Saturday, June 19, 2010

New Issue: International Journal of Transitional Justice

The latest issue of the International Journal of Transitional Justice (Vol. 4, no. 2, July 2010) is out. Contents include:
  • Nevin T. Aiken, Learning to Live Together: Transitional Justice and Intergroup Reconciliation in Northern Ireland
  • Donny Meertens & Margarita Zambrano, Citizenship Deferred: The Politics of Victimhood, Land Restitution and Gender Justice in the Colombian (Post?) Conflict
  • Lisa J. Laplante & Kelly Phenicie, Media, Trials and Truth Commissions: ‘Mediating’ Reconciliation in Peru's Transitional Justice Process
  • Derek Powell, The Role of Constitution Making and Institution Building in Furthering Peace, Justice and Development: South Africa's Democratic Transition
  • Anita Isaacs, At War with the Past? The Politics of Truth Seeking in Guatemala
  • Nneoma V. Nwogu, When and Why It Started: Deconstructing Victim-Centered Truth Commissions in the Context of Ethnicity-Based Conflict

Friday, June 18, 2010

New Issue: Review of European Community & International Environmental Law

The latest issue of the Review of European Community & International Environmental Law (Vol. 19, no. 1, April 2010) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles on Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation
    • Samantha Brown & Mark Goldowitz, The Public Participation Act: A Comprehensive Model Approach to End Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation in the USA
    • Pamela Shapiro, SLAPPs: Intent or Content?Anti-SLAPP Legislation Goes International
    • Catherine S. Norman, Anti-SLAPP Legislation and Environmental Protection in the USA: An Overview of Direct and Indirect Effects
    • Greg Ogle, Anti-SLAPP Law Reform in Australia
    • Michaelin Scott & Chris Tollefson, Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation: The British Columbia Experience
    • Normand Landry, From the Streets to the Courtroom: The Legacies of Quebec's anti-SLAPP Movement
    • Ramani Nadarajah & Renee Griffin, The Failure of Defamation Law to Safeguard against SLAPPs in Ontario
    • Fiona Donson, Libel Cases and Public Debate – Some Reflections on whether Europe Should be Concerned about SLAPPs
  • General Articles
    • Nele Matz-Lück, Safe and Sound Scrapping of 'Rusty Buckets'? The 2009 Hong Kong Ship Recycling Convention
    • Leonardo Massai, The Long Way to the Copenhagen Accord: Climate Change Negotiations in 2009

New Issue: Journal of World Investment & Trade

The latest issue of the Journal of World Investment & Trade (Vol. 11, no. 3, June 2010) is out. Contents include:
  • Faisal A.S.A. Albashar & A.F.M. Maniruzzaman, Reforming the WTO Dispute Settlement System: A Rethink of the Third Party Right of Access to Panel and Appeal Processes from Developing Countries' Perspectives
  • Xiuli Han, Environmental Regulation of Chinese Overseas Investment from the Perspective of China
  • Warren H. Maruyama & Charles B. Rosenberg, The Investment Chapter of the U.S.-Colombia FTA: New Protections for U.S. Investors
  • Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi, Privatisation and Commercialisation of Investments: How Beneficial Are They to Developing Economies in Africa?
  • Roland Kläger, Fair and Equitable Treatment: A Look at the Theoretical Underpinnings of Legitimacy and Fairness
  • Jacques Werner, Arbitral Chronicle VI—Ensuring a Level Playing Field: How Far to Go?

New Issue: International Journal of Human Rights

The latest issue of the International Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 14, no. 3, 2010) is out. Contents include:
  • Tang Lay Lee & Francis Regan, Legal aid for the disabled in transitional China
  • Ronagh J.A. McQuigg, How could human rights law be used by the courts to assist victims of domestic violence? A comparative study
  • Shahira Samy, Would ‘sorry’ repair my loss? Why Palestinian refugees should seek an apology for their displacement
  • Indra de Soysa, Thomas Jackson, & Christin M. Ormhaug, Tools of the torturer? Small arms imports and repression of human rights, 1992–2004
  • Tom Obokata & Rory O'Connell, Ambition, achievement and potential: the UK and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at sixty
  • A. O. Enabulele, Humanitarian intervention and territorial sovereignty: the dilemma of two strange bedfellows
  • Charlotte Walsh, Drugs and human rights: private palliatives, sacramental freedoms and cognitive liberty
  • Emily B. Rodio & Hans Peter Schmitz, Beyond norms and interests: understanding the evolution of transnational human rights activism

