Saturday, January 29, 2022

Schinazi: The Three Ages of International Commercial Arbitration

Mikaël Schinazi
has published The Three Ages of International Commercial Arbitration (Cambridge Univ. Press 2021). Here's the abstract:
Drawing on a wide range of previously unpublished sources, this unique history of international commercial arbitration in the modern era identifies three periods in its development: the Age of Aspirations (c. 1780–1920), the Age of Institutionalization (1920s–1950s), and the Age of Autonomy (1950s–present). Mikaël Schinazi analyzes the key features of each period, arguing that the history of international commercial arbitration has oscillated between moments of renewal and anxiety. During periods of renewal, new approaches, instruments, and institutions were developed to carry international commercial arbitration forward. These developments were then reined in during periods of anxiety, for fear that international arbitration might be overstepping its bounds. The resulting tension between renewal and anxiety is a key thread running through the evolution of international commercial arbitration. This book fills a key gap in the scholarship for anyone interested in the fields of international arbitration, legal history, and international law.

New Issue: International & Comparative Law Quarterly

The latest issue of the International & Comparative Law Quarterly (Vol. 71, no. 1, January 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Rebecca J Barber, Cooperating Through the General Assembly to End Serious Breaches of Peremptory Norms
    • John Gillespie & Ha H Do, Theorising the Local Adaptation of Transnational Certification Standards
    • Zsolt Körtvélyesi, Transcending the Individual/Collective Minority Rights Divide: A Procedural Solution
    • Frederick Rielaender, Aligning the Brussels Regime with the Representative Actions Directive
    • Freya Baetens, Protecting Foreign Investment and Public Health Through Arbitral Balancing and Treaty Design
    • Michail Risvas, International Law as the Basis for Extending Arbitration Agreements Concluded by States or State Entities to Non-Signatories
  • Shorter Articles
    • Trevor C Hartley, Basic Principles of Jurisdiction in Private International Law: The European Union, the United States and England
    • David Birchall, Reconstructing State Obligations to Protect and Fulfil Socio-Economic Rights in an Era of Marketisation
    • Maria Helen Murphy, Assessing the Implications of Schrems II for EU–US Data Flow

Friday, January 28, 2022

New Issue: Revue québécoise de droit international

The latest issue of the Revue Québécoise de Droit International (Vol 33, no. 2, 2020) is out. Contents include:
  • Études
    • Julia Grignon & Thomas Roos, La juridiction extraterritoriale des États parties à la Convention européenne des droits de l’Homme en contexte de conflit armé : analyse de la jurisprudence de la Cour européenne des droits de l’Homme
    • Annie Chaloux, Philippe Simard, Jennyfer Boudreau, & Hugo Séguin, États fédérés et gouvernance climatique mondiale : Analyse des engagements du Québec envers l’Accord de Paris
    • Baptiste Jouzier, Déclin et persistance de la théorie du domaine réservé : le constat d’un rôle de « transition » du domaine réservé
    • Majda Lamkhioued, La décision du Comité des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies dans l’affaire Ioane Teitiota c Nouvelle-Zélande : une réelle innovation pour l’anticipation et la gestion des migrations climatiques ?
    • Aimé-Parfait Niyonkuru, L’affaire Obiang et la question de l’immunité personnelle de juridiction pénale étrangère des gouvernants étrangers en exercice : retour sur un serpent de mer
    • Rodrigue Anicet Tayo, La responsabilité des personnes morales dans le projet d’articles de la commission du droit international sur les crimes contre l’humanité

Lecture: Engle on "The Grip of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Carceral Feminism meets Human Rights"

On February 7, 2022, Karen Engle (Univ. of Texas - Law) will deliver the eighth lecture of the 2021-2022 Essex Public International Law Lecture Series. The topic is: "The Grip of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Carceral Feminism meets Human Rights." Details are here.

