Saturday, April 15, 2023

New Issue: Journal of Conflict & Security Law

The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict & Security Law (Vol. 28, no. 1, Spring 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Hanna Bourgeois & Patryk I Labuda, When May UN Peacekeepers Use Lethal Force to Protect Civilians? Reconciling Threats to Civilians, Imminence, and the Right to Life
  • David McKeever, Repatriating Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Their Family Members: What International Law Requires, and What National Courts Will Do
  • Jakob M Reynolds, Plague, Pestilence and the Peninsula: International Humanitarian Law Concerns of North Korea’s Biological Weapons Program
  • Joshua G Hughes, Learning from Automation in Targeting to Better Regulate Autonomous Weapon Systems: Target Lists, the Electronic Battlefield and Automation in Mines
  • Catherine Turner, International Law and the Securitisation of Peacemaking: On Chapter VII, the Security Council and the Mediation Mandate in Yemen

Friday, April 14, 2023

New Volume: Irish Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the Irish Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 15, 2020) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Saeed Bagheri, Military Assistance and State Responsibility for 'in Bello' Violations during Non-International Armed Conflicts
    • Adedayo Akingbade, Due Diligence in International Law: Cause for Optimism?
    • Eliza Walsh, The Fine Line between Non-International Armed Conflicts and Internal Disturbances and a Call for the Revival of the Concept of 'Fundamental Standards of Humanity'

New Issue: Journal of World Trade

The latest issue of the Journal of World Trade (Vol. 57, no. 3, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Gabrielle Marceau, Rebecca Walker, & Andreas Oeschger, The Evolution of Labour Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements
  • Christian Delev, Regulating TRQ Schemes Under WTO Law: Time to Throw Away Old Bananas?
  • Yuanyuan Zhang, Tensions Between International Economic Law and the EU Energy Security Regulations During the Securitization of EU-Russian Gas Relations: Way Forward?
  • Nu Ri Jung, Are There ‘Exceptions’ to the SCM Agreement? Applicability of the GATT Exceptions Vis-à-Vis the International Rules on Subsidies
  • Ram Singh, Exploring Dichotomy in India’s Agricultural Export Policy
  • Greg Anderson, Did Labour Norms Save the NAFTA?: Sort of, Accidentally, Depends
  • Xueji Su, From Effect to Behaviour: Regulating State-Owned Enterprises as Competitors in Trade Agreements

New Issue: Global Society

The latest issue of Global Society (Vol. 37, no. 2, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Farai Chipato & David Chandler, The Black Horizon: Alterity and Ontology in the Anthropocene
  • Dechun Zhang & Yuji Xu, When Nationalism Encounters the COVID-19 Pandemic: Understanding Chinese Nationalism From Media Use and Media Trust
  • Jana Hönke, Eric Cezne & Yifan Yang, Liminally Positioned in the South: Reinterpreting Brazilian and Chinese Relations with Africa
  • Timo Kivimäki, When Ideologies Became Dangerous: An Analysis of the Transformation of the Relationship Between Security and Oppositional Ideologies in US Presidential Discourse
  • Steve Wood, The Chinese Communist Party and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Face Loss, Status Anxiety, Resentment
  • Denis Kennedy & François Venne, Return of the Amateurs? Comparing Grassroots and Professional Approaches to International Relief
  • Eray Alim, Prudence as an Antidote to Foreign Policy Adventurism: The Case of Turkey in the Syrian Crisis

Thursday, April 13, 2023

New Issue: American Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the American Journal of International Law (Vol. 117, no. 2, April 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Samuel L. Aber, Worldmaking at the End of History: The Gulf Crisis of 1990–91 and International Law
    • Anna Saunders, Constitution-Making as a Technique of International Law: Reconsidering the Post-war Inheritance
  • International Decisions
    • Eduardo Cavalcanti de Mello Filho, Karla Christina Azeredo Venâncio da Costa and Others v. Federal Republic of Germany
    • Daniele Amoroso & Riccardo Pavoni, Stergiopoulos v. Iran. Order No. 39391/2021. 105 Rivista di diritto internazionale 620 (2022)
    • Weihuan Zhou, Turkey – Certain Measures Concerning the Production, Importation and Marketing of Pharmaceutical Products, WT/DS583/ARB25
  • Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law
    • The United States Agrees to Loss and Damage Fund at COP27
    • The Treasury Department Implements Security Council Resolution Establishing a Humanitarian Carveout for UN Sanctions
    • President Biden Issues Executive Order on Ensuring Robust Consideration of Evolving National Security Risks by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States
    • The United States and the European Union Begin Implementation of the European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Framework
    • The Department of Defense Issues Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Action Plan
    • The Justice for Victims of War Crimes Act
  • Recent Books on International Law
    • José E. Alvarez, reviewing Capitalism as Civilisation A History of International Law, by Ntina Tzouvala
    • Melissa Stewart, reviewing Statelessness: A Modern History, by Mira L. Siegelberg
    • Randall Lesaffer, reviewing To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth: Legal Imagination and International Power, 1300–1870, by Martti Koskenniemi
    • Werner Scholtz, reviewing Animals in International Law, by Anne Peters
    • Vaughan Lowe, reviewing The UN Security Council and International Law, by Michael Wood and Eran Sthoeger

