Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Call for Papers: EU Law, Trade Agreements, and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: Contemporary Challenges

A call for papers has been issued for the III LAwTTIP Joint Conference, which will be held March 21-22, 2019, in London. The theme is: "EU Law, Trade Agreements, and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: Contemporary Challenges." The call is here.

New Issue: Human Rights & International Legal Discourse

The latest issue of Human Rights & International Legal Discourse (Vol. 12, no. 2, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • E. Guntrip, International Investment Law in an Isolationist World: A Human Rights Perspective
  • C. Sim, Strategies for Addressing Human Rights Violations in Investment Arbitration. Substantive Principles and Procedural Solutions
  • F. Capone, A Reflection on the Transformative Potential of Reparations. The Approach of the Regional Human Rights Courts
  • L. Lyra Jubilut & A. Sanctis, Human Rights at the International Court of Justice: The Construction of a Conversation from Judges’ Individual Opinions

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 Patrícia Galvão Teles on “Obligations and Rights Erga Omnes in the case-law of the International Court of Justice” and Ki-Gab Park on “Lex Ferenda in International Law.”

Alvarez: Boundaries of Investment Arbitration

José E. Alvarez (New York Univ. - Law) has published Boundaries of Investment Arbitration (JurisNet 2018). Here's the abstract:
The Boundaries of Investment Arbitration analyses references to European human rights and WTO law in investor-state rulings, advances reasons for these resorts to “non-investment” law, and puts these “boundary crossings” in broader context. It enumerates the legal gateways for these “public law” references and considers what engagement with human rights and trade law tells us about the motivations of investor-state arbitrators, scholars, and civil society. Exploring when and how arbitrators or litigants reach into other international law regimes to interpret the content of international investment law says a great deal about what that law is—and is not.

Titi: The Evolution of Substantive Investment Protections in Recent Trade and Investment Treaties

Catharine Titi (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) has posted The Evolution of Substantive Investment Protections in Recent Trade and Investment Treaties. Here's the abstract:
Over the years, the substantive content of international investment agreements (IIAs) has shifted to reflect political change and to respond to lessons learnt in investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). With a focus on eight IIAs, selected with a view to geographical representativeness, this think piece explores substantive standards in recent treaty practice. It finds that new IIAs converge to a large extent with respect to their substantive standards. Old generation IIAs will probably remain dominant for some time as they represent the bulk of existing agreements. But there is a clear trend towards displacing them with the conclusion of new generation IIAs.

New Issue: Human Rights Law Review

The latest issue of the Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 18, no. 4, December 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Sandra Liebenberg, Participatory Justice in Social Rights Adjudication
  • Kay Wilson, The Call for the Abolition of Mental Health Law: The Challenges of Suicide, Accidental Death and the Equal Enjoyment of the Right to Life
  • Andrea Nicholson, Minh Dang & Zoe Trodd, A Full Freedom: Contemporary Survivors’ Definitions of Slavery
  • Laurens Lavrysen, Causation and Positive Obligations Under the ECHR: A Reply to Vladislava Stoyanova
  • Charilaos Nikolaidis, Unravelling the Knot of Equality and Privacy in the European Court of Human Rights and the US Supreme Court: From Isonomia to Isotimia
  • Mark Simpson, Assessing the Compliance of the United Kingdom’s Social Security System with its Obligations under the European Social Charter
  • Andrew Novak, The ‘Judicial Dialogue’ in Transnational Human Rights Litigation: Muruatetu & Anor v Republic and the Abolition of the Mandatory Death Penalty in Kenya

New Issue: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions

The latest issue of Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions (Vol. 24, no. 4, October-December 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • The Global Forum
    • Sung-Mi Kim, Sebastian Haug & Susan Harris Rimmer, Minilateralism Revisited: MIKTA as Slender Diplomacy in a Multiplex World
    • Conor Seyle & Roberta Spivak, Complexity Theory and Global Governance: Is More Different?
  • Articles
    • Marianne Beisheim & Nils Simon, Multistakeholder Partnerships for the SDGs: Actors’ Views on UN Metagovernance
    • Joseph G. Bock & Ziaul Haque, Getting a Sharper View of the Humanitarian Marketplace: Introducing Conduit Engagement Theory
    • Nicholas Chan, “Large Ocean States”: Sovereignty, Small Islands, and Marine Protected Areas in Global Oceans Governance
    • Joel E. Oestreich, The World Bank and the “Equity Agenda”: An Assessment After Ten (or So) Years
    • Jami Nelson-Nuñez & Elise Pizzi, Governance and Water Progress for the Rural Poor
    • Theresa Squatrito, The Democratizing Effects of Transnational Actors’ Access to International Courts
    • Valentina Carraro & Hortense Jongen, Leaving the Doors Open or Keeping Them Closed? The Impact of Transparency on the Authority of Peer Reviews in International Organizations

