Saturday, December 14, 2019

New Issue: Revista Española de Derecho Internacional

The latest issue of the Revista Española de Derecho Internacional (Vol. 71, no. 2, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Estudios
    • Rui Manuel Moura Ramos, A codificação do direito internacional privado português em perspectiva, meio século mais tarde
    • María Teresa Infante Caffi, La Corte Internacional de Justicia se pronuncia sobre la demanda de Bolivia contra Chile relativa a una obligación de negociar: La sentencia de 1 de octubre de 2018
    • Javier Andrés González Vega, En busca del esquivo mar: la controversia Bolivia-Chile ante la Corte Internacional de Justicia
    • Fabián Novak, La conducta ulterior de las partes como regla principal de interpretación de los Tratados
    • Matthew Kennedy, Las reclamaciones sin infracción en las diferencias relativas a la propiedad intelectual en la OMC
    • Nuria Marchal Escalona, El marco regulador en proyecto en España para la resolución alternativa de conflictos: ¿nuevas perspectivas para las reclamaciones de consumo?
    • Yaelle Cacho Sánchez, El potencial desarrollo del nuevo procedimiento consultivo ante el Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos: fortalezas, debilidades, oportunidades y amenazas
    • Gloria Fernández Arribas, Corte Penal Internacional y crimen de agresión: el levantamiento de inmunidades mediante la remisión de asuntos por el Consejo de Seguridad
    • Ray Freddy Lara Pacheco, Las ciudades mundiales y globales en el medio internacional, una revisión teórico-metodológica desde las relaciones internacionales
    • Cesáreo Gutiérrez Espada, Los sistemas de defensa contra drones, a la luz del Derecho internacional
  • Foro. El legado de la sociedad de naciones
    • Nigel D. White, The Legacy of the League of Nations: Continuity or Change?
    • Richard Collins, The League of Nations and the Emergence of International Administration: Finding the Origins of International Institutional Law
  • Foro. Feminismo y relaciones internacionales
    • Irene Rodríguez Manzano, Un siglo de feminismo en Relaciones Internacionales
    • Leire Moure Peñín, Teoría feminista y Relaciones Internacionales: balance de cuarenta años de activismo académico en el centenario de la disciplina

New Issue: Rivista di Diritto Internazionale

The latest issue of the Rivista di Diritto Internazionale (Vol. 102, no. 2, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Articoli
    • Angelo Davì, Il riconoscimiento delle situazioni giuridiche costituite all’estero nella prospettiva di una reforma del sistema italiano di diritto internazionale privato
    • Francesco Seatzu, A human-rights-based approach to the World Bank sanctions regimes
  • Note e Commenti
    • Giovanni Zarra, L’applicabilità dei trattati a protezione degli investimenti al caso della Crimea
  • Panorama
    • Antonello Tancredi, La Carta sociale europea come parametro interposto nella recente giurisprudenza costituzionale: novità e questioni aperte
    • Tullio Scovazzi, Un atleta non ancora giunto a destinazione
    • Maria Ferrara, La protezione sussidiaria dello straniero nei c.d. “medical cases”: una discutibile sentenza della Corte di giustizia dell’Unione Europea

New Issue: Revue Générale de Droit International Public

The latest issue of the Revue Générale de Droit International Public (Vol. 123, no. 3, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Robert Charvin, La question lybienne : ingérences, chaos et décomposition du droit international
    • Lucius Caflisch, La valeur des cartes dans la preuve des frontières internationales
    • Paola Mariani, La protection des citoyens et des opérateurs économiques à la suite de la sortie du Royaume Uni de l’Union européenne : régimes transitoires et droits acquis

