Anton’s Weekly Digest of International Law, Vol. 2, No. 24 (23 June 2011)

Anton’s Weekly Digest of
International Law

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Vol. 2, No. 24
(23 June 2011)

A PDF VERSION OF THIS ISSUE OF THE DIGEST IS HERE

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Contents

I. SSRN Legal Scholarship Network/bepress Legal Repository/NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository/Publishers Advances
II. Books
III. Journals
IV. Cases
V. Blogs/Comment/Review (select items)
VI. Podcasts/Videos
VII. Gray Literature/Newsletters/Webtools
VIII. Documents/Negotiations
IX. Press Releases (select items)
X. Media (select items)


I. SSRN Legal Scholarship Network/bepress Legal Repository/NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository/Publishers Advances

Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2011
Anna Spain 
University of Colorado Boulder Law School
Date Posted: June 21, 2011

Jurisprudence, Vol. 2, 2011
Andrew Halpin 
Swansea University School of Law
Date Posted: June 21, 2011

Southern African Development Community (SADC) Law Journal, Vol. 1, p. 99, 2011
Dunia Prince Zongwe 
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: June 21, 2011

HUMAN RIGHTS AND PUBLIC FINANCE BUDGETS AND THE PROMOTION OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS, Aoife Nolan, Rory O’Connell and Colin Harvey, eds., Hart Publishing, 2012 , Warwick School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-06
James Harrison and Mary-Ann Stevenson 
University of Warwick – School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: June 21, 2011

Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 17, 2011
Tariq Hassan 
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Date Posted: June 21, 2011

Villanova Law Review, Vol. 48, 2003
Kenneth S. Gallant 
UALR Bowen School of Law
Date Posted: June 21, 2011

Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 95
Ahmad Ali Ghouri 
University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Date Posted: June 21, 2011

Canadian Diversity, Vol. 83, pp. 49-53, 2010
Richard Moon 
University of Windsor – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: June 21, 2011

Kenneth S. Gallant, THE PRINCIPLE OF LEGALITY IN INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW, Cambridge University Press, 2009 (paperback available 2011)
Kenneth S. Gallant 
UALR Bowen School of Law
Date Posted: June 21, 2011

Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, Forthcoming
Ingo Venzke 
University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Center for International Law
Date Posted: June 21, 2011

DePaul Journal for Social Justice, Vol 4, Issue 1, William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-03
Peter Erlinder 
William Mitchell College of Law
Date Posted: June 21, 2011

Sungkynkwan Journal of Science & Technology Law, Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall 2010
Padideh Ala’i 
American University, Washington College of Law
Date Posted: June 21, 2011

Heather Whitney 
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: June 21, 2011

Benjamin Y. Clark 
Cleveland State University – Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Date Posted: June 20, 2011

Daily Environment Report, Vol. 2011, No. 111, p. 1, June 9, 2011
James May 
Widener University – School of Law
Date Posted: June 20, 2011

Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 35, 2011
Anatole Boute 
University of Aberdeen – College of Arts and Social Sciences
Date Posted: June 20, 2011

Sedona Conference Journal, Vol. 12, 2011, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-26
Gregory Shaffer and Nathaniel H. Nesbitt 
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School
Date Posted: June 20, 2011; Last Revised: June 21, 2011

LLB (HONS) Research Paper, LAWS 525: International Commercial Contracts
James Gilbert 
Victoria University of Wellington – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: June 20, 2011

Revista da Procuradoria-Geral do Banco Central, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 199-224, 2008
Danilo Takasaki Carvalho 
Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil – Central Bank of Brazil
Date Posted: June 20, 2011

Swiss Yearbook of Private International Law 2010, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-41
Linda Silberman 
New York University School of Law
Date Posted: June 20, 2011

Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 46, pp. 241-305, 2008
Karinne Coombes 
University of Cambridge
Date Posted: June 20, 2011; Last Revised: June 21, 2011

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 43, 2011, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1866448
Susan Tiefenbrun 
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Date Posted: June 20, 2011

Kenneth S. Gallant 
UALR Bowen School of Law
Date Posted: June 20, 2011

Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2011
George K. Foster 
Lewis & Clark Law School
Date Posted: June 19, 2011

West European Politics, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 11-55, Northwestern University Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies Working Paper No. 11-003
Karen J. Alter 
Northwestern University – Department of Political Science
Date Posted: June 19, 2011

Environment & Energy Law & Policy Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, p. 188, 2009
Rebecca A. Tsosie 
Arizona State University (ASU) – Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Date Posted: June 19, 2011

Aurobinda Panda 
KIIT School of Law
Date Posted: June 19, 2011
Working Paper Series

Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation, Vol. 25, p. 7, 2010
Rebecca A. Tsosie 
Arizona State University (ASU) – Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Date Posted: June 19, 2011

St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary, Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 603, 2010, St. John’s Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-006
Elayne E. Greenberg 
St. John’s University School of Law
Date Posted: June 18, 2011

Law Comments by Rimantas Daujotas
Rimantas Daujotas 
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: June 18, 2011

Luis Armando Galvis 
Banco de la República
Date Posted: June 18, 2011, Last Revised: June 21, 2011

Chicago Journal of International Law, Vol. 12, No. 1, p. 158, 2011
Neha Jain 
Georgetown University Law Center
Date Posted: June 18, 2011

Dana Brusca 
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: June 18, 2011

Kristie Thomas 
Nottingham University Business School
Date Posted: June 17, 2011

Hague Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 23, 2010, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-16
S.I. Strong 
University of Missouri School of Law
Date Posted: June 17, 2011

Ethics and International Affairs, Forthcoming
Ian Hurd 
Northwestern University – Department of Political Science
Date Posted: June 17, 2011

LEGALITY AND CRIMINAL LAW, Juan Pablo Montiel, ed., 2011
Kenneth S. Gallant 
UALR Bowen School of Law
Date Posted: June 17, 2011

Leiden Journal of International Law, 2011, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/35
Ben Saul 
University of Sydney – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: June 17, 2011

Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, Vol. 61, No. 4, pp. 391-410, Winter 2010
George Gilligan 
Monash University – Department of Business Law & Taxation
Date Posted: June 17, 2011

FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION LAW, Brian Opeskin, Richard Perruchoud and Jillyanne Redpath-Cross, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2012
Brian Opeskin and Ivan Shearer 
Macquarie Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: June 17, 2011

Bangladesh Journal of Law, Vol. 4, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 1-25, 2000
Jona Razzaque 
University of the West of England (UWE)
Date Posted: June 17, 2011

Shane J. Ralston 
Pennsylvania State University – Hazleton
Date Posted: June 17, 2011

Journal of Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 257-283, 2005
Jona Razzaque 
University of the West of England (UWE)
Date Posted: June 17, 2011

HOW TO MAKE POVERTY HISTORY – THE CENTRAL ROLE OF LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS IN MEETING THE MDGS, T. Bigg & D. Satterthwaite, eds., 2005
Jona Razzaque 
University of the West of England (UWE)
Date Posted: June 17, 2011

WATER AND SUSTAINABILITY IN AUSTRALASIA, NEW ZEALAND CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LAW MONOGRAPH SERIES, Vol. 3, Klaus Bosselmann, Vernon Tava eds., 2011
Robert A. Makgill 
University of Ghent – Department of International Law
Date Posted: June 17, 2011

Sunil Kumar Agarwal 
National Maritime Foundation
Date Posted: June 17, 2011

Sunil Kumar Agarwal 
National Maritime Foundation
Date Posted: June 17, 2011

Doctoral Dissertation, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, 2008
Tran Viet Dung 
Ho Chi Minh City University of Law
Date Posted: June 16, 2011

