Saturday, December 25, 2021

Crawford: Non-Binding Norms in International Humanitarian Law: Efficacy, Legitimacy, and Legality

Emily Crawford
(Univ. of Sydney - Law) has published Non-Binding Norms in International Humanitarian Law: Efficacy, Legitimacy, and Legality (Oxford Univ. Press 2021). Here's the abstract:

This monograph examines and analyses the phenomenon of non-binding instruments (also known as 'soft law') in the law of armed conflict, or international humanitarian law.

In the past 30 years, there have been several non-binding instruments created, designed as either 'best practice' guidelines, or (re)statements of applicable law. These instruments are not treaties, but they nevertheless put themselves forward as authoritative statements of what the law is and, in some instances, what the law should be. Soft law instruments can be dynamic, prompt, and responsive measures to address pressing issues in armed conflicts. By drawing on the skill of a small group of experts, these instruments can be debated and drafted in a timelier manner than if these issues were to be left to the international community of 194 States to resolve. Furthermore, because these instruments do not have to be sent for debate to an international conference of States, it means that the provisions are not subject to the usual revisions, reservations, and dilutions that come with attempting to reach consensus. However, there are potential and actual problems with these instruments and the processes that bring them to fruition, and how they are received in practice by States and other stakeholders.

This volume looks at the benefits and drawbacks for States and non-State actors with regards to soft law, whether they are effective additions to the law of armed conflict, analysing the development through the lens of theories of legitimacy and legality in international law.

Iurlaro: The Invention of Custom: Natural Law and the Law of Nations, ca. 1550-1750

Francesca Iurlaro
(Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law) has published The Invention of Custom: Natural Law and the Law of Nations, ca. 1550-1750 (Oxford Univ. Press 2021). Here's the abstract:
The concept of customary international law, although differently formulated, is already present in early modern European debates on natural law and the law of nations. However, no scholarly monograph has, until now, addressed the relationship between custom and the European natural law and ius gentium tradition. This book tells that neglected story, and offers a solid conceptual framework to contextualize and understand the 'problematic of custom', namely how to identify its normative content. Natural law doctrines, and the different ways in which they help construct human reason, provided custom with such normative content. This normative content consists of a set of fundamental moral values that help identify the status of custom as either a fundamental feature or an original source of ius gentium. This book explores what cultural values and practices facilitated the emergence of custom and rendered it into as a source of the law of nations, and how they did so. Two crucial issues form the core of the book's analysis. Firstly, it qualifies the nature of the interrelation between natural law and ius gentium, explaining why it matters in relation to our understanding of the idea of custom. Second, the book claims that the process of custom formation as a source of law calls into question the role of the authority of history. The interpretation of the past through this approach can thus be described as one of 'invention'.

New Issue: ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal

The latest issue of the ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal (Vol. 36, no. 1, Winter 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Case Comments
    • Mohamed S Abdel Wahab, Itisaluna and Others v Iraq: The OIC Agreement Conundrum: Consent to ICSID Arbitration and the MFN Clauses Saga
    • Christina L Beharry, Herzig v Turkmenistan Requests for Security for Costs in ICSID Arbitrations Involving Third-Party Funded Insolvent Claimants
    • Tolu Obamuroh, Interocean v Nigeria: Can a Domestic Investment Statute Provide the Basis for Claims under Customary International law?
  • Notes
    • Alexander Reuter, Taking Investors’ Rights Seriously: The Achmea and CETA Rulings of the European Court of Justice do not Bar Intra-EU Investment Arbitration
  • Articles
    • Dimitrios Katsikis, ‘Necessity’ due to COVID-19 as a Defence to International Investment Claims
    • Menalco J Solis, Good-Faith Rule against Abusing Process by Multiplying Action
    • Jack Biggs, The Scope of Investors’ Legitimate Expectations under the FET Standard in the European Renewable Energy Cases
    • Despina Christofi, The Relationship between Allegations of Economic Crimes in Foreign Investments and the Adjudicative Power of Investor–State Tribunals
    • Chitransh Vijayvergia, Dual Nationality of a Private Investor in Investment Treaty Arbitration: A Potential Barrier to the Exercise of Jurisdiction Ratione Personae?
    • Julian Scheu & Petyo Nikolov, Jurisdiction of Tribunals to Settle Intra-EU Investment Treaty Disputes
    • Saar A Pauker & Benny Winston, The Concept of (In)admissibility in Investment Treaty Arbitration: Limited Yet Indispensable

New Issue: Journal of International Peacekeeping

The latest issue of the Journal of International Peacekeeping (Vol. 24, nos. 3-4, 2020) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Atrocity Prevention: Promise, Policy, and Practice
    • Alex J. Bellamy & Ivan Šimonović, Introduction: Towards Evidence Based Atrocity Prevention
    • Frank O. Okyere, Central African Republic
    • Kwesi Aning, Côte d’Ivoire
    • Cristina G. Stefan, Lessons in Atrocity Prevention: A Closer Look at Guinea
    • Tim Murithi, Kenya
    • Noel M. Morada, Myanmar
    • Alex J. Bellamy, Syria
    • Jok Madut Jok, South Sudan
    • Alex J. Bellamy & Ivan Šimonović, Conclusions: Lessons Learned from Atrocity Prevention

New Issue: Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international

The latest issue of the Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international (Vol. 23, no. 4, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Raphael Schäfer & Maren Körsmeier, Spotlight Interview 2020: Maria Adele Carrai, The Politics of History in the Late Qing Era: William A. P. Martin and a History of International Law for China (JHIL 2–3/2020)
  • Bart Wauters, Isidore of Seville on ius gentium: The View of a Theologian
  • Misha Ariana Plagis & Lena Riemer, From Context to Content of Human Rights: The Drafting History of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Enigma of Article 7
  • Wouter De Rycke, Legislating Utopia: Louis Bara (1821–1857) and the Liberal-Scientific Restatement of International Law in the Nineteenth Century Peace Movement

Stoppioni: Le droit non écrit dans le contentieux international économique : Une analyse critique de discours

Edoardo Stoppioni
(Université de Strasbourg - Law) has published Le droit non écrit dans le contentieux international économique : Une analyse critique de discours (Brill | Nijhoff 2022). Here's the abstract:

The main ambition of this work is to shed a different light on international economic adjudication, using methods drawn from different social sciences and evolving around the idea of critical discourse analysis. It studies the case law as a discourse, adopting a CLS and Neo-Gramscian approach, to unveil the neoliberal and hegemonic structures of international economic adjudication. Starting from the technical issue of the use of unwritten law, it provides context to understand how judicial power structures have built a certain vision of the global economy, rooted in a neoliberal understanding of the world.

L'objectif principal de ce travail est de porter un regard nouveau sur le contentieux international économique, en utilisant des méthodes issues de différentes sciences sociales et évoluant autour de l'idée d'analyse critique du discours. Étudiant la jurisprudence en tant que discours et adoptant une approche critique et néo-gramscienne, il entend dévoiler les assises néolibérales et hégémoniques de ce contentieux. Partant de la question technique de l'utilisation du droit non écrit, il fournit des éléments de contexte pour comprendre comment les structures du pouvoir judiciaire ont construit une certaine vision de l'économie mondiale, ancrée dans une compréhension néolibérale du monde.

