Saturday, February 12, 2022

New Issue: Journal of Human Rights and the Environment

The latest issue of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (Vol. 12, Special Issue, December 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Emille Boulot, Anna Grear, Joshua Sterlin and Iván Darío Vargas-Roncancio, Posthuman legalities: New Materialism and law beyond the human
  • Margaret Davies, Re-forming property to address eco-social fragmentation and rift
  • Matt Harvey & Steve Vanderheiden, ‘For the trees have no tongues’: eco-feedback, speech, and the silencing of nature
  • Nick J Fox & Pam Alldred, Climate change, environmental justice and the unusual capacities of posthumans
  • Emily Jones, Posthuman international law and the rights of nature
  • Marie-Catherine Petersmann, Response-abilities of care in more-than-human worlds
  • Danielle Celermajer & Anne Therese O’Brien, Alter-transitional justice; transforming unjust relations with the more-than-human
  • Teresa Dillon, The practice of multispecies relations in urban space and its potentialities for new legal imaginaries

Job Opening: Professor of Public International Law and Regional Law (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

The Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne invites applications for a Professor of Public International Law and Regional Law to join its law school. Details are here.

Jackson: Causation and the Legal Character of Command Responsibility after Bemba at the International Criminal Court

Miles Jackson (Univ. of Oxford - Law) has posted Causation and the Legal Character of Command Responsibility after Bemba at the International Criminal Court. Here's the abstract:
This article concerns the issue of causation under Article 28 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the related foundational question of the legal character of command responsibility under that provision. It has two aims. First, it notes that across the proceedings in Bemba, judges were united in understanding command responsibility as a mode of liability. It then sets out four different positions on the question of causation in Bemba and argues that none is convincing – that none is able to escape the tensions that follow from that understanding on the legal character of command responsibility. Second, it suggests that the Court revisit that foundational understanding itself: it proposes that the Court interprets Article 28 as establishing a separate offence of omission and argues that such a reading of the Statute is plausible and attractive in principle and policy terms.

New Issue: International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics

The latest issue of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (Vol. 22, no. 1, March 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Marcel T. J. Kok & Kathrin Ludwig, Understanding international non-state and subnational actors for biodiversity and their possible contributions to the post-2020 CBD global biodiversity framework: insights from six international cooperative initiatives
  • Suzanne Kingston, Zizhen Wang, Edwin Alblas, Micheál Callaghan, Julie Foulon, Valesca Lima & Geraldine Murphy, The democratisation of European nature governance 1992–2015: introducing the comparative nature governance index
  • Sandya Nishanthi Gunasekara & Md Saiful Karim, Australia’s interaction with Asian countries in the negotiation for an international agreement for the marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction
  • José Miguel Rodríguez-Antón, Luis Rubio-Andrada, María Soledad Celemín-Pedroche & Soraya María Ruíz-Peñalver, From the circular economy to the sustainable development goals in the European Union: an empirical comparison
  • Lauri Peterson, Domestic and international climate policies: complementarity or disparity?
  • Maira Bauer, Mariya Bulatenko, & Natalia Shimshirt, Development of corporate investment funds as a tool to achieve the goals of international treaties in the field of climate change
  • Fikri Muhammad, Environmental agreement under the non-interference principle: the case of ASEAN agreement on transboundary haze pollution
  • Zhi-Jiang Liu, Vera Snezhko, & Anastasia Kurilova, International legal instruments for stimulating green building and construction business: Russian case study
  • Roza Zhamiyeva, Gulmira Sultanbekova, Gulnara Balgimbekova, Kuat Mussin, Maral Abzalbekova & Murat Kozhanov, Problems of the effectiveness of the implementation of international agreements in the field of waste management: the study of the experience of Kazakhstan in the context of the applicability of European legal practices
  • Yue Zhao, Xuefei Xiong, Sicheng Wu & Kaixaing Zhang, Protection of prior and late developers of transboundary water resources in international treaty practices: a review of 416 international water agreements

