Saturday, January 22, 2022
Call for Papers: Opening Access, Closing the Knowledge Gap? International Legal Scholarship Going Online
Klose: In the Cause of Humanity: A History of Humanitarian Intervention in the Long Nineteenth Century
In the Cause of Humanity is a major new history of the emergence of the theory and practice of humanitarian intervention during the nineteenth century when the question of whether, when and how the international community should react to violations of humanitarian norms and humanitarian crises first emerged as a key topic of controversy and debate. Fabian Klose investigates the emergence of legal debates on the protection of humanitarian norms by violent means, revealing how military intervention under the banner of humanitarianism became closely intertwined with imperial and colonial projects. Through case studies including the international fight against the slave trade, the military interventions under the banner of humanitarian aid for Christian minorities in the Ottoman Empire, and the intervention of the United States in the Cuban War of Independence, he shows how the idea of humanitarian intervention established itself as a recognized instrument in international politics and international law.
This pioneering volume explores the long-neglected history of social rights, from the Middle Ages to the present. It debunks the myth that social rights are 'second-generation rights' – rights that appeared after World War II as additions to a rights corpus stretching back to the Enlightenment. Not only do social rights stretch back that far; they arguably pre-date the Enlightenment. In tracing their long history across various global contexts, this volume reveals how debates over social rights have often turned on deeper struggles over social obligation – over determining who owes what to whom, morally and legally. In the modern period, these struggles have been intertwined with questions of freedom, democracy, equality and dignity. Many factors have shaped the history of social rights, from class, gender and race to religion, empire and capitalism. With incomparable chronological depth, geographical breadth and conceptual nuance, Social Rights and the Politics of Obligation in History sets an agenda for future histories of human rights.
Friday, January 21, 2022
- Jason S. Davis, Screening for losers: Trade institutions and information
- Francesca Parente, Settle or litigate? Consequences of institutional design in the Inter-American system of human rights protection
- Sarah Bauerle Danzman & Alexander Slaski, Incentivizing embedded investment: Evidence from patterns of foreign direct investment in Latin America
- David Benjamin Weyrauch & Christoph Valentin Steinert, Instrumental or intrinsic? Human rights alignment in intergovernmental organizations
- Cesi Cruz & Benjamin A. T. Graham, Social ties and the political participation of firms
- Manuel Oechslin & Elias Steiner, Statistical capacity and corrupt bureaucracies
- Lauren Peritz, Ryan Weldzius, & Thomas Flaherty, Enduring the great recession: Economic integration in the European Union
- Seung-Whan Choi, Nationalism and withdrawals from intergovernmental organizations: Connecting theory and data
- Inken von Borzyskowski & Felicity Vabulas, On IGO withdrawal by states vs leaders, and exogenous measures for inference
Thursday, January 20, 2022
New Issue: Military Law and the Law of War Review / Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre
- Camilla G Cooper, From preparing for war to protecting the peace – legal hurdles for effectively dealing with hybrid threats in NATO
- Robin Geiß & Henning Lahmann, The use of AI in military contexts: opportunities and regulatory challenges
- Marie-Luce Paris, The President as Commander in Chief in a comparative constitutional perspective under French and US law
- Eugénie Delval, The Kunduz airstrike before the European Court of Human Rights: a glimmer of hope to expand the Convention to UN military operations, or a tailored jurisdictional link?
International law is experienced and taught in different ways. There is a growing scholarship attentive to the needs of a ‘global classroom’ in universities based in the West and a considerable conversation on how critical approaches should inform teaching and learning. Interestingly, not much has been written on the experience of Western-trained international law scholars who have taught in non-Western institutions. The present contribution reflects upon my personal experience (as a Western-trained international legal scholar) of having taught international law and human rights law for four years at Qatar University, Qatar. It argues for the possibility of co-producing non-conventional pedagogies which interrogate the Western and mainstream underpinnings of international law.
The book chapter discusses how fostering students’ agency and establishing a co-creative and trusting learning environment paves the way for countering the ‘parachuted’ Western features of an international law course. Specific examples are analysed on how the teaching of international law was adapted to accommodate students’ lived experiences and aspirations. Linking the legacy of (post)colonialism to the early making of international law, in connection to issues relevant to the country, and using learning tools contextually relevant to students’ identities were of paramount significance. The discussion explores techniques that engaged with and harnessed students’ sense of distrustfulness towards international law. Moreover, the distinction between civilised and ‘uncivilised’ nations, and how it formed the foundations for the making of State sovereignty and international law, not only allowed the class to unpack international law’s role in construing coloniality but also showed the enduring relevance of internalised perceptions of colonialism in the rest of the world. Finally, State creation was approached by reframing the narrative about the creation of Qatar as a State. In light of the fact that Qatar’s history is essentially based on the written colonial archive – Lorimer’s Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf –, students disrupted coloniality first by discovering and (re)telling relevant local oral storytelling (hi)stories and, second, by discovering and deconstructing Lorimer’s Gazetteer.