Emerson Lenon 
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: June 16, 2011

Publication Series of United Nations University No. 15/2011
Michelle T. Leighton 
University of San Francisco – School of Law
Date Posted: June 16, 2011

Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, Vol. 14, p.85, 2011
Peter L. Fitzgerald
Stetson University – College of Law
Date Posted: June 15, 2011

Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-18, May 2011
Mary E. Hiscock
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: June 15, 2011

Zeitschrift für Ausländisches Offentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Vol. 68 / Heidelberg Journal of International Law, pp. 979-1025, 2008
Johannes Reich 
University of Zurich School of Law
Date Posted: June 15, 2011

Erik Voeten 
Georgetown University – Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Date Posted: June 15, 2011
Working Paper Series

University of California, Berkeley Law School, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy Issue Brief, May 2011
Jennifer Gordon
Fordham University – School of Law
Date Posted: June 15, 2011

New Zealand Universities Law Review, Vol. 24, pp. 309-327, 2011
Cameron Holley and Neil Gunningham 
Macquarie Law School, Faculty of Arts and Australian National University (ANU) – College of Law
Date Posted: June 15, 2011

II. Books

Building Global Democracy?
Civil Society and Accountable Global Governance

Cambridge University Press, 2011
Jan Aart Scholte (Editor)

The scale, effectiveness and legitimacy of global governance lag far behind the world’s needs. This path-breaking book examines how far civil society involvement provides an answer to these problems. Does civil society make global governance more democratic? Have citizen action groups raised the accountability of global bodies that deal with challenges such as climate change, financial crises, conflict, disease and inequality? What circumstances have promoted (or blocked) civil society efforts to make global governance institutions more democratically accountable? What could improve these outcomes in the future? The authors base their argument on studies of thirteen global institutions, including the UN, G8, WTO, ICANN and IMF. Specialists from around the world critically assess what has and has not worked in efforts to make global bodies answer to publics as well as states. Combining intellectual depth and political relevance, Building Global Democracy? will appeal to students, researchers, activists and policymakers.

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Africa and the Deep Seabed Regime: Politics and International Law of the Common Heritage of Mankind

Published by: Springer, 2011
Edwin Egede

This book fills a gap in the existing literature by exploring the role of African states in the development of the regime of the deep seabed national jurisdiction (“the Area”) and the concept of the Common Heritage of Mankind (CHM), a relatively novel concept in international law and politics. In so doing, it places the African states’ contributions to the evolution and development of the Area and CHM in the context of vital historical, social, political and economic factors influencing African states’ attitudes to the regime and concept. Further, the book draws linkages between international law norms developed in respect of the regime and development/geopolitical issues. It shows that for African states the regime was not just about the construction of legal rules, but also provided an avenue to attempt to resolve outstanding north/ south issues related to economic and social development.

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Sustainable Fisheries: Multi-Level Approaches to a Global Problem

Published by: American Fisheries Society, 2011

William W. Taylor, Abigail J. Lynch, and Michael G. Schechter (Eds.)

This book presents multi-level approaches to the problem of unsustainable fisheries and provides potential solutions to address it.  It discusses the importance of fisheries from a global perspective, describes current fisheries failings, and provides recommendations for more sustainable practices (e.g., food and livelihood security, interdisciplinary approaches, ecosystem-based and community-based management, governance reforms, reduced capacity, and accountability). The book underscores the urgency of the sustainable fisheries issue, highlights inadequacies of current institutional mechanisms to deal with this global concern, and identifies areas for change.  Of interest to anyone concerned about ways to address the challenge of fisheries sustainability, this book should be of particular note to fisheries scientists, policy makers, and managers who are vested in governance of our world’s fisheries resources. This policy-oriented book is aimed at providing the intellectual foundation for those calling for the convening of a global Conference on Sustainable Fisheries.

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The Responsibility to Protect:
Norms, Laws and the Use of Force in International Politics

Published by Routledge, 2010
Ramesh Thakur

This volume is a collection of the key writings of Professor Ramesh Thakur on norms and laws regulating the international use of force. The adoption of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle by world leaders assembled at the UN summit in 2005 is widely acknowledged to represent one of the great normative advances in international politics since 1945. The author has been involved in this shift from the dominant norm of non-intervention to R2P as an actor, public intellectual and academic and has been a key thinker in this process. These essays represent the author’s writings on R2P, including reference to test cases as they arose, such as with Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar in 2008. Comprising essays by a key thinker and agent in the Responsibility to Protect debates, this book will be of much interest to students of international politics, human rights, international law, war and conflict studies, international security and IR in general.

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Sailor Diplomat

Nomura Kichisaburo and the Japanese-American War

(Harvard Univ. Press, 2011)

Peter Mauch

As Japan’s pre–Pearl Harbor ambassador to the United States, Admiral Nomura Kichisaburo (1877–1964) played a significant role in a tense and turbulent period in Japanese-U.S. relations. Scholars tend to view his actions and missteps as ambassador as representing the failure of diplomacy to avert the outbreak of hostilities between the two paramount Pacific powers.  This extensively researched biography casts new light on the life and career of this important figure. Connecting his experiences as a naval officer to his service as foreign minister and ambassador, and later as “father” of Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Forces and proponent of the U.S.-Japanese alliance, this study reassesses Nomura’s contributions as a hard-nosed realist whose grasp of the underlying realities of Japanese-U.S. relations went largely unappreciated by the Japanese political and military establishment.

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Osgood Hall Law Library

Recent Acquisition for June 6 – June 10, 2011

III. Journals

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 94: June 21, 2011

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Polyphonic Justice: Towards a New Understanding of International Tribunals

Anna Valerie Dolidze, Cornell Law School

 

The Consent Problem in International Law

Andrew T. Guzman, University of California, Berkeley – School of Law

 

On the Many Functions of International Legal Concepts, Part One

Ulf Linderfalk, Lund University – Faculty of Law

 

Sovereigns as Trustees of Humanity: The Minimal Other-Regarding Obligations

Eyal Benvenisti, Tel Aviv University – Buchmann Faculty of Law

 

Nationality and Statelessness

Brian Opeskin, Macquarie Law School
Ivan Shearer, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 93: June 20, 2011

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

 

The Right to Education and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Lorie Graham, Suffolk University Law School

 

The Inheritance of Loss: The Human Rights of Stateless Persons under International Law

Anna Valerie Dolidze, Cornell Law School

 

Legislating from a Radical Hague: The United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon Invents an International Crime of Transnational Terrorism

Ben Saul, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

 

Class and Collective Relief in the Cross-Border Context: A Possible Role for the Permanent Court of Arbitration

S.I. Strong, University of Missouri School of Law

 

Surveillance by International Institutions: Lessons from the Global Financial and Economic Crisis

Kumiharu Shigehara, International Economic Policy Studies Association
Paul Atkinson, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 92: June 17, 2011

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

The Charter of the United Nations: A Commentary – Articles 97, 98, 99

Simon Chesterman, National University of Singapore – Faculty of Law, New York University – School of Law, Singapore Programme

 

Common Civility: The Culture of Alegality in International Criminal Law

Markus D. Dubber, University of Toronto – Faculty of Law

 

Domestic Courts in International Law: The International Judicial Function of National Courts

Antonios Tzanakopoulos, University of Glasgow School of Law

 

Human Shields in Modern Armed Conflicts: The Need for a Proportionate Proportionality

Amnon Rubinstein, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah – Radzyner School of Law
Yaniv Roznai, London School of Economics – Law Department

 

Peace-Building from the Bottom: A Case Study of the North Caucasus

Huseyn Aliyev, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 91: June 16, 2011

