Saturday, June 25, 2022

Workshop: History, Politics, Law and Koskenniemi's To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth

On July 15, 2022, UCL Faculty of Laws will host a hybrid workshop in connection with the publication of History, Politics, Law: Thinking through the International, featuring panel conversations, and an author interview and Q&A with Martti Koskenniemi on his To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth: Legal Imagination and International Power 1300–1870. Details are here.

Conference: Liberalism and Ecology in the Anthropocene

A conference on “Liberalism and Ecology in the Anthropocene” will be held online and in person at the University of Messina on June 30-July 2, 2022. Details are here.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Special Issue: Towards a Global History of International Organizations and Decolonization

The latest issue of the Journal of Global History (Vol. 17, no. 2, July 2022) focuses on "Towards a Global History of International Organizations and Decolonization." Contents include:
  • Towards a Global History of International Organizations and Decolonization
    • Eva-Maria Muschik, Special issue introduction: Towards a global history of international organizations and decolonization
    • Giorgio Potì, The League of Nations and the post-Ottoman recolonization of the Nile Valley: The imperial Matryoshka of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1922–1924
    • Disha Karnad Jani, The league against imperialism, national liberation, and the economic question
    • Bogdan C. Iacob, Malariology and decolonization: Eastern European experts from the League of Nations to the World Health Organization
    • Cindy Ewing, ‘With a minimum of bitterness’: decolonization, the right to self-determination, and the Arab-Asian group
    • Elisabeth Leake, States, nations, and self-determination: Afghanistan and decolonization at the United Nations
    • Adam Mestyan, From administrative to political order? Global legal history, the organic law, and the constitution of mandate Syria, 1925–1930
    • James Loeffler, Three days in December: Jewish human rights between the United Nations and the middle east in 1948
    • Malika Rahal & Benjamin Thomas White, UNHCR and the Algerian war of independence: postcolonial sovereignty and the globalization of the international refugee regime, 1954–63

New Issue: Journal of International Dispute Settlement

The latest issue of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (Vol. 13, no. 2, June 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Symposium: Behavioural Approaches to Compliance
    • Daniel Peat, Veronika Fikfak, & Eva van der Zee, Behavioural Compliance Theory
    • Daniel Peat, Perception and Process: Towards a Behavioural Theory of Compliance
    • Niccolò Ridi & Veronika Fikfak, Sanctioning to Change State Behaviour
    • Sophie Duroy, State Compliance with International Law in Intelligence Matters: A Behavioural Approach
  • Articles
    • Ladan Mehranvar & Lise Johnson, Missing Masters: Causes, Consequences and Corrections for States’ Disengagement from the Investment Treaty System
    • Lingjie Kong & Congcong Liu, Application of the Principle of Unity in the Legal Settlement of Sovereignty Disputes over Islands and Other Maritime Features
  • Current Developments
    • Andreas Kulick, Provisional Measures after Ukraine v Russia (2022)

New Issue: International Legal Materials

The latest issue of International Legal Materials (Vol. 61, no. 3, June 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • General Recommendation No. 36 (2020) on Preventing and Combating Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement Officials (C.E.R.D.), with an introductory note by Daniel Moeckli
  • G.A. Res. 75/314 Establishing a Permanent Forum of People of African Descent (U.N.), with an introductory note by Chantal Thomas
  • Case of Guzmán Albarracín v. Ecuador (Inter-Am. Ct. H.R.), with an introductory note by Christina M. Cerna
  • Fedotova v. Russ. (Eur. Ct. H.R.), with an introductory note by Eszter Polgári
  • Joined Cases C-682/18 and C-683/18 Peterson v. Google & Youtube And Elsevier v. Cyando (C.J.E.U.), with an introductory note by Justin Hughes
  • Judgment on Foreign Soldiers' Immunity for War Crimes Committed Abroad (BGH), with an introductory note by Tom Syring

