Saturday, October 23, 2021

New Issue: International Organizations Law Review

The latest issue of the International Organizations Law Review (Vol. 18, no. 2, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Jacob Katz Cogan, Cities in the Shadows of International Institutional Law
  • Nataša Nedeski, Shared Obligations and the Responsibility of an International Organization and Its Member States: The Case of EU Mixed Agreements
  • Vojtěch Belling, Lukáš Kollert, & Martin Vojta, The IMF Conditionality in the Age of Post-National Governance
  • Tommaso Natoli, Unus Pro Omnibus, Omnes Pro Uno: Regionalization and Sub-Regionalization of Disaster Management between Sovereignty and Solidarity
  • Eugenio Carli, Multiple Attribution of Conduct in EU Security Missions

New Issue: American Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the American Journal of International Law (Vol. 115, no. 4, October 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Sara McLaughlin Mitchell & Andrew P. Owsiak, Judicialization of the Sea: Bargaining in the Shadow of UNCLOS
    • Gregory Shaffer, Governing the Interface of U.S.-China Trade Relations
  • Current Developments
    • Sean D. Murphy, Provisional Application of Treaties and Other Topics: The Seventy-Second Session of The International Law Commission
  • International Decisions
    • Yurika Ishii, Situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
    • Desirée LeClercq, Nestlé United States, Inc. v. Doe. 141 S. Ct. 1931
    • Csongor István Nagy, Case C-66/18
    • Maria Antonia Tigre, Indigenous Communities of the Lhaka Honhat (Our Land) Association v. Argentina
  • Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law
    • Kristen Eichensehr, Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law
  • Recent Books on International Law
    • Aeyal Gross, The Past, Present, and Future of Global Health Law Beyond Crisis
    • Nicola Palmer, reviewing Transnational Legal Orders of Criminal Justice, by Gregory Shaffer and Ely Aaronson
    • Tom Ginsburg, reviewing The Performance of Africa's International Courts: Using Litigation for Political, Legal, and Social Change, edited by James Thuo Gathii
    • Anne Orford, reviewing Civil Wars: A History in Ideas, by David Armitage
    • Cymie R. Payne, reviewing New Knowledge and Changing Circumstances in the Law of the Sea, edited by Tomas Heidar

New Issue: Transnational Legal Theory

The latest issue of Transnational Legal Theory (Vol. 12, no. 2, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Symposium: Bringing the “human problem” back into transnational law – The example of corporate (ir)responsibility
    • Laura Knöpfel & Felix Lüth, Bringing the human problem back into transnational law: the example of corporate (ir)responsibility
    • Kevin Crow, International corporate constituency as a human problem
    • Jan Hendrik Ritter, Engaging the creativity of law for organisational knowledge creation
    • Michael Elliot, Problematising the ‘governance gap’: corporations, human rights, and the emergence of transnational law
    • Ioannis Kampourakis, From global justice to supply chain ethics
    • Jaakko Salminen & Mikko Rajavuori, Private International Law, Global Value Chains and the externalities of transnational production: towards alignment?
    • Dorothea Endres, The human side of protecting foreign investment
    • Eliana Cusato, Transnational law and the politics of conflict minerals regulation: construing the extractive industry as a ‘partner’ for peace
    • Sarah Jakob, The corporate social credit system in China and its transnational impact
    • Felix Lüth, Corporate non-prosecution agreements as transnational human problems: transnational law and the study of domestic criminal justice reforms in a globalised world

