Saturday, May 4, 2019

New Issue: International Criminal Law Review

The latest issue of the International Criminal Law Review (Vol. 19, no. 2, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: International Criminal Justice and the Enforcement Deficit: In Search of Sui Generis Theories and Procedures
    • Steven Freeland & André Klip, International Criminal Justice and the Enforcement Deficit: In Search of Sui Generis Theories and Procedures
    • Ernst Hirsch Ballin, The Value of International Criminal Justice: How Much International Criminal Justice Can the World Afford?
    • Pedro Caeiro & Joana Costa, Joint Criminal Enterprise on the Decline: A Step Further in the ‘Self-Becoming’ of International Criminal Law?
    • Michael G. Karnavas, The Position of the Defence and Adequate Facilities
    • Kenneth S. Gallant, The Enforceability Deficit Concerning Victims’ Remedies
    • Liesbeth Zegveld, Victims as a Third Party: Empowerment of Victims?

Conference: ANZSIL 27th Annual Conference

The Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law will hold its 27th Annual Conference on July 4-6, 2019, in Canberra. The theme is "International Law Futures: The Intersection of Law with Knowledge, Information and Expertise." The draft program is here.

New Issue: Netherlands International Law Review

The latest issue of the Netherlands International Law Review (Vol. 66, no. 1, April 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Lianne J. M. Boer, Narratives of Force: The Presence of the Writer in International Legal Scholarship
  • Laura Visser, May the Force Be with You: The Legal Classification of Intervention by Invitation
  • Alexander Gilder, The Effect of ‘Stabilization’ in the Mandates and Practice of UN Peace Operations
  • Hennie Strydom, Mali and the Sahel: Making Peace in Another Rough Neighbourhood
  • Maeve O’Rourke, Prolonged Impunity as a Continuing Situation of Torture or Ill-Treatment? Applying a Dignity Lens to So-Called ‘Historical’ Cases
  • Nicolette Butler, Non-Disputing Party Participation in ICSID Disputes: Faux Amici?

Blackett: Everyday Transgressions: Domestic Workers' Transnational Challenge to International Labor Law

Adelle Blackett
(McGill Univ. - Law) has published Everyday Transgressions: Domestic Workers' Transnational Challenge to International Labor Law (Cornell Univ. Press 2019). Here's the abstract:
Adelle Blackett tells the story behind the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention No. 189, and its accompanying Recommendation No. 201 which in 2011 created the first comprehensive international standards to extend fundamental protections and rights to the millions of domestic workers laboring in other peoples' homes throughout the world. As the principal legal architect, Blackett is able to take us behind the scenes to show us how Convention No. 189 transgresses the everyday law of the household workplace to embrace domestic workers' human rights claim to be both workers like any other, and workers like no other. In doing so, she discusses the importance of understanding historical forms of invisibility, recognizes the influence of the domestic workers themselves, and weaves in poignant experiences, infusing the discussion of laws and standards with intimate examples and sophisticated analyses. Looking to the future, she ponders how international institutions such as the ILO will address labor market informality alongside national and regional law reform. Regardless of what comes next, Everyday Transgressions establishes that domestic workers' victory is a victory for the ILO and for all those who struggle for an inclusive, transnational vision of labor law, rooted in social justice.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Ruys & Angelet: The Cambridge Handbook of Immunities and International Law

Tom Ruys (Universiteit Gent) & Nicolas Angelet (Université Libre de Bruxelles), with Luca Ferro (Universiteit Gent) have published The Cambridge Handbook of Immunities and International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2019). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
Few topics of international law speak to the imagination as much as international immunities. Questions pertaining to immunity from jurisdiction or execution under international law surface on a frequent basis before national courts, including at the highest levels of the judicial branch and before international courts or tribunals. Nevertheless, international immunity law is and remains a challenging field for practitioners and scholars alike. Challenges stem in part from the uncertainty pertaining to the customary content of some immunity regimes said to be in a 'state of flux', the divergent – and at times directly conflicting - approaches to immunity in different national and international jurisdictions, or the increasing intolerance towards impunity that has accompanied the advance of international criminal law and human rights law. Composed of thirty-four expertly written contributions, the present volume uniquely provides a comprehensive tour d'horizon of international immunity law, traversing a wealth of national and international practice.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Krajewski & Hoffmann: Research Handbook on Foreign Direct Investment

