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: Rivista di Diritto Internazionale

The latest issue of the Rivista di Diritto Internazionale (Vol. 101, no. 3, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Articoli
    • Giorgio Sacerdoti, Il regime degli scambi del Regno Unito con l’Unione Europea e i Paesi terzo dopo la Brexit : opzioni e vincoli internazionali
    • Maria Chiara Vitucci, La competenza a rappresentare lo Stato nella conclusione dei trattati e la validità degli accordi fra diritto interno e diritto internazionale
    • Micol Barnabò, Le violazioni sistematiche della Convenzione europea dei diritti dell’uomo come composite act ai sensi dell’art. 15 del progetto di articoli sulla responsabilità degli Stati
  • Note e Commenti
    • Giuseppe Palmisano, La verifica delle credenziali nell’Assemblea parlamentare del Consiglio d’Europa e la crisi delle sanzioni alla delegazione russa
    • Alice Ollino, Sull’obbligo di non riconoscimento degli enti sorti in violazione di norme internazionali fondamentali : il caso Güzelyurtlu e altri c. Cipro e Turchia
    • Cristina Campiglio, Lo statuto personale dei rifugiati : vecchi e nuovi problemi di diritto internazionale privato
  • Panorama
    • Natalino Ronzitti, Impiego di armi chimiche in Siria, intervento d’umanità e responsabilità di proteggere
    • Elena Sciso, Responsabilità di proteggere in Siria e uso unilaterale della forza
    • Fulvio Maria Palombino, Sui pretesi limiti costituzionali al potere del Governo di stipulare accordi in forma semplificata
    • Pierfrancesco Rossi, Il Presidente della Repubblica e il rispetto degli obblighi internazionali : in margine al primo rinvio alle Camere per contrasto con l’art. 117, 1º comma, Cost.
    • Riccardo Pavoni, Giurisdizione civile universale per atti di tortura e diritto di accesso al giudice : la sentenza della grande camera della Corte europea dei diritti umani nel caso Naït-Liman
    • Luigi Fumagalli, Meccanismi ISDS negli intra-EU BIT’s : la Corte di giustizia pone fine a un lungo dibattito. E ora?

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

de la Rasilla del Moral & Shahid: International Law and Islam: Historical Explorations

Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral (Wuhan Univ. - Law) & Ayesha Shahid (Coventry Univ. - Law) have published International Law and Islam: Historical Explorations (Brill | Nijhoff 2019). Contents include:
  • Ignacio de la Rasilla, Islam and the Global Turn in the History of International Law
  • Ignacio de la Rasilla, The Protean Historical Mirror of International Law
  • Michelle Burgis-Kasthala, How Should International Lawyers Study Islamic Law and Its Contribution to International Law?
  • Ayesha Shahid, An Exploration of the ‘Global’ History of International Law: Some Perspectives from within the Islamic Legal Traditions
  • John D. Haskell, Subjectivity and Structures: The Challenges of Methodology in the Study of the History of International Law and Religion
  • Robert Kolb, The Basis of Obligation in Treaties of Ancient Cultures – Pactum Est Servandum?
  • Jean Allain, Khadduri as Gatekeeper of the Islamic Law of Nations?
  • Ignacio Forcada Barona, In Search of the Lost Influence: Islamic Thinkers and the Spanish Origins of International Law
  • Pierre-Alexandre Cardinal & Frédéric Mégret, The Other ‘Other’: Moors, International Law and the Origin of the Colonial Matrix
  • Luigi Nuzzo, Law, Religion and Power: Texts and Discourse of Conquest
  • Ilias Bantekas, Land Rights in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman State Succession Treaties
  • Haniff Ahamat & Nizamuddin Alias, The Evolution of the Personality of the Malay Sultanate States
  • Matthias Vanhullebusch, On the Abodes of War and Peace in the Islamic Law of War: Fact or Fiction?
  • Mohamed Badar, Ahmed Al-Dawoody & Noelle Higgins, The Origins and Evolution of Islamic Law of Rebellion: Its Significance to the Current International Humanitarian Law Discourse