Deplano: The Riddle of Custom: General Assembly Resolutions

Rossana Deplano (Univ. of Leicester - Law) has posted The Riddle of Custom: General Assembly Resolutions (in International Organizations, Non-State Actors, and the Formation of Customary International Law, Sufyan Droubi & Jean d’Aspremont eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This chapter examines the role of resolutions in the International Law Commission (ILC) Conclusions on Identification of Customary International Law. The analysis unfolds along three lines of inquiry. The first one critically analyses the methodology devised by the ILC to ascertain the existence of a customary rule with a view to understanding how it works in the institutional setting of international organizations. The second one examines the definition of resolution contained in the Conclusions and compares it with the mainstream literature on the concept of resolution. The third one evaluates the practical implications of the ILC conclusions by using the resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly as a case study. An argument is made that the ILC Conclusions do not add either certainty or sophistication to the process of ascertaining customary rules, thus failing to provide authoritative guidance to practitioners in the field of international organizations’ practice.

New Volume: European Investment Law and Arbitration Review

The latest volume of the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review (Vol. 3, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Patrick Dumberry, State Succession to Multilateral Investment Treaties and the ICSID Convention
  • Christine Sim, Attributing Responsibility to International Organisations: Lessons from the EU–Singapore Investment Protection Agreement
  • Régis Bismuth, Screening the Commission’s Regulation Proposal Establishing a Framework for Screening FDI into the EU
  • Facundo Calvo, The Most Feasible Way Towards a Multilateral Investment Treaty
  • Matej Kosalko, (In)Genuinely Foreign Investment: A Survey of Nationality Requirements in Investment Disputes
  • Victoria Barausova, Slovak Republic v. Achmea from a Public International Law Perspective: Is State Consent to Arbitrate Under Intra-EU BITS Still Valid?
  • Giammarco Rao, The Withdrawal of a European State from the ECT in Light of the Achmea Case
  • Aesa Dey, Fábrica de Vidrios Los Andes, C.A. & Owens-Illinois de Venezuela, c.a. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, ICSID Case No. ARB/12/21, Award, 13 November 2017
  • Cees Verburg & Nikos Lavranos, Recent Awards in Spanish Renewable Energy Cases and the Potential Consequences of the Achmea Judgment for Intra-EU ECT Arbitrations
  • Antonia Cavedon & Simon Weber, Digging Deeper: Summary of the Hearing before the CJEU in the Achmea Case
  • Dorieke Overduin, Turning Tides: The Landmark Decision in the Achmea Case – The Ecosystem of EU Law Means the End of Intra-EU BITS
  • Anna Bilanová & Jaroslav Kudrna, Achmea: The End of Investment Arbitration as We Know It?
  • Anastasios Gourgourinis, After Achmea: Maintaining the EU Law Compatibility of Intra-EU BITS Through Treaty Interpretation
  • Charles N. Brower, Doomed to Failure: Why the EU Investment Court System is Destined to Fail Both Foreign Investors and Host States – 3rd Annual EFILA Conference Keynote
  • Katariina Särkänne, Report on the 3rd Annual EFILA Conference on Parallel States’ Obligations in Investor-State Arbitration
  • Christopher Greenwood, Most Favoured Nations Clauses in BITS – What is Their Real Purpose (and Their Real Effect)? – 3rd Annual EFILA Lecture

Murphy: Obligations of States in Disputed Areas of the Continental Shelf

Sean D. Murphy (George Washington Univ. - Law) has posted Obligations of States in Disputed Areas of the Continental Shelf (in New Knowledge and Changing Circumstances in the Law of the Sea, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
Normally, a coastal State has sovereign rights to explore and exploit the natural resources of the continental shelf appurtenant to its territory. In some situations, however, States have overlapping claims as to their continental shelves, which raises important issues as to how such States must conduct themselves prior to resolution of their dispute. This chapter advances eight basic rules that every State is expected to follow in such a situation. Inevitably, such rules are general in nature and will have variable effects when applied in context. Nevertheless, it is submitted that such rules provide importance guidance to States in upholding their overall duty to resolve disputes peacefully.

