Tuesday, November 29, 2022

New Issue: Virginia Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Virginia Journal of International Law (Vol. 63, no. 1, Fall 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Tamar Meshel, The Harmon Doctrine is Dead, Long Live the Harmon Doctrine!
  • Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, Prohibiting Slavery & The Slave Trade

Monday, November 28, 2022

Call for Papers: Society of International Economic Law Eighth Biennial Conference

The Society of International Economic Law has issued a call for papers for its eighth biennial conference, which will take place in Bogotá on July 12-14, 2023, in collaboration with Universidad Externado de Colombia and Universidad del Rosario Colombia. The theme is: "International Economic Law in Times of Geo-Political Confrontation and Geo-Economic Fragmentation." The call is here. The deadline is January 15, 2023.

Ventura & Heffes: ‘Genocide’ Against Political Groups in Latin America in light of the Travaux Préparatoires of the Genocide Convention (1948): The Case of Argentina

Manuel J. Ventura & Ezequiel Heffes have posted ‘Genocide’ Against Political Groups in Latin America in light of the Travaux Préparatoires of the Genocide Convention (1948): The Case of Argentina (in Göttingen Handbook for Latin American Law, Kai Ambos & José Martinez eds, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This chapter examines the genocide findings made by some Argentinian courts as a result of the widespread and severe human rights violations that occurred during the military dictatorship of 1976-1983. Based predominantly on a narrow selection of the travaux préparatoires and other documents predating the Genocide Convention (1948), as well as a decision from Spain’s Audiencia Nacional, Argentinian judges have held that the physical destruction of ‘political groups’ as such or effectively as a part of a national group falls within the definition of genocide as included in said Convention. This chapter reviews the travaux préparatoires of the Genocide Convention (1948) relevant to the protected groups and shows that the drafters did not envisage genocide against political groups directly or indirectly as part of a national group. Accordingly, these Argentinian cases do not withstand close academic scrutiny.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Call for Submissions: Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law

The Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law, a publication of the Institute of International Legal Studies - University of the Philippines Law Center and the International Committee of the Red Cross, is now accepting submissions for its 2023 Edition. The call is here. The deadline is on January 31, 2023.

Jalloh: The ICC Reform Process and the Failure to Address the African State Concerns on the Sequencing of Peace with Criminal Justice Under Article 53 of the Rome Statute

Charles C. Jalloh (Florida International Univ. - Law) has posted The ICC Reform Process and the Failure to Address the African State Concerns on the Sequencing of Peace with Criminal Justice Under Article 53 of the Rome Statute (N.Y.U. Journal of International Law & Politics, Vol. 54, no. 3, p. 809, Spring 2022). Here's the abstract:
The relationship of African States with the permanent International Criminal Court (ICC) is critical to the continued success of the ICC and the development of international criminal law. One of the main criticisms of the ICC, by some African States, has centered on the question of how best to sequence peace with justice, or justice with peace, in situations of ongoing conflict such as in Uganda and Sudan. This paper examines the history of the peace-justice clash on the African continent in the context of the 2019 Assembly of States Parties mandated process of ICC reform, taking into account the ICC Office of the Prosecutor’s (OTP) policy paper on the interests of justice. Regrettably, despite the longstanding African State Party concern about the peace-justice interface, the September 2020 ICC independent expert report produced for the Assembly of States Parties missed the opportunity to expressly address this important issue. The author submits that, while the OTP appears to have embraced a more nuanced view of the interests of retributive justice and how they relate to the interests of sustainable peace, it maybe timely for the formal ICC review process to consider how to bring further clarity to resolution of this issue in the context of the ongoing ICC reform discussions. Formally giving the OTP some guidance on how to balance the interests of justice considerations after it begins a formal investigation into a situation should help limit some of the criticisms directed towards the ICC as it engages in the challenging task of dispensing justice for victims of atrocity crimes in Africa and other parts of the world.

Call for Input: Reports on “The impact of unilateral coercive measures on the right to health” and “Secondary sanctions, over-compliance and human rights”

The Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights has issued a call for input to reports on “The impact of unilateral coercive measures on the right to health,” for the 54th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (September 2023), and “Secondary sanctions, over-compliance and human rights,” for the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly (October 2023). The call is here.

Soave: The Everyday Makers of International Law: From Great Halls to Back Rooms

Tommaso Soave
(Central European Univ. - Law) has published The Everyday Makers of International Law: From Great Halls to Back Rooms (Cambridge Univ. Press 2022). Here's the abstract:
This book offers a unique insight into the inner workings of international courts and tribunals. Combining the rigour of the essay and the creativity of the novel, Tommaso Soave narrates the invisible practices and interactions that make up the dispute settlement process, from the filing of the initial complaint to the issuance of the final decision. At each step, the book unravels the myriad activities of the legal experts running the international judiciary – judges, arbitrators, agents, counsel, advisors, bureaucrats, and specialized academics – and reveals their pervasive power in the process. The cooperation and competition among these inner circles of professionals lie at the heart of international judicial decisions. By shedding light on these social dynamics, Soave takes the reader on a journey through the lives, ambitions, and preoccupations of the everyday makers of international law.

New Issue: Transnational Environmental Law

The latest issue of Transnational Environmental Law (Vol. 11, no. 3, November 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Editorial
    • Thijs Etty, Josephine van Zeben, Cinnamon Carlarne, Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli, Bruce Huber, & Anna Huggins, The Possibility of Radical Change in Transnational Environmental Law
  • Symposium: Private Rigths for Nature
    • Laura Burgers, Symposium Foreword: Private Rights of Nature
    • Björn Hoops, What If the Black Forest Owned Itself? A Constitutional Property Law Perspective on Rights of Nature
    • Alex Putzer, Tineke Lambooy, Ignace Breemer & Aafje Rietveld, The Rights of Nature as a Bridge between Land-Ownership Regimes: The Potential of Institutionalized Interplay in Post-Colonial Societies
    • Visa A.J. Kurki, Can Nature Hold Rights? It’s Not as Easy as You Think
  • Articles
    • Peter Lawrence, Justifying Representation of Future Generations and Nature: Contradictory or Mutually Supporting Values?
    • Eva Bernet Kempers, Transition rather than Revolution: The Gradual Road towards Animal Legal Personhood through the Legislature
    • Christine Parker & Lucinda Sheedy-Reinhard, Are Banks Responsible for Animal Welfare and Climate Disruption? A Critical Review of Australian Banks’ Due Diligence Policies for Agribusiness Lending
    • Yoshiko Naiki & Jaruprapa Rakpong, EU–Third Country Dialogue on IUU Fishing: The Transformation of Thailand’s Fisheries Laws
    • Wei-Chung Lin, Bringing Multilateral Environmental Agreements into Development Finance: An Analysis of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s Environmental and Social Framework

New Issue: International Journal of Refugee Law

The latest issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law (Vol. 34, no. 2, June 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Michelle Foster, Hannah Gordon, Hélène Lambert, & Jane McAdam, ‘Time’ in Refugee Status Determination in Australia and the United Kingdom: A Clear and Present Danger from Armed Conflict?
  • Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko, Reassessing the Relationship between Equality and Vulnerability in relation to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the ECtHR: The MSS Case 10 Years On
  • Yulia Ioffe, The Right to Family Reunification of Children Seeking International Protection under the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Misplaced Reliance on Travaux?
  • Valentin Feneberg, Nick Gill, Nicole I J Hoellerer, & Laura Scheinert, It’s Not What You Know, It’s How You Use It: The Application of Country of Origin Information in Judicial Refugee Status Determination Decisions – A Case Study of Germany

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Donaldson: Peace, war, law: teaching international law in contexts

Megan Donaldson (Univ. College London - Law) has published Peace, war, law: teaching international law in contexts (International Journal of Law in Context, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 393-402, December 2022). Here's the abstract:
This essay takes up the question of what it is to teach international law ‘in context’, drawing on experiences of teaching undergraduate survey courses in the US and UK, and designing a new LLM module on Histories of International Law. The essay begins with an exploration of teaching as a particular context of its own – one with constraints which might also function as foils for creativity. It then sketches some aspects of what teaching international law ‘in context(s)’ might involve, including the ways in which contexts of different kinds put in question one's theory of law, and vice versa. It turns, finally, to an examination of the promise and limits of interdisciplinarity – particularly recourse to history as a discipline – in illuminating contexts.

