Friday, March 31, 2023

Sendze, Adeboyejo, Morrison, & Ugwu: Contemporary International Criminal Law Issues - Contributions in Pursuit of Accountability for Africa and the World

Takeh B.K. Sendze
, Adesola Adeboyejo, Howard Morrison, & Sophia Ugwu have published Contemporary International Criminal Law Issues - Contributions in Pursuit of Accountability for Africa and the World (Asser Press 2023). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:
This book critically analyses diverse international criminal law (ICL) issues in light of recent developments in the international criminal justice system following the pursuit of accountability in Africa and around the world. It gives a scholarly analysis of issues pertaining to ICL and the pursuit of accountability in Africa by way of several topics including universal jurisdiction in Africa, Boko Haram in Nigeria, the legitimacy of the ICTR, the law of genocide committed against the Herero and Nama peoples, the African perspective on international co-operation in criminal matters, the Malabo Protocol, and whether an African Regional Court is a viable alternative to the ICC. Further discussed are other aspects of ICL, such as prosecuting sexual and gender-based crimes at the ICC, guilty pleas within ICL and slavery within international criminal justice. With this, the book also refers to the jurisprudence of several international courts and tribunals including the ICTR, the ICTY, the SCSL, the ICC, the ECCC, the KSC, and the STL.

New Issue: Questions of International Law

The latest issue of Questions of International Law / Questioni di Diritto Internazionale (no. 98, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Science before international tribunals: Deference or distrust?
    • Introduced by Lucas Lima & Chiara Ragni
    • James Gerard Devaney, The role of science and expert evidence in the ICJ’s Silala judgment: How Bolivia’s incoherent claims ran up against reality
    • Caroline Foster, Consulting the science in World Trade Organization dispute settlement: Structured for trust
    • Katalin Sulyok, Science in inter-State arbitration: What could be there between deference and distrust?
    • Giorgio Gaja, Conclusions

New Issue: Transnational Environmental Law

The latest issue of Transnational Environmental Law (Vol. 12, no. 1, March 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Editorial
    • Thijs Etty, Josephine van Zeben, Cinnamon Carlarne, Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli, Bruce Huber, & Leonie Reins, ‘This Battle is Hard and Huge’: Intractable Problems in Transnational Environmental Law
  • Articles
    • Benoit Mayer & Zhuoqi Ding, Climate Change Mitigation in the Aviation Sector: A Critical Overview of National and International Initiatives
    • Alexander Zahar, Agricultural Exceptionalism in the Climate Change Treaties
    • Andreas Kotsakis & Avi Boukli, Transversal Harm, Regulation, and the Tolerance of Oil Disasters
    • Violetta Ritz, Towards a Methodology for Specifying States’ Mitigation Obligations in Line with the Equity Principle and Best Available Science
    • Daniel Bertram, ‘For You Will (Still) Be Here Tomorrow’: The Many Lives of Intergenerational Equity
    • Rebecca Nelson & L.M. Shirley, The Latent Potential of Cumulative Effects Concepts in National and International Environmental Impact Assessment Regimes
    • Uzuazo Etemire, Public Voices and Environmental Decisions: The Escazú Agreement in Comparative Perspective
    • Giulia Claudia Leonelli, The Glyphosate Saga Continues: ‘Dissenting’ Member States and the European Way Forward

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Brink & Orden: Agricultural Domestic Support Under the WTO Experience and Prospects

Lars Brink
& David Orden have published Agricultural Domestic Support Under the WTO Experience and Prospects (Cambridge Univ. Press 2023). Here's the abstract:
The WTO Agreement on Agriculture subjects different groups of developed and developing countries to different limits on domestic support and allows various exemptions from these limits. Offering a comprehensive assessment of the Agreement's rules and implementation, this book develops guidance toward socially desirable support policies. Although dispute settlement has clarified interpretation of the Agriculture and SCM Agreements, gaps remain between the legal disciplines and the economic effects of support. Considering the Agriculture Agreement also in the context of today's priorities of sustainability and climate change mitigation, Lars Brink and David Orden build a strategy that aligns the rules and members' commitments with the economic impacts of agricultural support measures. While providing in-depth analysis of the existing rules, their shortcomings and the limited scope of ongoing negotiations, the authors take a long-term view, where policies directed toward evolving priorities in agriculture are compatible with strengthened rules that reduce trade and production distortions.

New Issue: Business and Human Rights Journal

The latest issue of the Business and Human Rights Journal (Vol. 8, no. 1, February 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Lise Smit, Claire Bright, & Stuart Neely, Muddying the Waters: The Concept of a ‘Safe Harbour’ in Understanding Human Rights Due Diligence
    • Debadatta Bose, Decentring Narratives around Business and Human Rights Instruments: An Example of the French Devoir de Vigilance Law
    • James Harrison & Mark Wielga, Grievance Mechanisms in Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives: Providing Effective Remedy for Human Rights Violations?
    • Akinwumi Ogunranti, Localizing the UNGPs – An Afrocentric Approach to Interpreting Pillar II
  • Developments in the Field
    • Gerardo Reyes Chavez, Awareness, Analysis and Action: A Rights Holder Perspective on Building the Fair Food Movement and the Way Forward for Worker-Driven Social Responsibility
    • Daniel Litwin, Business Impacts on Economic Inequality: An Agenda for Defining Related Human Rights Impacts and Economic Inequality Due Diligence
    • Bart-Jaap Verbeek, The Modernization of the Energy Charter Treaty: Fulfilled or Broken Promises?
    • Masaki Iwasaki, Whistleblowers as Defenders of Human Rights: The Whistleblower Protection Act in Japan
    • Anouska Perram & Norman Jiwan, Human Rights Violations Connected with Deforestation – Emerging and Diverging Approaches to Human Rights Due Diligence
    • Jordi Vives-Gabriel & Hugo van der Merwe, Remedy and Accountability a Decade after the Marikana Massacre

Call for Participation: UN Treaty Body Human Rights Case Law Reporters (Oxford Reports on UN Human Rights Law)

Oxford University Press and the editors of the Oxford Reports on UN Human Rights Law have issued a call for UN Treaty Body Human Rights Case Law Reporters. Here's the call.

New Issue: International Legal Materials

The latest issue of International Legal Materials (Vol. 62, no. 2, April 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Arm. v. Azer., Azer. v. Arm., & Ukr. v. Russ. (Orders on Provisional Measures) (I.C.J.), with introductory note by Eva Rieter
  • Resolution 42/21 (U.N.H.R. Council), with introductory note by Philip C. Aka
  • G.A. Res. 76/262 on a Standing Mandate for a General Assembly debate when aveto is cast in the Security Council (U.N.), with introductory note by Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga
  • Ministerial Decision on the Trips Agreement (WTO), with introductory note by Ana Santos Rutschman
  • Documents on Russia's Exclusion from Council Eur. & U.N.H.R.C., with introductory note by James L. Bischoff
  • Case C-561/20 Q v. United Airlines, Inc. (C.J.E.U.), with introductory note by Ioanna Hadjiyianni
  • Climate Justice for Future Generations (Order of the First Senate) (BVerfG), with introductory note by Stefan Kirchner

New Issue: Transnational Legal Theory

The latest issue of Transnational Legal Theory (Vol. 13, no. 4, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Frédéric Mégret & Moushita Dutta, Transnational discrimination: the case of casteism and the Indian diaspora
  • Enrico Partiti, Stephanie Bijlmakers & Panagiotis Delimatsis, Evolutionary dynamics of transnational private regulation
  • Lys Kulamadayil, Placed in between: the natural environment in international law
  • Anna Saunders, Law after dominium: thinking with Martti Koskenniemi on property, sovereignty and transformation