Kendall & Nouwen: International Criminal Justice and Humanitarianism

Sara Kendall (Univ. of Kent - Law) & Sarah Nouwen (Univ. of Cambridge - Law) have posted International Criminal Justice and Humanitarianism (in The Oxford Handbook of International Criminal Law, Kevin Jon Heller, Frédéric Mégret, Sarah Nouwen, Jens David Ohlin & Darryl Robinson eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This chapter explores the relationship between international criminal justice and the field of humanitarianism. From some perspectives within these fields, humanitarianism and international criminal justice are diametrically opposed (international criminal justice against humanitarianism). Whilst recognising the differences in mandates and operational practices, this chapter argues that the fields nevertheless share certain attributes and challenges. Building on these parallels, the chapter illustrates two central issues faced by both fields: their relationship to and enactment of politics and their accountability to various constituencies (international criminal justice and humanitarianism). In addition to facing analogous challenges, the fields may in fact overlap when international criminal justice addresses humanitarian concerns by undertaking relief provision, or when lawyers use international criminal justice as a practice to alleviate suffering (international criminal justice as a form of humanitarianism). The chapter concludes with a call for further reflexivity in the field of international criminal justice, inspired by developments in humanitarian scholarship and practice.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Berman: Authority in International Law

Franklin Berman (Essex Court Chambers) has posted Authority in International Law. Here's the abstract:
The author discusses the question of authority when determining the content of an international legal rule. Taking Article 38(1)(d) of the ICJ Statute as a point of departure, he determines through meticolous analysis what ranks as judicial decisions as well as teachings within the meaning of the norm. The author then proceeds to a number of factors to determine authoritativeness: objectivity, knowledgeability, depth of analysis, and the presence or otherwise of reasoning and, in particular, the persuasiveness of an opinion. In the case of judicial pronouncements, the author points out that the paradox between Article 59 and Article 38(1)(d) of the ICJ Statute is only an apparent one. While judgments of the Court are binding only between the parties, it is merely the underlying reasoning that can be taken into account in the context of Article 38(1)(d) if considered persuasive. Without central authority, authoritativenes in international law must always be earned which is also the reason for the lack of an hierarchical order between as well as within judicial pronouncements and learned writings though the former are usually more likely to fulfil the criteria of authoritativeness. In both cases, however, previously acquired reputation of a court or even an individual judge as well as of a learned writer can create a presumption of authoritativeness. On a more general level, the author concludes with a call for a more careful differentiation between the determination of law and its application. Putting the issue discussed into perspective, the author argues that situations of law determination arise, contrary to common understanding, in fact far less often than situations of law application.

Cohen: What is International Trade Law for?

Harlan Grant Cohen (Univ. of Georgia - Law) has posted What is International Trade Law for? Here's the abstract:

Events of the past few years, including the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and election of Donald Trump as President in the United States, have reignited debates about the global trade regime. In particular, many have begun to question whether the trade regime has done enough for those who feel left behind by globalization. While some have held fast to the view that redistribution of trade’s gains is primarily a matter of domestic policy, others have suggested tweaks to the international trade agreements aimed at better spreading the wealth.

But what if the problem isn’t policy, but principle? The major international economic institutions of the last few decades have been based on and around a normative principle of “growing the pie” and “raising all boats.” Most policy tweaks that have been suggested assume this neoliberal principle, even while trying to soften it harder edges. But it’s not clear that those voting against trade agreements agree.

This essay reconsiders the normative basis of international economic law, searching for a new narrative that can reopen and reinvigorate trade politics while justifying and directing the regime going forward. Surveying various normative narratives put forward in the past, it asks what an embedded liberalism might look like in an era of complex transnational supply chains. It suggests that an international economic order built around a state’s obligations to provide for the welfare of its people might need to reorient around other policy issues like tax and regulations, shifting trade from the driver to passenger in international negotiations.

New Issue: Cambridge International Law Journal

The latest issue of the Cambridge International Law Journal (Vol. 7, no. 2, December 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Andrea Broderick, The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the European Convention on Human Rights: a tale of two halves or a potentially unified vision of human rights?
  • Agustín Ruiz Robledo, The construction of the right to free elections by the European Court of Human Rights
  • Tania Penovic & Ronli Sifris, Expanding the feminisation dimension of international law: targeted anti-abortion protest as violence against women
  • Róisín A Costello, International criminal law and the role of non-state actors in preserving open source evidence
  • Tsvetelina van Benthem, Social media actors in the fight against terrorism: technology and its impact on human rights
  • Eva Kassoti, Doing business right? Private actors and the international legality of economic activities in occupied territories
  • Johanna Aleria P Lorenzo, International law-making in the field of sustainable development and an emerging droit commun among international financial institutions

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Donaldson: The League of Nations, Ethiopia and the Making of States