Friday, December 24, 2021

New Issue: International Review of the Red Cross

The latest issue of the International Review of the Red Cross (Vol. 102, no. 915, December 2020) is out. The theme is: "Non-State armed groups." Contents include:
  • Interview with Attaher Zacka Maïga: Networking Coordinator
  • Tilman Rodenhäuser, The legal protection of persons living under the control of non-State armed groups
  • Irénée Herbet & Jérôme Drevon, Engaging armed groups at the International Committee of the Red Cross: Challenges, opportunities and COVID-19
  • Olivia Herman, Beyond the state of play: Establishing a duty of non-State armed groups to provide reparations
  • Luke Moffett, Violence and repair: The practice and challenges of non-State armed groups engaging in reparations
  • ICRC Engagement with Non-State Armed Groups: Why, how, for what purpose, and other salient issues
  • Jemma Arman, State responsibility for community defence groups gone rogue
  • Martha M. Bradley, Additional Protocol II: Elevating the minimum threshold of intensity?
  • Cenap Çakmak & Gökhan Güneysu, Exploring foundational convergence between the Islamic law of armed conflict and modern international humanitarian law: Evidence from al-Shaybani's Siyar al-Kabir
  • Ana Dols García, Armed groups, IHL and the invisible world: How spiritual beliefs shape warfare
  • Lara Hakki, Eric Stover, & Rohini J. Haar, Breaking the silence: Advocacy and accountability for attacks on hospitals in armed conflict
  • Henning Lahmann, Protecting the global information space in times of armed conflict
  • Yulia Nuzban, “For private or personal use”: The meaning of the special intent requirement in the war crime of pillage under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
  • Yaël Ronen, On prisoners, family life and collective punishment: The Namnam case
  • Michael Talhami & Mark Zeitoun, The impact of attacks on urban services II: Reverberating effects of damage to water and wastewater systems on infectious disease

New Issue: Asian Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Asian Journal of International Law (Vol. 11, no. 2, July 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Notes and Comments
    • Sumedha Choudhury, Contextualising Radhabinod Pal's Dissenting Opinion in Contemporary International Criminal Law
    • Amit Kumar, Custom as a Source Under Article 21 of the Rome Statute
    • Allison Goh, Sustainable Green Finance towards a Green Belt and Road
    • Keer Huang, Adamakopoulos and Others v. Cyprus: “Massive” Problems Concerning a Mass Claims Proceeding in Investment Treaty Arbitration?
  • Articles
    • Reece Lewis, International Legal Fictions: Lessons from the South China Sea Award
    • Alberto Pecoraro, Free Access to and from the Ocean in the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea: The Law of the Sea and the Caspian “Body of Water”
    • Mutaz M. Qafisheh & Ihssan Adel Madbouh, Palestine's Accession to Geneva Convention III: Typology of Captives Incarcerated by Israel
    • Jose Duke Bagulaya, International Juridical Forms and Legal Subjectivity: A History of the Subject in Southeast Asia from the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 to the ASEAN Charter
    • Ryan Martínez Mitchell, China's Participation in the Second Hague Conference and the Concept of Equal Sovereignty in International Law
    • Sophie Capicchiano Young, State Responsibility for COVID-19: Does International Contagion Constitute Transboundary Harm?

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Hillebrecht: Saving the International Justice Regime: Beyond Backlash against International Courts

Courtney Hillebrecht
(Univ. of Nebraska - International Relations) has published Saving the International Justice Regime: Beyond Backlash against International Courts (Cambridge Univ. Press 2021). Here's the abstract:
While resistance to international courts is not new, what is new, or at least newly conceptualized, is the politics of backlash against these institutions. Saving the International Justice Regime: Beyond Backlash against International Courts is at the forefront of this new conceptualization of backlash politics. It brings together theories, concepts and methods from the fields of international law, international relations, human rights and political science and case studies from around the globe to pose - and answer - three questions related to backlash against international courts: What is backlash and what forms does it take? Why do states and elites engage in backlash against international human rights and criminal courts? What can stakeholders and supporters of international justice do to meet these contemporary challenges?

New Issue: International Relations

The latest issue of International Relations (Vol. 35, no. 4, December 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Haro L. Karkour, Illiberal and irrational? Trump and the challenge of liberal modernity in US foreign policy
  • Murat Ülgül, Faith abroad: how religion shapes Trump administration’s foreign policy
  • Anke Schwarzkopf, The EU as a global negotiator? The advancement of the EU’s role in multilateral negotiations at the UN General Assembly
  • Roee Kibrik, The state of concept: A new analytical tool for political research
  • Max Lesch, Multiplicity, hybridity and normativity: disputes about the UN convention against corruption in Germany
  • Steve Wood & Lloyd Cox, Status, imitation, and affective dissonance in international relations

VanderZwaag, Oral, & Stephens: Research Handbook on Ocean Acidification Law and Policy

David L. VanderZwaag
(Dalhousie Univ. - Law), Nilüfer Oral (National Univ. of Singapore - Law), & Tim Stephens (Univ. of Sydney - Law) have published Research Handbook on Ocean Acidification Law and Policy (Edward Elgar Publishing 2021). Here's the abstract:
This important Research Handbook provides a guide to navigating the tangled array of laws and policies available to counter the multiple threats of ocean acidification. It investigates the limitations and opportunities for addressing ocean acidification under global governance frameworks, including multilateral environmental agreements, law of the sea and human rights instruments. The book also describes regional and national approaches and challenges in responding to ocean acidification. The special vulnerabilities of the Arctic, Antarctic and South Pacific are highlighted. Limited responses by regional sea programmes and regional fisheries management organizations are summarized. Case studies are provided from Australia, Brazil, China and the United States.

van Logchem: The Rights and Obligations of States in Disputed Maritime Areas

Youri van Logchem
(Swansea Univ.) has published The Rights and Obligations of States in Disputed Maritime Areas (Cambridge Univ. Press 2021). Here's the abstract:
Many disputed maritime areas exist around the world. Often, the States concerned have not been able to reach agreement on how to, for example, regulate commercial activities within such areas. Conflict regularly arises between claimant coastal States if one of them acts unilaterally, such as in the South China Sea. This book examines the rights and obligations States have under international law concerning disputed maritime areas, in the first comprehensive treatment of this highly topical and pressing issue. It analyses conventional law, general international law, judicial decisions, State practice, and academic opinions that shine a light on the international legal framework that is applicable in disputed maritime areas. Proposing practical solutions on how to interpret the relevant international law, the book discusses the extent to which it currently provides clear guidance to States, and how international courts and tribunals have dealt with cases related to activities in disputed maritime areas.

Andrew & Bernard: Human Rights Responsibilities in the Digital Age: States, Companies and Individuals

Jonathan Andrew
(Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights) & Frédéric Bernard (Univ. of Geneva) have published Human Rights Responsibilities in the Digital Age: States, Companies and Individuals (Hart Publishing 2021). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
This book examines the tangled responsibilities of states, companies, and individuals surrounding human rights in the digital age. Digital technologies have a huge impact – for better and worse – on human lives; while they can clearly enhance some human rights, they also facilitate a wide range of violations. States are expected to implement efficient measures against powerful private companies, but, at the same time, they are drawn to technologies that extend their own control over citizens. Tech companies are increasingly asked to prevent violations committed online by their users, yet many of their business models depend on the accumulation and exploitation of users' personal data. While civil society has a crucial part to play in upholding human rights, it is also the case that individuals harm other individuals online. All three stakeholders need to ensure that technology does not provoke the disintegration of human rights.

Lim: The Cambridge Companion to International Arbitration

C.L. Lim
(Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong) has published The Cambridge Companion to International Arbitration (Cambridge Univ. Press 2021). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
This Cambridge Companion explores the main senses of the term 'international arbitration'; including the arbitration of private commercial disputes, disputes between a State and a foreign investor, disputes between States and also between a State and its parts. It treats these various forms as being inter-related, if not always conceptually, then as a matter of history, rather than as collective victims of imprecise language. The book touches not only on current debates but also more foundational aspects, such as the tension between party autonomy and State authority, and the pacifist roots of modern international arbitration. Thus, it aims to offer a concise survey of the history, the main issues as well as the latest developments in a single, handy volume.

