Friday, July 30, 2010

Conference: New Uses of the Sea: International Shipping in the Twenty-First Century

On September 9-10, 2010, the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University will host its Sixth Annual Colloquium. The theme is "New Uses of the Sea: International Shipping in the Twenty-First Century." Information regarding the program and registration can be found here. Here's the idea:
Four key topics will be explored within the Colloquium. The first topic addresses contemporary issues in navigation, exploring the effects of reduced sea-ice coverage on shipping infrastructure, as well as the increasingly significant role that environmental considerations will play in future navigational planning. The ecological theme is continued in the second topic, which analyses the impact of shipping upon the marine environment, examining issues such as invasive species and biodiversity concerns. The third topic questions the impacts of climate change mitigation strategies upon international shipping, examining themes such as the regulation of wind turbines and other sources of alternative energy. Finally, the Colloquium will close with an appraisal of new uses of the sea and their impact upon marine resources, including an examination of contemporary pipeline law and LNG issues.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Issue: Criminal Law Forum

The latest issue of Criminal Law Forum (Vol. 21, no. 2, June 2010) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Bangladesh and the Prosecution of International Crimes from the 1971 War of Independence from Pakistan
    • Suzannah Linton, Bangladesh and the Prosecution of International Crimes from the 1971 War of Independence from Pakistan
    • Suzannah Linton, Completing the Circle: Accountability for the Crimes of the 1971 Bangladesh War of Liberation
    • Gideon Boas, War Crimes Prosecutions in Australia and Other Common Law Countries: Some Observations
    • Bina D’Costa & Sara Hossain, Redress for Sexual Violence Before the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh: Lessons from History, and Hopes for the Future

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Volume: Indian Yearbook of International Law and Policy

The inaugural volume of the Indian Yearbook of International Law and Policy (2009) is now available. The publisher is Satyam Law International. Contents include:
  • Yearbook Focus - Climate Change
    • Deepa Badrinanarayana, Trade, Energy, and Climate Change Policies of Basic Nations: One Step Closer to an Economic Interest based International Law?
    • Stefan Lorenzmeier, International Law of Water Allocation and Related Problems
    • Tarek Majzoub & Fabienne Quillere-Majzoub, “Dairy Polar Icebergs” Reflections on the Rules Governing Future Exploitation of Freshwater Locked Up in Icebergs
    • V. Umakanth, A Dose of Sunlight Therapy: Using Corporate and Securities Laws to Treat Climate Change
  • Articles
    • Franz G. Von der Dunk, The International Law of Outer Space and Consequences at the National Level for India: Towards an Indian National Space Law?
    • Ben Saul, The Emerging International Law of Terrorism
    • Sascha-Dominik Bachmann, Human Rights and Global Business: The Evolving Notion of Corporate Civil Responsibility
    • Prabhakar Singh, Constitutionalism in International Law During the Times of Globalisation: A Sociological Appraisal
    • Gianluca Sgueo, Decentralization, Integration and Transposition: Three Models of Consultation in the Global Legal Order
    • R. Rajesh Babu, Understanding the Role of International Law in WTO Law
  • Comments
    • Hans Kochler, Depoliticizing International Criminal Justice
    • Michael Bohlander, No Country For Old Men? – Age Limits for Judges at International Criminal Tribunals
    • Zakia Afrin, The International War Crimes (Tribunal) Act, 1973 of Bangladesh
    • Martin Hunter & Gregory Travaini, Anti-Suit Injunctions and EU Regulations
    • Anil Xavier, Mediation Is Here to Stay!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New Issue: Journal of International Criminal Justice

The latest issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice (Vol. 8, no. 3, July 2010) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Transnational Business and International Criminal Justice
  • Florian Jessberger & Julia Geneuss, Introduction
  • I. Setting the Framework
    • Wolfgang Kaleck & Miriam Saage-Maaß, Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Violations Amounting to International Crimes: The Status Quo and its Challenges
    • Larissa van den Herik & Jernej Letnar Cernic, Regulating Corporations under International Law: From Human Rights to International Criminal Law and Back Again
    • Katherine Gallagher, Civil Litigation and Transnational Business: An Alien Tort Statute Primer
    • Roland Hefendehl, Addressing White Collar Crime on a Domestic Level: Any Lessons Learned for International Criminal Law?
  • II. Case Studies: Historic Precedents and Current Practice
    • Florian Jessberger, On the Origins of Individual Criminal Responsibility under International Law for Business Activity: IG Farben on Trial
    • Wim Huisman & Elies van Sliedregt, Rogue Traders: Dutch Businessmen, International Crimes and Corporate Complicity
    • Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky & Mariana Rulli, Corporate Complicity and Finance as a ‘Killing Agent’: The Relevance of the Chilean Case
  • III. Key Issues de lege lata: Definitions of Crimes and Attribution of Responsibility
    • Hans Vest, Business Leaders and the Modes of Individual Criminal Responsibility under International Law
    • Norman Farrell, Attributing Criminal Liability to Corporate Actors: Some Lessons from the International Tribunals
    • Volker Nerlich, Core Crimes and Transnational Business Corporations
  • IV. Key Issues de lege ferenda: Corporate Liability, Specific Offences and the Prosecutor's Strategy
    • Mordechai Kremnitzer, A Possible Case for Imposing Criminal Liability on Corporations in International Criminal Law
    • Christoph Burchard, Ancillary and Neutral Business Contributions to ‘Corporate–Political Core Crime’: Initial Enquiries Concerning the Rome Statute
    • Reinhold Gallmetzer, Prosecuting Persons Doing Business with Armed Groups in Conflict Areas: The Strategy of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
  • V. Discussion Reports
    • Julia Geneuss, Jan Philipp Book, Boris Burghardt, & Oliver Schüttpelz, Core Crimes Inc.: Panel Discussion Reports from the Conference on ‘Transnational Business and International Criminal Law’, held at Humboldt University Berlin, 15–16 May 2009