Megan Donaldson (Lauterpacht Centre for International Law) has posted The League of Nations, Ethiopia and the Making of States (Humanity, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This article takes the Ethiopian case as a lens on how the existence of the League refracted approaches to statehood and belonging for polities on the margins of the “family of nations.” Unlike many other doctrinal or historical treatments, this article does not focus on any one juridical concept or doctrine, such as sovereignty, statehood, or recognition. Rather, it traces the flux within concepts, and the uneasy relation between them, which come to light when public statements in the League are read alongside deliberations within European foreign ministries, and projects of reform pursued in Ethiopia itself. Refocusing on the complexity of contemporary discussions reveals how juridical approaches have shifted over time in their relation to concrete factors such as military force, bureaucratic organization and political structures, and bridges a distinction entrenched by disciplinary demarcations in the secondary literature on statehood and state-making.

New Issue: International Peacekeeping

The latest issue of International Peacekeeping (Vol. 26, no. 1, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • John Karlsrud, From Liberal Peacebuilding to Stabilization and Counterterrorism
  • Rachel Julian & Russell Gasser, Soldiers, Civilians and Peacekeeping – Evidence and False Assumptions
  • Georgina Holmes, Situating Agency, Embodied Practices and Norm Implementation in Peacekeeping Training
  • Oliver P. Richmond, Peace and the Formation of Political Order
  • Steffi Raes, Cind Du Bois & Caroline Buts, Supplying UN Peacekeepers: An Assessment of the Body Bag Syndrome among OECD Nations

Call for Papers: Backwards and Forwards: Law in a Time of Crisis

The Stanford Program in Law and Society has issued a call for papers for its Sixth Conference for Junior Researchers, to take place May 10-11, 2019. The theme is: "Backwards and Forwards: Law in a Time of Crisis." The call is here.

Call for Papers: The Plurality of Law and Development

A call for papers has been issued for the fourth annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network, to be held on September 25-27, 2019 at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The theme is: "The Plurality of Law and Development." The call is here.

New Issue: Journal of Conflict & Security Law

The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict & Security Law (Vol. 23, no. 3, Winter 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: The Relationship between International Humanitarian Law and General International Law
    • Michael N Schmitt, Foreword
    • Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne & Kubo Mačák, Editorial: The Relationship between International Humanitarian Law and General International Law
    • Katharine Fortin, How to Cope with Diversity While Preserving Unity in Customary International Law? Some Insights from International Humanitarian Law
    • Vito Todeschini, The Impact of International Humanitarian Law on the Principle of Systemic Integration
    • Marco Longobardo, The Contribution of International Humanitarian Law to the Development of the Law of International Responsibility Regarding Obligations Erga Omnes and Erga Omnes Partes
    • Remy Jorritsma, Where General International Law meets International Humanitarian Law: Attribution of Conduct and the Classification of Armed Conflicts
    • Antal Berkes, The Standard of ‘Due Diligence’ as a Result of Interchange between the Law of Armed Conflict and General International Law
    • Rogier Bartels, The Relationship between International Humanitarian Law and the Notion of State Sovereignty

New Issue: Europa Ethnica

The latest issue of Europa Ethnica (Vol. 75, nos. 3/4, 2018). Contents include:
  • Christoph Gusy, Minderheitenrecht vor neuer Bewährungsprobe
  • Gaetano Pentassuglia, Group Identities and Human Rights: How Do We Square the Circle in International Law?
  • Lauri Hannikainen, National Minorities in Finland
  • Guiu Sobiela-Caanitz, Que signife «Europa Ethnica»?
  • Klaus-Jürgen Nagel, Der katalanische Unabhängigkeitsprozess: Mit der roadmap in die Sackgasse?

Monday, December 10, 2018

Symposium: International Trade in the Trump Era

The Yale Journal of International Law Online has begun to post a symposium on "International Trade in the Trump Era." Contents include:
  • Kathleen Claussen & David Singh Grewal, Introduction
  • Rachel Brewster, The Trump Administration and the Future of the WTO
  • Timothy Meyer, Trade, Redistribution, and the Imperial Presidency
  • Joel P. Trachtman, A World Trade Organization for Workers?
  • Gregory Shaffer, A Tragedy in the Making? The Decline of Law and the Return of Power in International Trade Relations
  • Andrew Lang, Protectionism’s Many Faces
  • David Singh Grewal, A Research Agenda for Trade Policy in the Trump Era
  • Padideh Ala’I, The Trump Administration vs. the WTO Appellate Body: How the Appellate Body Can Help Maintain Global Economic Relations and Peace
  • Chantal Thomas, Trade and Development in an Era of Multipolarity and Reterritorialization
  • Kathleen Claussen, Old Wine in New Bottles? The Trade Rule of Law
  • Harold Hongju Koh, Epilogue

AJIL Unbound Symposium: The Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy

AJIL Unbound has posted a symposium on “The Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy.” The symposium includes an introduction by Alexandra Huneeus and contributions by Molly K. Land, Ellen Hey, Catherine Powell, Helmut Philipp Aust, Anne Peters, and R. Alta Charo.