Friday, February 11, 2022

Adeola: Compliance with International Human Rights Law in Africa: Essays in Honour of Frans Viljoen

Aderomola Adeola
(Univ. of Pretoria - Centre for Human Rights) has published Compliance with International Human Rights Law in Africa: Essays in Honour of Frans Viljoen (Oxford Univ. Press 2022). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:

This collection of essays in honour of Frans Viljoen shines a light on the increasingly important place of compliance in international law. With essays from leading scholars in the field of international human rights law, this festschrift provides compelling analysis of the nature of compliance in the African human rights context, the challenges that affect its place in these legal systems, and the ways in which increased compliance can be achieved.

The volume is divided into three parts exploring: theoretical perspectives, thematic perspectives, and institutional perspectives. Each in turn helps to build a picture of theory and practice charting the historic developments of human rights law with several case studies to illustrate. Contributors provide detailed comparison with other national legal systems, such as the Inter-American IACHR and Court, placing these reflections in their global comparative context. The work concludes by considering the ways in which challenges can be overcome to achieve increased compliance with international human rights law in Africa.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

New Issue: Human Rights Quarterly

The latest issue of the Human Rights Quarterly (Vol. 44, no. 1, February 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Aaron Fellmeth & Siobhán McInerney-Lankford, International Human Rights Law and the Concept of Good Governance
  • Jonathan Todres & Ursula Kilkelly, Advancing Children’s Rights Through the Arts
  • Andrew Rosser, Kate Macdonald, & Ken M.P. Setiawan, Implementing the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Insights from Indonesia
  • Penelope J.S. Stein & Michael Ashley Stein, Disability, Human Rights, and Climate Justice
  • Paul Hunt, Sonia Bhalotra, & Carmel Williams, The Role and Impact of the Right to Health: Evidence from Brazil’s Family Health Program
  • Satvinder S. Juss, Religious Satire, Moral Restraint and the Charlie Hebdo Cartoons
  • Li Chen, A Contemporaneous Interpretation of Chung-Shu Lo’s Reply to the UNESCO Human Rights Survey
  • Kate Nash, Knowing Through Human Rights Films

Symposium: Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos en el siglo XXI / Inter-American System of Human Rights in the 21st Century

The latest issue of the International Journal of Constitutional Law (Vol. 19, no. 4, October 2021) contains a symposium on "Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos en el siglo XXI / Inter-American System of Human Rights in the 21st Century." Contents include:
  • Symposium: Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos en el siglo XXI / Inter-American System of Human Rights in the 21st Century
    • Ximena Fuentes Torrijo, La evolución de la relación normativa entre el Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos y los sistemas jurídicos nacionales / The evolution of the normative relationship between the Interamerican System of Human Rights and national jurisdictions
    • Carlos Bernal, Tres desafíos de legitimidad del Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos / Three legitimacy challenges to the InterAmerican System of Human Rights
    • Alexandra Huneeus, ¿A quién le pertenece el Sistema Interamericano? Llamado a nuevas perspectivas sociojurídicas en la investigación académica / To whom does the Interamerican System belong? A call for new socio-legal perspectives
    • Roberto Gargarella, La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos y la “conversación entre iguales” / The Inter-American Human Rights Court and the “conversation among equals”
    • Mariela Morales Antoniazzi, El mandato transformador del Sistema Interamericano como respuesta a la pandemia a la luz del test democrático / The Inter-American System’s transformative mandate as a response to the pandemic in light of the democratic test
    • Elizabeth Salmón, La permanente necesidad de un mecanismo transparente de elección de miembros de la CIDH y la Corte IDH / The permanent need for a transparent mechanism for the election of the members of the IACHR and the IACtHR
    • Francisca Pou Giménez, La igualdad sustantiva interamericana: Avances y debates pendientes / Inter-American substantive equality: Steps forward and pending debates
    • Juana Acosta-López & Ana Idárraga, Retos de la jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en la categorización de conductas como crímenes internacionales / Challenges of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ jurisprudence in the categorization of conducts as international crimes
    • Jorge Contesse, Autoridad y disenso en la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos / Authority and dissent in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Call for Papers: De-formalizing the International Judiciary

The ESIL Interest Group on International Courts and Tribunals has issued a call for papers for a workshop on "De-formalizing the International Judiciary," to be held as a side-event to the ESIL 2022 Annual Conference on August 31, 2022. The call is here.

