Saturday, April 9, 2022

New Issue: International Peacekeeping

The latest issue of International Peacekeeping (Vol. 29, no. 2, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Sean William Kane, Making Peace When the Whole World Has Come to Fight: The Mediation of Internationalized Civil Wars
  • Tamer Morris, State Responsibility and Accountability in UN Peacekeeping: The Case of The Mothers of Srebrenica v. The Netherlands
  • Martin Welz, Institutional Choice, Risk, and Control: The G5 Sahel and Conflict Management in the Sahel
  • Wouter Reggers, Valérie Rosoux & David Mwambari, In Memory of Peacekeepers: Belgian Blue Helmets and Belgian Politics
  • Dustin Johnson, Women as the Essential Protectors of Children?: Gender and Child Protection in UN Peacekeeping
  • Philipp Neubauer, Cornelius Friesendorf & Ursula C. Schroeder, Everyday Police Work Abroad: A Story of Experience, Continuity and Change in Multilateral Missions

New Issue: Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé

The latest issue of the Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé (2021, no. 4) is out. Contents include:
  • G. Willems, Le droit de la famille revu et corrigé par les juges des droits humains. Réflexions sur la diversité des stratégies juridictionnelles et les enjeux du dialogue interjuridictionnel au départ du cas du mariage homosexuel
  • M.K. Ndassa Chouarupouo, Plaidoyer pour la mutabilité des régimes matrimoniaux en droit camerounais
  • G. Georgijevic, La responsabilité civile des médecins employés par des hôpitaux publics à Maurice
  • A.J. Bullier, The Construction of the Customary Law of Peace Latin America and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

New Issue: Ocean Development & International Law

The latest issue of Ocean Development & International Law (Vol. 53, no. 1, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Vivek Chandra & John R. Morss, UNCLOS and Maritime Boundary Disputes in Areas of Hydrocarbon Potential: Oil Under Troubled Waters?
  • Frances Anggadi, Establishment, Notification, and Maintenance: The Package of State Practice at the Heart of the Pacific Islands Forum Declaration on Preserving Maritime Zones
  • Nian Peng & Chow Bing Ngeow, Managing the South China Sea Dispute: Multilateral and Bilateral Approaches
  • Nengye Liu, Alexander Proelss & Valentin Schatz, Regulating Exceptions for Research and Exploratory Fishing in Southern Ocean Marine Protected Areas: A Comparative Analysis on Balancing Conservation and Commercial Use

Friday, April 8, 2022

New Issue: Review of International Organizations

The latest issue of the Review of International Organizations (Vol. 17, no. 2, April 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Institutional Complexity in Global Governance
    • Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni & Oliver Westerwinter, The global governance complexity cube: Varieties of institutional complexity in global governance
    • Kenneth W. Abbott & Benjamin Faude, Hybrid institutional complexes in global governance
    • Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni, Ordering global governance complexes: The evolution of the governance complex for international civil aviation
    • Yoram Z. Haftel & Tobias Lenz, Measuring institutional overlap in global governance
    • Daniel Verdier, Bargaining strategies for governance complex games
    • Karen J. Alter, The promise and perils of theorizing international regime complexity in an evolving world

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Chinkin: Women, Peace and Security and International Law

Christine Chinkin
(London School of Economics - Law) has published Women, Peace and Security and International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2022). Here's the abstract:
In 2000, the UN Security Council adopted the ground-breaking Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) placing women at the centre of the agenda, thanks to years of campaigning. The Resolution recognises the differential impact of armed conflict on women and men, draws attention to the 'inextricable links between gender equality and international peace and security' and stresses the 'important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace-building'. But what exactly is the WPS agenda and what is its content? What are its implications for peace and for security? And what does it mean for international lawyers? Through the narratives of women's activism and of international law this book seeks to make the WPS agenda better known to international lawyers and to ask whether it is, or could become, an international legal regime that conforms and responds to the realities of women's lives.

Gulati: Access to Justice and International Organisations: Coordinating Jurisdiction between the National and Institutional Legal Orders

Rishi Gulati
has published Access to Justice and International Organisations: Coordinating Jurisdiction between the National and Institutional Legal Orders (Cambridge Univ. Press 2022). Here's the abstract:
We live in a denial of justice age when it comes to the individual pursuit of justice against international organisations (IOs). Victims of institutional conduct are generally not provided reasonable means of dispute settlement at the international level. They also have been unable to seek justice at the national level due to IO immunities, which aim to secure institutional independence. Access to justice and IO independence are equally important values and realising them both has so far proven elusive. Private international law techniques can help allocate regulatory authority between the national and institutional orders in a nuanced manner by maintaining IO independence without sacrificing access to justice. As private international law rules can be adjusted nationally without the need for international action, the solution proposed can be readily implemented, thereby resolving a conundrum that public international law has not been able to address for decades.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Conference: International Law & Conflict at Sea

The 4th Annual Alexander C. Cushing International Law Conference, on the topic "International Law & Conflict at Sea," will take place in-person at the U.S. Naval War College, on May 16-18, 2022. The program is here. To attend, please register here.