New Issue: Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen

The latest issue of Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen (Vol. 25, no. 2, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Aufsätze
    • Johanna Speyer, Das Gegenteil von gut ist gut gemeint. Wie ein Weltmenschenrechtsgerichtshof die Menschenrechte schwächt
    • Joscha Wullweber, Zentralbanken als marktmachende Akteure. Die global governance des Finanzsystems, das Schattenbankensystem und unkonventionelle Zentralbankpolitik seit der globalen Finanzkrise
    • Manuel Iretzberger & Bernhard Stahl, Politikrelevanz und Handlungsempfehlungen in den Internationalen Beziehungen
    • Markus Kornprobst & Martin Senn, Ordnung, Kommunikation und Wandel in der Weltpolitik. Entwurf einer Theorie rhetorischer Felder
  • FORUM - Strukturwandel der Globalisierung?
    • Kai Koddenbrock, Strukturwandel der Globalisierung? Brexit, Trump(ismus), Strategien Chinas und die politische Ökonomie der internationalen Beziehungen Einleitung zum Forum
    • Jenny Simon, Die Rolle Chinas in den aktuellen Auseinandersetzungen um den Operationsmodus der Globalisierung
    • Hans-Jürgen Bieling, Jenseits der (neo-)liberal-kosmopolitischen Hegemonie? Die »Doppelkrise« der transatlantischen Globalisierungspolitik
    • Andreas Nölke, Vom liberalen zum organisierten Kapitalismus
    • Ingar Solty, Rechtsautoritärer Nationalismus oder autoritär-imperialer Neoliberalismus? Die USA unter Donald Trump im globalen Beggar-thy-neighbor- Kapitalismus

New Issue: Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy

The latest issue of the Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy (Vol. 13, no. 2, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Revisiting ‘Exceptions’ under International Economic Law
    • Jaemin Lee, Commercializing National Security? National Security Exceptions’ Outer Parameter under GATT Article XXI
    • R.V. Anuradha, Petrificus Totalus: The Spell of National Security!
    • R. Rajesh Babu, WTO and the Protection of Public Morals
    • Haniff Ahamat & Nasarudin Abdul Rahman, Halal Food, Market Access and Exception to WTO Law: New Aspects Learned from Indonesia — Chicken Products
    • Rolf H. Weber & Rainer Baisch, Revisiting the Public Moral/Order and the Security Exceptions under the GATS
    • Yueh-Ping (Alex) Yang, The Evolving Prudential Exceptions in Regional Trade Agreements
    • Ma. Joy V. Abrenica, Balancing Consumer Welfare and Public Interest in Competition Law
  • Other General Articles
    • Julien Chaisse & Xueliang Ji, “Soft Law” in International Law-Making ⸻ How Soft International Taxation
    • Haifeng Deng & Jie (Jeanne) Huang, What Should China Learn from the CPTPP Environmental Provisions?
    • Chih-yuan Lo, Subsidy Extinction and the Distinction Between Company and Shareholders under the SCM Agreement: Proposing a Control-Centered Approach

Kleinlein: Matters of Interpretation: How to Conceptualize and Evaluate Change of Norms and Values in the International Legal Order

Thomas Kleinlein (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena - Law) has posted Matters of Interpretation: How to Conceptualize and Evaluate Change of Norms and Values in the International Legal Order. Here's the abstract:
This article analyses, from a methodological and theoretical perspective, how international legal method deals with change. Section 2 sets the stage, develops a legal perspective on change of norms and values in the international legal order and distinguishes between structural change and norm change. This is followed in sections 3 and 4 by an examination of doctrinal categories that provide techniques to process change in international legal practice. International legal method is equipped with several techniques to process—and to conceptualize and evaluate—change: ‘Formal’ norm change is a matter of the doctrine of sources. International law can also change ‘informally’ through the shifting meaning of norm texts. Both formal and informal change is a matter of interpretation. Therefore, section 5 aims at theorizing interpretive change. It examines the relationship between the sources of law and legal interpretation as categories of change and analyses theoretical perceptions of interpretive change.

