Saturday, January 5, 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Issue: Jus Gentium: Journal of International Legal History

The latest issue of Jus Gentium: Journal of International Legal History (Vol. 3, no. 2, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • S. Harris, Arbitration at Vienna: Recasting the History of International Dispute Resolution
    • V.I. Ivanenko, The Rising Generation of International Lawyers at St. Petersburg University: Zaremba and Spasovich
    • Mark W. Podvia, The Baltimore Incident and American Naval Expansion
    • O.O. Merezhko, The 1917 Russian Revolution and International Law
    • K.O. Savchuk & I.M. Protsenko, The Development of the Science of International Law at the Koretsky Institute of State and Law
    • J. Anderson, Currency Control, Exchange Contracts, and War: Boissevain v. Weil
    • Isaac Schaphorst, Brown v. United States and Confiscation of Enemy Property
  • Notes and Comments
    • V.I. Ivanenko, Kronid Malyshev and the Renaissance of Private International Law
    • W.E. Butler, On Teaching the History of International Law
    • I.O. Kresina & O.V. Kresin, The People as a Subject of International Law
  • Documents and Other Evidence of State Practice
    • P. Macalister-Smith & J. Schwietzke, Brief Calendar of International Practice for Spain and Portugal, 1641 to 1818

New Issue: International Legal Materials

The latest issue of International Legal Materials (Vol. 57, no. 6, December 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (Qatar v. United Arab Emirates): Request for the Indication of Provisional Measures (I.C.J.), with introductory note by Alexandra Hofer
  • Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo: Judgment on the Appeal of Mr. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo against Trial Chamber III's “Judgment Pursuant to Article 74 of the Statute” (Int'l Crim. Ct.), with introductory note by Joseph Powderly
  • Commissaire Général Aux Réfugiés et Aux Apatrides v. Mostafa Lounani (C.J.E.U.), with introductory note by Sarah Progin-Theuerkauf
  • Association Pour le Progrès et la Défense Des Droits Des Femmes Maliennes (APDF) and the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) v. Republic of Mali (Afr. Ct. H.P.R.), with introductory note by Ashwanee Budoo
  • Office of the Prosecutor: Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritisation (Int'l Crim. Ct.), with introductory note by Kai Ambos
  • Resolution on the Situation in Nicaragua (OAS), with introductory note by Christina M. Cerna

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Call for Submissions: Contemporary expressions of the foreign relations of subnational governments in Africa

The journal Regional and Federal Studies has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on "Contemporary expressions of the foreign relations of subnational governments in Africa." The call is here.

Call for Submissions: Polish Yearbook of International Law

The Polish Yearbook of International Law has issued a call for submissions for its next volume. Here's the call:

Polish Yearbook of International Law (PYIL) is currently seeking articles for its next volume (XXXVIII), which will be published in June 2019. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers in areas connected with public and private international law, including European law. Although it is not a formal condition for acceptance, we are specifically interested in articles that address issues in international and European law relating to Central and Eastern Europe. Authors from the region are also strongly encouraged to submit their works.

Submissions should not exceed 10,000 words (including footnotes) but in exceptional cases we may also accept longer works. We assess manuscripts on a rolling basis and will consider requests for expedited review in case of a pending acceptance for publication from another journal. All details about submission procedure and required formatting are available at the PYIL’s webpage.

Please send manuscripts to The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2019.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Boisson de Chazournes, Mbengue, Tignino, & Sangbana: The UN Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses: A Commentary

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (Univ. of Geneva - Law), Makane Mbengue (Univ. of Geneva - Law), Mara Tignino (Univ. of Geneva), & Komlan Sangbana (Univ. of Geneva) have published The UN Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses: A Commentary (Oxford Univ. Press 2018). Here's the abstract:
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses plays a crucial role in protecting and managing international watercourses and other sources of fresh water. Boisson de Chazournes, Mbengue, Tignino, and Sangbana head a team of experts in this Commentary, examining the travaux préparatoires leading to the Convention and the practice that has developed since the adoption of the Convention in 1997. Tackling the rationale and objectives of the provisions, they offer crucial insights to the Convention's impact on the development of a universal regime for shared water resources.