Call for Papers: "New Voices" Panels for ASIL Annual Meeting

The American Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for two "New Voices" sessions for junior scholars and practitioners to present their works-in-progress at the 2022 ASIL Annual Meeting. Here's the call:

The Annual Meeting Committee plans to include two "New Voices" sessions that will provide a platform for junior scholars and practitioners to present their works-in-progress. The Society invites submissions from current students, non-tenured scholars, and junior practitioners on any topic of international law related to the theme of the meeting.

Abstracts should be well developed and reflect advanced progress on a paper that will be presented at the Meeting. Drafts of the papers will be due to the commentator by March 17, 2022.

Send your abstract to asilannualmeeting@asil.org by no later than Monday, February 28, 2022 at 12 noon ET, with the subject line "New Voices Proposal." Please send the abstract as a Microsoft Word attachment, including your name and contact information (email address & affiliation). Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words. Selected authors will be notified by Friday, March 4, 2022.

Call for Submissions: 20th Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Rome Statute

Ius Inter Gentes – Revista de Derecho Internacional y Relaciones Internacionales has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on "20th Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Rome Statute." The call is here.

Call for Submissions: Palestine Yearbook of International Law

The Palestine Yearbook of International Law has issued a call for submissions for its volume 24. The deadline March 31, 2022. The call is here.

Lecture: Ranganathan on "Terra/aqueous: Vexing Vents and Amphibious Legalities in the Anthropocene"

On February 23, 2022, Surabhi Ranganathan (Univ. of Cambridge - Law) will deliver the ninth lecture of the 2021-2022 Essex Public International Law Lecture Series. The topic is: "Terra/aqueous: Vexing Vents and Amphibious Legalities in the Anthropocene." Details are here.

Armitage: George III and the Law of Nations

David Armitage (Harvard Univ. - History) has published George III and the Law of Nations (William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., Vol. 79, no. 1, pp. 3-30, January 2022). Here's the abstract:
This article examines how George III, from his early years as prince of Wales in the 1750s through to the twilight of his active rulership in the early nineteenth century, was engaged with what contemporaries called the law of nations, in theory and in practice. It particularly highlights his princely education, how as king he gathered and processed information about imperial and international affairs, and how his constitutional and juridical knowledge shaped his understanding of international relations, the American Revolution, and the abolition of slavery, among other pressing contemporary questions. From an examination of the Georgian Papers at Windsor Castle and the King’s Library at the British Library, a new picture emerges of George III as a thoughtful, engaged, and at times surprisingly radical student of, among other sources, Montesquieu and Blackstone. This portrayal presents George III as a modernizing monarch uniquely well equipped to reflect on the changing nature of sovereignty in an age of revolutions that spanned from his own British kingdoms to the Hawaiian monarchy of King Kamehameha I. An appendix to the article publishes for the first time the precociously critical reflections on slavery and the slave trade George drew from Montesquieu’s De l’esprit des loix in the late 1750s.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

