Saturday, April 3, 2021

New Issue: Review of International Organizations

The latest issue of the Review of International Organizations (Vol. 16, no. 2, April 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Alexandra O. Zeitz, Emulate or differentiate?
  • Johannes Emmerling, Ulrike Kornek, Valentina Bosetti & Kai Lessmann, Climate thresholds and heterogeneous regions: Implications for coalition formation
  • John S. Ahlquist & Layna Mosley, Firm participation in voluntary regulatory initiatives: The Accord, Alliance, and US garment importers from Bangladesh
  • Amanda Kennard, My Brother’s Keeper: Other-regarding preferences and concern for global climate change
  • Tim Marple, The social management of complex uncertainty: Central Bank similarity and crisis liquidity swaps at the Federal Reserve
  • Diana Panke, Gurur Polat, & Franziska Hohlstein, Satisfied or not? Exploring the interplay of individual, country and international organization characteristics for negotiation success
  • Alice Iannantuoni, Charla Waeiss, & Matthew S. Winters, Project design decisions of egalitarian and non-egalitarian international organizations: Evidence from the Global Environment Facility and the World Bank

Calls for Papers: ESIL Interest Group Workshops for the 2021 Annual Meeting

Many ESIL Interest Groups have issued calls for papers for workshops in the context of ESIL’s 2021 annual meeting, which will take place in Stockholm. Here are the calls that have been posted thus far:

Chan-Tung & Lavorel: L’Antarctique : enjeux et perspectives juridiques

Ludovic Chan-Tung
(Université Grenoble-Alpes - Law) & Sabine Lavorel (Université Grenoble-Alpes - Law) have published L’Antarctique : enjeux et perspectives juridiques (Pedone 2021). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:

Depuis maintenant plus de 60 ans, l’Antarctique est soumis à un régime juridique unique au monde. Le Traité de Washington, signé le 1er décembre 1959, instaure au-delà du 60ème parallèle sud la première zone non-militarisée et non-nucléarisée de la planète, gérée collectivement par l’ensemble des Etats parties. Il fait de l’Antarctique un continent protégé de toute appropriation étatique et dédié à la recherche scientifique, dans « l’intérêt de l’humanité tout entière ». Au fil des années, ce dispositif inédit a été complété par plusieurs conventions protégeant l’environnement si spécifique de la zone australe et par les décisions adoptées annuellement par les Etats parties au Traité de Washington, désormais au nombre de 54. Cet ensemble d’instruments internationaux, connu sous le nom de Système du Traité sur l’Antarctique (STA), constitue un exemple unique de gouvernance internationale d’une région dédiée à la paix, aux activités scientifiques et à la protection de l’environnement.

Ces dernières années, le STA est toutefois confronté à des défis inédits : aux risques environnementaux exacerbés par le réchauffement climatique dont les effets sont particulièrement sensibles en Antarctique, s’ajoutent les incertitudes liées à l’intensification des activités humaines dans la zone (pêche, tourisme, bioprospection, exploration minière) et les tensions géopolitiques résultant à la fois de la résurgence des prétentions territoriales de certains Etats parties et de la convoitise de plusieurs d’entre eux sur les ressources naturelles du continent blanc.

Dans ce contexte, cet ouvrage vise à apporter un éclairage analytique du STA, en mettant plus particulièrement en exergue trois enjeux auxquels celui-ci est désormais confronté : celui de l’avenir de la gouvernance internationalisée mise en place par le Traité de Washington, celui de l’exacerbation des rivalités géostratégiques autour de la zone antarctique et, enfin, celui de « l’exportation normative » d’un régime international sans équivalent qui constitue, à bien des égards, un véritable laboratoire du droit international contemporain.

Call for Submissions: The Responsibility of International Organizations – Past, Present and Future

Rossana Deplano (Univ. of Leicester - Law) and Antal Berkes (Brunel Univ. - Law) have issued a call for abstracts for papers to be published in an edited collection on "The Responsibility of International Organizations – Past, Present and Future." The call is here. The deadline April 30, 2021.