New Issue: International Theory

The latest issue of International Theory (Vol. 14, no. 2, July 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Tanya Narozhna, The lived body, everyday and generative powers of war: toward an embodied ontology of war as experience
  • Alena Drieschova, Representants and international orders
  • Ian Hurd, The case against international cooperation
  • Clive Gabay, Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better: IR theory, utopia, and a failure to (re)imagine failure
  • Bernd Bucher & Julian Eckl, Football's contribution to international order: the ludic and festive reproduction of international society by world societal actors
  • Joseph MacKay, Kenneth Waltz's approach to reading classic political theory and why it matters
  • Amoz J. Y. Hor, The everyday emotional lives of aid workers: how humanitarian anxiety gets in the way of meaningful local participation

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Call for Submissions: Trade, Law and Development

The journal Trade, Law and Development has issued a call for submissions for its Winter 2022 issue (Vol. 14, no. 2). The call is here. The deadline is August 15, 2022.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

New Issue: Global Constitutionalism

The latest issue of Global Constitutionalism (Vol. 11, no. 2, July 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Silvia Steininger, Creating loyalty: Communication practices in the European and Inter-American human rights regimes
  • Andrea Birdsall, New technologies and legal justification: The United Kingdom’s use of drones in self-defence
  • Frédéric Mégret, Ban on religious symbols in the public service: Quebec’s Bill 21 in a global pluralist perspective
  • Ruji Auethavornpipat, Norm contestation and the weakening of migrant fisher protection in Thailand
  • Laura-Stella Enonchong, Unconstitutional constitutional amendment or constitutional dismemberment? A reappraisal of the presidential term limit amendment in Cameroon
  • Giovanni De Gregorio, Digital constitutionalism across the Atlantic
  • Jessika Eichler, The transformative forces of international law? Questioning equality regimes from a multi-level perspective
  • Andreas Kruck, Tim Heinkelmann-Wild, Benjamin Daßler, & Raphaela Hobbach, Disentangling institutional contestation by established powers: Types of contestation frames and varying opportunities for the re-legitimation of international institutions

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

New Issue: Asian Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Asian Journal of International Law (Vol. 12, no. 1, January 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Eliana Cusato, Emily Jones, Birsha Ohdedar, Judith Bueno de Mesquita, Symposium Introduction: Critical Perspectives on Global Law and the Environment
    • Iyan Offor, Global Animal Law and the Problem of “Globabble”: Toward Decoloniality and Diversity in Global Animal Law Studies
    • Claiton Fyock, What Might Degrowth Mean for International Economic Law? A Necessary Alternative to the (un)Sustainable Development Paradigm
    • Malavika Rao, A TWAIL Perspective on Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Reflections from Indira Gandhi's Speech at Stockholm
    • André Nunes Chaib, Multinaturalism in International Environmental Law: Redefining the Legal Context for Human and Non-Human Relations
    • Zainab Lokhandwala, Peasants’ Rights as New Human Rights: Promises and Concerns for Agrobiodiversity Conservation
    • Sanskriti Sanghi & Raushan Tara Jaswal, Of Promises and Discontents: Mapping India's Response to Guaranteeing the Right to Mental Health during the Covid-19 Pandemic
    • Mauro Barelli, China and Peacekeeping: Unfolding the Political and Legal Complexities of an Ambivalent Relationship

Call for Submissions: Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies

The Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies has issued a call for submissions for its Winter/Spring 2023 issue. The call is here.

New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 66, no. 6, July 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Bryan Robert Early, Nolan Fahrenkopf, Michael C. Horowitz, & James Igoe Walsh, Climbing the Ladder: Explaining the Vertical Proliferation of Cruise Missiles
    • Ryan Brutger & Anton Strezhnev, International Investment Disputes, Media Coverage, and Backlash Against International Law
    • Pablo M. Pinto & Boliang Zhu, Brewing Violence: Foreign Investment and Civil Conflict
    • Carlo Koos & Summer Lindsey, Wartime Sexual Violence, Social Stigmatization and Humanitarian Aid: Survey Evidence from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Helga Malmin Binningsbø & Ragnhild Nordås, Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and the Perils of Impunity
    • Risa Kitagawa & Sam R. Bell, The Logic of Transitional Justice and State Repression: The Effects of Human Rights Prosecutions in Post-Conflict States
    • Nir Halevy & Yair Berson, Thinking about the distant future promotes the prospects of peace: A construal-level perspective on intergroup conflict resolution

Call for Papers: 2023 ESIL Research Forum

A call for papers has been issued for the 2023 ESIL Research Forum, which will take place April 27–28, 2023, and hosted by the School of Law of the University of Tartu. The topic is: “Regional Developments of International Law in Eastern Europe and Post-Soviet Eurasia.” The call is here. The deadline is October 14, 2022.

