et universels.”

New Issue: Revista Española de Derecho Internacional

The latest issue of the Revista Española de Derecho Internacional (Vol. 70, no. 1, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Estudios
    • Teresa Fajardo del Castillo, El acuerdo de París sobre el cambio climático: sus aportaciones al desarrollo progresivo del Derecho internacional y las consecuencias de la retirada de los Estados Unidos
    • Sergio Salinas Alcega, El acuerdo de París de diciembre de 2015: la sustitución del multilateralismo por la multipolaridad en la cooperación climática internacional
    • Mª J. Cervell Hortal, Sobre la doctrina «unwilling or unable state» (¿podría el fin justificar los medios?)
    • Pilar Jiménez Blanco, La ejecución forzosa de las resoluciones judiciales en el marco de los reglamentos europeos
    • Asier Garrido Muñoz, Los requisitos procesales en serio: la existencia de una «controversia internacional» en la jurisprudencia de la Corte Internacional de Justicia
    • Beatriz Campuzano Díaz, La derogatio fori en la Ley Orgánica del Poder Judicial
    • María Jesús Elvira Benayas, Transposición al ordenamiento español de la Directiva 2014/60/ue sobre restitución de bienes que hayan salido de forma ilegal de un Estado miembro mediante la Ley 1/2017
    • Montserrat Pintado Lobato, Hacia una teoría china de las relaciones internacionales. Evolución, proyectos teóricos y pertinencia práctica
  • Foro. La perspectiva China del Derecho Internacional
    • Paolo Davide Farah, La perspectiva china del Derecho internacionalElisa Manuel Montobbio, Teoría de las Relaciones Internacionales y ascenso global de China
  • Foro. El Reglamento europeo de insolvencia en España
    • Ángel Espiniella Menéndez, El nuevo Reglamento europeo de insolvencia y la propuesta de texto refundido de la ley concursal: encuentros y desencuentros
    • Elisa Torralba Mendiola, El Reglamento sobre procedimientos de insolvencia y su aplicación en España: algunas adaptaciones necesarias

New Issue: Journal du Droit International

The latest issue of the Journal du Droit International ("Clunet") (Vol. 145, no. 1, Janvier-Février-Mars 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Doctrine
    • Jean-Sylvestre Bergé, Contextualisation et circulation des situations : approche modale des phénomènes de gestation pour autrui à l’étranger
    • Béatrice Parance & Elise Groulx, Regards croisés sur le devoir de vigilance et le duty of care
    • Carine Brière, La codification du droit international privé monégasque
  • Variétés
    • Omar Kafi-Cherrat, La class action s’approche : à propos de la reconnaissance en Belgique des class action settlements américaines (Aff. Lernout & Hauspie)

Pitts: Boundaries of the International: Law and Empire

Jennifer Pitts (Univ. of Chicago - Political Science) has published Boundaries of the International: Law and Empire (Harvard Univ. Press 2018). Here's the abstract:

It is commonly believed that international law originated in relations among European states that respected one another as free and equal. In fact, as Jennifer Pitts shows, international law was forged at least as much through Europeans’ domineering relations with non-European states and empires, leaving a legacy still visible in the unequal structures of today’s international order.

Pitts focuses on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the great age of imperial expansion, as European intellectuals and administrators worked to establish and justify laws to govern emerging relationships with non-Europeans. Relying on military and commercial dominance, European powers dictated their own terms on the basis of their own norms and interests. Despite claims that the law of nations was a universal system rooted in the values of equality and reciprocity, the laws that came to govern the world were parochial and deeply entangled in imperialism. Legal authorities, including Emer de Vattel, John Westlake, and Henry Wheaton, were key figures in these developments. But ordinary diplomats, colonial administrators, and journalists played their part too, as did some of the greatest political thinkers of the time, among them Montesquieu and John Stuart Mill.

Against this growing consensus, however, dissident voices as prominent as Edmund Burke insisted that European states had extensive legal obligations abroad that ought not to be ignored. These critics, Pitts shows, provide valuable resources for scrutiny of the political, economic, and legal inequalities that continue to afflict global affairs.