Panosch: Das Menschenrecht auf Wasser im internationalen Investitionsrecht

Lara Maria Panosch
has published Das Menschenrecht auf Wasser im internationalen Investitionsrecht (Nomos 2021). Here's the abstract:
Das internationale Investitionsrecht und das Recht der Menschenrechte weisen in der Praxis der Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit derzeit eine noch ungeklärte Beziehung zueinander auf. Inwiefern einem Menschenrecht auf Wasser im Rahmen des Investitionsschutzrechts Rechnung getragen werden kann, hat in der vorliegenden Arbeit eingehende Betrachtung erfahren. Die bei der Untersuchung entwickelten Lösungsmöglichkeiten bieten das Potential – sowohl durch außervertragliche Integration mittels systemischer Auslegung entlang der aufgestellten Guidelines als auch durch vertragliche Einbeziehung explizit formulierter Bausteine zur Unternehmensverantwortung – ein Menschenrecht auf Wasser im Investitionsschiedsverfahren angemessen zu berücksichtigen.

Senghor: Les réponses judiciaires aux crimes internationaux

Mamadou Doudou Senghor
has published Les réponses judiciaires aux crimes internationaux (L'Harmattan 2021). Here's the abstract:
La traduction en justice des anciens chefs d'État, présumés auteurs de crimes internationaux, relève d'une véritable gageure. « L'affaire Habré », du nom de l'ancien président de la République du Tchad de 1982 à 1990, en est une parfaite caricature, mettant en scène différents systèmes et mécanismes juridictionnels, tant au niveau interne qu'au niveau international. L'accent est mis dans cette étude sur les questions juridiques qui ont été au coeur : la compétence universelle, l'immunité d'un ancien chef d'État devant les juridictions nationales étrangères, le caractère « self-executing » des conventions internationales, l'africanisation du droit international pénal et la pertinence d'une juridiction ad hoc à caractère international pour juger de faits limités dans le temps et l'espace, à savoir les Chambres africaines extraordinaires au sein des juridictions sénégalaises.

Kamto: Objectivisme et volonté(s)

Maurice Kamto
(Université de Yaoundé) has published Objectivisme et volonté(s) (Pedone 2021). Here's the abstract:

Maurice Kamto, universitaire et praticien, réussit avec grand art à mêler un strict positivisme juridique avec une approche critique du droit international qu’on ne saurait étudier comme un univers clos sur lui-même. Sans doute parce qu’il sait que la seconde est vaine sans maîtrise du premier, il part toujours de celui-ci pour, ensuite, exposer sa « doctrine » du droit international. En s’en tenant à l’échantillon des écrits publiés dans ce volume, on notera deux grands axes de réflexion.

D’une part, à partir d’un examen scrupuleux des notions, techniques et mécanismes fondamentaux du droit international, comme l’Etat, le droit des traités, la coutume et sa codification ou encore le contentieux international, Maurice Kamto revisite les notions les plus discutées du droit international que sont le jus cogens, les obligations erga omnes ou encore l’autorité des décisions de la Cour internationale de Justice.

D’autre part, fort de la même méthodologie positiviste, il n’hésite pas à remettre en question certaines idées prétendument fondées sur celle-ci mais en réalité dévoyées, comme le statut juridique des traités signés entre les représentants des puissances coloniales et les chefs africains. On sera également impressionné par les réquisitoires menés contre les principes de souveraineté et d’égalité des Etats qu’il contemple depuis la réalité des faits, en particulier la très grande pauvreté de certains Etats qui ne disposent même pas des outils de base d’une diplomatie internationale. Or, à cette inégalité factuelle, le droit « du » développement et le droit « au » développement n’y ont rien fait en sorte que la mondialisation « pourrait être un terrible malentendu »

Belin, Laurent, & Tournepiche: La conflictualité armée : Approches interdisciplinaires

Jean Belin
(Université de Bordeaux), Sébastien-Yves Laurent (Université de Bordeaux), & Anne-Marie Tournepiche (Université de Bordeaux) have published La conflictualité armée : Approches interdisciplinaires (Pedone 2021). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
La conflictualité armée connaît depuis la seconde moitié du XXème siècle des évolutions majeures : diminution considérable des conflits armés classiques entre deux Etats, développement des conflits opposant des Etats à des groupes armés non étatiques, souvent terroristes, investissements des Etats dans de nouvelles technologies de défense qui ouvrent de nouveaux champs de conflictualités…les défis sont nombreux et primordiaux. Les contributeurs de cet ouvrage se sont efforcés de répondre à quelques unes des questions fondamentales posées par les évolutions actuelles de la conflictualité armée. Issus de formations et de disciplines différentes, ils portent un regard scientifique sur les contours de cette notion de conflictualité (définitions) au travers de plusieurs analyses appliquées (guerres civiles, rôle de l’ONU), sans éluder certains enjeux particulièrement prégnants (comme notamment l’accès aux ressources naturelles ou le cyberespace). L’ originalité essentielle de cet ouvrage est de proposer une analyse interdisciplinaire de la conflictualité armée, en mêlant des approches juridiques, économiques, politistes ou encore historiennes, susceptibles d’intéresser tous les acteurs (étudiants, enseignants, praticiens…) concernés par cette approche novatrice de la conflictualité armée.

Demaria: Le lien de causalité et la réparation des dommages en droit international public

Tiphaine Demaria
has published Le lien de causalité et la réparation des dommages en droit international public (Pedone 2021). Here's the abstract:
Le fait illicite de l’État – la violation du droit international qui lui est attribuable – engage sa responsabilité internationale. Celle-ci donne naissance à un ensemble de relations juridiques nouvelles. L’une d’entre elles, traditionnelle mais restée primordiale dans le paysage des réclamations internationales, impose à l’État responsable le devoir de réparer intégralement le préjudice causé. Cette obligation, qui prend le plus couramment la forme d’une indemnisation, est conditionnée par l’existence d’un lien de causalité suffisant entre le dommage et le fait générateur. Or, derrière une idée simple, la notion de causalité interroge. En témoigne la pratique des juridictions internationales, qui demeure floue et inconstante, ce qui contribua à la décision de la Commission du droit international, lors de ses travaux de codification sur le sujet ayant abouti en 2001, de ne pas véritablement la définir. Pourtant, au-delà de ces apparentes disparités, il reste possible – et souhaitable, compte tenu de l’enjeu pratique qu’elle présente – d’en préciser le contenu. Tel est l’objet et l’ambition de cette monographie.

Zeidler: Klimahaftungsklagen. Die Internationale Haftung für die Folgen des Klimawandels

Sophie Zeidler
has published Klimahaftungsklagen. Die Internationale Haftung für die Folgen des Klimawandels (Duncker & Humblot 2021). Here's the abstract:
Die Autorin beleuchtet die internationale privatrechtliche Haftung für die Folgen des Klimawandels und deren gerichtliche Geltendmachung. Hierbei werden die rechtsordnungsübergreifend auftretenden materiell-rechtlichen Probleme einer privatrechtlichen Klimahaftung, sowie damit zusammenhängende Fragen der internationalen Zuständigkeit unter der Brüssel Ia-Verordnung und des Internationalen Privatrechts unter der Rom II-Verordnung bei Klimahaftungsklagen untersucht. Die Arbeit kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass die privatrechtliche Klimahaftung aufgrund der materiell-rechtlichen Hürden kein erfolgsversprechendes Instrument ist, um der globalen Herausforderung Klimawandel auf rechtlichem Wege zu begegnen. Die Brüssel Ia-Verordnung und die Rom II-Verordnung stellen dagegen flexible Regelungsinstrumente dar, welche auf das neuartige Phänomen der Klimahaftungsklagen angemessen reagieren können.

Eftekhar: The Role of the Domestic Law of the Host State in Determining the Jurisdiction ratione materiae of Investment Treaty Tribunals: The Partial Revival of the Localisation Theory?

