Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Issue: Humanitäres Völkerrecht

The latest issue of Humanitäres Völkerrecht (Vol. 21, no. 1, 2008) is out. Contents include:
  • Michael Bothe, Humanitäres Völkerrecht und Schutz der Menschenrechte
  • Hans-Joachim Heintze & Sven Peterke, Inhalt und Bedeutung des VN-Protokolls zur Verhütung, Unterdrückung und Bestrafung des Menschenhandels
  • Birgit Tropmann, Auf dem Weg zu einem Recht der internationalen Katastrofenhilfe: die Regelungscvorschläge der Rotkreux- und Rothalbmondbewegung
  • Andrej Zwitter, An International Law Perspective on the Long-term Prevention of Terrorism
  • Roderick Parkes, Debating the EU's Immigrant Integration Activity: The State of Play
  • Thomas Hoppe, Legitimitätskriterien für humanitär begründete Interventionen: eine Positionsbestimmung aus friedensethischer Perspektive

Friday, January 2, 2009

Shaffer & Ganin: WTO Remedies: Extrapolating Purpose from Practice

Gregory Shaffer (Univ. of Minnesota - Law) & Dan Ganin (Univ. of Minnesota - Law) have posted WTO Remedies: Extrapolating Purpose from Practice (in The Law, Economics, and Politics of Trade Retaliation in WTO Settlement, Chad P. Bown & Joost Pauwelyn, eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
Scholars continue to debate over the aim of WTO remedies in light of the ambiguity of the legal texts. One method of discerning the purpose of WTO remedies is by examining Members' practice, constituting the law-in-action of WTO remedies. This chapter's assessment of current practice leads to five interrelated findings: (1) the process for applying an authorized WTO remedy is driven primarily by domestic export interests demanding compliance, not rebalancing; (2) complainant government practice has responded accordingly, focusing on compliance; (3) governments have done so by strategically targeting politically-influential foreign export interests, as opposed to politically influential domestic protectionist interests, while attempting to minimize harm to domestic consumers and consuming industries; (4) constituencies within the complainant Member who fear that their products may be on a retaliation list (that is, importers and import-consuming industries) have been catalyzed to lobby to exempt goods from the retaliation list, apparently more so than producers who would benefit from rebalancing through the imposition of protective tariffs; and (5) overall, Members have not implemented retaliatory countermeasures as frequently as would be predicted were the primary goal rebalancing. Our findings raise the prospect that WTO Member practices could have systemic impacts within the WTO over time. If the ministries representing WTO Members perceive that the objective of WTO remedies is compliance, then such beliefs could affect formal law over time, whether through the negotiation of new legal texts or the interpretation of existing ones. In any case, Members' practices constitute the WTO law-in-action, that is, how formal WTO remedies are actually applied.

New Issue: Ethics & International Affairs

The latest issue of Ethics & International Affairs (Vol. 22, no. 4, Winter 2008) is out. Contents include:
  • Michael Walzer, On Promoting Democracy
  • Henry Farrell & Melissa Schwartzberg, Norms, Minorities, and Collective Choice Online
  • Patrick Macklem, Humanitarian Intervention and the Distribution of Sovereignty in International Law
  • Michael Goodhart, Human Rights and Global Democracy

New Issue: Review of European Community & International Environmental Law

The latest issue of the Review of European Community & International Environmental Law (Vol. 17, no. 3, December 2008) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles on Electronic Waste
    • Paul Goodman, Current and Future Hazardous Substance Legislation Affecting Electrical and Electronic Equipment
    • Karola Maxianova, Shipments of Electronic Waste: Providing the Right Incentives through Regulation and Enforcement
    • Gerhard Roller, Martin Führ, Individual Producer Responsibility: A Remaining Challenge under the WEEE Directive1
    • Stefan Renckens, Yes, We Will! Voluntarism in US E-Waste Governance
    • Robert G. Lee, Marketing Products under the Extended Producer Responsibility Framework: A Battery of Issues
    • Kelly Dreher & Simone Pulver, Environment as 'High Politics'? Explaining Divergence in US and EU Hazardous Waste Export Policies
    • Ashley L.B. Deathe, Elaine MacDonald, & William Amos, E-waste Management Programmes and the Promotion of Design for the Environment: Assessing Canada's Contributions
    • Wanhua Yang, Regulating Electrical and Electronic Wastes in China

