Friday, August 25, 2023

New Issue: The World Economy

The latest issue of The World Economy (Vol. 46, no. 8, August 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Pedro Esteban Moncarz, Manuel Flores, Sebastián Villano, & Marcel Vaillant, Intra- and extra-regional trade costs: A comparative approach to Latin-American performance
  • Richard Bräuer, Matthias Mertens, & Viktor Slavtchev, Import competition and firm productivity: Evidence from German manufacturing
  • Shujiro Urata & Youngmin Baek, Impact of International Investment Agreements on Japanese FDI: A firm-level analysis
  • Gabriel Temesgen Woldu & Izabella Szakálné Kanó, Fiscal multipliers and structural economic characteristics: Evidence from countries in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Aradhna Aggarwal, How special are special economic zones: Evidence from South Asia
  • Jeongmeen Suh & Jaeyoun Roh, The effects of digital trade policies on digital trade
  • Iman Cheratian, Saleh Goltabar, & Mohammad Reza Farzanegan, Firms persistence under sanctions: Micro-level evidence from Iran
  • William Ridley, Sherzod B. Akhundjanov, & Stephen Devadoss, The COVID-19 pandemic and trade in agricultural products
  • Cécile Bastidon, Michael Bordo, Antoine Parent, & Marc Daniel Weidenmier, Another history of global financial markets: Local stock market integration since 1913 from a network perspective
  • Xingyuan Zhang, Rajeev K. Goel, Jiaming Jiang, & Salvatore Capasso, Do deep regional trade agreements strengthen anti-corruption? A social network analysis
  • Yan Li, Yigang Wei, Hanxiao Xu, Huanwen Liu, & Julien Chevallier, Carbon monoxide and multi-pollutants flow between China and India: A multiregional input–output model
  • Tingting Xiong & Hao Sun, The international service trade effects of bilateral investment treaties

New Issue: Global Society

The latest issue of Global Society (Vol. 37, no. 4, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Jaap de Wilde, Watch Out for Peace: The Polemic Nature of a Horizon Desired
  • Laura Nordström & Teivo Teivainen, Inclusion of IMF in Eurozone Crisis Management: Legitimacy Through External Expertise and Internal Depoliticisation
  • Senka Neuman Stanivuković, Roads of Europe—On Infrastructural Time, Near, Distant, and Past Futures
  • Clara della Valle & Francesco Strazzari, Grasping Local Participation: The Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in the Western Balkans and North Africa
  • Aydin Atilgan, Global Constitutionalism and the Rise of Authoritarianism: A New Era of “Sad Resignation”?
  • Karoliina Hurri, Climate Leadership Through Storylines: A Comparison of Developed and Emerging Countries in the Post-Paris Era
  • Liberty Chee, Play and Counter-Conduct: Migrant Domestic Workers on TikTok

New Issue: International Legal Materials

The latest issue of International Legal Materials (Vol. 62, no. 4, August 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Resolution ES-11/4 Territorial Integrity of Ukraine: Defending the Principles of the Charter of the United Nations (U.N.G.A.), with introductory note by Lauri Mälksoo
  • 2022 Amendments to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, with introductory note by Anne Trebilcock
  • Case C-817/19, Ligue des Droits Humains v. Council of Ministers (C.J.E.U.), with introductory note by Sophie Duroy
  • Case C-156/21, Hung. v. Eur. Parl. & Council and Case C-157/21, Pol. v. Eur. Parl. & Council (C.J.E.U.), with introductory note by Barbara Grabowska-Moroz

New Issue: International Journal of Transitional Justice

The latest issue of the International Journal of Transitional Justice (Vol. 17, no. 2, July 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Editorial
    • Jasmina Brankovic, Transitional and Climate Justice: New Opportunities for Justice in Transition
  • Articles
    • Beatriz E. Mayans-Hermida, Barbora Holá & Catrien Bijleveld, Between Impunity and Justice? Exploring Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Colombia’s Special Sanctions (Sanciones Propias) for International Crimes
    • Helga Malmin Binningsbø, Bård Drange & Cyanne E. Loyle, Justice Now and Later: How Measures Taken to Address Wrongdoings during Armed Conflict Affect Postconflict Justice
    • Briony Jones, Lisa Ott, Mina Rauschenbach & Camilo Sanchez, Hiding in Plain Sight: Victim Participation in the Search for Disappeared Persons, a Contribution to (Procedural) Justice
    • Victoria Hospodaryk, Male and Gender-Diverse Victims of Sexual Violence in the Rohingya Genocide: The Selective Narrative of International Courts
    • Andrea Hepworth, Memory Activism as Advocacy for Transitional Justice: Memory Laws, Mass Graves and Impunity in Spain
    • Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Transitional Justice in Post-terror Contexts: The Norwegian 22 July Memorial and the Ambiguity of Litigation
    • Charlotte Fiedler & Karina Mross, Dealing With the Past for a Peaceful Future? Analysing the Effect of Transitional Justice Instruments on Trust in Postconflict Societies
    • Kiran Kaur Grewal, The Epistemic Violence of Transitional Justice: A View from Sri Lanka
  • Notes from the Field
    • Philipp Schulz, How Locally Owned and Sustainable Are Victims’ Groups in Postconflict and Transitional Settings? Reflections from Northern Uganda
  • Review Essay
    • Becoming More Informed About Informers