Maia, Moreira, & Gurgel: Direito Internacional dos Direitos Humanos e as pessoas em situação de vulnerabilidade

Catherine Maia
, Thiago Oliveira Moreira, & Yara Maria Pereira Gurgel have published Direito Internacional dos Direitos Humanos e as pessoas em situação de vulnerabilidade (Polimatia 2022). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
O livro Direito Internacional dos Direitos Humanos e as pessoas em situação de vulnerabilidade (vol. 3) aborda questões atuais relacionadas com a proteção global e geral dos direitos humanos, a proteção específica dos migrantes, a proteção regional dos direitos humanos, bem como o impacto do direito internacional dos direitos humanos no âmbito doméstico. Trata-se uma obra que conta com 21 artigos científicos, de autoria de discentes da graduação e pós-graduação em Direito da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), além de artigos, entre outros, de professores/pesquisadores do Centro Universitário do Estado do Pará (CESUPA), da Universidade Federal do Maranhão (UFMA), da Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB), da Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), da Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (MG), da Universidade Municipal de São Caetano do Sul (USCS), do Centro Universitário Antônio Eufrásio de Toledo de Presidente Prudente e da Universidade Lusófona do Porto (Portugal).

Scarfi: The Latin American politics of international law: Latin American countries’ engagements with international law and their contradictory impact on the liberal international order

Juan Pablo Scarfi (Univ. of San Andres) has published The Latin American politics of international law: Latin American countries’ engagements with international law and their contradictory impact on the liberal international order (Cambridge Review of International Affairs, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 662-679, 2022). Here's the abstract:
Recent studies on international law and liberalism have shown convincingly that both liberal internationalism and international law have played a central role in the international politics of Latin America and that Latin American countries have contributed to the consolidation of multilateralism and the Liberal International Order (LIO). Yet, the connections between the institutionalisation of international law and the rise of liberal internationalism in the region have tended to be overlooked. This article examines the genealogy of these connections, focusing on the emergence of two contending legal traditions, a solidarist liberal internationalist tradition and a pluralist and political one. The article argues that the emergence of these opposing legal traditions across the region have had a contradictory impact on the formation of the LIO, contributing to its emergence and consolidation by promoting multilateralism, and to challenging and revising some of its fundamentals when stressing a strong attachment to absolute non-intervention.

New Issue: Global Policy

The latest issue of Global Policy (Vol. 13, no. 5, November 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Research Articles
    • Richard Higgott & Simon Reich, The age of fuzzy bifurcation: Lessons from the pandemic and the Ukraine War
    • Anju Mary Paul, Jiang Haolie, & Cynthia Chen, If caring begins at home, who cares for the carers? Introducing the Global Care Policy Index
    • David Coen, Julia Kreienkamp, Alexandros Tokhi, & Tom Pegram, Making global public policy work: A survey of international organization effectiveness
    • Melanie van Driel, Frank Biermann, Rakhyun E. Kim, & Marjanneke J. Vijge, International organisations as ‘custodians’ of the sustainable development goals? Fragmentation and coordination in sustainability governance
    • Marianne Beisheim & Felicitas Fritzsche, The UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: An orchestrator, more or less?
    • Laerte Apolinário Júnior & Felipe Jukemura, A comparative analysis of the environmental and social policies of the AIIB and World Bank
    • Andreas Klasen, Roseline Wanjiru, Jenni Henderson, & Josh Phillips, Export finance and the green transition
    • Stephen P. Groff, A contemporary social contract: An exploration of enabling factors influencing climate policy intractability in developed nations
    • Friederike E. L. Otto, Petra Minnerop, Emmanuel Raju, Luke J. Harrington, Rupert F. Stuart-Smith, Emily Boyd, Rachel James, Richard Jones, & Kristian C. Lauta, Causality and the fate of climate litigation: The role of the social superstructure narrative
    • Alfredo Arahuetes García & Gonzalo Gómez Bengoechea, Back to the Future: Lessons from the 2009–2012 austerity policies for the aftermath of the COVID crisis
    • Javier Bilbao-Ubillos & Ana-Isabel Fernández-Sainz, The results of internal devaluation policy as a crisis exit strategy: The case of Spain
    • Matthew Rendall, Nuclear war as a predictable surprise
  • Policy Insights
    • Len Fisher & Anders Sandberg, A Safe Governance Space for Humanity: Necessary Conditions for the Governance of Global Catastrophic Risks
    • Aly Verjee, Ceasefire monitoring under fire: The OSCE, technology, and the 2022 war in Ukraine
    • Michael Lloyd & Chris Dixon, A future multipolar world
  • Response Articles
    • Fred H. Lawson & Matteo Legrenzi, Iran's Taliban problem revisited
    • Benoit Mayer, Attribution science and the fate of climate litigation

Conference: UNCLOS @ 40: The next 40 years

On November 30-December 1, 2022, the Hellenic Branch of the International Law Association will host a conference on "UNCLOS @ 40: The next 40 years," online and at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The program is here. Registration is here.

New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 67, no. 1, January 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Lauren Kahn & Michael C. Horowitz, Who Gets Smart? Explaining How Precision Bombs Proliferate
    • Christoph Valentin Steinert, The Impact of Domestic Surveillance on Political Imprisonment: Evidence from the German Democratic Republic
    • Theodore McLauchlin, State breakdown and Army-Splinter Rebellions
    • Deniz Aksoy, Andrew Menger, & Margit Tavits, The Effect of Curfews on Political Preferences
    • Joseph M. Cox & Rachel D. Van Nostrand, Wielding the Gavel or Balancing the Scales? Domestic Legal Systems and Post-Conflict Justice
  • Data Set Feature
    • Barış Arı, Peace Negotiations in Civil Conflicts: A New Dataset

Conference: Justice for Atrocities: Dialogues and Encounters between Latin-America and Europe

On December 6-7, 2022, Westminster Law School and the University of Jyväskylä will hold a conference on "Justice for Atrocities: Dialogues and Encounters between Latin-America and Europe" online and (in part) in person. Registration and program are here.

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. 21, no. 3, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Symposium: International Law without International Courts
    • David Bigge, Rule of Law Without International Courts
    • Philip Burton, Law, Adjudication, and the “Experiment of International Administration” (1920–1946)
    • Eleni Methymaki, Thinking Beyond International Adjudication: Inspections as Instruments of Order Production in the International System
    • Helen Jennings, In the Absence of a Tribunal, Can UN Investigative Mechanisms Ensure Justice for Victims of Rape as a Weapon of War?
  • Articles
    • Anna Ventouratou, Litigating Economic Sanctions
    • Craig Gaver, Recourse to International Courts and Tribunals in the 2017–2021 Gulf Dispute

Call for Papers: Human Rights and Investment Law for Climate Change: Trends and Prospects

The Centre for International Law and Governance of the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law has issued a call for papers for a conference on "Human Rights and Investment Law for Climate Change: Trends and Prospects," to take place March 20-21, 2023, in Copenhagen. The call is here.

Conference: The Practice of Interpretation in International Law

On December 1-2, 2022, the project "The Rules of Interpretation of Customary International Law" (TRICI-Law) and the Department of Transboundary Legal Studies of the University of Groningen will host a conference on "The Practice of Interpretation in International Law: Unity, Diversity, and Evolution" in The Hague. Program and registration are here.

