Saturday, December 22, 2018

Shereshevsky: Back in The Game: International Humanitarian Law-Making by States

Yahli Shereshevsky (Univ. of Haifa - Law) has posted Back in The Game: International Humanitarian Law-Making by States (Berkeley Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This article is the first to identify and analyze the recent tendency of states to use unilateral, non-binding, lawmaking initiatives in the context of international humanitarian law (IHL), also known as the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC). While there was minimal direct state involvement in IHL-making initiatives in the first decade of the 21st century, in recent years states have taken an active part in IHL making. This article analyzes the policies of two states that stand in the middle of this debate – the U.S. and Israel – to provide a detailed account of contemporary state-led IHL-making. It argues that these new initiatives are an attempt by states to regain their influence over IHL from non-state actors. This suggests three broad implications for international lawmaking. First, unilateral lawmaking documents might be adopted more often as an alternative to traditional lawmaking and soft law initiatives when contracting costs are high. Second, the new lawmaking initiatives tend to adopt non-state actors' strategies to influence the debate, as an expression of states’ internalization of the horizontal nature of contemporary international lawmaking. Third, states often cooperate with non-state actors that share their interpretive positions in the international lawmaking process.

New Issue: Nordic Journal of Human Rights

The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 36, no. 4, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Business and Human Rights Research Methods
    • Aurora Voiculescu, Intersecting Spheres of Analysis in Business and Human Rights: Developing a New Socio-Legal Research Agenda and Methodology for UN Guiding Principle No 9
    • Liliana Lizarazo-Rodríguez, The UN ‘Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’: Methodological Challenges to Assessing the Third Pillar: Access to Effective Remedy
    • Başak Bağlayan, Searching for Human Rights Norms for Corporate Conduct in Domestic Jurisprudence: A Bottom-Up Approach to International Law
    • Karin Buhmann, Analysing OECD National Contact Point Statements for Guidance on Human Rights Due Diligence: Method, Findings and Outlook
    • Kendyl Salcito & Mark Wielga, Corporate Human Rights Risk Assessment: Aligning what is Measured and Managed

Conference: 4es journées de la justice pénale internationale

On January 31-February 1, 2019, the Centre Thucydide and the Centre de recherche sur les droits de l'homme et le droit humanitaire (CRDH) of the Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas will host the 4es journées de la justice pénale internationale. The program is here.

Conference: La Convention de Vienne sur le droit des traités : bilan et perspectives cinquante ans après son adoption

On March 15, 2019, the Centre d'Etudes sur la Sécurité Internationale et les Coopérations Européennes at the Université de Grenoble Alpes will hold a conference on "La Convention de Vienne sur le droit des traités : bilan et perspectives cinquante ans après son adoption." The program is here.

Call for Papers: Exit! Il recesso dai trattati multilaterali Crisi e nuovi slanci nella cooperazione internazionale ed europea

A call for papers has been issued for the XV edizione dell’Incontro fra giovani cultori delle materie internazionalistiche, to take place April 1, 2019, at the Università degli Studi di Milano. The theme is: "Exit! Il recesso dai trattati multilaterali Crisi e nuovi slanci nella cooperazione internazionale ed europea." The call is here.

de Paz González: The Social Rights Jurisprudence in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Isaac de Paz González (Autonomous Univ. of Baja California - Law) has published The Social Rights Jurisprudence in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Shadow and Light in International Human Rights (Edward Elgar Publishing 2018). Here's the abstract:

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights continues to build justiciability to determine the social rights of marginalised individuals and groups in the Americas. In this engaging book, Isaac de Paz González unveils the abilities, and the practices of the Inter-American Court’s contribution to human rights policy in the Global South.

This innovative book offers a thorough and complete examination of the Inter-American Court’s jurisprudence over its forty years of existence, within the framework of Economic and Social Rights (ESR). The author offers a concise discussion of both the historic and landmark cases in regards to ESR, and its theoretical basis, as well as giving insight into how to further improve and protect the lives of the most vulnerable people in the Americas. This book also exposes the possibility of enforcing legal remedies for poverty and structural discrimination in order to seek social justice.

