Saturday, August 17, 2019

New Issue: International Journal of Human Rights

The latest issue of the International Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 23, no. 7, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Nicholas McMurry, Applying human rights to enable participation
  • Jamal Barnes, Force-feeding and the legacy of torture in the ‘war on terror’
  • Elisa Morgera, Under the radar: the role of fair and equitable benefit-sharing in protecting and realising human rights connected to natural resources
  • Sara Bertotti, Separate or inseparable? How discourse interpreting law and politics as separable categories shaped the formation of the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review
  • Armis Sadri, The Arab human rights system: achievements and challenges
  • Frederick Cowell, Understanding the causes and consequences of British exceptionalism towards the European Court of Human Rights
  • Karen Giovanna Añaños Bedriñana, Fanny Tania Añaños Bedriñana & José Antonio Rodríguez Martín, Exercising fundamental rights in punitive conditions: education in Spanish prisons

Friday, August 16, 2019

New Issue: Global Society

The latest issue of Global Society (Vol. 33, no. 4, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Simon Curtis, Global Cities as Market Civilisation
  • Carolijn van Noort, The Construction of Power in the Strategic Narratives of the BRICS
  • Long T. Bui, Monetary Orientalism: Currency Wars and the Framing of China as Global Cheater
  • Sara Kalm, Lisa Strömbom & Anders Uhlin, Civil Society Democratising Global Governance? Potentials and Limitations of “Counter-Democracy”
  • Soft Power and the Currency of Sports: (Re)imagining South Africa’s Rising Hegemony in Africa Olusola Ogunnubi
  • Constanza Barraza Vargas, Women in Command: The Impact of Female Leadership on International Organisations

Birkett: Victims’ Justice? Reparations and Asset Forfeiture at the Extraordinary African Chambers

Daley J. Birkett (Univ. of Kiel - Walther Schücking Institute for International Law; Univ of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law) has published Victims’ Justice? Reparations and Asset Forfeiture at the Extraordinary African Chambers (Journal of African Law, Vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 151-161, June 2019). Here's the abstract:
This article critically analyses the reparations and asset forfeiture framework at the Extraordinary African Chambers and its application in the case against Hissène Habré. It identifies obstacles to implementing the reparations awarded and calls for states and international organizations to support their realization for the sake of Habré’s victims, without whose efforts the tribunal might not exist. It argues that international(ized) criminal tribunals should more readily utilize fines and forfeiture as penalties to alleviate the pressure on trust funds to implement reparations awards, particularly in cases where convicted persons possess substantial assets. Lastly, in light of the requirement that assets susceptible to forfeiture orders be derived directly or indirectly from the crime(s) of which a person is found guilty, the article questions the failure of the prosecutor to charge Habré with the war crime of pillage, despite its availability in the tribunal's statute and the finding that the suffering of many of Habré’s victims entitled to individual compensation resulted from pillage.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

New Volume: Anuario Colombiano de Derecho Internacional

The latest volume of the Anuario Colombiano de Derecho Internacional (Vol. 12, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Leopoldo M. A. Godio, El derecho del mar y el cambio climático en el Ártico: ¿estrechos internacionales o protección y preservación del medio marino?
  • Mónica Feria- Tinta & Simon C. Milnes ,Derecho ambiental internacional para el siglo xxi: la constitucionalización del derecho a un medio ambiente sano en la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos Opinión Consultiva número 23
  • Laura Victoria García Matamoros, La relación entre las políticas de inversión extranjera en Colombia y los acuerdos internacionales de inversión
  • Carlos Esplugues Mota, Securitización e inversiones extranjeras: control del riesgo de ciertas inversiones para la seguridad nacional del Estado