New Issue: Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law

The latest issue of the Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law (Vol. 10, no. 2, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Angela Semee Kim & Seryon Lee, Retracing the Works of KJICL: A Decade’s Journey
  • Jinyul Ju, A Positive International Law Approach to the South Korea–Japan Conflicts: Breaking the Vicious Circle
  • Philomène A. Verlaan, The Interface of Science and Law: Protecting, Preserving and Conserving Biodiversity with the Law of the Sea Convention
  • Buhm-Suk Baek & Hosung Ahn, Korean Judicial Decisions: Major Decisions from the Second Half of 2021 to the First Half of 2022

New Issue: African Journal of International and Comparative Law

The latest issue of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law (Vol. 30, no. 4, November 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Dennis Ndonga & Emmanuel Laryea, Designing Preferential Rules of Origin for the AfCFTA: Addressing Pre-Existing Challenges at the Regional Level
  • Davinia Gómez-Sánchez, Deconstructing the Dominant Human Rights Grammar: An Alter-Native Narrative based on Indigenous Peoples’ World-Views
  • Newman U. Richards, Administration of Value Added Tax (Goods and Services Tax) and Fiscal Federalism in Nigeria: Lessons from Australia, Canada, the USA, India and Ethiopia
  • P. J. Badenhorst, The Distinction between Real Rights and Personal Rights in the Deeds Registration System of South Africa – Part Two: Pragmatic Distinction between Real Rights and Personal Rights
  • Hafsat Iyabo Sa’Adu & Ahmed Olatunji Isau, Prevention of Income and Profit-Shifting to Tax Haven Countries in Nigeria
  • Victor Oluwasina Ayeni, Implementation of the Decisions and Judgments of African Regional Human Rights Tribunals: Reflections on the Barriers to State Compliance and the Lessons Learnt
  • Wiseman Ubochioma, A Commentary on Shareholder Derivative Litigation under the Companies and Allied Matters Act of Nigeria 2020
  • Tamfuh Y. N. Wilson, The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights 1948: Successes and Challenges

New Issue: Archiv des Völkerrechts

The latest issue of Archiv des Völkerrechts (Vol. 60, no. 3, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Essay
    • Jerzy Kranz, Russian aggression in Ukraine: Demons in the War for “Peace” or Crime without Punishment?
  • Abhandlungen
    • Peter Hilpold, Das Neutralitätsrecht Österreichs und der Schweiz im „weiten Feld“ des internationalen Rechts. Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Vergleich
    • Ferdinand Weber & Christian Richter, Das Vorhaben eines allgemeinen Gesellschaftsjahres vor dem Verfassungs-, Völker- und Europarecht
  • Beiträge und Berichte
    • Linus Mührel, Ökozid als fünftes Kernverbrechen im Rom-Statut – Meilenstein oder Gefahr für das Völkerstrafrecht?
    • Stefan Onur Seddig, Neue Technologien gegen den Klimawandel? Aktuelle Fragen der Völkerrechtsmäßigkeit des solaren Geoengineerings

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

New Issue: International Organizations Law Review

The latest issue of the International Organizations Law Review (Vol. 19, no. 2, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Niamh Kinchin, ‘With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility’: Implied Obligations and the Responsibility to Protect
  • Lukasz Gruszczynski & Margherita Melillo, The Uneasy Coexistence of Expertise and Politics in the World Health Organization: Learning from the Experience of the Early Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Helmut Philipp Aust & Prisca Feihle, The WHO Foundation and the Law of International Organizations: Towards Better Funding for Global Health?
  • Gail C. Lythgoe, Distinct Persons; Distinct Territories: Rethinking the Spaces of International Organizations
  • Baine P. Kerr, Binding the International Maritime Organization to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
  • Nicola Bonucci, Gabrielle Marceau, André-Philippe Ouellet, & Rebecca Walker, IGOs’ Initiatives as a Response to Crises and Unforeseen Needs

Monday, November 21, 2022

Call for Submissions: Most Interesting/Important/Influential Articles/Books of 2022 (Junior Scholars)

As in 2020 and 2021, I am issuing a call for submissions directed to junior scholars only (advanced PhD students and junior academics/practitioners) asking for their views on the most "interesting, important, or influential" article or book published in 2022. I will post on this blog a selection from the submissions received. The deadline is Friday, December 9. Thanks in advance to all who participate. Some rules:
  • One submission per person
  • The submission may recommend both an article and a book, but not more than one article and not more than one book
  • The article/book must pertain to international law, though it need not have been written by a lawyer
  • The article/book must have been published in the year 2022
  • Include the article/book title and an internet link to the publication
  • The article/book may be in any language, but the submission recommending the article/book must be in English
  • Include an explanation for your choice, but not more than two paragraphs per article/book
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022, 5:00pm Eastern Time
  • Not all submissions will be posted on the ILR blog
  • By submitting, you consent to the posting of your submission on the ILR blog, subject to editing
  • Successful submissions will be posted the week of December 12, 2022
  • Include your name, current position, and current affiliation with your submission
  • Submissions should be emailed to jacob.cogan@uc.edu with the subject line: "ILR 2022 Interesting Article/Book Submission"

Christensen: Justice Sites and the Fight against Atrocity Crimes

Mikkel Jarle Christensen (Univ. of Copenhagen - Law) has posted Justice Sites and the Fight against Atrocity Crimes (Law & Social Inquiry, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This article develops a new conceptual framework designed to critically study how locality and transversal power relations structure activity and developments in the global field of international criminal justice. The framework is built around the concept of “justice sites,” defined as localities in which organized and social labor—in this case, working with international criminal justice—takes place. The potential effects of social labor performed in specific sites of justice are structured partly by their locality and the resources to which it gives access and partly by their structural position in wider transversal chains of cooperation and competition that cut across different globalized and national fields. In addition to structuring the connections between justice sites, transversal power relations link sites of justice to “practice sites” embedded in other fields in which localized, social labor is not routinely engaged with international criminal justice. Such linkages demonstrate how the framework, developed to study how locality and transversal relations shape the fight against atrocity crimes, can also be used to investigate sites engaged in and across other globalized and national fields of justice, law, governance, and security.

Maia & Harelimana: Réenchanter la justice internationale pénale : perspectives universelles et africaines

Catherine Maia
(Universidade Lusófona do Porto - Law) & Jean-Baptiste Harelimana have published Réenchanter la justice internationale pénale : perspectives universelles et africaines (Les Éditions du Net 2022). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
Créée par le Statut de Rome de 1998, la Cour pénale internationale est une institution permanente ayant compétence pour juger les auteurs des crimes les plus graves affectant l’ensemble de la communauté internationale. Si la mise en place de cette juridiction à vocation universelle suscita de grandes espérances, sa légitimité et son efficacité comme cadre stratégique majeur de lutte contre l’impunité a été régulièrement scrutée et questionnée. Elle a été discréditée pour sa sélectivité, ses lenteurs, son coût et son maigre bilan, et soumise à de vives tensions avec certains hauts responsables politiques, si ce n’est à des sanctions sous l’Administration américaine Trump. Face à l’imprévisibilité de la poursuite sereine de son travail dans certaines situations, face parfois à un déficit de confiance marqué par une coopération problématique des États, la jurisprudence de la Cour pénale internationale a permis peu à peu de poser d’importants jalons, notamment en matière de complémentarité avec la justice nationale, des droits de la défense et des réparations des victimes. À cet égard, le franchissement du cap du vingtième anniversaire de l’entrée en vigueur du Statut de Rome en 2002 - marqué par un besoin de réenchanter la justice pénale internationale - constitue un contexte temporel idoine pour dresser un état des lieux. Cet ouvrage esquisse ainsi les défis et les résiliences de cette institution dans l’aéropage de la justice au niveau universel. Il porte également un regard appuyé sur l’Afrique, centre de gravité de la pratique de la Cour pénale internationale, en invitant à une odyssée au cœur des relations entre ce continent et cette juridiction, qui ont conduit à l’échafaudage d’une future cour régionale et à des expérimentations de justice hybride et transitionnelle.

