Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Call for Papers: International Law and Renewable Energy in the Sustainable Development Goals: Barriers, Opportunities, Interaction

The Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen is organizing a workshop on "International Law and Renewable Energy in the Sustainable Development Goals: Barriers, Opportunities, Interaction," to take place on February 28, 2019. The call for papers is here.

Call for Applications: MILC Emerging Scholars Workshop

The Manchester International Law Centre has issued a call for applications for its first Emerging Scholars Workshop, on June 25, 2019. Here's the call:

MILC Emerging Scholars Workshop

Call for applications

The Manchester International Law Centre (MILC) is holding its first Emerging Scholars Workshop on 25 June 2019 in Manchester. The aim of the Workshop is to bring together a carefully selected group of eight doctoral students. During the workshop, the participants will receive tailored feedback on their research project through closed roundtable discussions with Jean d’Aspremont, Iain Scobbie and John Haskell. In addition to the roundtable discussions, the event will also include sessions on publishing in international law and how to prepare for a job interview and compose postdoc applications.

Applicants are expected to be at an advanced stage of their PhD studies and must be focusing their doctoral research on a question related to international law, international legal practice, and/or international legal theory. Successful applicants must submit a paper of no more than 3.000 words that will be shared with other participants. The selection process will be very competitive as only eight participants will be selected.

Submission of applications

Abstracts of no more than 500 words and a one-page CV should be submitted to by 15 March 2019. The subject line of the email must read “MILC PhD Workshop” followed by the surname of the author. Applicants will be notified by 15 April 2019. The deadline for submission of the papers by the selected participants is 10 June 2019.

Unfortunately, MILC is unable to offer any financial support and participants will have to bear their own expenses. Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Issue: Global Society

The latest issue of Global Society (Vol. 33, no. 1, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Critique and Affirmation in International Relations
    • Pol Bargués-Pedreny, From Critique to Affirmation in International Relations
    • Gideon Baker, Critique, Use and World in Giorgio Agamben's Genealogy of Government
    • David Chandler, The Transvaluation of Critique in the Anthropocene
    • Pol Bargués-Pedreny & Jessica Schmidt, Learning to Be Postmodern in an All Too Modern World: “Whatever Action” in International Climate Change Imaginaries
    • Mario Schmidt & Kai Koddenbrock, Against Understanding: The Techniques of Shock and Awe in Jesuit Theology, Neoliberal Thought and Timothy Morton’s Philosophy of Hyperobjects
    • Doerthe Rosenow, Decolonising the Decolonisers? Of Ontological Encounters in the GMO Controversy and Beyond
    • Joe Hoover, Developing a Situationist Global Justice Theory: From an Architectonic to a Consummatory Approach
    • Peter Finkenbusch, On the Road to Affirmation: Facilitating Urban Resilience in the Americas
    • Suvi Alt, Conclusion: Critique and the Politics of Affirmation in International Relations

New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 63, no. 2, February 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Daniel Druckman & Lynn Wagner, Justice Matters: Peace Negotiations, Stable Agreements, and Durable Peace
    • Nadiya Kostyuk & Yuri M. Zhukov, Invisible Digital Front: Can Cyber Attacks Shape Battlefield Events?
    • Kimi King & James Meernik, The Burden of Bearing Witness: The Impact of Testifying at War Crimes Tribunals
    • Trey Billing & Andrew D. Lugg, Conflicted Capital: The Effect of Civil Conflict on Patterns of BIT Signing
    • Christina L. Davis, Andreas Fuchs, & Kristina Johnson, State Control and the Effects of Foreign Relations on Bilateral Trade
    • Sambuddha Ghatak, Aaron Gold, & Brandon C. Prins, Domestic Terrorism in Democratic States: Understanding and Addressing Minority Grievances
    • Aslihan Saygili, Concessions or Crackdown: How Regime Stability Shapes Democratic Responses to Hostage taking Terrorism
    • Kris De Jaegher & Britta Hoyer, Preemptive Repression: Deterrence, Backfiring, Iron Fists, and Velvet Gloves
    • Solveig Hillesund, Choosing Whom to Target: Horizontal Inequality and the Risk of Civil and Communal Violence
    • Michael C. Marshall, Foreign Rebel Sponsorship: A Patron–Client Analysis of Party Viability in Elections Following Negotiated Settlements

New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal

The latest issue of Global Trade and Customs Journal (Vol. 14, no. 2, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Pablo Muñiz, Trader Participation in the EU Customs Decision-Making Process: Is There Room for Improvement?
  • Giani Pandey, Davide Rovetta, & Agnieszka Smiatacz, How Many Barriers Should a Steeple Chase Have? Will the EU’s Proposed Regulation on Screening of Foreign Direct Investments Add yet More Delaying Barriers When Getting a Merger Deal through the Clearance Gate, and Other Considerations
  • Enea Fochesato, Food Origin Marking in the European Union: Not a Piece of Cake
  • Thomas Bieber, Customs Valuation and Import VAT
  • Gustavo Adolfo Guarin Duque, Interpreting WTO Rules in Times of Contestation (Part 3) ‘Could the United States Justify Its Tariffs on Aluminium and Steel Invoking Article XXI(b) of the GATT?’