New Volume: Anuario Mexicano de Derecho Internacional

The latest volume of the Anuario Mexicano de Derecho Internacional (Vol. 19, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Doctrina
    • Xavier J. Ramírez García de León, Amnistías y derecho internacional. El conflicto de Camboya y la búsqueda de la reconciliación
    • Ricardo Arredondo, ¿Una nueva guerra fría por otros medios? Las derivaciones del caso Skripal
    • Juan Manuel Portilla Gómez, La imprecisa regulación jurídica de los procesos de secesión en el derecho internacional postcolonial. El caso de Cataluña
    • Carlos R. Fernández Liesa, El desafío soberanista y el derecho internacional
    • Maiara Giorgi, The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Process of International Treaty Making
    • César Andrés Peniche Luna, La interpretación de la noción de zona económica exclusiva en el derecho penal mexicano
    • Josiane Rose Petry Veronese & Wanda Helena Mendes Muniz Falcão, Can the Child Speak? Possibilities of Direct Communication with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
    • Rodrigo Cristiano Diehl & Marli Marlene Moraes da Costa, El combate al tráfico internacional de niñas para fines de explotación sexual en América Latina
    • Ana Paula Motta Costa & Daniela Dora Eilberg, Justiça juvenil em pauta internacional: perspectivas à efetivação da normativa sobre direitos humanos das crianças e adolescentes privados de liberdade
    • Ana Belem García Chavarría, Debates sobre la prueba en el litigio ante la Corte Interamericana
    • Miriam Henríquez Viñas, El control de convencionalidad interno. Su conceptualización en la jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos
    • Gonzalo Aguilar Cavallo, Obligatoriedad del control de convencionalidad a la luz del derecho de los tratados
    • Jorge Eduardo Arias Garrido, Evolución del juzgamiento de la tortura en casos de terrorismo por el Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos
    • Salete Oro Boff, Proteção jurídica das cultivares na UPOV, no TRIPs e os limites na legislação brasileira: o embate entre interesse público e privado
  • Comentarios
    • Nuria González Martín, Relatoría de la Séptima Reunión de la Comisión Especial sobre el Funcionamiento Práctico del Convenio de La Haya del 25 de octubre de 1980 sobre los Aspectos Civiles de la Sustracción Internacional de Menores, y del Convenio de La Haya del 19 de octubre de 1996 relativo a la Competencia, la Ley Aplicable, el Reconocimiento, la Ejecución y la Cooperación en Materia de Responsabilidad Parental y de Medidas de Protección de los Niños, en La Haya, Holanda, 10-17 de octubre de 2017
    • Florencia Soledad Wegher Osci, Da mihi factum dabo tibi ius. Notas sobre la aplicación del derecho extranjero en casos iusprivatistas multinacionales y su vinculación con el acceso a la justicia en el Código Civil y Comercial de la República Argentina

New Issue: Diritti umani e diritto internazionale

The latest issue of Diritti umani e diritto internazionale (Vol. 13, no. 2, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Studi
    • Marco Longobardo, L’obbligo di prevenzione del genocidio e la distinzione fra obblighi di condotta e obblighi di risultato
    • Eugenio Zaniboni, Money for Nothing, Push-back ‘for Free’: On the (Missed) Implementation of the CEAS and the New Italian Agenda for Asylum Seekers Reception
    • The US Supreme Court Decision in Jam v. International Finance Corporation
    • Annamaria Viterbo & Andrea Spagnolo, Introduction
    • Edward Chukwuemeke Okeke, Unpacking the Jam v. IFC Decision
    • Pierfrancesco Rossi, The International Law Significance of Jam v. IFC: Some Implications for the Immunity of International Organizations
    • Annamaria Viterbo & Andrea Spagnolo, Of Immunity and Accountability of International Organizations: A Contextual Reading of Jam v. IFC
  • Interventi
    • Adele Del Guercio, Il caso della Sea-Watch 3 tra obblighi di diritto del mare, diritti umani e tutela dell’infanzia
    • Concetta Maria Pontecorvo, La riforma dell’azione internazionale di risposta alle emergenze sanitarie globali all’indomani del ‘caso Ebola’: quo vadis?
  • Osservatorio
    • Sophie Domaine, Problemi e prospettive dell’idea di un Patto globale per l’ambiente
    • Ilaria Infante, Pesca sostenibile, Unione europea e Marocco: la sentenza della Corte di giustizia e le conseguenze per il popolo ‘Saharawi’ e la sua autodeterminazione
    • Diego Mauri, Presunzione di innocenza e rimedio effettivo: osservazioni brevi (ma di ampio respiro) a margine dei casi Maslarova e Lolov
    • Ludovica Poli, Il primo (timido) parere consultivo della Corte europea dei diritti umani: ancora tante questioni aperte sulla gestazione per altri
    • Alessandro Rosanò, Du côté de chez Aranyosi, ovvero ancora su come la Corte di giustizia ha chiarito alcuni aspetti applicativi del test Aranyosi e Căldăraru
    • Andrea Caligiuri, Corte penale internazionale e identificazione della norma sul divieto di amnistia per i responsabili di crimini contro l’umanità
    • Laura Di Gianfrancesco, Il rivivere della giurisprudenza internazionale sul crimine di genocidio nella sentenza della Corte europea sul caso Drėlingas