Monday, June 20, 2022

New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following materials to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law: a lecture on "Relevance and Usefulness of International Humanitarian Law: The Laws of War Today in English by Helen Durham.

The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as a podcast on SoundCloud and can also be accessed through the relevant preinstalled applications on Apple or Google devices, or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law.”

Call for Papers: IV Jornadas Chilenas de Derecho Antártico

The Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Chile has issued a call for papers has been issued for the IV Jornadas Chilenas de Derecho Antártico, to take place November 9-10, 2022. The call is here.

New Issue: Journal of Human Rights and the Environment

The latest issue of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (Vol. 13, no. 1, March 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Climate change litigation and human rights
    • Annalisa Savaresi & Joana Setzer, Rights-based litigation in the climate emergency: mapping the landscape and new knowledge frontiers
    • Lucy Maxwell, Sarah Mead, & Dennis van Berkel, Standards for adjudicating the next generation of Urgenda-style climate cases
    • Larissa Parker, Juliette Mestre, Sébastien Jodoin, & Margarentha Wewerinke-Singh, When the kids put climate change on trial: youth-focused rights-based climate litigation around the world
    • Jacques Hartmann & Marc Willers, Protecting rights through climate change litigation before European courts
    • Juan Auz, Human rights-based climate litigation: a Latin American cartography
    • Birsha Ohdedar, Climate adaptation, vulnerability and rights-based litigation: broadening the scope of climate litigation using political ecology
    • Kim Bouwer, The influence of human rights on climate litigation in Africa
    • Lisa Benjamin & Sara L Seck, Mapping human rights-based climate litigation in Canada
    • Justine Bell-James & Briana Collins, Human rights and climate change litigation: should temporal imminence form part of positive rights obligations?
    • Sara K Phillips & Nicole Anschell, Building business, human rights and climate change synergies in Southeast Asia: what the Philippines’ National Inquiry on Climate Change could mean for ASEAN
    • Nicola Silbert, In search of impact: climate litigation impact through a human rights litigation framework
    • Orla Kelleher, Incorporating climate justice into legal reasoning: shifting towards a risk-based approach to causation in climate litigation

Call for Papers: Human Rights and International Investment Law PhD Workshop

The Erasmus Initiative Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity at Erasmus University Rotterdam has issued a call for papers for a "Human Rights and International Investment Law PhD Workshop," to take place online on October 27-28, 2022. The call is here.

Call for Papers: Transitions in Climate Arctic Governance

The Climate Arctic Governance research network has issued a call for papers for a conference on "Transitions in Climate Arctic Governance," to be held September 16, 2022, in Copenhagen. The call is here.

AJIL Unbound Symposium: Incidental Jurisdiction

AJIL Unbound has posted a symposium on "Incidental Jurisdiction." The symposium includes an introduction by James Gerard Devaney and contributions by Payam Akhavan & Eirik Bjorge, Matina Papadaki, Lea Raible, Relja Radović, and Peter Tzeng.

New Issue: Archiv des Völkerrechts

The latest issue of Archiv des Völkerrechts (Vol. 60, no. 1, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Abhandlungen
    • Christian Tomuschat, Die Bedeutung der Zeit im Völkerrecht
    • Jelena von Achenbach, Die globale Verteilung von COVID-19-Impfstoffen durch die Public Private Partnership COVAX in öffentlich-rechtlicher Perspektive
    • Fulvia Staiano, Transnational Organized Crime as a Threat to International Peace and Security
  • Beiträge und Berichte
    • Carina Bury, Zur Verknüpfung überkommener Vorstellungen völkerrechtlicher Normativität mit der unterlassenen Übernahme der Ramsar-Konvention von 1971 in den deutschen Rechtsraum

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Call for Papers: 2022 CIBEL Global Network Young Scholars Workshop

The China International Business and Economic Law Centre at the University of New South Wales has issued a call for papers for a young scholars workshop on "Changes in international economic law: Digitalisation, sustainability and beyond." Details are here.