New Issue: World Politics

The latest issue of World Politics (Vol. 73, no. 2, April 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Kristen E. Looney, Mobilization Campaigns and Rural Development: The East Asian Model Reconsidered
  • Alexandra A. Siegel, Jonathan Nagler, Richard Bonneau, & Joshua A. Tucker, Tweeting Beyond Tahrir: Ideological Diversity and Political Intolerance in Egyptian Twitter Networks
  • Ora John Reuter & David Szakonyi, Electoral Manipulation and Regime Support: Survey Evidence from Russia
  • Robert A. Blair & Philip Roessler, Foreign Aid and State Legitimacy: Evidence on Chinese and US Aid to Africa from Surveys, Survey Experiments, and Behavioral Games
  • Paul K. MacDonald & Joseph M. Parent, The Status of Status in World Politics

Cohen & Mayer: International Law as Behavior

Harlan Grant Cohen (Univ. of Georgia - Law) & Timothy Meyer (Vanderbilt Univ. - Law) have published International Law as Behavior (Cambridge Univ. Press 2021). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
This volume includes chapters from an exciting group of scholars at the cutting edge of their fields to present a multi-disciplinary look at how international law shapes behavior. Contributors present overviews of the progress established fields have made in analyzing questions of interest, as well as speculations on the questions or insights that emerging methods might raise. In some chapters, there is a focus on how a particular method might raise or help answer questions, while others focus on a particular international law topic by drawing from a variety of fields through a multi-method approach to highlight how these fields may come together in a single project. Still others use behavioral insights as a form of critique to highlight the blind spots and related mistakes in more traditional analyses of the law. Throughout this volume, authors present creative, insightful, challenges to traditional international law scholarship.

Friday, April 2, 2021

New Issue: Security Studies

The latest issue of Security Studies (Vol. 30, no. 1, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • David Blagden & Patrick Porter, Desert Shield of the Republic? A Realist Case for Abandoning the Middle East
  • Erin Baggott Carter & Brett L. Carter, Questioning More: RT, Outward-Facing Propaganda, and the Post-West World Order
  • Max Gallien & Florian Weigand, Channeling Contraband: How States Shape International Smuggling Routes
  • James A. Piazza & Michael J. Soules, Terror after the Caliphate: The Effect of ISIS Loss of Control over Population Centers on Patterns of Global Terrorism
  • Victor Asal & Robert U. Nagel, Control over Bodies and Territories: Insurgent Territorial Control and Sexual Violence

New Issue: Nordic Journal of Human Rights

The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 38, no. 3, 2020) is out. Contents include:
  • Hans Erik Næss, In Pursuit of Clarity: A Critique of Sports Governing Bodies’ Conceptual Inconsistency in Human Rights Work
  • Tara Smith, Scientific Purpose and Human Rights: Evaluating General Comment No 25 in Light of Major Discussions in the Travaux Préparatoires of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
  • Iris Nguyên Duy, The Limits to Free Speech on Social Media: On Two Recent Decisions of the Supreme Court of Norway

Lagrange, Louis, & Nay: Le tournant social de l’international : Les organisations internationales face aux sociétés civiles

Delphine Lagrange, Marieke Louis, & Olivier Nay have published Le tournant social de l’international : Les organisations internationales face aux sociétés civiles (Presses Universitaires de Rennes 2021). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
Tenues d’opérer un « tournant social », les institutions internationales apprennent à intervenir dans une société mondiale de plus en plus complexe, ouverte et fragmentée. Les assemblées politiques et les administrations, exposées à la pression des acteurs transnationaux, mettent en place des mécanismes de participation dans le but de mieux organiser et canaliser l’expression des demandes sociales sur la scène internationale. Cet ouvrage propose une sociologie politique des organisations internationales, à partir de différents cas d’études (Nations Unies, Banque mondiale, OMC). Il explore ainsi les dynamiques d’ouverture institutionnelle d\'un système multilatéral.

Call for Papers: The Multilevel Character of Global Law

A call for papers has been issued for a webinar on "The Multilevel Character of Global Law," to be hosted by the University of Barcelona on May 12, 2021. The call is here. The deadline is April 16, 2021.