Markus Krajewski (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg - Law) & Rhea Tamara Hoffmann (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg - Law) have published Research Handbook on Foreign Direct Investment (Edward Elgar Publishing 2019). Contents include:
  • Markus Krajewski & Rhea Tamara Hoffmann, Introduction to the Research Handbook on Foreign Direct Investment
  • Sarah Bauerle Danzman, The political economy of bilateral investment treaties
  • Stephan Schill & Kerem Gülay, Legal approaches to foreign direct investment
  • Antonius Rickson Hippolyte, Foreign investment law and developing countries
  • Lise Johnson, FDI, international investment agreements and the sustainable development goals
  • Elisabeth Tuerk, Jorun Baumgartner & Dafina Atanasova, Trends and reform debates
  • Catharine Titi, Scope of international investment agreements and substantive protection standards
  • Anna De Luca & Giorgio Sacerdoti, Investment dispute settlement
  • Martín Molinuevo & Michael Jacobson, FDI and services trade: connections in rules and dispute settlement
  • Ivar Alvik, Investor-state contracts
  • Panayotis M. Protopsaltis, Investment guarantees and political risk insurance
  • Dominic Npoanlari Dagbanja, Africa
  • Locknie Hsu, Asia
  • Andrew Mitchell, Australia and New Zealand
  • Angelos Dimopoulos, European Union
  • Lénárd Sándor, Central and Eastern Europe
  • Katia Fach Gómez, Latin America
  • Kendra Magraw, North America
  • Stefanie Schacherer & Rhea Tamara Hoffmann, International investment law and sustainable development
  • Sabrina Robert-Cuendet, Protection of the environment and international investment law
  • Eric De Brabandere, Human rights and international investment law
  • Christina Binder & Philipp Janig, Investment agreements and financial crises

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Call for Submissions: Thailand Journal of International Law

The Thailand Journal of International Law has issued a call for submissions. The call is here. Please note: Submissions should be sent to and not the email address currently on the website.

Perkins & Pei: Jam v. International Finance Corp.

Nancy Perkins (Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP) & Sally Pei (Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP) have posted an ASIL Insight on Jam v. International Finance Corp.

New Issue: International Review of the Red Cross

The latest issue of the International Review of the Red Cross (Vol. 99, no. 906, December 2017) is out. The theme is: "Conflict in Syria." Contents include:
  • Vincent Bernard, Conflict in Syria: Finding hope amid the ruins
  • Interview with Peter Maurer: President of the ICRC
  • The Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the International Committee of the Red Cross: A true partnership to help the most vulnerable
  • Yassar Abdin, The fragility of community security in Damascus and its environs
  • Mazen Hedar, Mental health during the Syrian crisis: How Syrians are dealing with the psychological effects
  • Ross Burns, Weaponizing monuments
  • Yasmin Naqvi, Crossing the red line: The use of chemical weapons in Syria and what should happen now
  • Ahmed Al-Dawoody, Islamic law and international humanitarian law: An introduction to the main principles
  • Marwa Al-Sabouni, From a model of peace to a model of conflict: The effect of architectural modernization on the Syrian urban and social make-up
  • Polina Levina Mahnad, Protecting cultural property in Syria: New opportunities for States to enhance compliance with international law?
  • Emanuela-Chiara Gillard, “Safe areas”: The international legal framework
  • Giulio Bartolini, A universal treaty for disasters? Remarks on the International Law Commission's Draft Articles on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters
  • Robert Sparrow, Rob McLaughlin, & Mark Howard, Naval robots and rescue

Ranjan: India and Bilateral Investment Treaties: Refusal, Acceptance, Backlash

Prabhash Ranjan (South Asian Univ. - Law) has published India and Bilateral Investment Treaties: Refusal, Acceptance, Backlash (Oxford Univ. Press 2019). Here's the abstract:
Many countries have started contesting international investment treaties that allow foreign corporations to sue sovereign States for alleged treaty breaches at international arbitration fora. This contestation has taken the form of either countries terminating their investment treaties or walking out of the investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) system. India has also jumped on the contestation bandwagon. As a consequence of being sued by more than 20 foreign investors, India terminated close to 60 investment treaties and adopted a new model bilateral investment treaty (BIT) purportedly to balance investment protection with the host State's right to regulate. This book studies critically India's approach towards BITs by tracing its origin, evolution, and the current state of play. The book does so by locating it in India's economic policy in general and policy towards foreign investment in particular. India's approach towards BITs and its policy towards foreign investment were consistent with each other in the periods of economic nationalism (1947-1990) and economic liberalism (1991-2010). However, post 2010, India's approach to BITs has become protectionist while India's foreign investment policy continues to be liberal. In order to balance investment protection with the State's right to regulate, India needs to evolve its BIT practice based on the twin framework of international rule of law and embedded liberalism.