Conference: Assessing the Past, Envisioning the Future: International Investment Arbitration Law and Policy

On April 20-21, 2023, Università Bocconi will host a conference on "Assessing the Past, Envisioning the Future: International Investment Arbitration Law and Policy." Details are here.

Badinter, Cotte, & Pellet: Vladimir Poutine, l'accusation

Robert Badinter
(formerly, President, Conseil constitutionnel of France & Minister of Justice of France), Bruno Cotte (formerly, Judge, International Criminal Court & Judge, Cour de Cassation of France), & Alain Pellet (formerly, President, International Law Commission & Université Paris Nanterre - Law) have published Vladimir Poutine, l'accusation (Fayard 2023). Here’s the abstract:
Cet ouvrage présente les fondements de l'accusation contre Vladimir Poutine, président de la Fédération de Russis, auteur du crime d'agression contre l'Ukraine et des crimes de guerre et contre l'humanité commis par les forces russes dont il est le chef suprême.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Dannenbaum: Accountability for Aggression: Atrocity, Attributability, the Legal Order, and Sanitized Violence

Tom Dannenbaum (Tufts Univ. - Fletcher School) has posted Accountability for Aggression: Atrocity, Attributability, the Legal Order, and Sanitized Violence. Here's the abstract:
Why is it important that there be criminal accountability for Russia's aggression against Ukraine? Three rationales have been prominent in the existing discourse. The first is that Russia’s aggression entails a fundamental attack on the international legal order. Those who frame the issue in these terms motivate the project of criminal accountability by arguing that all legal tools (including the application of criminal accountability) must be deployed to protect that legal order from the existential threat of this attack. A second rationale depicts aggression as a progenitor crime (the crime without which the war crimes and crimes against humanity that have characterized the war would not have been perpetrated) and reasons that accountability for aggression is necessary to comprehensively vindicate the rights of those victimized by those atrocities. Third, in a related but more instrumental vein, it has been suggested that aggression is the crime with which Vladimir Putin and other Russian leaders can most straightforwardly be attributed (albeit that some of those leaders may also be attributable with other crimes, as exemplified by the ICC's initial arrest warrants in the Ukraine situation). Within the specific context of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, these ways of motivating accountability for aggression are, in a sense, descriptively correct. However, they do not offer the most compelling reasons for pursuing criminal accountability for aggressive war (generally or in the specific context of Ukraine). They fail to recognize the status of aggression as an atrocity in its own right (not because war crimes follow, but regardless of whether they do) and miss the sense in which the ban on aggression is one of the rules most worthy of preservation even in a transformed legal order, rather than a prohibition whose normative weight is contingent on its contribution to the current legal order. The better rationale focuses instead on the way that the criminality of aggression expresses and affirms the wrongfulness of all of the violence entailed in the unlawful resort to force, including particularly that which is otherwise at risk of being sanitized by compliance with international humanitarian law. Clarifying the nature of the wrong (and thus the accountability imperative) ought to draw the normative focus to those who are suffering the atrocity of aggression, thus specifying the powerful imperative to realize their right to accountability. At the same time, the full vindication of that right requires structuring any institution through which accountability might be pursued in a way that protects against the taint of hypocrisy and preserves the moral standing of the tribunal in question.

New Issue: Ocean Development & International Law

The latest issue of Ocean Development & International Law (Vol. 54, no. 1, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Xu Qi, Reviving the Monetary Gold Principle? A Case Note on the Judgment of Preliminary Objections in the Mauritius/Maldives Case
  • Huaigao Qi, Maritime Delimitation Between China and South Korea in the South Yellow Sea
  • Pierre Thévenin, Back to the USSR: The Consequences of the 1965 Soviet Decree No. 331-112 “On the Procedure for Navigation of Foreign Ships in the Straits Along the Track of the Northern Sea Route” on Today’s Navigation Through the Russian Arctic Straits
  • Dawoon Jung, Ship Surveys and Certification During Global Health Pandemics; Challenges and Opportunities Presented by COVID-19