New Issue: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions

The latest issue of Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions (Vol. 29, no. 1, January-March 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Lise Grande, Protecting Civilians from Injury, Destruction, and Death during War and Conflict
  • Julia Leib, Of Peacekeepers and Pandemics: How Covid-19 Changed Strategic Communication of the UN Mission in South Sudan
  • Ricardo Martinez, City Governments as Political Actors of Global Governance: The (Winding) Road of UCLG Toward Multilateral Recognition
  • Susan Park, The African Development Bank and the Accountability Policy Norm: Endogenous Change, Norm Conformance, and the Development Finance Regime Complex
  • Zhongzhou Peng, A Partnership Centered on Norm Adoption: The EBRD-AIIB Collaboration on the Dushanbe-Uzbekistan Border Road Improvement Project

Special Issue: Activists in International Court

The latest issue of the Law & Society Review (Vol. 57, no. 1, March 2023) focuses on "Activists in International Court." Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Activists in International Court
    • Freek van der Vet & Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom, Activists in international courts: Backlash, funding, and strategy in international legal mobilization
    • Heidi Nichols Haddad & Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom, Foreign agents or agents of justice? Private foundations, backlash against non-governmental organizations, and international human rights litigation
    • Nicole De Silva & Misha Ariana Plagis, NGOs, international courts, and state backlash against human rights accountability: Evidence from NGO mobilization against Tanzania at the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
    • Filiz Kahraman, What makes an international institution work for labor activists? Shaping international law through strategic litigation
    • Annett Bochmann, Pluralism and local law in extraterritorial spaces
    • Joanna Dreby & Eric Macias, The aftermath of enforcement episodes for the children of immigrants

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Choudhury: The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: A Commentary

Barnali Choudhury
(York Univ. - Law) has published The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: A Commentary (Edward Elgar Publishing 2023). Here's the abstract:
This comprehensive Commentary provides an in-depth analysis of each of the 31 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as well as the 10 Principles for Responsible Contracts. It engages in both a legal and contextual examination of the Principles alongside their application to real world practices at both the domestic and international levels.

New Issue: African Journal of International and Comparative Law

The latest issue of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law (Vol. 31, no. 1, February 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Kuel Jok, Violation of the Constitutional Law and International Provisions in the Dismissal of Justices and Judges from South Sudan Judicial Pillar
  • P. Subai & Appi K. Stephen, Between the Private Company and the LLP: Deciphering a Path for Small Businesses in Nigeria
  • Francisca Kusi-Appiah, Sustainable Natural Resource Governance in Ghana: An Appraisal of Legal Provisions on Public Participation and Accountability
  • Imed Eddine Bekhouche, Asmar binti Abdul Rahim & Aida binti Abdul Razak, Comparison of South African and Tunisian Franchising Laws Regarding Disclosure and their Implications for Algeria
  • Paul Nkoane, A Clean Swipe: Assessing the Vulnerability of South Africa and Nigeria to Money Laundering Committed with Prepaid Cards
  • Nana Charles Nguindip, Combatting Domestic Violence under International Law: Assessing the Various Legal Inconsistencies Frustrating the Protection of Women's Rights in Cameroon
  • Judith N. Onwubiko, The Biafran Self-Determination Question: Challenges and Prospects

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

New Issue: Review of International Studies

The latest issue of the Review of International Studies (Vol. 49, no. 2, April 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Multispecies International Politics
    • Matthew Leep, Introduction to the Special Issue: Multispecies security and personhood
    • Anthony Burke, Interspecies cosmopolitanism: Non-human power and the grounds of world order in the Anthropocene
    • Stefanie R. Fishel, The global tree: Forests and the possibility of a multispecies IR
    • Rafi Youatt, Interspecies politics and the global rat: Ecology, extermination, experiment
    • Matthew Leep, Toxic entanglements: Multispecies politics, white phosphorus, and the Iraq War in Alaska
    • Geoffrey Whitehall, ‘When They Fight Back’: A cinematic archive of animal resistance and world wars
    • Gitte du Plessis, Destructive plasticity and the microbial geopolitics of childhood malnutrition
    • Joana Castro Pereira & Maria Fernanda Gebara, Where the material and the symbolic intertwine: Making sense of the Amazon in the Anthropocene

Giannakopoulos: Manifestations of Coherence and Investor-State Arbitration

Charalampos Giannakopoulos
(National Univ. of Singapore) has published Manifestations of Coherence and Investor-State Arbitration (Cambridge Univ. Press 2023). Here's the abstract:
Coherence is highly valued in law. It is especially sought after in investor-state dispute settlement, where charges of incoherence in arbitral awards have long been raised by states and scholars. Yet coherence is a largely underexplored notion in international law. Often, it is treated as a mere ideal to strive towards or simply as a different way to describe the legal consistency of judicial outcomes. This book takes a different approach. It sees coherence as an independent concept having two dimensions: a substantive and a methodological one. Both are critically important for legal reasoning by international courts and tribunals, including by investor-state tribunals, and the book illustrates through several case studies some of the ways this conclusion is borne out in practice. A fuller understanding of coherence in international law has implications for our understanding of the concept of law, the practice of legal reasoning, and judicial professional ethics.

AJIL Unbound Symposium: Race, Racism, and International Law

AJIL Unbound has posted a symposium on “Race, Racism, and International Law.” The symposium includes an introduction by E. Tendayi Achiume and James Thuo Gathii and contributions by Henry J. Richardson III, Darin E. W. Johnson and Catherine Powell, Natsu Taylor Saito, Sarah Riley Case, Robert Knox, James Thuo Gathii, Vasuki Nesiah, Christopher Gevers, Noura Erakat, Darryl Li, and John Reynolds, E. Tendayi Achiume and Gay McDougall, and Matiangai Sirleaf.

Paiva Toledo & Lima: Comentário Brasileiro à Declaração do Rio sobre Meio Ambiente e Desenvolvimento

André de Paiva Toledo
& Lucas Carlos Lima have published Comentário Brasileiro à Declaração do Rio sobre Meio Ambiente e Desenvolvimento (D’Plácido 2023). Here's the abstract:
Ao celebrar o 30º aniversário da adoção da Declaração do Rio sobre Meio Ambiente e Desenvolvimento, autores reuniram-se para oferecer à comunidade acadêmica e profissional esta obra inédita. O protagonismo do Brasil, quando da organização e realização da segunda Conferência das Nações Unidas dedicada à proteção ambiental e diante dos desafios ecológicos contemporâneos, motivou os organizadores a publicar o livro, integralmente, em língua portuguesa, traduzindo os capítulos redigidos em outro idioma. Trata-se assim de um “comentário brasileiro” ao instrumento jurídico internacional, consistindo em capítulos sobre o preâmbulo, cada um dos 27 princípios e temas conexos de importância para a discussão, de autoria de juristas vindos de diversas partes do planeta.

Monday, March 27, 2023

New Issue: Transnational Criminal Law Review

The latest issue of the Transnational Criminal Law Review (Vol. 1, no. 2, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Roger Clark, The Concept of International Criminal Law and Its Relationship With Transnational Criminal Law and Conflict of Laws
    • Robert J Currie, Admissibility of Hearsay Gathered Under MLAT: A Tempest in Canada
    • Mohamed Elewa Badar & Noelle Higgins, The Challenges of Addressing Transnational Organized Maritime Crimes: A Review of Current Law and Practice in Djibouti
  • Notes and Comments
    • Richard Burchill, Counter-Terrorism Update
  • Regional Updates
    • Chat Nguyen, Regional Report: Southeast Asia/China/Pacific

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Call for Papers: ESIL Annual Meeting Interest Group Workshops

In the context of the 18th ESIL Annual Conference in Aix-en-Provence, ESIL Interest Groups are organzing workshops for August 30 and 31, 2023. The calls for papers are here.