New Issue: Questions of International Law

The latest issue of Questions of International Law / Questioni di Diritto Internazionale (no. 58, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: What legal impact will it have on International and Italian Law?
    • Introduced by Francesca De Vittor
    • Alessandro Bufalini, The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: What is its contribution to International Migration Law?
    • Fulvio Cortese, The Global Compact and national legislation: quid iuris?

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

New Issue: Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law

The latest issue of the Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (Vol. 28, no. 1, April 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: The Global Pact for the Environment and Gaps in International Environmental Law
    • Yann Aguila & Jorge E. Viñuales, A Global Pact for the Environment: Conceptual foundations
    • Christina Voigt, How a ‘Global Pact for the Environment’ could add value to international environmental law
    • Duncan French & Louis J. Kotzé, ‘Towards a Global Pact for the Environment’: International environmental law's factual, technical and (unmentionable) normative gaps
    • Susan Biniaz, The UNGA Resolution on a ‘Global Pact for the Environment’: A chance to put the horse before the cart
    • John H. Knox, The Global Pact for the Environment: At the crossroads of human rights and the environment
    • Edgar Fernández Fernández & Claire Malwé, The emergence of the ‘planetary boundaries’ concept in international environmental law: A proposal for a framework convention
  • Regular Articles
    • Helmut Philipp Aust, The shifting role of cities in the global climate change regime: From Paris to Pittsburgh and back?
    • Eloise Scotford & Stephen Minas, Probing the hidden depths of climate law: Analysing national climate change legislation
    • Benoit Mayer, Environmental assessments in the context of climate change: The role of the UN Economic Commission for Europe
  • Case Note
    • Jonathan Verschuuren, The State of the Netherlands v Urgenda Foundation: The Hague Court of Appeal upholds judgment requiring the Netherlands to further reduce its greenhouse gas emissions

Kornfeld: Transboundary Water Disputes: State Conflict and the Assessment of their Adjudication

Itzchak E. Kornfeld (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem - Law) has published Transboundary Water Disputes: State Conflict and the Assessment of their Adjudication (Cambridge Univ. Press 2019). Here's the abstract:
One of the most challenging aspects of climate change has been the increased pressure on water resources limited by droughts and new rain patterns, which has been exacerbated by rapid modernization. Due to these realities, disputes across national borders over use and access to water have now become more commonplace. This study analyzes the history and adjudication of transboundary water disputes in five international courts and tribunals, two US Supreme Court cases, and boundary water disputes between the United States and Canada and the United States and Mexico. Explaining the circumstances and outcomes of these cases, Kornfeld asks how effective the courts and tribunals have been in adjudicating them. What kind of remedies have they fashioned and how have they dealt with polycentric and sovereignty issues? This timely work examines the doctrine of equitable allocation of transboundary water resources and how this norm can be incorporated into international law.

New Issue: International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law

The latest issue of the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law (Vol. 34, no. 1, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Peaceful and Military Uses of the EEZ: Exploring the ‘Due Regard’ Obligation
    • Charlotte Beaucillon & Yann Kerbrat, Peaceful and Military Uses of the EEZ: Exploring the ‘Due Regard’ Obligation: Introduction
    • Shotaro Hamamoto, The Genesis of the ‘Due Regard’ Obligations in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
    • Mathias Forteau, The Legal Nature and Content of ‘Due Regard’ Obligations in Recent International Case Law
    • Rolf Einar Fife, Obligations of ‘Due Regard’ in the Exclusive Economic Zone: Their Context, Purpose and State Practice
    • Tullio Scovazzi, ‘Due Regard’ Obligations, with Particular Emphasis on Fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone
    • Yurika Ishii, The ‘Due Regard’ Obligation and the Peaceful and Economic Uses of the EEZ other than Fisheries
    • Frederik Naert, The European Union, Fisheries and ‘Due Regard’ in the EEZ: Some Reflections
    • Ioannis Prezas, Foreign Military Activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone: Remarks on the Applicability and Scope of the Reciprocal ‘Due Regard’ Duties of Coastal and Third States
    • Geneviève Bastid Burdeau, The Respect of Other States’ Rights (Freedom of Navigation and Other Rights and Freedoms Set Out in the LOSC) as a Limitation to the Military Uses of the EEZ by Third States
    • Charlotte Beaucillon, Limiting Third States’ Military Activities in the EEZ: ‘Due Regard Obligations’ and the Law on the Use of Force Applied to Nuclear Weapons
    • Pascale Ricard, The Limitations on Military Activities by Third States in the EEZ Resulting from Environmental Law