Symposium: The Future of Human Rights Scholarship

The current issue of Law and Contemporary Problems (Vol. 81, no. 4, 2018) focuses on the topic "The Future of Human Rights Scholarship." Contents include:
  • James Loeffler & Mila Versteeg, Foreword: The Future of Human Rights Scholarship
  • Adam S. Chilton & Eric A. Posner, Treaties and Human Rights: The Role of Long-Term Trends
  • Cosette D. Creamer & Beth A. Simmons, The Dynamic Impact of Periodic Review on Women’s Rights
  • Geoffrey Dancy & Christopher Fariss, The Heavens are Always Fallen: A Neo-Constitutive Approach to Human Rights in Global Society
  • Hyeran Jo & John Niehaus, Through Rebel Eyes: Rebel Groups, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Law
  • Samuel Moyn, Beyond the Human Rights Measurement Controversy
  • Umut Özsu, Neoliberalism and Human Rights: The Brandt Commission and the Struggle For a New World
  • Paul B. Stephan, The Future of International Human Rights Law—Lessons From Russia
  • Kevin L. Cope, Charles Crabtree, & Yonatan Lupu, Beyond Physical Integrity

New Blog: AfronomicsLaw

James Thuo Gathii (Loyola Univ. Chicago - Law), Olabisi D. Akinkugbe (Dalhousie Univ.), and Nthope Mapefane (Univ. of Pretoria) have launched the AfronomicsLaw Blog. The blog focuses on the landscape of international economic law as it relates to Africa. Its primary goal is to complement existing forums that analyze, discuss, and debate international economic law issues as they relate to Africa.

Monday, January 14, 2019

New Issue: American Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the American Journal of International Law (Vol. 113, no. 1, January 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Julian Arato, The Private Law Critique of International Investment Law
    • Julian Nyarko, Giving the Treaty a Purpose: Comparing the Durability of Treaties and Executive Agreements
  • Current Developments
    • Sean D. Murphy, Anniversary Commemoration and Work of the International Law Commission's Seventieth Session
  • International Decisions
    • Peter J. Spiro, Trump v. Hawaii
    • Kristen E. Eichensehr, Animal Science Products, Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
    • Diego Mejía-Lemos, The “Quimbaya Treasure,” Judgment SU-649/17
  • Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law
    • Jean Galbraith, Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law
  • Recent Books on International Law
    • Karen J. Alter, The Empire of International Law?
    • Vladyslav Lanovoy, reviewing Third-Party Countermeasures in International Law, by Martin Dawidowicz
    • Sarah A. Freuden, reviewing Some Kind of Justice: The ICTY's Impact in Bosnia and Serbia, by Diane Orentlicher
    • John F. Murphy, reviewing Legalist Empire: International Law and American Foreign Relations in the Early Twentieth Century, by Benjamin Allen Coates
    • Antonia Chayes, reviewing International Law and New Wars, by Christine Chinkin and Mary Kaldor

Kleinlein: Managing the German Debt

Thomas Kleinlein (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena - Law) has posted Managing the German Debt. Here's the abstract:
This chapter analyses the essential provisions of the Versailles reparations scheme and argues that this scheme, with its concept of reparations and with other features, was unprecedented in the history of peace treaties. The chronology of the management of the German debt – a story of treaty execution and treaty revision from 1920 to 2010 – can be divided into various reparation schemes, most significantly those of the Dawes Plan and the Young Plan. However, the degree to which already the Paris Conference set the basic patterns for this entire history of reparations is striking. Its themes, schemes and devices appeared again and again in one guise or another. The chapter concludes on what these recurrent themes can mean for the legal framework of sovereign debt management beyond the singular experience of the Versailles Treaty.

Call for Papers: International Trade Regime for the Data-Driven Economy: How will Artificial Intelligence Transform International Economic Law?

The 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian International Economic Law Network will be hosted by the Institute of Law for Science and Technology, National Tsing Hua University in Taipei, on October 26-27, 2019. The theme is: "International Trade Regime for the Data-Driven Economy: How will Artificial Intelligence Transform International Economic Law?" - though both theme and non-theme proposals are welcome. The call for papers is here.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Call for Applications: United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme

Applications for the 2019 United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme are currently being accepted. The deadline for applications is February 20, 2019. This year the Programme will be conducted in English. Application details are available here.

Call for Papers: International Economic Law in the Era of Distributed Ledger Technology

A call for papers has been issued for a workshop on "International Economic Law in the Era of Distributed Ledger Technology," to take place April 9, 2019, in Turin. The call is here.