Call for Contributions: Reforms at United Nations

A call for contributions has been issued for a book on "Reforms at United Nations," to be edited by Vesselin Popovski (Jindal Global Law School) and Pawan Kumar (Bennett Univ. - Law). The call is here.

Kassoti & Idriz: The Principle of Solidarity - International and EU Law Perspectives

Eva Kassoti
(T.M.C. Asser Institute) & Narin Idriz (T.M.C. Asser Institute) have published The Principle of Solidarity - International and EU Law Perspectives (Asser Press 2023). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:

This edited volume explores the principle of solidarity in international and EU law. Although the concept is regularly invoked in international and EU legal and policy debates alike, its meaning, nature and functions, as well as normative contours still remain nebulous.

The contributions in this volume reflect on the legal trajectory of solidarity in international and EU law and offer unique insights into the evolution and status of the principle in different fields of international and EU law. By doing so, the book also serves as a springboard for answering broader questions pertaining to what the stage of development of this principle may imply for the two legal orders and their interaction.

As the chapters of this book show, the debate on solidarity is premised on conflicting visions regarding the values underpinning the international legal order as well as the self-interest or community-oriented driving forces behind States’ action at the international level. The regional (EU law) perspective offers a new lens through which to revisit classic questions pertaining to the nature of modern international law and to assess its continuing relevance in a world of regional organizations presenting different visions (and levels) of co-operation.

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 State Silence in International Law by Danae Azaria; a resources page for the 2023 editions of the Jean-Pictet Competition; a lecture on The Role of Nuclear Law in the Use of Atomic Energy for Peace and Development by Peri Johnson; an Introductory Note on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, New York, 13 December 2006 by Michael Ashley Stein and Janet E. Lord.

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.”

New Issue: GlobaLex

The latest issue of GlobaLex (January/February 2023) includes:

Special Issue: The Resurgence of the State as an Economic Actor-International Trade Law and State Intervention in the Economy in the Covid Era

The latest issue of the German Law Journal (Vol. 24, no. 1, February 2023) focuses on "The Resurgence of the State as an Economic Actor-International Trade Law and State Intervention in the Economy in the Covid Era." Contents include:
  • Special Issue: The Resurgence of the State as an Economic Actor-International Trade Law and State Intervention in the Economy in the Covid Era
    • Leonardo Borlini, Economic Interventionism and International Trade Law in the Covid Era
    • Giorgio Sacerdoti & Leonardo Borlini, Systemic Changes in the Politicization of the International Trade Relations and the Decline of the Multilateral Trading System
    • Anne Orford, How to Think About the Battle for the State at the WTO
    • Leonardo Borlini, The Covid 19 Exogenous Shock and the Crafting of New Multilateral Trade Rules on Subsidies and State Enterprises in the Post-Pandemic World
    • Thomas J. Schoenbaum, The Biden Administration’s Trade Policy: Promise and Reality
    • Ming Du, Unpacking the Black Box of China’s State Capitalism
    • Nerina Boschiero & Stefano Silingardi, The EU Trade Agenda—Rules on State Intervention in the Market
    • Aya Iino, Disciplining Subsidies Through Free Trade Agreements (FTAs): Emerging Developments in Japan’s FTAs and Their Implications
    • Regis Y. Simo, Special Economic Zones in an Era of Multilateralism Decadence and Struggles for Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery: Perspectives from the Global South
    • Petros C. Mavroidis & André Sapir, China in the WTO Twenty Years On: How to Mend a Broken Relationship?
    • Mitsuo Matsushita, Interplay of Competition Law and Free Trade Agreements in Regulating State-Owned Enterprises
    • Eleanor M. Fox, Blind Spot: Trade and Competition Law—the Space Between the Silos

Saturday, March 25, 2023

New Issue: Global Constitutionalism

The latest issue of Global Constitutionalism (Vol. 12, no. 1, March 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Susan Kang, Jonathan Havercroft, Jacob Eisler, Antje Wiener, & Jo Shaw, Climate change and the challenge to liberalism
  • Clemens M Rieder, The social question and the transnational constitutional space
  • Eman Muhammad Rashwan, The ugly truth behind transitional justice in the post-revolution phase: A constitutional law and economics analysis
  • Alain Zysset, International crimes through the lens of global constitutionalism
  • Alon Harel & Adam Shinar, Two concepts of constitutional legitimacy
  • Michael Da Silva, Legal doctrine as human rights ‘practice’
  • Kelty McKerracher, Relational legal pluralism and Indigenous legal orders in Canada
  • Aspirational and representative constitutional identity in Africa Jan Erk
  • Lilach Litor, Collective labour rights of police officers: Global labour constitutionalism and militaristic labour constitutionalism

New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 67, no. 4, April 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Keren Yarhi-Milo & David T. Ribar, Who Punishes Leaders for Lying About the Use of Force? Evaluating The Microfoundations of Domestic Deception Costs
    • Janina Dill, Scott D. Sagan, & Benjamin Valentino, Inconstant Care: Public Attitudes Towards Force Protection and Civilian Casualties in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel
    • Jesse C Johnson & Scott Wolford, Alliance Reliability and Dispute Escalation
    • Virginia Page Fortna, Is Terrorism Really a Weapon of the Weak? Debunking the Conventional Wisdom
    • Pearce Edwards & Patrick Pierson, Incumbent-Aligned Terrorism and Voting Behavior: Evidence from Argentina’s 1973 Elections
    • Camilo Nieto-Matiz, Land and State Capacity During Civil Wars: How Land-Based Coalitions Undermine Property Taxation in Colombia
    • Jori Breslawski, Can Rebels Bolster Trust in the Government? Evidence from the Philippines
  • Data Set Feature
    • Sidita Kushi & Monica Duffy Toft, Introducing the Military Intervention Project: A New Dataset on US Military Interventions, 1776–2019

Call for Papers: Persistent imbalances in international trade and the prospects for sustainable development: Focus on the developing countries

A call for papers has been issued for a conference on "Persistent imbalances in international trade and the prospects for sustainable development: Focus on the developing countries," to be held June 30-July 1, 2023, at the University of Ljubljana. The call is here.

Dothan: Facing Up to Internet Giants

Shai Dothan (Univ. of Copenhagen - Law) has posted Facing Up to Internet Giants (Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
Mancur Olson claimed that concentrated interests win against diffuse interests even in advanced democracies. Multinational companies, for example, work well in unison to suit their interests. The rest of the public is not motivated or informed enough to resist them. In contrast, other scholars argued that diffuse interests may be able to fight back, but only when certain conditions prevail. One of the conditions for the success of diffuse interests is the intervention of national and international courts. Courts are able to fix problems affecting diffuse interests. Courts can also initiate deliberation that can indirectly empower diffuse interests by getting them informed. This paper investigates the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). It argues that these international courts help consumers, a diffuse interest group, to succeed in their struggle against internet companies, a concentrated interest group.

Call for Submissions: Cambridge International Law Journal

The Cambridge International Law Journal invites submissions for the second issue of its twelfth volume. Here's the call:

The Editorial Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal is pleased to invite submissions for Volume 12(2) to be published in December 2023 on the theme ‘Language in International Law’.

The Board welcomes articles (6,000–12,000 words, inclusive of footnotes) and case notes that engage with current themes in international law, as well as book reviews on recently published works.

This issue will build upon the 12th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference (24–25 April 2023), but is open to submissions from all authors including those who are not presenting or participating in the Conference.