New Issue: European Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 30, no. 3, August 2019) is out Contents include:
  • Editorial
    • On My Way In – I: Impressions of a New Editor-in-Chief’s First Months in the EJIL Engine Room; On My Way Out – Advice to Young Scholars VI: WeakPoint, On the Uses and Abuses of PowerPoint; In This Issue
  • Articles
    • Paz Andrés Sáenz de Santa María, The European Union and the Law of Treaties: A Fruitful Relationship
    • Vera Shikhelman, Implementing Decisions of International Human Rights Institutions – Evidence from the United Nations Human Rights Committee
    • Máximo Langer & Mackenzie Eason, The Quiet Expansion of Universal Jurisdiction
  • Symposium: International Commissions of Inquiry
    • Michael A. Becker & Sarah M.H. Nouwen, International Commissions of Inquiry: What Difference Do They Make? Taking an Empirical Approach
    • Eliav Lieblich, At Least Something: The UN Special Committee on the Problem of Hungary, 1957–1958
    • Hala Khoury-Bisharat, The Unintended Consequences of the Goldstone Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights Organizations in Israel
    • Mohamed S. Helal, Two Seas Apart: An Account of the Establishment, Operation and Impact of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI)
  • Roaming Charges: Moments of Dignity: Mekong River
  • EJIL: Debate!
    • Jeffrey Kahn, The Relationship between the European Court of Human Rights and the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation: Conflicting Conceptions of Sovereignty in Strasbourg and St. Petersburg
    • A. Blankenagel, The Relationship between the European Court of Human Rights and the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation: A Reply to Jeffrey Kahn
  • EJIL: Debate!
    • Heike Krieger, Populist Governments and International Law
    • Marcela Prieto Rudolphy, Populist Governments and International Law: A Reply to Heike Krieger
    • Paul Blokker, Populist Governments and International Law: A Reply to Heike Krieger
  • A Fresh Look at an Old Case
    • Amedeo Arena, From an Unpaid Electricity Bill to the Primacy of EU Law: Gian Galeazzo Stendardi and the Making of Costa v ENEL
  • Review Essay
    • JHHW, FIFA – The Beautiful Game – The Ugly Organization
    • Sahiba Gill, Edouard Adelus and Francisco de Abreu Duarte, Whose Game? FIFA, Corruption, and the Challenge of Global Governance. Review of J. Sugden and A. Tomlinson. Football, Corruption and Lies: Revisiting ‘Badfellas’, the Book FIFA Tried to Ban; D. Conn. The Fall of the House of FIFA: The Multimillion-Dollar Corruption at the Heart of Global Soccer; H. Blake and J. Calvert. The Ugly Game: The Corruption of FIFA and the Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup; B. Mersiades. Whatever It Takes: The Inside Story of the FIFA Way; J. Chade. Política, Propina e Futebol: Como o Padrão FIFA Ameaça o Esporte Mais Popular do Planeta
  • Book Reviews
    • Roger O’Keefe, reviewing William A. Schabas, The Trial of the Kaiser
    • Anna Chadwick, reviewing Honor Brabazon (ed.). Neoliberal Legality: Understanding the Role of Law in the Neoliberal Project
    • Richard Gardiner, reviewing Joseph Klingler, Yuri Parkhomenko, Constantinos Salonidis (eds). Between the Lines of the Vienna Convention? Canons and Other Principles of Interpretation in Public International Law
  • The Last Page
    • Antjie Krog, Litany

AJIL Unbound Symposium: Transnational Futures of International Labor Law

AJIL Unbound has posted a symposium on "Transnational Futures of International Labor Law." The symposium includes an introduction by Adelle Blackett and Laurence R. Helfer and contributions by Adelle Blackett, Laurence R. Helfer, Liam McHugh-Russell, Álvaro Santos, Guy Fiti Sinclair, and Mimi Zou.

Ammann: Domestic Courts and the Interpretation of International Law: Methods and Reasoning Based on the Swiss Example

Odile Ammann (Universität Zürich - Law) has published Domestic Courts and the Interpretation of International Law: Methods and Reasoning Based on the Swiss Example (Brill | Nijhoff 2020). Here's the abstract:

In this book, I examine how Swiss courts, but also domestic courts in general, do and must interpret international law. For this purpose, I analyze whether they comply with what international law requires from States when they interpret their international legal obligations. I also assess whether Swiss courts’ interpretations are predictable, clear, and consistent. I then suggest how to improve this domestic judicial practice from these two perspectives.

The two basic claims guiding my study are the following. First, Switzerland and other States, when interpreting international law via their organs, including their courts, must abide by the interpretative methods required by international law. They must use these methods as guides in their interpretative process. Indeed, courts’ adherence to the law’s interpretative methods is a condition of the legality of their decisions. Second, courts, qua legal reasoners, must interpret the law as predictably, clearly, and consistently as possible. The predictability, clarity, and consistency of domestic courts’ interpretations of international law matter because these virtues support legality. Said virtues also matter because they influence the extent to which domestic judgments constitute reliable and helpful means for ascertaining international law.

