Friday, October 22, 2021

Conference: Reckoning with Empire: The Right to Self-Determination in Historical View

On November 12-13, 2021, Yale University will host an online conference on "Reckoning with Empire: The Right to Self-Determination in Historical View." Details are here.

10th SIEL Conversation: Institutions and Dispute Settlement under WTO

The 10th SIEL Conversation, on the topic "Institutions and Dispute Settlement under WTO," will take place on Thursday, October 28, 2021. Registration and other details are available here.

Lecture: Dupuy on "About the Universality of Public International Law in the Year 2021 and in the Years to Come"

On October 25, 2021, Pierre-Marie Dupuy (Univ. of Paris (Panthéon-Assas) & Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) will deliver the opening lecture of the 2021-2022 Essex Public International Law Lecture Series. The topic is: "About the Universality of Public International Law in the Year 2021 and in the Years to Come." Registration is here. Further details are here.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Job Opening: Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor of International Law (Helsinki)

The Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki has announced a search for a Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor of International Law. The announcement is here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Kriener & Wilson: The Rise of Nonviolent Protest Movements and the African Union’s Legal Framework

Florian Kriener (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law) & Elizabeth A. Wilson (Rutgers Univ. - Law) have posted an ESIL Reflection on The Rise of Nonviolent Protest Movements and the African Union’s Legal Framework.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Henrich: Umweltschutz durch humanitäres Völkerrecht im nichtinternationalen bewaffneten Konflikt

Sophia Henrich
has published Umweltschutz durch humanitäres Völkerrecht im nichtinternationalen bewaffneten Konflikt (Duncker & Humblot 2021). Here's the abstract:
Selbst während nichtinternationaler bewaffneter Konflikte stehen Individuen und Bevölkerungen unter dem Schutz des auf humanitären Grundentscheidungen basierenden Kriegsrechts. Inwieweit auch der Erhalt der natürlichen Umwelt durch geltendes humanitäres Völkerrecht gefördert wird, ist Gegenstand dieser Untersuchung, die sowohl an die derzeitige Debatte um die Hinlänglichkeit des durch Völkerrecht allgemein bewirkten Umweltschutzes als auch an Überlegungen zu denkbaren Fortentwicklungen des Rechts nichtinternationaler bewaffneter Konflikte unter Beteiligung nichtstaatlicher Akteure anknüpft. Ausgehend von dem Fehlen unmittelbar umweltschützender Vertragsnormen befasst sich die Untersuchung insbesondere mit den Möglichkeiten eines funktionsbasierten Umweltschutzes, mit der tatsächlichen Verankerung proklamierter Gewohnheitsrechtssätze im positiven Recht sowie der denkbaren Einflussnahme des Umweltvölkerrechts auf die Auslegung des humanitären Völkerrechts.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

van Doorn: Legal Implications of the »Common Heritage« Principle for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Erik van Doorn
has published Legal Implications of the »Common Heritage« Principle for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Duncker & Humblot 2021). Here's the abstract:
Many fisheries management systems have individual rights at their basis but are not always successful. The question is what would have to change in fisheries law when community rights form the basis of management. Applying this idea globally, the principle of the common heritage of humankind could provide a future foundation. The principle incorporates intra- and intergenerational justice and has a clear biocentric component but is now only applicable to the ocean floor beyond national jurisdiction and to celestial bodies other than Earth. If this principle would also apply to highly migratory fish species like Atlantic bluefin tuna, not only an analysis of the applicable law but also of the principle´s roots in environmental ethics, the economic consequences of such application and a comparison with the idea of public trusteeship provide helpful insights. It appears that the common heritage of humankind can enable both utilisation and preservation of natural resources.

New Issue: International Relations

The latest issue of International Relations (Vol. 35, no. 3, September 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Special issue on the global commons
    • Marianne Riddervold & Akasemi Newsome, Introduction: cooperation, conflict, and interaction in the global commons
    • Mai’a K. Davis Cross, Outer space and the idea of the global commons
    • Marianne Takle, Common concern for the global ecological commons: solidarity with future generations?
    • Denise Garcia, Global commons law: norms to safeguard the planet and humanity’s heritage
    • Kristi Govella, China’s challenge to the global commons: compliance, contestation, and subversion in the maritime and cyber domains
    • Beverly Kay Crawford, Explaining Arctic peace: a human heritage perspective
    • Nina Kelsey, Cities, commons, and the unilateral provision of public goods
    • Noora Lori & Kaija Schilde, Muddying the waters: migration management in the global commons

Kopar: Stability and Legitimate Expectations in International Energy Investments

Rahmi Kopar
(Ankara Yildirim Beyazit Univ. - Law) has published Stability and Legitimate Expectations in International Energy Investments (Hart Publishing 2021). Here's the abstract:

This book assesses stability guarantees through the lens of the legitimate expectations principle to offer a new perspective on the stability concept in international energy investments. The analysis of the interaction between the concepts of stability and legitimate expectations reveals that there are now more opportunities for energy investors to argue their cases before arbitral tribunals.