Inaugural Issue: Athena – Critical Inquiries in Law, Philosophy and Globalization

The inaugural issue of Athena – Critical Inquiries in Law, Philosophy and Globalization (Vol. 1, no. 1, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Sovereignty, International Law, Democracy and Global Constitutionalism
    • Alberto Artosi, Giorgio Bongiovanni, & Gustavo Gozzi, Foreword
    • Andrea Morrone, Political Sovereignty and Its Enemies
    • Damiano Canale, Walled Borders, Territoriality and Sovereignty: A Typology
    • Tomi Touminen, From Constitutional Pluralism to Global Law: Reading Neil Walker’s Postmodern Constitutionalism
    • Susanna Cafaro, Postnational Democracy: A Cultural Paradigm Shift in the Global Legal Order?
    • Yadh Ben Achour, What is a Democratic Revolution?
    • Massimo Fichera, The Relevance of the Notion of Time for Constitutionalism Beyond the State: Towards Communal Constitutionalism?
    • Gustavo Gozzi, Rights’ Global History. The Making and Unmaking of the History of the Rights of Man according to a Non-Eurocentric Perspective

New Issue: The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals

The latest issue of The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (Vol. 20, no. 1, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Marie Lemey, Incidental Proceedings before the International Court of Justice: The Fine Line between “Litigation Strategy” and “Abuse of Process”
  • Yusra Suedi, Man, Land and Sea: Local Populations in Territorial and Maritime Disputes before the International Court of Justice
  • Marco Longobardo, States’ Mouthpieces or Independent Practitioners? The Role of Counsel before the ICJ from the Perspective of the Legal Value of their Oral Pleadings
  • Anna John, Inarticulate and Unconscious: Non-Justiciability before the International Court of Justice
  • Allan F. Tatham, Reappointment to International Courts and the Case of the EFTA Court
  • Kieran Bradley, Appointment and Dis-Appointment at the CJEU: Part I – The FV/Simpson Litigation
  • Andrea Hamann, Living without the WTO Appellate Body – Procedural Developments in International Trade Dispute Settlement
  • Massimo Lando & Nilüfer Oral, Jurisdictional Challenges and Institutional Novelties – Procedural Developments in Law of the Sea Dispute Settlement in 2020

Conference: Justice & Accountability for Atrocity Crimes: Facing Tough Challenges and Forging Innovative Responses

On April 5, 2021, Georgetown Law School will host an online conference on "Justice & Accountability for Atrocity Crimes: Facing Tough Challenges and Forging Innovative Responses." The program is here.

New Issue: International Community Law Review

The latest issue of the International Community Law Review (Vol. 23, no. 1, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Customary International Law, Its Formation and Interpretation in International Tax and Investment Law
    • Marina Fortuna, Special Issue: Customary International Law, Its Formation and Interpretation in International Tax and Investment Law
    • Cees Verburg, Damages and Reparation in Energy Related Investment Treaty Arbitrations: Interpreting and Applying Rules of Customary International Law Regarding State Responsibility
    • Gian Maria Farnelli, Recent Trends in Investment Arbitration Concerning Legitimate Expectations: An Analysis of Recent Renewable Energies Investment Case Law
  • Articles
    • Emily Sipiorski, Interpretation in Good Faith and Its Relevance in International Investment Law: Additions to Justice or Ensuring Justice?
    • Dirk Broekhuijsen & Irma Mosquera Valderrama, Revisiting the Case of Customary International Tax Law

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Chesterman: Herding Schrödinger’s Cats: The Limits of the Social Science Approach to International Law

Simon Chesterman (National Univ. of Singapore - Law) has posted Herding Schrödinger’s Cats: The Limits of the Social Science Approach to International Law (Chicago Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
The struggle to assert the legitimacy and relevance of international law is integral to its story. Among academics, that tale has seen other lawyers question whether it is “really” law, while scholars of international relations have dismissed it in a bemused footnote. Among politicians, the narrative has been one of efforts to establish international law as more than simply one foreign policy justification among others. The turn to social science offers a double remedy: a rigorous method that will earn the respect of the academy while also demonstrating the discipline’s “real world” impact. This is an elegant answer—to the wrong question. For the problems of international law cannot be solved by adopting an “external” and therefore objective or privileged position. International law’s structure and history make academics necessarily participants as well as observers. An uncritical embrace of social science methods risks losing much of what draws people to international law and what has, over the centuries, given it value. As a work in progress in which academics have a special role to play, a commitment merely to take international law “as it is” is not neutral; it is a value statement in itself.