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Resolving Territorial Disputes: Cambodia-Thailand, the South China Sea, and the Role of International Law

Simon Chesterman, National University of Singapore – Faculty of Law, New York University – School of Law, Singapore Programme

 

A Procedural Approach to the Legitimacy of International Adjudication: Developing Standards of Participation in WTO Law

Michael Ioannidis, Goethe University Frankfurt – Faculty of Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

 

The Evolution of Operational Policies and Procedures at International Financial Institutions: Normative Significance and Enforcement Potential

Daniel David Bradlow, American University – Washington College of Law
Andria Naude-Fourie, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) – Erasmus School of Law

 

Sovereign States and Self-Determining Peoples: Carving Out a Place for Transnational Indigenous Peoples in a World of Sovereign States

Timo Koivurova, University of Lapland – Arctic Centre – Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law

 

Intellectual Property Rights Beyond National Jurisdiction: Outlining a Regime for Patenting Products Based on Marine Genetic Resources of the Deep-Sea Bed and High Seas

Seline Trevisanut, University of Cagliari – Department of Public Law and Social Studies, Columbia Law School
Angelica Bonfanti, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 67: June 17, 2011

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

The Rise and Possible Fall of Investor-State Arbitration in Asia: A Skeptic’s View of Australia’s ‘Gillard Government Trade Policy Statement’

Luke R. Nottage, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law, University of Sydney – Australian Network for Japanese Law

 

AGOA Rules: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Special Fabric Provisions

Lawrence Edwards, University of Cape Town (UCT)
Robert Z. Lawrence, Harvard University – Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

 

Law and Culture in a Global Context: Interventions to Eradicate Female Genital Cutting

Elizabeth Heger Boyle, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Amelia Cotton Corl, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

 

Human Rights and Policing: Exigency or Incongruence?

Julia Hornberger, University of the Witwatersrand

 

On Law, Organizations, and Social Movements

Lauren B. Edelman, University of California, Berkeley – Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program and Center for the Study of Law and Society
Gwendolyn Leachman, University of California, Berkeley
Doug McAdam, Stanford University

 

Law and Society: Project and Practice

Richard L. Abel, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – School of Law

 

Specters of Foucault in Law and Society Scholarship

Mariana Valverde, University of Toronto – Centre of Criminology

 

Paging Passengers Airbus and Boeing: Immediate Boarding for a New WTO Multilateral Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft, Your Subsidies Will Be Offloaded

Daniel Runge, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The Role of Legal Clinics of Law Schools in Human Rights Education: Mofid University Legal Clinic Experience

Mohammad Mahdi Meghdadi, Mofid University
Ahmad Erfani Nasab, Mofid University Legal Clinic

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INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 25: June 16, 2011

DAVID D. CARON & TSEMING YANG, EDS.

The Role of Proactive Adaptation in International Climate Change Mitigation Agreements

Kelly Chloe de Bruin, University of Umea – Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics
Hans-Peter Weikard, Wageningen UR – School of Social Sciences
Rob Dellink, Wageningen UR – Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

 

Environmental Concerns in International Investment Agreements: A Survey

Kathryn Gordon, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) — Investment Division
Joachim Pohl, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) – Investment Division

 

Federal Constitutions: The Keystone of Nested Commons Governance

Blake Hudson, Stetson University – College of Law

 

Book Review: When Cooperation Fails – The International Law and Politics of Genetically Modified Foods by Mark A. Pollack and Gregory C. Shaffer

Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris – Law Department

 

Preliminary Evidence on Responses to the New Zealand Forestry Emissions Trading Scheme

Eric Karpas, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Suzi Kerr, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 55, June 22, 2011

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Pharmaceutical Patent Bargains: The Brazilian Experience

Bruno M. Salama, Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo
Daniel Benoliel, University of Haifa – Faculty of Law

 

Contested Accountability Claims and GMO Regulation in the European Union

Grace Skogstad, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

China’s Trade in Asia and the World: Long Run Relation with Short Run Dynamics

Soumyananda Dinda, Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna

 

China’s Attitude to Multilateralism in International Economic Law and Governance (in Chinese)

Rafael Leal-Arcas, Queen Mary University of London – School of Law

 

The Structural Imbalances of the WTO Reconsidered: A Critical Reading of the Sutherland and Warwick Commissions

Daniel Drache, York University – Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies

 

A Procedural Approach to the Legitimacy of International Adjudication: Developing Standards of Participation in WTO Law

Michael Ioannidis, Goethe University Frankfurt – Faculty of Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

 

The Enigma of Enforceability of Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards in India

Prabhash Ranjan, National University of Juridical Sciences

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 54, June 20, 2011

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

The Meaning of ‘Enterprise,’ ‘Business,’ and ‘Business Profits’ under Tax Treaties and Domestic Tax Law: U.S. Report

Allison Christians, University of Wisconsin Law School
Yariv Brauner, University of Florida – Levin College of Law

 

The Rise and Possible Fall of Investor-State Arbitration in Asia: A Skeptic’s View of Australia’s ‘Gillard Government Trade Policy Statement’

Luke R. Nottage, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law, University of Sydney – Australian Network for Japanese Law

 

Class and Collective Relief in the Cross-Border Context: A Possible Role for the Permanent Court of Arbitration

S.I. Strong, University of Missouri School of Law

 

The Global Output Gap: Measurement Issues and Regional Disparities

Petra Gerlach, Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

 

The Impact of International Investment Agreements on Energy Regulation

Markus Krajewski, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg – Law School

 

The Global Spread of European Style International Courts

Karen J. Alter, Northwestern University – Department of Political Science

 

Integration in the Global South: What Role for IBSA Dialogue Forum?

Mehmet Ozkan, Sevilla University, Spain

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 53, June 17, 2011

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

State Aid for CCS Plants: The Views from the European Commission

Michele Giannino, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Environmental Concerns in International Investment Agreements: A Survey

Kathryn Gordon, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) — Investment Division
Joachim Pohl, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) – Investment Division

 

Towards an Intellectual Property Bargaining Theory: The Post-WTO Era

Daniel Benoliel, University of Haifa – Faculty of Law
Bruno M. Salama, Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo

 

Book Review: When Cooperation Fails – The International Law and Politics of Genetically Modified Foods by Mark A. Pollack and Gregory C. Shaffer

Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris – Law Department

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 49, June 15, 2011

Hope Lewis, Wendy E. Parmet & Rashmi Dyal-Chand, eds.

Can Human Rights Law Support Access to Communication Technology? A Case Study Under Article 10 of the Right to Receive Information

Robin Elizabeth Herr, Copenhagen Business School Law Department

 

After the First Trial: A Population-Based Survey on Knowledge and Perceptions of Justice and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Phuong Pham, Tulane University
Patrick Vinck, University of California, Berkeley, Tulane University
Mychelle Balthazard, Tulane University
Sokhom Hean, Center for Advanced Study

 

Combating Acid Violence in Bangladesh, India and Cambodia

Sital Kalantry, Cornell University – School of Law
Jocelyn E. Getgen, Cornell University – School of Law

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 29: June 22, 2011

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

An Evaluation of the Macarena Integral Consolidation Plan (PCIM)

Daniel Mejia, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia – Department of Economics
Maria Jose Uribe, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia – Department of Economics
Ana María Ibáñez, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia – Department of Economics

 

The Interaction and Relationship between Prosecutors and Police Officers in the U.S., and How this Affects Police Reform Efforts

David A. Harris, University of Pittsburgh – School of Law

 

Comparative Empiricism and Police Investigative Practices

Christopher Slobogin, Vanderbilt Law School

 

Human Rights and Policing: Exigency or Incongruence?