New Issue: Journal of East Asia and International Law

The latest issue of the Journal of East Asia and International Law (Vol. 3, no. 1, Spring 2010) is out. Contents include:
  • Issue Focus: Legitimacy of the Proliferation Security Initiative
    • Hiroyuki Banzai, The Proliferation Security Initiative and International Law of the Sea: A Japanese Lawyer's Perspective
    • Eric Yong Joong Lee, Can the PSI be Legitimate for the Nonproliferation Regime?: A Critical Analysis
    • Mincai Yu, China's Position on the Proliferation Security Initiative and Its Reappraisal
  • Notes & Comments
    • Klaus Schlichtmann, UN Collective Security and the Transitional Period: A Myth over the Founding and Aims of the United Nations
    • Md. A. Zahid & R. B. Shapiee, Considering Custom in the Making of Siyar (Islamic International Law)
  • Regional Focus & Controversies - Territorial Issues on the East China Sea
    • China: Hui Wu & Dan Zhang
    • Japan: Shigeyoshi Ozaki

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Call for Papers: 2011 ILA British Branch Spring Conference

The International Law Association British Branch has issued a call for papers for its 2011 spring conference, which will be hosted by the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law at the University of Sheffield on April 28-29, 2011. A pre-conference workshop for first and second year MPhil / PhD students will be held the day before. The conference theme is "States, Peoples and Minorities: Whither the Nation in International Law?" Here's the call:

Call for Papers

International Law Association (ILA) British Branch

Spring Conference 2011

"States, peoples and minorities: whither the

nation in international law?"

The Sheffield Centre for International and European Law at the University of Sheffield is pleased to host the 2011 ILA British Branch Spring Conference on Thursday 28 – Friday 29 April 2011.

Keynote Speaker: Professor James Crawford, University of Cambridge

Closing Plenary Speaker: Emeritus Professor John Merrills, University of Sheffield

A pre-conference workshop for first and second year MPhil / PhD students will be held on Wednesday 27 April 2011 (please see below for further details).

Call for Papers

1) All colleagues wishing to present a paper must submit an abstract of no more than 500 words and a short cv to by 1st December 2010. Final year PhD students are actively encouraged to submit proposals.

2) A submitted abstract must fall within one of the following themes (which must be identified directly underneath the title of the proposal):

  • statehood in international law: reassessing the Montevideo criteria
  • self-determination and peoples: recent developments
  • the power and politics of recognition
  • post-‘Kosovo’: future directions and new challenges in international law
  • minorities in international law
  • the concept of ‘nationhood’ in international law
  • federalism, territorial autonomy and other internal divisions in international law
  • regionalism and supranationalism – a challenge to the State?
  • the liberal State in international law
  • the failed State in international law
  • the contested State in international law: Taiwan and other perennial controversies

3) Colleagues will be notified whether their paper has been accepted for presentation by 7 January 2011. Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes in length.

4) Colleagues selected to present a paper must make all efforts to submit an original, fully-referenced paper of between 6,000-8,000 words by 15 April 2011 (those papers submitted by this date will be available to access for participants via a secure website).

5) It is intended to seek a contract with a leading publisher for an edited collection of papers and those papers submitted by the deadline will be more favourably considered for publication.

6) All colleagues who wish to attend the conference, whether accepted to give a paper or not, must confirm attendance by 30 March 2011 by registering online. Online registration will open in November 2010 (this will include further details on venue, registration fees, conference dinner, accommodation, travel links, et cetera).

7) Due to the likely high number of colleagues making presentations, there will unfortunately be no reduced fee for speakers.

8) All inquiries arising from this call for papers should be directed to Professor Duncan French (Deputy Head, Sheffield Law School & Director of the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law): (tel: +44 (0)114 2226849).

Pre-Conference MPhil / PhD Workshop

The School of Law is hosting a one-day workshop on Wednesday 27 April 2011 prior to the ILA Conference. The workshop, to be held at Sheffield Law School, will be for a maximum of twenty-five MPhil and PhD students in their first and second year of study. The workshop is open to all students undertaking research on any aspect of public or private international law.

There is no fee for the workshop. Individual students will be required to fund travel and accommodation themselves; refreshments during the day will be provided by Sheffield Law School. Students will also be able to take advantage of a reduced fee for the ILA conference itself.

Opportunities will be available during the day for short presentations of students’ work-to-date as well as more general discussions on the PhD process.

Please indicate interest by sending an email to Miss Sarah Beedham ( including both a brief outline of your MPhil / PhD proposal and a short cv. Selection will take into account the need for appropriate broad coverage of topics, institutions, theoretical approaches, and years of study. Closing date for expressions of interest: 1 December 2010. Successful applicants will be notified by 15 January 2011.

Details on suitable accommodation and other details will be sent to successful applicants.