New Volume: Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law

The latest volume of the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (Vol. 12, 2008) is out. Contents include:
  • Alexander Orakhelashvili, Statehood, Recognition and the United Nations System: A Unilateral Declaration of Independence in Kosovo
  • Wolfgang Weiß, Security Council Powers and the Exigencies of Justice after War
  • Machiko Kanetake, Enhancing Community Accountability of the Security Council through Pluralistic Structure: The Case of the Committee
  • Claire Breen, Revitalising the United Nations Human Rights Special Procedures Mechanisms as a Means of Achieving and Maintaining International Peace and Security
  • Seline Trevisanut, The Principle of Non-Refoulement at Sea and the Effectiveness of Asylum Protection
  • Fabiana de Oliveira Godinho, The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Protection of Indigenous Rights in Brazil
  • Christine Fuchs, UN Convention to Combat Desertification: Recent Developments
  • Pekka Niemelä, A Cosmopolitan World Order? Perspectives on Francisco de Vitoria and the United Nations
  • Focus: Rule of Law
    • Thomas Fitschen, Inventing the Rule of Law for the United Nations
    • Stefan Barriga & Alejandro Alday, The General Assembly and the Rule of Law: Daring to Succeed? – The Perspective of Member States
    • Konrad G. Bühler, The Austrian Rule of Law Initiative 2004-2008 – The Panel Series, the Advisory Group and the Final Report on the UN Security Council and the Rule of
    • August Reinisch& Christina Knahr, From the United Nations Administrative Tribunal to the United Nations Appeals Tribunal – Reform of the Administration of Justice System within the United Nations

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Volume: Italian Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the Italian Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 17, 2007) is out. Contents include:
  • Francesco Francioni, Editorial: Focus on Access to Justice
  • Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade, The Right of Access to Justice in the Inter-American System of Human Rights Protection
  • Marco Gestri, Legal Remedies Against Security Council Targeted Sanctions: De Lege Lata and De Lege Ferenda Options for Enhancing the Protection of the Individual
  • Annalisa Ciampi, Individual Remedies Against Security Council Targeted Sanctions
  • Marcello Di Filippo, Individual Right of Access to Justice and Immunity of International Organisations: An Italian Perspective
  • Eduardo Savarese, Amicus Curiae Participation in Investor-State Arbitral Proceedings

Weitz: From the Vienna to the Paris System

Eric D. Weitz (Univ. of Minnesota - History) has published From the Vienna to the Paris System: International Politics and the Entangled Histories of Human Rights, Forced Deportations, and Civilizing Missions (American Historical Review, Vol. 113, no. 5, p. 1313, December 2008). Here's the abstract:
Weitz argues for a fundamental shift in political conceptions in the last third of the nineteenth century: from traditional diplomacy to population politics, from mere territorial adjustments to the handling of entire population groups defined in terms of ethnicity, nationality, or race (or some combination thereof)—in short, from the Vienna to the Paris system. He examines two transnational regions, the borderlands of Eastern Europe and Africa, as the main sites of this transition. The history he recounts shows that the origins of new standards of human rights were more problematic than we normally assume, for thinking about populations in terms of protecting threatened groups and their rights also entailed the very same kinds of thinking that enabled and indeed promoted forced deportations. He concludes that while post–World War II human rights have largely been individualistic in orientation, the widely touted notion of self-determination, based on the concept of population homogeneity, points to the aftereffects of the Paris system continuing into the twenty-first century.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Kamardi: Die Ausformung einer Prozessordnung sui generis durch das ICTY unter Berücksichtigung des Fair-Trial-Prinzips

Christiane Kamardi has published Die Ausformung einer Prozessordnung sui generis durch das ICTY unter Berücksichtigung des Fair-Trial-Prinzips (Springer 2009). Here's the abstract:
Der Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen beschloss im Februar 1993 die Errichtung des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs für das ehemalige Jugoslawien. Art. 15 des Statuts übertrug den Richtern die Ausformung der Prozeßordnung. Art. 20 Abs. 1 verpflichtet die Richter zur Gewährleistung eines fairen Verfahrens. Vor diesem Hintergrund ist Gegenstand der vorliegenden Arbeit eine Untersuchung der Umsetzung dieser Vorgaben bei der Konstituierung und Zusammensetzung der Richterschaft des Tribunals, seiner Vorgehensweise bei der Ausformung des Prozessrechts sowie der geschaffenen Prozessordnung.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Issue: European Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 19, no. 5, November 2008) is out. Contents include:
  • Marking the Universal Declaration's 60th Anniversary: A Human Rights Symposium (cont'd)
    • Jochen von Bernstorff, The Changing Fortunes of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Genesis and Symbolic Dimensions of the Turn to Rights in International Law
    • Mary Ann Glendon, Justice and Human Rights: Reflections on the Address of Pope Benedict to the UN
  • EJIL: Debate!
    • Paolo G. Carozza, Human Dignity and Judicial Interpretation of Human Rights: A Reply
    • Robert Howse, Human Rights, International Economic Law and Constitutional Justice: A Reply
    • Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, Human Rights, International Economic Law and Constitutional Justice: A Rejoinder
  • Symposium: Private Military Contractors and International Law
    • Francesco Francioni, Private Military Contractors and International Law: An Introduction
    • Nigel D. White & Sorcha MacLeod, EU Operations and Private Military Contractors: Issues of Corporate and Institutional Responsibility
    • Carsten Hoppe, Passing the Buck: State Responsibility for Private Military Companies
    • Chia Lehnardt, Individual Liability of Private Military Personnel under International Criminal Law
    • Cedric Ryngaert, Litigating Abuses Committed by Private Military Companies
    • Simon Chesterman, 'We Can't Spy . . . If We Can't Buy!': The Privatization of Intelligence and the Limits of Outsourcing 'Inherently Governmental Functions'
  • Article
    • Jean d'Aspremont, Softness in International Law: A Self-Serving Quest for New Legal Materials