New Issue: Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht

The latest issue of the Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (Vol. 82, no. 3, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Comment
    • Dana Schmalz, The Disparate State of Refugee Protection in the European Union
  • Abhandlungen
    • Dana Schmalz, The Disparate State of Refugee Protection in the European Union
    • Charlotte Magnus, „Human Rights With Chinese Characteristics“ – Ein Beitrag Chinas zur Weiter entwicklung inter nationaler Menschenrechte?
    • Theresa Upperton, Thomas Buocz, Magdalena Nemeth, & Iris Eisenberger, Lockdown by Press Conference? COVID-19 and the Rule of Law in New Zealand and Austria
    • Sven Korzilius, Constitutio posterior non derogat pactis prioribus? Chiles völkerrechtliche Verträge im Kontext der Verfassungsablösung
    • Marten Breuer, ‘Principled Resistance’ Meets ‘ultra vires’: New Techniques in Opposing ECtHR Judgments
    • Christian Magaard, Ein ständiger Sitz der Europäischen Union im UN-Sicherheitsrat
  • Rezensionsaufsatz
    • András Jakab, Warum verliert die deutsche Verfassungsrechtswissenschaft an internationalem Einfluss und was kann dagegen getan werden?

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Four Ways to Receive ILR Updates

I've added Mastodon, so there are now four ways to receive ILR updates:

Kleinlein: International Law-Making: Domestic Channels to Express Consent to be Bound

Thomas Kleinlein (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena - Law) has posted International Law-Making: Domestic Channels to Express Consent to be Bound (in Research Handbook on International Law and Domestic Legal Systems, Helmut Philipp Aust, Heike Krieger, & Felix Lange eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This chapter undertakes a comparative law tour of the domestic channels to express consent to be bound that underlie international law-making. We first explore the field of comparative domestic treaty law before we map the channels of consent in more detail. We then distinguish between formal representation of the state in treaty-making and substantive treaty powers in order to analyse domestic rules on parliamentary approval of treaties. We learn about the functions of parliamentary consent and about the modes and scope of parliamentary participation and its challenges. We then turn to the consequences of the applicable procedure on the status of treaties in domestic law. We will not miss to take a brief look at domestic channelling systems to express consent to be bound that also encompass the consent of the people (via referenda) and substate entities (in federal states). A final outlook will reflect on how shifts in the international legal order—informalisation and both populist and authoritarian tendencies—will impact on the domestic channels to express consent to be bound that we visited on our tour.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

New Volume: Italian Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the Italian Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 31, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Symposium: The Mediterranean Sea and International Law
    • Gabriela A. Oanta, Maritime Delimitations in The Mediterranean: Current Challenges
    • Giuseppe Cataldi, The Italian Law Authorizing the Creation of an Exclusive Economic Zone
    • Andrea Caligiuri, On the Legal Regime of Waters Off the Disputed Territories in The Eastern Mediterranean
    • Tullio Scovazzi, The Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Mediterranean Sea
    • Sofia Galani, Tensions and Cooperation in Realizing Maritime Security in The Mediterranean Sea: The Examples of Maritime Terrorism and Irregular Migration
    • Laura Magi, The Mediterranean Sea Between Legend and Crime: The Tricky Question of Jurisdiction for Mediterranean States
    • Simone Vezzani, The Conservation of Biodiversity in The Mediterranean Sea Through Marine Protected Areas: The Barcelona System Faced with The Expansion of Coastal State Jurisdiction
    • Elisa Fornalé, Federica Cristani & Vilane Gonçalves Sales, Sustainable Management of Fisheries Resources in a Time of Climate Change: An Overview of Initiatives in the Mediterranean Region
    • Nicola Ferri, The Legal Regime Governing Mediterranean Fisheries: The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean of the FAO and the Added-Value of Article XIV Bodies
    • Eleonora Branca, The Role of International Organizations in the Mediterranean Sea: An Appraisal of the Union for the Mediterranean
  • Articles, Notes and Comments
    • Mirko Sossai, The Place of Cities in the Evolution of International Humanitarian Law
    • Natalino Ronzitti, The Treaty of Quirinale Between Italy and France
    • Marina Mancini, Italy’s Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and Its Amendments: Unresolved Issues
    • Andrea Spagnolo, State Immunity, Delegation of Public Powers to Private Actors and Access to Justice: Anything New Under the (European) Sun?
    • Pierfrancesco Rossi, The New Italian Law Against Investment in Anti-Personnel Mines and Cluster Munitions: Achievements and Loopholes
    • Donato Greco, Italian Legislation in Times of Pandemics and International Law: Exceptionalism, Balancing and Compliance

New Volume: Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law

The latest volume of the Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law (Vol. 10, 2022) is out. The table of contents is here. The volume includes a thematic chapter on "The Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Project Case Judgment: 25 Years On."

Deftou: Exporting the European Convention on Human Rights

Maria Louiza Deftou
(National and Kapodistrian Univ. of Athens) has published Exporting the European Convention on Human Rights (Hart Publishing 2022). Here's the abstract:

This book explores how the European Convention on Human Rights operates and influences on the global stage.

The ECHR and its interpretation by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) considerably echo in and outside Europe. To what degree has that influence translated into its norms, doctrines and methods of interpretation being exported into equivalent systems which also enact the protection of fundamental rights? This book answers that question by exploring the judicial dialogue of the ECHR system with comparable legal orders.

Through a horizontal and multifaceted study of regional and global systems, the book identifies the impact of the ECHR within the confines of their jurisprudence to provide scholars in the field of international human rights law with an essential text. Discussing the extent to which the ECHR penetrates into the judicial production of the most affected legal systems, the book mostly focuses on the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the UN Human Rights Committee. It also investigates whether there is room for cross-fertilisation between them and finally, moves on to explore the legal consequences of the interplay of these mechanisms with the ECtHR and what it means for the overall functioning of international human rights law.

Friday, November 18, 2022

New Issue: International Journal of Transitional Justice

The latest issue of the International Journal of Transitional Justice (Vol. 16, no. 3, November 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Editorial
    • Hugo van der Merwe & M Brinton Lykes, Transitional Justice and Corporate Accountability: Introducing New Players and New Theoretical Challenges
  • Articles
    • Elizabeth F Drexler, Impunity and Transitional Justice in Indonesia: Aksi Kamisan’s Circular Time
    • Camilo Tamayo Gomez, Recognition as Transitional Justice ‘From Below’: Analysing Victims’ Grassroots Activism in Postconflict Colombia
    • Moritz Vormbaum, The Long Shadows of Gwangju: Transitional Criminal Justice in South Korea
    • Geoffrey Lugano, Distance in the International Criminal Court’s Relations with the ‘Local’
    • Brianne McGonigle Leyh, Using Strategic Litigation and Universal Jurisdiction to Advance Accountability for Serious International Crimes
    • Selbi Durdiyeva, Children of the Gulag, Long Road to Justice: The Challenges and Limitations of Reparations in Russia
    • Dovilė Sagatienė, The Transformation of Lithuanian Memories of Soviet Crimes to Genocide Recognition
    • Sri Lestari Wahyuningroem, Breaking the Promise: Transitional Justice between Tactical Concession and Legacies of Authoritarian Regime in Indonesia
    • Claire Whitlinger, From Truth Commission to Truth Project: The Evolution of Mississippi’s Incomplete Truth Commission, 2005–2010
    • Julia Leib, How Justice Becomes Part of the Deal: Pre-Conditions for the Inclusion of Transitional Justice Provisions in Peace Agreements
  • Notes from the Field
    • Igor Lyubashenko, Game-based Learning: Introducing the Subject of Transitional Justice through a Serious Game
  • Review Essay
    • Evelyne Owiye Asaala, The Politics of Transitional Justice and Corporate Accountability for Atrocities: Options under International Law