Ruiz Fabri & Sorel: Indépendance et impartialité des juges internationaux

Hélène Ruiz Fabri (l'Université de Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne - Law) & Jean-Marc Sorel (l'Université de Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne - Law) have published Indépendance et impartialité des juges internationaux (Pedone 2010). The table of contents is available here. Here's the abstract:

L’indépendance et de l’impartialité des juges internationaux est un sujet sensible, s’il en est, où la subjectivité des observateurs peut rapidement se joindre à celle reprochée aux juges eux-mêmes. C’est pourtant le défi retenu pour cet ouvrage qui permet de croiser les regards de praticiens – de droit international et de droit interne – et d’universitaires. Le thème peut paraître à la fois juridiquement précis – tous les textes à la base des juridictions internationales prévoient d’encadrer l’indépendance et l’impartialité de leurs juges – et fuyant : comment garantir une impartialité dont la définition même est largement subjective ? De même, de quelle indépendance et de quelle impartialité traite-t-on ? Celle du juge ou celle de la juridiction ? Si l’intitulé démontre que l’orientation pointe la figure du juge, le résultat prouve qu’il fut impossible de la séparer de la collégialité de la juridiction. L’individu est certes au cœur du processus, mais la juridiction, par son rattachement, ses objectifs ou son contentieux propre, formate elle aussi cette indépendance et cette impartialité.

Le thème est riche et le présent ouvrage ne prétend pas à son épuisement, mais il permet, grâce à la très grande qualité des participants et à leur liberté de parole, de mieux comprendre un thème complexe qui n’a que l’apparence de l’évidence.

Zartman & Touval: International Cooperation: The Extent and Limits of Multilateralism

I. William Zartman (Johns Hopkins Univ. - SAIS) & Saadia Touval have published International Cooperation: The Extents and Limits of Multilateralism (Cambridge Univ. Press 2010). Contents include:
  • I. William Zartman & Saadia Touval, Introduction: return to the theories of cooperation
  • Alexis Keller, Debating cooperation among states: from Grotius to Adam Smith
  • Charles Doran, The two sides of multilateralism
  • Fen Osler Hampson, Multilateralism and the challenges of global governance
  • Saadia Touval, Negotiated cooperation and its alternatives
  • P. Terrence Hopmann, Negotiated cooperation: synthesizing rationalist and constructivist perspectives
  • Allison Stanger, Prejudice and the shadow of the past in the emergence of cooperation
  • Joshua Goldstein, The chicken game in international bargaining
  • I. William Zartman, Cooperation and conflict management
  • Deborah Welch Larson & Alexei Shevchenko, Status concerns in multilateral cooperation
  • Jean-Claude Barthélemy, Asymmetric cooperation on economic assistance
  • Saadia Touval & I. William Zartman, Conclusion: improving knowledge of cooperation

Woodward: Global Civil Society in International Lawmaking and Global Governance

Barbard K. Woodward has published Global Civil Society in International Lawmaking and Global Governance Theory and Practice (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2010). Here's the abstract:
International law scholarship has not adequately recognised the magnitude of the role of ‘global civil society’ in ‘global governance’ and ‘international lawmaking.’ Building upon theoretical, historical and legal scholarship and presenting studies of GCS actor practice in a wide range of lawmaking processes, including treaty-making, conferences, international organisations and adjudicatory mechanisms, this book convincingly demonstrates that GCS actors have created and influenced the creation of norms of binding public international law and influential non-binding ‘soft’ or non-law. It presents a compelling case that calls for augmenting GCS access to information, participation in legal decision-making processes for those likely to be affected, and access justice thereby enhancing the legitimacy of public international law.

Call for Submissions: TDM Special Issue on Intersections Between Investment Treaty Law and the WTO World

Transnational Dispute Management has issued a call for papers for a special issue on "Intersections Between Investment Treaty Law and the WTO World." Here's the call:

Walid Ben Hamida and Todd Weiler, will be editing a TDM Special Issue covering intersections between investment treaty law and the WTO world.

Contributions are invited from prospected authors with unpublished or previously published articles, conference papers, research papers, case studies dealing with this issue.

