Saturday, January 20, 2024

New Issue: Ethics & International Affairs

The latest issue of Ethics & International Affairs (Vol. 37, no. 4, Winter 2023) is out. Contents include:
  • Essays
    • Mitt Regan, International Law and the Humanization of Warfare
    • Nathan Pippenger, Contested Past, Contested Future: Identity Politics and Liberal Democracy
  • Special Section: Voluntariness and Migration
    • Eszter Kollar & François Boucher, Introduction: Voluntariness and Migration
    • Valeria Ottonelli & Tiziana Torresi, Voluntariness and Migration: A Restatement
    • Michael Blake, Voluntary and Involuntary Migrants: On Migration, Safe Third Countries, and the Collective Unfreedom of the Proletariat
    • Christine Straehle, Migration, Climate Change, and Voluntariness
  • Review Essay
    • Tony Milligan, Is Space Expansion the Road to Dystopia?

Friday, January 19, 2024

Call for Papers: A Multi-Disciplinary Take on the Role of the Judiciary in the Law of the Sea

The Judicial Jurisdiction Project of the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea and the Utrecht University Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law – both at the Utrecht University School of Law – have issued a call for papers for a conference on "A Multi-Disciplinary Take on the Role of the Judiciary in the Law of the Sea." The call is here.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

International Law and Social Science Spring 2024 Speakers Series

The International Law and Social Science Interest Group of the American Society of International Law and the Social Sciences and International Law Interest Group of the European Society of International Law have announced their "International Law and Social Science Speakers Series" for Spring 2024. The schedule is here. The inaugural talk by Sergio Puig (EUI) on "Rewriting Precedent: How International Courts Shape Compliance" (co-authored with Jeffrey Kucik and Lauren Peritz) will take place January 24, 2024. Registration is here.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Tijmes, Delgado Casteleiro, & Lucas Garín: Derecho Internacional Público

Jaime Tijmes
(Universidad de La Frontera, Chile), Andrés Delgado Casteleiro (Universidad Autónoma de Chile) & Andrea Lucas Garín (Universidad Autónoma de Chile) have published Derecho Internacional Público (Tirant Lo Blanch 2023). Here is the abstract:
Derecho Internacional Público is a new textbook on Public International Law, specifically designed for Spanish-speaking readers. It offers a unique perspective, focusing on Latin American and Chilean views towards Public International Law. The book has been authored by a team of Chilean-based international lawyers, who have provided a diverse and rich vision of classic international law topics and some new ones. The topics covered in the book include the history, sources, and subjects of international law, as well as other essential topics such as international dispute settlement, the law of international responsibility, human rights, international criminal law, the law of the sea, international environmental law, international economic law, and intellectual property.

AJIL Unbound Symposium: International Laws Public and Private in Memory of Karen Knop

AJIL Unbound has published a symposium on “International Laws Public and Private in Memory of Karen Knop.” The symposium includes an introduction by Karen Engle, Fleur Johns, and Annelise Riles, and contributions by Anne-Charlotte Martineau, Miriam Bak McKenna and Matilda Arvidsson, Filipe Antunes Madeira da Silva, Nicole Stybnarova, and Ron Levi, Sophie Marois, and Sara Dezalay.

Monday, January 15, 2024

New Issue: Review of International Organizations

The latest issue of the Review of International Organizations (Vol. 19, no. 1, January 2024) is out. Contents include:
  • Rie Kijima & Phillip Y. Lipscy, The politics of international testing
  • Jean-Frédéric Morin, Clara Brandi, & Jakob Schwab, Environmental agreements as clubs: Evidence from a new dataset of trade provisions
  • Saki Kuzushima, Kenneth Mori McElwain, & Yuki Shiraito, Public preferences for international law compliance: Respecting legal obligations or conforming to common practices?
  • Jerg Gutmann, Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska, & Stefan Voigt, The comparative constitutional compliance database
  • Magnus Lundgren, Theresa Squatrito, Thomas Sommerer & Jonas Tallberg, Introducing the Intergovernmental Policy Output Dataset (IPOD)
  • Sandra Lavenex, Philipp Lutz, & Paula Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Migration governance through trade agreements: insights from the MITA dataset

New Issue: Journal of International Arbitration

The latest issue of the Journal of International Arbitration (Vol. 41, no. 1, 2024) is out. Contents include:
  • Gauthier Vannieuwenhuyse, Exploring the Suitability of Arbitration for Settling ESG and Human Rights Disputes
  • Bas van Zelst, Dealing with Accusations of Illegality in International Arbitration: Dutch Perspectives on the Interaction Between Private Law and Criminal Law Standards
  • Panfeng Fu, The Complex and Evolving Legal Status of Ad Hoc Arbitration in China
  • Sherif Elatafy, The Distinctive Aspects of Institutional Arbitration Under Egyptian Law

Call for Nominations: Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Director)

The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law has issued a call for nominations for a director who will lead a new, third research department. The call is here.

Sunday, January 14, 2024

New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal

The latest issue of Global Trade and Customs Journal (Vol. 19, no. 2, 2024) is out. Contents include:
  • Fernando Piérola, Multilateral Trade Moves Ahead: Forward: A Multilateral Trade Perspective
  • Christian Vidal-León, The Second Wave of the Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations: Overcapacity, Overfishing, and Other Disciplines
  • Elena Bertola, Jaime Coghi, & Markus Jelitto, Facilitating Services Trade Through the Adoption of Good Regulatory Practices: The New Reference Paper on Services Domestic Regulation
  • Olga Falgueras del Álamo, Green Trade and Trade Greener: The Wto Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions
  • Niall Meagher & Leah Buencamino, The ACWL: Enhancing the Accessibility of the WTO Legal System
  • Pedro Bravo, WTO, Women’s Empowerment and Financial Inclusion
  • Hiromi Yano, Rebalancing the Trading Scale?: Recent Trends in the Implementation of Article 8 of the Safeguards Agreement
  • Willie Shumba, The International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System: Legal Pillar Behind the Harmonized System

Gantz & Payan: The Future of Trade: A North American Perspective

David A. Gantz
(Rice Univ. - Baker Institute for Public Policy) & Tony Payan (Rice Univ. - Baker Institute for Public Policy) have published The Future of Trade: A North American Perspective (Edward Elgar Publishing 2023). Here's the abstract:

This critical book assesses the current trade policy challenges facing the US and offers a series of recommendations which, if implemented, have the potential to improve both US domestic trade policy and international/foreign policy. Focusing on the reform of the WTO, the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the continuing rivalry between the US and China, The Future of Trade crucially advances the ongoing dialogue between US governments and stakeholders.

This timely analysis proposes a clear, dynamic and comprehensive series of recommendations through an interdisciplinary approach analyzing law, economics and public policy in relation to the US home economy and its position in the global economic order. Chapters propose key suggestions, including rebuilding support for an open trading system; fostering integration between the United States, Canada and Mexico; and a restructuring of the WTO to create an equal system for all members. As many world powers retreat from globalization, David A. Gantz and Tony Payan argue that the US faces long-term challenges which will require effective non-controversial policy consensus at both a national and international level.