New Issue: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions

The latest issue of Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions (Vol. 25, no. 4, October-December 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Thomas G. Weiss, David P. Forsythe & Roger A. Coate, The United States, the UN, and New Nationalisms: Old Truths, New Developments
  • Courtney J. Fung, Providing for Global Security: Implications of China’s Combat Troop Deployment to UN Peacekeeping
  • Karim Makdisi & Coralie Pison Hindawi, Exploring the UN and OPCW Partnership in Syrian Chemical Weapons Disarmament: Interorganizational Cooperation and Autonomy
  • Henrique Choer Moraes, Beyond a Seat at the Table: Participation and Influence in Global Governance
  • Erla Thrandardottir & Susanna G. Mitra, Who Does Greenpeace India Represent? Placing Effective Limits on the Power of INGOs
  • Miriam Bradley, Unintended Consequences of Adjacency Claims: The Function and Dysfunction of Analogies between Refugee Protection and IDP Protection in the Work of UNHCR
  • Hanzhi Yu & Lan Xue, Shaping the Evolution of Regime Complex: The Case of Multiactor Punctuated Equilibrium in Governing Human Genetic Data

New Issue: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy

The latest issue of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy (Vol. 4, no. 2, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • David Freestone, Sustainable Development, Ocean Governance and Marine Protected Areas
  • Robin Warner, Area-based Management Tools: Developing Regulatory Frameworks for Areas beyond National Jurisdiction
  • Karen N. Scott, Area-based Protection beyond National Jurisdiction: Opportunities and Obstacles
  • Stuart Kaye, Area-based Management and Regional Fisheries Management Organisations in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Amber Rose Maggio, Regional Cooperation and Marine Environmental Protection in Southeast Asia Governance: Models and Regional Particularities
  • Nong Hong, Area-based Management Approach in the South China Sea: Current Efforts and Future Prospects

Friday, December 13, 2019

New Issue: Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé

The latest issue of the Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé (Vol. 96, no. 4, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • F. Quilleré-majzoub & T. Majzoub, La tolérance au cœur de la Charte arabe des droits de l’homme : principe juridique significatif ou insignifiant ?
  • A. Abdou Hassan, Retour sur le balancement du système africain des droits de l’homme entre tradition et modernité : la décision alambiquée de la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples (arrêt du 11 mai 2018, Association pour le progrès et la défense des droits des femmes maliennes et Institute for human rights and developpment in Africa contre Mali)
  • Z. Dai, Nécessité et mesures de la réforme du cadre juridique de l’invention de salarié en Chine

Nahlawi: The Responsibility to Protect in Libya and Syria: Mass Atrocities, Human Protection, and International Law

Yasmine Nahlawi (Rethink Rebuild Society) has published The Responsibility to Protect in Libya and Syria: Mass Atrocities, Human Protection, and International Law (Routledge 2019). Here’s the abstract:
This book offers a novel and contemporary examination of the ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P) doctrine from an international legal perspective and analyses how the doctrine was applied within the Libyan and Syrian conflicts as two recent and highly significant R2P cases. It dissects each of R2P’s three component pillars to examine their international legal underpinnings, drawing upon diverse legal frameworks – including the laws of the UN, laws of international organisations, human rights law, humanitarian law, criminal law, environmental law, and laws of State responsibility – to extract conclusions regarding existing and emerging host and third-State obligations to prevent and react to mass atrocity crimes. It uses this legal grounding to critically examine specific aspects of the Libyan and Syrian R2P cases, engaging with some of the more traditional debates surrounding R2P’s application, most notably those that pertain to the use of force (or lack thereof), but also exploring some of the less-researched nonmilitary methods that were or could have been employed by States and international organisations to uphold the doctrine. Such an analysis captures the diversity in the means and actors through which R2P can be implemented and allows for the extraction of more nuanced conclusions regarding the doctrine’s strengths and limitations, gaps in enforceability, levels of State support, and future trajectory. The book will be of interest to scholars and students in the field of international law and human rights law.

Đorđeska: General Principles of Law Recognized by Civilized Nations (1922-2018)

Marija Đorđeska has published General Principles of Law Recognized by Civilized Nations (1922-2018): The Evolution of the Third Source of International Law Through the Jurisprudence of the Permanent Court of International Justice and the International Court of Justice (Brill | Nijhoff 2020). Here's the abstract:
In General Principles of Law Recognized by Civilized Nations (1922-2018) Marija Đorđeska offers an account of the origins, theory and practical application of the general principles in the jurisprudence of the Permanent Court of International Justice and International Court of Justice between 1922 and 2018. Are general principles rules of international law? What is their relationship to custom and treaties? What are the types of general principles and where do international courts find them? This monograph answers these and other questions and offers a detailed overview of over 150 general principles identified in the jurisprudence of the Permanent Court of International Justice and the International Court of Justice.