New Issue: Ethics & International Affairs

The latest issue of Ethics & International Affairs (Vol. 35, no. 3, Fall 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Essay
    • Hendrik Schopmans & Jelena Cupać, Engines of Patriarchy: Ethical Artificial Intelligence in Times of Illiberal Backlash Politics
  • Book Symposium: Ethics, Security, and the War-Machine
    • Peter Balint, Introduction: Is a Military Really Worth Having?
    • Neta C. Crawford, Democracy and the Preparation and Conduct of War
    • Cheyney Ryan, Nation-States, Empires, Wars, Hostilities
    • C. A. J. Coady, War Crimes and the Asymmetry Myth
    • Cécile Fabre, War, Duties to Protect, and Military Abolitionism
    • Ned Dobos, Are States under a Prospective Duty to Create and Maintain Militaries?
    • Christopher J. Finlay, Deconstructing Nonviolence and the War-Machine: Unarmed: Coups, Nonviolent Power, and Armed Resistance
    • David Rodin, Justice Between Wars
  • Feature
    • Philipp Gisbertz-Astolf, Reduced Legal Equality of Combatants in War
  • Review Essay
    • Andreas Papamichail, The Global Politics of Health Security before, during, and after COVID-19

Giraudeau: Is the Pacific Shaping the Future of Maritime Limits and Boundaries?

Géraldine Giraudeau (University of Perpignan Via Domitia - Law) has posted an ASIL Insight on Is the Pacific Shaping the Future of Maritime Limits and Boundaries?

Inaugural Issue: Italian Review of International and Comparative Law

The inaugural issue of the Italian Review of International and Comparative Law (Vol. 1, no. 1, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Elisabetta Grande, Rodrigo Míguez Núñez, & Pier Giuseppe Monateri, The Italian Theory of Comparative Law Goes Abroad
  • Carlo Focarelli, State Immunity and Serious Violations of Human Rights: Judgment No. 238 of 2014 of the Italian Constitutional Court Seven Years on
  • Loukas Mistelis & Giammarco Rao, Multilateral Principles in a Bilateral World: Mandatory or Consensual Multilateralism in International Investment Law?
  • Giovanna Adinolfi, Soft Law in International Investment Law and Arbitration
  • Maria Chiara Malaguti, The New Italian Model Bit Between Current and Future Trends
  • Sara Tonolo, Adoption v. Surrogacy: New Perspectives on the Parental Projects of Same-Sex Couples
  • Fabrizio Vona, Environmental Disasters and Humanitarian Protection: A Fertile Ground for Litigating Climate Change and Human Rights in Italy? Some Remarks on the Ordinance No. 5022/2021 of the Italian Corte Suprema di Cassazione
  • Elisabetta Lamarque, The Failure by Italy to Ratify Protocol no. 16 to the ECHR: Left behind but not lost
  • Caterina Milo, Russian Diplomatic Espionage in Italy: The Biot Affair and International Law
  • Massimo Iovane, The development of international law through the lens of the Italian doctrine
  • Laura Cappuccio, Art. 11 of the Italian Constitution between text and context
  • Orlando Scarcello, Borrowing to Survive: Investigating the Functioning of the Court of Justice of the EU through Comparative Law

New Issue: Chinese Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Chinese Journal of International Law (Vol. 20, no. 2, June 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Xuan Shao, What We Talk about When We Talk about General Principles of Law
    • Chaoyi Jiang, Decoding China’s Perspectives on Cyber Warfare
    • Jinyup Kim, Tackling Biopiracy in International Investment Arbitration: Consideration of the Perspective(s) of Developing Countries
  • Comment
    • Ignacio de la Rasilla & Hao Yayezi, The Community of Shared Future for Mankind and China’s Legalist Turn in International Relations
  • To Fight a New Coronavirus: Special Section of Letters and Comments (Part II)
    • Vanda Lamm, Some Remarks on International Health Legislation and the WHO
    • Barry Sautman, Big Thunder, Little Rain: The Yellow Peril Framing of the Pandemic Campaign Against China
    • Sufian Jusoh & Intan Murnira Ramli, The COVID-19 Pandemic, Regional Cooperation Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Rise of Investment Facilitation
    • Bartłomiej Sierzputowski, To Cope with a Pandemic: Effects on Certain International Agreements
  • Letters to the Journal
    • Chengming Yang & Chaohui Sun, The Swiss Federal Tribunal Annulled the Arbitral Award in the SUN Yang v. WADA & FINA Case: The Applicant’s Duty of Curiosity on the Qualifications of an Arbitrator and the Neutrality of the Arbitrator
    • Zhan Yangjun, The Expropriation Exception in the US Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: Federal Republic of Germany et al. v. Philipp et al.