Call for Submissions: Cambridge International Law Journal

The Cambridge International Law Journal invites submissions for its Volume 11(2) to be published in December 2022 on the theme "Strengthening Global Governance through International Law: Challenges and Opportunities." Here's the call:

The Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) is pleased to invite submissions for Volume 11(2) to be published in December 2022 on the theme 'Strengthening Global Governance through International Law: Challenges and Opportunities.' This issue builds upon the 11th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference, held on 26 and 27 March 2022, but is open to submissions from all authors including those who did not present or participate in the Conference.

Global governance bodies increasingly perform activities of government, including through the regulation of individual human and collective State activity. Yet the integrity of global governance today is contingent on the function and role of international law. This is evidenced by States actively expanding the breadth and scope of international rules to regulate emerging challenges, including sea-level rise and cyberspace. The development of international rules on themes such as marine activities, armed conflict, international trade, and human rights, equally demonstrate the contribution of international law. However, as the Sustainable Development Goals indicate, international law must rise to meet new issues, including eradicating hunger and poverty, empowering girls and women, and protecting the environment. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that solutions must be coordinated at a global scale for crises faced by humankind.

The Editorial Board welcomes diverse contributions that focus on one or more areas of international law or EU law, such as the role of international courts and tribunals, environmental law, cyberspace, trade and investment, human rights, and international humanitarian law and security. Alternatively, articles may address crosscutting issues or themes. For example:

  • How has the relationship between international law and global governance developed over time? What is the current relationship between international law and global governance? 
  • What are new issues that international law and global governance have to address? How may international law and global governance address these issues? 
  • What are the current contributions and limitations of established and emerging stakeholders in international law to global governance? What is their potential to confront novel challenges? 
  • What are competing visions for the future of international law and the future of global governance?

Articles addressing other topics within the theme, or that engage with current themes in international law, are also welcome. 

Submission information

Submissions must be received through the online Submittable platform by 11:59 pm (BST) on Friday, 13 May 2022.

The Journal accepts the following types of manuscripts:

  1. Articles between 6,000 and 12,000 including footnotes; and
  2. Case Notes, including substantive analysis, not exceeding 3,000 words including footnotes.

Please list the word count of the text and the footnotes on your manuscript. Ensure that your manuscript does not contain any reference to your personal or professional identity. Note that, as compared with past calls for papers, we are no longer accepting short articles of less than 6,000 words.

All copies must be submitted in Word (.doc) or (.docx) format and must conform to our style guidelines, which are available at the following links:

Submissions must not already be published elsewhere. Submissions that are available online as working papers or discussion papers for which the author retains copyright must be taken down immediately upon acceptance for publication by the CILJ.
For full submission instructions for authors, please visit That website contains a tab titled "Author Submissions" under which you will find the CILJ Author Information Form. That form should be included as the first page of your otherwise anonymised article that is uploaded to this platform. Please be assured that it will be removed before the article is sent for peer review.

Further information can be obtained from the Editors-in-Chief at

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

New Issue: Journal of International Arbitration

The latest issue of the Journal of International Arbitration (Vol. 39, no. 2, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • V. K. Rajah Sc, W(h)ither Institutional Terms of Reference?
  • Darius Chan & Zhi Jia Koh, A Requirement, A Factor, or A Figure of Speech? Role of Prejudice When Challenging Awards Under the Model Law
  • Damien Charlotin, Leonor Díaz-Córdova, & Lucy Greenwood, Noises Off: Towards Greater Consistency in International Arbitration Awards
  • Anastasia Goryacheva & Natalia Kisliakova, Non-recognition of Dissenting Opinions in CAS as a Controversial and Unresolved Matter
  • Boris Kasolowsky & Roopa Mathews, The Arbitrability of Corporate Disputes After Fulham Football Club V. Richards: A Decade On
  • Michael Howe, A Case Note on the UK Supreme Court’s Recent Decision in General Dynamics v. Libya: Hard Cases (Don’t Always) Make Bad Law

Chehtman: Strategic Approaches to Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in Latin America

