Saturday, September 12, 2015

New Issue: Ethics & International Affairs

The latest issue of Ethics & International Affairs (Vol. 29, no. 3, Fall 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Essay
    • Richard J. Goldstone, International Judges: Is There a Global Ethic?
  • Book Symposium: Justice and Foreign Policy
    • Anna Stilz, Against Democratic Interventionism
    • Pablo Gilabert, Global Moral Egalitarianism and Global Distributive Egalitarianism
    • Simon Caney, Coercion, Justification, and Inequality: Defending Global Egalitarianism
    • Richard W. Miller, Michael Blake's Border Controls
    • Michael Blake, Justice and Foreign Policy: A Reply to My Critics
  • Feature
    • Holly Lawford-Smith, Unethical Consumption and Obligations to Signal
  • Review Essay
    • David Runciman, Rescuing Democracy in the Age of the Internet

Friday, September 11, 2015

New Volume: Polish Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the Polish Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 34, 2014) is out. Contents include:
  • In Memoriam
    • Jan Kolasa, Karol Wolfke (1915-2015)
    • Jerzy Kranz, Sapere auso (To One Who Dared to Be Wise): On the Fifth Anniversary of the Death of Krzysztof Skubiszewski
  • Legal Perspectives on the Ukrainian-Russian Conflict
    • Patrycja Grzebyk, Classification of the Conflict between Ukraine and Russia in International Law(Ius ad Bellum and Ius in Bello)
    • Natalia Cwicinskaja, The Legality and Certain Legal Consequences of the “Accession” of Crimea to the Russian Federation
    • Thomas D. Grant, The Budapest Memorandum of 5 December 1994: Political Engagement or Legal Obligation?
    • René Värk, The Advisory Opinion on Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence: Hopes, Disappointments and Its Relevance to Crimea
  • General Articles
    • Koen Lenaerts, EU Values and Constitutional Pluralism: The EU System of Fundamental Rights Protection
    • Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias, Memory Laws or Memory Loss? Europe in Search of Its Historical Identity through the National and International Law
    • Hanna Kuczyńska, Selection of Defendants before the ICC: Between the Principle of Opportunism and Legalism
    • Magdalena Słok-Wódkowska, National Treatment Rules in EU Regional Trade Agreements
    • Magdalena Silska, Protection of Internally Displaced Persons: An International Legal Obligation?
  • Polish Practice of International Law
    • The Opinion by the Legal Advisory Committee to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland on the Annexation of the Crimean Peninsula to the Russian Federation in Light of International Law
    • Szymon Zaręba, Treaty Interpretation by the Polish Administrative Courts: A Case Study of the Interpretation of the 1972 Prague Convention
  • Book Reviews
    • Cezary Mik, Lukasz Gruszczynski, Wouter Werner (eds.), Deference in International Courts and Tribunals: Standard of Review and Margin of Appreciation, Oxford University Press, 2014
    • Bartłomiej Krzan, Vesselin Popovski, Trudy Fraser (eds.), The Security Council as Global Legislator, Routledge, 2014
    • Bartłomiej Krzan, Robert Kolb, The International Court of Justice, Hart Publishing, 2014
    • Andrzej Jakubowski, Lilian Richieri Hanania (ed.), Cultural Diversity in International Law, Routledge, 2014
    • Michał Balcerzak, Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks, Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law, Oxford University Press, 2014
  • Polish Bibliography of International and European Law 2014

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

ILR Interlude

Blogging will be light for the remainder of the week, as I will be in Oslo for ESIL 2015.