New Issue: La Comunità Internazionale

The latest issue of La Comunità Internazionale (Vol. 76, no. 4, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Interventi
    • Nicola Acocella, La scuola: acquisizione di un patrimonio culturale dato o sviluppo di nuove cognizioni, valori e modelli di comportamento? (Parte II)
  • Articoli e Saggi
    • Susanna Cafaro, Una crescente democrazia sovranazionale è possibile (e magari anche auspicabile)
    • Marco Argentini, Ascesa e declino del ruolo di health keeper del Consiglio di sicurezza
    • Luigi Zuccari, L’Accordo Serbia-Kosovo alla luce del diritto internazionale dei trattati
  • Osservatorio Europeo
    • Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo, La sentenza del 5 maggio 2020 della Corte costituzionale federale tedesca sulle misure non convenzionali di politica monetaria: meriti e criticità
  • Osservatorio Diritti Umani
    • Giulia Perrone, L’utilizzo del dato scientifico nella giurisprudenza recente della CEDU: riflessioni sugli obblighi vaccinali
  • Note e Commenti
    • Mariaida Cristarella Oristano, Climate justice e tutela dei diritti umani: il caso Carvalho dinnanzi alla Corte di Lussemburgo

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

New Issue: Leiden Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Leiden Journal of International Law (Vol. 35, no. 1, March 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Editorial
    • Daniel Peat & Cecily Rose, International law from the outside: Insights from the Dutch Research Council (NWO)
  • International Legal Theory
    • José Duke S. Bagulaya, Between the utopian imaginaries of literature and international law: The question of the insurgent child in international legal discourse and Kris Montañez’s Youth
    • B.S. Chimni, The international law of jurisdiction: A TWAIL perspective
  • International Law and Theory
    • Andrea Leiter, Protecting concessionary rights: General principles and the making of international investment law
  • International Law and Practice
    • Nicholas J. Diamond & Kabir A. N. Duggal, Inter-regime conversations: What barriers persist for individuals in international law?
    • Michael Sheng-ti Gau & Si-han Zhao, Outer limits of the continental shelf beyond CLCS recommendations and Article 76(8) of UNCLOS: With reference to Japan’s Cabinet Order No. 302
    • Valeria Vázquez Guevara, Prologue to truth: Argentina’s National Commission on the Disappeared and the authority of international law
    • Pasha L. Hsieh, Shaping new interregionalism: The EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement and beyond
    • Giorgio Gaja, Unilateral declarations excluding bilateral relations under a multilateral treaty
  • International Criminal Courts and Tribunals: International Court of Justice
    • Zeno Crespi Reghizzi, The objects and effects of non-party intervention before the International Court of Justice
    • Walter Arévalo Ramírez, Resistance to territorial and maritime delimitation judgments of the International Court of Justice and clashes with ‘territory clauses’ in the Constitutions of Latin American states

Monday, February 7, 2022

New Issue: Journal of International Criminal Justice

The latest issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice (Vol. 19, no. 5, November 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Amina Adanan, Reflecting on the Genocide Convention in its Eighth Decade: How Universal Jurisdiction Developed over Genocide
    • Ekaterina A Kopylova, The ‘Prosecutor Amicus Curiae’ at the International Criminal Tribunals
  • Symposium: Application of ICL to Information and Communication Technologies, in particular to Cyber-operations
    • Jennifer Trahan, The Criminalization of Cyber-operations Under the Rome Statute
    • Simon McKenzie, Cyber Operations against Civilian Data: Revisiting War Crimes against Protected Objects and Property in the Rome Statute
  • Cases Before International Courts and Tribunals
    • Michelle Burgis-Kasthala, Assembling Atrocity Archives for Syria: Assessing the Work of the CIJA and the IIIM
    • Laura Di Gianfrancesco, The STL Still Struggles with the Method for Interpreting its Statute: The Ayyash et al. Trial Judgment Departs from the Tribunal’s ‘Tadić’ on the Identification of the Applicable Law
    • Gaiane Nuridzhanian, A Second Bite at the Cherry: A Case for Introducing Revision of Tainted Acquittals into the Rome Statute
  • National Prosecution of International Crimes: Legislation and Cases
    • Aziz Epik, No Functional Immunity for Crimes under International Law before Foreign Domestic Courts: An Unequivocal Message from the German Federal Court of Justice