Alejandro Chehtman (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - Law) has posted Strategic Approaches to Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in Latin America (in Extraterritoriality in International Law, A. Parrish & C. Ryngaert eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This chapter examines the main attitudes towards extraterritoriality in Latin America. It seeks to clarify and critically assess legal and doctrinal developments as well as political attitudes towards extraterritoriality in a distinct part of the world. It argues that it is possible to identify a general, prevailing attitude towards extraterritorial jurisdiction in Latin America. This attitude is characterized by an attempt to maximize the capacity of national authorities for autonomous action by diligently adopting certain legal reforms, including the extension of states’ laws extraterritorially over certain offences, and the conclusion of extradition treaties. However, it further shows that national authorities have largely modulated the concrete application of these provisions in line with the prevailing interests, self-perception, and political sensibilities of the Latin American (creole) elites. These elites have generally shown little appetite for prosecuting crimes extraterritorially, and in the few cases such appetite existed, geo-political considerations have contributed to undermining effective prosecutions. At the same time, domestic authorities have supported, or at least accepted, foreign extraterritorial prosecutions against local threats or groups that seek to challenge the hegemony of local elites, profiting from the US’ agenda in the region, while they have adopted a cautious, non-confrontational approach to resisting US extraterritorial prosecutions in situations Latin American elites preferred to handle in their own terms.

Levrat, Kaspiarovich, Kaddous, & Wessel: The EU and its Member States’ Joint Participation in International Agreements

Nicolas Levrat
(Univ. of Geneva), Yuliya Kaspiarovich (Univ. of Geneva), Christine Kaddous (Univ. of Geneva), & Ramses A Wessel (Univ. of Groningen) have published The EU and its Member States’ Joint Participation in International Agreements (Hart Publishing 2022). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:

EU law has developed a unique and complex system under which the Union and its Member States can both act under international law, separately, jointly or in parallel. International law was not set up to deal with such complex and hybrid arrangements, which raise questions under both international and EU law.

This book assesses how EU law has been adapted to cope with the constraints of international law in situations in which the EU and its Member States act jointly in relations with other States and international organisations. In an innovative scholarly approach, reflecting this duality, each chapter is jointly written by a team of two authors. The various contributions offer new insights into the tension that continues to exist between EU and international law obligations in relation to the (joint) participation of the EU and its Member States in international agreements.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Iglesias Márquez & Walter de Santana: Derechos Humanos y Empresas: retos y debates multidisciplinarios en latinoamérica

Daniel Iglesias Márquez
( Universidad de Monterrey) & Anna Luisa Walter de Santana (Universidad de los Andes) have published Derechos Humanos y Empresas: retos y debates multidisciplinarios en latinoamérica (Tirant lo Blanch 2022). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
La temática de derechos humanos y empresas en América Latina se ha consolidado como una cuestión de interés para los Estados, organizaciones internacionales de ámbito regional e incluso para las empresas que operan en el Hemisferio. Esto supone un reto, ya que la articulación de la complejidad y especificidad técnica que conlleva el campo de derechos humanos y empresas en los sistemas jurídicos y políticos nacionales y regionales, con el fin de asegurar la protección y respeto de los derechos humanos en el contexto de las actividades empresariales y atendiendo, al mismo tiempo, las particularidades económicas, sociales y ambientales de la región, es una tarea desafiante. A partir de un análisis crítico de ejes temáticos y multidisciplinarios clave, la presente obra tiene como objetivo aportar elementos y debatir aspectos esenciales y de actualidad relevantes para el desarrollo progresivo, transversal y con un enfoque latinoamericano de la temática. Para ello, se reúne una serie de estudios académicos de especialistas y de investigadores e investigadoras con trayectorias consolidadas que abordan una gran variedad de cuestiones, entre las que destacan: la prevención de los impactos empresariales sobre los derechos humanos, los Planes de acción nacional, las estrategias y mecanismos de acceso a la reparación y los titulares de derechos, contextos y sectores específicos, entre otros.

New Issue: Human Rights Review

The latest issue of the Human Rights Review (Vol. 23, no. 1, March 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue on Business and Human Rights Regulation After the UN Guiding Principles
    • René Wolfsteller & Yingru Li, Business and Human Rights Regulation After the UN Guiding Principles: Accountability, Governance, Effectiveness
    • Alvise Favotto & Kelly Kollman, When Rights Enter the CSR Field: British Firms’ Engagement with Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles
    • René Wolfsteller, The Unrealized Potential of National Human Rights Institutions in Business and Human Rights Regulation: Conditions for Effective Engagement and Proposal for Reform
    • Claire Methven O’Brien, John Ferguson, & Marisa McVey, National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights: an Experimentalist Governance Analysis
    • Brigitte Hamm, The Struggle for Legitimacy in Business and Human Rights Regulation—a Consideration of the Processes Leading to the UN Guiding Principles and an International Treaty
    • Alejandro Anaya-Muñoz & Amanda Murdie, The Will and the Way: How State Capacity and Willingness Jointly Affect Human Rights Improvement