Here are some issues that could be examined:

  • The TRIMs agreement: a comment
  • The relationships between GATS and investment agreements
  • The GATS Agreement: A comment
  • Telecommunication in WTO law and in investment law
  • MFN in WTO law and in investment law
  • National Treatment in WTO law and in investment law
  • Transparency in WTO law and in investment law
  • Concurrence between WTO dispute settlement body and investment arbitration
  • Breach of WTO Obligations as Breach of Investment Treaties
  • BITs, “Safeguards” Clauses, Health and Safety Measures, and the Relevance of GATT Article XX Jurisprudence
  • Performance Requirements in Investment Arbitration and before WTO dispute settlement body
  • Does MFN pick up the GATS, especially Arts. VI and VIII, the Basic Telecommunications Agreement and the Telecoms Reference paper, and/or market-opening commitments
  • GATS MFN clause and investment arbitration
  • The Doha round and investment matters
  • Trade measures before investment arbitration
  • Relationships beween TRIPs and investment agreement
  • The relevance of WTO law in interpreting BIT rules
  • State trading entreprises in WTO law and in investment law
  • Subnational entities in WTO law in investment Law
  • Amicus before WTO and before investment arbitration
  • Energy and WTO Law
  • The Use of ICSID Jurisprudence in a Recent Ruling of the WTO Appellate Body: The US-Final Anti-Dumping Measures on Stainless Steel Report WT/DS344/AB/R (Apr. 30, 2008)
  • Energy charter Treaty and WTO law
  • NAFTA and WTO Law
  • Financial crisis measures, BITs and the WTO – are there real claims based on the measures taken by the US, the UK and others in response to the crisis that began in 2008 (or just hyperbole) and, if so, how are they affected by the presence or absence of safeguards clauses and prudential measures exceptions?
  • Why are there so few WTO disputes related to services measures but so many BITs disputes related to services investments?
  • A comparative consideration of the role of the WTO Secretariat and the role of the ICSID Secretariat with respect to disputes.
  • Investment and Doha – does the probable failure of the Doha Round to open investment access (and indeed the probable failure of Doha itself) have an impact on the growth of investment agreements and investment chapters of FTAs?
  • Capital Controls, Restrictions on FX Convertibility and Transfer Restrictions, and Sovereign Debt Defaults – Comparison of WTO and BIT treatment
  • Why were there no WTO complaints against Argentina?
  • Chinese BITs and WTO Obligations – Consistency, Growing Liberalization or Paper Tigers?

Dr. Walid Ben Hamida

University of Evry Val d'Essonne & Sciences Po, Paris (France)

Email: benhamida [at] gmail (dot) com

Todd Weiler

If you have any questions or suggestions for the special, please contact Dr. Walid Ben Hamida. Deadline is August 30, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Meloni: Command Responsibility in International Criminal Law

Chantal Meloni (Università degli Studi di Milano) has published Command Responsibility in International Criminal Law (T.M.C. Asser Press 2010). Here's the abstract:
Command responsibility doctrine allows military commanders and civilian leaders to be held responsible for crimes committed by their subordinates. This form of responsibility has gained much attention in recent years, but it still presents several open questions and critical difficulties arise in its application. Chantal Meloni's in-depth study of the doctrine traces the roots of such criminal responsibility, from its military origins to its first appearances in the international case law after World War II. Particular attention is paid to the jurisprudence of the ad hoc Tribunals, which extensively elaborated on the issue, and to the provision of Article 28 of the ICC Statute. The systematic analysis of command responsibility outlines its different forms and finds it a proper role within the complex net of responsibilities related to the commission of international crimes.

Robert-Cuendet: Droits de l'investisseur étranger et protection de l'environnement

Sabrina Robert-Cuendet (l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - Law) has published Droits de l'investisseur étranger et protection de l'environnement: Contribution à l'analyse de l'expropriation indirecte (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2010). Here's the abstract:

En droit international de l’investissement, le prisme de l’expropriation indirecte couvre une large catégorie de mesures – telles que les réglementations – qui n’impliquent pas de transfert de propriété mais aboutissent à une grave interférence avec un investissement. La définition des dépossessions indemnisables constitue une question extrêmement sensible, située à la croisée des chemins entre la protection des droits des investisseurs et la préservation des prérogatives de l’Etat. Cet ouvrage explore, à travers l’exemple de la réglementation environnementale, le droit applicable à cette notion controversée. Il montre que l’approche traditionnelle – reposant sur une dilution du concept d’expropriation – n’est nullement appropriée et il contribue à clarifier l’étendue de la protection de l’investisseur sur le fondement du droit de la responsabilité internationale de l’Etat.

In international investment law, the prism of indirect expropriation includes a broad range of measures – such as regulatory measures – which do not involve a transfer of property but result in a serious interference with an investment. The definition of compensable taking is a very sensitive issue situated at the crossroads between the protection of investors' private rights and the safeguarding of the state's sovereign prerogatives. This book explores, through the example of environmental regulation, the law applicable to this controversial topic. It suggests that the traditional approach – based on an extension of the concept of expropriation – is inappropriate and it contributes to clarifying the scope of the international protection of the investor on the ground of the law of state responsibility.