New Issue: Revue Générale de Droit International Public

The latest issue of the Revue Générale de Droit International Public (Vol. 123, no. 2, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Point de Vue
    • Carlo Santulli, L’expansion de la souveraineté de l’État
  • Article
    • Sarah Cassella, Responsabilité(s) de l’État pour le risque global lié aux changements climatiques
  • Note
    • Jean Louis Iten, L’avis consultatif de la Cour internationale de Justice du 25 février 2019 sur les Effets juridiques de la séparation de l’archipel des Chagos de Maurice en 1965

New Issue: Journal du Droit International

The latest issue of the Journal du Droit International ("Clunet") (Vol. 146, no. 2, Avril-Mai-Juin 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Doctrine
    • Éric Loquin, L´accélération de la procédure d´arbitrage à l´intérieur de l´espace OHADA
    • Sophie Grosbon, Investissements et changements climatiques: le chapitre 8 de l´Accord économique et commercial global (AEcG/CETA) face aux impératifs de transition énergétique
  • Variétés
    • Renan Le Mestre, Le Commonwealth des Nations a-t-il encore un avenir?
    • Hélène de Pooter, De la chasse à la baleine à la capture du crabe des neiges: tensions persistantes autour de l´archipel du Svalbard

New Issue: Leiden Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Leiden Journal of International Law (Vol. 32, no. 3, September 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • International Legal Theory
    • Andrea Bianchi & Anne Saab, Fear and international law-making: An exploratory inquiry
    • Jean d’Aspremont, Three international lawyers in a hall of mirrors
    • Jan Klabbers, Notes on the ideology of international organizations law: The International Organization for Migration, state-making, and the market for migration
  • International Law and Practice
    • Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, International economic law and the quest for universality
    • Amy Elizabeth Chinnappa, The United States and the Coalition Provisional Authority – occupation by proxy?
    • Yan Wang, Power of discourse in free trade agreement negotiation
  • International Law and Practice: Symposium on the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework
    • Giedre Jokubauskaite, The World Bank Environmental and Social Framework in a wider realm of public international law
    • Ruth Houghton, Looking at the World Bank’s safeguard reform through the lens of deliberative democracy
    • María Victoria Cabrera Ormaza & Franz Christian Ebert, The World Bank, human rights, and organizational legitimacy strategies: The case of the 2016 Environmental and Social Framework
    • Margherita Brunori, Protecting access to land for indigenous and non-indigenous communities: A new page for the World Bank?
    • Radu Mares, Securing human rights through risk-management methods: Breakthrough or misalignment?
    • Philipp Dann & Michael Riegner, The World Bank’s Environmental and Social Safeguards and the evolution of global order
  • Hague International Tribunals: International Court of Justice
    • Vladyslav Lanovoy, The authority of inter-state arbitral awards in the case law of the International Court of Justice
  • International Criminal Courts and Tribunals: International Criminal Court
    • Daley J. Birkett, Pre-trial ‘Protective Measures for the Purpose of Forfeiture’ at the International Criminal Court: Safeguarding and balancing competing rights and interests

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

New Volume: German Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the German Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 61, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Forum: The Trump Administration and International Law
    • Jack Goldsmith & Shannon Togawa Mercer, International Law and Institutions in the Trump Era
  • Focus: International Health Law
    • Nele Matz-Lück, Introduction
    • Pedro A. Villarreal, Public International Law and Human Health: Bridging Conceptual Gaps Through Governance
    • Anika Klafki, International Health Regulations and Transmissible Diseases
    • Valentin Aichele, ›Taking out the Magnifier‹: Groups in Vulnerable Situations Under Global Health Law
    • Silja Vöneky, International Standard Setting in Biomedicine – Foundations and New Challenges
    • Philippe Cullet & Hu Yuanquiong, Medical Patents and the Right to Health – From Monopoly Control to Open Access Innovation and Provision of Medicines
  • Walther Schücking Lecture
    • Christine Chinkin, Women, Peace, and Security: Tackling Violence Against Women in the Contemporary World?
  • General Articles
    • Riccardo Pisillo Mazzeschi, Coordination of Different Principles and Values in International Law
    • Annalisa Ciampi, The Divide Between Human Rights, International Trade, Investment and Development Law
    • Patrizia Vigni, State Responsibility for the Destruction of Cultural Property
    • Viljam Engström, Regulating the Baltic Sea – A Showcase of Normative Pluralism
    • Katayoun Hosseinnejad, Interpretation in Light of Which ›Object and Purpose‹?
    • Sophie Papadileris, Protection of Peacekeepers Resorting to Armed Force – A Current Dilemma
  • German Practice
    • Guido Hildner, The Activation of the International Criminal Court’s Jurisdiction over the Crime of Aggression: The Edifice is Completed
    • Helmut Philipp Aust & Mehrdad Payandeh, German Practice With Regard to the Use of Force in Syria
    • Sara Jötten & Felix Machts, Ban on Strike Action for Civil Servants is Constitutional: The Judgment of the Federal Constitutional Court of 12 June 2018
    • Liv Christiansen, Turkish Politicians’ Political Campaigns in Germany – The Legality of Public Appearances Under German Law
    • Henning Büttner, Much Ado About Nothing vs. the Opening of Pandora’s Box? – Some (Normative) Aspects of the Migration Compact Regarding its Impact on Germany
    • Maximilian Jacob & Clemens J. Dorsel, The Case of the Lifeline – A German Perspective on the Dilemma of Private Sea Rescuing in the Mediterranean