Friday, October 22, 2021

New Issue: Journal of World Trade

The latest issue of the Journal of World Trade (Vol. 55, no. 6, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Axel Berger, Manjiao Chi, Bernard Hoekman, Makane Moïse Mbengue, Karl P. Sauvant, & Matthew Stephenson, Facilitating Sustainable Investment To Build Back Better
  • Alice Pirlot & Henri Culot, When International Trade Law Meets Tax Policy: The Example of Digital Services Taxes
  • Elli Louka, The New Trade Order: Conflicts, Internet Standards and Human Security
  • Yanning Yu, The Issue of Non-market Economy Status in China’s Anti-dumping Investigations Against Imports: A Development for the Implementation of New Rules or A Balancing Strategy?
  • Yury Rovnov, EU-Ukraine Arbitration: Will WTO Law Become More Deferential Outside the WTO?
  • Kyounghwa Kim, The ‘Equivalent’ Standard in WTO Arbitrations of Trade Remedy Disputes
  • Chien-Huei Wu & Mao-Wei Lo, Is Currency Undervaluation a Subsidy: US Law and Practice and the WTO Compatibility

Conference: Reckoning with Empire: The Right to Self-Determination in Historical View

On November 12-13, 2021, Yale University will host an online conference on "Reckoning with Empire: The Right to Self-Determination in Historical View." Details are here.

10th SIEL Conversation: Institutions and Dispute Settlement under WTO

The 10th SIEL Conversation, on the topic "Institutions and Dispute Settlement under WTO," will take place on Thursday, October 28, 2021. Registration and other details are available here.

Lecture: Dupuy on "About the Universality of Public International Law in the Year 2021 and in the Years to Come"

On October 25, 2021, Pierre-Marie Dupuy (Univ. of Paris (Panthéon-Assas) & Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) will deliver the opening lecture of the 2021-2022 Essex Public International Law Lecture Series. The topic is: "About the Universality of Public International Law in the Year 2021 and in the Years to Come." Registration is here. Further details are here.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Job Opening: Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor of International Law (Helsinki)

The Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki has announced a search for a Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor of International Law. The announcement is here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Kriener & Wilson: The Rise of Nonviolent Protest Movements and the African Union’s Legal Framework

Florian Kriener (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law) & Elizabeth A. Wilson (Rutgers Univ. - Law) have posted an ESIL Reflection on The Rise of Nonviolent Protest Movements and the African Union’s Legal Framework.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Henrich: Umweltschutz durch humanitäres Völkerrecht im nichtinternationalen bewaffneten Konflikt

Sophia Henrich
has published Umweltschutz durch humanitäres Völkerrecht im nichtinternationalen bewaffneten Konflikt (Duncker & Humblot 2021). Here's the abstract:
Selbst während nichtinternationaler bewaffneter Konflikte stehen Individuen und Bevölkerungen unter dem Schutz des auf humanitären Grundentscheidungen basierenden Kriegsrechts. Inwieweit auch der Erhalt der natürlichen Umwelt durch geltendes humanitäres Völkerrecht gefördert wird, ist Gegenstand dieser Untersuchung, die sowohl an die derzeitige Debatte um die Hinlänglichkeit des durch Völkerrecht allgemein bewirkten Umweltschutzes als auch an Überlegungen zu denkbaren Fortentwicklungen des Rechts nichtinternationaler bewaffneter Konflikte unter Beteiligung nichtstaatlicher Akteure anknüpft. Ausgehend von dem Fehlen unmittelbar umweltschützender Vertragsnormen befasst sich die Untersuchung insbesondere mit den Möglichkeiten eines funktionsbasierten Umweltschutzes, mit der tatsächlichen Verankerung proklamierter Gewohnheitsrechtssätze im positiven Recht sowie der denkbaren Einflussnahme des Umweltvölkerrechts auf die Auslegung des humanitären Völkerrechts.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