Geldermann: Völkerrechtliche Pflichten multinationaler Unternehmen

Heiner Geldermann has published Völkerrechtliche Pflichten multinationaler Unternehmen (Nomos 2009). Here's the abstract:
Multinationale Unternehmen stellen für das ursprünglich auf Staaten ausgerichtete Völkerrecht eine Herausforderung dar. Sie beeinflussen Menschen und Umwelt einschneidend, sind völkerrechtlich aber kaum greifbar. Vor diesem Hintergrund erörtert die Arbeit, ob und unter welchen Voraussetzungen die Gründe, die zu einer völkerrechtlichen Pflichtenstellung anderer nichtstaatlicher Einheiten geführt haben, auf multinationale Unternehmen übertragbar sind. Hierbei geht das Werk vom geltenden Völkerrecht aus und vermeidet bloße Postulate an Recht und Politik. Die Folgen einer völkerrechtlichen Stellung, die Fragen der Durchsetzbarkeit und der Haftung betreffen, werden im Anschluss diskutiert. Durch diese Vorgehensweise greift die Arbeit nahezu alle Bereiche des Völkerrechts auf und erörtert sie im Hinblick auf multinationale Unternehmen. Das Werk zeigt, dass sich das Völkerrecht über die bereits von ihm erfassten nichtstaatlichen Akteure hinaus weiter öffnen wird. Damit leistet der Band einen Beitrag zur Fortentwicklung des Völkerrechts hin zu einer Rechtordnung, die alle Akteure der internationalen Gemeinschaft erfassen muss, um den Herausforderungen des 21. Jahrhunderts zu begegnen.

Schlütter: Developments in Customary International Law: Theory and the Practice of the International Court of Justice and the ICTR and ICTY

Birgit Schlütter has published Developments in Customary International Law: Theory and the Practice of the International Court of Justice and the International ad hoc Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and Yugoslavia (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2010). Here's the abstract:
Customary international law is the most important source of international criminal law. Fifty years after the Nuremberg trials, many convictions imposed by the tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda are still based on customary international law alone. The International Criminal Court, by contrast, has not yet had much opportunity to give more guidance on this matter. Hence, it is worthwhile to provide an overview of the current status of custom by analysing the ad hoc tribunal’s case law on this point. Including a comprehensive synopsis of current literature and a contrast of the ad hoc tribunal’s case law with the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice, this book offers an inclusive insight into the source’s past and future.

New Issue: Chinese Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Chinese Journal of International Law (Vol. 9, no. 2, June 2010) is out. Contents include:
  • Wang Tieya Lecture in Public International Law
    • Shi Jiuyong, Maritime Delimitation in the Jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice
  • Articles
    • Rein Müllerson, Processes of Dissimilation and Assimilation in Humankind's Evolution: Will E Pluribus Unum Replace Ex Uno Plures?
    • Curtis A. Bradley, The United States and Human Rights Treaties: Race Relations, the Cold War, and Constitutionalism
    • Alexander Orakhelashvili, Threat, Emergency and Survival: The Legality of Emergency Action in International Law
  • Comments, Essays and Notes
    • Simon Marsden, Developing Approaches to Trans-boundary Environmental Impact Assessment in China: Co-operation through the Greater Tumen Initiative and in the Pearl River Delta Region
  • Courts and Tribunals
    • Xiaohui Wu, Case Note: China – Measures Affecting Trading Rights and Distribution Services for Certain Publications and Audiovisual Entertainment Products (WT/DS363/AB/R)
    • Xiuli Han, The Wiwa Cases
    • Patricia Shine, The Treatment of Non-EU Nationals before Domestic Courts of Member States
  • Development and History
    • Chen Yifeng, Structural Limitations and Possible Future of the Work of the International Law Commission

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vollmer: Die Geltung der Menschenrechte im Staatsnotstand

Bettina Vollmer has published Die Geltung der Menschenrechte im Staatsnotstand: Eine völkerrechtliche Analyse der Rechtslage in Deutschland, Spanien und dem Vereinigten Königreich (Nomos 2010). Here's the abstract:

Die Regelungen für den Staatsnotstand bilden den Härtetest einer Rechtsordnung: Um sie zu schützen, erlauben sie ein kurzfristiges Abweichen von eben dieser Ordnung. Durch den Vergleich unterschiedlicher Notstandsregelungen auf völkerrechtlicher und auf nationaler Ebene wird ein systematischer Überblick über die bestehenden Regelungen zum Staatsnotstand gegeben und deren Schwachstellen im Hinblick auf den Grund- und Menschenrechtsschutz sowie Möglichkeiten der Fortentwicklung aufgezeigt.