New Volume: Spanish Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the Spanish Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 25, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • General Articles
    • Robert Kolb & Tarcisio Gazzini, Catalonia Independence Claim: An Analysis from the Standpoint of International Law
    • Víctor C. Pascual Planchuelo, From the Right to Political Participation to An Emerging Right to Democracy Through the Action of the United Nations and the International Election Observation
    • Joana Loyo Cabezudo, Transitional Justice: Some Reflections Around a Misunderstood Notion
  • Forum: The Paradox of Global Norms
    • Caterina García, Pablo Pareja & Ángel J. Rodrigo, The Paradox of Global Norms
    • Laura Planas Gifra, Between Cosmopolitism and Westphalia: The Case of Terrorism
    • Meijie Jiang, Evolving China in the Global Climate Norm-Making: Development Models, National Roles and International Contexts
    • Daria Shvets, Submarine Cables as an Object of Legal Regulation
    • Josep Ibáñez, The Normative Dimension Of Platform Governance: Gig Tech and Digital Platforms as Normative Actors
    • Esteban Muñoz, The ICJ’s de Facto Authority and the Exercise of Inherent Powers in the Recent Case of Iran vs. the United States

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Collins: Legalising the Drug Wars: A Regulatory History of UN Drug Control

John Collins
(Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime) has published Legalising the Drug Wars: A Regulatory History of UN Drug Control (Cambridge Univ. Press 2022). Here's the abstract:
Where did the regulatory underpinnings for the global drug wars come from? This book is the first fully-focused history of the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the bedrock of the modern multilateral drug control system and the focal point of global drug regulations and prohibitions. Although far from the propagator of the drug wars, the UN enabled the creation of a uniform global legal framework to effectively legalise, or regulate, their pursuit. This book thereby answers the question of where the international legal framework for drug control came from, what state interests informed its development and how complex diplomatic negotiations resulted in the current regulatory system, binding states into an element of global policy uniformity.

New Issue: ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal

The latest issue of the ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal (Vol. 36, no. 2, Spring 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Lecture
    • José E Alvarez, ISDS Reform: The Long View
  • Case Comments
    • Matthew Happold, Eskosol v Italy: EU Law and the ECT as Distinct and Separate Legal Regimes
    • Ridhi Kabra, Theodoros Adamakopoulos and others v Cyprus: Multiparty Arbitration Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    • Aikaterini Florou, The UK Supreme Court Judgment in Micula v Romania:A Landmark Judgment for the Relationship between EU Law and International Investment Law?
  • Notes
    • Henrique Choer Moraes & Pedro Mendonça Cavalcante, The Brazil-India Investment Co-operation and Facilitation Treaty: Giving Concrete Meaning to the ‘Right to Regulate’ in Investment Treaty Making
    • Eric De Brabandere, The 2019 Dutch Model Bilateral Investment Treaty: Navigating the Turbulent Ocean of Investment Treaty Reform
  • Articles
    • Pieter Bekker & Fatima Bello, Reimagining the Damages Valuation Framework Underlying Fair and Equitable Treatment Standard Violations through a Three-Stage Contextualized Approach
    • Aikaterini Strantzali, Competence Ratione Personae of Investment Tribunals: Claims Arising Out of Measures under the European Banking Union Framework
    • Sean Stephenson, Quantum and Reasons in Investment Treaty Arbitration: The Next Reasoning Frontier?
    • Maxi Scherer, Stuart Bruce, & Juliane Reschke, Environmental Counterclaims in Investment Treaty Arbitration
    • Mohammad-Ali Bahmaei & Hassan Faraj Mehrabi, The Valuation Date of an Unlawfully Expropriated Property in International Investment Arbitration: A Critique of Acquisitive Valuation

Barnett, Pevehouse, & Raustiala: Global Governance in a World of Change

Michael N. Barnett
(George Washington Univ.), Jon C.W. Pevehouse (Univ. of Wisconsin), & Kal Raustiala (Univ. of California, Los Angeles) have published Global Governance in a World of Change (Cambridge Univ. Press 2022). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
Global governance has come under increasing pressure since the end of the Cold War. In some issue areas, these pressures have led to significant changes in the architecture of governance institutions. In others, institutions have resisted pressures for change. This volume explores what accounts for this divergence in architecture by identifying three modes of governance: hierarchies, networks, and markets. The authors apply these ideal types to different issue areas in order to assess how global governance has changed and why. In most issue areas, hierarchical modes of governance, established after World War II, have given way to alternative forms of organization focused on market or network-based architectures. Each chapter explores whether these changes are likely to lead to more or less effective global governance across a wide range of issue areas. This provides a novel and coherent theoretical framework for analysing change in global governance.