New Volume: Recueil des Cours

Volume 427 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:
  • Volume 427
    • Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Indépendance et impartialité du juge et de l’arbitre dans le règlement des différends entre investisseurs et États (leçon inaugurale)
    • Alan Edward Boyle, International Lawmaking in an Environmental Context
    • Marc-Philippe Weller, La méthode tripartite du droit international privé : désignation, reconnaissance, considération
    • Alexis Mourre, La légitimité de l’arbitrage

Thursday, November 17, 2022

New Issue: Cooperation and Conflict

The latest issue of Cooperation and Conflict (Vol. 57, no. 4, December 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Sara Hellmüller, A trans-scalar approach to peacebuilding and transitional justice: Insights from the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Diana Panke, Gurur Polat, & Franziska Hohlstein, Who performs better? A comparative analysis of problem-solving effectiveness and legitimacy attributions to international organizations
  • Marius Mehrl & Christoph Dworschak, Female rebels and United Nations peacekeeping deployments
  • Peter Albrecht & Maya Mynster Christensen, Trembling city: Policing Freetown’s war-peace transition
  • Emil Edenborg, Disinformation and gendered boundarymaking: Nordic media audiences making sense of “Swedish decline”
  • Benjamin Isakhan & Ali Akbar, Problematizing norms of heritage and peace: Militia mobilization and violence in Iraq

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Mishra & Agrawal: Addressing the Global Data Divide through Digital Trade Law

Neha Mishra (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) & Binit Agrawal (Univ. of Vienna) have posted Addressing the Global Data Divide through Digital Trade Law (Trade, Law & Development, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
The global data divide has emerged as a major policy challenge threatening equitable development, poverty alleviation, and access to information. Further, it has polarised countries on either side of the data schism, who have often reacted by implementing conflicting and sub-optimal measures. This paper surveys such policy measures, the politics behind it, and the footprints that they have left on the digital trade or electronic commerce rules contained in free trade agreements (‘FTAs’). First, this paper details an understanding of what constitutes the global data divide, focusing on three components of access, regulation, and use. Second, the paper surveys electronic commerce or digital trade rules in FTAs to understand whether existing rules deal with the widening data divide in a comprehensive manner and, if so, how. Our primary argument is that existing FTA disciplines are deficient in addressing the global data divide. Key problems include insufficient participation by developing countries in framing digital trade rules, non-recognition of the data divide affecting developing countries, and lack of robust and implementable mechanisms to bridge the data divide. Finally, we present a proposal to reform digital trade rules in line with best practices emerging in FTA practice and the main areas where gaps must be bridged. Our proposals include enhancing technical assistance and capacity-building support, developing a tailored Special and Differential Treatment (‘SDT’) mechanism, incentivising the removal of data-related barriers, and boosting international regulatory cooperation.

New Issue: International Review of the Red Cross

The latest issue of the International Review of the Red Cross (Vol. 104, nos. 920-921, August 2022) is out. The theme is: "How International Humanitarian Law Develops." Contents include:
  • Bruno Demeyere, The power of asking “how” – a key to understanding the development of IHL?
  • Interview with Peter Maurer: President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (2012–2022)
  • How international humanitarian law develops: Towards an ever-greater humanization? An interview with Theodor Meron
  • Interview with Emily Crawford
  • Interview with Eirini Giorgou
  • Antoon De Baets, The view of the past in international humanitarian law (1860–2020)
  • Boyd van Dijk, What is IHL history now?
  • Sarah Jean Mabeza & Tamalin Bolus, Changing the narrative: A Tool on African Traditions and the Preservation of Humanity during War
  • Tania Ixchel Atilano, The 1871 Mexican Criminal Code as the missing piece in the history of criminalizing violations of the laws of war
  • Maartje Abbenhuis, Branka Bogdan & Emma Wordsworth, Humanitarian bullets and man-killers: Revisiting the history of arms regulation in the late nineteenth century
  • Vitaliy Ivanenko, The origins, causes and enduring significance of the Martens Clause: A view from Russia
  • Andrew Bartles-Smith, Religion and international humanitarian law
  • Raj Balkaran & A. Walter Dorn, Charting Hinduism’s rules of armed conflict: Indian sacred texts and international humanitarian law
  • Cordula Droege & Eirini Giorgou, How international humanitarian law develops
  • Christopher Greenwood, The International Court of Justice and the development of international humanitarian law
  • Marko Milanovic & Sandesh Sivakumaran, Assessing the authority of the ICRC Customary IHL Study
  • Charlotte Mohr & Ellen Policinski, From the Gilded Age to the Digital Age: The evolution of ICRC legal commentaries
  • Namira Negm, The African Union’s humanitarian policies: A closer look at Africa’s regional institutions and practice
  • Liesbeth Lijnzaad, Going for a test drive? Some observations on the turn to informality in the laws of armed conflict
  • Jan Hladík, How the Guidelines for the Implementation of the 1999 Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 contribute to better protection of cultural property
  • Martin Fink, The ever-existing “crisis” of the law of naval warfare
  • Rachael Kitching & Anne Quintin, The well-trodden path of national international humanitarian law committees Oscar G. Macias Betancourt, Implementation of international humanitarian law: The work of Latin American international humanitarian law committees
  • Frédéric Casier & Laura De Grève, The role of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the development of international humanitarian law: Lessons learned and perspectives based on the Belgian Red Cross experience
  • Marco Sassòli, How will international humanitarian law develop in the future?
  • Paul B. Stephan, The crisis in international law and the path forward for international humanitarian law
  • Michael N. Schmitt, Normative architecture and applied international humanitarian law
  • Pauline Charlotte Janssens & Jan Wouters, Informal international law-making: A way around the deadlock of international humanitarian law?
  • Yahli Shereshevsky, International humanitarian law-making and new military technologies
  • Jann K. Kleffner, The unilateralization of international humanitarian law
  • Ana Peyró Llopis, The UN75 Declaration, Our Common Agenda and the development of international law

New Issue: Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy

The latest issue of the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy (Vol. 25, no. 2, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Pablo P. Castelló, A Strategic Proposal for Legally Protecting Wild Animals
  • Samantha de Vries & Gail Anderson, Mutual Legal Assistance in Wildlife Criminal Matters in Eastern Africa
  • Dilip Gogoi & Biplob Gogoi, Endangering the Endangered: The Poaching and Conservation Conundrum Facing the Greater Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros in Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India
  • Rashesh Vaidya & Shatkon Shrestha, The Legal Framework and Verdicts of the Supreme Court in Protection of the Greater One-horned Rhinoceros: The Case of Nepal

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

New Issue: Trade, Law and Development

The latest issue of Trade, Law and Development (Vol. 14, no. 1, Summer 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Looking Ahead: Addressing the Challenges Faced by the International Trade Regime
    • Amogh Pareek & Sahil Verma, Recounting the Past Year
    • Carlos Primo Braga, M. Sait Akman, Bozkurt Aran, Leonardo Borlini, Uri Dadush, Fernando De Mateo, Alejandro Jara, Douglas Lippoldt, & Giorgio Sacerdoti, Confronting Deglobalisation in the Multilateral Trading System
    • Peter A.G. van Bergeijk, Covid-19 and World Trade: In the Eye of the Perfect Storm?
    • Alan Swinbank, The WTO’s Agreement on Agriculture: Where Next?
    • Vitaliy Pogoretskyy, Boris Ohanyan, & Laura M. Fernández, Is the WTO Losing its Crown Jewel to FTAs and Why Should This Concern Economically Disadvantaged WTO Members?
    • Mmaobi Nwafor-Orizu, Policy Challenges in International Trade Amidst COVID-19 Recovery: The Need for Greater Economic Cooperation and Coordination of States’ Economic Policies