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

New Issue: Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé

The latest issue of the Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé (2023, no. 1) is out. Contents include:
  • A. Henkes, La Cour de cassation et la coutume internationale - Des agressions territoriales aux immunités d’États : propos d’actualité
  • F.R. Bikie, Le contrôle de la licéité du contrat en droit Ohada Ordre public, cause, objet, clauses, nullité, sanctions
  • Y-J. Manzanza Lumingu & D-M. Ngusu Masuta, La réglementation du travail des étrangers en République démocratique du Congo au regard des normes internationales du travail Liberté de travail -étrangers- R.D.C. -non-discrimination- réglementation, limitations
  • A.C. Gérard, Le constitutionnalisme démocratique à l’épreuve des coups d’État dans les États d’Afrique noire francophone : entre décadence et résilience Constitutionnalisme démocratique, coups d'État, décadence-résilience
  • K. Zra Dra, Les garanties portant sur les biens futurs en droit Ohada Garantie, sûreté, bien futur, constitution, réalisation
  • M. Katsivela, Responsabilité du fait d’autrui/de l’employeur en common law et en droit civil au Canada Droit comparé, délits, Canada, common law, droit civil, Québec, responsabilité extracontractuelle
  • S. Napolitano, La pandémie de Covid-19 face au droit, vol. 2, Analyse et perspective d’une crise et de ses lendemains

Call for Papers: Grotian law and modernity at the dawn of a new age: 400 years of De jure belli ac pacis 1625-2025

A call for papers has been issued for a conference on "Grotian law and modernity at the dawn of a new age: 400 years of De jure belli ac pacis 1625-2025," to be held June 19-20, 2025, at Leiden University's Wijnhaven Campus, The Hague. The call is here.

Conference: Rethinking World Trade 2023

On April 13, 2023, the Georgetown University's Center on Inclusive Trade and Development will host a conference, in the hybrid format, on "Rethinking World Trade 2023." The program is here. Registration is here.

New Issue: Archiv des Völkerrechts

The latest issue of Archiv des Völkerrechts (Vol. 60, no. 4, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Abhandlungen
    • Anna Wyrozumska, Conflict between the Polish Constitutional Tribunal and the CJEU with regard to the reforms of the judiciary
    • Jerzy Kranz, Verfassung über alles oder wohin uns die Gralshüter führen …
    • Christian Schaller, Der völkerrechtliche Rahmen für Waffenlieferungen an die Ukraine
    • Ulrike Will & Cornelia Manger-Nestler, Die national bestimmten Beiträge (NDCs) des Pariser Abkommens als Instrument multilateraler Kooperation

Sunday, April 9, 2023

New Issue: Journal of World Investment & Trade

The latest issue of the Journal of World Investment & Trade (Vol. 24, no. 2, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Nicolas Bueno, Anil Yilmaz Vastardis, & Isidore Ngueuleu Djeuga, Investor Human Rights and Environmental Obligations: The Need to Redesign Corporate Social Responsibility Clauses
  • Anastasios Lafaras, The Assignment of Investment Treaty Claims: Doctrinal and Policy Perspectives
  • Mark McLaughlin, Regulating Artificial Intelligence in International Investment Law
  • Anna Panarella, Emerging from the Haziness of the Multilateral Trade Legal Regime: The Notion of State-Owned Enterprises Through Lenses of Interpretation of GATT Article XVII on ‘State Trading Enterprises’

New Volume: Palestine Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the Palestine Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 23, 2022) is out. Contents include:
  • Nimer Sultany, The Question of Palestine as a Litmus Test: On Human Rights and Root Causes
  • Omar Yousef Shehabi, No Alternative to Despair? Sahrawis, Palestinians, and the International Law of Nationalism
  • Luisa Giannini, Non-Protection in the Name of International Law: The Principle of Self-Determination and the Palestine Situation at the International Criminal Court
  • Michelle Staggs Kelsall, Between False Messiah and Symbolic Politics: The International Criminal Court and the “Situation in the State of Palestine”
  • Sara Razai, The Palestine Exception to Free Speech: The Criminalization of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions in France

New Issue: Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international

The latest issue of the Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international (Vol. 25, no. 1, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Marc de Wilde, Allying with Unbelievers: Hugo Grotius’s Letters to East-Indian Rulers
  • Adam Strobeyko, The Person of the State: The Anthropomorphic Subject of the Law of Nations
  • Christopher Szabla, Civilising Violence: International Law and Colonial War in the British Empire, 1850–1900
  • Robert Schütze, German Idealism after Kant: Nineteenth-Century Foundations of International Law
  • Book Reviews – Symposium on Symposium on Martti Koskenniemi, To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021)
    • Koen Stapelbroek, Theme: ‘Commerce, Capitalism and the Law of Nations’
    • Jennifer Pitts, Theme: ‘The Struggle between Statehood and Civil Society’
    • Wim Decock, Theme: ‘Theology and the Justification of Sovereignty and Property’