Reza Eftekhar
has published The Role of the Domestic Law of the Host State in Determining the Jurisdiction ratione materiae of Investment Treaty Tribunals: The Partial Revival of the Localisation Theory? (Brill | Nijhoff 2021). Here's the abstract:
The Role of the Domestic Law of the Host State in Determining the Jurisdiction ratione materiae of Investment Treaty Tribunals: The Partial Revival of the Localisation Theory? focuses on the largely unexplored role of the host state law in determining the jurisdiction ratione materiae of investment treaty tribunals. Given domestic law’s essential role in subject-matter jurisdiction issues, and in the light of the broader function of host state law and host state courts in contemporary investment treaty law, the author argues that the dormant “localisation” theory that was raised and defended by developing countries in the 1960s-1970s in the context of foreign investment contract disputes has now been partially revived in the area of the investment treaty law. This is a significant milestone in the ongoing discussions on the reform of the investment treaty dispute settlement regime.

Pangalangan: Philippine Materials in International Law

Raul C Pangalangan
(formerly, Judge, International Criminal Court) has published Philippine Materials in International Law (Brill | Nijhoff 2022). Here's the abstract:
This is a collection of international law materials relating to the Philippines: excerpts of treaties and declarations; international judicial and arbitral decisions; and Philippine constitutional clauses, statutes and Supreme Court decisions. Today new theories abound, calling for comparative perspectives that look at international law through the lens of national and regional practice. This book engages with that challenge at a concrete level, e.g., how Marcos's human rights abuses were litigated abroad but never in Philippine courts, and how victim claims for reparations are, ironically, blocked by the Philippine Government citing the Filipino people’s competing claims over Marcos's ill-gotten wealth. It retells Philippine history using international law, and re-examines international law using the Philippine experience.

New Issue: Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé

The latest issue of the Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé (2021, no. 3) is out. Contents include:
  • D. Philippe, Arbitrage, contrats internationaux et imprévision
  • J.E. Yayi Lipem, La protection du secret face à la cybercriminalité dans le contexte des lois antérieures aux réseaux électroniques en Afrique francophone
  • R. Chouvel, La péréquation fiscale et financière dans les états du centre et de l’est de l’Union européenne

New Issue: Revue québécoise de droit international

The latest issue of the Revue Québécoise de Droit International (Hors-série décembre 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Organisations internationales. Droit et politique de la gouvernance mondiale
    • Stéphane Paquin & Kristine Plouffe-Malette, Organisations internationales. Droit et politique de la gouvernance mondiale
    • Stéphane Paquin, Les organisations internationales dans la théorie des relations internationales
    • Kristine Plouffe-Malette, Le système des Nations Unies : au coeur de la gouvernance mondiale
    • Ronald Hatto, Le Conseil de sécurité et les opérations de maintien de la paix
    • Kristine Plouffe-Malette, Les droits de la personne : organisations internationales et régionales
    • François Roch, Des objectifs du millénaire pour le développement à l’agenda 2030
    • Renée-Claude Drouin, L’Organisation internationale du travail
    • Linda Rey, L’Organisation mondiale de la santé a 70 ans : de la santé internationale à la globalisation de la santé
    • Véronique Guèvremont, L’UNESCO et la diversité culturelle
    • Isabelle DuPlessis, Les droits des femmes et les Nations Unies : d’hier à aujourd’hui
    • Idil Atak, Les Nations Unies et les enjeux de la migration
    • Annie Chaloux & Philippe Simard, La gouvernance environnementale mondiale : évolution et enjeux
    • Azé Kerté Amoulgam & Fannie Lafontaine, Le système international pénal
    • Julia Grignon, Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge
    • Olivier Schmitt, L’Organisation du Traité de l’Atlantique Nord
    • David Pavot, Le Fonds monétaire international
    • Geneviève DuFour, L’Accord général sur les tarifs douaniers et le commerce et l’Organisation mondiale du commerce
    • Christian Deblock, Les nouveaux accords commerciaux régionaux
    • Richard Ouellet & Jade-Élie Savoie, L’ACÉUM: le nouveau cadre juridique du libre-échange en Amérique du Nord
    • Michèle Rioux & Olivier Dagenais, Le rôle des organisations internationales dans la gouvernance d’Internet et des secteurs numériques

New Issue: Cambridge International Law Journal

The latest issue of the Cambridge International Law Journal (Vol. 10, no. 2, December 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Indigenous peoples and identity
  • Simon Chesterman, Weapons of mass disruption: artificial intelligence and international law*
  • Mary Crock & Zoe Nutter, Global human capital or cash cows? Redressing the uncertain status of internationally mobile students under international law*
  • Michael A Greenop, The International Law Commission’s Draft Articles on Transboundary Aquifers: striking the appropriate balance between sovereignty and international cooperation
  • Gabriela Argüello, The International Maritime Organization and regime interaction: cooperation or hegemony?
  • Tonny Raymond Kirabira, NGO influence in global governance: achieving transitional justice in Uganda and beyond

New Issue: International Organizations Law Review

The latest issue of the International Organizations Law Review (Vol. 18, no. 3, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: COVID-19 and International Organizations: Challenges and Opportunities from the Perspective of Good Governance and the Rule of Law
    • Julinda Beqiraj & Francesca Ippolito, COVID-19 and International Organizations: Challenges and Opportunities from the Perspective of Good Governance and the Rule of Law: Introduction to the Forum
    • Gian Luca Burci & Jennifer Hasselgård-Rowe, Through the Rule of Law Looking Glass: The World Health Organization’s Role in Health Emergencies and Its Response to COVID-19
    • Gabrielle Marceau & Shivani Garg, The Role of the WTO in the Global Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Anne Trebilcock, Governance Challenges and Opportunities for the International Labour Organization in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Christiane Ahlborn, The Rule of Law and Good Governance at the United Nations during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Francesco Seatzu, On the Legitimacy and Effectivity of the World Bank and Its Pandenic Emergency Financing Facility (‘PEF’) at the Time of the covid-19 Outbreak
    • Francesca Ippolito, Re-Evaluating Triage in International Justice during COVID-19 – Complying with the Rule of Law?
    • Joelle Grogan, The Limited Role of the European Union in the Management and Governance of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Regular Issue
    • Jérémy Boulanger-Bonnelly & Louise Otis, In Search of Coherence: Burden and Standard of Proof in International Administrative Law
    • Philip Burton, Ordering Institutions: The Judicial Function of the Permanent Court of International Justice in Relation to Interwar Organizations

New Volume: European Investment Law and Arbitration Review

The latest volume of the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review (Vol. 6, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Nikos Lavranos & Ahmed Mazlom, The Investment Treaty Implications of Covid-19 Responses by States
  • Ronan O’Reilly, EU- China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment – A Rebalancing of Investment Relations
  • Lawrence Northmore-Ball, Jennifer Harvey, & Amber Courtier, Micula v Romania – A Saga of Lasting Significance
  • Ondřej Svoboda, UNCITRAL Working Group III and Multilateral Investment Court – Troubled Waters for EU Normative Power
  • Samuel Pape & Alice Zhou, Investment Protection Under the EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Limited but Predictable?
  • Marek Anderle & Andrej Leontiev, Here Comes Doomsday … Or Does It? – Implications of Achmea on Intra-EU Investment Arbitration in Light of Recent Case Law
  • Lucian Ilie, Revisiting the Concept of Legitimate Expectations in Renewable Energy Treaty Cases
  • Patrick Dumberry, Why Are Wrongful Acts Committed by Rebels during a Civil War Attributable to the State When They Are Successful? – A Critical Analysis of Theory and Practice
  • Yash Shiralkar, Article 26(7) of the Energy Charter Treaty – An Analysis into Its Inadequacies and a Proposal for Potential Remedies (Winner of the Essay Competition 2021)
  • Anina Liebkind, Fredrik Norburg, & Ossian Dittmer Hvarfner, The ECT, Achmea and Intra-EU Arbitration – Swedish Court Requests Preliminary Ruling from the CJEU
  • Auriane Negret, Opinion of Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe in Anie and Others v. Italy – End of the Road for intra-EU ECT Arbitration?
  • Philipp Stompfe, The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main Is the First European Court to Declare the Achmea Case a Landmark Decision with Significance for All Intra-EU BITS
  • Julien Chaisse & Arjun Solanki, Raiffeisen Bank International AG V Croatia, ICSID Case No arb/17/34
  • Malcolm Robach & Velislava Hristova, The Renewed Role of States in Investment Arbitration – Report of the 6th EFILA Annual Conference 2021
  • Tim Maxian Rusche, How to Enforce the Achmea Judgment – Tools for EU Member States before, during and after Investment Arbitration Proceedings Brought by an Investor from Another EU Member State
  • Giammarco Rao & Caroline Croft, States’ and Investors’ Views on ISDS Reforms – Closer than One Would Expect