New Issue: Transnational Legal Theory

The latest issue of Transnational Legal Theory (Vol. 9, no. 2, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • John Harrington, “We can’t wait for the bugs to spread” rhetorics of time, space and biosecurity in global health law
  • Dana Burchardt, The twilight of legal order? On the current challenges faced by the concept of a legal system
  • Martine Beijerman, Conceptual confusions in debating the role of NGOs for the democratic legitimacy of international law

New Issue: Journal of International Economic Law

The latest issue of the Journal of International Economic Law (Vol. 21, no. 4, December 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Brian McGarry, The Global Pact for the Environment: Freshwater and Economic Law Synergies
  • Aaditya Mattoo & Joshua P Meltzer, International Data Flows and Privacy: The Conflict and Its Resolution
  • Gabrielle Marceau, Evolutive Interpretation by the WTO Adjudicator
  • Devin McDaniels, Ana Cristina Molina, & Erik N Wijkström, A Closer Look At WTO’s Third Pillar: How WTO Committees Influence Regional Trade Agreements
  • Federico Ortino, The Obligation of Regulatory Stability in the Fair and Equitable Treatment Standard: How Far Have We Come?
  • Qiang Cai & Pengfei Zhang, A Theoretical Reflection on the OECD’s New Statistics Reporting Framework for the Mutual Agreement Procedure: Isolating, Measuring, and Monitoring
  • Sherzod Shadikhodjaev, Non-Market Economies, Significant Market Distortions, and the 2017 EU Anti-Dumping Amendment

New Issue: Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international

The latest issue of the Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international (Vol. 20, no. 3, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Ingo Venzke, Possibilities of the Past: Histories of the NIEO and the Travails of Critique
  • Marta Lorente, Historical Titles v. Effective Occupation: Spanish Jurists on the Caroline Islands Affair (1885)
  • Joshua Smeltzer, On the Use and Abuse of Francisco de Vitoria: James Brown Scott and Carl Schmitt
  • Chen Li, Professor James Leslie Brierly and His First Chinese Pupil Li Shengwu at Oxford University Faculty of Law (1927–1930)

Radi: Research Handbook on Human Rights and Investment

Yannick Radi (Univ. of Louvain - Law) has published Research Handbook on Human Rights and Investment (Edward Elgar Publishing 2018). Contents include:
  • Yannick Radi, Introduction: Taking stock of the societal and legal interplay between human rights and investment
  • Ursula Kriebaum, Human rights and international investment arbitration
  • Rodrigo Polanco & Rodrigo Mella, Investment arbitration and human rights cases in Latin America
  • Maria Fanou & Vassilis Tzevelekos, The shared territory of the ECHR and international investment law
  • Laurence Boisson de Chazournes & Rukia Baruti, Human rights, international investment law and transparency
  • Valentina Vadi, Human rights and investments at the WTO
  • Gwen Lehane, Human Rights at the World Bank group
  • Eric De Brabandere & Maryse Hazelzet, Corporate responsibility and human rights – Navigating between international, domestic and self-regulation
  • Gilles Lhuilier, MNCs obligations in their 'sphere of influence'
  • Joanna Kyriakakis, International criminal responsibilities for MNCs violations of human rights
  • Antal Berkes, Extraterritorial responsibility of the home States for MNCs violations of human rights
  • Jacky Mandelbaum & Jennifer Loutit, Extractive industry investments and human rights
  • Kaitlin Cordes, Investments and human rights in the agricultural sector
  • Dorothée Baumann-Pauly & Sarah Margaretha Jastram, Assessing human rights issues in the fashion industry – Challenges for investors
  • Mara Tignino, Private investments and the human right to water
  • Delphia Lim, Investments and human rights in Asia