Hohmann & Joyce: International Law's Objects

Jessie Hohmann (Queen Mary Univ. of London - Law) & Daniel Joyce (Univ. of New South Wales - Law) have published International Law's Objects (Oxford Univ. Press 2018). Contents include:
  • Jessie Hohmann & Daniel Joyce, Introduction
  • Daniel Joyce, International Law's Cabinet of Curiosities
  • Jessie Hohmann, The Lives of Objects
  • Fleur Johns, Things we Make and Do with International Law
  • Wouter Werner, Saying and Showing
  • Isobel Roele, The Making of International Lawyers: Winnicott's Transitional Objects
  • Nicole De Silva, African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
  • Therese Murphy, AIDS Virus
  • Ioannis Kalpouzos, Armed Drone
  • Lucas Lixinski, Axum Stele
  • Filippo Fontanelli & Giuseppe Bianco, Barcelona Traction Share
  • Kimberley Trapp, Boots (on the Ground)
  • Francois Finck, Border Check Point, the Moldovan Republic of Transnistria
  • Jacqueline Mowbray, Breton Road Signs
  • Anne-Charlotte Martineau, Chicotte
  • Stephen Humphreys, Data: the Given
  • Immi Tallgren, Déchiqueteuse (Papershredder)
  • James Parker, Gavel
  • Helmut Aust, 'Good Urban Citizen'
  • Allesandra Arcuri, Glyphosate
  • Kate Miles, Insulae Moluccae: Map of the Spice Islands 1594
  • Ziv Bohrer, Jolly Roger
  • Surabhi Ranganathan, Manganese Nodules
  • Alex Mills, Mosul Four and Iran Six
  • Gerry Simpson, NM 68226 84912; TQ 30052 80597
  • Julia Dehm, One Tonne of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (1tCO2e)
  • Jessie Hohmann, Opium
  • Jean d'Aspremont & Eric De Brabandere, Paintings of International Law's Textbooks
  • Sarah Dehm, Passport
  • Thomas MacManus, Peace Sign, La Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó
  • Sophie Rigney, Postcard from the ICTY
  • Andrew Lang, Purse Seine Net
  • Geoff Gordon, Railway Clocks
  • Alison Kesby, Refugee Chains
  • Rosemary Rayfuse, Russian Flag at the North Pole
  • Christine Schwöbel-Patel & Wouter Werner, Screen
  • Lolita Buckner Inniss, Ships' Ballast
  • Doug Guilfoyle, Somali Pirate Skiff
  • Tanja Aalberts, Sovereign Mark of the Roi Né-Do'ucoula, King of Boma
  • Daniel Litwin, Stained Glass Windows, the Great Hall of Justice of the Peace Palace
  • Michael Fakhri, Sugar
  • Ruth Buchanan & Jeff Hewitt, Treaty Canoe
  • Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli, Trees
  • Charlie Peevers, USAID Rice - Haiti
  • Jeffrey Smith, Western Sahara Boundary Marker
  • Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Whale

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Issue: Review of International Studies

The latest issue of the Review of International Studies (Vol. 45, no. 1, January 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Benjamin Meiches, Non-human humanitarians
  • Gisela Hirschmann, Guarding the guards: Pluralist accountability for human rights violations by international organisations
  • Jeremy Youde, The role of philanthropy in international relations
  • Anna Stavrianakis, Controlling weapons circulation in a postcolonial militarised world
  • Elvira Rosert, Salience and the emergence of international norms: Napalm and cluster munitions in the inhumane weapons convention
  • Daisuke Madokoro, International commissions as norm entrepreneurs: Creating the normative idea of the responsibility to protect
  • Thomas Gehring & Thomas Dörfler, Constitutive mechanisms of UN Security Council practices: Precedent pressure, ratchet effect, and council action regarding intrastate conflicts
  • Jonathan Symons, Realist climate ethics: Promoting climate ambition within the Classical Realist tradition
  • Bernardo Teles Fazendeiro, Narrating events and imputing those responsible: Reflexivity and the temporal basis of retrospective responsibility

Schwöbel-Patel: Populism, International Law, and the End of Keep Calm and Carry on Lawyering

Christine Schwöbel-Patel (Univ. of Warwick - Law) has posted Populism, International Law, and the End of Keep Calm and Carry on Lawyering (Netherlands Yearbook of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
The relationship between populism and international law is mostly conveyed as one of populist-problem versus international law-solution. International lawyers feel called upon to respond to the rise in populism with multilateralism and liberal internationalism in a ‘keep calm and carry on lawyering’ fashion. However, this attitude of us (the internationalists) versus them (the populists) tends to present a geographically Western-centric and epistemologically euro-centric view of populism and international law. Two crucial aspects about populism and international law are overlooked in this narrow understanding: First, the role that international lawyers and institutions have played in institutionalising and upholding neoliberalism and therefore in creating a specific type of nationalist populist backlash; and second, the progressive forms of populism which may be compatible with a radical internationalism of solidarity.