Monday, December 17, 2018

New Volume: Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law

The latest volume of the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (Vol. 21, 2017) is out. Contents include:
  • Ignacio Tredici & Renaud Galand, Holding to Account the Commission of International Crimes in the Central African Republic: The Establishment of the Special Criminal Court
  • Loris Marotti, Determining the Scope of the Local Remedies Rule in UNCLOS Disputes
  • Chie Sato, The UN and Its Agencies in the Development of Regulations on Management and Conservation of Fisheries: A Plurality of Initiatives but Questionable Coherence
  • Federica I. Paddeu, To Convene or Not to Convene? The Future Status of the Articles on State Responsibility: Recent Developments
  • Petra Minnerop, Taking the Paris Agreement Forward: Continuous Strategic Decision-making on Climate Action by the Meeting of the Parties
  • Stephanie Schlickewei, The Revision of the General Comment No. 1 on the Implementation of Art. 3 UNCAT’s Non-Refoulement Obligation in Light of the Use of Diplomatic Assurances
  • Rishi Gulati, An International Administrative Procedural Law of Fair Trial: Reality or Rhetoric?
  • Stephan F.H. Ollick, The European Union in the Mediterranean Sea: Navigating the Political-Legal Shallows
  • Nneka A. Okechukwu, Self-Determination and Democracy in Post-Conflict Africa: Moving from Procedure to Substance
  • Benjamin Baak Deng, Traditional Justice Methods and Their Possible Impact on Transitional Justice Models in South Sudan
  • Odysseas G. Repousis, State Succession and Devolution Agreements Revisited: A Note on Sanum v. Laos
  • Gaiane Nuridzhanian, Crimea in International Courts and Tribunals: Matters of Jurisdiction
  • Fozia Nazir Lone, The ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Model and Political Reform in Hong Kong: A TWAIL Approach
  • Till Patrik Holterhus, The History of the Rule of Law
  • Inga Witte, Interactions between International Investment Law and Constitutional Law: Promoting the Dialogue. A European Perspective on Judicial Cooperation and Deference

New Volume: Yearbook of Polar Law

The latest volume of the Yearbook of Polar Law (Vol. 9, 2017) is out. Contents include:
  • Romain Chuffart, Speaking of Rights: Indigenous Linguistic Rights in the Arctic
  • Mikael Lundmark, The European Court of Human Rights and the Protection of Arctic Indigenous Peoples Rights
  • Monica Burman & Eva-Maria Svensson, Women’s Human Rights in the Governance of the Arctic – Gender Equality and Violence against Indigenous Women
  • Ayo Næsborg-Andersen & Bassah Khalaf, The Right of Indigenous Peoples to Education in Their Own Language – Greenlanders in Denmark and in Greenland
  • Tanja Joona, Safeguarding Cultural Rights of Sámi Children and Youth in Finland, with Special Emphasis on the Linguistic Part of Cultural Identity – Current Challenges
  • Ekaterina Britcyna, Soili Nystén-Haarala & Minna Pappila, Extractive Industries and Public Participation in Russia: The Case of the Oil Industry in Izhemskii District, Komi Republic
  • Karin Buhmann, International Law and Corporate Social Responsibility: The Potential of OECD’s MNE Guidelines for Advancing Social Benefits in the Context of Natural Resource Exploitation in the Arctic, with Particular Regard to Greenland
  • Ulrike Barten & Bent Ole Gram Mortensen, Uranium in Greenland: Questions of Resources and Security in a Self-Government Setting
  • Yuanyuan Ren & Dan Liu, A Rule Follower, a Challenger, or a Learner? Recasting China’s Engagement in the Arctic
  • Andrew Jackson, Politics, Diplomacy, and the Creation of Antarctic Consensus
  • Sune Tamm, Julia Jabour & Rachael Lorna Johnstone, Iceland’s Accession to the Antarctic Treaty
  • Clive R. Symmons, Problems in the Law of the Sea Relating to Insular Formations in Ice-bound Seas and Polar Regions of the Arctic, with Particular Reference to Judicial Dicta in US v Alaska (1996) and to Recent Discoveries of New Arctic Islands (such as ‘Yaya’) due to Glacial Melt
  • Daniela Tommasini & Shenghan Zhou, Images and Expectations of Chinese Tourists Visiting an Arctic Destination: Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland

Sunday, December 16, 2018

New Issue: Journal of World Investment & Trade

The latest issue of the Journal of World Investment & Trade (Vol. 19, nos. 5-6, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Oceans and Space: New Frontiers in Investment Protection?
    • Stephan W. Schill, Christian J. Tams & Rainer Hofmann, Oceans and Space: New Frontiers in Investment Protection? An Introduction
    • Christopher Greenwood, Oceans and Space: Some New Frontiers for International Investment Law
    • Seline Trevisanut & Nikolaos Giannopoulos, Investment Protection in Offshore Energy Production: Bright Sides of Regime Interaction
    • Peter Tzeng, Investment Protection in Disputed Maritime Areas
    • Markos Karavias, Submarine Cables and Pipelines: The Protection of Investors Under International Law
    • Joanna Dingwall, International Investment Protection in Deep Seabed Mining Beyond National Jurisdiction
    • Ingo Baumann, Hussaine El Bajjati & Erik Pellander, NewSpace: A Wave of Private Investment in Commercial Space Activities and Potential Issues Under International Investment Law
    • Peter Malanczuk, Investment Protection of Commercial Activities in Space: Treaties, Contracts, Licenses, Insurance, Arbitration
    • Mahulena Hofmann & P.J. Blount, Emerging Commercial Uses of Space: Regulation Reducing Risks
    • Stephan Hobe, Rada Popova, Hussaine El Bajjati & Julian Scheu, The Protection of Satellite Telecommunications Activities Under Bilateral Investment Treaties

New Issue: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy

The latest issue of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy (Vol. 3, no. 2, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Robin Warner, Oceans of Opportunity and Challenge: Towards a Stronger Governance Framework for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in Marine Areas beyond National Jurisdiction
  • Michael Batty & Vivian Fernandes, Management of Tuna Fisheries for Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands: Regional Cooperation in a Shared Fishery as a Means of Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Joanna Mossop, Can the South China Sea Tribunal’s Conclusions on Traditional Fishing Rights Lead to Cooperative Fishing Arrangements in the Region?
  • Christine Sim, Maritime Boundary Disputes and Article 298 of UNCLOS: A Safety Net of Peaceful Dispute Settlement Options
  • Lyle J. Morris, Crossing Interagency Lines: Enhancing Navy-Coast Guard Cooperation to Combat Gray Zone Conflicts of East Asia

Saturday, December 15, 2018

New Issue: Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law

The latest issue of the Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law (Vol. 6, no. 2, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Chie Kojima, Maritime Law Enforcement in Japan
  • Hadyu Ikrami & Leonardo Bernard, Indonesia’s Maritime Governance: Law, Institutions and Cooperation
  • Thi Lan Anh Nguyen & Ngan Ha Mai, Vietnam Maritime Law Enforcement
  • Anastasia Telesetsky, U.S. State Practice: Taking a Necessary Long-Arm Approach to Maritime Enforcement
  • James Wraith & Clive Schofield, Australia’s Endeavours in Maritime Enforcement: Securing Vast and Vital Oceans
  • Karen N. Scott, Maritime Law Enforcement in New Zealand
  • Buhm-Suk Baek, Major Decisions from the Second Half of 2017 to the First Half of 2018