Language is essential to international law. International law terms and phrases are regularly invoked to specific ends, extending their operation beyond legal rules to a form of discourse: states initiate military operations using the justifications of ‘genocide’ prevention, ‘humanitarian’ aid, and the ‘responsibility to protect’; claim ‘discrimination’ in trade; and operationalise the language of ‘sovereignty’ to avoid obligations. While the multilingual translation and interpretation of legal texts is essential to the practice of law, exact semantic transposition of concepts is often unattainable, and undermines both participation in, and the efficacy of, international law. Language itself is pertinent to the expression of identity and can render groups vulnerable to discrimination and exclusion from the public sphere. Big data has become a new language in international law, heavily relied on in international efforts to prevent crime, and as a basis for regulation. Altogether, language remains the often unacknowledged core of international law, relevant not only to treaty interpretation but to the understanding of the discipline as a whole. We invite contributions on any aspect of this broad theme.

All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review. The Journal's Editorial Board reviews all pieces, and select articles are sent to the Academic Review Board, which consists of distinguished international law scholars and practitioners. Submissions can be made at any time. Articles submitted by 12 May 2023 will be considered for Volume 12 Issue 2.

For full submission instructions, please visit

Submissions may be made for Volume 12(2) here.

Alternatively, blog articles, assessed on a rolling basis, may be submitted here.

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

Rebecca Brown and Alina Papanastasiou

Editors-in-Chief for Cambridge International Law Journal (Volume 12)

Call for Papers: Law & Extractivism in the Anthropocene

A call for papers has been issued for a workshop on "Law & Extractivism in the Anthropocene," to be ehld July 24-25, 2023, at La Trobe Law School. The deadline is March 31, 2023. Here's the call:

Extractivism, as an organising concept of our times, turns on appropriation, non-reciprocity, depletion, and subjugation. Its ideology and practices are entwined with the histories and legacies of colonialism and imperialism, as well as the entrenched operations and politics of capitalism across time and space. Extractivism has produced a racialised global political economy, characterised by the removal of raw materials from the Global South for processing and consumption in the Global North, reproducing relations of dependency, unequal development and uneven accumulation. An understanding of increasingly intense struggles between states, transnational corporations and local communities over land and place demands an understanding of the dynamics that have shaped the global extractivist economy.

This workshop brings together established and emerging scholars to explore the relationship between law and extractivism in the Anthropocene, a moment of reckoning for human hubris and epistemological hegemony. Taking the dominant definition of extractivism as our point of departure, which affirms a non-reciprocal and hierarchised relation between life and nonlife, human and nonhuman, we invite presentations on the following themes:

  • Critical historical accounts of how laws facilitate resource extraction, including how such laws are globalised and enabled by institutional practices.
  • Theorisation of how such laws are authorised by specific representational practices, knowledges and assumptions and a presumed distinction between life and nonlife.
  • Examinations of the relationship between extractivism and legal regimes in international and comparative perspective, such as property, patents, contract, international economic law.
  • Examinations of connections between law and social movements in resistance to extraction and/or repair of its harm.
  • Explorations of transformation practices and institutions for a non-extractivist legal order and key legal reforms to reorient current dynamics of appropriation and control toward more sustainable and equitable approaches to sharing the Earth’s resources.
Participants are invited to submit an abstract by Friday 31 March 2023. Please submit an abstract (no more than 300 words) and a short bio here. We aim to notify all applicants by 14 April 2023. We ask that accepted participants share a draft of their paper (4000-5000 words) by 9 July 2023, and we aim to explore publication options in an edited collection or journal special issue. Please contact with any questions or queries.

Limited financial assistance may be available upon request, and priority will be given to casual academic workers and scholars working in the Global South.

Organised by Kathleen Birrell, Martin Clark and Julia Dehm

Thursday, March 23, 2023

New Issue: Transnational Legal Theory

The latest issue of Transnational Legal Theory (Vol. 13, nos. 2-3, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: COP26
    • Phillip Paiement, Emily Webster & Rosanna Anderson, After COP26: Appraising the transnational climate regime
    • Natalie Jones, A just transition for essential workers? Workers and climate policy at and after COP 26
    • Karen Morrow, Cop26 and beyond: participation and gender – more of the same?
    • Tomaso Ferrando, COP26 as the convergence of the corporate food-climate agendas
    • Ana Mosneaga & Carolien Jacobs, Understanding human mobility in the global climate regime through a translocal lens
    • Nicolás M. Perrone & Nicole Selamé Glena, Technology transfer and climate change: a transnational law analysis
    • Stephen Minas, Market making for the planet: the Paris Agreement Article 6 decisions and transnational carbon markets*
    • Rosanna Anderson, Non-market mechanisms under article 6.8 of the Paris Agreement: a transnational perspective
    • Melanie Jean Murcott, A just COP26 outcome for South Africa?
    • Myriam Gicquello, The failures of COP26: using group psychology and dynamics to scale up the adoption of climate mitigation and adaptation measures

New Issue: Nordic Journal of Human Rights

The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 40, no. 4, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Michael Lane, The Universal Periodic Review: A Catalyst for Domestic Mobilisation
  • Fanny Holm, Successful Human Rights Implementation? Victims of Crime and the Swedish Example
  • Yusra Suedi, Litigating Climate Change before the Committee on the Rights of the Child in Sacchi v Argentina et al.: Breaking New Ground?
  • Elvis Fokala, The Adverse Effect of Immigration Laws on a Migrant Child’s Right to Family Life: A Reminder of the South African Nandutu Case

Graduate Institute Spring 2023 International Law Colloquium

The schedule for the Graduate Institute's Spring 2023 International Law Colloquium is here.

O'Hara: In Search of a Queerer Law: Two People’s Tribunals in 1976

Claerwen O'Hara (La Trobe Univ. - Law) has posted In Search of a Queerer Law: Two People’s Tribunals in 1976 (Australian Feminist Law Journal, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
In 1976, two people’s tribunals took place which considered issues relating to non-normative sexuality. ‘People’s tribunals’ are civil society initiatives that assert a popular jurisdiction which operates outside of both the state and international institutions. In Brussels, there was the International Tribunal on Crimes against Women, which treated ‘compulsory heterosexuality’ as a crime. On the other side of the world, in Sydney, there was the Tribunal on Homosexuals and Discrimination. These people’s tribunals are sometimes treated as forerunners to later developments relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights in international law. In this paper, by contrast, I engage in a queer reading of the Brussels and Sydney Tribunals, whereby I consider how the legal framings and procedures adopted by the two tribunals diverged from the LGBTI rights framework that would later develop. In doing so, my aim is to shine a light on alternative, queerer legal possibilities, as well as to open up a conversation about using people’s tribunals as a mode of queer activism into the future.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Blum: The Shadow of Success: How International Criminal Law Has Come to Shape the Battlefield

Gabriella Blum (Harvard Univ. - Law) has posted The Shadow of Success: How International Criminal Law Has Come to Shape the Battlefield (International Law Studies, Vol. 100, 2023). Here's the abstract:

The rise of international criminal law (ICL) has undoubtedly contributed to the development and enforcement of international humanitarian law (IHL). Yet, there are also important and oft-overlooked ways in which it has done the opposite. By labeling certain violations of the laws of war as “criminal” and setting up dedicated mechanisms for prosecution and punishment of offenders, the content, practice, and logic of ICL are displacing those of IHL. With its doctrinal precision, elaborate institutions, and the seemingly irresistible claim of political and moral priority, ICL is overshadowing the more diffuse, less institutionalized, and more difficult to enforce IHL.