Friday, December 21, 2018

New Issue: Arbitration International

The latest issue of Arbitration International (Vol. 34, no. 4, December 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Klaus Peter Berger, Institutional arbitration: harmony, disharmony and the ‘Party Autonomy Paradox’
    • A conversation with Professor William W. (Rusty) Park—as interviewed by Professor Catherine A. Rogers: Institute for Transnational Arbitration Houston, Texas, 13 January 2017
    • Julio César Betancourt, Damages for breach of an international arbitration agreement under English arbitration law
    • Daniel Kalderimis, International arbitration in a brave new world
    • Alexey Vyalkov, Hypothetical release damages: a ‘one-size-fits-all’ way to establish a loss in international investment disputes?
    • Susanna Hoe, Pope Gregory the Great and the Disputes of Sardinian Women 591–604
  • Recent Developments
    • Peng Hou, Financing arbitration in mainland China: Hong Kong’s legislation as a model

New Volume: Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs

The latest volume of the Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs (Vol. 35, 2017) is out. Contents include:
  • Essay
    • James A.R. Nafziger, Some Personal Reflections about Getting Started as an International Lawyer
  • Articles
    • Michael Hwang S.C. & Lim Si Cheng, Breaking the Silence of the Executive: The Residual Role of the Common Law Courts in the Determination of Statehood
    • Hyun-jin Park, Sovereignty Over Dokdo as Interpreted and Evaluated from the Korean-Japanese Exchanges of Notes Verbales (1952–1965)
    • Yasue Mochizuki, Roles and Functions of Transitional Justice Mechanisms in the Asia-Pacific Region in the Development of International Law
    • Brian McGarry, Third Parties and Insular Features After the South China Sea Arbitration
    • Agata Kleczkowska, “Recognition” of Governments by International Organizations – The Example of the UN General Assembly and Asian States

Thursday, December 20, 2018

New Issue: Review of International Studies

The latest issue of the Review of International Studies (Vol. 44, no. 5, December 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Misrecognition in World Politics: Revisiting Hegel
    • Charlotte Epstein, Thomas Lindemann, & Ole Jacob Sending, Frustrated sovereigns: the agency that makes the world go around
    • Charlotte Epstein, The productive force of the negative and the desire for recognition: Lessons from Hegel and Lacan
    • Minda Holm & Ole Jacob Sending, States before relations: On misrecognition and the bifurcated regime of sovereignty
    • Ayşe Zarakol, Sovereign equality as misrecognition
    • Tanja Aalberts, Misrecognition in legal practice: the aporia of the Family of Nations
    • Julia Gallagher, Misrecognition in the making of a state: Ghana’s international relations under Kwame Nkrumah
    • Catarina Kinnvall & Ted Svensson, Misrecognition and the Indian state: the desire for sovereign agency
    • Thomas Lindemann, Agency (mis)recognition in international violence: the case of French jihadism

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

New Issue: Journal of International Peacekeeping

The latest issue of the Journal of International Peacekeeping (Vol. 21, nos. 3-4, 2017) is out. Contents include:
  • Monica Hirst, Thinking Regional on Peace Missions in Latin America
  • Danilo Marcondes, Maíra Siman & Ricardo Oliveira, South-South Cooperation and Training for Peacekeeping Participation: Expertise and Status in Brazil’s Involvement in Africa and Latin America
  • Sara Singleton & Anne Holohan, The Case for ‘Trust Awareness’ as a Key Soft-Skill for Peacekeepers: A Study on How Trust Impacts Inter-Organizational Cooperation and Local Ownership with Military Peacekeepers Deployed to UNIFIL
  • Conor Foley, Rebuilding the Justice Sector of Afghanistan
  • Nicholas Vialle, Managing Expectations: How Have Tensions between the International Community and National Government Impacted the Implementation of Transitional Justice in South Sudan?

Dimitrakos: Greece’s Ratification Procedure of the Final Settlement Agreement Between Greece and FYROM

Dimitrios Dimitrakos (Univ. of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law) has posted an ASIL Insight on Greece’s Ratification Procedure of the Final Settlement Agreement Between Greece and FYROM.