Vandenhole, Erdem Türkelli, & Lembrechts: Children’s Rights: A Commentary on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Protocols

Wouter Vandenhole (Univ. of Antwerp), Gamze Erdem Türkelli (Research Foundation Flanders), & Sara Lembrechts (Children's Rights Knowledge) have published Children’s Rights: A Commentary on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Protocols (Edward Elgar Publishing 2019). Here's the abstract:

This comprehensive Commentary presents a contemporary legal perspective on the inherently interdisciplinary field of children’s rights. Chapters analyse each article of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, along with its Optional Protocols, providing contextualised information on the interpretation and implementation of the children’s rights provisions therein. A detailed introduction examines the history of the Convention and places it within the wider landscape of human rights and other disciplinary approaches such as the sociology of childhood.

The Commentary critically engages with the text of the Convention, exploring commonly used concepts and defining pertinent terminology. The authors draw on multiple perspectives and refer to disciplines outside of law to enrich the analysis of the articles, their interpretation and the study of children’s rights as a discipline. Featuring examples of case law from regional human rights systems this Commentary provides a well-rounded insight into the status of children's rights on a global scale.

Harwood: The Roles and Functions of Atrocity-Related United Nations Commissions of Inquiry in the International Legal Order

Catherine Harwood (United Nations - Office of Legal Affairs) has published The Roles and Functions of Atrocity-Related United Nations Commissions of Inquiry in the International Legal Order: Navigating between Principle and Pragmatism (Brill | Nijhoff 2020). Here's the abstract:
In The Roles and Functions of Atrocity-Related United Nations Commissions of Inquiry in the International Legal Order, Catherine Harwood explores the turn to international law in atrocity-related United Nations commissions of inquiry and their navigation of considerations of principle (the legal) and pragmatism (the political), to discern their identity in the international legal order. The book traces the inquiry process from establishment and interpretation of the mandate to legal analysis, production of findings and recommendations. The research finds that the turn to international law fundamentally shapes the roles and functions of UN atrocity inquiries. Inquiries continuously navigate between realms of law and politics, with the equilibrium shifting in different moments and contexts.

Tanaka: The South China Sea Arbitration: Toward an International Legal Order in the Oceans

Yoshifumi Tanaka (Univ. of Copenhagen - Law) has published The South China Sea Arbitration: Toward an International Legal Order in the Oceans (Hart Publishing 2019). Here's the abstract:
Beyond the scope of the dispute settlement between the Philippines and China, the South China Sea arbitral award can be thought to significantly influence the development of international law and the law of the sea. Accordingly, this book seeks to examine the South China Sea arbitration from the perspective of the development of public international law and its limitations. Specifically it addresses the issues of jurisdiction of the Annex VII Arbitral Tribunal, the historic rights, the legal status of maritime features, the lawfulness of various activities of China, and the role of the South China Sea arbitration in the international dispute settlement. In considering these issues, this book examines the South China Sea arbitration in three respects: (i) the clarification of relevant rules and obligations under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea as well as international law, (ii) the protection of community interests at sea, and (iii) considerations of time elements in international law.

Symposium: One Hundred Years of Mandates

The latest issue of the American Historical Review (Vol. 124, no. 5, December 2019) contains of symposium on "One Hundred Years of Mandates." Contents include:
  • Alex Lichtenstein & Michelle Moyd, Introduction: The League of Nations Mandates and the Temporality of Deferral
  • Susan Pedersen, An International Regime in an Age of Empire
  • Sherene Seikaly, The Matter of Time
  • Carol Hakim, The French Mandate in Lebanon
  • Yiğit Akın, The Ottoman Empire: The Mandate That Never Was
  • Tze M. Loo, Islands for an Anxious Empire: Japan’s Pacific Island Mandate
  • Molly McCullers, Betwixt and Between Colony and Nation-State: Liminality, Decolonization, and the South West Africa Mandate
  • Meredith Terretta & Benjamin N. Lawrance, “Sons of the Soil”: Cause Lawyers, the Togo-Cameroun Mandates, and the Origins of Decolonization
  • George N. Njung, The British Cameroons Mandate Regime: The Roots of the Twenty-First-Century Political Crisis in Cameroon
  • Sean Andrew Wempe, A League to Preserve Empires: Understanding the Mandates System and Avenues for Further Scholarly Inquiry

Fanø: Enforcing International Maritime Legislation on Air Pollution through UNCLOS