Die Antworten des Völkerrechts sowie der exemplarisch ausgewählten nationalen Verfassungsordnungen Deutschlands, Spaniens und des Vereinigten Königreichs werden mit besonderem Fokus auf dem Schutz der Menschenrechte verglichen und Perspektiven für eine Weiterentwicklung aufgezeigt. In das Grundgesetz wurden Notstandsregelungen im Jahr 1968 aufgenommen. Die spanischen Notstandsregelungen sind auf Grundlage zahlreicher historischer Erfahrungen und der Konfrontation mit dem ETA-Terrorismus entstanden. Das Vereinigte Königreich bietet nicht nur aufgrund seiner unterschiedlichen Rechtstradition einen interessanten Vergleich: Sowohl im Nordirlandkonflikt als auch im Kampf gegen den internationalen Terrorismus wurden Notstandsregelungen angewandt.

Stewart: Samantar v. Yousuf: Foreign Official Immunity Under Common Law

David P. Stewart (Georgetown Univ. - Law) has posted an ASIL Insight on Samantar v. Yousuf: Foreign Official Immunity Under Common Law.

Boisson de Chazournes & Kohen: Liber Amicorum Vera Gowlland-Debbas

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (Univ. of Geneva - Law) & Marcelo G. Kohen (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies - Law) have published International Law and the Quest for its Implementation / Le droit international et la quête de sa mise en oeuvre: Liber Amicorum Vera Gowlland-Debbas (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2010). Contents include:
  • Daniel Warner, Vera and the (Re)Turn to Aesthetics
  • Georges Abi-Saab, The Security Council Legibus Solutus? On the Legislative Forays of the Council
  • Andrew Clapham, The Subject of Subjects and the Attribution of Attribution
  • Monique Chemillier-Gendreau, La désuétude de l’article 26 de la Charte des Nations Unies, expression de l’échec du système onusien
  • Luigi Condorelli, Le Conseil de sécurité, les sanctions ciblées et le respect des droits de l’homme
  • Marcelo G. Kohen, There is no need to change the composition of the Security Council. It is time for stressing accountability
  • Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, L’(ir)responsabilité des forces multinationales?
  • Djacoba Liva Tehindrazanarivelo, Targeted Sanctions and Obligations of States on Listing and De-listing Procedures
  • Andrea Bianchi, Fear’s Legal Dimension Counterterrorism and Human Rights
  • Vincent Chetail, The Human Rights Council and the Challenges of the United Nations System on Human Rights: Towards a Cultural Revolution?
  • Christine Chinkin, International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and the UK Courts
  • Lucius Caflisch, Autour de l’affaire Stoll
  • Christian Dominicé, Droits individuels et droits de l’homme: Chevauchements et différences
  • Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, The Extra-Territorial Reach of Human Rights Obligations: A Brief Perspective on the Link to Jurisdiction
  • Vaughan Lowe, The wall in the occupied Palestinian territory
  • Ralph Wilde, Compliance with human rights norms extraterritorially: “human rights imperialism”?
  • Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Standards et normes techniques dans l’ordre juridique contemporain : quelques réflexions
  • James Crawford, Thomas Grant & Francesco Messineo, Towards an International Law of Responsibility: Early Doctrine
  • John Dugard, Advisory Opinions and the Secretary-General with Special Reference to the 2004 Advisory Opinion on the Wall
  • Pierre-Marie Dupuy, Unity in the application of international law at the global level and the responsibility of judges at the national level: Reviewing Georges Scelle’s “Role splitting” theory
  • Abdul G. Koroma, The binding nature of the decisions of the International Court of Justice
  • Philippe Sands, Choosing our International Judges, Past and Present
  • Eric Wyler, La paix par le droit. Entre réalité, mythe et utopie