Guariglia, Batros, Gallmetzer, & Mugwanya: The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court: Commentary and Digest of Jurisprudence

Fabricio Guariglia (Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court), Ben Batros (Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court), Reinhold Gallmetzer (Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court), & George Mugwanya (Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court) have published The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court: Commentary and Digest of Jurisprudence (Cambridge Univ. Press 2018). Here's the abstract:
A comprehensive source of the most authoritative statements of the International Criminal Court's appellate jurisprudence. Its clear format includes commentaries followed by excerpts of the decisions and judgments, carefully selected by lawyers based on their relevance and grouped by topic. It provides a practical background to the International Criminal Court's appellate jurisprudence from experienced current and former Appeals Counsel of the Office of the Prosecutor of the Court, highlighting pertinent issues. In doing so, readers are given the tools to discern the meaning of the case law themselves, while attention is drawn to the most important developments in the jurisprudence. This text presents an authoritative and comprehensive digest of the Appeals Chamber's jurisprudence, bringing the relevant case extracts together for the first time with clear and informative commentary.

Sirleaf: Responsibility for Epidemics

Matiangai V.S. Sirleaf (Univ. of Pittsburgh - Law) has posted Responsibility for Epidemics (Texas Law Review, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:

Epidemics are the result of the actions of multiple actors, which necessitates a comprehensive allocation of responsibility. However, the traditional framework for responsibility, as well as the emerging norm of the responsibility to protect, are inadequate for addressing epidemics. Both perpetuate the fallacy that states can, on their own, cope with the increased incidence of epidemics and fail to adequately allocate responsibility.

Given these limitations, this Article argues for a new vision of responsibility. It develops the theory underlying the norm of common but differentiated responsibility and makes the case for expansion of this framework to the challenges posed by highly-infectious diseases. This Article articulates the distinctive normative bases for differentiating responsibilities based on need, culpability, and capacity. The framework developed herein better distributes responsibility and is less state-centric than rival norms. It accounts for structural inequality in ways that other frameworks do not. Further, it does not reify the false hierarchy between civil and political rights and economic and social rights that exists in other frameworks. It recognizes and accounts for the significant role of non-state actors and provides a basis for holding such actors responsible, as opposed to the non-attribution of responsibility that exists.

There is reason for cautious optimism about the prospects of success of this framework. First, it is consistent with theoretical and existing foundations of law where responsibility is tethered to an actor’s conduct and relationship to the harm through culpability. However, the framework does not treat the culpability model as a legal straitjacket and envisions a broad understanding of causation—direct, indirect, and historical. Additionally, the framework differentiates based on capacity, which is derived from human rights and global public health law. It also draws on extralegal incentives, building on moral and political conceptualizations of responsibility towards those in need. The common but differentiated responsibility framework is likely to gain approval and assist rapidly with the battle against epidemics. In fact, elements of it are already reflected in state practice. In sum, the theoretical framework developed in this Article serves not only to provide useful guidance to actors in the face of epidemics but also to shift extant conceptualizations of responsibility in significant ways.

New Issue: Ocean Development & International Law

The latest issue of Ocean Development & International Law (Vol. 49, no. 4, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Liu Nengye & Xu Qi, How Might the European Union Engage Constructively with China in the South China Sea?
  • Suk Kyoon Kim, The Expansion of and Changes to the National Coast Guards in East Asia
  • Timothy Perry, The PSI as a Shared Good: How the Proliferation Security Initiative Both Challenges and Reinforces a Prevailingly Mare Liberum Regime
  • Finn Mørk, Classification of Seafloor Highs in Accordance With Article 76 of UNCLOS—Consequences of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf Recent Modifications of Its Interpretations

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Call for Papers: EU Law, Trade Agreements, and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: Contemporary Challenges

A call for papers has been issued for the III LAwTTIP Joint Conference, which will be held March 21-22, 2019, in London. The theme is: "EU Law, Trade Agreements, and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: Contemporary Challenges." The call is here.

