Saturday, March 5, 2022

New Volume: Asian Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the Asian Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 25, 2019) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Feature: 30 Years and 25 Volumes – DILA and the Asian Yearbook of International Law
    • Kevin Y.L. Tan, DILA at 30: A Personal Reflection
    • Seryon Lee, A Panoramic Review of the State Practice Section in the Asian Yearbook of International Law
  • Articles
    • Makoto Seta, The Asian Contribution to the Development of International Law: Focusing on the ReCAAP
    • Tran Viet Dung, Vietnam’s Experiences with International Investment Agreements Governance: Issues and Solutions
    • Arron N. Honniball, The Right of Access to Port and the Impact of Historic Fishing Rights
    • Ratna Juwita, The Amendment of Anti-corruption Law in Indonesia: The Contribution to the Development of International Anti-corruption Law
    • Thi Hong Yen Nguyen, Challenges in Ensuring the Rights of Vietnamese Migrant Workers in the Globalization Context – The Two Sides of the Development Process

Friday, March 4, 2022

New Issue: Nordic Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of International Law (Vol. 91, no. 1, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Nordic Visions of International Migration and Refugee Law
    • Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen & Sarah Scott Ford, Introduction: Nordic Visions of International Migration and Refugee Law
    • Rebecca Thorburn Stern, Great Expectations? Some Thoughts on the Impact of Incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child for Asylum-seeking Children in the Nordic Countries
    • Sarah Scott Ford, Nordic Migration Cases before the UN Treaty Bodies: Pathways of International Accountability?
    • Saila Heinikoski & Tatu Hyttinen, The Impact of Covid-19 on the Free Movement Regime in the North: Analysis of Border Closures in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden
    • Matthew Scott & Russell Garner, Nordic Norms, Natural Disasters, and International Protection: Swedish and Finnish Practice in European Perspective
    • Jens Vedsted-Hansen, Legislative and Judicial Strategies in Danish Law: Accommodation or Evasion of International Obligations?
    • Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen & Sune Klinge, Arctic Asylum: The Legal Regulation of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in Greenland and Svalbard
    • Nikolas Feith Tan, Policy Analysis: Visions of the Realistic? Denmark’s Legal Basis for Extraterritorial Asylum
  • Memorial Lecture
    • James C. Hathaway, Atle Grahl-Madsen, Founder of the Academic Discipline of Refugee Law

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Conference: International Law Association British Branch Spring Conference

The International Law Association British Branch Spring Conference will take place on April 28-29, 2022, at the University of Surrey (in the hybrid mode). The theme is: "International Law and Climate Change." Registration and program are here.

New Issue: Business and Human Rights Journal

The latest issue of the Business and Human Rights Journal (Vol. 7, no. 1, February 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: From Formalism to Feminism: Gender, Business and Human Rights
    • Nora Götzmann, Joanna Bourke Martignoni, Bonita Meyersfeld, & Harpreet Kaur, From Formalism to Feminism: Gender, Business and Human Rights
    • Clare Patton, Marisa McVey, & Ciara Hackett, Enough of the ‘Snake Oil’: Applying a Business and Human Rights Lens to the Sexual and Reproductive Wellness Industry
    • Nancy R Tapias Torrado, Overcoming Silencing Practices: Indigenous Women Defending Human Rights from Abuses Committed in Connection to Mega-Projects: A Case in Colombia
    • Ramona Vijeyarasa & Mark Liu, Fast Fashion for 2030: Using the Pattern of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to Cut a More Gender-Just Fashion Sector
    • Lina M Céspedes-Báez, Enrique Prieto-Ríos, & Juan P Pontón-Serra, Informal Mining in Colombia: Gender-Based Challenges for the Implementation of the Business and Human Rights Agenda
    • Roseanne Russell, Women and the ‘Business’ of Human Rights: The Problem with Women’s Empowerment Projects and the Need for Corporate Reform
    • Charmika Samaradiwakera-Wijesundara, Reframing Corporate Subjectivity: Systemic Inequality and the Company at the Intersection of Race, Gender and Poverty
    • Grace Mutung’u, The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, Women and Digital ID in Kenya: A Decolonial Perspective
    • Amanda Lyons & Cooper Christiancy, Reclaiming the Human Rights Foundations of the UN Standards of Conduct for Business on Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI People
    • Bernadette Gutmann & Shreyasi Jha, Emer O’Doherty, & Ranjavati Banerji, Selling Stereotypes: Reviewing the Impact of Business Advertisements on Gender Norms and Socialization
    • Yingyi Luo, Shelley Marshall, & Denise Cuthbert, The Human Rights Implications of Not-for-Profit Surrogacy Organizations in Cross-Border Commercial Surrogacy: An Australian Case Study
    • Mary Kuira, The Implications of the Adoption of a Model Sexual Harassment Policy Within the Flower Sector in Kenya
    • Juliana Bertholdi & Danielle Anne Pamplona, A Feminist Analysis of the Legal Mechanisms of Protection and Repair in the Context of the Brazilian Extractive Industry: The Doce River Case
    • Sorcha MacLeod & Nelleke van Amstel, Private Military and Security Companies and Gendered Human Rights Challenges: Oversight or Blatant Disregard?