Jesper Jarl Fanø has published Enforcing International Maritime Legislation on Air Pollution through UNCLOS (Hart Publishing 2019). Here's the abstract:
This book explores the scope and applicability of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), relating to the enforcement of international maritime legislation on air pollution. It focuses on enforcement of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Annex VI) and the strengthened global sulphur limit which comes into force in 2020. The first chapters in Part I provide an overall introduction to relevant regulations of MARPOL Annex VI, UNCLOS, Port State Control (PSC), the EU Sulphur Directive and basic jurisdictional principles of international law. Part II analyses the amplified enforcement and notifying obligations of UNCLOS chapter XII placed on flag States and the broadened jurisdictions for port and coastal States to enforce. This includes extraterritorial enforcement by port States on the high seas and how overlapping jurisdictions are resolved. These theoretical discussions on jurisdiction are tied to practical applications pertaining to PSC and sanctioning. Part III builds upon the conclusions of Part II in relation to the enforcement of other legislation adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), including regulations on Greenhouse Gases (GHG) which the IMO is set to adopt through its GHG Strategy. Finally, with the increased environmental challenges relating to global warming, and given the special legal status of ships, Part IV offers an analysis of whether specific IMO regulations on GHG could, in the future, be considered peremptory norms of a 'jus cogens' character, and addresses the potential legal implications.

d'Aspremont: International Legal Methods: Working for a Tragic and Cynical Routine

Jean d'Aspremont (Sciences Po - Law; Univ. of Manchester - Law) has posted International Legal Methods: Working for a Tragic and Cynical Routine (in Handbook on Research Methods in International Law, Rossana Deplano & Nicholas Tsagourias eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This essay argues that international legal discourses function as a deeply entrenched routine composed of a great variety of professional habits. This essay grapples with one of these shared habits constitutive of the routine of international lawyers, namely what international lawyers refer to as ‘methods’. Methods, it is argued here, are among the most central of all the habits constitutive of the routine of international lawyers, in that methods help the routine to conceal what it does. More specifically, this essay claims that the methods deployed by international lawyers enshroud international legal discourses with both novelty and vulnerability, thereby camouflaging the tragedy and cynicism of the routine of international lawyers.

New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal

The latest issue of Global Trade and Customs Journal (Vol. 14, nos. 11-12, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Michael R. Smiszek, Twenty-Five Years of Reasonable Care Under US Customs Law
  • Giani Pandey, Davide Rovetta, & Agnieszka Smiatacz, When There Is No Line Between Your Data Protection and Data of Your Company: The Application of GDPR to Customs Law in C-496/17 Deutsche Post AG v. Hauptzollamt Köln Case
  • Jan A. Micallef, An EU-US Trade Agreement on Industrial Goods: A Preliminary Evaluation From an EU Perspective
  • Sebastian Beckerle, Stare Decisis in the WTO Dispute Settlement Procedure: A Response to the Trump Administration’s Criticism
  • Amrita Bahri, Measuring the Gender-Responsiveness of Free Trade Agreements: Using a Self-Evaluation Maturity Framework
  • Frank Altemöller, China and the Emerging Powers in International Trade Relations: The Future of the Multilateral Trade System, the Role of Free Trade Agreements and New Unilateralism
  • Pallavi Kishore, The Role of Consumer Protection in the Relations Between Asia and the European Union
  • Mohsen Abdollahi & Shahriar Kazemi Azar, Trade in Nanotechnology: Can the WTO Provide an Objective Balance Between the Risks and Benefits?

Thursday, December 12, 2019

New Issue: Transnational Legal Theory

The latest issue of Transnational Legal Theory (Vol. 10, nos. 3-4, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Symposium: International Institutional Bypasses
    • Mariana Mota Prado & Steven J. Hoffman, The promises and perils of international institutional bypasses: defining a new concept and its policy implications for global governance
    • Victor V. Ramraj, International institutional bypasses and transnational non-state regulation
    • Rohinton Medhora, Bypasses to the International Monetary Fund
    • Edefe Ojomo, Regional institutions as international bypasses in West Africa
    • Oonagh Fitzgerald, Addressing the human rights conduct of transnational corporations through international institutional bypasses
  • Article
    • Odile Ammann, How do and should domestic courts interpret international law? Insights from the jurisprudence of HLA Hart and Duncan Kennedy
  • Trajectories
    • Michiel Bot, The right to boycott: BDS, law, and politics in a global context
    • David Birchall, Human rights on the altar of the market: the Blackstone letters and the financialisation of housing