New Issue: Human Rights & International Legal Discourse

The latest issue of Human Rights & International Legal Discourse (Vol. 12, no. 2, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • E. Guntrip, International Investment Law in an Isolationist World: A Human Rights Perspective
  • C. Sim, Strategies for Addressing Human Rights Violations in Investment Arbitration. Substantive Principles and Procedural Solutions
  • F. Capone, A Reflection on the Transformative Potential of Reparations. The Approach of the Regional Human Rights Courts
  • L. Lyra Jubilut & A. Sanctis, Human Rights at the International Court of Justice: The Construction of a Conversation from Judges’ Individual Opinions

New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. They were given by Patrícia Galvão Teles on “Obligations and Rights Erga Omnes in the case-law of the International Court of Justice” and Ki-Gab Park on “Lex Ferenda in International Law.”

New Issue: International Human Rights Law Review

The latest issue of the International Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 7, no. 2, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Paul Harpur & Michael Ashley Stein, Indigenous Persons with Disabilities and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: An Identity without a Home?
  • Kirsten Campbell, Building National and Regional Accountability for Conflict Related Sexual Violence: From Prosecutions in the Former Yugoslavia to the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • Taygeti Michalakea, Article 46C of the Malabo Protocol: A Contextually Tailored Approach to Corporate Criminal Liability and Its Contours
  • Isobel Renzulli, Strengthening the Preventive Role of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa

Alvarez: Boundaries of Investment Arbitration

José E. Alvarez (New York Univ. - Law) has published Boundaries of Investment Arbitration (JurisNet 2018). Here's the abstract:
The Boundaries of Investment Arbitration analyses references to European human rights and WTO law in investor-state rulings, advances reasons for these resorts to “non-investment” law, and puts these “boundary crossings” in broader context. It enumerates the legal gateways for these “public law” references and considers what engagement with human rights and trade law tells us about the motivations of investor-state arbitrators, scholars, and civil society. Exploring when and how arbitrators or litigants reach into other international law regimes to interpret the content of international investment law says a great deal about what that law is—and is not.

Titi: The Evolution of Substantive Investment Protections in Recent Trade and Investment Treaties

Catharine Titi (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) has posted The Evolution of Substantive Investment Protections in Recent Trade and Investment Treaties. Here's the abstract:
Over the years, the substantive content of international investment agreements (IIAs) has shifted to reflect political change and to respond to lessons learnt in investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). With a focus on eight IIAs, selected with a view to geographical representativeness, this think piece explores substantive standards in recent treaty practice. It finds that new IIAs converge to a large extent with respect to their substantive standards. Old generation IIAs will probably remain dominant for some time as they represent the bulk of existing agreements. But there is a clear trend towards displacing them with the conclusion of new generation IIAs.

New Issue: Human Rights Law Review

The latest issue of the Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 18, no. 4, December 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Sandra Liebenberg, Participatory Justice in Social Rights Adjudication
  • Kay Wilson, The Call for the Abolition of Mental Health Law: The Challenges of Suicide, Accidental Death and the Equal Enjoyment of the Right to Life
  • Andrea Nicholson, Minh Dang & Zoe Trodd, A Full Freedom: Contemporary Survivors’ Definitions of Slavery
  • Laurens Lavrysen, Causation and Positive Obligations Under the ECHR: A Reply to Vladislava Stoyanova
  • Charilaos Nikolaidis, Unravelling the Knot of Equality and Privacy in the European Court of Human Rights and the US Supreme Court: From Isonomia to Isotimia
  • Mark Simpson, Assessing the Compliance of the United Kingdom’s Social Security System with its Obligations under the European Social Charter
  • Andrew Novak, The ‘Judicial Dialogue’ in Transnational Human Rights Litigation: Muruatetu & Anor v Republic and the Abolition of the Mandatory Death Penalty in Kenya