- Martin Jarrett, The Triumph of European Union Law in International Investment Law – The Phenomenon, the Problems, and the Solution
- Başak Çalı, ‘To me, fair friend, you can never be old’, William Shakespeare, ‘Sonnet 104’: ECHR at 70 Rudolf Bernhardt Lecture, 2020
- Giacomo Rugge, The Euro Group’s Informality and locus standi before the European Court of Justice: Council v. K. Chrysostomides & Co. and Others
- Robert Christoph Stendel, Moral Damages as an ‘Exceptional’ Remedy in International Investment Law – Re-Connecting Practice with General International Law
- Martin Jarrett, A New Frontier in International Investment Law: Adjudication of Host Citizen-Investor Disputes?
- Jochen von Bernstorff, Olaf Kramer, Johannes Saurer, & Stefan Thomas, Courts as Rhetorical Actors: A Rhetorical Analysis of Judicial Conflict Avoidance
- Julien Berger, Staatsbürgerschaft als Ware – von Goldenen Pässen und der Europäischen Union
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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Lecture: Storr on "From Sacred Trust to Common Heritage: The Uncommons History of the Common Heritage of Mankind"
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Monday, January 17, 2022
- Kevin L. Cope, Pierre-Hugues Verdier, & Mila Versteeg, The Global Evolution of Foreign Relations Law
- William I. Pons, Janet E. Lord, & Michael Ashley Stein, Disability, Human Rights Violations, and Crimes Against Humanity
- Anthea Roberts & Taylor St John, Complex Designers and Emergent Design: Reforming the Investment Treaty System
- International Decisions
- Helmut Philipp Aust, Climate Protection Act Case, Order of the First Senate
- Christopher Harris & Cameron Miles, General Dynamics United Kingdom Ltd. v. State of Libya  UKSC 22,  3 WLR 231
- Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law
- Kristen Eichensehr, Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law
- Recent Books on International Law
- Laurence R. Helfer, reviewing Evading International Norms: Race and Rights in the Shadow of Legality, by Zoltán I. Búzás
- Martti Koskenniemi, reviewing Establishing Norms in a Kaleidoscopic World, by Edith Brown Weiss
- Jaya Ramji-Nogales, reviewing The Oxford Handbook of Global Legal Pluralism, edited by Paul Schiff Berman
- David H. Moore, reviewing The Restatement and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Foreign Relations Law, edited by Paul B. Stephan and Sarah H. Cleveland
- Kevin Jon Heller, reviewing The War Lawyers: The United States, Israel, and Juridical Warfare, by Craig Jones
Call for Submissions: Military Law and the Law of War Review / Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre
The Editorial Board of The Military Law and the Law of War Review / Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre (MLLWR) is pleased to invite submissions for the upcoming Volume 60 Issues 1 and 2, due for publication in 2022.
The Review's editorial board welcomes submissions that come within the broader scope of the Review, including military law, law of armed conflict, law on the use of force, as well as international criminal law and human rights law (inasmuch as related to situations of armed conflict).
For Volume 60, the deadline for submission is January 24, 2022. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be subject to double-blind peer review.
Articles should normally not be longer than 15,000 words (footnotes included), although longer pieces may exceptionally be considered.
Inquiries as to whether a possible submission comes within the scope of the Review can be sent to the above mentioned email address.
Workshop: NQHR online workshop for early career researchers on "How do peer reviewers assess academic articles?"
Sunday, January 16, 2022
This book explores a democratic theory of international law. Characterised by a back-and-forth between theory and practice, it explores the question from two perspectives: a theoretical level which reflects and criticizes the categories, words and concepts through which international law is understood, and a more applied level focussing on 'cosmopolitan building sites' or the practical features of the law, such as the role of civil society in international organisations or reform of the UN Security Council. Though written for an academic audience, it will have a more general appeal and be of interest to all those concerned with how international governance is developing.
Drew, Oswald, McLaughlin, & Farrall: Rwanda Revisited: Genocide, Civil War, and the Transformation of International Law
In Rwanda Revisited: Genocide, Civil War, and the Transformation of International Law, the contributing authors seek to recount, explore, and explain the tragedy that was the Rwanda genocide and the nature of the international community’s entanglement with it. Written by people selected for their personalized knowledge of Rwanda, be it as peacekeepers, aid workers, or members of the ICTR, and/or scholarship that has been clearly influenced by the genocide, this book provides a level of insight, detail and first-hand knowledge about the genocide and its aftermath that is clearly unique. Included amongst the writers are a number of scholars whose research and writings on Rwanda, the United Nations, and genocide are internationally recognized.
- Fulya Hisarlıoğlu, Lerna K Yanık, Umut Korkut, & İlke Civelekoğlu, Contesting the “Corrupt Elites,” Creating the “Pure People,” and Renegotiating the Hierarchies of the International Order? Populism and Foreign Policy-Making in Turkey and Hungary
- Anton Peez, Contributions and Blind Spots of Constructivist Norms Research in International Relations, 1980–2018: A Systematic Evidence and Gap Analysis
- Ines A Ferreira, Rachel M Gisselquist, & Finn Tarp, On the Impact of Inequality on Growth, Human Development, and Governance
- Jeffrey S Lantis & Carmen Wunderlich, Reevaluating Constructivist Norm Theory: A Three-Dimensional Norms Research Program