Conference: ILA 80th Biennial Conference

On June 19-24, 2022, the International Law Association will hold its 80th Biennial Conference, in Lisbon. The theme is: "International Law: Our Common Good." The program is here.

Mauri: Autonomous Weapons Systems and the Protection of the Human Person: An International Law Analysis

Diego Mauri
has published Autonomous Weapons Systems and the Protection of the Human Person: An International Law Analysis (Edward Elgar Publishing 2022). Here's the abstract:

Providing a much-needed study of the weapons paradox in the case of autonomous weapons, this book is a detailed and comprehensive account of the current debate over the use of autonomous weapons – should some form of regulation be applied or a total ban be enforced?

How can compliance with existing rules be ensured? Can responsibility be properly allocated? To what extent do concepts such as ‘human dignity’ and ‘humanity’ provide legal guidance in coping with technology? This book tackles these momentous challenges and strives to provide sound answers by elaborating on international law and proposing normative solutions for current and future human–machine interactions in this critical field. Diego Mauri expertly explains the complex new technological research involved in autonomous weaponry, with particular focus on technological developments that have elicited intense debates among diplomats, military experts, scientists, philosophers, and international lawyers.

Sun: Certifying China: The Rise and Limits of Transnational Sustainability Governance in Emerging Economies

Yixian Sun
(Univ. of Bath) has published Certifying China: The Rise and Limits of Transnational Sustainability Governance in Emerging Economies (MIT Press 2022). Here's the abstract:

China has long prioritized economic growth over environmental protection. But in recent years, the country has become a global leader in the fight to save the planet by promoting clean energy, cutting air and water pollution, and developing a system of green finance. In Certifying China, Yixian Sun explores the potential and limits of transnational eco-certification in moving the world's most populous country toward sustainable consumption and production. He identifies the forces that drive companies from three sectors—seafood, palm oil, and tea—to embrace eco-certification. The success of eco-certification, he says, will depend on the extent to which it wins the support of domestic actors in fast-growing emerging economies.

The assumption of eco-certification is that demand along the supply chain can drive businesses to adopt good practices for social, environmental, and economic sustainability by specifying rules for production, third-party verification, and product labeling. Through case studies drawn from extensive fieldwork and mixed methods, Sun traces the processes by which certification programs originating from the Global North were introduced in China and gradually gained traction. He finds that the rise of eco-certification in the Chinese market is mainly driven by state actors, including government-sponsored industry associations, who seek benefits of transnational governance for their own development goals. The book challenges the conventional wisdom that the Chinese state has little interest in supporting transnational governance, offering novel insights into the interaction between state and non-state actors in earth system governance in emerging economies.

Mayer: Climate Change Mitigation as an Obligation under Customary International Law

Benoit Mayer (Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong - Law) has posted Climate Change Mitigation as an Obligation under Customary International Law (Yale Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
Climate treaties impose few substantive obligations on the mitigation of climate change. This article explores customary law as an alternative source of such obligations. The task faces considerable methodological difficulties due to the tension between ascending and descending reasoning in the identification of customary law. The methodology that international courts tend to follow, this article argues, would likely lead to the identification of a customary obligation on climate change mitigation, but one that only requires states to comply with the standard of care that most of them generally follow—even if that points to significantly less ambition than what global mitigation objectives suggest. It could be difficult to assess a state’s requisite level of mitigation action, but compliance with customary law could be tested by breaking down the customary mitigation obligation into implied duties reflecting the measures that states would generally be expected to take when exercising due diligence.