Inaugural Volume: Yearbook of International Disaster Law

The inaugural volume of the Yearbook of International Disaster Law (Vol. 1, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Giulio Bartolini, Charting an Emerging Subject: The Role of the Yearbook of International Disaster Law
  • Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, The Work of the International Law Commission on the ‘Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters’
  • Walter Kälin, Protection of Victims of Disasters: The “Vertical” Dimension of the Draft Articles on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters
  • Marie Aronsson-Storrier, Beyond Early Warning Systems: Querying the Relationship between International Law and Disaster Risk (Reduction)
  • René Urueña & Maria Angelica Prada-Uribe, Disasters, Inter-State Legal Obligations, and the Risk Society: The Contribution of the ilc’s Draft Articles
  • David Fisher, A Glass Half Full: The International Law Commission’s Draft Articles and the Operational Challenges of International Disaster Response
  • Elena Evangelidis & Thérèse O’Donnell, NGOs and the International Law Commission Draft Articles on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters: A Relationship of Mutual or Grudging Respect?
  • Arnold N. Pronto, Codification and Progressive Development in Contemporary International Law-Making: Locating the Draft Articles on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters
  • Jan McDonald & Anastasia Telesetsky, Disaster by Degrees: The Implications of the ipcc 1.5°C Report for Disaster Law
  • Silvia Venier, A Right to Information Relevant to Disaster Situations: Broadening the Concept beyond Early Warning and Addressing the Challenges Posed by Information and Communication Technologies
  • Monika Mayrhofer, Gender (In)equality, Disaster and Human Rights – the cedaw Committee and General Recommendation No. 37
  • Iheanyi Samuel Nwankwo, Kai Wendt & Jeanne Pia Mifsud Bonnici, Addressing Cultural Rights in Disaster Management: A Checklist for Disaster Managers
  • Luigimaria Riccardi, Disasters and Climate Change in the Overseas Countries and Territories and Outermost Regions: The Role of EU’s Disaster Management Tools
  • International Disaster Law in Practice
    • Emanuele Sommario, United Nations Bodies (2018)
    • Marie Aronsson-Storrier, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (2018)
    • Karen Da Costa, Global Non-State Actors (2018)
    • Nicholas Wasonga Orago, Africa and MENA Region (2018)
    • Emika Tokunaga, Asia (2018)
    • Federico Casolari, Europe (2018)
    • Kirsten Nakjavani Bookmiller, North America, Central America and Caribbean (2018)
    • W. John Hopkins, Pacific (2018)
    • Stefan Kirchner, Polar Regions (2018)
    • Marcos Nelio Mollar, South America (2018)
    • Rosemary Lyster, Climate Change Law (2018)
    • Marlies Hesselman, Human Rights Law (2018)
    • Dug Cubie, Humanitarian Assistance and International Law (2018)
    • Flavia Zorzi Giustiniani, International Cultural Heritage Law (2018)
    • Giovanna Adinolfi, International Economic Law (2018)
    • Marlies Hesselman, International Environmental Law (2018)
    • Stefania Negri, International Health Law (2018)
    • Anastasia Telesetsky, Law of the Sea (2018)
    • Matthew Scott, Migration/Refugee Law (2018)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Canefe: Transitional Justice and Forced Migration: Critical Perspectives from the Global South

Nergis Canefe (York Univ.) has published Transitional Justice and Forced Migration: Critical Perspectives from the Global South (Cambridge Univ. Press 2019). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
This volume brings together critical legal scholarship and theories of forced migration that draw attention to the dual role of law as it pertains to transitional justice and mass violence resulting in forced population movements. Contributors to the volume analyze how forced migration in the Global South have impacted contemporary realities. While there has been considerable focus on refugees and asylum seekers from conflict zones, there is less attention paid to the far more numerous internally displaced peoples (IDPs), stateless people, warehoused refugees, non-status displaced and returnees in the Global South. In this volume, a multidisciplinary group of scholars question the reasons behind the restrictive choices that lock us into area studies modalities instead of genuine interdisciplinary analysis by linking the traditional subject matter of transitional justice with the realities of forced migration in the Global South.

