Saturday, October 14, 2023

New Issue: Journal of Human Rights and the Environment

The latest issue of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (Vol. 14, no. 2, September 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Hannah Blitzer, Reimagining climate equity to incorporate the non-human
  • Nicole Rogers, Climate violence and the word
  • Simon Sneddon, Paradise lost? The red right hand of green technology
  • Helen Keller & Viktoriya Gurash, Expanding NGOs’ standing: climate justice through access to the European Court of Human Rights

New Issue: Review of International Organizations

The latest issue of the Review of International Organizations (Vol. 18, no. 4, October 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Asif Efrat & Omer Yair, International rankings and public opinion: Compliance, dismissal, or backlash?
  • Tobias Lenz, Besir Ceka, & Alexandr Burilkov, Discovering cooperation: Endogenous change in international organizations
  • Seungjun Kim, Protecting home: how firms’ investment plans affect the formation of bilateral investment treaties
  • Bernhard Reinsberg & Oliver Westerwinter, Institutional Overlap in Global Governance and the Design of Intergovernmental Organizations
  • Terrence L. Chapman & Huimin Li, Can IOs influence attitudes about regulating “Big Tech”?
  • Steffen Eckhard, Vytautas Jankauskas, Elena Leuschner, Ian Burton, Tilman Kerl & Rita Sevastjanova, The performance of international organizations: a new measure and dataset based on computational text analysis of evaluation reports

Friday, October 13, 2023

Call for Papers: Seminar on "The Challenges of International Law-Making for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies"

Essex Law School has issued a call for papers for a seminar on "The Challenges of International Law-Making for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies," to take place December 12, 2023. The deadline is October 31, 2023. The call is here.

New Issue: Journal of World Trade

The latest issue of the Journal of World Trade (Vol. 57, no. 5, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Giulia Claudia Leonelli, Environmental Unilateralism and the Chapeau of Article XX GATT: The ‘Line of Equilibrium’ and the Question of ‘Differently Situated’ Countries
  • Aniekan Ukpe & Sangeeta Khorana, Differentiated Differentiation in the WTO Customs Valuation Agreement
  • Mohammad Abualethem Nsour, The WTO and Using Digital Economy Technologies: Surviving the Race With Preferential Trade Agreements
  • Andreas Klasen & Hans Janus, Improving Export Credit Agency Impact Through Full Faith and Credit
  • Qian Yin, Rethinking Test Data Protection in China-US Trade War: Integrating Empirical and Normative Analysis
  • Md. Rizwanul Islam, A Tale of Too Little: Anti-dumping Tariff Between SAFTA Contracting Parties
  • Liwen Qi, Xiaoting Song, & Diligena Dilixiati, Game Analysis of Different Source Disclosure Model for Genetic Resources and Implications for China

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Call for Submissions: Yearbook of International Disaster Law

The Yearbook of International Disaster Law has issued a call for submissions for its forthcoming sixth volume. The Yearbook welcomes abstracts related to both its thematic section on "Technology and disasters" and its "General section" on any implications for international law arising from disaster scenarios. The deadline is November 30, 2023. The call is here.

Workshop: Current Issues of International Environmental Law

On November 27-28, 2023, the Italian Yearbook of International Law, in collaboration with the Jean Monnet Module on European and International Environmental Law, will hold a workshop on "Current Issues of International Environmental Law," at the Law Department of the University of Siena. Details are here.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Storey: The Refugee Definition in International Law

Hugo Storey
has published The Refugee Definition in International Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2023). Here's the abstract:
In international law, the refugee definition enshrined in Article 1A(2) of the Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol is central. Yet, seven decades on, the meaning of its key terms are widely seen as unclear. The Refugee Definition in International Law asks whether we must continue to accept this or whether a systematic legal analysis can shed new light on this important term. The volume addresses several framework questions concerning approaches to definition, interpretation, ordering, and the interrelationship between the definition's different elements. Each element is then analysed in turn, applying Vienna Convention of the Law of Treaties rules in systematic fashion. Each chapter evaluates the main disputes that have arisen and seeks to distil basic propositions that are widely agreed, as well as certain suggested propositions for resolving ongoing debates. In the final chapter, the basic propositions are assembled to demonstrate that in fact there is now more clarity about the definition than many think and that considerable progress has been made toward achieving a working definition.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Conference: IX Jornadas Chileno-argentinas de Derecho Internacional

On October 12-13, 2023, the IX Jornadas Chileno-argentinas de Derecho Internacional will take place in Santiago. The theme is: "La persona humana en el Derecho Internacional Público a la luz del 75 aniversario de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos." Details are here.