Shaffer & Halliday: International Law and Transnational Legal Orders: Permeating Boundaries and Extending Social Science Encounters

Gregory Shaffer (Univ. of California, Irvine - Law) & Terence C. Halliday (American Bar Foundation) have posted International Law and Transnational Legal Orders: Permeating Boundaries and Extending Social Science Encounters (Chicago Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This essay elaborates in three ways the call for a renewal of social science approaches to international law advanced by Adam Chilton, Tom Ginsburg, and Daniel Abebe. First, while we affirm the importance of what they call the “scientific method” of hypothesis testing, we argue that it can and must be complemented by several other well-institutionalized social science approaches to international law. Second, we loosen the conventional “internal”/“external” distinction in legal scholarship and make the case that conceptualization and empirics are integral to both approaches. Third, we propose that the full promise of social science approaches to international law can only be realized when the international is held in dynamic and temporal tension with the national and local. Expanding scholarship on transnational legal orders and ordering brings theory and research on international law (including conventional “internal” approaches) into productive engagement with growing bodies of socio-legal research and scholarship (the so-called “external” view), with mutual benefits for both. The article illustrates the promise of the TLO framework with two illustrations, one from international trade law through the WTO and the other from international commercial law created and promulgated by UNCITRAL.

New Issue: Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy

The latest issue of the Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy (Vol. 16, no. 1, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Tsung-ling Lee, The 2005 International Health Regulations: Taiwan, Compliance and the Exclusion Paradox
  • Jiangyuan Fu & Joseph McMahon, The Global Scramble for PPE amid COVID-19: Lessons from the EU Export Restrictions and Import Facilitation Through Regulatory Cooperation on PPE
  • Hai-Ning (Helen) Huang, Localization of Taiwan Offshore Wind Industry and Onward: Critiques and Recommendations for Its Policy Design Through the Lens of WTO Law
  • Tae Jung Park, Missing Reservation Lists in China’s International Investment Agreements
  • Yanning Yu, China’s Implementation of Its “One Belt One Road” Initiative: Legal Challenges and Regulation by Law

Gonzalez Ocantos & Sandholtz: International Human Rights Courts and Sources of Resilience: The Case of the Inter-American System

Ezequiel Gonzalez Ocantos (Univ. of Oxford - Politics and International Relations) & Wayne Sandholtz (Univ. of Southern California - International Relations) have posted International Human Rights Courts and Sources of Resilience: The Case of the Inter-American System. Here's the abstract:
International courts (ICs) with human rights mandates have recently faced instances of backlash, aiming to curb their authority. But human rights ICs continue to function with their competences largely intact. A crucial source of IC resilience is embeddedness in domestic institutions and actors. Taking cues from research on the functioning of ICs, we argue that ICs will be resilient – able to maintain their competences and authority in the face of backlash – to the extent that they are embedded in domestic "legal complexes." Our framework identifies key sites of embeddedness and stresses the importance of synergies between them: 1) incorporation of treaties into domestic law; 2) independent courts; 3) acceptance and use of IC jurisprudence by domestic judiciaries; 4) strong national human rights institutions; 5) incorporation of international law into legal training and research; and 6) presence of NGOs that rely on ICs. Empirically, the paper explores resilience in the Inter-American System of Human Rights. First, we discuss and map the state of each source of resilience across Latin America. Second, we show how the activation of sources of resilience helped preserve the integrity of Inter-American rights institutions during backlash orchestrated by several countries between 2011 and 2014.