New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 66, no. 2, February-March 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Daniel Silverman, Daniel Kent, & Christopher Gelpi, Putting Terror in Its Place: An Experiment on Mitigating Fears of Terrorism among the American Public
    • Kathleen E. Powers, Joshua D. Kertzer, Deborah J. Brooks, & Stephen G. Brooks, What’s Fair in International Politics? Equity, Equality, and Foreign Policy Attitudes
    • Seok Joon Kim, Quick on the Draw: American Negativity Bias and Costly Signals in International Relations
    • Eleonora Mattiacci, Rupal N. Mehta, & Rachel Elizabeth Whitlark, Atomic Ambiguity: Event Data Evidence on Nuclear Latency and International Cooperation
    • Vincent Bauer, Michael Reese, & Keven Ruby, Does Insurgent Selective Punishment Deter Collaboration? Evidence from the Drone War in Pakistan
    • Jørgen Juel Andersen, Frode Martin Nordvik, & Andrea Tesei, Oil Price Shocks and Conflict Escalation: Onshore versus Offshore
  • Data Set Feature
    • Sarah A. V. Ellington, Benjamin E. Bagozzi, Daniel Berliner, Brian Palmer-Rubin, & Aaron Erlich, Measuring Human Rights Abuse from Access to Information Requests

Pratt: Normative Transformation and the War on Terrorism: The Evolution of Targeted Killing, Torture, and Private Military Contracting

Simon Frankel Pratt
(Univ. of Melbourne - Political Science) has published Normative Transformation and the War on Terrorism: The Evolution of Targeted Killing, Torture, and Private Military Contracting (Cambridge Univ. Press 2022). Here's the abstract:
Pratt investigates the potential erosion of prohibiting assassination, torture, and mercenarism during the US's War on Terrorism. In examining the emergence and history of the US's targeted killing programme, detention and interrogation programme, and employment of armed contractors in warzones, he proposes that a 'normative transformation' has occurred, which has changed the meaning and content of these prohibitions, even though they still exist. Drawing on pragmatist philosophy, practice theory, and relational sociology, this book develops a new theory of normativity and institutional change, and offers new data about the decisions and activities of security practitioners. It is both a critical and constructive addition to the current literature on norm change, and addresses enduring debates about the role of culture and ethical judgement in the use of force. It will appeal to students and scholars of foreign and defence policy, international relations theory, international security, social theory, and American politics.

Witt: The View from the U.S. Leviathan: Histories of International Law in the Hegemon

John Fabian Witt (Yale Univ. - Law) has posted The View from the U.S. Leviathan: Histories of International Law in the Hegemon. Here's the abstract:
Histories of international law more or less follow the epistemic position of the jurisdiction in which they arise. The parochial Anglophone student of the comparative literature in the history of international law instantly sees a version of this phenomenon in action. With notable exceptions, even sophisticated work in the history of international law in the U.S. is importantly different from English-language work in the same field that has begun to pour out from scholars based in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and elsewhere. In this chapter, I propose that this is because U.S. scholars since at least the Second World War have taken up the history of international law through a set of questions and presuppositions structured by a standpoint inside the leviathan. The most powerful player on the international stage – the United States – has exerted a gravitational pull on scholars writing the history of international law and on the functions that such histories serve. In recent years, however, the cross-border professionalization of the field is helping produce histories increasingly further afield from, or at least in a newly complex relationship to, the epistemic domination of the hegemon.

New Volume: Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy

The latest volume of the Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy (2020) is out. The table of contents is here.

New Issue: International Journal of Human Rights

The latest issue of the International Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 26, no. 2, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Rosemary Nagy, Transformative justice in a settler colonial transition: implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada
  • Christoph Sperfeldt, Legal identity in the sustainable development agenda: actors, perspectives and trends in an emerging field of research
  • Evelyn Merckx, Article 12 CRC as a tool to empower children after parental separation
  • Nicole L. Immler & Hans Sakkers, The UN-Sustainable Development Goals going local: learning from localising human rights
  • Kaja Borgrevink & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, The afterlife of buzzwords: the journey of rights-based approaches through the humanitarian sector
  • Agnieszka Szpak & Dawid Bunikowski, Saami truth and reconciliation commissions
  • Ebenezer Durojaye, Between a rock and a hard place: (un)balancing the public health interventions and human rights protection in the COVID 19 era in South Africa
  • Cassandra Gooptar, Human rights infringements, delays and the Privy Council: the conundrum of human rights and the death penalty in Trinidad and Tobago

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Conference: 116th ASIL Annual Meeting