Ratner: International Law and Political Philosophy: Uncovering New Linkages

Steven R. Ratner (Univ. of Michigan - Law) has posted International Law and Political Philosophy: Uncovering New Linkages (Philosophy Compass, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
Despite a common agenda of normative analysis of the international order, philosophical work on international political morality and international law and legal scholarship have, until recently, worked at a distance from one another. The mutual suspicion can be traced to different aims and methodologies, including a divide between work on matters of deep structure, on the one hand, and practical institutional analysis and prescription, on the other. Yet international law is a key part of the normative practices of states, has a direct effect on state behavior, and, as a methodological matter, can contribute to good theorizing on matters of international ethics. Recently, philosophical work has demonstrated a greater engagement with the moral aspects of international law. One strand of scholarship has treated the rules of international law as a proper subject for philosophical inquiry. Another has used international legal rules to support moral arguments about aspects of the international order. Future dialogue and cooperation would benefit both fields, in particular on the challenges to global cooperation from nationalism and on strategies for allocating responsibilities among global actors for rectifying global harms.

Trakman: Domestic Courts Declining to Recognize and Enforce Foreign Arbitral Awards: A Comparative Reflection

Leon Trakman (Univ. of New South Wales - Law) has published Domestic Courts Declining to Recognize and Enforce Foreign Arbitral Awards: A Comparative Reflection (Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 174–227, December 2018). Here's the abstract:
The article examines the ‘public policy exception’ by which domestic judges decline to recognize and enforce international arbitration awards under Article V(2)(b) of the 1958 New York Convention. It explores litigation in China and New York to identify reasons invoked by domestic courts, viewed comparatively, to decline to enforce foreign arbitration awards on localized public policy grounds. It examines the nature and operation of public policy and due process defences, and considers the difficulties faced by domestic courts in delineating the concept of substantive and procedural justice clearly and reliably. The article examines the prospect of domestic courts refining shared norms of transnational public policy and due process of law that transcend their differences.

New Issue: International Studies Quarterly

The latest issue of the International Studies Quarterly (Vol. 62, no. 4, December 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Christina L Davis & Julia C Morse, Protecting Trade by Legalizing Political Disputes: Why Countries Bring Cases to the International Court of Justice
  • Matthias Ecker-Ehrhardt, International Organizations “Going Public”? An Event History Analysis of Public Communication Reforms 1950–2015
  • Ezequiel Gonzalez-Ocantos, Communicative Entrepreneurs: The Case of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ Dialogue with National Judges
  • Meredith Loken, Milli Lake, & Kate Cronin-Furman, Deploying Justice: Strategic Accountability for Wartime Sexual Violence
  • Xun Cao, Haiyan Duan; Chuyu Liu, & Yingjie Wei, Local Religious Institutions and the Impact of Interethnic Inequality on Conflict
  • Virginia Page Fortna, Nicholas J Lotito, & Michael A Rubin, Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds: Rebel Funding Sources and the Use of Terrorism in Civil Wars
  • Erin A Snider, US Democracy Aid and the Authoritarian State: Evidence from Egypt and Morocco
  • Jonas Gamso & Farhod Yuldashev, Targeted Foreign Aid and International Migration: Is Development-Promotion an Effective Immigration Policy?
  • Katharina Michaelowa, Bernhard Reinsberg, & Christina J Schneider, The Politics of Double Delegation in the European Union
  • Simon Wigley, Is There a Resource Curse for Private Liberties?
  • Adam Dean, NAFTA's Army: Free Trade and US Military Enlistment
  • Nathan Dinneen, The Corinthian Thesis: The Oratorical Origins of the Idea of the Balance of Power in Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon
  • Duncan Bell, Founding the World State: H. G. Wells on Empire and the English-Speaking Peoples
  • Michael C Williams, International Relations in the Age of the Image
  • Laron K Williams, Temporal Dependence and the Sensitivity of Quantities of Interest: A Solution for a Common Problem

New Issue: Questions of International Law

The latest issue of Questions of International Law / Questioni di Diritto Internazionale (no. 55, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Awaiting the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Chagos Archipelago (Part II)
    • Introduced by Thomas Burri, Lucas Carlos Lima, Loris Marotti and Irini Papanicolopulu
    • Peter H. Sand, The British Indian Ocean Territory: International legal black hole?
    • Jamie Trinidad, Self-Determination and territorial integrity in the Chagos Advisory Proceedings: Potential broader ramifications
    • Sue Farran, Chagos and the ICJ – The Marine Protected Area
    • Kinnari Bhatt, Chagos: A Chance for the ICJ to do more for advancing human rights through the rule of law?