But if ICL becomes the dominant lens through which battlefield activity is measured, it is not merely intellectually unsatisfying; it poses a serious risk to the attainment of the very same humanitarian values that ICL seeks to protect. Consider the fact that in many wars fought today, the majority of civilian deaths and injuries does not result from acts that could be classified as war crimes, but from the more “mundane” choices of means and methods of warfare that at most would lend themselves to IHL scrutiny.

Rather than diminishing the importance of ICL, this article calls for more attention to the ways in which ICL is impacting IHL as well as for a stronger commitment by States to the application and enforcement of IHL for its own sake.

New Issue: Review of International Organizations

The latest issue of the Review of International Organizations (Vol. 18, no. 2, April 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Maria Perrotta Berlin, Raj M. Desai, & Anders Olofsgård, Trading favors? UN Security Council membership and subnational favoritism in aid recipients
  • Simon Hartmann & Rok Spruk, The impact of unilateral BIT terminations on FDI: Quasi-experimental evidence from India
  • Ben Cormier, Chinese or western finance? Transparency, official credit flows, and the international political economy of development
  • Federica Genovese, Richard J. McAlexander, & Johannes Urpelainen, Institutional roots of international alliances: Party groupings and position similarity at global climate negotiations
  • Tuuli-Anna Huikuri, Constraints and incentives in the investment regime: How bargaining power shapes BIT reform
  • Agustín Goenaga, Oriol Sabaté, & Jan Teorell, The state does not live by warfare alone: War and revenue in the long nineteenth century

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Call for Papers: 52nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Council on International Law

The Canadian Council on International Law has issued a call for papers for its 52nd Annual Conference, which will take place November 2-3, 2023, in Ottawa. The theme is "Inside the Venn: International Law at its Intersections." The call is here.

New Issue: Journal of Human Rights Practice

The latest issue of the Journal of Human Rights Practice (Vol. 14, no. 3, November 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Laurel E. Fletcher, Power and the International Human Rights Imaginary: A Critique of Practice
    • Federica D’Alessandra & Shannon Raj Singh, Operationalizing Obligations to Prevent Mass Atrocities: Proposing Atrocity Impact Assessments as Due Diligence Best Practice
    • Maaike Matelski, Rachel Dijkstra, & Brianne McGonigle Leyh, Multi-Layered Civil Society Documentation of Human Rights Violations in Myanmar: The Potential for Accountability and Truth-Telling
    • Mareike Meis, Civil-Resistance Videography as Human Rights Practice: The Non-Survivor Testimony and the Striving for Criminal Jurisdiction in Syria and Beyond
    • Bonny Ibhawoh, Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Ikponwosa Ero, Innocentia Mgijima-Konopi, Lori Beaman, Perpetua Senkoro, Barbara Astle, Emma Strobell, & Elvis Imafidon, Shifting Wrongs to Rights: Lessons in Human Rights from the Situation of Mothers Impacted by Albinism in Africa
    • Delia Ferri, Ann Leahy, Neža Šubic, & Léa Urzel, Implementing the Right of People with Disabilities to Participate in Cultural Life across Five European Countries: Narratives and Counternarratives
    • Jody Harris, Sarah Gibbons, O’Brien Kaaba,Tabitha Hrynick, & Ruth Stirton, A ‘Right to Nutrition’ in its Social, Legal, and Political Context: How International Human Rights Translate to Zambian Realities
    • Thalia Viveros-Uehara, The Right to Water and Vulnerable Populations: Whose Voices are Heard in the UN CESCR Monitoring Mechanism?
    • Michael Lane, The UK Joint Committee on Human Rights and the United Nations Universal Periodic Review: A Critical Appraisal
    • Eszter Kirs, The Impact of the Universal Periodic Review and the State Reporting Procedure of UN Treaty Bodies on the Prosecution of Hate Crimes: The Hungarian Experience
    • Quoc-Tan-Trung Nguyen, Thi-Hong-Ninh Bui, & Hong-Thanh Phung, Human Right Concerns in Vietnam’s Cybersecurity Law: From International Discourse to a Comparative Perspective
    • Abdul Kalam Azad, Divya Nadkarni, & Joske G. F. Bunders-Aelen, Beyond Resistance, Beyond Assimilation: Reimagining Citizenship through Poetry
    • Michael Drewett, ‘I Will Do What I Can Do’: Peter Gabriel and the Documentation of Human Rights
    • Ergün Cakal, Cruelty and Corpo-reality: Connecting Technologies and Practices Integral to the Infliction and Investigation of Torture
    • Ahmed Almutawa & Clive Walker, Citizenship as a Privilege and the Weakness of International Law: The Consequences for Citizenship Deprivation in Bahrain and the UK
    • Malliga Och, More Than Just Moral Urbanism? The Incorporation of CEDAW Principles into Local Governance Structures in the United States
    • Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, Gillian MacNaughton, Matthew Annunziato, Esther Kamau, Shahrzad Sajadi, & Prisca Tarimo, Learning by Doing: Lessons from the Graduate Students in the Boston Human Rights City Pilot Project
    • Nastassja White, Nicolas Agostini, Memory Bandera, Joseph Bikanda, Francesca Grandolfo, Janvier Hakizimana, Estella Kabachwezi, Tabitha Netuwa, Leon Nsiku, & Hassan Shire, Open the Doors: Towards Complete Freedom of Movement for Human Rights Defenders in Exile in Uganda
    • Lena S. Opfermann, Ethics as a Moral Duty: Proposing an Integrated Ethics Framework for Migration Research
    • Agata Rudnicka, Human Rights Issues—A Still Neglected Managerial Area in Supply Chains? Study Results of Socially Responsible Companies from Poland

Monday, March 20, 2023

Call for Papers: Indo-Pacific Strategies and International Law

A call for papers has been issued for the 2023 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum, which will be held December 3-4 in Taipei and hosted by the Research Center for International Legal Studies of National Chengchi University and the Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law. The theme is: "Indo-Pacific Strategies and International Law." The call is here.

Call for Submissions: Brazilian Journal of International Law/Revista de Direito Internacional

The Brazilian Journal of International Law/Revista de Direito Internacional has issued three calls for submissions for upcoming issues. The calls focus on: Digital transformation of MERCOSUR: Influence and cooperation with the European Union (Vol. 20, no. 2, 2023); Oil spill Prevention and Response: national, international, and comparative perspectives (Vol. 20, no. 3, 2023); and International Criminal Court: 25 years (Vol. 21, no. 1, 2024).

Dias & Heffes: New Typologies of Non-International Armed Conflict? An Analysis of Article 8(2)(f) of the Rome Statute

Leandro Dias & Ezequiel Heffes have posted New Typologies of Non-International Armed Conflict? An Analysis of Article 8(2)(f) of the Rome Statute (Festschrift für Yoram Danzinger, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
Currently, international law refers to two different conventional legal sources in order to deal with the existence of a non–international armed conflict: Common Article 3 to the Geneva Conventions of 1949, and Article 1 of the 1977 Additional Protocol II. Yet, with the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC Statute), it was also recognized that certain war crimes could be committed during ‘armed conflicts not of an international character’. Article 8(2)(c) and (e) grants the ICC with jurisdiction ratione materiae where serious violations of Common Article 3 and other serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in internal armed conflicts may have been committed. While the ICC Statute does not provide a more precise definition of the armed conflict in Article 8(2)(c), i.e. when serious violations of Common Article 3 may occur, it elucidates a definition in the case of serious violations of the laws and customs of war. The objective of this chapter is to clarify the threshold needed for the application of Article 8(2)(e) by focusing on the meaning of this provision. In doing so, it examines if indeed there are only as found in Common Article 3 and the 1977 Additional Protocol II, or if there is a third one included in the ICC Statute.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Call for Papers: Fairness and Selectivity in International Criminal Justice

The European Society of International Law's Interest Group on International Criminal Justice is organizing a workshop on "Fairness and Selectivity in International Criminal Justice," to take place online and in-person in Aix-en-Provence on August 31, 2023, immediately prior to the ESIL 2023 Annual Meeting. The call for papers is here. The deadline for submissions is April 11, 2023.