New Issue: Netherlands International Law Review

The latest issue of the Netherlands International Law Review (Vol. 68, no. 3, December 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue on Preventive Obligation
    • Eva Rieter, Preventive Obligations: Some Introductory Comments
    • Carla Ferstman, Do Guarantees of Non-Recurrence Actually Help to Prevent Systemic Violations? Reflections on Measures Taken to Prevent Domestic Violence
    • Paulo de Tarso Lugon Arantes, The Due Diligence Standard and the Prevention of Racism and Discrimination
    • Opeoluwa A. Badaru, Due Diligence and International Cooperation to Ensure Food Justice in the Context of Land Grabbing
    • Robert McCorquodale & Justine Nolan, The Effectiveness of Human Rights Due Diligence for Preventing Business Human Rights Abuses
  • Ahmed Almutawa, The Failure of the Arab Court of Human Rights and the Conflicting Logics of Legitimacy, Sovereignty, Orientalism and Cultural Relativism

New Issue: African Journal of International and Comparative Law

The latest issue of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law (Vol. 30, no. 1, February 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Sanita van Wyk, Climate Change Law and Policy in South Africa and Mauritius: Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies in Terms of the Paris Agreement
  • Andy Schmulow, Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) in the South African Banking Industry: Laying the Groundwork for Twin Peaks
  • Willem H. Gravett, Digital Neocolonialism: The Chinese Surveillance State in Africa
  • Yahya Duro Uthman Hambali, Integrating Victim Perspective into the Nigerian Criminal Justice System Through an Assessment of Pre-Colonial Adjudicatory Process
  • Michelle Rufaro Maziwisa & Ebenezer Durojaye, Engendering Legal and Institutional Reforms to Ensure Access to Reproductive Justice for Women in Zimbabwe: A Case Study of the Mapingure Case
  • James Henry Olobo-Lalobo, Surrogacy Legislation and Kenya's ART Bill 2019: Reproductive Uhuru (Freedom) A Myth or a Reality for Infertile Citizens?
  • Chukwuma Samuel Adesina Okoli, Territorial Jurisdiction Relating to Succession and Administration of Estates under Nigerian Conflict of Laws

Scali: Sovereign Debt and Socio-Economic Rights Beyond Crisis: The Neoliberalisation of International Law

Emma Luce Scali
(Birmingham City Univ. - Law) has published Sovereign Debt and Socio-Economic Rights Beyond Crisis: The Neoliberalisation of International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2022). Here's the abstract:
This book offers a distinctive critical discussion of the relationship between sovereign debt and socio-economic human rights in the context of the contemporary global neoliberal economic order, going beyond strictly 'post-crisis' approaches and emphasising the structural character and consistent growth of public and private indebtedness. It reflects on the implications of mounting debt for the actual ability of States to realise human rights in a world of escalating indebtedness, inequality and insecurity. It expands existing definitions of neoliberalism by reflecting in particular on neoliberalism's epistemological underpinnings, and provides a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the 2009 Greek debt crisis and the main elements of post-crisis developments in international and EU law, arguing that the 'neoliberalisation of law' has essentially been advanced in the wake of the Eurozone debt crisis.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