Eighth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law

The Eighth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law will be held at the National University of Singapore over the next two days, August 13 and 14, 2019, convened by Dino Kritsiotis (Univ. of Nottingham - Law) and J.H.H. Weiler (New York Univ. - Law), with guest conveners Simon Chesterman (National Univ. of Singapore - Law), Antony Anghie (National Univ. of Singapore - Law; Univ. of Utah - Law), and Lucy Ferguson Reed (National Univ. of Singapore - Law). The program is here.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Alschner: The Computational Analysis of International Law

Wolfgang Alschner (Univ. of Ottawa - Law) has posted The Computational Analysis of International Law (in Research Methods in International Law: A Handbook, Rossana Deplano & Nicholas Tsagourias eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
When traditional international law techniques reach their conceptual and methodological limits, we need to look for help in other disciplines. International law scholars have in the past drawn inspirations from economics, political science or sociology to enrich the study and our understanding of international law. Now the time has come to add a new discipline to this list: computer science. The computational analysis of international law renders legal analysis scalable and empowers international lawyers to study international law in unprecedented depth and breadth. In this contribution, I provide an overview of computational techniques for the doctrinal and legal-institutional study of international law highlighting this neglected, but increasingly important field of interdisciplinary study.

New Issue: Revue québécoise de droit international

The latest issue of the Revue Québécoise de Droit International (Vol 31, no. 1, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Études
    • Andrea K. Bjorklund & Jonathan Brosseau, L’accord commercial entre le Canada et l’Union européenne prévoit-il une résolution des différends par arbitrage ou règlement judiciaire ?
    • Kintxo Freis, Protection de l’environnement et expropriation indirecte dans les accords méga-régionaux S
    • Thierry Garcia, Le Brexit au regard des droits des traités et des organisations internationales
    • Azzouz Kerdoun, L’immigration irrégulière dans l’espace euro-méditerranéen et la protection des droits fondamentaux
    • Camille Pons, La gestation pour autrui : l’influence des droits fondamentaux européens sur le droit international privé
    • Jolane T. Lauzon, Araya v. Nevsun Resources: Remedies for Victims of Human Rights Violations Committed by Canadian Mining Companies Abroad
    • Wang Li, Le principe de consentement libre, préalable et éclairé et son application dans la collecte des données du patrimoine culturel immatériel
  • Dossier
    • Marie Ghantous, Freedom of Expression and Contempt of Court before International Criminal Court: Selected issues – Introductory Note
    • John Cubbon, Journalistic Freedom of Expression and Contempt Proceedings at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
    • Marie Ghantous, Freedom of Expression and the “Margin of Appreciation” or “Margin of Discretion” Doctrine
    • Marie Ghantous, Ordre public Protection as Legitimate Aim for Freedom of Expression Restriction in the International Legal Order

New Issue: Journal of Conflict & Security Law

The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict & Security Law (Vol. 24, no. 2, Summer 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Themis Tzimas, Self-Defense by Non-State Actors in States of Fragmented Authority
  • Quoc Tan Trung Nguyen, Rethinking the Legality of Intervention by Invitation: Toward Neutrality
  • Onder Bakircioglu, The Disputed Bounds of Muslim Warfare
  • Ilana Rothkopf, International Humanitarian Law and Non-State Practice in Armed Conflict: Combatant’s Privilege and Kurdish Fighters in Syria
  • Eva Nave, The Importance of the Arms Trade Treaty for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Roderic Alley, Leaking Like a Sieve? Transfer Restraints on Small Arms, Light Weapons and Ammunition
  • Yohei Okada, What’s Wrong with Behrami and Saramati? Revisiting the Dichotomy between UN Peacekeeping and UN-authorized Operations in Terms of Attribution
  • Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott, State Responsibility for Complicity in the Internationally Wrongful Acts of Non-State Armed Groups