Zeitner: Das Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee (ACCC): Institution, Legitimation, Rezeption

Florian Zeitner
has published Das Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee (ACCC): Institution, Legitimation, Rezeption (Duncker & Humblot 2022). Here's the abtract:
Die umweltvölkerrechtliche Aarhus-Konvention von 1998 gibt der Zivilgesellschaft in Europa, im Kaukasus und in Zentralasien elementare Rechte in Umweltsachen. Die Einhaltung des Abkommens überwacht seit 2004 ein unabhängiger Ausschuss, das ›Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee‹ (ACCC). Den Erfolg des Gremiums prägt in entscheidender Weise, dass sich Umweltverbände und Privatpersonen bei Konventionsverletzungen mit Individualbeschwerden (›communications‹) an das ACCC wenden können. So hat zuletzt die Umwelt-NGO ›ClientEarth‹ vor dem ACCC erreichen können, dass die Europäische Union die Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1367/2006 (»Aarhus-Verordnung«) in wesentlichen Teilen ändern musste. Florian Zeitner beschreibt das einzigartig ausgestaltete Überwachungsverfahren, in dessen Zentrum das ACCC steht, in umfassender Weise. Eine besondere Berücksichtigung erfährt die Darstellung des von ›ClientEarth‹ und anderen angestoßenen Verfahrens, dessen Kontroversen als Fall 32 (Part II) bekannt geworden sind. Die ab dem 29.04.2023 vollständig geltenden Änderungen der Aarhus-Verordnung werden umfänglich eingeordnet.

Monday, November 14, 2022

Cronin-Furman: Hypocrisy and Human Rights: Resisting Accountability for Mass Atrocities

Kate Cronin-Furman 
(Univ. College London - Political Science) has published Hypocrisy and Human Rights: Resisting Accountability for Mass Atrocities (Cornell Univ. Press 2022). Here's the abstract:

Hypocrisy and Human Rights examines what human rights pressure does when it does not work. Repressive states with absolutely no intention of complying with their human rights obligations often change course dramatically in response to international pressure. They create toothless commissions, permit but then obstruct international observers' visits, and pass showpiece legislation while simultaneously bolstering their repressive capacity.

Covering debates over transitional justice in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and other countries, Kate Cronin-Furman investigates the diverse ways in which repressive states respond to calls for justice from human rights advocates, UN officials, and Western governments who add their voices to the victims of mass atrocities to demand accountability. She argues that although international pressure cannot elicit compliance in the absence of domestic motivations to comply, the complexity of the international system means that there are multiple audiences for both human rights behavior and advocacy and that pressure can produce valuable results through indirect paths.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Bellal & Casey-Maslen: The Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions in Context

Annyssa Bellal
(Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) & Stuart Casey-Maslen (Univ. of Pretoria) have published The Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions in Context (Oxford Univ. Press 2022). Here's the abstract:

The Additional Protocols to the 1949 Geneva Conventions remain a landmark in the development of international humanitarian law. The first two Additional Protocols were adopted by states in 1977. These protocols encompass the rules governing the treatment and protection of those in the power of an enemy, as well as the conduct of hostilities. Crucially, they address non-international armed conflicts and wars of national liberation. In 2005, a third additional protocol designating an additional distinctive humanitarian emblem was adopted in controversial circumstances.

The Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions in Context interprets the key rules and issues of the Additional Protocols and considers their application and implementation over the past forty years. Taking a thematic approach, the book examines subjects including the protection of women, armed non-state actors, relief operations, and prohibited weapons. Each chapter discusses the pertinence of existing laws, the challenges raised by the rules in the Additional Protocols, and what more could be done to better protect civilians. This book also considers whether new technologies, such as offensive cyber operations and autonomous weapons, need new treaty rules to regulate their application in armed conflict.

Loja: International Agreements between Non-State Actors as a Source of International Law

Melissa Loja
has published International Agreements between Non-State Actors as a Source of International Law (Hart Publishing 2022). Here's the abstract:
This book examines whether international agreements between non-state actors can be identified as a source of international law using objective criteria. It asks whether, beyond Article 38 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, there is a system of rules, processes, beliefs or semantics by which these agreements can be objectively identified as a source of international law. Departing from the more usual state-centric analysis, it adopts postmodern legal positivism as its analytical tool. This allows for the reality that international law-making takes place in subjective social landscapes. To test the effectiveness of this approach, it is applied to agreements between petroleum agencies and corporations which allow two or more states to exploit disputed resources across boundaries looking in particular at arrangements involving China, Vietnam and the Philippines. By so doing it illustrates an alternative way that states can manage disputes, without having to resort to conflict. It will appeal to both scholars and practitioners of public international law, as well as civil servants.

New Issue: International Interactions

The latest issue of International Interactions (Vol. 48, no. 5, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Federica Genovese & Héctor Hermida-Rivera, Government ideology and bailout conditionality in the European financial crisis
  • Lauren Sukin, Why “cheap” threats are meaningful: Threat perception and resolve in North Korean propaganda
  • Marina G. Petrova, Is it all the same? Repression of the media and civil society organizations as determinants of anti-government opposition
  • Jonathan Pinckney & Babak RezaeeDaryakenari, When the levee breaks: A forecasting model of violent and nonviolent dissent
  • Tianjing Liao & Wonjae Hwang, Political protests and the diversionary use of media: Evidence from China
  • Elad Segev, Atsushi Tago & Kohei Watanabe, Could leaders deflect from political scandals? Cross-national experiments on diversionary action in Israel and Japan
  • Jillienne Haglund, Courtney Hillebrecht & Hannah Roesch Read, International human rights recommendations at home: Introducing the Women’s Rights Compliance Database (WRCD)

Bajrami: Selbstverteidigung gegen nichtstaatliche Akteure: Eine Systematisierung und Auswertung der unwilling or unable-Doktrin

Shpetim Bajrami
has published Selbstverteidigung gegen nichtstaatliche Akteure: Eine Systematisierung und Auswertung der unwilling or unable-Doktrin (Mohr Siebeck 2022). Here's the abstract:
Staaten greifen zunehmend auf militärische Gewalt gegen nichtstaatliche Akteure zurück. Ob und wie nichtstaatliche Akteure in das Selbstverteidigungsrechtsregime einbezogen werden können, ist eine zentrale Frage des modernen Friedenssicherungsrechts. Shpetim Bajrami untersucht den völkerrechtsdogmatischen Rahmen, beleuchtet die methodischen Anforderungen an einen Rechtswandel und wertet anhand der entwickelten Maßstäbe die Staatenpraxis – insbesondere mit Blick auf die unwilling or unable-Doktrin – aus.