New Issue: International Human Rights Law Review

The latest issue of the International Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 8, no. 2, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Christine Bicknell, Uncertain Certainty?: Making Sense of the European Court of Human Rights’ Standard of Proof
  • Ciarán Burke & Alexandra Molitorisová, Reservations/Declarations under the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) and Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in Light of Sex/Gender Constitutional Debates
  • Jamil Ddamulira Mujuzi, The Right to Compensation for Wrongful Conviction/Miscarriage of Justice in International Law
  • Neil Graffin & Juan J. Garcia Blesa, Racial Profiling in Immigration Control: The Problem with the Northern Irish Border

New Issue: Human Rights Review

The latest issue of the Human Rights Review (Vol. 20, no. 4, December 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • M. Joel Voss, The Use (or Misuse) of Amendments to Contest Human Rights Norms at the UN Human Rights Council
  • Spasimir Domaradzki, Margaryta Khvostova, & David Pupovac, Karel Vasak’s Generations of Rights and the Contemporary Human Rights Discourse
  • Leanid Kazyrytski, Crime Policy in Ukraine: Toward Condemnation of Communism and Political Rehabilitation and Heroization of Nazism
  • Hamid Andishan, Honour or Dignity? An Oversimplification in Islamic Human Rights

Call for Papers: Custom and International Investment Law

A call for papers has been issued for a conference on "Custom and International Investment Law," to be held at the American University Washington College of Law on September 23-24, 2020. The call is here.

New Issue: Human Rights Law Review

The latest issue of the Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 19, no. 3, November 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Conor O’Mahony, Constitutional Protection of Children’s Rights: Visibility, Agency and Enforceability
  • Azadeh Dastyari & Asher Hirsch, The Ring of Steel: Extraterritorial Migration Controls in Indonesia and Libya and the Complicity of Australia and Italy
  • Ben T C Warwick, Unwinding Retrogression: Examining the Practice of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Gilles Giacca & Ellen Nohle, Positive Obligations of the Occupying Power: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Christophe Deprez, The Admissibility of Multiple Human Rights Complaints: Strasbourg and Geneva Compared
  • Christos Giannopoulos, The Reception by Domestic Courts of the Res Interpretata Effect of Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights
  • Bríd Ní Ghráinne & Aisling McMahon, Access to Abortion in Cases of Fatal Foetal Abnormality: A New Direction for the European Court of Human Rights?
  • Ignacio de la Rasilla, The World Court of Human Rights: Rise, Fall and Revival?

Conference: ILA British Branch Spring Conference 2020

The International Law Association British Branch's Spring Conference will take place April 17-18, 2020, at Queen Mary, University of London. The theme is: "Synergy between the Law of Treaties and the Law of International Responsibility: So Far Apart but Still So Close." The program is here.

Garcia & Chan-Tung: La Convention de Vienne sur le droit des traités : bilan et perspectives 50 ans après son adoption

Thierry Garcia & Ludovic Chan-Tung have published La Convention de Vienne sur le droit des traités : bilan et perspectives 50 ans après son adoption (Pedone 2019). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:

Habituellement, la célébration de l’anniversaire d’un grand texte juridique est marquée par des compliments sur sa nécessaire utilité et son incontestable effectivité. A rebours de ce paradigme, l’axe de ce colloque international, tenu à Grenoble le 15 mars 2019, concerne le bilan et les perspectives de l’ineffectivité partielle ou totale de certaines dispositions de la Convention de Vienne de 1969 (CV) sur le droit des traités, texte au surplus supplétif.

Une approche strictement théorique s’avèrerait insuffisante pour appréhender l’ineffectivité de telle ou telle disposition de la CV, en raison de son indifférence à l’égard de la pratique. En revanche, la démarche pragmatique retenue permet bien de saisir la pratique étatique et la jurisprudence pertinente en la matière.

L’originalité de cette thématique est indéniable parce qu’aucune recherche n’a jusqu’à présent été faite sur la « mauvaise » application de cette CV, les travaux existant se focalisant a contrario sur la « bonne application » de ce traité.

Afin d’établir le bilan et envisager les perspectives de l’ineffectivité relative ou intégrale de dispositions de la CV, il convient de faire une distinction entre ce qui relève des domaines de l’inapplication et de la modification. Les raisons de cette inapplication peuvent être soit d’ordre temporel – la désuétude –, soit d’ordre structurel – les mécanismes verticaux et hiérarchisés inhérents à la nullité absolue étant inadaptés au caractère horizontal de l’ordre juridique international, caractérisé par l’égale souveraineté des Etats. Quant à la modification de dispositions de la CV, d’une part la pratique des Etats et la jurisprudence pertinente permettent de constater ces changements et, d’autre part, la nécessité d’une adéquation entre les faits et le droit laisse envisager certaines innovations textuelles.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Megiddo & Benvenisti: Inclusion and Representation in the Settlement of Property Claims in the Aftermath of Armed Conflict

Tamar Megiddo (Univ. of Haifa) & Eyal Benvenisti (Univ. of Cambridge) have posted Inclusion and Representation in the Settlement of Property Claims in the Aftermath of Armed Conflict (Theoretical Inquiries in Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This article examines the authority of states to settle individual private property claims in post-conflict negotiations towards settlement. We analyze this question by exploring the limits of states’ authority to take or limit private property rights for the public good. We argue that this authority rests on two cumulative justifications: the inclusion of the property owners among the public that stands to benefit from the public good, and their representation by the government that decides on the taking of the property. In post-conflict settlement, the negotiating states may redistribute both private property and the public good between and within their respective communities. Their authority to redistribute continues to rests on the same justifications of inclusiveness and representation. Hence, their authority extends only to the redistribution of property of owners who are members of the respective communities that negotiate the agreement, and who are represented by a negotiating government.