New Volume: German Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the German Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 52, 2009) is out. Contents include:
  • Forum
    • T. Giegerich, The Federal Constitutional Court's Judgment on the Treaty of Lisbon: The Last Word (German) Wisdom Ever Has to Say on a United Europe?
  • Focus Section: Chances and Challenges of Regional Human Rights Protection
    • G. Bekker, The African Human Rights System: An Uphill Struggle
    • K. Hashemi, Muslim States, Regional Human Rights Systems and the Organization of the Islamic Conference
    • P. Malanczuk, Regional Protection of Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region
    • M. O'Boyle & J. Darcy, The European Court of Human Rights: Accomplishments, Predicaments and Challenges
    • J. M. Pasqualucci, The Inter-American Human Rights System: Progress Made and Still To Be Made
  • Symposium: The Nord Stream Pipeline: Legal, Economic and Environmental Issues
    • R. Götz, The Nord Stream Pipeline: The Energy Policy Background
    • S. Vinogradov, Challenges of Nord Stream: Streamlining International Legal Frameworks and Regimes for Submarine Pipelines
    • T. Koivurova & I. Pölönen,Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment in the Case of the Baltic Sea Gas Pipeline
    • S. Leible, Private International Law: Contracts for the Delivery of Gas
    • R. Happ, The Nord Stream Pipeline: Settlement of Disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty?
    • A.-R. Börner, Comment on the Private Law Aspects of the Nord Stream Pipeline
  • P. D. Mora, The Legality of Civil Jurisdiction over Torture under the Universal Principle
  • A. Seibert-Fohr, Judicial Independence in European Union Accessions: The Emergence of a European Basic Principle
  • A. D'Amato, The Coerciveness of International Law
  • L.F. Müller, Judicial Independence as a Council of Europe Standard
  • K. Oellers-Frahm, The Principle of Consent to International Jurisdiction: Is It Still Alive? Observations on the Judgment on Preliminary Objections in the Case Concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia)
  • A. Fischer-Lescano & L. Kreck, Piracy and Human Rights: Legal Issues in the Fight against Piracy within the Context of the European "Operation Atalanta"
  • M. Susi, Application of the Access to Court Doctrine by the European Court of Human Rights: Estonia's Concept of Comprehensive Court Protection
  • A. Alvarez-Jiménez, The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body's Limited Autonomy to Modify the WTO Dispute Settlement System

Workshop: Sarfaty

Galit Sarfaty (Univ. of Pennsylvania - Wharton School) will give a talk today at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem International Law Forum on "Why Culture Matters in International Institutions: The Marginality of Human Rights at the World Bank."

Monday, June 14, 2010

New Issue: Ethics & International Affairs

The latest issue of Ethics & International Affairs (Vol. 24, no. 2, Summer 2010) is out. Contents include:
  • Sridhar Venkatapuram, Global Justice and the Social Determinants of Health
  • Yvonne Terlingen, The United States and the UN's Targeted Sanctions of Suspected Terrorists: What Role for Human Rights?
  • Alex J. Bellamy, The Responsibility to Protect—Five Years On
  • Shareen Hertel, The Paradox of Partnership: Assessing New Forms of NGO Advocacy on Labor Rights
  • Leslie Vinjamuri, Deterrence, Democracy, and the Pursuit of International Justice

New Issue: Revista Española de Derecho Internacional

The latest issue of the Revista Española de Derecho Internacional (Vol. 61, no. 1, 2009) is out. Contents include:
  • Estudios
    • Cesáreo Gutiérrez Espada, Radicales y reformistas en el Islam (sobre el uso de la violencia)
    • Sixto Alfonso Sánchez Lorenzo, Derecho aplicable al fondo de la controversia en el arbitraje comercial internacional
    • Carlos R. Fernández Liesa, La guerra civil española y el Derecho internacional
    • Adelaida de Almeida Nascimento, Tendencias actuales del Derecho internacional de la delimitación entre Estados de los espacios marítimos: la separación de la idea del unicum
  • Jurisprudencia
    • Francisco Javier Quel López, Jurisprudencia de Derecho Internacional Público
    • Santiago Alvarez González, Jurisprudencia española y comunitaria en materia de Derecho internacional privado
  • Práctica
    • María Isabel Castaño García, Irene Rodríguez Manzano, & José Angel Sotillo Lorenzo, Crónica de la política exterior española
    • Cristina González Beilfuss, López-Tarruella Martínez, A. Litigios transfronterizos sobre derechos de propiedad industrial e intelectual
  • Información y documentación
    • Virginia Gallo Cobián, La titularidad de las contramedidas en el caso de las organizaciones internacionales
    • María José Cervell Hortal, Kosovo: a casa, misión cumplida
    • Jesús Verdú Baeza, La doble declaración de lugares de interés comunitario (LIC) y la superposición de zonas marinas protegidas en aguas de Gibraltar. ¿Una nueva controversia?
    • Florabel Quispe Remón, El caso Fujimori: la relación del Derecho interno y el Derecho internacional de los derechos humanos y el Derecho penal internacional
    • Elena López-Almansa Beaus, Acerca de la composición del Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos, ¿hasta qué punto cabe una discriminación positiva por razón de género?
    • Juan Jorge Piernas López, La respuesta de la Unión Europea al cierre de Guantánamo
    • Francisco José Pascual Vives, La profundización de las relaciones bilaterales entre España y China a través del nuevo acuerdo para la protección y la promoción recíproca de las inversiones
    • Alegría Borrás Rodríguez, Consejo sobre los Asuntos Generales y la Política de la Conferencia de La Haya de Derecho Internacional Privado (31 de marzo - 2 de abril de 2009)
    • Alegría Borrás Rodríguez, Reunión de la Comisión especial sobre el funcionamiento práctico de los Convenios de La Haya de 1965 sobre notificaciones, de 1970 sobre obtención de pruebas, de 1980 sobre acceso a la justicia y de 1961 sobre supresión de la legalización (2 a 12 de febrero de 2009)
    • Clara Isabel Cordero Alvarez, III Seminario internacional complutense: autorregulación y unificación del Derecho de los contratos internacionales (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 5 - 6 de febrero 2009)
    • María Alvarez Torné, Jornadas sobre "Derecho de sucesiones y testamentos en el contexto europeo" (Centro de congresos de Praga, 20 y 21 de abril de 2009)