New Issue: Homa Publica: Revista Internacional de Direitos Humanos e Empresas

The latest issue of the Homa Publica: Revista Internacional de Direitos Humanos e Empresas (Vol. 5, no. 2, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Dossier - Re-pensando la relación de los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas y las empresas en el siglo XXI
    • Julián Tole Martínez, Martín Posada Martinéz, & Paula Lancheros Sánchez, Indigenizando la Consulta Previa: Re-pensando la Protección de los Pueblos Indígenas
    • Danielle Anne Pamplona, Fernanda Oromi Lopes, 7 Gabriel De Oliveira Bittencourt, La minería del oro y los pueblos tribales: un estudio a la luz de los entendimientos de la Corte Interamericana y el ejemplo brasileño
    • Patricio Trujillo & Roberto Narváez Collaguazo, Conflicto minero, derechos humanos y la defensa del territorio Shuar
    • Ángel Carmelo Prince Torres, El Arco Minero del Orinoco: espacio para la vulneración de los pueblos indígenas venezolanos
    • Marta Maria Saade Grannados, Manuel Bernado Pinilla Zuleta, & Claudia Cano Correa, Pueblos Indígenas y Empresas: algunas tensiones y paradojas entre Economía y Cultura en Colombia
  • Artículos regulares
    • Rita Angélica Zárate Madrid, Teoría Crítica como herramienta descolonizante de derechos humanos en América Latina
    • Maria Clara Araújo de Almeida, Thiago Oliveira Moreira, El futuro Tratado Internacional sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos y sus potenciales impactos en el sistema jurídico brasileño
  • Cuadernos de Investigación - Homa
    • Análisis del Segundo Borrador Revisado del instrumento jurídicamente vinculante sobre las empresas transnacionales y otras empresas en materia de derechos humanos
    • La participación de personas afectadas en procesos de reparación de violación de Derechos Humanos por empresas

New Issue: Nordic Journal of Human Rights

The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 39, no. 2, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: New Frontiers In Children’s Rights – Between Protection And Empowerment
    • Gamze Erdem Türkelli, Wouter Vandenhole & Jan Wouters, Introducing New Frontiers in Children’s Rights: From Protection to Empowerment
    • Nick Munn, The Trap of Incrementalism in Recognising Children’s Right to Vote
    • Eva Lievens, Growing Up with Digital Technologies: How the Precautionary Principle Might Contribute to Addressing Potential Serious Harm to Children’s Rights
    • Francesca Romana Ammaturo & Maria Federica Moscati, Children’s Rights and Gender Identity: A New Frontier of Children’s Protagonism?
    • Manfred Liebel, Economic and Labour Rights: A Blind Spot in the Discourse on Children’s Rights
    • Bridget Lewis, Children’s Human Rights-based Climate Litigation at the Frontiers of Environmental and Children’s Rights

New Issue: International Journal of Human Rights

The latest issue of the International Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 26, no. 1, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Oana-Cosmina Mihalache, Norms of protection in IR: humanitarian wars and the ironic creation of pre-Westphalian states
  • Luke D. Graham, The right to clothing and personal protective equipment in the context of COVID-19
  • Camilo Tamayo Gomez, Social solidarity as a dimension of transitional justice: the case of Cartography and Identification of Mass Graves in post-conflict Colombia
  • Renee Nicole Souris, What is so wrong with using child soldiers?
  • Isobel Renzulli, Prison abolition: international human rights law perspectives
  • Riccardo Vecellio Segate, The first binding treaty on business and human rights: a deconstruction of the EU’s negotiating experience along the lines of institutional incoherence and legal theories
  • Daniel Pascoe & Sangmin Bae, Co-sponsorship, note verbale, and association behaviour at the UNGA: an analysis of the death penalty moratorium resolutions

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Ziegler: Johann Caspar Bluntschli, Das moderne Völkerrecht der civilisirten Staten (1868)

Andreas R. Ziegler (Université de Lausanne - Law) has published Johann Caspar Bluntschli, Das moderne Völkerrecht der civilisirten Staten (1868) (in Geschichte des politischen Denkens III – Das 19. Jahrhundert, Manfred Brocker ed., 2021). Here's the abstract:
Johann Caspar Bluntschli (1808-1881) veröffentlichte 1868 ein Buch, das allgemein als erster (deutschsprachiger) Kodifikationsversuch des Völkerrechts gilt: Das moderne Völkerrecht der civilisirten Staten als Rechtsbuch dargestellt. Diese Publikation und die zahlreichen Übersetzungen etablierten ihn als einen der führenden Völkerrechtler (Akademiker und Gutachter) seiner Zeit, was durch seinen Einfluss auf das berühmte Alabama-Schiedsurteil (1870) und seine prägende Rolle als Gründungsmitglied des Institut de Droit international in Gent und der International Law Association in Brüssel (beide 1873) bestätigt wurde. Insbesondere bei den Friedenskonferenzen im Haag von 1899 und 1907 war der Einfluss seines Werkes auf die Verhandlungen und die Kodifikationsergebnisse bedeutend. In den USA erreichte es (und sein Gedankengut allgemein) durch die enge Zusammenarbeit mit Francis Lieber eine starke Verbreitung in Praxis und Lehre, was unter anderem auch den späteren Präsidenten Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) beeinflussen sollte.

Krusche: Die chinesischen Gebietsansprüche im Südchinesischen Meer

Jan Krusche
has published Die chinesischen Gebietsansprüche im Südchinesischen Meer (Duncker & Humblot 2021). Here's the abstract:
Der Territorialkonflikt im Südchinesischen Meer ist gegenwärtig eine der größten Bedrohungen für den Frieden. China beansprucht hier ein 1,94 Mio. km² großes Gebiet, etwa 70% der gesamten Meeresfläche. Dieser Anspruch kollidiert mit den Positionen nahezu aller Anrainer, die jedoch auch untereinander zerstritten sind. Die VRCh definiert ihren Anspruch vage durch eine grobe Linie und beansprucht die Meeresfläche und Inseln in diesem Gebiet als chinesisches Territorium. Im Jahr 2016 entschied der Ständige Schiedshof, dass China in Teilen des Seegebiets keine Hoheitsrechte ausüben dürfe, ohne dabei jedoch über Territorialfragen entscheiden zu können. China verweigerte die Mitwirkung am Verfahren.

Hollis & van Benthem: Threatening Force in Cyberspace

Duncan B. Hollis (Temple Univ. - Law) & Tsvetelina J van Benthem have posted Threatening Force in Cyberspace (in Big Data and Armed Conflict: Legal Issues Above and Below the Armed Conflict Threshold, Laura Dickinson & Edward Berg eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:

Threats have long been endemic in inter-State relations with diverse goals, communicative values and means of signaling. Yet, international law explicitly focuses on just one type of threat – threats of force. Under the jus ad bellum, States must refrain from threats of force in their international relations. As we explain, this prohibition has received limited attention from States unlike its companion – the prohibition on uses of force. Yet, existing doctrine establishes that States can violate it by threatening force implicitly as well as explicitly, with the legal threshold measured via an objective methodology. This chapter aims to update and extend the international legal prohibition on threats of force to cyberspace. The idiosyncrasies of information and communications technologies provide fertile ground for cyber-specific threatening behavior. The ubiquity of unauthorized access means that a compromise for one purpose – e.g., espionage – could, under the right circumstances, simultaneously (and implicitly) threaten a future use of force. Our chapter aims to offers an initial analytical frame for identifying when this may (or may not) be a credible possibility. In particular, we highlight the potential of “Big Data” to change the nature of cyber threats of force as well as its capacity to improve States’ ability to identify them. We argue that advancements in digital technologies are likely to put the viability and sufficiency of existing legal standards and methodologies to the test.