New Issue: Review of European Community & International Environmental Law

The latest issue of the Review of European Community & International Environmental Law (Vol. 17, no. 2, August 2008) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles on Climate Change
    • Chris Spence, Kati Kulovesi, María Gutiérrez, & Miquel Muñoz, Great Expectations: Understanding Bali and the Climate Change Negotiations Process
    • Joanna Depledge, Crafting the Copenhagen Consensus: Some Reflections
    • Ian Fry, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation: Opportunities and Pitfalls in Developing a New Legal Regime
    • M.J. Mace, The Bali Road Map: Can it Deliver an Equitable Post-2012 Climate Agreement for Small Island States?
    • Malte Petersen, The Legality of the EU's Stand-Alone Approach to the Climate Impact of Aviation: The Express Role Given to the ICAO by the Kyoto Protocol
  • General Articles
    • Gerd Winter, Nature Protection and the Introduction into the Environment of Genetically Modified Organisms: Risk Analysis in EC Multilevel Governance
    • Alexander Gillespie, Environmental Impact Assessments in International Law
    • Guihuan Liu, Jun Wan, Huiyuan Zhang, & Lijie Cai, Eco-Compensation Policies and Mechanisms in China

New Issue: Revue de droit international de sciences diplomatiques et politiques

The latest issue of the Revue de droit international, de sciences diplomatiques et politiques (Vol. 85, no. 3, Septembre-Decembre 2007) is out. Contents include:
  • Mirko Zambelli, Some remarks on the nature of the functioningof the WTO Dispute Settlement System
  • Jean-Baptiste Kossi Galley, Le principe de la contradiction dans la pratiquedu contentieux international
  • Cristiano D'Orsi, L'intégration du droit international dans l'ordrejuridique interne des pays d'AfriqueSub-saharienne
  • Cristiano D'Orsi, Les clauses d'exclusion du statut de réfugié tellesqu'elles sont incorporées dans la législationinterne des pays d'Afrique Sub-saharienne
  • Cristiano D'Orsi, Les spécificités de la Convention de l'OUA par rapport à la protection des réfugiés
  • Cristiano D'Orsi, Les spécificités du droit international en AfriqueSub-Saharienne

Monday, December 29, 2008

de Búrca: The EU, the European Court of Justice and the International Legal Order after Kadi

Gráinne de Búrca (Fordham Univ. - Law) has posted The EU, the European Court of Justice and the International Legal Order after Kadi. Here's the abstract:
This article examines the response of Europe's courts to the dramatic challenges recently brought before them against the UN Security Council's anti-terrorist sanctions regime. These challenges raise central questions concerning the authority of international law in general, and of binding decisions of the Security Council in particular. The article focuses specifically on the response of the European Union's Court of Justice (ECJ) in the Kadi case, in which the ECJ annulled the EC's implementation of the Security Council's asset-freezing resolutions on the ground that they violated EU norms of fair procedure and property-protection. Kadi is a remarkable case in many ways and it has been warmly greeted by most observers. The article argues however that the robustly pluralist approach of the ECJ to the relationship between EU law and international law in Kadi represents a sharp departure from the traditional embrace of international law by the European Union. It is an approach which carries certain costs for the EU and for the international legal order in the message it sends to the courts of other states and organizations contemplating the authority of Security Council resolutions. More importantly, the ECJ's approach carries the risk of undermining the image the EU has sought to create for itself as a virtuous international actor which maintains a distinctive commitment to international law and institutions.

Lantis: The Life and Death of International Treaties

Jeffrey S. Lantis (College of Wooster - Political Science) has published The Life and Death of International Treaties: Double-Edged Diplomacy and the Politics of Ratification in Comparative Perspective (Oxford Univ. Press 2009). Here's the abstract:
This book represents one of the first comparative studies of international treaty ratification processes in multiple issue areas. The study sets out to fill a gap in political science scholarship by investigating the role that international and domestic political actors and conditions play in the critical, post-commitment phase of cooperation. The book employs the comparative case study method, drawing on original research, elite interviews, and discursive analyses of government documents in Europe, Australia, and North America. Cases examine a select number of treaties on trade cooperation, the environment, European integration, and the nuclear non-proliferation regime. The book concludes that norms and executive strategies play an especially significant role in shaping ratification outcomes, and it has implications for theories of international negotiation and foreign policy analysis as well as the practice of diplomacy.

New Issue: Revue trimestrielle des droits de l'homme

The latest issue of the Revue trimestrielle des droits de l'homme (Vol. 19, no. 76, 2008) is out. Contents include:
  • Frédéric Sudre, L’effectivité des arrêts de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme

  • Syméon Karagiannis, Qu’est-il, en droit international, le droit à la résistance devenu?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Bosnia War Crimes Chamber Year in Review provides a review and analysis of the 2008 work of the War Crimes Chamber of the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina here.