Call for Papers: Business and Human Rights Research Workshop (Junior Researchers)

A call for papers has been issued for a "Business and Human Rights Research Workshop," to take place July 12, 2023, at Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona. This workshop is part of the conference “Towards a mandatory human rights due diligence: legislative proposals and lessons learned,” to be held July 13-14, 2023. The call aims, amongst other things, to analyze the content, scope and challenges of the most recent legislative proposal and developments in mandatory due diligence legislation. It seeks to provide a forum for junior and early-career researchers in the business and human rights field. Selected papers will be included in a special issue of the Spanish Journal of Business and Human Rights published by Editorial Colex. Proposals can be written in Spanish, English, and Portuguese, with a maximum length of 3.500 characters. Submissions can be made here until April 28, 2023. Further details are here.

Call for Papers: REFORM of the UN minority rights regime

The Minority Rights Solidarity Network in conjunction with the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research has issued a call for papers for a workshop on "REFORM of the UN minority rights regime," to be held on May 11, 2023, at the University of Sussex. The deadline for abstracts is March 31, 2023. Details are here.

New Issue: Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy

The latest issue of the Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy (Vol. 17, no. 2, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Julien Chaisse & Xueliang Ji, Hong Kong’s Participation in International Dispute Settlement: Deviations from Conventional Sovereignty
  • Chao Wang & Taixia Shen, Implications of the EU’s Position on Trade Distortion for EU-China Trade Relations: From Selective Adaptation to Coordinated Compliance
  • Yan Cai, Eunmi Kim, Zhuoqi Teng & Yuantao Fang, Legalized Backsliding: The Product Under Consideration in the WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement
  • Xu Qian, Rethinking Investment Treaties for Sustainable Development: From the “New Delhi Declaration” Principles to Modern Investment Law & Policy
  • Hyuntaik Lee, The Presumption of Conformity for Climate Measures: Reconciling the Climate Change Regime and the WTO
  • Tae Jung Park & Kil Won Lee, Modalities of Securing Policy Autonomy in Preferential Trade Agreements
  • Hui Chen, Adaptation of Lever Effect Theory to the New Context: A Re-Examination of the Relationship Between Agriculture Dispute Settlement and Negotiation in the WTO

New Volume: Anuario Mexicano de Derecho Internacional

The latest volume of the Anuario Mexicano de Derecho Internacional (Vol. 23, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Doctrina
    • Rein Müllerson, Guerra en Ucrania: ¿cómo llegamos allí, hay forma de salir de esto?
    • Paulo Borba Casella, Tendencias contemporáneas sobre la opinio juris y la prueba material del derecho internacional consuetudinario
    • Carlo Carvajal Aguilar, La responsabilidad internacional de los grupos armados no estatales y el derecho de las víctimas a las reparaciones
    • Adriana Fillol Mazo, Los alimentos y el empleo de veneno en situaciones de conflicto armado: análisis a la luz de los medios y métodos de guerra prohibidos en el derecho internacional humanitario
    • Luciano Pezzano, La obligación de descolonizar en el derecho internacional
    • Jorge Alberto López Lechuga, Las obligaciones de los Estados poseedores de armas nucleares en las aguas internacionales incluidas en zonas libres de armas nucleares
    • Yovana Reyes Tagle, La influencia de la doctrina en el Tribunal de Justicia de la Comunidad Andina
    • Ademar Pozzatti & Lucas Silva de Souza, A governança global da saúde entre hard e soft law: os desafios da responsabilidade social das empresas farmacêuticas
    • Luis Manuel Marcano Salazar, El principio de la legalidad y el juicio de Núremberg (1946): aporte a la doctrina del derecho procesal internacional
  • Comentarios
    • María Laura Fornasar, A denegação de homologação de sentença arbitral estrangeira com fundamento na ausência de imparcialidade do árbitro
    • Magdalena Bas Vilizzio, Reformando la solución de controversias inversor-Estado antes de la próxima sindemia
    • André Ricci de Amorim, Interfaces entre o direito internacional e o direito brasileiro acerca do acesso à água e a proposta de emenda à Constituição No. 4, de 2018
    • Luis Romano Damiani Pellegrini, Fundamentos teórico-conceptuales de la Convención sobre los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas: la teoría de los derechos humanos y el modelo social de la discapacidad
    • Jaime Cárdenas Gracia, Escisión y anexión de Estados. El caso de la República de Texas (1836-1845)
    • Rubén Leal Buenfil, Implicaciones jurídicas de la interrelación entre competencia económica y comercio internacional en Norteamérica
    • Tânia Alves Martins & Deilton Ribeiro Brasil, El desastre ecológico de la pandemia Covid-19: el cuidado de nuestra casa común desde la perspectiva de la ONU y los pueblos indígenas

New Volume: Anuario Colombiano de Derecho Internacional

The latest volume of the Anuario Colombiano de Derecho Internacional (Vol. 16, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Carlos Soria Rodríguez, La evaluación del impacto ambiental en el esperado acuerdo para la gobernanza de la biodiversidad marina fuera de la jurisdicción nacional y su previsible aplicación a las tecnologías para la obtención de energía renovable marina
  • Walter Arévalo Ramírez & Andrés Rousset Siri, Resistencia y retroceso (backlash) contra las sentencias de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos: Estudio de 11 casos de reacciones de los Estados a la autoridad del tribunal y la recusación de jueces en el caso “Bedoya Lima”
  • Ignacio Perotti Pinciroli, Derecho de las relaciones exteriores, Derecho internacional comparado y el papel de los tribunales nacionales en la justicia transicional: los casos de Argentina y España
  • Vanesa Menéndez Montero, Entre el mito y la legalidad: el delito de destrucción del patrimonio cultural en el derecho penal internacional
  • Doris Teresita Mendoza López, El nuevo orden jurídico internacional en materia tributaria

Call for Submissions: Anuario Iberoamericano sobre Derecho Internacional Humanitario

The Anuario Iberoamericano sobre Derecho Internacional Humanitario has issued a call for submissions for its fourth volume. The call is here.

Call for Papers: Who judges the judges? Oversight mechanisms in international dispute resolution

A call for papers has been issued for a conference on "Who judges the judges? Oversight mechanisms in international dispute resolution," to take place June 21-22, 2023, at the University of Oxford. The call is here.