Our chapter concludes with a call for States to recognize and accommodate the prohibition on threats of force in all their cyber operations. Applying this prohibition to cyberspace may offer a new and meaningful way to enhance the stability and security of international relations in cyberspace. At the same time, a greater appreciation of Big Data’s potential may itself evolve States’ general understanding of the jus ad bellum in this digital age.

Cima & Mbengue: A Multifaceted Approach to Trade Liberalisation and Investment Protection in the Energy Sector

Elena Cima
(Univ. of Geneva - Law) & Makane Moïse Mbengue (Univ. of Geneva - Law) have published A Multifaceted Approach to Trade Liberalisation and Investment Protection in the Energy Sector (Brill | Nijhoff 2021). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
In A Multifaceted Approach to Trade Liberalisation and Investment Protection in the Energy Sector, Elena Cima and Makane Moïse Mbengue bring together leading academics and practitioners to discuss the most significant challenges faced by trade liberalization and investment protection in the energy sector. At the same time, they address the environmental and human rights issues that often underlie these challenges, in a skillful attempt to bridge the gap between these different perspectives and ultimately pave the way to a multi-faceted and comprehensive approach to the subject matter.

Zou & Telesetsky: Marine Scientific Research, New Marine Technologies and the Law of the Sea

Keyuan Zou
(Dalian Maritime Univ.) & Anastasia Telesetsky (California State Polytechnic Univ. San Luis Obispo) have published Marine Scientific Research, New Marine Technologies and the Law of the Sea (Brill | Nijhoff 2021). The table of contents is here.

White: The Laws of Yesterday’s Wars: From Indigenous Australians to the American Civil War

Samuel C. Duckett White
(Australian Army Legal Corps) has published The Laws of Yesterday’s Wars: From Indigenous Australians to the American Civil War (Brill | Nijhoff 2022). Here's the abstract:
This book offers a culture-by-culture account of various unique restrictions placed on warfare over time, in a bid to demonstrate the underlying humanity often accompanying the horrors of war. It offers the first systematic exploration of Indigenous Australian laws of war, relaying decades of experience in communities. Containing essays by a range of laws of war academics and practitioners, this volume is a starting point in a new debate on the question: how international is international humanitarian law?

Plamenac: Unravelling Unlawful Confinement in Contemporary Armed Conflicts: Belligerents’ Detention Practices in Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine

Jelena Plamenac
has published Unravelling Unlawful Confinement in Contemporary Armed Conflicts: Belligerents’ Detention Practices in Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine (Brill | Nijhoff 2022). Here's the abstract:
This book explores how States and armed groups deprive us of liberty in armed conflict. Intriguing insights into original field records of internal laws and first-hand testimonies by fighters and humanitarians reveal hidden patterns of belligerents’ controversial behaviours in relation to three complex aspects of security detention in non-international armed conflict that remain unsettled in international law – permissible grounds, procedural guarantees, and transfer standards. As you flip through the pages of this fascinating book, you will gain a new understanding of where the boundary of unlawful confinement lies between local and international law and why we need a new international legal framework to protect us from arbitrariness in the warring parties’ decision to detain.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

New Issue: International Criminal Law Review

The latest issue of the International Criminal Law Review (Vol. 22, nos. 1-2, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Visualities and Aesthetics of Prosecuting Aged Defendants
    • Mark Drumbl & Caroline Fournet, The Visualities and Aesthetics of Prosecuting Aged Defendants
    • Shannon Fyfe, Negative Aesthetic Experiences of Prosecuting the Barely Alive
    • Konstantinos P. Tsinas, Prosecuting Asymmetrically: On Some ‘Preconditions’ of Criminal Liability of Aged Defendants for Atrocities
    • Kirsten J. Fisher, The Expressive Value of Prosecuting Aged Defendants: A Rebuke of Ageism
    • James Burnham Sedgwick, An Age-Old Question: Optical (A)llusions, (In)Decency, and (In)Justice in the Trial of Japanese War Criminals
    • Lior Zylberman & Adriana Taboada, The Age-Impunity Rhetoric in Trials for Crimes Committed during the Argentinian Genocide (1975–1983)
    • Caroline Davidson, Of Old Men, Country Clubs, and Atrocities: The Visualities and Externalities of Detaining Elderly Human Rights Violators in Chile
    • Aman Kumar, Trial as a Tool of Colonialism: The 1858 Trial of Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar
    • Iva Vukušić, Later Rather Than Sooner: Time and Its Effects on the Karadžić and Mladić Trials
    • Hikmet Karcic, ‘The Court is Accommodating our Murderers’: Prosecuting Aged Defendants in Domestic Courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Moritz Vormbaum, The ‘Unusual’ Trial of Former Concentration Camp Guard Bruno Dey
    • Samuel Matsiko, Optics, Aged Witnesses and Aged Defendants: Habré at the Extraordinary African Chambers
    • Stéphanie Benzaquen-Gautier, ‘Crush! Crush! Crush!’: Towards a Finished Story of Pol Pot’s Trial and Death?
    • Hadar Aviram, A Table Before Me in the Presence of My Enemies: Susan Atkins and the Embodiment of Aging and Frailty on Parole
    • Renske Vos & Sofia Stolk, Courtroom 600: The (Virtual) Reality of Being There
    • Barbora Holá & Thijs Bouwknegt, ‘Jáchymov’s Hell’: Trekking in the Memoryscape of Czechoslovakia’s Communist Forced Labour Camps

New Volume: Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law

The latest volume of the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (Vol. 24, 2020) is out. Contents include:
  • Lorenzo Gasbarri, The Notion of Institutional Practice in United Nations Law
  • Michael A. Greenop, The United Nations International Law Commission’s Draft Articles on Transboundary Aquifers: Making the Invisible Visible?
  • Rishi Gulati, Acquired Rights in International Administrative Law
  • Hitoshi Nasu, The End of the United Nations? The Demise of Collective Security and Its Implications for International Law
  • Marianthi Pappa, UNSCR 1325 and Maritime Security: Advancing Women’s Empowerment at Sea
  • Hinako Takata, NHRIs as Autonomous Human Rights Treaty Actors: Normative Analysis of the Increasing Roles of nhri s in UN Human Rights Treaties
  • Jure Vidmar, UN Membership and the State Requirement: Does ‘State’ Always Imply ‘Statehood’?
  • Elisabeth Hoffberger-Pippan, Autonomous Weapon Systems and Human Control: Politically Desired or also Legally Required?
  • Anna Yasmina Kane, The Relationship between Institutional Design and the Efficiency of a Jurisdiction: Focus on the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States
  • Yousuf Syed Khan & Charles Majinge, Advancing the Rule of Law and Human Rights Protection through United Nations Mandated Mechanisms: The Cases of the Syrian Arab Republic and the State of Libya
  • Francesco Seatzu, The Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism for Grave Violations of Children’s Rights: Promoting the Protection of Children’s Rights in Armed Conflicts through Adjudication?
  • Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh, Pandemics, Planetary Health and Human Rights: Rethinking the Duty to Cooperate in the Face of Compound Global Crises