New Issue: Questions of International Law

The latest issue of Questions of International Law / Questioni di Diritto Internazionale (no. 89, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Looking for the best interests of the child (BIC) in the least expected places: Can it really make a difference?
    • Introduced by Francesca Capone
    • Francesca Ippolito, The best interests of the child: Another string to the environmental and climate protection bow?
    • Paolo Vargiu, The significance of the ‘best interests of the child’ principle in international investment law
    • Stefano Saluzzo, The best interests of the child in international trade policies: Some remarks on child labour and trade

New Issue: Transnational Legal Theory

The latest issue of Transnational Legal Theory (Vol. 12, no. 4, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Antoine Duval, How Qatar’s migrant workers became FIFA’s Problem: a transnational struggle for responsibility
  • Hassan M. Ahmad, Parent company liability in transnational human rights disputes: an interactional model to overcome the veil in home state courts
  • Hiruni Alwishewa, Arms exports to conflict zones and the two hats of arms companies
  • Joseph Orangias, Towards global public trust doctrines: an analysis of the transnationalisation of state stewardship duties

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Call for Papers: Sustainable Agriculture: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Technologies and the Law

Climate Law has issued a call for papers for a workshop on “Sustainable Agriculture: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Technologies and the Law,” to be held in Cairo in advance of UNFCCC COP 27. The call is here.

New Issue: Archiv des Völkerrechts

The latest issue of Archiv des Völkerrechts (Vol. 59, no. 4, 2021) is out. Contents include:
  • Abhandlungen
    • Katharina Parameswaran-Seiffert, Compliance challenges of lethal autonomous weapon systems with international humanitarian law – recent developments
    • Sina Fontana, Sexualisierte Gewalt im bewaffneten Konflikt: Wie das Völkerrecht der Genderdimension begegnet
    • Florian Kriener, Viktoria Schmidt, Privatisierte Demokratieförderung – Die völkerrechtliche Zurechnung halbstaatlicher Demokratieförderer am Beispiel der deutschen politischen Stiftungen und des National Endowment for Democracy
  • Beiträge und Berichte
    • Dietrich Westphal, Rafael L. Heinisch, Oliver Schmidt, & Arne P. Wegner, Zur aktuellen Debatte um die Resilienzarchitektur der NATO

Monday, February 28, 2022

Lischewski: Lawful by Design: Measuring Procedural Justice in Global Governance

Isabel Lischewski
(Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster) has published Lawful by Design: Measuring Procedural Justice in Global Governance (Cambridge Univ. Press 2022). Here's the abstract:
In recent years, the procedural rules of global governance institutions have come under scrutiny from scholars worldwide and have been conceptualized as akin to domestic administrative law. However, one question has so far not been addressed: who shapes this procedure and why? In the present work, Isabel Lischewski develops a simple matrix connecting procedure and state interest. When this matrix is applied to a sample of forty diverse institutions, fascinating patterns emerge, which are further explored through in-depth case studies. It is shown that states prefer to balance sovereignty preservation through procedure with the costs it entails. Thus, normative considerations are not the predominant basis on which this procedure is designed. The research provides original insights into the landscape of global governance procedure and cautions against a notion of “apolitical” administration law.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Walker, Llobet Anglí, & Cancio Meliá: Precursor Crimes of Terrorism: The Criminalisation of Terrorism Risk in Comparative Perspective

Clive Walker
(Univ. of Leeds - Law), Mariona Llobet Anglí (Pompeu Fabra Univ. - Law), & Manuel Cancio Meliá (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Law) have published Precursor Crimes of Terrorism: The Criminalisation of Terrorism Risk in Comparative Perspective (Edward Elgar Publishing 2022). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:

This illuminating book offers a timely assessment of the development and proliferation of precursor crimes of terrorism, exploring the functions and implications of these expanding offences in different jurisdictions. In response to new modes and sources of terrorism, attempts to pre-empt potential attacks through precursor offences have emerged. This book examines not only the meanings and effectiveness of this approach, but also the challenges posed to human rights and social and economic development.

Featuring contributions from leading academic and practitioner experts in counter-terrorism law, the book covers the broad scope of activities tackled by these new legal interventions, including membership, collaboration, communications, training and financing. Taking a comparative approach that relies on extensive experience in various jurisdictions, including the UK and Spain, the chapters also discuss important related issues such as international cooperation, investigations and penology, offering insights into the context of policies and practices.