Titi: Public Actors in International Investment Law

Catharine Titi (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) has published Public Actors in International Investment Law (Springer 2021). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
This open access book focuses on public actors with a role in the settlement of investment disputes. Traditional studies on actors in international investment law have tended to concentrate on arbitrators, claimant investors and respondent states. Yet this focus on the “principal” players in investment dispute settlement has allowed a number of other seminal actors to be neglected. This book seeks to redress this imbalance by turning the spotlight on the latter. From the investor’s home state to domestic courts, from sub-national governments to international organisations, and from political risk insurance agencies to legal defence teams in national ministries, the book critically reviews these overlooked public actors in international investment law.

Helfer, Land, & Okediji: Copyright Exceptions Across Borders: Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty

Laurence R. Helfer (Duke Univ. - Law), Molly K. Land (Univ. of Connecticut - Law), & Ruth Okediji (Harvard Univ. - Law) have published Copyright Exceptions Across Borders: Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty (European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 332-340, 2020). Here's the abstract:
This article reviews state ratification and implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty since its conclusion in 2013. We find that most states have adhered closely to the Treaty’s text, thus creating a de facto global template of exceptions and limitations that has increasingly enabled individuals with print disabilities, libraries and schools to create accessible format copies and share them across borders. The article argues that the Marrakesh Treaty’s core innovation—mandatory exceptions to copyright to promote public welfare—together with consultations with a diverse range of stakeholders, may offer a model for harmonizing human rights and IP in other contexts.

New Issue: Yale Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Yale Journal of International Law (Vol. 46, no. 1, Winter 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • James J. Brudney, The Right to Strike as Customary International Law
  • Assaf Harpaz, Taxation of the Digital Economy: Adapting a Twentieth-Century Tax System to a Twenty-First-Century Economy
  • Christiana Ochoa, Contracts on the Seabed

New Issue: Michigan Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Michigan Journal of International Law (Vol. 42, no. 1, 2020) is out. Contents include:
  • Bryan H. Druzin, Can the Liberal Order be Sustained? Nations, Network Effects, and the Erosion of Global Institutions
  • David Hughes, Differentiating the Corporation: Accountability and International Humanitarian Law
  • Eric Richardson & Colleen Devine, Emergencies End Eventually: How to Better Analyze Human Rights Restrictions Sparked by the COVID-19 Pandemic Under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Cima & Mbengue: ‘Kind of Green’. The U.S. Proposal to Advance Sustainability through Trade Rules and the Future of the WTO

Elena Cima (Univ. of Geneva - Institut de Gouvernance de l’Environnement et Développement Territorial) & Makane Moïse Mbengue (Univ. of Geneva - Law) have posted an ESIL Reflection on ‘Kind of Green’. The U.S. Proposal to Advance Sustainability through Trade Rules and the Future of the WTO.

New Issue: Questions of International Law

The latest issue of Questions of International Law / Questioni di Diritto Internazionale (no. 79, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • The ‘elusive essence’ of the principle of non-intervention in light of recent practice: The cases of Venezuela and Hong Kong
    • Introduced by Martina Buscemi and Elena Carpanelli
    • Giuseppe Puma, The principle of non-intervention in the face of the Venezuelan crisis
    • Stefano Saluzzo, The principle of non-intervention and the battle over Hong Kong

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

AJIL Unbound Symposium: The Impact of Indigenous Peoples on International Law

AJIL Unbound has posted a symposium on "The Impact of Indigenous Peoples on International Law." The symposium includes an introduction by S. James Anaya and Antony Anghie and contributions by Kristen Carpenter and Alexey Tsykarev, Claire Charters, Roger Merino, and Kirsty Gover.

Atilano: International Criminal Law in Mexico: National Legislation, State Practice and Effective Implementation

Tania Ixchel Atilano has published International Criminal Law in Mexico: National Legislation, State Practice and Effective Implementation (Asser Press 2021). Here's the abstract:
This book puts forward proposals for solutions to the current gaps between the Mexican legal order and the norms and principles of international criminal law. Adequate legislative measures are suggested for compliance with international obligations. The author approaches the book's subject matter by tracing all norms related to the prosecution of core crimes and contextualizing each of the findings with a brief historical and political account. Additionally, state practice is analyzed, identifying patterns and inconsistencies. This approach is new in offering a wide perspective on international criminal law in Mexico. Relevant legal documents are analyzed and annexed in the book, providing the reader with a useful guide to the topics analyzed. Issues including the following are examined: the incorporation of core crimes in the Mexican legal order, military jurisdiction, the war crimes definition under Mexican law, unaddressed atrocities, state practice and future challenges to combat impunity.