New Issue: Ethics & International Affairs

The latest issue of Ethics & International Affairs (Vol. 32, no. 4, Winter 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Essay
    • Ş. İlgü Özler, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy: Progress and Challenges
  • Roundtable: Competing Visions for Cyberspace
    • Duncan B. Hollis & Tim Maurer, Introduction
    • Ronald J. Deibert, Toward a Human-Centric Approach to Cybersecurity
    • Daniel J. Weitzner, Promoting Economic Prosperity in Cyberspace
    • Duncan B. Hollis & Jens David Ohlin, What if Cyberspace Were for Fighting?
    • Martha Finnemore, Ethical Dilemmas in Cyberspace
  • Feature
    • Bolarinwa Adediran, Reforming the Security Council through a Code of Conduct: A Sisyphean Task?
  • Review Essays
    • Anne Peters, How Not to Do Things with International Law
    • Micheline Ishay, Human Rights Under Attack: What Comes Next?

Call for Submissions: Maritime Law Arbitration: Procedural and Substantive Issues

Transnational Dispute Management has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on "Maritime Law Arbitration: Procedural and Substantive Issues." The call is here.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Symposium: Utopien im Wandel: Zur Geschichte der Menschenrechte und des Humanitarismus im 20. Jahrhundert

Zeitgeschichte has posted a special issue on "Utopien im Wandel: Zur Geschichte der Menschenrechte und des Humanitarismus im 20. Jahrhundert." Contents include:
  • Eric D. Weitz, The Soviet Union and the Creation of the International Human Rights System
  • Peter Ridder, Die UN-Menschenrechtspakte - Ein langer und steiniger Pfad zur Einigkeit
  • Ned Richardson-Little, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in East Germany: Socialist Appropriation and Dissident Contestation, 1948-1989
  • Janne Mende, Indigene Menschenrechte: Universalismus oder Indigenität?
  • Daniel Stahl, Zur Genese des Rechts auf Wahrheit
  • Michael Homberg, Technologie, die verbindet? Informationstechnik und Menschenrechte im digitalen Zeitalter
  • Samuel Moyn, Theses on Humanitarianism and Human Rights
  • Bill Sharman, Refugee Refusals: Human Rights and Humanitarianism since 1948
  • Jakob Schönhagen, Ein vergessenes Jubiläum: Das „New York Protocol“ von 1967 jährte sich im Jahr 2017 zum 50sten Mal
  • Ryan Heyden, For the Formation of a Peaceful Future: Humanitarianism, Occupation, and a defeated Germany, 1945-1949
  • Jiayi Tao, Uncovering International Aid in China from UNRRA, 1943-1947

New Issue: Journal of International Arbitration

The latest issue of the Journal of International Arbitration (Vol. 35, no. 6, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Gordon Blanke, Free Zone Arbitration in the United Arab Emirates: DIFC v. ADGM (Part II)
  • Heiko A. Haller & Annette Keilmann, In Claimant’s Hands? Admissibility and Consequences of a Withdrawal of Claim in International Arbitration
  • Joachim Drude, Fiat iustitia, ne pereat mundus: A Novel Approach to Corruption and Investment Arbitration
  • Shaun Pereira, Deferred Challenges to Jurisdiction Under the Model Law

New Issue: Journal of International Dispute Settlement

The latest issue of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (Vol. 9, no. 4, December 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Georgios Dimitropoulos, Investor–State Dispute Settlement Reform and Theory of Institutional Design
    • William Thomas Worster, The Frailties of Maps as Evidence in International Law
    • Jonathan Hill, Is an Interim Measure of Protection Ordered by an Arbitral Tribunal an Arbitral Award?
    • María Asunción Cebrián Salvat, Jurisdiction in Franchising Agreements: In Search of Efficiency
    • Jorge E Viñuales, Too Many Butterflies? The Micro-Drivers of the International Investment Law System
    • Daniel Peat, International Investment Law and the Public Law Analogy: The Fallacies of the General Principles Method
  • Current Developments
    • Joost Pauwelyn & Rebecca J Hamilton, Exit from International Tribunals
  • Practicing Article
    • Sergio Ugalde & Juan José Quintana, Managing Litigation before the International Court of Justice