On April 6-9, 2022, the American Society of International Law will hold its 116th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC (with a virtual alternative). The theme is: "Personalizing International Law." The program is here. Registration is now open, with the early bird discount ending on Feburary 15. Here's the idea:

As we emerge from one of the most isolating years in our memories, we invite reflection on how international law is experienced by individuals, communities, business organizations, and other non-state actors, the ways in which these actors shape international law, and how states might react to these efforts. From those combatting disease, seeking asylum, facing unemployment, resisting eviction, or struggling to access basic nutrition, to others who may just be wondering "what is the relevance of international law for me?" – this year's Annual Meeting focuses on how people, independently or collectively, interact with international law. Specifically, the 2022 Annual Meeting will examine how international law is experienced personally. Questions that will be addressed include:

  • How do individuals experience international law in their daily lives?
  • How do non-State actors contribute or pose challenges to the creation, evolution, interpretation, and enforcement of international law?
  • What and who is prioritized in the public and private application of international law?
This focus is particularly significant today when the daily lives of most of the world's people have been upended and recalibrated by a global pandemic, massive economic losses, climate challenges, and persistent racial injustice. In this time of crisis convergence, the Society's Annual Meeting is a call to examine the ways that international law meets or fails people's expectations and to explore ideas of how international law can better address these and other challenges.

New Issue: Revista romana de drept international

The latest issue of Revista romana de drept international (No. 25, January-June 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • The Works of the International Round Table on Promoting the Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (Bucharest, VTC, 24 June 2021)
  • Articole
    • Ion Gâlea & Carmen Achimescu, Les Métamorphoses de la Commission du Danube
    • Filip-Andrei Lariu, Legal Implications Regarding the Use of Autonomous Weapons in Armed Conflicts and Law Enforcement Operations
  • Contribuţia doctorandului şi masterandului
    • Adrian-Nicușor Popescu, Seeking Judicial Venues for the Persons Affected by Sea- Level Rise

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

New Issue: Humanitäres Völkerrecht

The latest issue of Humanitäres Völkerrecht (nos. 3–4, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Artikel
    • Joachim Wolf, Flüchtlingsrecht – Eine eigene Disziplin im Völkerrecht?
    • Jan-Phillip Graf & Spyridoula Katsoni The Evolution of Non-Refoulement: From Negative to Positive Obligations
  • Aktuelle Entwicklungen im humanitären Völkerrecht
    • Kassaye M. Aynalem, The ‘Ethiopian Red Terror’ Trial before the District Court of The Hague: Probing the ‘Context’ and ‘Nexus’ Elements of War Crimes
    • Nicolò Borgesano, Lethal Machines’ ‘Acts’: The Use of Artificial Intelligence and the Principles of International Law
    • Jason Halog, Umweltschutz und Weltraumschrott
    • Tim Heckmann, Das Verhältnis des Artikel 6 IPbpR zum ius contra bellum: Eine Analyse des General Comment No. 36 Absatz 70

Richard S. Dunn (1928-2022)

I wrote almost two years ago about John M. Murrin, one of my graduate school professors, and now sadly I must do the same for Richard S. Dunn, my undergraduate advisor at the University of Pennsylvania, who died yesterday. I believe I first met Richard in 1989, before my junior year. Richard (Rick) Beeman, for whom I worked as a research assistant the previous academic year (and for whom I would continue to work until I graduated), was off to a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, and he suggested that I take a course with Richard. I had no idea who Richard was. Rick taught the first half of the U.S. survey course (which is where I first met him in the fall of 1987), and he was well-known to undergraduate history majors for that, as well as for his bow ties and his bubbly and engaging personality. Richard appeared to be the opposite. At the time, he looked exactly as he did in this photo: serious and perhaps somewhat stern and severe-looking, with a resemblance one couldn't help but think to the Winthrop family (of whom he wrote). He taught a course on U.S. colonial history from time-to-time, and had made a point of advising (and publishing) undergraduate research papers from seminars he led, but I had missed all that in my first two years. Rick said that Richard was significantly underappreciated by undergraduates (who were more likely to take a course covering the colonial period from the hipper Michael Zuckerman), and he was right. I remember knocking on Richard's office door one day and asking him whether he would supervise an independent reading course with me (since he wasn't teaching his colonial course that year). Perhaps Rick told him I was coming. Perhaps Richard was astonished by my audacity. Perhaps both. Whatever it was, he said yes.