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

New Issue: Revue Générale de Droit International Public

The latest issue of the Revue Générale de Droit International Public (Vol. 127, no. 2, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Louis Savadogo, Incedences juridiques de la hause du neveau de la mer sur les frontières maritimes
  • Giuseppe Puma, Complicité dans les violations graves du droit international humanitaire: observations à partir du cas du Yèmen
  • Fabienne Quilleré Majzoub & Tarek Majzoub, A quand la "Révolution verte" du cours d'eau international?

Call for Papers: IHL and Constitutional Law

A call for papers has been issued for the 18th Annual Conference on International Humanitarian Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Minerva Center for Human Rights. The theme is: "IHL and Constitutional Law." The call is here.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Davis: Discriminatory Clubs: The Geopolitics of International Organizations

Christina L. Davis
(Harvard Univ. - Government) has published Discriminatory Clubs: The Geopolitics of International Organizations (Princeton Univ. Press 2023). Here's the abstract:

Member selection is one of the defining elements of social organization, imposing categories on who we are and what we do. Discriminatory Clubs shows how international organizations are like social clubs, ones in which institutional rules and informal practices enable states to favor friends while excluding rivals.

Where race or socioeconomic status may be a basis for discrimination by social clubs, geopolitical alignment determines who gets into the room to make the rules of global governance. Christina Davis brings together a wealth of data on membership provisions for more than three hundred organizations to reveal the prevalence of club-style selection on the world stage. States join organizations to deepen their association with a particular group of states—most often their allies—and for the gains from policy coordination. Even organizations that claim to be universal, to target narrow issues, or to cover geographic regions use club-style admission criteria. Davis demonstrates that when it comes to the most important decision of cooperation—who belongs to the club and who doesn’t—geopolitical alignment can matter more than the merits or policies of potential members.

With illuminating case studies ranging from nineteenth-century Japan to contemporary Palestine and Taiwan, Discriminatory Clubs sheds light on how, for global and regional organizations such as the WTO and the EU, alliance ties and shared foreign-policy positions form the basis of cooperation.

Zarbiyev: ‘These are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others.’ On justifications of foreign investment protection under international law

Fuad Zarbiyev (Graduate Institute) has posted ‘These are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others.’ On justifications of foreign investment protection under international law (Journal of International Economic Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This article aims to show that the mainstream discourse of the international law of foreign investment protection has adjusted itself to changing historical circumstances in a way that brings to light its strategic and ideological character. It argues, in particular, that the justifications offered in defence of foreign investment protection under international law appear to have been pretextual rather than principled, having been offered to provide reasons capable of flying at a particular point in time in light of the attending circumstances rather than to serve as an analytically sound, empirically grounded, and diachronically consistent framework.

Conference: International Law Weekend 2023

The American Branch of the International Law Association will hold International Law Weekend 2023 in New York City on October 19-21. The theme is "Beyond International Law." The program is here.

Call for Papers: Universal Jurisdiction and the Crime of Aggression: the Challenges and Opportunities for JIT Member States

A call for papers has been issued for a workshop on "Universal Jurisdiction and the Crime of Aggression: the Challenges and Opportunities for JIT Member States," to take place December 4, 2023, in Warsaw. The call is here.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

New Issue: International Journal of Human Rights

The latest issue of the International Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 27, no. 7, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Viljam Engström, Rights in the mandate and work of international organisations
  • Sisay Yeshanew, Rights in the collaboration between the World Bank and the United Nations in the areas of investment in agriculture, rural development and food systems
  • Katja Creutz, The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and rights protection: revisionist or just another kid on the block?
  • Viljam Engström, Social protection in the mandate of the IMF
  • Enrique Delamonica, Measuring human rights? Vernacularisation and paradoxes of measurement in child poverty estimation

New Issue: International Human Rights Law Review

The latest issue of the International Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 12, no. 1, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Michel Vols, The Optional Protocol to the icescr, Homelessness and Moral Hazard: The Alternative Adequate Housing Requirement in the cescr’s Jurisprudence – an Incentive Not to Pay for Housing?
  • Jeremy Julian Sarkin, Will the International Criminal Court (icc) Be Able to Secure the Arrest of Vladimir Putin When He Travels? Understanding State Cooperation Through Other icc Non-Arrest Cases Against Malawi, Chad, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Djibouti, Uganda, and Jordan
  • Jamil Ddamulira Mujuzi, Domestic Courts’ Reliance on International Law to Interpret the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and/or other Domestic Law in the Seychelles
  • Handa Abidin, The Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Nationally Determined Contributions