New Issue: Human Rights Law Review

The latest issue of the Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Tara L Van Ho & Mohammed K Alshaleel, The Mutual Fund Industry and the Protection of Human Rights
  • Jastine C Barrett, Balancing Pragmatism and Principle: UNICEF, Child Rights and Child Génocidaires
  • Peter Cumper & Tom Lewis, Empathy and Human Rights: The Case of Religious Dress
  • Koen Lemmens, ‘Irreligious’ Cartoons and Freedom of Expression: A Critical Reassessment
  • Noam Peleg, Marginalisation by the Court: The Case of Roma Children and the European Court of Human Rights
  • Lisa Grans, The Istanbul Convention and the Positive Obligation to Prevent Violence
  • Sarah Trotter, ‘Living Together’, ‘Learning Together’, and ‘Swimming Together’: Osmanoğlu and Kocabaş v Switzerland (2017) and the Construction of Collective Life
  • Salvatore Caserta, The Contribution of the Caribbean Court of Justice to the Development of Human and Fundamental Rights

Saturday, February 17, 2018

New Issue: American Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the American Journal of International Law (Vol. 111, no. 4, October 2017) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Kevin A. Baumert, The Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf Under Customary International Law
    • Simon Batifort & J. Benton Heath, The New Debate on the Interpretation of MFN Clauses in Investment Treaties: Putting the Brakes on Multilateralization
  • Notes and Comments
    • Stephan W. Schill, MFN Clauses as Bilateral Commitments to Multilateralism: A Reply to Simon Batifort and J. Benton Heath
    • Theodor Meron, Shakespeare: A Dove, a Hawk, or Simply a Humanist?
    • John K. Veroneau & Catherine H. Gibson, Presidential Tariff Authority
  • Current Developments
    • Sean D. Murphy, Crimes Against Humanity and Other Topics: The Sixty-Ninth Session of the International Law Commission
  • International Decisions
    • Menaka Guruswamy, Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Ret'd) and Anr v. Union of India and Ors
    • Diego Mejía-Lemos, Advisory Opinion OC-22/16
    • Manuel J. Ventura, Prosecutor v. Al-Bashir
  • Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law
    • Kristina Daugirdas & Julian Davis Mortenson, Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law
  • Recent Books on International Law
    • Monica Hakimi, The Theory and Practice at the Intersection Between Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
    • Peter H. Sand, reviewing International Climate Change Law, by Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, and Lavanya Rajamani
    • Lucy Reed, reviewing Questions of Jurisdiction and Admissibility Before International Courts, by Yuval Shany
    • Stephen M. Schwebel, reviewing Building International Investment Law: The First 50 Years of ICSID, edited by Meg Kinnear, Geraldine R. Fischer, Jara Mínguez Almeida, Luisa Fernanda Torres, and Mairée Uran Bidegain
    • Antony Anghie, reviewing International Law and Its Discontents: Confronting Crises, edited by Barbara Stark

New Issue: Asian Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Asian Journal of International Law (Vol. 8, no. 1, January 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Symposium on the South China Sea Arbitration
    • M.C.W. Pinto, Arbitration of the Philippine Claim Against China
    • Xinmin Ma, Merits Award Relating to Historic Rights in the South China Sea Arbitration: An Appraisal
    • Seokwoo Lee & Leonardo Bernard, South China Sea Arbitration and its Application to Dokdo
    • Hao Duy Phan & Lan Ngoc Nguyen, The South China Sea Arbitration: Bindingness, Finality, and Compliance with UNCLOS Dispute Settlement Decisions
    • Douglas Guilfoyle, The South China Sea Award: How Should We Read the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea?
    • Diane A. Desierto, Enforcement Options and Paths to Compliance: Disputants and Global Stakeholders in Philippines v. China
    • Tara Davenport, Island-Building in the South China Sea: Legality and Limits
  • Articles
    • Lan Ngoc Nguyen, The UNCLOS Dispute Settlement System: What Role Can It Play in Resolving Maritime Disputes in Asia?
    • Gabrielle Simm, Disaster Response in Southeast Asia: The ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Response and Emergency Management
    • Rebecca Barber, Legal Preparedness for the Facilitation of International Humanitarian Assistance in the Aftermath of Vanuatu’s Cyclone Pam
    • Felicity Gerry, Thomas Harré, Nathalina Naibaho, Julia Muraszkiewicz, & Neil Boister, Is the Law an Ass When It Comes to Mules? How Indonesia Can Lead a New Global Approach to Treating Drug Traffickers as Human Trafficked Victims
    • Jaya Anil Kumar, The Impact of Human Trafficking in ASEAN: Singapore as a Case-Study
    • Anupam Jha, The Law on Trafficking in Persons: The Quest for an Effective Model
    • Ranyta Yusran, The ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons: A Preliminary Assessment