New Issue: Nordic Journal of Human Rights

The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 40, no. 2, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Article Hinako Takata, How are the Paris Principles on NHRIs Interpreted? Towards a Clear, Transparent, and Consistent Interpretative Framework
  • Tien-Duc Nguyen & Pasquale Viola, Constitutional Rights in Socialist East Asia
  • Ingrid Westendorp, A Right to Adequate Shelter for Asylum Seekers in the European Union
  • Bård Drange, A Tug of War: Pursuing Justice Amid Armed Conflict
  • Andrea Silkoset & Margot Igland Skarpeteig, Why do the Levels of Sexual Violence Vary Across Genocides? A Comparison of the Bengali and Kurdish Genocides
  • Annika Frida Petersen, Accessing Late-Term Abortion Following Sexual Assault: Looking Inside the Danish Legal Black Box

New Issue: ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal

The latest issue of the ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal (Vol. 37, no. 3, Fall 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Lecture
    • Sundaresh Menon, A Tale of Two Systems: The Public and Private Faces of Investor-State Dispute Settlement
  • Case Comments
    • Julien Chaisse, Consutel Group SpA in liquidazione v People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria: Umbrella Clauses and Breaches of Contract by Public Entities
    • Gabriel M Lentner & Dayana Zasheva, Bridgestone v Panama: Denial of Justice in a Trade Mark Dispute and the Locus Standi of a Licensee in International Investment Arbitration
    • Ibrahim Shehata, Ahmed Rasekh, & Kabir Duggal, All’s Well That Ends Well? Looking at the Future of the Unified Arab Agreement in Light of the Al-Kharafi v Libya Decisions by the Egyptian Courts
  • Articles
    • Johannes Hendrik Fahner, Compensation or Competitive Advantage? Reconciling Investment Arbitration with EU State Aid Law
    • Massimo V Benedettelli, Determining the Applicable Law in Commercial and Investment Arbitration: Two Intertwined Road Maps for Conflicts-Solving

Call for Papers: Limits of Legal Responses to Genocide and Mass Atrocity

The Human Rights Center of the University of Dayton has issued a call for papers for a workshop on "Limits of Legal Responses to Genocide and Mass Atrocity." The call is here.

New Issue: International Studies Quarterly

The latest issue of the International Studies Quarterly (Vol. 66, no. 4, December 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Eleonora La Spada, Costly Concessions, Internally Divided Movements, and Strategic Repression: A Movement-Level Analysis
  • Sijeong Lim & Seiki Tanaka, Why Costly Rivalry Disputes Persist: A Paired Conjoint Experiment in Japan and South Korea
  • Melani Cammett & Aytuğ Şaşmaz, The IO Effect: International Actors and Service Delivery in Refugee Crises
  • Alexandre Christoyannopoulos, An Anarcho-Pacifist Reading of International Relations: A Normative Critique of International Politics from the Confluence of Pacifism and Anarchism
  • Christoph Dworschak & Deniz Cil, Force Structure and Local Peacekeeping Effectiveness: Micro-Level Evidence on UN Troop Composition
  • Mi Hwa Hong & Nam Kyu Kim, Electing More Women to National Legislatures: An Interplay between Global Normative Pressure and Domestic Political Regimes
  • Megumi Naoi & Weiyi Shi, Boliang Zhu, “Yes-Man” Firms: Government Campaign and Policy Positioning of Businesses in China
  • Dan Altman & Melissa M Lee, Why Territorial Disputes Escalate: The Causes of Conquest Attempts since 1945
  • Martin C Steinwand & Nils W Metternich, Who Joins and Who Fights? Explaining Tacit Coalition Behavior among Civil War Actors
  • Alexander de la Paz, The Genesis of Miracle Stories in Jihad
  • Christopher M Faulkner & Blair Welsh, Rebel Child Soldiering and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
  • Alessandro Guasti & Mathias Koenig-Archibugi, Has Global Trade Competition Really Led to a Race to the Bottom in Labor Standards?
  • Constantine Boussalis, Thomas Chadefaux, Andrea Salvi, & Silvia Decadri, Public and Private Information in International Crises: Diplomatic Correspondence and Conflict Anticipation
  • Yu Wang, Leader Visits and UN Security Council Membership
  • J Andrés Gannon, One if by Land, and Two if by Sea: Cross-Domain Contests and the Escalation of International Crises
  • Renu Singh & Scott Williamson, Where Is the Money From? Attitudes toward Donor Countries and Foreign Aid in the Arab World
  • Michael C Horowitz & Erik Lin-Greenberg, Algorithms and Influence Artificial Intelligence and Crisis Decision-Making
  • Jeffrey Kucik & Sergio Puig, Do International Dispute Bodies Overreach? Reassessing World Trade Organization Dispute Ruling

Lyons: The U.S.’s Recent Enhanced Efforts to Fight Corruption by Protected Individuals

Scott Woodruff Lyons (Defense Security Cooperation Agency) has posted an ASIL Insight on The U.S.’s Recent Enhanced Efforts to Fight Corruption by Protected Individuals.

2022 Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures

On November 29-December 2, 2022, Benedict Kingsbury (New York Univ. - Law) will deliver the 2022 Sir Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures at the University of Cambridge. The topic is: "International Law Futures."

New Issue: Journal of World Intellectual Property

The latest issue of the Journal of World Intellectual Property (Vol. 25, no. 3, November 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Lavanya Madhusoodanan, Rahul Sharma, Patrika Soni, & Amit Dubey, Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and its role in propelling the growth of the MSME sector
    • Meghna Chaudhary, Bhawna Agarwal, & Meena Bhatia, Geographical indications in India: A case of Handicraft industry in Uttar Pradesh
    • Madanoor Mohamed Wasaf & Jianhua Zhang, A dual-case analysis of the IP governance system in e-commerce: Amazon and Alibaba
    • Justin Koo, Forging a coherent copyright jurisprudence in Trinidad and Tobago
    • Ryan Y. Wang, Bumgi Min, Yang Bai, Jenna Grzeslo, & Krishna Jayakar, Transnational capital and national legal regimes: Analysis of Internet domain name disputes in India
    • Ranti F. Mayana & Tisni Santika, The social function of intellectual property and government intervention in mitigating the pandemic: A perspective from Indonesia
    • Lukas Ruthes Gonçalves, Preserving the right of access to copyrighted works based on data regulation
  • Notes
    • Ayoyemi Lawal-Arowolo & Ademola Taiwo, Traditional intellectual properties and Yoruba (Ifa) philosophy in South-West Nigeria: Intellectual property versus traditional protection approach
    • Emmanuel Kolawole Oke, Rethinking Nigerian geographical indications law
    • Shinu Vig, Intellectual property rights and the metaverse: An Indian perspective

Crootof: Implementing War Torts

Rebecca Crootof (Univ. of Richmond - Law) has posted Implementing War Torts (Virginia Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:

Under the law of armed conflict, no entity is accountable for lawful acts in war that cause harm, and accountability mechanisms for unlawful acts (like war crimes) rarely create a right to compensation for victims. Accordingly, states now regularly create bespoke institutions, like the proposed International Claims Commission for Ukraine, to resolve mass claims associated with international crises. While helpful for specific and politically popular populations, these one-off institutions have limited jurisdiction and thus limited effect. Creating an international “war torts” regime—which would establish route to compensation for civilians harmed in armed conflict—would better address this accountability gap for all wartime victims.

This Article is the first attempt to map out the questions and considerations that must be navigated to construct a war torts regime. With the overarching aim of increasing the likelihood of victim compensation, it considers (1) the respective benefits of international tribunals, claims commissions, victims’ funds, domestic courts, and hybrid systems as institutional homes; (2) appropriate claimants and defendants; and (3) the elements of a war torts claim, including the necessary level and type of harm, the preferable liability and causation standards, possible substantive and procedural affirmative defenses, and potential remedies.