New Volume: Anuario Iberoamericano de Derecho Internacional Penal

The latest volume of the Anuario Iberoamericano de Derecho Internacional Penal (Vol. 10, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Sección de Artículos de Investigación desde el Derecho Internacional Penal
    • Yoveslav Radoslavov Yordanov, Los Acuerdos sobre el Estatuto de las Fuerzas Armadas Extranjeras como límite a la actividad jurisdiccional de la Corte Penal Internacional
    • Ana Isabel Carreras Presencio, Esperanza en el sistema jurídico de Derecho Penal de la comunidad internacional.
    • Michael Méndez, Proceso de constitucionalización del sistema internacional: discusión teórica sobre sus avances y conclusiones
    • Maria Alejandra Pabon Acevedo, La limitada aplicación de la responsabilidad del superior jerárquico y sus consecuencias al derecho a la verdad en Colombia
  • Ensayos seleccionados del XI Certamen Blattmann, Odio Benito y Steiner
    • João Pedro de Souz, aExclusión de pruebas ilícitas e integridad de los procesos una interpretación del artículo 69(7)(b) del Estatuto de Roma y los precedentes de la Corte Penal Internacional
    • David Estévez Lledó, Los Derechos Humanos internacionalmente reconocidos ante la Corte Penal Internacional
    • Damaris Eliana Martinez Acosta, ¿Todos los caminos conducen a La Haya? Reflexiones de política criminal tras 17 años de examen preliminar en Colombia
    • Elena Carolina Diaz Galan, Matrimonio forzado y crimen internacional: una nueva tendencia normativa y jurisprudencial
    • Laura Cristina Acosta Reaza, Herramientas de la justicia penal internacional en la investigación local de graves violaciones a los derechos humanos
  • Ensayos seleccionados del V Certamen de Estudios Críticos sobre la Justicia
    • Miguel Alfredo Ledesma Chavarro, De la interdicción a la plena capacidad jurídica

Call for Papers: Ukraine and the Post-Liberal International Order after the Zeitenwende

A call for papers has been issued for a conference, in the hybrid format, on "Ukraine and the Post-Liberal International Order after the Zeitenwende," to be held June 15-16, 2023, at the University of Zürich. The call is here.

New Issue: Asian Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Asian Journal of International Law (Vol. 13, no. 1, January 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Notes and Comments
    • Yurika Ishii, Immunity Ratione Materiae of the Marines as Vessel Protection Detachments: A Case Note on the M/V Enrica Lexie Case
    • Prabhash Ranjan & Praharsh Gour, The TRIPS Waiver Decision at the World Trade Organization: Too Little Too Late!
  • Articles
    • Ai Abe, An Outstanding Claim: The Ryukyu/Okinawa Peoples’ Right to Self-Determination under International Human Rights Law
    • Wanshu Cong, Contesting Freedom of Information: Capitalism, Development, and the Third World
    • Vasudevan Shritha, Would the “Optional Protocol” Effectuate India's Due Diligence Obligation Under the Women's Convention?
    • Mohammad-Ali Bahmaei & Habib Sabzevari, Self-Judging Security Exception Clause as a Kind of Carte Blanche in Investment Treaties: Nature, Effect and Proper Standard of Review
    • Huu Duy Minh Tran, The Approach of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf to Submissions Involving Unresolved Disputes: Should It Be Modified?
    • Ignacio de la Rasilla, Looking Forward Through and Beyond the Western Classics of International Law
    • Megumi Ochi, The New Recipe for a General Principle of Law: Premise Theory to “Fill in the Gaps”

Friday, March 17, 2023

New Issue: Journal of International Dispute Settlement

The latest issue of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (Vol. 14, no. 1, March 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Editorial
    • Béatrice I Bonafé, Unusual Source of Inspiration: Cooking International Law
  • Articles
    • William Hamilton Byrne & Zuzanna Godzimirska, Pleading for international law: assessing the influence of party to proceedings on legal change in international courts
    • Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan, Anna Howard, & Stavros Brekoulakis, Influence in investor-state dispute settlement: a dynamic concept
    • Kun Fan, Beyond law and politics: an empirical study of judicial mediation in China
  • Current Developments
    • Pietro Ortolani & Bas van Zelst, International commercial courts and EU law: easing the tension
    • Benjamin Salas Kantor & Carolina Valdivia Torres, Competing over the continental shelf: the legal versus the geophysical entitlements
    • Gracious Avayiwoe, Towards clarity: the ‘may be affected’ requirement and non-party intervention at the International Court of Justice

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Smith & Klinkner: Mass Graves, Truth and Justice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Investigation of Mass Graves

Ellie Smith
(Bournemouth Univ.) & Melanie Klinkner (Bournemouth Univ.) have published Mass Graves, Truth and Justice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Investigation of Mass Graves (Edward Elgar Publishing 2023). Here's the abstract:

Across the world, mass graves, often containing a multitude of human remains, are sites of human loss, suffering and unimaginable acts of cruelty. While no one mass grave or its investigation is the same, all mass graves contain evidence that is essential to the realisation of justice and accountability goals for victims, affected communities, states in transition and the international community.

This book tactfully examines this sensitive topic, demonstrating how mass grave investigations can be highly complex, context-specific, lengthy and expensive processes, requiring significant planning, coordination, expertise and resources. The book analyses the various processes involved in mass grave investigation from a number of disciplinary perspectives and a variety of geographical, cultural and political contexts, including Bosnia, Guatemala, Libya, Nepal and Rwanda. Chapters feature expert contributions from voices in the fields of forensic sciences, advocacy and the judiciary, along with world-leading international legal expertise on mass graves, their protection and investigation.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Symposium: The Legitimacy and Legality of War: From Philosophical Foundations to Emerging Problems

On April 14, 2023, the Saint Louis University School of Law will host a symposium on "The Legitimacy and Legality of War: From Philosophical Foundations to Emerging Problems." Details and registration are here.

Minkova: Responsibility on Trial: Liability Standards in International Criminal Law

Liana Georgieva Minkova
(Univ. of Cambridge) has published Responsibility on Trial: Liability Standards in International Criminal Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2023). Here's the abstract:
Establishing individual criminal responsibility for mass atrocities is the foundational principle of international criminal justice, but this process is highly complex, and is accompanied by political and legal dilemmas about its operation. The book examines the drafting, interpretation, and application of the rules for assessing individual criminal responsibility as those rules emerge from the intense contestations among judges, lawyers, and academics within the legal field. Focusing on the International Criminal Court (ICC), the book provides a rich analysis of the international debates around questions of criminal responsibility by interrogating formal legal documents and legal scholarship alongside more candid accounts (interviews, memoirs, minutes). These debates are of key importance for international criminal law and global justice because how criminal responsibility laws are construed in practice determines which conduct merits punishment and, ultimately, demarcates the boundaries of what are considered the 'gravest' acts that 'shock' humanity.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Symposium: Queer Liberation Under International Law

On March 28, 2023, the Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review and the Cardozo Journal for Equal Rights & Social Justice will host a hybrid symposium on "Queer Liberation Under International Law." Program and registration are here.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Workshop: International Legal Theory and the Cognitive Turn

On March 16-17, 2023, the University of Hamburg will host a workshop on "International Legal Theory and the Cognitive Turn." The program is here.

Call for Papers: The EU as a Regional International Organisation

The Asser Institute and the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies have issued a call for papers on "The EU as a Regional International Organisation," to be held December 1, 2023, in The Hague. The call is here.

Conference: Thirty-Ninth Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law will host in the hybrid format the Thirty-Ninth Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference on April 21, 2023. The theme is: "Energy Disputes in ISDS." The program is here.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Call for Participation: "New Voices in International Law" for ASIL Annual Meeting

The American Society of International Law has issued a call for participation for "New Voices in International Law" at the 2023 ASIL Annual Meeting. Here's the call:

The Society seeks to incorporate new voices into several of its panels for the upcoming Annual Meeting. If you are a young scholar or practitioner with particular expertise to contribute to one of the panels set out below, we would love to hear from you. By no later than Thursday, March 16th, please submit a short description of your qualifications and what you believe you could contribute substantively to the panel, (in 200 words or less) and a résumé or CV via this Google Form: Decisions will be made no later than March 22. New voice panelists are expected to attend the Annual Meeting in person.

  • Synergy or Dissonance on Business and Human Rights? The interplay between national practice and international law
  • Regulating States' Sovereign Rights under Today's Global Challenges
  • Beyond Greenwashing: Navigating the complex policy framework for green finance
  • Managing Climate Migration: Legal and policy considerations in approaches
  • Economic Statecraft or Economic Warfare?
  • Artificial Intelligence and International Law: Uncharted Territory?