New Issue: International Studies Quarterly

The latest issue of the International Studies Quarterly (Vol. 66, no. 2, June 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Allan Dafoe, Samuel Liu, Brian O'Keefe, & Jessica Chen Weiss, Provocation, Public Opinion, and International Disputes: Evidence from China
  • David Brenner & Martina Tazzioli, Defending Society, Building the Nation: Rebel Governance as Competing Biopolitics
  • Stephanie J Rickard, Interests, Institutions, and the Environment: An Examination of Fisheries Subsidies
  • Scott Radnitz, Solidarity through Cynicism? The Influence of Russian Conspiracy Narratives AbroadGet accessArrow
  • Mirko Heinzel, International Bureaucrats and Organizational Performance. Country-Specific Knowledge and Sectoral Knowledge in World Bank Projects
  • Lourdes Aguas & Stephen Pampinella, The Embodiment of Hegemony: Diplomatic Practices in the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry
  • Benjamin S Day & Alister Wedderburn, Wrestlemania! Summit Diplomacy and Foreign Policy Performance after Trump
  • Anne-Kathrin Kreft & Philipp Schulz, Political Agency, Victimhood, and Gender in Contexts of Armed Conflict: Moving beyond Dichotomies
  • Sabrina B Arias, Who Securitizes? Climate Change Discourse in the United Nations
  • Tyler Jost, Kaine Meshkin, & Robert Schub, The Character and Origins of Military Attitudes on the Use of Force
  • Pedro Seabra & Rafael Mesquita, Beyond Roll-Call Voting: Sponsorship Dynamics at the UN General Assembly
  • Clara Egger & Doris Schopper, Organizations Involved in Humanitarian Action: Introducing a New Dataset
  • Douglas M Gibler & Steven V Miller, An Appraisal of Project Mars and the Divided Armies Argument
  • Bryce W Reeder, Michael Hendricks, & Edward Goldring, All Peacekeeping is Local: Measuring Subnational Variation in Peacekeeping Effectiveness
  • Michal Smetana & Michal Onderco, Elite-Public Gaps in Attitudes to Nuclear Weapons: New Evidence from a Survey of German Citizens and Parliamentarians
  • Rebecca Cordell, K Chad Clay, Christopher J Fariss, Reed M Wood, & Thorin M Wright, Disaggregating Repression: Identifying Physical Integrity Rights Allegations in Human Rights Reports
  • Reed Wood, Gina Yannitell Reinhardt, Babak RezaeeDaryakenari, & Leah C Windsor, Resisting Lockdown: The Influence of COVID-19 Restrictions on Social Unrest
  • Ned Dobos, Military Abolitionism: A Critical Typology

Salami: Implementing the AfCFTA Agreement: A Case for the Harmonization of Data Protection Law in Africa

Emmanuel Salami has published Implementing the AfCFTA Agreement: A Case for the Harmonization of Data Protection Law in Africa (Journal of African Law, Vol. 66, no. 2, 2022). Here's the abstract:
The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AEAfCFTA) is a revolutionary treaty of the African Union (AU) which creates an African single market to guarantee the free movement of persons, capital, goods and services. The AEAfCFTA is geared towards enabling seamless trade among African countries. The single market relies heavily on the processing of the personal data of persons resident within and outside the AU, thereby necessitating an effective data protection regime. However, the data protection regime across Africa is fragmented, with each country either having a distinct data protection framework or none at all. This lack of a uniform continental framework threatens to clog the wheels of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), because by demanding compliance with the various data protection laws across Africa, free trade will be inhibited, the very problem the AEAfCFTA seeks to remediate. These concerns are considered and applicable solutions are proposed to ensure the successful implementation of the AfCFTA.

New Issue: International Studies Review

The latest issue of International Studies Review (Vol. 24, no. 2, June 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Niccolò W Bonifai, Nita Rudra, Carew Boulding, & Samantha L Moya, Globalization and Nationalism: Contending Forces in World Politics
  • Erik Voeten, Is the Public Backlash against Globalization a Backlash against Legalization and Judicialization?
  • Edward D Mansfield & Jon C W Pevehouse, Nationalism, Populism, and Trade Agreements
  • Quynh Nguyen, The Green Backlash against Economic Globalization
  • Judith Goldstein, Wither the Trade Regime?
  • Daniel W Drezner, The Death of the Democratic Advantage?
  • Michael O Allen & Kenneth Scheve, Sustaining Capitalism and Democracy: Lessons from Global Competition Policy