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. 24, no. 4, October-December 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • The Global Forum
    • Sung-Mi Kim, Sebastian Haug & Susan Harris Rimmer, Minilateralism Revisited: MIKTA as Slender Diplomacy in a Multiplex World
    • Conor Seyle & Roberta Spivak, Complexity Theory and Global Governance: Is More Different?
  • Articles
    • Marianne Beisheim & Nils Simon, Multistakeholder Partnerships for the SDGs: Actors’ Views on UN Metagovernance
    • Joseph G. Bock & Ziaul Haque, Getting a Sharper View of the Humanitarian Marketplace: Introducing Conduit Engagement Theory
    • Nicholas Chan, “Large Ocean States”: Sovereignty, Small Islands, and Marine Protected Areas in Global Oceans Governance
    • Joel E. Oestreich, The World Bank and the “Equity Agenda”: An Assessment After Ten (or So) Years
    • Jami Nelson-Nuñez & Elise Pizzi, Governance and Water Progress for the Rural Poor
    • Theresa Squatrito, The Democratizing Effects of Transnational Actors’ Access to International Courts
    • Valentina Carraro & Hortense Jongen, Leaving the Doors Open or Keeping Them Closed? The Impact of Transparency on the Authority of Peer Reviews in International Organizations

Deplano: The Riddle of Custom: General Assembly Resolutions

Rossana Deplano (Univ. of Leicester - Law) has posted The Riddle of Custom: General Assembly Resolutions (in International Organizations, Non-State Actors, and the Formation of Customary International Law, Sufyan Droubi & Jean d’Aspremont eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This chapter examines the role of resolutions in the International Law Commission (ILC) Conclusions on Identification of Customary International Law. The analysis unfolds along three lines of inquiry. The first one critically analyses the methodology devised by the ILC to ascertain the existence of a customary rule with a view to understanding how it works in the institutional setting of international organizations. The second one examines the definition of resolution contained in the Conclusions and compares it with the mainstream literature on the concept of resolution. The third one evaluates the practical implications of the ILC conclusions by using the resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly as a case study. An argument is made that the ILC Conclusions do not add either certainty or sophistication to the process of ascertaining customary rules, thus failing to provide authoritative guidance to practitioners in the field of international organizations’ practice.

New Volume: European Investment Law and Arbitration Review

The latest volume of the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review (Vol. 3, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Patrick Dumberry, State Succession to Multilateral Investment Treaties and the ICSID Convention
  • Christine Sim, Attributing Responsibility to International Organisations: Lessons from the EU–Singapore Investment Protection Agreement
  • Régis Bismuth, Screening the Commission’s Regulation Proposal Establishing a Framework for Screening FDI into the EU
  • Facundo Calvo, The Most Feasible Way Towards a Multilateral Investment Treaty
  • Matej Kosalko, (In)Genuinely Foreign Investment: A Survey of Nationality Requirements in Investment Disputes
  • Victoria Barausova, Slovak Republic v. Achmea from a Public International Law Perspective: Is State Consent to Arbitrate Under Intra-EU BITS Still Valid?
  • Giammarco Rao, The Withdrawal of a European State from the ECT in Light of the Achmea Case
  • Aesa Dey, Fábrica de Vidrios Los Andes, C.A. & Owens-Illinois de Venezuela, c.a. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, ICSID Case No. ARB/12/21, Award, 13 November 2017
  • Cees Verburg & Nikos Lavranos, Recent Awards in Spanish Renewable Energy Cases and the Potential Consequences of the Achmea Judgment for Intra-EU ECT Arbitrations
  • Antonia Cavedon & Simon Weber, Digging Deeper: Summary of the Hearing before the CJEU in the Achmea Case
  • Dorieke Overduin, Turning Tides: The Landmark Decision in the Achmea Case – The Ecosystem of EU Law Means the End of Intra-EU BITS
  • Anna Bilanová & Jaroslav Kudrna, Achmea: The End of Investment Arbitration as We Know It?
  • Anastasios Gourgourinis, After Achmea: Maintaining the EU Law Compatibility of Intra-EU BITS Through Treaty Interpretation
  • Charles N. Brower, Doomed to Failure: Why the EU Investment Court System is Destined to Fail Both Foreign Investors and Host States – 3rd Annual EFILA Conference Keynote
  • Katariina Särkänne, Report on the 3rd Annual EFILA Conference on Parallel States’ Obligations in Investor-State Arbitration
  • Christopher Greenwood, Most Favoured Nations Clauses in BITS – What is Their Real Purpose (and Their Real Effect)? – 3rd Annual EFILA Lecture