New Issue: International Studies Quarterly

The latest issue of the International Studies Quarterly (Vol. 65, no. 4, December 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Bryce W Reeder & Marc S Polizzi, Transforming Zones of Exclusion to Zones of Inclusion? Local-Level UN Peacekeeping Deployments and Educational Attainment
  • Zorzeta Bakaki & Tobias Böhmelt, Can UN Peacekeeping Promote Environmental Quality?
  • James Pattison, The International Responsibility to Protect in a Post-Liberal Order
  • Colin Krainin & Robert Schub, Alliance Dynamics in the Shadow of Shifting Power
  • Stefano Recchia & Jonathan Chu, Validating Threat: IO Approval and Public Support for Joining Military Counterterrorism Coalitions
  • Joshua Alley, Alliance Participation, Treaty Depth, and Military Spending
  • Oliver Jütersonke, Kazushige Kobayashi, Keith Krause, & Xinyu Yuan, Norm Contestation and Normative Transformation in Global Peacebuilding Order(s): The Cases of China, Japan, and Russia
  • Jonathan A Chu, Liberal Ideology and Foreign Opinion on China
  • Karl Gustafsson & Todd H Hall, The Politics of Emotions in International Relations: Who Gets to Feel What, Whose Emotions Matter, and the “History Problem” in Sino-Japanese Relations
  • Chuyu Liu, Money Talks: Cross-ethnic Patronage and Ethnic Conflict in China
  • Jamie J Gruffydd-Jones, International Attention and the Treatment of Political Prisoners
  • Ronald R Krebs, Robert Ralston, & Aaron Rapport, Why They Fight: How Perceived Motivations for Military Service Shape Support for the Use of Force
  • Julian Wucherpfennig, Executive Power Sharing in the Face of Civil War
  • John J Chin, David B Carter, & Joseph G Wright, The Varieties of Coups D’état: Introducing the Colpus Dataset
  • Holger Albrecht, Kevin Koehler, & Austin Schutz, Coup Agency and Prospects for Democracy
  • Christopher Clary, Sameer Lalwani, & Niloufer Siddiqui, Public Opinion and Crisis Behavior in a Nuclearized South Asia
  • Allard Duursma & Henning Tamm, Mutual Interventions in Africa
  • Beste İşleyen, Technology and Territorial Change in Conflict Settings: Migration Control in the Aegean Sea
  • Helen V Milner, Is Global Capitalism Compatible with Democracy? Inequality, Insecurity, and Interdependence
  • Chelsea L Estancona, Rebel Primary Commodity Markets, Price Shocks, and Supplier Victimization
  • Alexander Slaski, Policy Signaling and Foreign Electoral Uncertainty: Implications for Currency Markets
  • Miguel Alberto Gomez & Christopher Whyte, Breaking the Myth of Cyber Doom: Securitization and Normalization of Novel Threats
  • Nadiya Kostyuk, Deterrence in the Cyber Realm: Public versus Private Cyber Capacity
  • Changyong Choi & Sang Hoon Jee, Differential Effects of Information and Communication Technology on (De-) Democratization of Authoritarian Regimes
  • David Romney, Amaney A Jamal, Robert O Keohane, & Dustin Tingley, The Enemy of My Enemy Is Not My Friend: Arabic Twitter Sentiment toward ISIS and the United States

Galvão Teles & Almeida Ribeiro: Case-Law and the Development of International Law: Contributions by International Courts and Tribunals

Patrícia Galvão Teles & Manuel Almeida Ribeiro have published Case-Law and the Development of International Law: Contributions by International Courts and Tribunals (Brill | Nijhoff 2021). The table of contents is here.

New Issue: Journal of International Dispute Settlement

The latest issue of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (Vol. 12, no. 4, December 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • João Ilhão Moreira & Riccardo Vecellio Segate, The ‘It’ Arbitrator: Why Do Corporations Not Act as Arbitrators?
    • Maxime Chevalier, From Smart Contract Litigation to Blockchain Arbitration, a New Decentralized Approach Leading Towards the Blockchain Arbitral Order
    • Tamar Meshel, Procedural Cross-Fertilization in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration: A Functional Approach
    • David Collins, Standing the Test of Time: The Level Playing Field and Rebalancing Mechanism in the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA)
  • Current Developments
    • Yayezi Hao & Ignacio de la Rasilla, China and International Adjudication—Picking Up Steam?
    • Attila M Tanzi & Paul Eric Mason, The Potential of the Singapore Convention on Mediation for Art and Cultural Property Disputes
    • Velislava Hristova & Andrés Eduardo Alvarado Garzón, International Arbitration and Cross-Border Insolvency—Friends or Foes? Revisiting the Role of Arbitration in Resolving Cross-border Insolvency-Related Disputes
    • Bjørn Kunoy, An Equivocal or Unequivocal Bar for Determining Consent to Jurisdiction

Conference: 37th Biennial Conference of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationales Recht

The 37th Biennial Conference of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationales Recht will take place as a hybrid event on March 9-11, 2022, in Heidelberg. The theme is: "Abkehr vom Multilateralismus – Internationales Recht in Gefahr?" Program and registration are here.

New Issue: Journal of International Economic Law

The latest issue of the Journal of International Economic Law (Vol. 24, no. 4, December 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Kevin Kolben, Compensation and its Limits: Can Trade’s Losers be Made Whole?
  • Jae Woon Lee, Government Bailouts of Airlines in the COVID-19 Crisis: Improving Transparency in International Air Transport
  • Kristiyan Stoyanov, Three Decades of the Nakajima Doctrine in EU Law: Where Are We Now?
  • Camila Villard Duran, The (In)visible Woman at the International Monetary Fund: Engendering National Economic Rule-making
  • Agata Ferreira, The Curious Case of Stablecoins—Balancing Risks and Rewards?
  • Rachel D Thrasher, Sarah Sklar, & Kevin P Gallagher, Policy Space for Capital Flow Management: An Empirical Investigation

Lythgoe: Distinct Persons; Distinct Territories: Rethinking the Spaces of International Organizations

Gail Lythgoe (Univ. of Manchester - Law) has posted Distinct Persons; Distinct Territories: Rethinking the Spaces of International Organizations. Here's the abstract:
There are implicit spatial assumptions that inform the law of international organisations, including the very concept of an international organization. In this paper, I argue that the reproduction of a physicalized and stato-centric notion of territory informs the idea that international organizations are functional entities without territories because ‘territory’ – as it has been long been conceptualised – has already been apportioned among states. While other disciplines of social science and humanities underwent major epistemic change in their conceptualization of space, international law retained reified assumptions of its spaces, especially in the case of territory. As a result, international lawyers have long assumed only states can be territorial actors. Yet through a reconceptualisation of territory, inspired by thinkers such as Lefebvre, we might instead think of the spaces of international organisations as their territories, constituted through their social practices exercising control. Moreover, this territory is constituted as distinct from the territories of its member states and is not simply the aggregate of member states’ territories.

Call for Papers: Exploring Various Legal Methods for Sustainable Development: Theoretical and Practical Contributions from Asia

The Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for its the 13th Annual Conference, to be held July 9, 2022, at Yokohama National University. The theme is: "Exploring Various Legal Methods for Sustainable Development: Theoretical and Practical Contributions from Asia." The call is here.

Cheng: A New Global Economic Order: New Challenges to International Trade Law

Chia-Jui Cheng
has published A New Global Economic Order: New Challenges to International Trade Law (Brill | Nijhoff 2021). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
A New Global Economic Order: New Challenges to International Trade Law examines the dislocating effects of the policies implemented by the Trump Administration on the global economic order. Leading scholars and practitioners of international economic law come together to defend multilateralism against unilateralism and populism. Further, the book analyzes the current US Administration’s new national recovery blueprint on how to draw a line of demarcation from previous policies. Edited by Chia-Jui Cheng, the collection offers a compelling new strategy for defending a multilateral international economic order which preserves the public good, international peace and prosperity, and shapes a new global economic order, leading to "a new community of the common destiny of mankind".