So there I was in the fall of 1989, one of ten thousand undergraduates and countless history majors at a major research university, meeting every week or two with one of the preeminent historians of seventeenth-century America, just the two of us in a high-ceilinged office, off a side-corridor on the third floor of College Hall. I still remember the first book he assigned - Peter Laslett's The World We Have Lost, which completely blew my mind (and which only last month I purchased for one of my sons). Next up was James B. Hedges's The Browns of Providence Plantations. And then I'm prettry sure it was Richard's own Sugar and Slaves: The Rise of the Planter Class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713 and maybe also Edmund S. Morgan's American Slavery, American Freedom. I imagine there was something about Pennsylvania too, as Richard (with his wife Mary Maples Dunn) had recently finished editing the papers of William Penn. Like many twenty-year olds, I didn't know enough to realize or appreciate what I had stumbled into. But I wasn't completely clueless, and wanting to have the guidance of both Richards, I asked Richard to be my major adviser. He said yes again, even though my main interests were in the late eigteenth and early nineteenth centuries. I took just that one course with him, and yet he wrote a letter for my grad school applications. Later when I was at Princeton, Richard offered me an office and a visiting title at what was then known as the Philadelphia Center for Early American Studies (now the McNeil Center) so that I could have a research home in Philadelphia where I was living with my future wife.

For me, Richard's distinguishing features - leaving aside his scholarship and brilliance and much else - were his generosity, modesty, and openness to others. He used his elevated position to promote not himself but the careers of others. In the academy, and in life, there is very little that is more estimable. He did this writ large through organization-building at the Phiadelphia Center, and he did it at the individual level, with graduate students, Center fellows, and colleagues, and even with undergraduate students who just knocked on his office door. I will always be grateful.

Mulder: The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War

Nicholas Mulder
(Cornell Univ. - History) has published The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War (Yale Univ. Press 2022). Here's the abstract:

Economic sanctions dominate the landscape of world politics today. First developed in the early twentieth century as a way of exploiting the flows of globalization to defend liberal internationalism, their appeal is that they function as an alternative to war. This view, however, ignores the dark paradox at their core: designed to prevent war, economic sanctions are modeled on devastating techniques of warfare.

Tracing the use of economic sanctions from the blockades of World War I to the policing of colonial empires and the interwar confrontation with fascism, Nicholas Mulder uses extensive archival research in a political, economic, legal, and military history that reveals how a coercive wartime tool was adopted as an instrument of peacekeeping by the League of Nations. This timely study casts an overdue light on why sanctions are widely considered a form of war, and why their unintended consequences are so tremendous.

Shaffer: Afterword: Capitalism, International Law, Race, and China’s Rise

Gregory Shaffer (Univ. of California, Irvine - Law) has posted Afterword: Capitalism, International Law, Race, and China’s Rise (International Journal of Constitutional Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
Karen Alter’s rich article, “From colonial to multilateral international law: A global capitalism and law investigation,” develops an important research agenda regarding capitalism, and its impact on what she calls “global economic law.” This Afterword builds on Alter’s essay to make four points. First, it compares Alter’s framework of international regime complexes with the framework of transnational legal orders that has been applied to a wide spectrum of issues. It shows how the latter framework is necessary to supplement Alter’s regime framework. Second, it subjects Alter’s concluding argument in favor of multilateralism to a comparative institutional perspective, which foregrounds considerations that Alter’s essay elides. It notes the contexts in which multilateral international law is, or is not, a preferred approach. Third, it substantially qualifies Alter’s concluding prediction regarding continuity with China’s rise. It stresses the implications of China’s combination of state capitalism and political authoritarianism, coupled with other transnational trends, including within the United States. Fourth, it notes her lack of engagement with the issue of race and international law, which is present in its absence, on which the framework of transnational legal orders sheds greater light.