Inaugural Issue: Chinese Journal of Global Governance

The inaugural issue of the Chinese Journal of Global Governance (Vol. 1, no. 1, 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Anne Peters, The Transparency Turn of International Law
  • Dirk Messner, Shaping Global Sustainability in the Umbrella of “Comprehensive Globalisation”—Germany’s Role
  • Volker Roeben, The Equitable Distribution of Marine Resources by Agreement of States—The Case of the South China Sea
  • Ming Du, Taking Stock: What Do We Know, and Do not Know, about the National Treatment Obligation in the GATT/WTO Legal System?
  • Huang Jin, Establishment and Development of the Post-war New International Civil and Commercial Order

New Issue: Nordic Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of International Law (Vol. 84, no. 3, 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: The Cross-fertilisation Rhetoric in Question: Use and Abuse of the European Court’s Jurisprudence by International Criminal Tribunals
    • Triestino Mariniello & Paolo Lobba, The Cross-fertilisation Rhetoric in Question: Use and Abuse of the European Court’s Jurisprudence by International Criminal Tribunals
    • Sergey Vasiliev, International Criminal Tribunals in the Shadow of Strasbourg and Politics of Cross-fertilisation
    • Julia Geneuss, Obstacles to Cross-fertilisation: The International Criminal Tribunals’ ‘Unique Context’ and the Flexibility of the European Court of Human Rights’ Case Law
    • Ulf Linderfalk, Cross-fertilisation in International Law
    • Elena Maculan, Judicial Definition of Torture as a Paradigm of Cross-fertilisation: Combining Harmonisation and Expansion
    • Michelle Farrell, Just How Ill-treated Were You? An Investigation of Cross-fertilisation in the Interpretative Approaches to Torture at the European Court of Human Rights and in International Criminal Law
  • Harmen van der Wilt, Nullum Crimen and International Criminal Law: The Relevance of the Foreseeability Test

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

New Issue: Journal of World Investment & Trade

The latest issue of the Journal of World Investment & Trade (Vol. 16, no. 4, 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Jus Post Bellum and Foreign Investment
    • Carsten Stahn; Jens Iverson & Jennifer Easterday, Introduction
    • Eric De Brabandere, Jus Post Bellum and Foreign Direct Investment: Mapping the Debate
    • Jure Zrilič, International Investment Law in the Context of Jus Post Bellum: Are Investment Treaties Likely to Facilitate or Hinder the Transition to Peace?
    • Merryl Lawry-White, International Investment Arbitration in a Jus Post Bellum Framework
    • James Gallen, Odious Debt and Jus Post Bellum
  • Konstanze von Papp, Biting the Bullet or Redefining ‘Consent’ in Investor-State Arbitration? Pre-Arbitration Requirements After BG Group v Argentina
  • Anna Joubin-Bret, Spotlight on Third-Party Funding in Investor-State Arbitration
  • Jonathan Ketcheson, The Law 42 Arbitrations: Ecuador’s Efforts to Capture ‘Extraordinary Profits’ of Oil Companies

New Issue: European Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 26, no. 2, May 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Editorial
    • JHHW, The Spitzenkandidaten Exercise One Year Later – The Unsung Hero; The Ballad of Google Spain; On My Way Out – Advice to Young Scholars I: Presenting a Paper in an International (and National) Conference; In this Issue
  • Articles
    • Bernard M. Hoekman & Petros C. Mavroidis, WTO ‘à la carte’ or ‘menu du jour’? Assessing the Case for More Plurilateral Agreements
    • Kirsty Gover, Settler–State Political Theory, ‘CANZUS’ and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    • Ilias Bantekas, Land Rights in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman State Succession Treaties
    • Oren Perez, The Hybrid Legal-Scientific Dynamic of Transnational Scientific Institutions
    • Stefan Talmon, Determining Customary International Law: The ICJ’s Methodology between Induction, Deduction and Assertion
  • New Voices: A Selection from the Third Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law
    • Guy Fiti Sinclair, State Formation, Liberal Reform and the Growth of International Organizations
    • Ilias Plakokefalos, Causation in the Law of State Responsibility and the Problem of Overdetermination: In Search of Clarity
    • Daniel Joyce, Internet Freedom and Human Rights
  • Roaming Charges: Doctoral Dissertation by Hans Kelsen – A Transgenerational Conversation
  • Critical Review of International Governance
    • Sungjoon Cho & Thomas H. Lee, Double Remedies in Double Courts
  • Review Essay
    • Mónica García-Salmones Rovira Faith, Ritual and Rebellion in 21st Century (Positivist) International Law

Tuttle: Human Rights Council Resolutions 26/9 and 26/22: Towards Corporate Accountability?