Domestic law has long recognized that justice often requires a tort remedy as well as criminal liability; it is past time for international law to do so as well. By describing how to begin implementing a new war torts regime to complement the law of state responsibility and international criminal law, this Article provides a blueprint for building a comprehensive accountability legal regime for all civilian harms in armed conflict.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

New Volume: Israel Yearbook on Human Rights

The latest volume of the Israel Yearbook on Human Rights (Vol. 52, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Kenneth Watkin, Exercising Self-Defence in 21st Century Shadow Wars
  • Nicholas Rostow, Reflections on the Consequences of the U.S. Afghan Experience
  • Yoram Dinstein, Coalition Warfare and Complicity
  • Arne Willy Dahl, Legal Interoperability in Multinational Military Operations
  • Koki Sato, The Belligerent Status of Vessels in Naval Warfare with Particular Reference to China’s Armed Forces
  • Roni Katzir & Steve Fikhman, Prize Law and the Unique Nature of the Law of Naval Warfare: Comments on Recent Israeli Jurisprudence
  • Kubo Mačák, The Role of International Human Rights Law in the Interpretation of the Fourth Geneva Convention
  • Pnina Sharvit Baruch, The Israeli Law on the Incarceration of Unlawful Combatants Turns Twenty – An Appraisal
  • Harry H. G. Post, The Courts on Climate Change and Fundamental Rights
  • Arnon Gutfeld, Cantwell v. Connecticut: A Constitutional Milestone on the Road to Freedom of Religion in the United States
  • Yoram Rabin & Yaniv Vaki, Stealing Food to Satisfy Hunger: The Case of Israel
  • Marco Roscini & Riccardo Labianco, The Intersections between the Arms Trade Treaty and the International Law of Foreign Intervention in Situations of Internal Unrest
  • Rein Müllerson, The Cold Monster Very Much Still Alive: The Rise and Fall and Rise of the Nation-State

New Issue: Cooperation and Conflict

The latest issue of Cooperation and Conflict (Vol. 57, no. 3, September 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Multiplicity
    • Justin Rosenberg & Benjamin Tallis, Introduction: The international of everything
    • Benjamin Tallis, Kraftwerk and the international ‘re-birth of Germany’: Multiplicity, identity and difference in music and International Relations
    • Olaf Corry, What’s the point of being a discipline? Four disciplinary strategies and the future of International Relations
    • Xavier Mathieu, Precarious multiplicity: France, ‘foreign fighters’ and the containment of difference
    • Christian Scheper, Multiplicity, the corporation and human rights in global value chains
    • Antje Wiener, Societal multiplicity for international relations: Engaging societal interaction in building global governance from below
    • Nicholas Lees, Of Stag Hunts and secret societies: Cooperation, male coalitions and the origins of multiplicity
    • Alejandro Colás, Food, multiplicity and imperialism: Patterns of domination and subversion in the modern international system

New Issue: Review of International Studies

The latest issue of the Review of International Studies (Vol. 48, no. 5, December 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Pluriversal Relationality
    • Tamara Trownsell, Navnita Chadha Behera, & Giorgio Shani, Introduction to the Special Issue: Pluriversal relationality
    • Tamara Trownsell, Recrafting ontology
    • Milja Kurki, Relational revolution and relationality in IR: New conversations
    • Giorgio Shani & Navnita Chadha Behera, Provincialising International Relations through a reading of dharma
    • Jarrad Reddekop, Against ontological capture: Drawing lessons from Amazonian Kichwa relationality
    • Amaya Querejazu, Cosmopraxis: Relational methods for a pluriversal IR
    • Morgan Brigg, Mary Graham, & Martin Weber, Relational Indigenous systems: Aboriginal Australian political ordering and reconfiguring IR
    • Chih-yu Shih, Role and relation in Confucian IR: Relating to strangers in the states of nature

New Issue: Journal of International Peacekeeping

The latest issue of the Journal of International Peacekeeping (Vol. 25, no. 3, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Paul F. Diehl & Oliver P. Richmond, The Changing Face(s) of Peace Operations: Critical and Behavioral-Quantitative Paths for Future Research
  • Andrew E. Yaw Tchie, Waging Peace, towards an Africa Union Stabilisation Strategy for Somalia
  • Aishatu Morido Yanet, Civilian Dimensions of Peace Support Operations in Africa
  • Kiran Mohandas Menon, Detaining the Short-Term: Assessing the Nature of “Interim” United Nations Peacekeeping Missions and Mandates

New Volume: Recueil des Cours

Volume 426 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:
  • Volume 426
    • Pieter Jean Kuijper, Delegation and International Organizations; As Exemplified by the United Nations and the European Union
    • Stephen C. McCaffrey, The Evolution of the Law of International Watercourses

New Issue: Leiden Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Leiden Journal of International Law (Vol. 35, no. 4, December 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Editorial
    • Machiko Kanetake, The Hawija airstrike: Reverberating effects on civilians under international humanitarian law
  • International Legal Theory
    • David Schneiderman, Hayek’s dream: International investment law and the denigration of politics
    • Sanna S. Lehtinen, World Heritage as a subject of rights: A Hohfeldian analysis of Old Rauma
    • Ali Hammoudi, International order and racial capitalism: The standardization of ‘free labour’ exploitation in international law
  • International Law and Practice
    • Benoit Mayer, The judicial assessment of states’ action on climate change mitigation
    • Jinyuan Su, Legal status of abiotic resources in outer space: Appropriability, ownership, and access
    • Nengye Liu & Jan Jakub Solski, The Polar Silk Road and the future governance of the Northern Sea Route
    • Domenico Carolei, An International Ombudsman to make non-governmental organizations more accountable? Too good to be true …
  • International Law & Practice: Symposium on the Effect of International Judges’ Personal Characteristics on Their Judging
    • Gregor Maučec & Shai Dothan, The effects of international judges’ personal characteristics on their judging
    • Lee Epstein & Jack Knight, How social identity and social diversity affect judging
    • Loveday Hodson, Gender and the international judge: Towards a transformative equality approach
    • Salvatore Caserta & Mikael Rask Madsen, The situated and bounded rationality of international courts: A structuralist approach to international adjudicative practices
    • Gregor Maučec & Shai Dothan, Judicial Dissent at the International Criminal Court: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis
  • International Criminal Courts and Tribunals
    • Juliana Santos de Carvalho, The powers of silence: Making sense of the non-definition of gender in international criminal law
  • international criminal courts and tribunals: international criminal tribunal for bangladesh
    • Aldo Zammit Borda & Sajib Hosen, The challenges of long-delayed prosecutions in fighting impunity in Bangladesh

Webinar: International Law and the Nord Stream Leaks: An Academic Roundtable

On November 18, 2022, the Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute of the World Maritime University will hold a webinar on "International Law and the Nord Stream Leaks: An Academic Roundtable." Details are here.

Lecture: Hebie on "Investor-State Dispute Settlement and Disputed Territories"

On November 14, 2022, Mamadou Hebie (Leiden Univ. - Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies) will deliver a lecture as part of the 2022-2023 Essex Public International Law Lecture Series. The topic is: "Investor-State Dispute Settlement and Disputed Territories." Details are here.

Lecture Series: Histories of International Law: Chinese and Global Perspectives

The Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law of the City University of Hong Kong, in partnership with Wuhan University School of Law and Fudan University School of Law, has announced a lecture series on "Histories of International Law: Chinese and Global Perspectives." Details are here. The first lecture, by Ignacio de la Rasilla (Wuhan Univ. - Law), will take place on December 16, on the topic "China and the Turn to the National: Peripheral and Semi-Peripheral Histories of International Law." Details are here.

New Issue: International Theory

The latest issue of International Theory (Vol. 14, no. 3, November 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Forum
    • Patricia Owens, Sarah C. Dunstan, Kimberly Hutchings, & Katharina Rietzler, Theorizing the history of women's international thinking at the ‘end of international theory’
    • Adom Getachew, Duncan Bell, Cynthia Enloe, & Vineet Thakur, Theorizing the history of women's international thinking at the ‘end of international theory’
  • Research Articles
    • Ersel Aydinli & Onur Erpul, The false promise of global IR: exposing the paradox of dependent development
    • Suwita Hani Randhawa, International criminalization and the historical emergence of international crimes
    • Valentina Gentile & Megan Foster, Towards a minimal conception of Transitional Justice
    • Eric Van Rythoven, Walter Lippmann, emotion, and the history of international theory
    • Laura Considine, Narrative and nuclear weapons politics: the entelechial force of the nuclear origin myth
    • Eric Heinze, Global libertarianism: how much public morality does international human rights law allow?