New Issue: ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal

The latest issue of the ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal (Vol. 33, no. 3, Fall 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Lecture
    • Wenhua Shan & Peng Wang, A Matrix Analytical Framework for Investment Disputes and Their Settlement 
  • Case Comment
    • Jean-Michel Marcoux & Andrew Newcombe, Bear Creek Mining Corporation v Republic of Peru:Two Sides of a ‘Social License’ to Operate
  • Note
    • Rafael Cox Alomar, La problemática de la cláusula sombrilla en los Acuerdos Cubanos de Promoción y Protección Recíproca de Inversiones 
  • Articles
    • Jeremy K Sharpe, The Agent’s Indispensable Role in International Investment Arbitration 
    • Martín Aylwin Fernández, Regulating Foreign Direct Investment in Chile: Is the New Regime a Step towards the Right Track? A Comparative Analysis after a Year of Application 
    • Markus Altenkirch & Jan Frohloff, The Advance on Costs in Investment Arbitration 

New Issue: International Theory

The latest issue of International Theory (Vol. 11, no. 2, July 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • David Duriesmith & Noor Huda Ismail, Militarized masculinities beyond methodological nationalism: charting the multiple masculinities of an Indonesian jihadi
  • Hyunseop Kim, An extension of Rawls’s theory of justice for climate change
  • Christian Kreuder-Sonnen, International authority and the emergency problematique: IO empowerment through crises
  • Steven Ward, Logics of stratified identity management in world politics

AJIL Unbound Symposium: Unilateral Targeted Sanctions

AJIL Unbound has posted a symposium on "Unilateral Targeted Sanctions." The symposium includes an introduction by Anne van Aaken and contributions by Antonios Tzanakopoulos, Devika Hovell, David S. Cohen and Zachary K. Goldman, Joshua P. Zoffer, Elena Chachko, and Alexandra Hofer.

Harris Rimmer & Ogg: Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law

Susan Harris Rimmer (Griffith Univ. - Law) & Kate Ogg (Australian National Univ. - Law) have published Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2019). Contents include:
  • Hilary Charlesworth, Foreword
  • Kate Ogg & Susan Harris Rimmer, Introduction
  • Sima Samar, On Women, Peace and Security
  • Susan Harris Rimmer, Women as Maker of International Law: Towards feminist diplomacy
  • Katie Woolaston, Wildlife and International Law: Can feminism transform our relationship with nature?
  • Rowena Maguire, Gender, Climate Change and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Aoife O’Donoghue & Ruth Houghton, Can Global Constitutionalisation be Feminist?
  • Mary Keyes, Women in Private International Law
  • Gabrielle Simm, Gender, Disasters and International Law
  • Siobhán Airey, ‘Sexing’ consent in international law
  • Pamela Finckenberg-Broman, Practitioner Perspective: State Aid Prohibition as an Instrument in the Gender War – Promoting Work for Women in the European Union?
  • Kate Ogg, The Future of Feminist Engagement with Refugee Law: From the margins to the centre and out of the ‘Pink Ghetto’?
  • Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko, Women and the International Court of Justice
  • Rosemary Grey & Louise Chappell, ‘Gender just judging’ in international criminal courts: New directions for research
  • Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Revisiting the category ‘women’
  • Dorothy Estrada-Tanck, A Feminist Human Security-Human Rights Lens: Expanding women’s engagement with international law
  • Ntina Tzouvala, The future of feminist international legal scholarship in a neoliberal university: doing law differently?
  • Jane Aeberhard-Hodges, Practitioner Perspective: Women and international treaty making – the example of standard-setting in the International Labour Organization
  • Emma Larking, Challenging gendered economic and social inequalities: An analysis of the role of trade and financial liberalisation in deepening inequalities, and of the capacity of economic and social rights to redress them
  • Belinda Bennett & Sara Davies, Looking to the Future: Gender, Health and International Law
  • Kim Rubenstein & Anne Isaac, Oral history as empirical corrective: Including women’s experiences in international law
  • Beth Goldblatt, Violence against Women and Social and Economic Rights: Deepening the Connections
  • Mary Hansel, Feminist Time and International Law of the Everyday
  • Felicity Gerry, Practitioner Perspective: Feminism in court – Practical solutions for tackling the wicked problem of women’s invisibility in criminal justice
  • Jing Geng, The Maputo Protocol and the Reconciliation of Gender and Culture in Africa Kathryn McNeilly, Sex/Gender is Fluid, What Now for Feminism and International Human Rights Law? A Call to Queer the Foundations
  • Josephine Jarpa Dawuni, Matri-legal Feminism: An African Feminist Response to International Law
  • Mariana Prandini Assis, Frames of Violence and the Violence of Frames: Setting a Feminist Critical Agenda for Transnational Rituals of Speaking
  • Giovanna Maria Frisso, Third World Approaches to International Law: Feminists' Engagement with International Law and Decolonial Theory"
  • Veronica Fynn Bruey, Indigenous Women and International Law
  • Kamala Chandrakirana, Reimagining Feminist Engagements with International Law
  • Dianne Otto, Afterword

Monday, April 29, 2019

Conference: Indian Society of International Law 48th Annual Conference

On May 4-5, 2019, the Indian Society of International Law will hold its 48th Annual Conference. The program is here.