New Volume: Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

The latest volume of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (Vol. 23, 2020) is out. Contents include:
  • Expert Manuals
    • Yoram Dinstein, Law of Armed Conflict Manuals
    • Heather A. Harrison Dinniss, A Room Full of Experts: Expert Manuals and Their Influence on the Development of International Law
    • Alfons Vanheusden, The Leuven Manual on the International Law Applicable to Peace Operations: An Ambitious Sui Generis Expert Panel Manual with Time on Its Side?
  • Other Articles
    • Jolanda Jackelien Andela, Examining a Norm of Customary International Law that Criminalises the Intentional Use of Starvation of the Civilian Population as a Method of Warfare
    • Rebecca J. Barber, Does International Law Permit the Provision of Humanitarian Assistance Without Host State Consent? Territorial Integrity, Necessity and the Determinative Function of the General Assembly
    • Klaudia Klonowska, Article 36: Review of AI Decision-Support Systems and Other Emerging Technologies of Warfare

Conference: 2022 ESIL Research Forum

The European Society of International Law's 2022 Research Forum will take place March 31-April 1, 2022, hosted by the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security. The theme is: "International Law and Global Security: Regulating an Illusion?" The program is here. Registration is open here. This is a hybrid event.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

New Volume: Anuario Colombiano de Derecho Internacional

The latest volume of the Anuario Colombiano de Derecho Internacional (Vol. 15, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Eduardo Jequier Lehuedé, Arbitraje de consumo: Bases dogmáticas de un modelo para el acceso a la justicia del consumidor en Chile desde la mirada del derecho internacional y comparado
  • Ivette S. Esis Villarroel & María Gabriela De Abreu, La identificación de la expropiación indirecta: el análisis de los criterios de privación de la propiedad y del tiempo utilizados en la práctica arbitral reciente
  • Patricio Masbernat & Gloria Ramos-Fuentes, Doctrina judicial del principio quid pro quo sobre inmunidades de jurisdicción de organizaciones internacionales en Francia e Italia
  • Luciano Pezzano, Crímenes de lesa humanidad: obligaciones estatales y Responsabilidad de Proteger
  • Cindy Paola Hawkins Rada, Forced migration and reproductive rights: Pregnant women fleeing Venezuela
  • Raudiel Peña Barrios, Cuba y el sistema interamericano. Entre el mito político y la realidad jurídica
  • Yadira Elena Alarcón Palacio, El reglamento (UE) 650 de 2012 de sucesiones internacionales y el paradigma forum/ius. Una mirada a su proceso de creación y a su desarrollo jurisprudencial

Payne, Bernal-Bermúdez, & Pereira: Economic Actors and the Limits of Transitional Justice: Truth and Justice for Business Complicity in Human Rights Violations

Leigh A. Payne
(Univ. of Oxford), Laura Bernal-Bermúdez (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana), & Gabriel Pereira (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas of Argentina) have published Economic Actors and the Limits of Transitional Justice: Truth and Justice for Business Complicity in Human Rights Violations (Oxford Univ. Press 2022). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
The rights of victims to truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-repetition when businesses are involved in past and present abuses are seldom guaranteed. A legacy of impunity has prevailed globally in which economic actors have incurred few legal or financial (indemnity) costs for violating behaviour. Examining cases in Nazi Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Perú, the Philippines and South Africa, this edited volume traces business accountability efforts. It identifies the tools applicable to different country contexts that have facilitated corporate accountability for human rights violations, while also flagging the barriers that persist. This volume presents the past and the present of accountability for corporations complicit in gross human rights violations, and also considers what the future may hold.

Schiedermair, Schwarz, & Steiger: Theory and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights

Stephanie Schiedermair
, Alexander Schwarz, & Dominik Steiger have published Theory and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights (Nomos 2022). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
This edited book brings you a collection of current, critical issues regarding the theory and practice of the European Court of Human Rights. The book is divided into three parts: procedural concerns, principles and jurisprudence, and interaction with national legal systems.