Nicole R. Tuttle has posted an ASIL Insight on Human Rights Council Resolutions 26/9 and 26/22: Towards Corporate Accountability?

Monday, September 7, 2015

New Issue: Rivista di Diritto Internazionale

The latest issue of the Rivista di Diritto Internazionale (Vol. 98, no. 3, 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Articoli
    • C. Favilli, Reciproca fiducia, mutuo riconoscimento e libertà di circolazione di rifugiati e richiedenti protezione internazionale nell’Unione Europea
    • P. Franzina, La Convenzione dell’Aja sulla protezione internazionale degli adulti nella prospettiva della ratifica italiana
  • Note e Commenti
    • A. Leandro, Le Anti-Suit Injunctions a supporto dell’arbitrato: da West Tankers a Gazprom
    • E. Carpanelli, On the Inviolability of Diplomatic Archives and Documents: the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations to the Test of WikiLeaks
    • G. Pascale, Sulla posizione dell’individuo nel diritto internazionale: il caso Campbell e le vicende successive nell’Africa australe
  • Panorama
    • N. Ronzitti, Foreign terrorist fighters e legge antiterrorismo
    • E. Sciso, Brevi considerazioni sui primi seguiti della sentenza della Corte costituzionale 238/2014
    • S. Forlati, Il potere della Corte internazionale di giustizia di modificare misure cautelari precedentemente adottate: quali limiti all’esercizio della funzione giudiziaria internazionale?
    • S. Vezzani, Immunità dello Stato estero dalla giurisdizione e diritto di accesso al giudice alla luce della Carta dei diritti fondamentali: riflessioni in margine al caso Benkharbouche e Janah
    • L. Gasbarri, Responsabilità di un’organizzazione internazionale in materie di competenza esclusiva: imputazione e obbligo di risultato secondo il Tribunale internazionale del diritto del mare

New Issue: Diritti umani e diritto internazionale

The latest issue of Diritti umani e diritto internazionale (Vol. 9, no. 2, 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Studi
    • Francesco Bestagno, I rapporti tra la Carta e le fonti secondarie di diritto dell’UE nella giurisprudenza della Corte di giustizia
    • Cristina Campiglio, L’applicazione della Carta dei diritti fondamentali dell’Unione europea in materia familiare
    • Pietro Manzini, Ammende antitrust e diritti fondamentali
    • Il caso Yukos: diritto internazionale degli investimenti, diritti umani e sovranità dello Stato
    • Saverio Di Benedetto, Il caso Yukos: un quadro d’insieme
    • Maria Chiara Malaguti, The Taking of Property by the State: ‘Expropriation by Litigation’ under International Investment Law Versus Protection of Property under the ECHR in the Yukos Saga
    • Andrea K. Bjorklund, Lukas Vanhonnaeker, Yukos: The Clean Hands Doctrine Revisited
    • Saverio Di Benedetto, The Double Relevance of the ‘Corporate Veil’ in the Yukos PCA Case and the Doctrine of the Abuse of Rights
  • Interventi
    • Laura Salvadego, L’obbligo di cooperazione per la protezione dei testimoni nella giustizia penale internazionale e il ‘giusto processo costituzionale’
  • Osservatorio
    • Andrea Caligiuri, Il contributo della giurisprudenza della Corte interamericana dei diritti umani in tema di tutela dei diritti territoriali dei popoli indigeni
    • Adele Del Guercio, Il riconoscimento giuridico dell’identità di genere delle persone transgender, tra sterilizzazione imposta e diritto all’autodeterminazione. Il caso Y.Y. c. Turchia e le cautele della Corte europea
    • Marianna Pace, ‘Mercificazione’ dell’istruzione e salvaguardia del diritto all’educazione nei recenti Rapporti del Relatore speciale sul diritto all’istruzione
    • Marco Longobardo, Sull’imparzialità dei membri delle Commissioni di inchiesta istituite dal Consiglio dei diritti umani
    • Francesca Benvenuto, Sulla centralità del procedimento di riparazione in favore delle vittime nel sistema della Corte penale internazionale: la sentenza della Camera d’Appello del 3 marzo 2015
    • Maria Eugenia Bartoloni, La libera circolazione dei cittadini europei economicamente inattivi tra principio di non discriminazione e tutela dei sistemi nazionali di welfare