The book offers detailed analyses of the latest energy investment arbitral awards from Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic, and reflects on the state of the art of the legitimate expectations debate and its relationship with the stability concept. The author argues that, in order to achieve stability, the legitimate expectations principle should be employed as the main investment protection tool when a dispute arises on account of unilateral host state alterations.

New Issue: International Journal of Human Rights

The latest issue of the International Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 25, no. 9, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Zaka Firma Aditya & Sholahuddin Al-Fatih, Indonesian constitutional rights: expressing and purposing opinions on the internet
  • Iffath Unissa Syed, Hijab, niqab, and the religious symbol debates: consequences for health and human rights
  • Daphine Kabagambe Agaba, Social accountability approaches employed by civil society organisations to address maternal mortality and morbidity in Uganda
  • Chloë M. Gilgan, Human rights localisation in liberal states: the UK’s responsibility to protect as regime change and political transition in Syria
  • Gloria C. Nwafor & Anthony O. Nwafor, Covid-19 implications on right to healthcare in Nigeria and China
  • Sara Bailey, ‘Moral and material resources’ and the social construction of India’s Right to Food Act
  • Diane A. Desierto & Ilaria Schnyder von Wartensee, The right to development, integral human development, and integral ecology in the Amazon
  • Seiriol Morgan, Entitlement, domination and violence: a philosophical model of a deviant sense of justification, and its implications for understanding human rights abuses
  • Haeri Joo, ‘Rights investing’ in Korea: focusing on the overturned decisions of the Constitutional Court
  • Juan-Pablo Perez-Leon-Acevedo, Victims and appeals at the International Criminal Court (ICC): evaluation under international human rights standards

Saturday, October 16, 2021

New Issue: Nordic Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of International Law (Vol. 90, no. 3, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Yoshifumi Tanaka, Temporal Elements in the Valuation of Environmental Damage: Reflections on the Costa Rica v. Nicaragua Compensation Case before the International Court of Justice
  • Elliot Winter, The Geographical Reach of International Humanitarian Law in Transnational Armed Conflict
  • Sondre Torp Helmersen, The Methodology of Formal Interpretations of Judicial Decisions by the International Court of Justice
  • Alexander Lott, The MS Estonia Shipwreck Revisited: New Developments in the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Northern Baltic Sea
  • Ulf Linderfalk, Concepts as Tools of Legal Reasoning – How Pragmatics May Promote the Rationality of International Legal Discourse and the Work of Legal Scholars

Friday, October 15, 2021

Workshop: The Role of Interpretation in the Practice of Customary International Law: Interpretation as a Tool

On November 5, 2021, the project on "The Rules of Interpretation of Customary International Law" will hold a workshop, in a hybrid format, on "The Role of Interpretation in the Practice of Customary International Law: Interpretation as a Tool." The program is here. Registration is here.

Special Issue: On the Rohingya and the Andaman Sea Crisis: Six Years On

The latest issue of the Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law (Vol. 22, no. 1, 2021) focues on "On the Rohingya and the Andaman Sea Crisis: Six Years On." Contents include:
  • Madeline Gleeson & Kelley Loper, Introduction
  • Sumaiya Islam, Coline Schupfer, Zaid Hydari, Alexandra Zetes, & Kevin Cole, The Peril and Potential of Ambiguity: How National Laws and Policies Can Strengthen and Protect the Rights of Rohingya Refugees
  • Brian Barbour, Lilianne Fan, & Chris Lewa, A Whole-of-Society Approach to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Strengthening Local Protection Capacity in South and South-East Asia
  • Kate McMillan & Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Towards an ASEAN Model of ‘Responsibility-Sharing’ for Refugees and Asylum-Seekers
  • Yunizar Adiputera & Antje Missbach, Indonesia’s Foreign Policy Regarding the Forced Displacement of Rohingya Refugees: Muslim Solidarity, Humanitarianism, and Non-Interventionism
  • Authors: Natasha Yacoub, Nikola Errington, Wai Wai Nu, & Alexandra Robinson, Rights Adrift: Sexual Violence Against Rohingya Women on the Andaman Sea