New Issue: Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies

The latest issue of the Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies (Vol. 9, no. 1, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Emilia J. Powell & Sara M. Mitchell, Forum Shopping for the Best Adjudicator: Dispute Settlement in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
  • José Manuel Martín Osante, Spanish Maritime Navigation Law: Some Territorial Questions
  • Joshua Tallis, Small Threats and Sea Service Strategy: Seapower and Its Role in Countering Non-State Threats
  • Su Wai Mon, The Practical Implications of Unresolved Maritime Boundaries: Special Reference to the Malaysian Position
  • Edcel John A. Ibarra, Issue-Based Cooperation on Conflict Resolution in the South China Sea: Exploring Roles for ASEAN Beyond the Code of Conduct

Monday, January 24, 2022

Leins: New War Technologies and International Law: The Legal Limits to Weaponising Nanomaterials

Kobi Leins
has published New War Technologies and International Law: The Legal Limits to Weaponising Nanomaterials (Cambridge Univ. Press 2022). Here's the abstract:
The desire for humanity and the desire for security have co-existed as long as humans have been alive. As science has become increasingly sophisticated, so have the methods of self-defence by States. Nanotechnology is already changing warfare by increasing capabilities upon which armed forces are heavily reliant: more efficient energy storage, advanced photovoltaics, and improved military protective equipment to name a few of these developments. Some applications of nanomaterials by the military are both powerful and subtle, and have neurological and biological applications: 'devices that can infiltrate electronics and seize control at crucial moments, artificial “disease” agents that can rest harmlessly in victims' bodies until activated by an external signal'. The advance of the use or contemplation of use of these types of nanoscale applications by the military requires urgent analysis in light of existing international law, particularly in light of their potential effects on humans and on the environment.

d'Aspremont: Time Travel in the Law of International Responsibility

Jean d'Aspremont (Sciences Po - Law; Univ. of Manchester - Law) has posted Time Travel in the Law of International Responsibility (in Theories of International Responsibility Law, Samantha Besson ed., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This paper grapples with the temporality which international law produces and puts the emphasis on the role which the doctrine of international responsibility plays therein. This paper particularly argues that the doctrine of international responsibility, while preserving the seriality and linearity of the temporality of international law, suspends the latter’s one-directionality by allowing anyone invoking or mobilizing the doctrine of international responsibility to travel back and forth between the past of the wrongfulness and the present of responsibility. According to this argument, international responsibility thus enables a two-directional temporality. This paper shows that such two-directional temporality constitutes a discursive device at the service of the narrative function of international responsibility.

Call for Submissions: L'urgence environnementale

The Annuaire français de droit international has issued a call for submissions for a dossier in its 2022 volume on "L'urgence environnementale." The call is here.

New Issue: INTER – Revista de Direito Internacional e Direitos Humanos da UFRJ

The latest issue of INTER – Revista de Direito Internacional e Direitos Humanos da UFRJ (Vol. 4, no. 2, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Luís Alexandre Carta Winter & Ana Caroline Pugioli, A Globalização, As Transnacionais, O Pacto Global, O Compliance E A Pandemia Do Covid-19 No Brasil
  • Diogo Calazans Ferreira Heilbuth & Rodrigo Vitorino Souza Alves, A Prevenção De Desastres À Luz Das Obrigações Empresariais De Respeito Aos Direitos Humanos
  • Rocco Antonio Rangel Rosso Nelson, A Reclamação Trabalhista E A Imunidade De Jurisdição Do Estado: Evolução Do Costume Internacional
  • Amanda Pimenta Da Silva, Cities Of Goddess: Roles And Experiences Of Womanhood In The Militarized Favelas Of Rio De Janeiro
  • Richardy Videnov Alves Dos Santos, Thiago Oliveira Moreira, & Bento Herculano Duarte Neto, Controle De Convencionalidade Da Reforma Trabalhista Pelos Magistrados De 1º Grau Do Tribunal Regional Do Trabalho Da 21ª Região
  • Livia Maria Sousa & Tarin Cristino Frota Mont´Alverne, Desastres Ambientais No Meio Marinho Em Decorrência Do Derramamento De Óleo: A (In)Suficiência Dos Instrumentos Jurídicos De Mitigação Do Dano E Resposta Eficaz
  • Maria Creusa De Araújo Borges, Cristiani Pereira De Morais Gonzalez, Ângelo José Menezes Silvino, & Ângelo José Menezes Silvino, O Direito À Educação Em Direitos Humanos Após A Queda Do Muro De Berlim: O Que A Onu Tem A Dizer 32 Anos Depois?
  • Melina Girardi Fachin & Catarina Mendes Valente Ramos, “Óbito Também É Alta”: A Total Desumanização Das Pessoas Idosas Durante A Pandemia De Covid-19
  • Raquel Guerra, The Origin Of The Margin Of Appreciation And The Jurisprudence Of The European System Of Human Rights And Inter-American System Of Human Rights
  • André Luiz Valim Vieira, Tratados Internacionais E O Devido Processo Legal Na Corte Interamericana De Direitos Humanos: Alcance E Sentidos Da Proteção Judicial