Friday, February 16, 2018

New Issue: European Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 28, no. 4, November 2017) is out. Contents include:
  • Editorial
    • JHHW, Je Suis Achbita!; The Trump Jerusalem Declaration and the Rule of Unintended Consequences; 10 Good Reads; A propos Book Reviewing; EJIL Roll of Honour; In This Issue
  • Articles
    • Catherine O’Rourke, Feminist Strategy in International Law: Understanding Its Legal, Normative and Political Dimensions
    • Anthony Reeves, Liability to International Prosecution: The Nature of Universal Jurisdiction
  • Focus: Responsibility
    • Luke Glanville, The Responsibility to Protect beyond Borders in the Law of Nature and Nations
    • Sandesh Sivakumaran, Extrapolation, Analogy, and Form: the Emergence of an International Law of Disaster Relief
    • Jan Klabbers, Reflections on Role Responsibility: The Responsibility of International Organisations for Failing to Act
  • New Voices: A Selection from the Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law
    • Neha Jain, Radical Dissents in International Criminal Trials
    • Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne, Rights under International Humanitarian Law
    • Cheah W.L., The Curious Case of Singapore’s BIA Desertion Trials: War Crimes, Projects of Empire, and the Rule of Law
  • Afterword: Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Her Critics
    • Yuval Shany, Plurality as a Form of (Mis)management of International Dispute Settlement: Afterword to Laurence Boisson de Chazournes’ Foreword
    • Thomas Streinz, Winners and Losers of the Plurality of International Courts and Tribunals: Afterword to Laurence Boisson de Chazournes’ Foreword
    • Veronika Bilkova, The Threads (or Threats?) of a Managerial Approach: Afterword to Laurence Boisson de Chazournes’ Foreword
    • Sergio Puig, Experimentalism, Destabilization, and Control in International Law: Afterword to Laurence Boisson de Chazournes’ Foreword
    • Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Plurality in the Fabric of International Courts and Tribunals: The Threads of a Managerial Approach – Fears and Anxieties: A Rejoinder
  • Roaming Charges
    • Moments of Dignity: Ash Wednesday, Bogotà Colombia
  • Experimental International Law - EJIL: Debate!
    • Yahli Shereshevsky & Tom Noah, Does Exposure to Preparatory Work Affect Treaty Interpretation? An Experimental Study on International Law Students and Experts
    • Jeffrey L. Dunoff & Mark A. Pollack, Experimenting with International Law: A Reader’s Guide
  • Critical Review of International Governance
    • Rebecca Schmidt, Protecting the Environment through Sports? Public-Private Cooperation for Regulatory Resources and International Law
  • Impressions
    • Onuma Yasuaki, Reading the Book that Makes One a Scholar
  • Review Essay
    • Julia Dehm, Authorizing Appropriation?: Law in Contested Forested Spaces
  • Literature Review
    • Christina Binder & Jane A. Hofbauer, Teaching International Human Rights Law: A Textbook Review
  • Book Reviews
    • Jacob Katz Cogan, reviewing Guy Fiti Sinclair, To Reform the World: International Organizations and the Making of Modern States
    • Michael A. Becker, reviewing Christian Henderson (ed.), Commissions of Inquiry: Problems and Prospects
    • Hannah Birkenkötter, reviewing Valentin Jeutner, Irresolvable Norm Conflicts in International Law: The Concept of a Legal Dilemma
  • The Last Page
    • Gregory Shaffer, Kathmandu

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Beneyto & Corti Varela: At the Origins of Modernity: Francisco de Vitoria and the Discovery of International Law

José María Beneyto & Justo Corti Varela have published At the Origins of Modernity: Francisco de Vitoria and the Discovery of International Law (Springer 2017). Contents include:
  • Anthony Pagden, Introduction: Francisco de Vitoria and the Origins of the Modern Global Order
  • Franco Todescan, From the “Imago Dei” to the “Bon Sauvage”: Francisco de Vitoria and the Natural Law School
  • Simona Langella, The Sovereignty of Law in the Works of Francisco de Vitoria
  • André Azevedo Alves, Vitoria, the Common Good and the Limits of Political Power
  • Andrew Fitzmaurice, The Problem of Eurocentrism in the Thought of Francisco de Vitoria
  • Yolanda Gamarra, On the Spanish Founding Father of Modern International Law: Camilo Barcia Trelles (1888–1977)
  • Mauro Mantovani, Francisco de Vitoria on the “Just War”: Brief Notes and Remarks
  • Francisco Castilla Urbano, Prevention and Intervention in Francisco de Vitoria’s Theory of the Just War
  • Jörg Alejandro Tellkamp, Francisco de Vitoria on Self-defence, Killing Innocents and the Limits of “Double Effect”
  • Pablo Zapatero Miguel, Francisco de Vitoria and the Postmodern Grand Critique of International Law
  • Johannes Thumfart, Francisco de Vitoria and the Nomos of the Code: The Digital Commons and Natural Law, Digital Communication as a Human Right, Just Cyber-Warfare