Call for Submissions: Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law

The Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law has issued a call for submissions for its forthcoming volume 12 (2024). The call is here.

Monday, October 9, 2023

Conference: Resort to international advisory proceedings

On October 20, 2023, the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law will host a conference, in the hybrid format, on "Resort to international advisory proceedings." Details are here.

Sunday, October 8, 2023

New Volume: Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law

The latest volume of the Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law (Vol. 11, 2023) is out. The table of contents is here. The volume includes a thematic chapter on "European Citizenship: Past, Present, and Future."

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. 18, no. 2, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Chang Hwan Choi, Is an Anti-Circumvention System of Anti-Dumping Duty Needed? Evidence from the Korea Import Case
  • Tsai-fang Chen, Non-Discrimination Under the Most-Favoured-Nation Obligation and Adequacy Decisions in the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Hsien Wu, The Forgotten Cog in the Dispute Settlement Machine: An Analysis of the Underappreciated Roles and Mandates of the Dispute Settlement Body in the Dispute Settlement Process
  • Sadiya S. Silvee & Ximei Wu, Examining the Contemporary International Food Instruments and Framework
  • Tsung-Ling Lee, Pandemic Accord, Digital Health Literacy, and Human Rights in the Era of Infodemic
  • Shuwen Xu, To Waive or Not to Waive: The Debate and Analysis of TRIPS Waiver

New Issue: ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal

The latest issue of the ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal (Vol. 38, no. 2, Spring 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Lecture
    • Alexis Mourre, For a Universal Standard for Conflicts Disclosures
  • Case Comments
    • John R Crook, Kimberly-Clark Dutch Holdings, BV, Kimberly-Clark SLU, and Kimberly-Clark BVBA v Venezuela
    • Andrés Mazuera, Glencore v Colombia: A Tale of Legally Coerced Evidence
    • Patrick Leonard, Patrick Costello v the Government of Ireland, Ireland and the Attorney General: Obstacles to the Ratification of CETA in the Irish Constitutional Context
    • Laura Rees-Evans & Rhys Carvosso, ‘Maduro Board’ of the Central Bank of  Venezuela v ‘Guaidó Board’ of the Central Bank of  Venezuela
  • Practice Notes
    • Mélanie Riofrio Piché, Document Production: The Armesto Schedule
    • Mallory Silberman, Using PowerPoint in ISDS Hearings
  • Articles
    • Simon Batifort & Andrew Larkin, The Meaning of Silence in Investment Treaties
    • Caroline Henckels, Justifying the Protection of Legitimate Expectations in International Investment Law: Legal Certainty and Arbitrary Conduct
    • Saudin J Mwakaje & Taragwa M Nyang’anyi, Reclaiming Sovereignty over Natural Wealth and Resources in Tanzania: Legal and Regulatory Implications on Investments
    • Crina Baltag, Riddhi Joshi, & Kabir Duggal, Recent Trends in Investment Arbitration on the Right to Regulate, Environment, Health and Corporate Social Responsibility: Too Much or Too Little?
    • Arman Sarvarian, Invoking the Paris Agreement in Investor-State Arbitration
  • Notes
    • Barton Legum & Clara Motin, The Essential Qualities for an Arbitrator
    • Tobias Ackermann & Sebastian Wuschka, The Applicability of Investment Treaties in the Context of Russia’s Aggression against Ukraine
    • Zachary Douglas, The Umbrella Clause Revisited

New Issue: International Legal Materials

The latest issue of International Legal Materials (Vol. 62, no. 5, October 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Dispute Over the Status and Use of the Waters of the Silala (Chile v. Bol.) (I.C.J.), with introductory note by Komlan Sangbana
  • Views adopted by the Committee under Art. 5(4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning Communication No. 3624/2019 (U.N.H.R. Committee), with introductory note by Maria Gavouneli
  • The Kunming–Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, with introductory note by Tim Stephens
  • The Artemis Accords, with introductory note by Balázs Bartóki-Gönczy and Boldizsár Nagy
  • Legal & H.R. Centre and Centre for Reproductive Rights (on behalf of Tanzanian girls) v. Tanz. (Afr. Committee of Experts on the RTS & Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)), with introductory note by Rosa Celorio