Sunday, August 11, 2019

New Issue: European Journal of International Relations

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Relations (Vol. 25, no. 3, September 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Eric Hundman & Sarah E Parkinson, Rogues, degenerates, and heroes: Disobedience as politics in military organizations
  • Deepak Nair, Saving face in diplomacy: A political sociology of face-to-face interactions in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • Sarah von Billerbeck & Oisín Tansey, Enabling autocracy? Peacebuilding and post-conflict authoritarianism in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Simon Frankel Pratt, Norm transformation and the institutionalization of targeted killing in the US
  • Heidarali Masoudi, Metaphorical incarnations of the “other” and Iranian International Relations discourses
  • Peter Marcus Kristensen, States of emergence, states of knowledge: A comparative sociology of international relations in China and India
  • Toby Greene, Foreign policy anarchy in multiparty coalitions: When junior parties take rogue decisions
  • Valentina Carraro, Electing the experts: Expertise and independence in the UN human rights treaty bodies
  • Zuzana Murdoch, Hussein Kassim, Sara Connolly, & Benny Geys, Do international institutions matter? Socialization and international bureaucrats
  • Carsten-Andreas Schulz, Territorial sovereignty and the end of inter-cultural diplomacy along the “Southern frontier”
  • Jack Donnelly, Systems, levels, and structural theory: Waltz’s theory is not a systemic theory (and why that matters for International Relations today)
  • Andrew Linklater, Symbols and world politics: Towards a long-term perspective on historical trends and contemporary challenges

New Issue: Journal of International Economic Law

The latest issue of the Journal of International Economic Law (Vol. 22, no. 2, June 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
    • Matteo Ortino, Thirty Years After the Basel Accord and Ten After the Financial Crisis: the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and its Place in International Economic Law
    • Enrico Milano & Niccolò Zugliani, Capturing Commitment in Informal, Soft Law Instruments: A Case Study on the Basel Committee
    • Matteo Ortino, The Governance of Global Banking in the Face of Complexity
    • Annamaria Viterbo, The European Union in the Transnational Financial Regulatory Arena: The Case of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
    • Erzsébet Csatlós, Public Administrative Law in a Globalized Concept: Legal Nature of the Collaboration of the EU and the Basel Committee
    • Jose Gustavo Prieto Muñoz, Governance of the Global Financial System: The Legitimacy of the BCBS 10 years after the 2008 Crisis
    • Jan Riepe, Basel and the IASB: Accountability Interdependencies and Consequences for Prudential Regulation

New Issue: International Organization

The latest issue of International Organization (Vol. 73, no. 3, Summer 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Symposium
    • Judith G. Kelley & Beth A. Simmons, Introduction: The Power of Global Performance Indicators
    • Julia C. Morse, Blacklists, Market Enforcement, and the Global Regime to Combat Terrorist Financing
    • James H. Bisbee, James R. Hollyer, B. Peter Rosendorff, & James Raymond Vreeland, The Millennium Development Goals and Education: Accountability and Substitution in Global Assessment
    • Dan Honig & Catherine Weaver, A Race to the Top? The Aid Transparency Index and the Social Power of Global Performance Indicators
    • Rush Doshi, Judith G. Kelley, &Beth A. Simmons, The Power of Ranking: The Ease of Doing Business Indicator and Global Regulatory Behavior
  • Article
    • Jack Paine, Ethnic Violence in Africa: Destructive Legacies of Precolonial States
  • Note
    • Gregory L. Smith, Secret but Constrained: The Impact of Elite Opposition on Covert Operations

New Issue: Review of International Organizations

The latest issue of the Review of International Organizations (Vol. 14, no. 3, September 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Santiago López-Cariboni & Xun Cao, When do authoritarian rulers educate: Trade competition and human capital investment in Non-Democracies
  • Thomas Malang, Why national parliamentarians join international organizations
  • Sara Kahn-Nisser, When the targets are members and donors: Analyzing inter-governmental organizations’ human rights shaming
  • Emmanuelle Auriol & Josepa Miquel-Florensa, Taxing fragmented aid to improve aid efficiency
  • Hyo Won Lee, Legalization and dispute settlement benefits: The case of the GATT/WTO
  • Federica Genovese & Endre Tvinnereim, Who opposes climate regulation? Business preferences for the European emission trading scheme
  • Savina Gygli, Florian Haelg, Niklas Potrafke, & Jan-Egbert Sturm, The KOF Globalisation Index – revisited