New Issue: Journal du Droit International

The latest issue of the Journal du Droit International ("Clunet") (Vol. 137, no. 2, Avril-Mai-Juin 2010) is out. Contents include:
  • Transfert international du siège des sociétés
    • Caroline Kleiner, Le transfert de siège social en droit international privé
    • Didier Martin & Didier Poracchia, Company mobility through cross-border transfers of registred offices within the European Union - A new challenge for French Law
  • Doctrine
    • Hélène Péroz, La loi applicable aux partenariats enregistrés
    • David Sindres, La violation du contrat au préjudice des tiers en droit international privé
  • Variétés
    • Aurélia Lelarge, La Somalie entre anarchie et piraterie

Remiche & Ruiz-Fabri: Le commerce international entre bi- et multilatéralisme

Bernard Remiche (Université Catholique de Louvain - Law) & Hélène Ruiz-Fabri (l'Université de Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne - Law) have published Le commerce international entre bi- et multilatéralisme (Larcier 2010). Contents include:
  • Habib Gherari, Aspects juridiques
  • Bernard Guillochon, L’approche économique du bilatéralisme et du multilatéralisme
  • Francis Snyder, Les accords commerciaux régionaux de la Chine et le droit de l’OMC
  • Christian Deblock, Le bilatéralisme commercial des États-Unis
  • Carlos M. Correa, Investment and intellectual property in bilateral and regional agreements
  • Rainer Geiger, Le financement des investissements : le rôle des entreprises publiques et des fonds d’État
  • Yann Ménière, L’harmonisation du droit de la propriété intellectuelle. Quels gains ? Pour qui ?
  • Henri Culot, OMC et accords régionaux : les relations entre les mécanismes de règlement des différends
  • Lorand Bartels, The WTO enabling clause
  • Laurence Boy, La prise en compte du développement entre bi- et multilatéralisme : la question de l’agriculture
  • Patrice Reis, Commerce international, clause sociale et développement durable
  • Vincent Jamet, Globalisation financière et commerce international
  • Eric Balate, La protection des consommateurs dans le commerce international

New Issue: Indian Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Indian Journal of International Law (Vol. 49, no. 3, July-September 2009) is out. Contents include:
  • Yusuff Abdulwasiu & Ojo Akorede, Legal and Ethical Issues in Physicians' 'Right' of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare Service Delivery: A Comparative Reflection
  • B.C. Nirmal, The Human Right to Health, Access to Drugs and Global Medical Patents
  • M. Habibur Rahman, Deep Seabed Enactments: In Demise or With Delusion to Sustain
  • Vinai Kumar Singh, Regional Trade Agreements: Legal Interpretations and Suggested Proposals
  • Amit Singh, Critical Issues Relating to Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in Biotechnology: Developing Countries' Perspective and India

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Call for Submissions: Trade, Law and Development

The journal Trade, Law and Development has issued a call for submissions for its upcoming issue. Here's the call:

The Editors of Trade, Law, and Development invite submissions of unpublished, original manuscripts for publication in the Fall 2010 Issue of the Journal (vol. 2 no. 2 (2010)). The Editorial Board seeks to publish works of the highest quality sharing the theme and ideals of the Journal.

Trade, Law and Development seeks to provide an avenue for free exchange of ideas, critical thinking and constructive debate on issues of relevance to the international legal order and trading system. Within this framework, TL&D has a wide scope encompassing a range of fields, inter alia, environmental law, development, competition law, dispute resolution, public and private international law among others. The Journal further commits itself to throwing focus on and aiding in the elimination of the problems that plague the world today, especially those concerns unique to developing nations.

In this spirit, the Editorial Board seeks quality “Articles”, “Notes”, “Comments” and “Book Reviews” from authors in all spheres, including students, practitioners, academicians, jurists and policy makers. Articles may be submitted online through the TL&D website, by email, or through ExpressO or BEPress. For further information please see the submission guidelines on our website and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Last Date of Submission: 31st August, 2010.