New Volume: Japanese Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the Japanese Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 63, 2020) is out. Contents include:
  • Creation and Maintenance of Effective International Orders: Closely Intertwining Multilateralism, Regionalism, Bilateralism, and Unilateralism
    • Atsuko Kanehara, Introductory Note
    • Jaemin Lee, One Step Backward for Two Steps Forward: Rethinking Multilateralism in Global Trade
    • Emmanuel Decaux, International Human Rights Protection: Top Down v. Bottom Up
    • Atsuko Kanehara, Interplay Between the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and Other International Law for Building a Comprehensive International Maritime Order
    • Takeo Horiguchi, Emerging Soft Control on States’ Minilateral Climate Actions Under the Global UN Climate Regime in the Era of the Paris Agreement
  • Dynamism and Multilateralism in Alternative Dispute Resolution in Asia
    • Yuko Nishitani, Introductory Note
    • Anselmo Reyes, Recourse Against Awards, Applications to Resist Enforcement and Tactical Considerations: Some Lessons from Singapore and Hong Kong Law
    • Weixia Gu, Multi-Tier Approaches and Global Dispute Resolution
  • Culture and International Law: A Comprehensive Analysis: Part Two
    • Yasuzo Kitamura, Cultural Diversity in International Human Rights Law: Toward a Comprehensive Approach for Marginalized People
  • Private International Law
    • Mari Nagata, Current Status and Issues of Implementing the Hague Child Abduction Convention in Japan
  • Japanese Digest of International Law
    • Junichi Eto & Atsuko Kanehara, Japan’s Amendment of the Nature Conservation Act that Provides for the Establishment of Marine Protected Areas on the Seabed
    • Masahiko Asada, Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and Japan

Call for Submissions: Cambridge International Law Journal

The Cambridge International Law Journal invites submissions for the second issue of its tenth volume. Here's the call:

The Editorial Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal is pleased to invite submissions for Volume 10 Issue 2, which is due to be published in December 2021.

The Board welcomes long articles, short articles and case notes that engage with the theme of this year’s conference: ‘National Sovereignty and International Co-operation: The Challenges of Navigating Global Crises’.

The Editorial Board welcomes diverse contributions on the interplay between national sovereignty and international co-operation. Papers may focus on one or more subject matter areas of international law or EU law, such as environmental law, regional co-operation, trade and investment, human rights, the law of the sea, air and space law, or international humanitarian law and security, for example.

Papers outside this theme are also welcome for submission.

All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by the Journal's Editorial Board. In addition, long articles are sent to the Academic Review Board, which consists of distinguished international law scholars and practitioners. Submissions can be made at any time. Articles submitted by 14 May 2021 will be considered for Volume 10 Issue 2.

For full submission instructions, please visit here.

Submissions can be made for Volume 10 here.

Alternatively, blog articles can be submitted here.

Further information can be obtained from the Editors-in-Chief at editors@cilj.co.uk.

Call for Papers: Narratives of International Law

The Maastricht University Study Group for Critical Approaches to International Law has issued a call for papers for an online workshop on "Narratives of International Law," to take place May 20, 2021. The call is here. The deadline is April 25, 2021.