Rodogno: Night on Earth: A History of International Humanitarianism in the Near East, 1918–1930

Davide Rodogno
(Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) has published Night on Earth: A History of International Humanitarianism in the Near East, 1918–1930 (Cambridge Univ. Press 2022). Here's the abstract:
Night on Earth is a broad-ranging account of international humanitarian programs in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Near East from 1918 to 1930. Davide Rodogno shows that international 'relief' and 'development' were intertwined long before the birth of the United Nations with humanitarians operating in a region devastated by war and famine and in which state sovereignty was deficient. Influenced by colonial motivations and ideologies these humanitarians attempted to reshape entire communities and nations through reconstruction and rehabilitation programmes. The book draws on the activities of a wide range of secular and religious organisations and philanthropic foundations in the US and Europe including the American Relief Administration, the American Red Cross, the Quakers, Save the Children, the Near East Relief, the American Women's Hospitals, the League of Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Seminar: Stoyanova on "Positive Obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights - Within and Beyond Boundaries"

On March 10, 2022, Liverpool Law School will host a seminar by Vladislava Stoyanova (Lund Univ. - Law) on "Positive Obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights - Within and Beyond Boundaries." Details are here.

New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal

The latest issue of Global Trade and Customs Journal (Vol. 17, no. 1, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Prabhash Ranjan, India-Afghanistan Trade and International Law
  • M.L. Schippers, W. De Wit, Proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
  • Maria Kendrick, The Legal (Im)possibilities of the EU Implementing the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting
  • M. Rafiqul Islam & Khorsed Zaman, Australia-China Dispute Over Barley Trade at the WTO: Challenges Ahead and Possible Outcomes for Australia
  • Sagar Vasan & Chandrahauns R. Chavan, Dwell Time Analysis of Clearing Import Cargo in India
  • Sang Man Kim, Some Critical & Controversial Issues on Incoterms 2020 for International Trade
  • Alessandro Fruscione, The Court of Justice of the European Union Clarifies the Relationship Between Customs Value and Delivery Costs of Goods
  • Jin Woo Kim, Interview: Pierrick Le Gallo, DuPont EMEA President

New Issue: Nordic Journal of Human Rights

The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 39, no. 3, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Dorota Anna Gozdecka, Human Rights During the Pandemic: COVID-19 and Securitisation of Health
  • Karin Åberg, Inclusion Through Conflict: Irregular Migrants, Bonnie Honig, and Political Rights
  • Ignatius Yordan Nugraha, From ‘Margin of Discretion’ to the Principles of Universality and Non-Discrimination: A Critical Assessment of the ‘Public Morals’ Jurisprudence of the Human Rights Committee
  • Nicole Stybnarova, Self-Restrained Adjudicator Meets (not so) Self-Restrained Lawmaker: Danish Human Rights Protection Tested on the ‘Forced Marriage Presupposition Rule’
  • Hanna-Maria Niemi, The Use of Human Dignity in Legal Argumentation: An Analysis of the Case Law of the Supreme Courts of Finland
  • Fanny Holm, Extraterritorial Justice: Can Swedish Trials Provide Remedies to Victims of Atrocity Crimes?
  • Sara Hellqvist, Access to Justice for Wrongful Conviction Claimants in Sweden: The Final Legal Safeguard and Levels of (In)accessibility
  • Bonolo Ramadi Dinokopila & Bonno Kgoboge, Customary Law and Limitations to Constitutional Rights in Botswana
  • Ifeoma Pamela Enemo, Challenges Still Facing the Domestication and Implementation of Key Provisions of Nigeria’s Child Rights Act of 2003
  • Jackie Dugard, Evaluating Transformative Constitutionalism in South Africa: A View from the Mineral Rights Adjudication Looking Glass