Call for Contributions: City Reports on International Law (Reminder)

The International Law Association study group on "The Role of Cities in International Law," the T.M.C. Asser Institute, and the Freie Universität Berlin invite researchers to submit abstracts for reports on city practices in relation to international law. The call is here.

Ablavsky: Species of Sovereignty: Native Nationhood, the United States, and International Law, 1783–1795

Gregory Ablavsky (Stanford Univ. - Law) has published Species of Sovereignty: Native Nationhood, the United States, and International Law, 1783–1795 (Journal of American History, Vol. 106, no. 3, pp. 591–613, December 2019). Here's the abstract:
In recent years, historians have demonstrated how thoroughly the European law of nations shaped the creation of the United States, including by justifying the subordination of Native peoples. But they have largely portrayed Natives as the subjects of, rather than participants in, these debates. Gregory Ablavsky examines the other side of this legal contest: how some Creek and Haudenosaunee leaders resisted U.S. legal arguments by deploying international-law concepts to vindicate Native nationhood. Born of constraint, this resistance confronted important limits, especially as the United States manipulated concepts of territorial sovereignty. Nonetheless, this essay argues, Native international-law claims helped write Native sovereignty into U.S. law, tracing their early influence through to the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal Cherokee decisions of the 1830s.

Workshop: The Role of Cities in International Law

I'm delighted to be in Berlin today for a workshop on "The Role of Cities in International Law" at Freie Universität Berlin. The program is here.

Monday, December 9, 2019

New Issue: Revista romana de drept international

The latest issue of Revista romana de drept international (No. 21, January-June 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Articole
    • Shreya Gupta, Obiecțiile preliminare în cauza Bosnia și Herțegovina contra Iugoslaviei
    • Sandra Stoica, Admisibilitatea pretențiilor în fața CIJ: „caducitatea” și Cauza privind testele nucleare

Job Opening: Univ. of Copenhagen (Professor MSO/Senior Researcher at the Centre for Military Studies)

The Department of Political Science, in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as Professor MSO or Senior Researcher in international law and security at the Centre for Military Studies, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The advertisement is here.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

New Issue: Netherlands International Law Review

The latest issue of the Netherlands International Law Review (Vol. 66, no. 3, December 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Aslan Abashidze & Aleksandra Koneva, The Process of Strengthening the Human Rights Treaty Body System: The Road towards Effectiveness or Inefficiency?
  • John-Mark Iyi, Re-thinking the Authority of the UN Security Council to Refer Nationals of Non-party States to the ICC
  • Konstantinos D. Magliveras, The Withdrawal of African States from the ICC: Good, Bad or Irrelevant?
  • Justin Rose, Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh, & Jessica Miranda, Primal Scene to Anthropocene: Narrative and Myth in International Environmental Law
  • Morsen Mosses, Revisiting the Matthew and Hunter Islands Dispute in Light of the Recent Chagos Advisory Opinion and Some Other Relevant Cases: An Evaluation of Vanuatu’s Claims relating to the Right to Self-Determination, Territorial Integrity, Unlawful Occupation and State Responsibility Under International Law
  • Mariusz Fras, The Group Insurance Contract in Private International Law

Margaria: The Construction of Fatherhood: The Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights

Alice Margaria (Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung) has published The Construction of Fatherhood: The Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (Cambridge Univ. Press 2019). Here's the abstract:
The book tackles one of the most topical socio-legal issues of today: how the European Court of Human Rights is responding to shifting practices and ideas of fatherhood. The jurisprudential analysis is situated in a context of social change that offers radical possibilities for the fragmentation of the conventional father figure and therefore urges decisions upon what kind of characteristics makes someone a legal father. In a range of paradigmatic domains, this book explores the Court's understanding of what it means to be a father today, and whether care is valued at all. It also reflects on the genesis of the Court’s (re-)construction of fatherhood, thus shedding light on the roles played by doctrines of interpretation.