New Volume: Asian Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the Asian Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 26, 2020) is out. Contents include:
  • Seokwoo Lee & Hee Eun Lee, Korea: From Norm Taker to Norm Maker in International Law
  • Le Thi Anh Dao & Vu Quoc Tuan, Building an Agreement on Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction: What Are the Positions of Asian States?

Call for Submissions: Climate Change Law in Indonesia (Climate Law)

The journal Climate Law has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on "Climate Change Law in Indonesia." The call is here.

New Issue: Journal of International Economic Law

The latest issue of the Journal of International Economic Law (Vol. 26, no. 1, March 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: 25th Anniversary
    • Andrea K Bjorklund & Gabrielle Marceau, New (Paradigms In) International Economic Law
    • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, The WTO’S Contribution to the Challenges of Global Commons
    • Kristalina Georgieva & Rhoda Weeks-Brown, The IMF’s Evolving Role Within a Constant Mandate
    • Lisa Jorgenson & Carsten Fink, WIPO’s Contributions to International Cooperation on Intellectual Property
    • Meg Kinnear, The Role of ICSID in International Economic Law
    • Chiara Giorgetti, The Transformation of International Organizations—Specialization, New Initiatives, and Working Methods—Some Observations on the Work of UNCITRAL Working Group III
    • Joost Pauwelyn, Taking Stakeholder Engagement in International Policy-Making Seriously: Is the WTO Finally Opening Up?
    • Lucinda A Low, Corporate Power and Accountability in International Economic LawGet accessArrow
    • Joel P Trachtman, Platforms and Global Governance: Globalization on Steroids
    • Mira Burri, Trade Law 4.0: Are We There Yet?
    • Reuven Avi-Yonah, International Taxation, Globalization, and the Economic Digital Divide
    • Meredith Kolsky Lewis, International Trade Agreements: Laboratories of Innovation or Propellers of Fragmentation?
    • Isabelle Van Damme, 25 Years of Law and Practice at the WTO: Did the Appellate Body Dig its Own Grave?
    • Valerie Hughes, Maintaining Relevance in a Much-Changed World: Reforming WTO Dispute Settlement
    • Manjiao Chi, International Regulation of Industrial Subsidy
    • Petros C Mavroidis & André Sapir, State Capitalism in the GATT/WTO Legal Order
    • Anne van Aaken, Investment Law in the Twenty-First Century: Things Will Have to Change in Order to Remain the Same
    • Federico Ortino, ISDS and Its Transformations
    • Locknie Hsu, The Evolution of the ‘Trade and …’ ‘Debate’—A View from ASEAN

New Issue: International Journal of Human Rights

The latest issue of the International Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 27, no. 3, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Barbara Mikołajczyk, Universal human rights instruments and digital literacy of older persons
  • Klaus D. Beiter, Why neoliberal ideology, privatisation, and other challenges make a reframing of the right to education in international law necessary
  • Audrey L. Comstock, The UN voluntary compact and peacekeeping abuse: assessing a soft law solution for sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Mehmet Faruk Kocak, Protecting the right to housing in the era of financialisation: four principles for urban renewal
  • Vera Lúcia Raposo, Health, privacy and liberty: a call for digital governance during (and after) the pandemic
  • Abby Kleiman, Climate displacement and human rights: rectifying the current legal protection lacuna through international and regional solutions
  • Marieke J. Hopman, The child’s right to freedom of expression in Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Call for Submissions: Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights

The Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights has issued a call for submissions. Here's the call:

The Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (NQHR) is a double-anonymized peer-reviewed journal that publishes the latest evolutions in the promotion and protection of human rights around the world. From 1 January 2023, the journal has gone completely open access! This means that authors will not have to pay a fee to publish with the journal, and nor will readers have to pay to read our articles. As you may find on the NQHR’s website, the journal welcomes articles of approximately 10,000 words addressing human rights law issues from an international perspective and also welcomes submissions that connect human rights to perspectives from international relations, history, political science, sociology, and anthropology. The NQHR Executive Board welcomes all submissions that engage with these themes. To upload your submission, please visit the NQHR author instructions and the journal’s submission site.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

New Issue: International Affairs

The latest issue of International Affairs (Vol. 99, no. 2, March 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • India as a ‘civilizational state’
    • Emma Mawdsley, Introduction: India as a ‘civilizational state’
    • Kate Sullivan de Estrada, What is a vishwaguru? Indian civilizational pedagogy as a transformative global imperative
    • Jayati Srivastava, The narratives and aesthetics of the civilizational state in the ‘new’ India
    • Shibashis Chatterjee & Udayan Das, India’s civilizational arguments in south Asia: from Nehruvianism to Hindutva
    • Esra Elif Nartok, ‘Hindu civilization’ in business: the World Hindu Economic Forum’s intellectual project
    • Rani Singh & Tim Winter, From Hinduism to Hindutva: civilizational internationalism and UNESCO
    • Sebastian Haug & Supriya Roychoudhury, Civilizational exceptionalism in international affairs: making sense of Indian and Turkish claims
    • Priya Chacko, Disciplining India: paternalism, neo-liberalism and Hindutva civilizationalism
  • Louise Fawcett, The Iraq War 20 years on: towards a new regional architecture
  • Oula Kadhum, Nation-destroying, emigration and Iraqi nationhood after the 2003 intervention
  • Juliet Kaarbo, Kai Oppermann & Ryan K. Beasley, What if? Counterfactual Trump and the western response to the war in Ukraine
  • Míla O’Sullivan & Kateřina Krulišová, Women, Peace and Security in central Europe: in between the western agenda and Russian imperialism
  • Boaz Atzili & Min Jung Kim, Buffer zones and international rivalry: internal and external geographic separation mechanisms
  • Duncan Depledge, Low-carbon warfare: climate change, net zero and military operations
  • Julia Gurol, The authoritarian narrator: China’s power projection and its reception in the Gulf
  • Fiona B. Adamson & Kelly M. Greenhill, Deal-making, diplomacy and transactional forced migration
  • Yf Reykers, John Karlsrud, Malte Brosig, Stephanie C. Hofmann, Cristiana Maglia & Pernille Rieker, Ad hoc coalitions in global governance: short-notice, task- and time-specific cooperation
  • Okechukwu C. Iheduru, The Catholic church and regional governance in west Africa
  • Nicole Scicluna & Stefan Auer Europe’s constitutional unsettlement: testing the political limits of legal integration
  • Thomas Peak, Halting genocide in a post-liberal international order: intervention, institutions and norms
  • Daniel Fittante, Constructivist memory politics: Armenian genocide recognition in Latvia

New Issue: The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals

The latest issue of The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (Vol. 22, no. 1, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Fabian Simon Eichberger, Informal Communications to the International Court of Justice in Cases of Non-appearance
  • Juan-Pablo Pérez-León-Acevedo, Compensation in Cases of Mass Atrocities at the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court
  • René Figueredo Corrales, In the Pursuit of High Purposes: The International Court of Justice, Obligations Erga Omnes and the Prohibition of Genocide
  • Jean-Baptiste Merlin, Unduly Indicated? Provisional Measures and Subsequent Adverse Findings at the International Court of Justice
  • Kawser Ahmed, Will the ICJ Objectively Assess the Statehood of Palestine? A Brief Reflection
  • Alexandre Tavadian & Clément Ducamin, Proliferation of Standards of Proof in International Administrative Tribunals
  • Andreas Kulick, Meta’s Oversight Board and Beyond – Corporations as Interpreters and Adjudicators of International Human Rights
  • Chen Yu, The “Externalities” of Joint Interpretations in Investment Arbitration: Learning from the Past