Murphy: Obligations of States in Disputed Areas of the Continental Shelf

Sean D. Murphy (George Washington Univ. - Law) has posted Obligations of States in Disputed Areas of the Continental Shelf (in New Knowledge and Changing Circumstances in the Law of the Sea, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
Normally, a coastal State has sovereign rights to explore and exploit the natural resources of the continental shelf appurtenant to its territory. In some situations, however, States have overlapping claims as to their continental shelves, which raises important issues as to how such States must conduct themselves prior to resolution of their dispute. This chapter advances eight basic rules that every State is expected to follow in such a situation. Inevitably, such rules are general in nature and will have variable effects when applied in context. Nevertheless, it is submitted that such rules provide importance guidance to States in upholding their overall duty to resolve disputes peacefully.

Monday, December 17, 2018

New Volume: Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law

The latest volume of the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (Vol. 21, 2017) is out. Contents include:
  • Ignacio Tredici & Renaud Galand, Holding to Account the Commission of International Crimes in the Central African Republic: The Establishment of the Special Criminal Court
  • Loris Marotti, Determining the Scope of the Local Remedies Rule in UNCLOS Disputes
  • Chie Sato, The UN and Its Agencies in the Development of Regulations on Management and Conservation of Fisheries: A Plurality of Initiatives but Questionable Coherence
  • Federica I. Paddeu, To Convene or Not to Convene? The Future Status of the Articles on State Responsibility: Recent Developments
  • Petra Minnerop, Taking the Paris Agreement Forward: Continuous Strategic Decision-making on Climate Action by the Meeting of the Parties
  • Stephanie Schlickewei, The Revision of the General Comment No. 1 on the Implementation of Art. 3 UNCAT’s Non-Refoulement Obligation in Light of the Use of Diplomatic Assurances
  • Rishi Gulati, An International Administrative Procedural Law of Fair Trial: Reality or Rhetoric?
  • Stephan F.H. Ollick, The European Union in the Mediterranean Sea: Navigating the Political-Legal Shallows
  • Nneka A. Okechukwu, Self-Determination and Democracy in Post-Conflict Africa: Moving from Procedure to Substance
  • Benjamin Baak Deng, Traditional Justice Methods and Their Possible Impact on Transitional Justice Models in South Sudan
  • Odysseas G. Repousis, State Succession and Devolution Agreements Revisited: A Note on Sanum v. Laos
  • Gaiane Nuridzhanian, Crimea in International Courts and Tribunals: Matters of Jurisdiction
  • Fozia Nazir Lone, The ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Model and Political Reform in Hong Kong: A TWAIL Approach
  • Till Patrik Holterhus, The History of the Rule of Law
  • Inga Witte, Interactions between International Investment Law and Constitutional Law: Promoting the Dialogue. A European Perspective on Judicial Cooperation and Deference

New Volume: Yearbook of Polar Law

The latest volume of the Yearbook of Polar Law (Vol. 9, 2017) is out. Contents include:
  • Romain Chuffart, Speaking of Rights: Indigenous Linguistic Rights in the Arctic
  • Mikael Lundmark, The European Court of Human Rights and the Protection of Arctic Indigenous Peoples Rights
  • Monica Burman & Eva-Maria Svensson, Women’s Human Rights in the Governance of the Arctic – Gender Equality and Violence against Indigenous Women
  • Ayo Næsborg-Andersen & Bassah Khalaf, The Right of Indigenous Peoples to Education in Their Own Language – Greenlanders in Denmark and in Greenland
  • Tanja Joona, Safeguarding Cultural Rights of Sámi Children and Youth in Finland, with Special Emphasis on the Linguistic Part of Cultural Identity – Current Challenges
  • Ekaterina Britcyna, Soili Nystén-Haarala & Minna Pappila, Extractive Industries and Public Participation in Russia: The Case of the Oil Industry in Izhemskii District, Komi Republic
  • Karin Buhmann, International Law and Corporate Social Responsibility: The Potential of OECD’s MNE Guidelines for Advancing Social Benefits in the Context of Natural Resource Exploitation in the Arctic, with Particular Regard to Greenland
  • Ulrike Barten & Bent Ole Gram Mortensen, Uranium in Greenland: Questions of Resources and Security in a Self-Government Setting
  • Yuanyuan Ren & Dan Liu, A Rule Follower, a Challenger, or a Learner? Recasting China’s Engagement in the Arctic
  • Andrew Jackson, Politics, Diplomacy, and the Creation of Antarctic Consensus
  • Sune Tamm, Julia Jabour & Rachael Lorna Johnstone, Iceland’s Accession to the Antarctic Treaty
  • Clive R. Symmons, Problems in the Law of the Sea Relating to Insular Formations in Ice-bound Seas and Polar Regions of the Arctic, with Particular Reference to Judicial Dicta in US v Alaska (1996) and to Recent Discoveries of New Arctic Islands (such as ‘Yaya’) due to Glacial Melt
  • Daniela Tommasini & Shenghan Zhou, Images and Expectations of Chinese Tourists Visiting an Arctic Destination: Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland

New Issue: Journal du Droit International

The latest issue of the Journal du Droit International ("Clunet") (Vol. 145, no. 4, Octobre-Novembre-Décembre 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Doctrine
    • Sarah Laval, Pour une ratification de la Convention du cap relative aux garanties internationales portant sur des matériels d'équipement mobiles
    • Fabien Marchadier, Le droit à une nationalité au service de l'éradication de l'apatridie
  • Variétés
    • Yann Kerbrat & Sandrine Maljean-Dubois, La contribution en demi-teinte de la CIJ au droit international de l'environnement dans les affaires Costa Rica / Nicaragua

Sunday, December 16, 2018

New Issue: Journal of World Investment & Trade

The latest issue of the Journal of World Investment & Trade (Vol. 19, nos. 5-6, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Oceans and Space: New Frontiers in Investment Protection?
    • Stephan W. Schill, Christian J. Tams & Rainer Hofmann, Oceans and Space: New Frontiers in Investment Protection? An Introduction
    • Christopher Greenwood, Oceans and Space: Some New Frontiers for International Investment Law
    • Seline Trevisanut & Nikolaos Giannopoulos, Investment Protection in Offshore Energy Production: Bright Sides of Regime Interaction
    • Peter Tzeng, Investment Protection in Disputed Maritime Areas
    • Markos Karavias, Submarine Cables and Pipelines: The Protection of Investors Under International Law
    • Joanna Dingwall, International Investment Protection in Deep Seabed Mining Beyond National Jurisdiction
    • Ingo Baumann, Hussaine El Bajjati & Erik Pellander, NewSpace: A Wave of Private Investment in Commercial Space Activities and Potential Issues Under International Investment Law
    • Peter Malanczuk, Investment Protection of Commercial Activities in Space: Treaties, Contracts, Licenses, Insurance, Arbitration
    • Mahulena Hofmann & P.J. Blount, Emerging Commercial Uses of Space: Regulation Reducing Risks
    • Stephan Hobe, Rada Popova, Hussaine El Bajjati & Julian Scheu, The Protection of Satellite Telecommunications Activities Under Bilateral Investment Treaties

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

The latest issue of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy (Vol. 3, no. 2, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Robin Warner, Oceans of Opportunity and Challenge: Towards a Stronger Governance Framework for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in Marine Areas beyond National Jurisdiction
  • Michael Batty & Vivian Fernandes, Management of Tuna Fisheries for Sustainable Development in the Pacific Islands: Regional Cooperation in a Shared Fishery as a Means of Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Joanna Mossop, Can the South China Sea Tribunal’s Conclusions on Traditional Fishing Rights Lead to Cooperative Fishing Arrangements in the Region?
  • Christine Sim, Maritime Boundary Disputes and Article 298 of UNCLOS: A Safety Net of Peaceful Dispute Settlement Options
  • Lyle J. Morris, Crossing Interagency Lines: Enhancing Navy-Coast Guard Cooperation to Combat Gray Zone Conflicts of East Asia