New Issue: International Interactions

The latest issue of International Interactions (Vol. 49, no. 5, 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Seulah Choi, Where You Sit Matters: The Power of Brokers in Diplomatic Networks & Interstate Conflict
  • Darren Hawkins & Jay Goodliffe, “Leave It as It Is”: International Network Effects on Protected Lands
  • Jerry Urtuzuastigui, American Diasporas, Homeland Human Rights Conduct, and the Onset of Human Rights-Based Economic Sanctions
  • Ilayda B. Onder, Signaling Resolve through Credit-claiming
  • Tanja Eschenauer-Engler, Soldiers and Protest: A Set-Theory Perspective on Military Repression of Anti-Regime Mass Mobilization in Autocracies
  • Emil Petersson, Looking to the Skies: Operation Unified Protector and the Strategy of Aerial Intervention

New Issue: The World Economy

The latest issue of The World Economy (Vol. 46, no. 9, September 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: New challenges in international economics and finance
    • Rebeca Jiménez-Rodríguez & María A. Prats, Introduction: New challenges in international economics and finance
    • Anna Matzner, Birgit Meyer, & Harald Oberhofer, Trade in times of uncertainty
    • Leticia Blázquez, Carmen Díaz-Mora, & Belén González-Díaz, Understanding digital services in GVCs: An extended gravity model through the lens of network analysis
    • Alejandra Martínez-Martínez, Silviano Esteve-Pérez, Salvador Gil-Pareja, & Rafael Llorca-Vivero, The impact of climate change on international trade: A gravity model estimation
    • Francisco Requena, Guadalupe Serrano, & Raúl Mínguez, The enhancing effect of imports of intermediate inputs on firms' exports
  • Invited Review
    • Zuzanna Helena Zarach & Aleksandra Parteka, Productivity effects of trade in natural resources—comparison with mechanisms of technological specialisation
  • Articles
    • Giorgio Gnecco, Federico Nutarelli, & Massimo Riccaboni, Matrix completion of world trade: An analysis of interpretability through Shapley values
    • Jonas F. Rudsinske, How unilateral tariffs harm workers under oligopoly
    • Juan Cristóbal Campoy & Juan Carlos Negrete, Quantitative easing rules as a means to achieve optimal levels of structural reforms and government deficits in a monetary union
    • Juan F. Rendón, Lina M. Cortés, & Javier Perote, Prudential regulation and bank solvency based on flexible distributions: An example for evaluating the impact of monetary policy
    • Dmitry Erokhin, Tax effects on foreign direct investment—Just a rerouting
    • Isabel P. Albaladejo, Juan Gabriel Brida, María Isabel González-Martínez, & Verónica Segarra, A new look to the tourism and economic growth nexus: A clustering and panel causality analysis
    • Francesco Guerra, How taste proximity affects consumer quality valuation of imported varieties: Evidence from the French food sector
    • Julimar da Silva Bichara, Sandro E. Monsueto, & Ana I. Viñas, Collective bargaining and technological innovation in the EU15: An analysis at establishment level

Bradford: Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology

Anu Bradford
(Columbia Univ. - Law) has published Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology (Oxford Univ. Press 2023). Here's the abstract:

The global battle among the three dominant digital powers—the United States, China, and the European Union—is intensifying. All three regimes are racing to regulate tech companies, with each advancing a competing vision for the digital economy while attempting to expand its sphere of influence in the digital world. In Digital Empires, her provocative follow-up to The Brussels Effect, Anu Bradford explores a rivalry that will shape the world in the decades to come.

Across the globe, people dependent on digital technologies have become increasingly alarmed that their rapid adoption and transformation have ushered in an exceedingly concentrated economy where a few powerful companies control vast economic wealth and political power, undermine data privacy, and widen the gap between economic winners and losers. In response, world leaders are variously embracing the idea of reining in the most dominant tech companies. Bradford examines three competing regulatory approaches—the American market-driven model, the Chinese state-driven model, and the European rights-driven regulatory model—and discusses how governments and tech companies navigate the inevitable conflicts that arise when these regulatory approaches collide in the international domain. Which digital empire will prevail in the contest for global influence remains an open question, yet their contrasting strategies are increasingly clear.

Digital societies are at an inflection point. In the midst of these unfolding regulatory battles, governments, tech companies, and digital citizens are making important choices that will shape the future ethos of the digital society. Digital Empires lays bare the choices we face as societies and individuals, explains the forces that shape those choices, and illuminates the immense stakes involved for everyone who uses digital technologies.