Julia Hornberger, University of the Witwatersrand

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 28: June 16, 2011

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

 

Will Padilla Reach Across the Border?

Rachel E. Rosenbloom, Northeastern University School of Law

 

War as Punishment

David J. Luban, Georgetown University Law Center

 

War on Terror: Do Military Measures Matter? Empirical Analysis of Post 9/11 Period in Pakistan

Muhammad Shahbaz, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
Muhammad Nasir, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Egypt: Criminal Law

Sadiq Reza, New York Law School

 

The Truth and the Law

James J. Spigelman, Supreme Court of New South Wales

 

A Sentence-Based Theory of Complementarity

Kevin Jon Heller, Melbourne Law School

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 50, June 20, 2011

Hope Lewis, Wendy E. Parmet & Rashmi Dyal-Chand, eds.

Human Rights and Environmental Regulation

Rebecca M. Bratspies, CUNY School of Law

 

The Right to Food: A Right for Everyone

Claire Mahon, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, University of Michigan Law School, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

 

Free Movement and Equal Rights for Low-Wage Workers? What the United States Can Learn from the New EU Migration to Britain

Jennifer Gordon, Fordham University – School of Law

 

Víctimas y el Conflicto Armado – Breve Comentario a la Ley de Víctimas Colombiana (Victims and the Armed Conflict – Brief Comment on the Colombia’s Victims’ Law)

Tania Gicela Bolaños, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences – Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

 

The Attack on Human Rights Commissions and the Decline of Public Discourse

Richard J. Moon, University of Windsor – Faculty of Law

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CLIMATE CHANGE LAW & POLICY eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 42: Jun 22, 2011

DANIEL A. FARBER & PATRICK A. PARENTEAU, EDITORS

The Ethics of Climate Change: With a Little Help from Moral Cognitive Neuroscience

Marco Grasso, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

 

Ethics and the Economist: What Climate Change Demands of Us

Julie A. Nelson, University of Massachusetts at Boston – Department of Economics, Tufts University – Global Development and Environment Institute

 

Driving Sustainable Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions: More than Just Cap-&-Trade

Rhonda L. Ross, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Climate Change and the Puget Sound: Building the Legal Framework for Adaptation

Robert L. Glicksman, George Washington University – Law School
Catherine O’Neill, Seattle University School of Law
Yee Huang, Center for Progressive Reform
William L. Andreen, University of Alabama – School of Law
Robin Kundis Craig, Florida State University College of Law, University of Utah – S.J. Quinney School of Law
Victor Byers Flatt, UNC Chapel Hill School of Law, University of Houston Global Energy Management Institute
William F. Funk, Lewis & Clark Law School
Dale D. Goble, University of Idaho College of Law
Alice Kaswan, University of San Francisco – School of Law
Robert R. M. Verchick, Loyola University New Orleans

 

Climate Change and Migration: Rethinking Policies for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

Michelle T. Leighton, University of San Francisco – School of Law

 

Preliminary Evidence on Responses to the New Zealand Forestry Emissions Trading Scheme

Eric Karpas, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Suzi Kerr, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust

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CLIMATE CHANGE LAW & POLICY eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 41: Jun 20, 2011

DANIEL A. FARBER & PATRICK A. PARENTEAU, EDITORS

Procedural Justice in International Negotiations on Climate Change

Marco Grasso, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Simona Sacchi, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

 

Energy System Impacts

Robin Kundis Craig, Florida State University College of Law, University of Utah/S.J. Quinney School of Law

 

Property and Precaution

Lee Anne Fennell, University of Chicago Law School

 

Human Rights and Environmental Regulation

Rebecca M. Bratspies, CUNY School of Law

 

The Arctic Climate Impacts and International Law: Issues and Challenges

Sunil Kumar Agarwal, National Maritime Foundation

 

Prospects of a Paradigm Shift in the American Policy Towards UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: Potential Implications

Sunil Kumar Agarwal, National Maritime Foundation

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CLIMATE CHANGE LAW & POLICY eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 40: Jun 16, 2011

DANIEL A. FARBER & PATRICK A. PARENTEAU, EDITORS

 

The People are More Powerful than the Courts: A Grass-Roots Solution to Lake Baikal’s Climate Change Problem

Roman Sidortsov, Vermont Law School – Institute for Energy and the Environment

 

The Role of Proactive Adaptation in International Climate Change Mitigation Agreements

Kelly Chloe de Bruin, University of Umea – Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics
Hans-Peter Weikard, Wageningen UR – School of Social Sciences
Rob Dellink, Wageningen UR – Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

 

Development and the Impact of Climate Change on Energy Demand: Evidence from Brazil

Guilherme Depaula, Yale University – School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Robert O. Mendelsohn, Yale University – Department of Forestry & Environmental Science

 

Control of Geological Carbon Sequestration in the Western United States

Marie Bradshaw Durrant, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Arnold W. Reitze, University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law

 

From Global to Polycentric Climate Governance

Daniel H. Cole, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, Indiana University Bloomington – Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 55: June 21, 2011

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Wymiary europeizacji i jej kontekst (The Dimensions of Europeanisation and its Context)

Krzysztof Wach, Cracow University of Economics

 

Why the EU Did Not Step in, in the Recent E.Coli Outbreak?

Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris – Law Department

 

Free Movement and Equal Rights for Low-Wage Workers? What the United States Can Learn from the New EU Migration to Britain

Jennifer Gordon, Fordham University – School of Law

 

‘Morality’ May Not Be Enough to Justify the EU Seal Products Ban: Animal Welfare Meets International Trade Law

Peter L. Fitzgerald, Stetson University – College of Law

 

The Principle of Procedural Fairness and its Implementation in the Administrative Proceedings – Perspective of the Country in the Democratic Transition

Maciej Bernatt, University of Warsaw, Jean Monnet Chair on European Economic Law / Centre of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 54: June 20, 2011

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Push or Pull? – Information to Patients and European Law

Leigh Hancher, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), Tilburg Law School
Eva Földes, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

 

Dreptul la protecţia datelor cu caracter personal (The Right to the Protection of Personal Data)

Gabriela Zanfir, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Contested Accountability Claims and GMO Regulation in the European Union

Grace Skogstad, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Operation Atalanta and the Protection of EU Citizens: Civis Europaeus Unheeded?

Joris Larik, European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW), Dresden University of Technology

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 52: Jun 22, 2011

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

National Security, Surveillance, and Privacy after Osama

Simon Chesterman, National University of Singapore – Faculty of Law, New York University – School of Law, Singapore Programme

 

Pakistan’s Strategic Use of Lashkar-e-Taiba: It’s Not Just Kashmir

Carol Christine Fair, Georgetown University

 

Wikileaks and the Future of Diplomacy

Simon Chesterman, National University of Singapore – Faculty of Law, New York University – School of Law, Singapore Programme

 

Legislating from a Radical Hague: The United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon Invents an International Crime of Transnational Terrorism

Ben Saul, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 51: Jun 20, 2011

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

Organizational Management of Conflicting Professional Identities

Cassandra Burke Robertson, Case Western Reserve University – School of Law

 

Less than Picture Perfect: The Legal Relationship between Photographers’ Rights and Law Enforcement

Morgan Leigh Manning, University of Tennessee, Knoxville – College of Law

 

Prosecuting Terrorism: The Material Support Statute and Muslim Charities

Michael G. Freedman, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Terrorist Alliances: Consequences for Effectiveness

Michael C. Horowitz, University of Pennsylvania
Philip B.K. Potter, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor – Ford School of Public Policy

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 50: Jun 16, 2011

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

Can the Rise of ‘New’ Turkey Lead to a ‘New’ Era in India-Turkey Relations?