van Doorn: Legal Implications of the »Common Heritage« Principle for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Erik van Doorn
has published Legal Implications of the »Common Heritage« Principle for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Duncker & Humblot 2021). Here's the abstract:
Many fisheries management systems have individual rights at their basis but are not always successful. The question is what would have to change in fisheries law when community rights form the basis of management. Applying this idea globally, the principle of the common heritage of humankind could provide a future foundation. The principle incorporates intra- and intergenerational justice and has a clear biocentric component but is now only applicable to the ocean floor beyond national jurisdiction and to celestial bodies other than Earth. If this principle would also apply to highly migratory fish species like Atlantic bluefin tuna, not only an analysis of the applicable law but also of the principle´s roots in environmental ethics, the economic consequences of such application and a comparison with the idea of public trusteeship provide helpful insights. It appears that the common heritage of humankind can enable both utilisation and preservation of natural resources.

New Issue: International Relations

The latest issue of International Relations (Vol. 35, no. 3, September 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Special issue on the global commons
    • Marianne Riddervold & Akasemi Newsome, Introduction: cooperation, conflict, and interaction in the global commons
    • Mai’a K. Davis Cross, Outer space and the idea of the global commons
    • Marianne Takle, Common concern for the global ecological commons: solidarity with future generations?
    • Denise Garcia, Global commons law: norms to safeguard the planet and humanity’s heritage
    • Kristi Govella, China’s challenge to the global commons: compliance, contestation, and subversion in the maritime and cyber domains
    • Beverly Kay Crawford, Explaining Arctic peace: a human heritage perspective
    • Nina Kelsey, Cities, commons, and the unilateral provision of public goods
    • Noora Lori & Kaija Schilde, Muddying the waters: migration management in the global commons

Kopar: Stability and Legitimate Expectations in International Energy Investments

Rahmi Kopar
(Ankara Yildirim Beyazit Univ. - Law) has published Stability and Legitimate Expectations in International Energy Investments (Hart Publishing 2021). Here's the abstract:

This book assesses stability guarantees through the lens of the legitimate expectations principle to offer a new perspective on the stability concept in international energy investments. The analysis of the interaction between the concepts of stability and legitimate expectations reveals that there are now more opportunities for energy investors to argue their cases before arbitral tribunals.

The book offers detailed analyses of the latest energy investment arbitral awards from Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic, and reflects on the state of the art of the legitimate expectations debate and its relationship with the stability concept. The author argues that, in order to achieve stability, the legitimate expectations principle should be employed as the main investment protection tool when a dispute arises on account of unilateral host state alterations.

New Issue: International Journal of Human Rights

The latest issue of the International Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 25, no. 9, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Zaka Firma Aditya & Sholahuddin Al-Fatih, Indonesian constitutional rights: expressing and purposing opinions on the internet
  • Iffath Unissa Syed, Hijab, niqab, and the religious symbol debates: consequences for health and human rights
  • Daphine Kabagambe Agaba, Social accountability approaches employed by civil society organisations to address maternal mortality and morbidity in Uganda
  • Chloë M. Gilgan, Human rights localisation in liberal states: the UK’s responsibility to protect as regime change and political transition in Syria
  • Gloria C. Nwafor & Anthony O. Nwafor, Covid-19 implications on right to healthcare in Nigeria and China
  • Sara Bailey, ‘Moral and material resources’ and the social construction of India’s Right to Food Act
  • Diane A. Desierto & Ilaria Schnyder von Wartensee, The right to development, integral human development, and integral ecology in the Amazon
  • Seiriol Morgan, Entitlement, domination and violence: a philosophical model of a deviant sense of justification, and its implications for understanding human rights abuses
  • Haeri Joo, ‘Rights investing’ in Korea: focusing on the overturned decisions of the Constitutional Court
  • Juan-Pablo Perez-Leon-Acevedo, Victims and appeals at the International Criminal Court (ICC): evaluation under international human rights standards