Monday, December 20, 2021

New Issue: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions

The latest issue of Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions (Vol. 27, no. 4, October-December 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • David Kaye,The Spyware State and the Prospects for Accountability
  • Grace Mueller, Paul F. Diehl, & Daniel Druckman, Juggling Several Balls at Once: Multiple Missions in MONUC
  • Lami Kim, Dynamics of Normative Change for International Nuclear Export Controls
  • Christina Garsten & Adrienne Sörbom, Discretionary Governance: Selection, Secrecy, and Status within the World Economic Forum
  • Ferit Murat Ozkaleli & Ali Gunes, Allied but Deviating NATO in the Multipolar World: Exploring Time Profiles of Western Alliance Cohesion Using Ideal Point Estimations
  • Laura Zamudio González, Indirect Governance of Transnational Crises: The PAHO and WHO Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Latin America

Fremuth, Griebel, & Heinsch: Natural Resources and International Law – Developments and Challenges: A Liber Amicorum in Honour of Stephan Hobe

Michael Lysander Fremuth
, Jörn Griebel, & Robert Heinsch have published Natural Resources and International Law – Developments and Challenges: A Liber Amicorum in Honour of Stephan Hobe (Hart Publishing/Nomos 2021). Here's the abstract:
International law is increasingly applied in the field of natural resources. This reflects the current and challenging problem of mankind, namely how should increasingly rare natural resources or commodities be explored and exploited. This collection draws on the experts in the field to explore questions such as mining and human rights; national resources and investment law; and authority over natural resources. Though asking probing questions from different sectors, each contribution keeps the big picture and the underlying conditions in mind to answer the collection's research questions with one voice.

New Issue: International Studies Review

The latest issue of International Studies Review (Vol. 23, no. 4, December 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Analytical Essays
    • Harald Edinger, Theory of Irrational Politics: Classical Realist Lessons on Foreign Policy Analysis
    • Beverley Loke, The United States, China, and the Politics of Hegemonic Ordering in East Asia
    • Julia Fleischer & Nina Reiners, Connecting International Relations and Public Administration: Toward A Joint Research Agenda for the Study of International Bureaucracy
    • Mariano E Bertucci, Habits and Policy: The Social Construction of Foreign Policymaking Processes
    • Felix Anderl, Priska Daphi, & Nicole Deitelhoff, Keeping Your Enemies Close? The Variety of Social Movements’ Reactions to International Organizations’ Opening Up
    • Deepak Nair, “Hanging Out” while Studying “Up”: Doing Ethnographic Fieldwork in International Relations
    • Adi Schwartz & Eytan Gilboa, False Readiness: Expanding the Concept of Readiness in Conflict Resolution Theory
    • Cecilia Jacob, Regulatory Contestation: Steering toward Consistency in International Norm Implementation
    • Tanja Marie Hansen, Fifty Shades of Terrorist Credit-Taking: A Review of the Existing Scholarship on Terrorist Credit-Taking
    • Xiaoting Li, Saving National IR from Exceptionalism: The Dialogic Spirit and Self-Reflection in Chinese IR Theory
    • Leslie E Wehner & Cameron G Thies, Leader Influence in Role Selection Choices: Fulfilling Role Theory's Potential for Foreign Policy Analysis
    • Konstantinos Travlos, Insulating Peace: Managerial Coordination in Durable Security Complexes
    • Paul Beaumont & Ann E Towns, The Rankings Game: A Relational Approach to Country Performance Indicators
    • Ezgi Irgil, Anne-Kathrin Kreft, Myunghee Lee, Charmaine N Willis, & Kelebogile Zvobgo, Field Research: A Graduate Student's Guide
    • Silvia D'Amato, Patchwork of Counterterrorism: Analyzing European Types of Cooperation in Sahel
    • Mariya Y Omelicheva & Lawrence P Markowitz, Rethinking Intersections of Crime and Terrorism: Insights from Political Economies of Violence
    • Marc-Olivier Cantin, Pathways to Violence in Civil Wars: Combatant Socialization and the Drivers of Participation in Civilian Targeting
    • Elsa Hedling & Niklas Bremberg, Practice Approaches to the Digital Transformations of Diplomacy: Toward a New Research Agenda
    • Nitasha Kaul, The Misogyny of Authoritarians in Contemporary Democracies
    • Özgür Özdamar & Evgeniia Shahin, Consequences of Economic Sanctions: The State of the Art and Paths Forward
    • Amir Lupovici, The Dog That Did Not Bark, the Dog That Did Bark, and the Dog That Should Have Barked: A Methodology for Cyber Deterrence Research
    • Monalisa Adhikari, Peacebuilding with “Chinese Characteristics”? Insights from China's Engagement in Myanmar's Peace Process
    • Kathryn M Fisher & Christopher McIntosh, Failing Is Not an Option, It Is the Only Option: Critical Politics as a Time of Contradiction and Failure
    • Dillon Stone Tatum, Toward a Radical IR: Transformation, Praxis, and Critique in a (Neo)Liberal World Order
    • Roberta N Haar & Jonathan J Pierce, Foreign Policy Change from an Advocacy Coalition Framework Perspective
    • Jessica F Green & Jennifer Hadden, How Did Environmental Governance Become Complex? Understanding Mutualism Between Environmental NGOs and International Organizations
    • Hai Yang, Contesting Legitimacy of Global Governance Institutions: The Case of the World Health Organization During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    • Abbas Farasoo, Rethinking Proxy War Theory in IR: A Critical Analysis of Principal–Agent Theory
    • Tobias Lenz, Diffusion and Decentralized Bargaining in International Organizations: Evidence from Mercosur's Dispute Settlement Mechanism
    • Dahlia Simangan, Ayyoob Sharifi, & Shinji Kaneko, Positive Peace Pillars and Sustainability Dimensions: An Analytical Framework
  • Forum
    • Simon Frankel Pratt, Sebastian Schmidt, Deborah Avant, Molly Cochran, Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Henry Farrell, Jack Knight, & Gunther Hellmann, Pragmatism in IR: The Prospects for Substantive Theorizing
    • Monika Heupel, Mathias Koenig-Archibugi, Christian Kreuder-Sonnen, Markus Patberg, Astrid Séville, Jens Steffek, & Jonathan White, Emergency Politics After Globalization
    • Maria Koinova, Maryam Zarnegar Deloffre, Frank Gadinger, Zeynep Sahin Mencutek, Jan Aart Scholte, & Jens Steffek, It's Ordered Chaos: What Really Makes Polycentrism Work
    • T D Harper-Shipman, K Melchor Quick Hall, Gavriel Cutipa-Zorn, & Mamyrah A Dougé-Prosper, FORUM: Stripping Away the Body: Prospects for Reimagining Race in IR
    • Niklas Karlén, Vladimir Rauta, Idean Salehyan, Andrew Mumford, Belgin San-Akca, Alexandra Stark, Michel Wyss, Assaf Moghadam, Allard Duursma, Henning Tamm, Erin K Jenne, Milos Popovic, David S Siroky, Vanessa Meier, Alexandra Chinchilla, Kit Rickard, & Giuseppe Spatafora, Forum: Conflict Delegation in Civil Wars

Call for Papers: The Institutionalization of Climate Security

The ESIL Interest Group on International Organizations has issued a call for papers from early career scholars for an interest group workshop to take place as part of the ESIL Research Forum in Glasgow, on March 30, 2022. The theme is: "The Institutionalization of Climate Security." The call is here.

New Issue: Transnational Legal Theory

The latest issue of Transnational Legal Theory (Vol. 12, no. 3, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Matthew C. Canfield, Julia Dehm & Marisa Fassi, Translocal legalities: local encounters with transnational law
  • Mariana Prandini Assis, Strategic litigation in Brazil: exploring the translocalisation of a legal practice
  • Phillip Paiement, Transnational auditors, local workplaces and the law
  • Emma Nyhan, Translating global indigeneity into the Bedouin vernacular
  • Giulia Fabini, Illegalised and undeportable migrants as translocal legal subjectivities