Mehmet Ozkan, Sevilla University, Spain

 

Resolving Territorial Disputes: Cambodia-Thailand, the South China Sea, and the Role of International Law

Simon Chesterman, National University of Singapore – Faculty of Law, New York University – School of Law, Singapore Programme

 

Between Legalization and Organizational Development: Explaining the Evolution of EU Competence in the Field of Foreign Policy

Aurel Sari, University of Exeter – School of Law

 

Adjudicating Classified Information

Alex Rossmiller, National Security Network (NSN)

 

The European Union and the Challenges of Forced Migration: From Economic Crisis to Protection Crisis?

Vincent Chetail, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Céline Bauloz, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE eJOURNAL

Vol. 2, No. 19: Jun 17, 2011

BERNADETTE ATUAHENE, EDITOR

Access to International Criminal Tribunal as a Forum for Criminal Justice to Curtail Impunity for State-Sponsored Crimes in Kashmir

Raheela Saleem Narchoor, Indian Social Institute

 

After the First Trial: A Population-Based Survey on Knowledge and Perceptions of Justice and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Phuong Pham, Tulane University
Patrick Vinck, University of California, Berkeley, Tulane University
Mychelle Balthazard, Tulane University
Sokhom Hean, Center for Advanced Study

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The Law and Development Review

(Recent Content – June 22, 2011)

 

Economic Development of North Korea: International Trade Based Development Policy and Legal Reform

Y.S. Lee, Young-Ok Kim, and Hye Seong Mun

 

A Delicate Balance: Building Complementary Customary and State Legal Systems

Leigh T. Toomey

 

The Practice of Tying Development Aid: A Critical Appraisal from an International, WTO and EU Law Perspective

Gianluca Serra

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Foreign Affairs

Volume 90, Number 4

COMMENT

NATO After Libya

Anders Fogh Rasmussen

NATO’s success in Libya shows how important and effective the alliance remains, writes its secretary-general. But with Europe rocked by the economic crisis and slashing military budgets, future missions will be imperiled unless NATO members get smarter about what and how they spend.

COMMENT

The Secrets of Germany’s Success

Steven Rattner

As Americans fret about their economic decline, Germans are celebrating their country’s success as a manufacturing juggernaut. Obama’s former auto czar explains the key to Germany’s export boom — and how the United States can emulate it.

COMMENT

Washington’s Phantom War

Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann

Since taking office, the Obama administration has ramped up the U.S. drone program in Pakistan. But unless the drone strikes become more transparent and is transferred from CIA to military control, drones won’t help Washington win the larger war.

COMMENT

Are U.S. Borders Secure?

Edward Alden and Bryan Roberts

Washington claims that the country’s borders are more secure than ever, but the truth is that no one knows for sure. The U.S. government has never defined what border security actually means or how to measure it — both of which are essential prerequisites to keeping the country safe.

ESSAY

Globalization and Unemployment

Michael Spence

Jobs growth was slow in May, renewing pessimism about the U.S. economy. Spence, a Nobel Prize-winning economist writes that economic growth and employment in the United States have started to diverge, increasing income inequality and reducing jobs for less-educated workers.

ESSAY

How Health Care Can Save or Sink America

Peter R. Orszag

The United States’ fiscal future depends on whether the country can limit health-care costs. Obama’s reforms were a major step in the right direction, argues the former White House budget director. But to finish the job, the U.S. medical system must evolve so that it emphasizes evidence and pursues quality rather than quantity.

ESSAY

Does Obama Have a Grand Strategy?

Daniel W. Drezner

In uncertain times, grand strategies are important because they help others interpret a country’s behavior. Despite some missteps, the Obama administration has in fact developed such a strategy, and a good one. But it has done a terrible job explaining it, which defeats the whole purpose of the exercise.

ESSAY

On Humanitarianism

Michael Walzer

Is international humanitarianism an act of charity or an act of duty? In fact, it is both — a gift we have to give. Stateless Jews in the Diaspora developed a good conceptual framework for handling such two-in-one moral obligations, one that can be used to think clearly about humanitarianism in international society today.

ESSAY

Why Middle East Studies Missed the Arab Spring

F. Gregory Gause III

Middle East experts were as surprised as everyone else by the Arab revolts. Focused on explaining the stability of local autocracies in recent decades, they underestimated the hidden forces driving change. As they wipe the egg off their faces, they need to reconsider long-held assumptions about the Arab world.

ESSAY

The Financial Rebalancing Act

Alan M. Taylor

Many economists argue that global financial imbalances fueled the recent recession. To prevent future crises, world leaders are trying to even out the balance sheet. They need not worry: it turns out that a rebalancing is already under way.

ESSAY

A Crude Predicament

Robert McNally and Michael Levi

Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members have long maintained large oil reserves to limit volatility in oil prices. But with key states now refusing to maintain such expensive buffers, the world must learn how to cope with big price swings in the years ahead.

ESSAY

The Crisis in Clean Energy

David G. Victor and Kassia Yanosek

Clean energy was supposed to create jobs while reducing energy insecurity, global warming, and the U.S. trade deficit. But Washington’s policies have encouraged quick and easy projects that cannot compete with conventional carbon-based sources.

ESSAY

South Africa’s Land Reform Crisis

Bernadette Atuahene

When apartheid ended, the new regime in South Africa promised to redistribute land that whites had stolen from blacks. Yet nearly two decades later, it has largely failed to do so — and the patience of the dispossessed is running out.

ESSAY

Defending Democracy in Côte d’Ivoire

Thomas J. Bassett and Scott Straus

In looking at the successful resolution of the political standoff in Côte d’Ivoire, most commentators have focused on the role of France and the UN. But this misses the real story: the critical role played by Africa’s homegrown institutions.

REVIEW ESSAY

The Settlement Obsession

Elliott Abrams

Two recent books on the Israeli settlements explore their corrosive effect on Zionism and Israeli society. But despite the problems settlements cause, Washington should not overstate their importance for the peace process, argues a former U.S. deputy national security adviser.

REVIEW ESSAY

What China Wants

Andrew J. Nathan

Henry Kissinger’s new book argues that the United States should yield gracefully to China’s rise; Aaron Friedberg’s gives the opposite advice. By focusing on intentions instead of capabilities, both books overstate China’s actual power.

REVIEW ESSAY

Secularism and Its Discontents

Karen Barkey

Olivier Roy’s new book argues that religion and culture are disengaging from each other thanks to globalization. But he underestimates the close interactions of religious movements and national politics on the ground in the Islamic world and elsewhere.

REVIEW ESSAY

The City and the State

Sandy Hornick

New books by Witold Rybczynski and Edward Glaeser celebrate the ever-changing American urban experience. In proposing how to revitalize modern cities, however, both books underplay the critical role of the government.

RESPONSE

Arab Spring, Persian Winter

Dalia Dassa Kaye and Frederic WehreyMichael Scott Doran

RESPONSE

Can Disarmament Work?