Alter: The Promise and Perils of Theorizing International Regime Complexity in an Evolving World

Karen J. Alter (Northwestern Univ. - Political Science) has posted The Promise and Perils of Theorizing International Regime Complexity in an Evolving World (Review of International Organizations, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
As the world becomes more complicated, so too does global governance. The political consequences of the rising density of institutions, policies, rules and strategies to address global phenomena has been a central focus of the scholarship on international regime complexity. This conclusion to a special issue grapples with the promise and perils of theorizing about international regime complexity in a constantly evolving world. It discusses the special issue contributions while uniting the different conversations about the increasingly complex global governance space we refer to as international regime complexity. The goal is to bridge existing debates about global governance, to expand the scholarly conversation by drawing from and better connecting to IR debates, and to ensure that we can address practical and pressing global governance challenges.

Graduate Institute International Law Colloquium Fall 2021

The schedule for the Graduate Institute's International Law Colloquium for Fall 2021 is here.

New Issue: African Journal of International and Comparative Law

The latest issue of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law (Vol. 29, no. 4, November 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Paul Smit & Joaquin Grobler, Dismissal during Probationary Period of Employment in South Africa: An International Perspective
  • John S. Ombella, Regulation of Natural Resources Located in Indigenous Communities Territory under the Principles of Consultation and Free, Prior-Informed Consent: Perspectives in Selected Countries
  • Ndinawe Mtonga Ruppert, Kevin Sobel-Read & Blake Pepper, Law, Global Value Chains and Upgrading in the Mining Industry: A Case Study on Zambia
  • Daniel Philemon Saredau, Law and Nigeria's Development: How to Strengthen the Efficacy of Law for Development in Nigeria
  • Edith O. Nwosu, Edwin E. Arum & Oluchukwu P. Obioma, Promoting Sustainable Goals in Nigeria through the Kaleidoscope of the Social Protection Floor Initiative
  • Funmi Alonge, Analysing the Effectiveness of the Nigerian Law and Policy in Promoting Renewable Energy and Expanding Access to Electricity
  • Jonathan Heard & Emmanuel T. Laryea, Export Credit Agencies, International Investment Law and the Spectre of Unsustainable Developing Countries' Debts
  • Georgios Pavlidis, The Troubling Shortcomings of International Asset Freezes: The Hunt for Gaddafi's Lost Billions
  • Jamil Ddamulira Mujuzi, Discrimination on the Ground of Age in Uganda: Analysing Madrama Izama v. Attorney General (Constitutional Appeal No.01 of 2016) [2019] UGSC 1 (14 February 2019)

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Conference: 2021 ASIL Midyear Meeting

On November 11-12, 2021, the American Society of International Law will hold its Midyear Meeting in a fully virtual format. Program and registration are here.

Lecture: Chimni on "Global South, Imperialism and International law: The Post Pandemic Era"

On November 5, 2021, the Collège de France will host a lecture by Bhupinder Chimni on "Global South, Imperialism and International law: The Post Pandemic Era." Details are here.

Workshop: Facial Recognition Technology: Challenges for International Collaboration & Governance

On November 17, 2021, Utrecht University will host a hybrid workshop on "Facial Recognition Technology: Challenges for International Collaboration & Governance." The program is here. Registration is here.

Lecture: Rae on "The Promotion of Transnational Human Rights: What Role for Canada at the UN?"

On October 20, 2021, the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security will host an online lecture by Bob Rae (Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations) on "The Promotion of Transnational Human Rights: What Role for Canada at the UN?" Details are here.

Lecture: Prieto on "Blockchain infrastructures and changes in international lawmaking"

On October 20, 2021, the Institute of International Relations in Prague will host an online lecture by Gustavo Prieto (Ghent Univ.) on "Blockchain infrastructures and changes in international lawmaking." Details are here.