Sunday, January 23, 2022

New Issue: Trade, Law and Development

The latest issue of Trade, Law and Development (Vol. 13, no. 2, Winter 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Editorial
    • Amogh Pareek & Sahil Verma, Brick by Brick: COVID-19 and the WTO
  • Articles
    • Shishir Priyadarshi, Promoting Increased Participation of LDCs in Global Trade – A Critical Account of the Measures Taken at the WTO
    • Rafael Leal-Arcas et al., International Trade, Energy Transition and Climate Change Obligations: The perspective of small Pacific islands and the Caribbean Community
    • Christian Häberli, Food Crises (cont’d): What’s Wrong with Trade and Investment Rules?
    • Mukesh Bhatnagar, Emerging Disciplines on Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations in the WTO and the Relationship with Other International Instruments on Fisheries — A Tight Rope Walk
    • Jason Beckett, Harry Potter and the Gluttonous Machine: Reflections on International Law, Poverty, and the Secret Success of Failure
    • Apoorva Singh Vishnoi & Rishabha Meena, Has Uncertainty been Ascertained? – Delineating the Scope of Security Exceptions Provisions in the WTO Agreements and the Free Trade Agreements

New Issue: International Peacekeeping

The latest issue of International Peacekeeping (Vol. 29, no. 1, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Carla Suarez & Erin Baines ‘Together at the Heart’: Familial Relations and the Social Reintegration of Ex-combatants
  • Vytautas Isoda, Choosing the Flag in the Name of Peace: Why Have the Baltic States (Re)turned to the United Nations?
  • Shenghao Zhang, Trade Potential and UN Peacekeeping Participation
  • Daniel Druckman, Grace Mueller & Paul F. Diehl, Exploring the Compatibility of Multiple Missions in UN Peace Operations
  • Silvia Danielak, The Infrastructure of Peace: Civil–Military Urban Planning in Mali
  • Maggie Dwyer & Osman Gbla, ‘The Home Stress’: The Role of Soldiers’ Family Life on Peacekeeping Missions, the Case of Sierra Leone

Clark & Ungar: Resilience, Adaptive Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice: How Societies Recover after Collective Violence

Janine Natalya Clark
(Univ. of Birmingham) & Michael Ungar (Dalhousie Univ.) have published Resilience, Adaptive Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice: How Societies Recover after Collective Violence (Cambridge Univ. Press 2021). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
Processes of post-war reconstruction, peacebuilding and reconciliation are partly about fostering stability and adaptive capacity across different social systems. Nevertheless, these processes have seldom been expressly discussed within a resilience framework. Similarly, although the goals of transitional justice – among them (re)establishing the rule of law, delivering justice and aiding reconciliation – implicitly encompass a resilience element, transitional justice has not been explicitly theorised as a process for building resilience in communities and societies that have suffered large-scale violence and human rights violations. The chapters in this unique volume theoretically and empirically explore the concept of resilience in diverse societies that have experienced mass violence and human rights abuses. They analyse the extent to which transitional justice processes have – and can – contribute to resilience and how, in so doing, they can foster adaptive peacebuilding. This book is available as Open Access.

Mitsilegas, Fasoli, Giuffrida, & Fitzmaurice: The Legal Regulation of Environmental Crime: The International and European Dimension

Valsamis Mitsilegas
(Queen Mary Univ. of London - Law), Elena Fasoli (Univ. of Trento - Law), Fabio Giuffrida (European Commission), & Malgosia Fitzmaurice (Queen Mary Univ. of London - Law) have published The Legal Regulation of Environmental Crime: The International and European Dimension (Brill | Nijhoff 2022). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
The Legal Regulation of Environmental Crime - The International and European Dimension provides a comprehensive analysis of the international and EU legal regimes for tackling environmental crime. The book includes an in-depth analysis of the major international conventions as they relate to the regulation of environmental crime (CITES, Basel, MARPOL) and provides a holistic overview of the evolution and content of EU law in the field of environmental crime, covering substantive criminal law harmonisation, judicial cooperation and the role of EU criminal justice bodies and agencies (Europol, Eurojust and the EPPO) in fighting environmental crime. Further, the book addresses key recent policy and legislative developments in the field and offers a timely contribution to legal reform in view of the publication of new proposals on legislation on environmental crime at EU level.

Special Issue: Time and Space in the Study of International Organizations

The latest issue of Global Policy (Vol. 12, no. 7, December 2021) focuses on "Time and Space in the Study of International Organizations." Contents are here.

Conference: Human Rights and Climate Change

On January 27-28, 2022, Leiden University’s program "Beyond Anthropocentric Interests and Values? Human Rights and Climate Change" will host a conference on "Human Rights and Climate Change." Details are here.