Bruce BlairMatt Brown, and Richard BurtJosef Joffe and James W. Davis

RESPONSE

Disengaging from Taiwan

Shyu-tu LeeDouglas Paal; and Charles Glaser

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Development Dialogue

No. 55, March 2011

Why normative frameworks? An introduction
Henning Melber
Scientists in contemporary wars
Bengt Gustafsson
Crimes against humanity, humankind and the international community
Manuel Fröhlich
War rape, social death and political evil
Robin May Schott
How to respond to genocide and others crimes against humanity
Jan Axel Nordlander
Insufficient legal protection and access to justice for post-conflict sexual violence
Diana Amnéus
Idealism and realism – Negotiating sovereignty in divided nations
Francis M. Deng
The Responsibility to Protect – True consensus, false controversy
Mónica Serrano
Forging a convention for crimes against humanity
Leila Nadya Sadat
Genocide on trial – Normative effects of the Rwanda tribunal’s jurisprudence
Alex Obote-Odora
Linking peacebuilding and statebuilding – A new paradigm for UN response to fragile situationsUrsula Werther-Pietsch and Anna-Katharina Roithner

International Theory

(Vol. 3, no. 1, March 2011)

  • Emanuel Adler & Vincent Pouliot, International practices
  • Edward A. Page, Cosmopolitanism, climate change, and greenhouse emissions trading
  • Markus Kornprobst, The agent’s logics of action: defining and mapping political judgement
  • Reinhard Wolf, Respect and disrespect in international politics: the significance of status recognition
  • Renee Jeffery, Reason, emotion, and the problem of world poverty: moral sentiment theory and international ethics

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The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

Volume 6, Numbers 1-2, 2011

Economic Diplomacy: The Issues
pp. 1-6(6)
Authors: van Bergeijk, Peter A.G.; Okano-Heijmans, Maaike; Melissen, Jan

Conceptualizing Economic Diplomacy:The Crossroads of International Relations, Economics, IPE and Diplomatic Studies
pp. 7-36(30)
Author: Okano-Heijmans, Maaike

Globalism Ascendant, Regionalism Stagnant: Japan’s Response to the Global Financial Crisis
pp. 37-61(25)
Authors: Solís, Mireya

`Great Power Style’ in China’s Economic Diplomacy: Filling the Shoes of a Benign Hegemon?
pp. 63-81(19)
Author: Jiang, Yang

EU Economic Diplomacy: The Factors Shaping Common Action
pp. 83-99(17)
Author: Woolcock, Stephen

The Economic Effectiveness of Diplomatic Representation: An Economic Analysis of its Contribution to Bilateral Trade
pp. 101-120(20)
Authors: van Bergeijk, Peter A.G.; de Groot, Henri L.F.; Yakop, Mina

Commercial Diplomats in the Context of International Business
pp. 121-148(28)
Author: Naray, Olivier

Any Ties that Bind? Economic Diplomacy on the South Asian Subcontinent
pp. 149-169(21)
Authors: Dorussen, Han; Murshed, Syed Mansoob; Ward, Hugh

Economic Diplomacy in a Changing World
pp. 171-186(16)
Authors: Verhagen, Maxime; Bleker, Henk

The Diplomacy of the Financial Crisis in Context
pp. 187-201(15)
Author: Bayne, Nicholas

Development Cooperation as Economic Diplomacy?
pp. 203-217(15)
Author: de Haan, Arjan

Battles to Bridges: US Strategic Communication and Public Diplomacy after 9/11
pp. 219-221(3)
Author: Huijgh, Ellen

Small States in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities
pp. 222-223(2)
Author: Mohamed, Ali Naseer

The Future of US Public Diplomacy: An Uncertain Fate
pp. 224-225(2)
Author: Allen, Bruce S.

Satow’s Diplomatic Practice
pp. 226-227(2)
Author: Murray, Stuart

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Law & Ethics of Human Rights

Private Power and Human Rights

(June 20, 2011)

Bring Back Bentham: “Open Courts,” “Terror Trials,” and Public Sphere(s)

Judith Resnik

A Nuanced Approach to the Privatization Debate

Talia Fisher

Private Policing and Human Rights

David A. Sklansky

The Private Prison Controversy and the Privatization Continuum

Daphne Barak-Erez

Rethinking Private Warfare

Daphné Richemond-Barak

Privatization and Delegation of State Authority in Asylum Systems

Tally Kritzman-Amir

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Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

May/June 2011; 67 (3)

Special issue on the Biological Weapons Convention Review Conference

Interview

Stanford Ovshinsky: Pursuing solar electricity at a cost equal to or lower than that of coal electricity

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists May/June 2011 67: 1-7, doi:10.1177/0096340211406877

Abstract Full Text Full Text (PDF)

Reviewing the Review Conference: What is next for the Biological Weapons Convention?

Nicholas A. Sims

A simple treaty, a complex fulfillment: A short history of the Biological Weapons Convention Review Conferences

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists May/June 2011 67: 8-15, doi:10.1177/0096340211407400

Abstract Full Text Full Text (PDF)

Katherine Bowman,

Kathryn Hughes,

and Jo L. Husbands

Moving forward: Trends in science and technology and the future of the Biological Weapons Convention

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists May/June 2011 67: 16-25, doi:10.1177/0096340211407049

Abstract Full Text Full Text (PDF)

Filippa Lentzos

Strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention confidence-building measures: Toward a cycle of engagement

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists May/June 2011 67: 26-33, doi:10.1177/0096340211406876

Abstract Full Text Full Text (PDF)

Caitríona McLeish

Status quo or evolution: What next for the intersessional process of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention?

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists May/June 2011 67: 34-43, doi:10.1177/0096340211406878

Abstract Full Text Full Text (PDF)

Brian Rappert

A teachable moment for biological weapons: The Seventh BWC Review Conference and the need for international cooperation in education

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists May/June 2011 67: 44-50, doi:10.1177/0096340211406875

Abstract Full Text Full Text (PDF)

Features

Jungmin Kang

South Korea in focus: The politics of spent fuel storage and disposal

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists May/June 2011 67: 51-58, doi:10.1177/0096340211407146

Abstract Full Text Full Text (PDF)

Robert J. Goldston and

Alexander Glaser

Inertial confinement fusion energy R&D and nuclear proliferation: The need for direct and transparent review

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists May/June 2011 67: 59-66, doi:10.1177/0096340211407562

Abstract Full Text Full Text (PDF)

Nuclear notebook

Hans M. Kristensen and

Robert S. Norris

Russian nuclear forces, 2011

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists May/June 2011 67: 67-74, doi:10.1177/0096340211407147

Abstract Full Text Full Text (PDF)

IV. Cases and Countries

A. OXFORD REPORTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW

Court of Cassation, Criminal Chamber, Appeal judgment, No 08-81262; ILDC 879 (FR 2008)

Subject(s): International courts and tribunals – International criminal law – Relationship between international and domestic law Keyword(s): Extradition and mutual assistance – Human rights, right to fair trial – International courts and tribunals, powers – International courts and tribunals, procedure

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Posted – June 22, 2011

O’Bryan and ors v Holy See (Vatican City State), Appeals decision, 556 F3d 361 (6th Cir); ILDC 1234 (US 2009)

Subject(s): Immunities – Statehood, jurisdiction of states, organs of states Keyword(s): Civil liability – Immunity from jurisdiction, absolute – Immunity from jurisdiction, agents of states – Immunity from jurisdiction, states – Recognition of states – Tort

Posted – June 22, 2011

Juventud Nacional Comprometida, Inc and ors v Dominican Republic, Direct constitutional complaint procedure; BJ 1131.34; ILDC 1095 (DO 2005)

Subject(s): Human rights – International courts and tribunals – International environmental law – Relationship between international and domestic law Keyword(s): Biodiversity – IACHR (Inter-American Court of Human Rights) – International courts and tribunals, decisions – International law and domestic law, conflicts between – International law and domestic law, direct effect – International law and domestic law, incorporation – Natural resources – Sustainable development – Treaties, application – Treaties, binding force – Treaties, breach – Treaties, self-executing

Posted – June 22, 2011

Cyprus v Turkey, Merits, App no 25781/94; ECHR 2001-IV; IHRL 3076 (ECHR 2001)

Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Disappearances – Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, freedom of association – Human rights, freedom of expression – Human rights, freedom of thought, conscience, and religion – Human rights, right to education – Human rights, right to fair trial – Human rights, right to liberty and security of person – Human rights, right to liberty of movement – Human rights, right to life – Human rights, right to non-discrimination – Human rights, right to privacy – Human rights, right to property – Human rights, right to vote and to be elected – Jurisdiction of states, territoriality principle – Recognition – Recognition of states – Remedies – Responsibility of states – Satisfaction

Posted – June 21, 2011

Control of Legality in the Practice of Authorities of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (Arts 41 and 44 to 51 of the American Convention on Human Rights), Advisory Opinion OC-19/05, IACHR Series A no 19; IHRL 3245 (IACHR 2005)

Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): International courts and tribunals, powers – International courts and tribunals, procedure

Posted – June 21, 2011

Shantou Municipal People’s Prosecutor v Naim and ors, Decision of first instance, Shan Zhong Fa Xing Yi Chu Zi No 22; ILDC 1161 (CN 2003)

Subject(s): International criminal law – Law of the sea – Statehood, jurisdiction of states, organs of states Keyword(s): International crimes – Jurisdiction of states, extra-territorial – Jurisdiction of states, universality principle – Piracy – Seafarers – Territorial sea

Posted – June 21, 2011

Prosecutor General of the Court of Cassation and Schurmans v Delvoie and ors, First instance decision, ILDC 1502 (BE 2010); Journal des Tribunaux 2010

Subject(s): Immunities – International courts and tribunals – Statehood, jurisdiction of states, organs of states Keyword(s): Immunity from jurisdiction – Immunity from jurisdiction, absolute – Immunity from jurisdiction, agents of international organizations – International organizations, privileges and immunities

Posted – 16 June 2011

Usaev v Russia, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/99/D/1577/2007; IHRL 125 (UNHRC 2010)

Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Duty to investigate – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, right to fair trial

Posted – 16 June 2011

Tononoka Steels Limited v Eastern and Southern Africa Trade and Development Bank, Appeal judgment, 2 EA 536 (CAK); ILDC 1283 (KE 1999)

Subject(s): Immunities – International organizations: general aspects Keyword(s): Immunity from jurisdiction, absolute – Immunity from jurisdiction, international organizations – International law and domestic law, conflicts between – International organizations, privileges and immunities – Separation of powers

Posted – 16 June 2011

Case of the Ituango Massacres v Colombia, Preliminary objections, merits, reparations and costs, IACHR Series C no 148; IHRL 1532 (IACHR 2006)

Subject(s): Human rights – International responsibility – Use of force, war, peace and neutrality Keyword(s): Armed conflict, non-international – Children, rights of – Internally displaced persons – Paramilitary groups – Property – Torture

Posted – 16 June 2011

B. REFWORLD

A.M.R.I. v. K.E.R., 2011 ONCA 417, Canada: Courts of Appeal, 2 June 2011

On appeal from the order of Justice George Czutrin of the Superior Court of Justice,

dated September 21, 2010, granting an application under the Convention on the Civil

Aspects of International Child Abduction, 1980

Posted – 16 June 2011

SZOLM v. Minister for Immigration & Anor

Publisher: Australia: Federal Magistrates Court

Posted – June 22, 2011

SZMYO v. Minister for Immigration & Citizenship

Publisher: Australia: Federal Court

Posted – June 22, 2011

RRT Case No. 1103937

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

Posted – June 22, 2011

RRT Case No. 1102850

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

Posted – June 22, 2011

RRT Case No. 1102251

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

Posted – June 22, 2011

RRT Case No. 1101038

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

Posted – June 22, 2011

RRT Case No. 1100969

Publisher: Australia: Immigration Review Tribunal

Posted – June 22, 2011

RRT Case No. 1100903

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

Posted – June 22, 2011

RRT Case No. 1100513

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

Posted – June 22, 2011

RRT Case No. 1011616

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

Posted – June 22, 2011

RRT Case no. 1010754

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

Posted – June 22, 2011

RRT Case No. 1007543

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

Posted – June 22, 2011

C. FROM THE BLOGS

Abdelali v. France (43353/07) : suspect charged in absentia inadmissible to file motion : communicated

(European Court of Human Rights News)

Posted – 21 June 2011

Baudoin v. France (35935/03) : 6 years of illegal mental health detention : violation of articles 5-1-e) & 5-4

(European Court of Human Rights News)

Posted – 20 June 2011

Pascaud v. France (19535/08)(Judgment): Violation of article 8

(European Court of Human Rights News)

Posted – 16 June 2011

Case Coussios v. Belgium (23104/08) : civil litigation following violation of bank secrecy : communicated (European Court of Human Rights News)

Posted – 16 June 2011

D. GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR

Kazakhstan: Nationalization Law Considered

Property – It was recently reported that the Parliament of Kazakhstan has started to consider a new bill on state property that will consolidate current Kazakh legislation on management of property that belongs to the state, determine the…

Posted – June 22, 2011

Rwanda: Chamber of Deputies Adopts Amendment to Election Law

Elections – It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law.

Posted – June 22, 2011

Indonesia: Agreement Reached to Amend Constitutional Court Legislation

Courts – On June 15, 2011, it was reported that the Indonesian government had reached an agreement with the country’s House of Representatives to amend the legislation that governs the Constitutional Court. (Anita Rachman andamp; Ulma Haryanto,…

Posted – June 22, 2011

Brazil: Freedom of Assembly and Expression Upheld by Federal Supreme Court

Constitutional law – On June 15, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled in favor of public demonstrations that defend the legalization of drug use, like the Marijuana March (Marcha da Maconha). The Court expressed the opinion that the…

Posted – June 22, 2011

Israel: Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions

Labor – On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment Law adds

Posted – June 22, 2011

China: Collection of Individual Income Tax on High-Income Earners to Be Strengthened

Taxation – China’s State Administration of Taxation recently published a circular ordering the tax authorities at all levels in the country to pay closer attention, in collecting individual income tax, to high-income earners. (State Administration of Taxation…

Posted – June 22, 2011

V. Blogs/reviews/comment (select items)

Tristan McConnell, In Abyei, London Review of Books (30 June 2011)

Brigham Daniels, Talking Climate Change in Light of AEP, Environmental Law Prof Blog (June 22, 2011)

Robert Chesney, Response to Senator McConnell’s Op-Ed on Civilian Trials for Iraqis Arrested in Kentucky, Lawfare (June 22, 2011)

Mitch McConnell, Guantanamo is the Place to Try Terrorists, Washinton Post (Opinion)(June 22, 2011)

Luke Balleny, World Bank, UN Make “How To” Asset Recovery Guide, TrustLaw (June 22, 2011)

Veronica Taylor, Rethinking Donor Intervention in Promoting the Rule of Law in Asia, East Asia Forum (June 22, 2011)

Valentina Azarov, A Comment on Palestine’s Statehood, Recognition and UN Membership, International Law Observer (June 22, 2011)

Kanayo F. Nwanze, Feeding a Crowded World, OurWorld 2.0 (June 22, 2011)

Nadia Bernaz, United Nations’ Nod to Buisiness Principles: Efforts to Change Business Practices Continues, IntLawGrrls (June 22, 2011)

Laurie Goering, With a Binding Climate Treaty Dead, What Next?, AlertNet Blogs (June 22, 2011)

Mary Ellen O’Connell, U.S. Strains Credibility on its Libya Role, CNN (Opinion) (June 21, 2011)