Bruno, Palombino, & Rossi: Migration and the Environment: Some Reflections on Current Legal Issues and Possible Ways Forward

Giovanni Carlo Bruno (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche), Fulvio Maria Palombino (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II - Law), & Valentina Rossi (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) have published Migration and the Environment: Some Reflections on Current Legal Issues and Possible Ways Forward (CNR edizioni 2017). Contents include:
  • Giovanni Carlo Bruno, Fulvio Maria Palombino, & Valentina Rossi, Preface
  • Mariana Ferolla Vallandro do Valle, Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other: the Inefficiency of Recognizing Refugee Status to Environmentally Displaced Persons
  • Fulvia Staiano, State Responsibility for Climate Change under the UNFCCC Regime: Challenges and Opportunities for Prevention and Redress
  • Giuseppe Morgese, Environmental Migrants and the EU Immigration and Asylum Law: Is There any Chance for Protection?
  • Giovanni Sciaccaluga, Sudden-Onset Disasters, Human Displacement, and the Temporary Protection Directive: Space for a Promising Relationship?
  • Maria Vittoria Zecca, The Protection of “Environmental Refugees” in Regional Contexts
  • Ana Carolina Barbosa Pereira Matos, Tarin Cristino Frota Mont’Alverne, The UN Ocean Conference and the Low-Lying States Situation: Would the UN SD Goal 14 Suffice to Avoid a Migratory Emergency?
  • Patrycja Magdalena Zgoła, The Nansen Initiative and the Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative: New Frameworks for more Effective Migrants Protection

New Issue: International Theory

The latest issue of International Theory (Vol. 10, no. 1, March 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Stefano Recchia, Should humanitarian interveners promote democracy after genocide?
  • Tobias Lenz, Frame diffusion and institutional choice in regional economic cooperation
  • Jonathan Joseph & Milja Kurki, The limits of practice: why realism can complement IR’s practice turn
  • Andreas H. Hvidsten & Kjersti Skarstad, The challenge of human rights for peace research
  • Maria Leek & Viacheslav Morozov, Identity beyond othering: crisis and the politics of decision in the EU’s involvement in Libya

Peters: Los Méritos Del Constitucionalismo Global (The Merits of Global Constitutionalism)

Anne Peters (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law) has posted Los Méritos Del Constitucionalismo Global (The Merits of Global Constitutionalism) (Revista Derecho del Estado, No. 40, Enero-Junio 2018). Here's the abstract:

Spanish Abstract: El constitucionalismo global es una agenda que identifica y defiende la aplicación de principios constitucionalistas en la esfera jurídica internacional. La constitucionalización global supone la aparición gradual de unas características constitucionalistas en el derecho internacional. Las críticas del constitucionalismo global tienden a dudar de la realidad empírica de la constitucionalización, lo que lleva a preguntarse por el valor analítico del constitucionalismo como aproximación académica y a preocuparse por que el discurso pueda ser normativamente peligroso al ser anti pluralista, por crear artificialmente una falsa legitimidad y por prometer unos fines políticos surreales. El presente artículo aborda estas objeciones. Se argumenta que la constitucionalización global podría compensar los déficits constitucionalistas a nivel nacional por la globalización inducida; que una lectura constitucionalista del derecho internacional podría servir como una herramienta hermenéutica, y que el vocabulario constitucionalista destapa los déficits de legitimidad del derecho internacional ofreciendo soluciones. El constitucionalismo global tiene entonces un verdadero y necesario potencial crítico y responsabilizador.

English Abstract: Global constitutionalism is an agenda that identifies and advocates for the application of constitutionalist principles in the international legal sphere. Global constitutionalization is the gradual emergence of constitutionalist features in international law. Critics of global constitutionalism doubt the empirical reality of constitutionalization, call into question the analytic value of constitutionalism as an academic approach, and fear that the discourse is normatively dangerous because it is anti-pluralist, artificially creates a false legitimacy, and promises an unrealistic end of politics. This article addresses these objections. I argue that global constitutionalization is likely to compensate for globalization induced constitutionalist deficits on the national level, that a constitutionalist reading of international law can serve as a hermeneutic device, and that the constitutionalist vocabulary uncovers legitimacy deficits of international law and suggests remedies. Global constitutionalism, therefore, has a responsibilizing and much-needed critical potential.