New Issue: International & Comparative Law Quarterly

The latest issue of the International & Comparative Law Quarterly (Vol. 68, no. 2, April 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Lord Lloyd-Jones, Forty Years On: State Immunity and the State Immunity Act 1978
    • Benoit Mayer, Climate Assessment as an Emerging Obligation Under Customary International Law
    • Lorna Mcgregor, Daragh Murray, & Vivian Ng, International Human Rights Law as a Framework for Algorithmic Accountability
    • Nicholas A. Ioannides, The Legal Framework Governing Hydrocarbon Activities in Undelimited Maritime Areas
    • Zoe Scanlon, Safeguarding The Legitimacy of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Vessel Listings
    • Oisin Suttle, Rules and Values in International Adjudication: The Case of the WTO Appellate Body
    • Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou & Donal K Coffey, Suspension and Expulsion of Members of the Council of Europe: Difficult Decisions in Troubled Times
  • Shorter Articles
    • Bríd Ní Ghráinne & Aisling McMahon, Abortion in Northern Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: Reflections from the UK Supreme Court

Sunday, April 28, 2019

New Issue: Arbitration International

The latest issue of Arbitration International (Vol. 35, no. 1, March 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Emmanuel Gaillard, The emergence of transnational responses to corruption in international arbitration
    • Lucy Greenwood, Principles of interpretation of contracts under English law and their application in international arbitration
    • Dongdoo Choi, Joinder in international commercial arbitration
    • Alex Baykitch & Edmund Bao, A return to innate arbitration culture: implications from a cost and efficiency perspective
    • Noam Zamir & Peretz Segal, Appeal in International Arbitration—an efficient and affordable arbitral appeal mechanism
    • Gordon Blanke, Free zone arbitration in the DIFC and the ADGM

New Issue: Legal Issues of Economic Integration

The latest issue of Legal Issues of Economic Integration (Vol. 46, no. 2, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • From the Board, 2019: The Year of ‘the Rule’?
  • Stephan W. Schill, The European Union’s Foreign Direct Investment Screening Paradox: Tightening Inward Investment Control to Further External Investment Liberalization
  • Benedikt Pirker & Kirill Entin, Bosman’s Second Life? The Eurasian Economic Union Court and the Free Movement of Professional Athletes
  • Gijs Verhagen, The Compliance and Dispute Settlement System of the European Energy Community
  • N. M. Kohnstamm, Approaching Judgment Day: The Influence of Brexit on the EU Pharmaceutical Framework

Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group for Trinity Term 2019

Here's the schedule for the Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group for Trinity Term 2019:
  • May 2, 2019: Vladyslav Lanovoy (International Court of Justice), Due Diligence: An Obligation under International Law?
  • May 9, 2019: Susan Marks (London School of Economics), Three Liberty Trees
  • May 16, 2019: Mavluda Sottorova (Univ. of Liverpool), Do Developing Countries Really Benefit from Investment Treaties? The Impact of International Investment Law on National Governance
  • May 23, 2019: Taylor St. John (Pluricourts), The Rise of Investor-State Arbitration: Rethinking Key Moments

New Issue: Leiden Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Leiden Journal of International Law (Vol. 32, no. 2, June 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Editorial
    • Surabhi Ranganathan, Seasteads, land-grabs and international law
  • International Legal Theory: Symposium on Land-Grabbing
    • Umut Özsu, Grabbing land legally: A Marxist analysis
    • Ntina Tzouvala, A false promise? Regulating land-grabbing and the post-colonial state
    • Isabel Feichtner, Mining for humanity in the deep sea and outer space: The role of small states and international law in the extraterritorial expansion of extraction
  • International Law and Practice
    • Yohei Okada, Effective control test at the interface between the law of international responsibility and the law of international organizations: Managing concerns over the attribution of UN peacekeepers’ conduct to troop-contributing nations
  • Hague International Tribunals: International Court of Justice
    • Hemi Mistry, ‘The different sets of ideas at the back of our heads’: Dissent and authority at the International Court of Justice
  • International Criminal Courts and Tribunals
    • Katerina Borrelli, Between show-trials and Utopia: A study of the tu quoque defence