New Issue: International Studies Quarterly

The latest issue of the International Studies Quarterly (Vol. 65, no. 3, September 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Nicolas Jabko & Sebastian Schmidt, Paradigms and Practice
  • Swati Srivastava & Lauren Muscott, How to Hold Unjust Structures Responsible in International Relations
  • Dan Reiter, Gulliver Unleashed? International Order, Restraint, and The Case of Ancient Athens
  • Quintin H Beazer & Daniel J Blake, Risk Is Relative: Heterogeneous Responses to Institutional Risks for Foreign Investment
  • Aleksandra Conevska, International Cooperation and Natural Disasters: Evidence from Trade Agreements
  • Desirée Nilsson & Isak Svensson, The Intractability of Islamist Insurgencies: Islamist Rebels and the Recurrence of Civil War
  • Govinda Clayton & Valerie Sticher, The Logic of Ceasefires in Civil War
  • Christopher M Faulkner, & Austin C Doctor, Rebel Fragmentation and the Recruitment of Child Soldiers
  • Håvard Hegre, Håvard Mokleiv Nygård, & Peder Landsverk, Can We Predict Armed Conflict? How the First 9 Years of Published Forecasts Stand Up to Reality
  • Jana Herold, Andrea Liese, Per-Olof Busch, & Hauke Feil, Why National Ministries Consider the Policy Advice of International Bureaucracies: Survey Evidence from 106 Countries
  • Paula Castro & Marlene Kammerer, The Institutionalization of a Cleavage: How Differential Treatment Affects State Behavior in the Climate Negotiations
  • Maria Martin de Almagro, Indicators and Success Stories: The UN Sustaining Peace Agenda, Bureaucratic Power, and Knowledge Production in Post-War Settings
  • Jesse Dillon Savage, Common-Pool Hierarchy: Explaining the Emergence of Cooperative Hierarchies
  • Huimin Cheng, Ye Wang, Ping Ma, & Amanda Murdie, Communities and Brokers: How the Transnational Advocacy Network Simultaneously Provides Social Power and Exacerbates Global Inequalities
  • Ryan C Briggs, Why Does Aid Not Target the Poorest?
  • Martin Roessler, Patrick Zwerschke, & Jonathan Old, Democracy and the Transnational Dimensions of Low-Level Conflict and State Repression
  • Christopher P Willis, Sexual Violence by the State: The Role of Political Institutions in Sexual Violence Perpetration
  • Lee Demetrius Walker, Melissa Martinez, & Christopher Pace, Gender, Internal Armed Conflict, and High Court Decision-Making in Transitioning Societies
  • Daniel Silverman, Karl Kaltenthaler, & Munqith Dagher, Seeing Is Disbelieving: The Depths and Limits of Factual Misinformation in War
  • Michael Tomz & Jessica L P Weeks, Military Alliances and Public Support for War
  • John P Harden, All the World’s a Stage: US Presidential Narcissism and International Conflict
  • Muhammet A Bas & Omer F Orsun, Regime Uncertainty and Interstate Conflict
  • Peter Trubowitz & Kohei Watanabe, The Geopolitical Threat Index: A Text-Based Computational Approach to Identifying Foreign Threats

Lauterpacht Centre Friday Lunchtime Lecture Series for Michaelmas Term 2021

The schedule for the Lauterpacht Centre's Friday Lunchtime Lecture Series for Michaelmas Term 2021 is here. The series begins tomorrow, October 15.

Petersen: Hong Kong’s First Conviction for Incitement to Secession: What Role for the ICCPR?

Carole J. Petersen (Univ. of Hawaii - Law) has posted an ASIL Insight on Hong Kong’s First Conviction for Incitement to Secession: What Role for the ICCPR?

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

The latest issue of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (Vol. 21, no. 4, December 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Mariana Rivera-Torres & Andrea K. Gerlak, Evolving together: transboundary water governance in the Colorado River Basin
  • M. Pilar Latorre, Margarita Martinez-Nuñez, & Carmen Callao, Modelling and analysing the relationship between innovation and the European Regulations on hazardous waste shipments
  • Ali Sabyrzhan, Gulnara Balgimbekova, & Viktor Shestak, Economic and legal regulation of the use and development of renewable energy sources
  • Parita Shah & George Atisa, Environmental education and awareness: the present and future key to the sustainable management of Ramsar convention sites in Kenya
  • Dan-Bi Um, Assigning a grass-root NGO role to legitimate organizations as resident watch-dogs in negotiating carbon benefits derived from multilateral funding
  • Aigul Nukusheva, Guldana Karzhassova, & Kulbagila Baikenzhina, International nuclear energy legal regulation: comparing the experience of the EU and the CIS countries
  • Benjamin M. Abraham, Ideology and non-state climate action: partnering and design of REDD+ projects
  • Qinrun Zhang, China's policy and finding ways to prevent collapse in WEEE processing in the context of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
  • Joseph Earsom & Tom Delreux, Evaluating EU responsiveness to the evolution of the international regime complex on climate change