Hirsch & Lang: Research Handbook on the Sociology of International Law

Moshe Hirsch (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem - Law) & Andrew Lang (Univ. of Edinburgh - Law) have published Research Handbook on the Sociology of International Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2018). Contents include:
  • Moshe Hirsch & Andrew Lang, Introduction to the Research Handbook on the Sociology of International Law
  • Bryant G. Garth, Issues of Empire, Contestation, and Hierarchy in the Globalization of Law
  • Fabian Bohnenberger & Christian Joerges, A conflicts-law response to the precarious legitimacy of transnational trade governance
  • Sabine Frerichs & Rick James, Correlated ownership: Polanyi, Commons, and the property continuum
  • Wouter G. Werner, Regulating Speed: Social Acceleration and International Law
  • Ruth Buchanan, Kimberley Byers & Kristina Mansveld, ‘What gets measured gets done’: exploring the social construction of globalized knowledge for development
  • Andrew Lang, International lawyers and the study of expertise: representationalism and performativity
  • Deval Desai, Ignorance/power: rule of law reform and the administrative law of global governance
  • Mikael Rask Madsen, Reflexive Sociology of International Law: Pierre Bourdieu and the Globalization of Law
  • Gregory Messenger, The practice of litigation at the ICJ: the role of counsel in the development of international law
  • David Schneiderman, International investment law as formally rational law: a Weberian analysis
  • Jeffrey L. Dunoff & Mark A. Pollack, Practice theory and international law
  • Nicolas Lamp, The ‘practice turn’ in international law: insights from the theory of structuration
  • Galit A. Sarfaty, An Anthropological Approach to International Economic Law
  • Sergio Puig, Network analysis and the sociology of international law
  • Shai Dothan, Social networks and the enforcement of international law
  • Wolfgang Alschner, Locked in language: historical sociology and the path dependency of investment treaty design
  • Sungjoon Cho, Social constructivism and the social construction of world economic reality
  • Moshe Hirsch, Core Sociological Theories and International Law

New Issue: International Review of the Red Cross

The latest issue of the International Review of the Red Cross (Vol. 99, no. 905, August 2017) is out. The theme is: "The Missing." Contents include:
  • Vincent Bernard, The disappeared and their families: When suffering is mixed with hope
  • Interview with Estela Barnes de Carlotto: President of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo
  • Maleeka Salih & Gameela Samarasinghe, Families of the missing in Sri Lanka: Psychosocial considerations in transitional justice mechanisms
  • Pauline Boss, Families of the missing: Psychosocial effects and therapeutic approaches
  • Q&A: The ICRC's engagement on the missing and their families
  • Ximena Londoño & Alexandra Ortiz Signoret, Implementing international law: An avenue for preventing disappearances, resolving cases of missing persons and addressing the needs of their families
  • Bernard Duhaime & Andréanne Thibault, Protection of migrants from enforced disappearance: A human rights perspective
  • Monique Crettol, Lina Milner, Anne-Marie La Rosa, & Jill Stockwell, Establishing mechanisms to clarify the fate and whereabouts of missing persons: A proposed humanitarian approach
  • Isabelle Lassée, The Sri Lankan Office on Missing Persons: Truth and justice in tandem?
  • Vishakha Wijenayake, The Office on Missing Persons in Sri Lanka: The importance of a primarily humanitarian mandate
  • Elisabeth Baumgartner & Lisa Ott, Determining the fate of missing persons: The importance of archives for “dealing with the past” mechanisms
  • Using forensic science to care for the dead and search for the missing: In conversation with Dr Morris Tidball-Binz: Forensic Manager of the Missing Persons Project, ICRC
  • Grażyna Baranowska, Advances and progress in the obligation to return the remains of missing and forcibly disappeared persons
  • Gabriella Citroni, The first attempts in Mexico and Central America to address the phenomenon of missing and disappeared migrants
  • Ahmed Al-Dawoody, Management of the dead from the Islamic law and international humanitarian law perspectives: Considerations for humanitarian forensics
  • François Bugnion, Adoption of the Additional Protocols of 8 June 1977: A milestone in the development of international humanitarian law
  • Geoff Loane & Ricardo Fal-Dutra Santos, Strengthening resilience: The ICRC's community-based approach to ensuring the protection of education

Fernandez & de Frouville: Les mutations de la justice pénale internationale ?