New Issue: International Theory

The latest issue of International Theory (Vol. 13, no. 1, March 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Jack Donnelly, Levels, centers, and peripheries: the spatio-political structure of political systems
    • Peter Marcus Kristensen, ‘Peaceful change’ in International Relations: a conceptual archaeology
    • Robert Yates, The English School and postcolonial state agency: social roles and order management in Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific
  • Symposium: Authority, Legitimacy, and Contestation in Global Governance:
    • Orfeo Fioretos & Jonas Tallberg, Politics and theory of global governance
    • Robert O. Keohane, The global politics paradigm: guide to the future or only the recent past?
    • Nicole Deitelhoff & Christopher Daase, Rule and resistance in global governance
    • Michael Barnett, Change in or of global governance?
    • Vincent Pouliot, Global governance in the age of epistemic authority
    • Anna Leander, Locating (new) materialist characters and processes in global governance
    • Judith G. Kelley & Beth A. Simmons, Governance by Other Means: Rankings as Regulatory Systems
    • Jan Aart Scholte, Beyond institutionalism: toward a transformed global governance theory
    • Michael Zürn, On the role of contestations, the power of reflexive authority, and legitimation problems in the global political system

Monday, March 29, 2021

Call for Papers: Global Dialogue on Biodiversity Law and Governance

The Centre for Environmental Law at Macquarie University, together with the Research Institute of Environmental Law at Wuhan University and the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado, have issued a call for papers for the inaugural Global Dialogue on Biodiversity Law and Governance, to take place July 6-8, 2021. The call is here. The deadline is May 15, 2021.

Conference: Thirty-Fifth Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law will host online the Thirty-Fifth Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference on April 19-20, 2021. The theme is: "Evidence in Investor-State Arbitration." The program is here.

Mayer: Climate Change Mitigation as an Obligation under Human Rights Treaties?

Benoit Mayer (Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong - Law) has posted Climate Change Mitigation as an Obligation under Human Rights Treaties? (American Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
Judges and scholars have interpreted human rights treaties as the source of an obligation of States to mitigate climate change by limiting their greenhouse gas emissions, a thesis instrumental to the development of climate litigation. This article questions the validity of this interpretation of human rights treaties. A State’s treaty obligation to protect human rights implies an obligation to cooperate on the mitigation of climate change, the article argues, only if and inasmuch as climate change mitigation may effectively protect the enjoyment of treaty rights by individuals within the State’s territory or under its jurisdiction. As such, human rights treaties open only some narrow windows on the applicability of general mitigation obligations arising under climate treaties and customary international law.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

New Issue: International Legal Materials

The latest issue of International Legal Materials (Vol. 60, no. 2, April 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Crystallex Int'l Corp. v. Bolivarian Rep. Venez. (3D Cir.), with introductory note by Kevin D. Benish
  • Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the United States of America on Access to Electronic Data for the Purpose of Countering Serious Crime, with introductory note by Kenneth Propp
  • The Award in the Matter of an Arbitration Concerning The “Enrica Lexie” Incident (Perm. Ct. Arb.), with introductory note by Sindhura Natesha Polepalli
  • Case C-532/18 G.N. v. Z.U. (Niki Luftfahrt) (C.J.E.U.), with introductory note by Stefan Bohlsen
  • The European Union Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime (EUGHRSR), with introductory note by Tom Ruys
  • Sofregaz v. NGSC (CA Paris), with introductory note by Marie-Laure Bizeau
  • Amendments to the 1993 Constitution of the Russian Federation Concerning International Law (2020), with introductory note by Paul Kalinichenko, Dimitry Vladimirovich Kochenov

New Issue: International & Comparative Law Quarterly

The latest issue of the International & Comparative Law Quarterly (Vol. 70, no. 2, April 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Paula Giliker, Codification, Consolidation, Restatement? How Best to Systemise the Modern Law of Tort
    • Lutz Oette, The Prohibition of Torture and Persons Living in Poverty: From the Margins to the Centre
    • Rebecca Barber, An Exploration of the General Assembly's Troubled Relationship with Unilateral Sanctions
    • Heejin Kim, Global Export Controls of Cyber Surveillance Technology and the Disrupted Triangular Dialogue
    • Callista Harris, Incidental Determinations in Proceedings Under Compromissory Clauses
    • Rafael Lima Sakr, From Colonialism to Regionalism: The Yaoundé Conventions (1963–1974)
  • Shorter Articles
    • Shirley V. Scott, The Irrelevance of Non-Recognition to Australia's Antarctic Territory Title
    • Marcus Teo, Narrowing Foreign Affairs Non-Justiciability