deGuzman: What is the Gravity Threshold for an ICC Investigation?

Margaret M. deGuzman (Temple Univ. - Law) has posted an ASIL Insight on What is the Gravity Threshold for an ICC Investigation? Lessons from the Pre-Trial Chamber Decision in the Comoros Situation.

Conference: 2015 ASIL Research Forum

On October 23-24, 2015, the American Society of International Law will hold its 2015 Research Forum. The program is here.

New Issue: International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics

The latest issue of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: The Securitization of Water Discourse
    • Itay Fischhendler, The securitization of water discourse: theoretical foundations, research gaps and objectives of the special issue
    • Andrea K. Gerlak & Farhad Mukhtarov, ‘Ways of knowing’ water: integrated water resources management and water security as complementary discourses
    • Julia Urquijo, Lucia De Stefano, & Abel La Calle, Drought and exceptional laws in Spain: the official water discourse
    • Erika Weinthal, Neda Zawahri, & Jeannie Sowers, Securitizing Water, Climate, and Migration in Israel, Jordan, and Syria
    • Dimitrios Zikos , Alevgul H. Sorman, & Marisa Lau, Beyond water security: asecuritisation and identity in Cyprus
    • Karin Aggestam, Desecuritisation of water and the technocratic turn in peacebuilding

New Issue: International Studies Review

The latest issue of International Studies Review (Vol. 17, no. 3, September 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Adam Bower, Norms Without the Great Powers: International Law, Nested Social Structures, and the Ban on Antipersonnel Mines
  • Philippe Bourbeau, Resilience and International Politics: Premises, Debates, Agenda
  • Richard Jackson, Terrorism, Taboo, and Discursive Resistance: The Agonistic Potential of the Terrorism Novel
  • Marcus Holmes & David Traven, Acting Rationally Without Really Thinking: The Logic of Rational Intuitionism for International Relations Theory
  • Mark Pearcey, Sovereignty, Identity, and Indigenous-State Relations at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: A Case of Exclusion by Inclusion

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sinclair: The International Civil Servant in Theory and Practice: Law, Morality, and Expertise

Guy Fiti Sinclair (Victoria Univ. of Wellington - Law) has posted The International Civil Servant in Theory and Practice: Law, Morality, and Expertise. Here's the abstract:
What is the place of international civil servants in international law? How much do they contribute to making the legal norms and institutions that govern states? To what extent does law sustain and constrain their authority? These important and difficult questions are raised, directly and indirectly, by several recent works that examine the life and legacy of Dag Hammarskjöld, the second and arguably most influential Secretary-General of the United Nations. While serving in that capacity during the crucial years of 1953-1961, at the height of the Cold War and decolonization and perhaps the most formative period of UN history, Hammarskjöld was intimately involved in the formulation of several legal innovations that have since become staples of UN activity, including preventive diplomacy and peacekeeping. Yet he has also been accused, both during his lifetime and more recently, of expanding the authority of his own office to the detriment of democratic government. Reflecting on these works, this review essay argues that the authority of international civil servants should be understood and analysed as operating through three distinct yet interconnected modalities of discourse and practice: legal, moral, and expert. By giving due attention to all three modalities, a more accurate picture may be formed of the conditions under which international civil servants are able to govern, and their relationship to international law. Moreover, a comprehensive account of the authority exercised by international civil servants must take account of how they respond to any tensions that may arise between their bases of authority, as well as their shifting relations with other ‘global governors.’