Julian Fernandez (Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas - Law) & Olivier de Frouville (Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas - Law) have published Les mutations de la justice pénale internationale ? (Pedone 2018). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
L’organisation de la poursuite des responsables de crimes de masse se présente comme un phénomène contemporain, multidimensionnel et incertain. Un phénomène contemporain car si l’on met de côté le précédent controversé – mais néanmoins précieux – des Tribunaux militaires internationaux au sortir de la Seconde Guerre mondiale (Nuremberg et Tokyo), la justice pénale internationale est née il y a vingt-cinq ans seulement, lorsque le Conseil de sécurité créa le Tribunal pénal international pour l’ex-Yougoslavie (TPIY). Un phénomène multidimensionnel puisque, depuis la « renaissance » de la justice pénale internationale en 1993, ce sont trois générations de juridictions qui ont été inventées. Les deux Tribunaux pénaux internationaux (ex-Yougoslavie et Rwanda) ; neuf juridictions dites hybrides, mêlant aspects de droit interne et de droit international ; et une juridiction pénale internationale permanente, la Cour pénale internationale (CPI). Un phénomène incertain enfin car si la CPI s’affirme ainsi comme la pièce centrale de la justice pénale internationale, si elle fait pleinement partie du paysage institutionnel international, elle peine à correspondre à l’idéal du glaive et de la balance.

Friday, December 14, 2018

New Issue: Michigan Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Michigan Journal of International Law (Vol. 39, no. 3, Fall 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Nadia Banteka, A Theory of Constructive Interpretation for Customary International Law Identification
  • Michael Da Silva, The International Right to Health Care: A Legal and Moral Defense
  • Andrew Kent, Piracy and Due Process
  • Vera Shikhelman, Access to Justice in the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Jayakumar, Koh, Beckman, Davenport, & Phan: The South China Sea Arbitration: The Legal Dimension

S. Jayakumar (National Univ. of Singapore - Centre for International Law), Tommy Koh (National Univ. of Singapore - Centre for International Law), Robert Beckman (National Univ. of Singapore - Centre for International Law), Tara Davenport (National Univ. of Singapore - Centre for International Law), & Hao Duy Phan (National Univ. of Singapore - Centre for International Law) have published The South China Sea Arbitration: The Legal Dimension (Edward Elgar Publishing 2018). Contents include:
  • S Jayakumar, Tommy Koh, Robert Beckman, Tara Davenport & Hao Duy Phan, The South China Sea Arbitration: Laying the Groundwork
  • Robert Beckman, Jurisdictional Issues in the South China Sea Arbitration
  • Stuart Kaye, Jurisdiction in the South China Sea Arbitration: Application of the Monetary Gold Principle
  • Tara Davenport, Procedural Issues Arising from China’s Non-Participation in the South China Sea Arbitration
  • Clive R Symmons, Historic Rights in the Light of the Award in the South China Sea Arbitration: What Remains of the Doctrine Now?
  • Youna Lyons, Luu Quang Hung & Pavel Tkalich, Determining High-tide Features (or Islands) in the South China Sea under Article 121(1): A Legal and Oceanography Perspective
  • Erik Franckx, The Arbitral Tribunal’s Interpretation of Paragraph 3 in Article 121: A First But Important Step Forward
  • Myron H Nordquist, UNCLOS Article 121 and Itu Aba in the South China Sea Final Award: A Correct Interpretation?
  • J Ashley Roach, Artificial Islands in the South China Sea: The Legal Regime and Implications of the Award
  • Nilüfer Oral, The South China Sea Arbitral Award, Part XII of UNCLOS, and the Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment
  • J Ashley Roach, Rocks Versus Islands: Implications for Protection of the Marine Environment
  • S Jayakumar, Tommy Koh, Robert Beckman, Tara Davenport & Hao Duy Phan, Conclusion

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Janik: US Sovereignty in the Age of Trump – A European Perspective

Ralph R.A. Janik (Univ. of Vienna - Law) has posted US Sovereignty in the Age of Trump – A European Perspective. Here's the abstract:
The Trump administration has been launching numerous challenges to international law. Countless commentators have lamented the decline of multilateralism and the so-called “Liberal World Order.” We may indeed be witnesses of the comeback of 19th century thinking on sovereignty and a return to Balance of Power Politics.

Bantekas & Lumina: Sovereign Debt and Human Rights

Ilias Bantekas (Brunel Univ. - Law; Northwestern (HBKU Qatar) - Law) & Cephas Lumina (Univ. of Fort Hare - Law) have published Sovereign Debt and Human Rights (Oxford Univ. Press 2018). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:

Sovereign debt is necessary for the functioning of many modern states, yet its impact on human rights is underexplored in academic literature. This volume provides the reader with a step-by-step analysis of the debt phenomenon and how it affects human rights. Beginning by setting out the historical, political and economic context of sovereign debt, the book goes on to address the human rights dimension of the policies and activities of the three types of sovereign lenders: international financial institutions (IFIs), sovereigns and private lenders.

