Saturday, February 3, 2024

Call for Papers: International law-making: Actors in shipping and climate change

The Center for Climate Change Law and Governance at the Faculty of Law of the University of Copenhagen has issued a call for papers for a conference on "International law-making: Actors in shipping and climate change," which will take place May 27-28, 2024, in Copenhagen and online. The call is here.

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Conference: Le procès in absentia - La clé pour juger Poutine devant la Cour pénale internationale?

On February 7, 2024, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice, the Clinique de droit international pénal et humanitaire, and the Chaire de recherche du Canada sur la justice internationale pénale et les droits fondamentaux will hold a conference (on Zoom) on "Le procès in absentia - La clé pour juger Poutine devant la Cour pénale internationale?" Details are here.

New Issue: Questions of International Law

The latest issue of Questions of International Law / Questioni di Diritto Internazionale (no. 103, 2024) is out. Contents include:
  • The Irreparability of Colonialism
    • Introduced by Massimo Meccarelli and Paolo Palchetti
    • Laura Salvadego, Which ‘reparations’ for colonial ‘crimes’?
    • Rachele Marconi, States before their colonial past: Practice in addressing responsibility
    • Andrea Caligiuri, Legal aspects concerning the restitution of cultural property removed during colonial occupation
    • Alessandro Bufalini, The participation of indigenous peoples and victims in treaty-making for reconciliation on colonial crimes: between change and stability
    • Gustavo Gozzi, Europe and the Colonial Legacy: Continuity in a History to Be Told
    • Cristiana Fiamingo, Colonialism: The ‘perfect crime’ that relentlessly reproduces its victims
    • Uoldelul Dirar Chelati, Colonialism and construction of national identity: The case of the Horn of Africa

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

New Issue: Human Rights Quarterly

The latest issue of the Human Rights Quarterly (Vol. 46, no. 1, February 2024) is out. Contents include:
  • Eleni Polymenopoulou, Sharia and Human Rights Law in the Constitutional Framework of Gulf States
  • Cóman Kenny & Travis Farr, The International Criminal Court’s Opportunity to Correct the Erroneous Interpretation of the Mens Rea for Genocide
  • Shauna N. Gillooly, Daniel Solomon, & Kelebogile Zvobgo, Co-Opting Truth: Explaining Quasi-Judicial Institutions in Authoritarian Regimes
  • Nadia Ahmad, The Language Barrier: Can the ICC Prosecute Chemical Warfare?
  • Alicia Dibbets, Public Service Professionals as Human Rights Actors: Positioning the Social Worker
  • Adelin-Costin Dumitru, Protecting the Right to Have Rights: Defending the Enfranchisement of Refugees

Monday, January 29, 2024

New Issue: American Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the American Journal of International Law (Vol. 118, no. 1, January 2024) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Rabiat Akande, An Imperial History of Race-Religion in International Law
    • Madeline Gleeson, Unlocking CEDAW’s Transformative Potential: A Gender Lens on Asylum Jurisprudence
  • Current Developments
    • Kathleen Claussen & Chad Bown, Corporate Accountability by Treaty: The New North American Rapid Response Labor Mechanism
    • Charles Chernor Jalloh, The International Law Commission’s Seventy-Fourth (2023) Session: General Principles of Law and Other Topics
  • International Decisions
    • Annamaria Viterbo, Certain Iranian Assets (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States)
    • Cóman Kenny, Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen, Judgment on the Appeal of Mr. Ongwen Against the Decision of Trial Chamber IX of 4 February 2021 Entitled “Trial Judgment” and Judgment on the Appeal of Mr. Dominic Ongwen Against the Decision of Trial Chamber IX of 6 May 2021 Entitled “Sentence”
    • Leonardo Borlini, Bank Melli Iran v. Telekom Deutschland GmbH
  • Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law
    • The United States Signs the High Seas Treaty
    • The United States Accepts the WTO’s Fisheries Subsidies Agreement
    • The Department of Defense Updates the Law of War Manual
    • The United States Takes Actions to Combat International Fentanyl Trafficking
    • The United States and Bahrain Sign Comprehensive Security Integration and Prosperity Agreement
    • The Department of Homeland Security Issues First Guidance on Statelessness
  • Recent Books on International Law
    • Wendy Wong, reviewing #Help: Digital Humanitarianism and the Remaking of International Order, by Fleur Johns
    • Blanca Montejo, reviewing The Absolutely Indispensable Man: Ralph Bunche, the United Nations, and the Fight to End Empire, by Kal Raustiala
    • Michael Fakhri, reviewing At the Margins of Globalization: Indigenous Peoples and International Economic Law, by Sergio Puig
    • Melissa J. Durkee, reviewing Rethinking Participation in Global Governance: Voice and Influence After Stakeholder Reforms in Global Finance and Health, edited by Joost Pauwelyn, Martino Maggetti, Tim Büthe, Tim, and Ayelet Berman
    • Tamar Megiddo, reviewing The Everyday Makers of International Law: From Great Halls to Back Rooms, by Tommaso Soave

Hêche: L'acquiescement en droit international

Aymeric Hêche
has published L'acquiescement en droit international (Bruylant 2023). The book is available open access. Here's the abstract:

Acquiescer est synonyme d’acceptation silencieuse, comme le résume l’adage « qui ne dit mot consent ». Ces expressions ont-elles voix au chapitre en droit international ? L’acquiescement indique les conditions dans lesquelles la prétention d’un sujet est portée à la connaissance de son adversaire. Ce dernier peut subir une modification de sa situation juridique s’il ne réagit pas. Habituellement cantonné aux différends territoriaux et maritimes, le principe général d’acquiescement est en réalité omniprésent en droit international public. La structure en trois temps au coeur de l’acquiescement (prétention ; connaissance ; charge de réagir) est notamment attestée dans les sources du droit, en droit des traités, dans la responsabilité internationale, et dans le règlement des différends.

Cette étude a pour ambition d’offrir un panorama le plus complet possible de l’acquiescement. Ce cheminement débute par un aperçu historique, une énumération des institutions apparentées, ainsi que l’analyse de sa nature juridique, qui constituent le premier volume. Les éléments et conditions de son fonctionnement, ses effets juridiques, ainsi que sa (re)construction par les tribunaux sont l’objet du second volume. De nombreux exemples tirés de la jurisprudence de la Cour internationale de Justice, des Conventions internationales, et des travaux de la Commission du droit international émaillent le texte.

Par sa vocation de guide, l’ouvrage offre un point de départ qui peut être consulté par les étudiants et les professionnels du droit pour trouver des développements théoriques ou pour des recherches ponctuelles. L’étude fournit de riches informations sur les concepts connexes : actes unilatéraux, estoppel, consentement tacite, et processus coutumier sont analysés sous le prisme de l’acquiescement. L’ouvrage se présente également comme un répertoire d’arguments et de stratégies permettant – selon les aspirations du lectorat – de faciliter ou d’empêcher la survenance d’un acquiescement.