Bantekas and Lumina, along with a team of global experts, establish the link between debt and the manner in which the accumulation of sovereign debt violates human rights, examining some of the conditions imposed by structural adjustment programs on debtor states with a view to servicing their debt. They outline how such conditions have been shown to exacerbate the debt itself at the expense of economic sovereignty, concluding that such measures worsen the borrower's economic situation, and are injurious to the entrenched rights of peoples.

Moon & Toohey: The Future of International Economic Integration: The Embedded Liberalism Compromise Revisited

Gillian Moon (Univ. of New South Wales - Law) & Lisa Toohey (Univ. of Newcastle, New South Wales - Law) have published The Future of International Economic Integration: The Embedded Liberalism Compromise Revisited (Cambridge Univ. Press 2018). Contents include:
  • Andrew Lang, Foreword
  • Gillian Moon & Lisa Toohey, Introduction to the embedded liberalism compromise
  • Meredith Kolsky Lewis, The embedded liberalism compromise in the making of the GATT and Uruguay Round Agreements
  • Lisa Toohey, The embedded liberalism compromise as touchstone in times of political turmoil
  • Gillian Moon, Universal human rights in the embedded liberalism compromise
  • Chios Carmody, Recalibrating the embedded liberalism compromise: 'legitimate expectations' and international economic law
  • Fiona Smith, From agriculture to food security: embedded liberalism and stories of regulatory failure
  • Hsu-Hua Chou & Weihuan Zhou, Embedded liberalism and national treatment: the case of Taiwan's Mijiu taxation
  • Catharine Titi, Embedded liberalism and international investment agreements: the future of the right to regulate, with reflections on WTO law
  • Andrew D. Mitchell & Elizabeth Sheargold, Regulatory coherence in future free trade agreements and the idea of the embedded liberalism compromise
  • Rachel Harris ,Embedded liberalism as a framework for description, critique and advocacy: the case of human rights measures under the GATT
  • Justine Nolan & Gillian Moon, Embedded liberalism and global business: domestic stability versus corporate autonomy?
  • Franziska Sucker, The embedded liberalism compromise and cultural policy measures. Maintaining cultural diversity alongside WTO law
  • Emily Reid, The WTO's purpose, regulatory autonomy and the future of the embedded liberalism compromise

New Issue: International Organizations Law Review

The latest issue of the International Organizations Law Review (Vol. 15, no. 2, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Exiting International Organizations
    • Catherine M Brölmann, Richard Collins, Sufyan Droubi & Ramses A Wessel, Exiting International Organizations: A Brief Introduction
    • Nicolas Kang-Riou & David Rossati, The Effects of Juridification on States Exiting International Institutions
    • Jed Odermatt, How to Resolve Disputes Arising from Brexit: Comparing International Models
    • Siri Silvereke, Withdrawal from the EU and Bilateral Free Trade Agreements: Being Divorced Is Worse?
    • William Thomas Worster, Brexit and the International Law Prohibitions on the Loss of EU Citizenship
    • Juan-Pablo Perez-Leon-Acevedo, Why Retain Membership of the International Criminal Court? Victim-Oriented Considerations
    • Frederick Cowell, Exit Clauses in Regional Human Rights Systems: The Socialisation of Human Rights Law at Work?

New Issue: Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht

The latest issue of the Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (Vol. 78, no. 4, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Abhandlungen
    • Eberhard Schmidt-Aßmann, Zum Standort der Rechtsvergleichung im Verwaltungsrecht
    • Beáta Bakó, The Zauberlehrling Unchained?
    • Jeanique Pretorius, Enhancing Environmental Protection in Non-International Armed Conflict: The Way Forward
    • Andrea de Guttry, The Right of Aliens to Vote and to Carry Out Political Activities: A Critical Analysis of the Relevant International Obligations Incumbent on the State of Origin and on the Host State
    • Malte Fischer, Der Zwei-plus-Vier-Vertrag und die reparationsberechtigten Drittstaaten