Douglas Kysar, Supreme Court Ruling is Good, Bad and Ugly, NatureNews (June 21, 2011)

Jack Goldsmith, A Way Out of the Libya Conundrum: The Lebanon and Somalia Analogies, Lawfare (June 21, 2011)

Peter Spiro, Let’s Not Confuse War Powers with the War Powers Resolution, Opinio Juris (June 21, 2011)

Kevin Jon Heller, The Contrast Between Libya and the Pre-AUMF “War” With Al-Qaeda, Opinio Juris (June 21, 2011)

Susana SáCouto, How To Speed Up ICC Proceedings, IntLawGrrls (June 21, 2011)

Paul Knox Clarke, Harnessing the Power of Evaluation in Humanitarian Action, ALNAP (June 21, 2011)

Allehone Mulugeta Abebe, The development on the international human rights framework on sexual orientation and gender identity, EJIL: Talk! (June 21, 2011)

Graeme Hall, The Human Rights Roundup, UK Human Rights Blog (June 21, 2011)

CCAFS, Climate Information Crucial to Help Reduce Risk and Limit Disaster Damge, Climate Change, Agricultural and Food Security (21 June 2011)

Ian Thompson & Devon Chaffee, U.N. Human Rights Council: LGBT Rights are Human Rights, Blog of Rights (ACLU)(June 20, 2011)

Jonathan H. Adler, Thoughts on AEP v. Connecticut, The Volokh Conspiracy (June 20, 2011)

Jleaming, State Department Lawyer Harold H. Koh Urges Lawyers to Stand by Principles in Politically Charged Environment, ACS Blog (June 20, 2011)

ERI, Plaintiffs in Bowoto v. Chevron Ask Supreme Court to Hear Case, EarthRights International (June 20, 2011)

Hari Osofsky, Implications of Today’s Supreme Court Decision in AEP v. Connecticut for Climate Change Regulation, IntLawGrrls (June 20, 2011)

Sarnata Reynolds, On the 60th Anniversary of the Refugee Convention States Failing Refugees, Human Rights Now (Amnesty International)(June 20, 2011)

Michael B. Gerrard, Today’s Supreme Court Decision in AEP v. Connecticut, Climate Law Blog (June 20, 2011)

Robert McMahon, Balance of War Powers: The U.S. President and the Congress, Backgrounder (Council on Foreign Relations)(June 20, 2011)

Dan Farber, The American Electric Power Case, Legal Planet (June 20, 2011)

Jonathan Masters, The International Monetary Fund, Backgrounder (Council on Foreign Relations)(June 20, 2011)

Meenakshi Ganguly, Full Investigation Needed Into Alleged Sri Lankan War Crimes, Jurist Hotline Buzz (June 20, 2011)

Lisa Laplante, Democracy in Peru: Choosing the Lesser Evil, IntLawGrrls (June 20, 2011)

Lyle Denniston, Warming and EPA Worry, at First, SCOTUS Blog (June 20, 2011)

David Bergman, 1 June 2011: Interrogation Request, Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal (June 20, 2011)

David Bergman, 24 May 2011: Contempt of Court Claim, Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal (June 20, 2011)

James Traub, Think Again: Failed States, Foreign Policy (July/August, 2011)(RSS Post, June 19, 2011)

Mark Kersten, Bashir to Visit China, US Endorses It: But What Does It Mean?, Justice in Conflict (June 19, 2011)

Don Anton, Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, International Law Roundtable (June 18, 2011)

Christopher R. Albon, UN Adopts First LGBT Resolution, UN Dispatch (June 17, 2011)

Thin Le Win, Four Women Fight Against State Impunity, TrustLaw (June 17, 2011)

John Bellinger, New Decision on Alien Tort Statute and Non-State Actors, Lawfare (June 17, 2011)

Roger Alford, Torture By Non-State Actors Not Actionable Under ATS, Opinio Juris (June 17, 2011)

Jeremy Bernstien, Iran and the Bomb: Another View, NYRBlog (June 17, 2011)

HJP, Disagreement Over Proposals to Hold ICC Hearings in Kenya, Hague Justice Portal (17 June 2011)

Otto Spijkers, When Röling Waves Advanced Towards the Shores of International Law, Peace Palace Library (June 17, 2011)

Simon Lester, Investment Treaties and International Rights, International Economic Law and Policy Blog (June 16, 2011)

Stefan Talmon, Recognition of the Libyan Transnational Council, ASIL Insight (June 16, 2011)

Jacob Scherr, Race to Rio – Earth Summit 2012 News, NRDC Switchboard (June 16, 2011)

Rogene Fisher Jacquette, Libya Campaign Reveals the Doves — on the Left and Right, At War (NYTimes)(June 16, 2011)

Thin Lei Win, In Defence of International Criminal Justice, AlertNet News Blog (16 June 2011)

Richard Falk, Is the State a Monster? Pro and Contra Nietzsche, Citizen Pilgrimage (June 16, 2011)

John Bowler, Forest Code Becomes Real at UNFCCC Climate Discussions, Making Waves (Greenpeace)(June 16, 2011)

Jack Goldsmith, Three More Thoughts on the Administration’s War Powers Resolution Argument, Lawfare (June 16, 2011)

Jack Goldsmith, Problems with the Obama Administration’s War Powers Resolution Theory, Lawfare (June 16, 2011)

Naing Htoo, Natural Resource Projects in Conflicted Areas: In Military Controlled Burma, Will History Be Repeated?, EarthRights International (June 16, 2011)

Mark Gersten, Bashir to Malaysia? The ICC and Marginalizing Indicted Leaders, Justice in Conflict (June 16, 2011)

Seth Davis, The Erosion of Tribal Rights Continues, ACS Blog (June 16, 2011)

Josh Rogin, White House: We are not Violating the War Powers Resolution Because We are not at War with Libya, The Cable (Foreign Policy)(June 16, 2011)

Antoine Buyse, EU Accession to the ECHR and the Election of Judges, ECHR Blog (June 16, 2011)

Dapo Akande, Which Entity is the Government of Libya and Why Does It Matter?, EJIL: Talk! (June 16, 2011)

Robert Chesney, White House Clarifies Position on Libya and the WPR: US Forces Not Engaged in “Hostilities,” Lawfare (June 15, 2011)

Deborah Pearlstein, New AUMF in the Senate, Opinio Juris (June 15, 2011)

Benjamin Wittes, Briefing Paper on Guantanamo Transfers to Yemen, Lawfare (June 15, 2011)

VI. Gray Literature (select items)

International Programme on the State of the Oceans, International Earth System Expert Workshop on Ocean Stresses and Impacts, Summary Workshop Report (June 20, 2011)

Baroness Hale of Richmond, Beanstalk or Living Instrument? How Tall Can the ECHR Grow?  (h/t UK Human Rights Blog)(June 20, 2011)

Moritz Schularick, Managing the World’s Dollar Dependency, Policy Innovation Memorandum No. 1, Council on Foreign Relations (June 15, 2011)

Max du Plessis and Antoinette Louw, Justice and the Libyan Crisis: the ICC’s role under Security Council Resolution 1970, Institute for Security Studies (31 May 2011)(h/t War and Law)

VII. Podcasts/Videos

  • UN Radio, UN Human Rights Council Elects its First Woman President, UN Radio (20 June 2011)
  • Mike Schuster, IAEA Discusses Safety Standards, All Things Considered (NPR)(June 20, 2011)
  • Suzanne Nossel, Smart Power at the UN, ACUNS Annual Meeting Keynote Address (RSS feed post June 20, 2011)
  • William Vocke, Global Ethics Corner: Libya and the Responsibility to Protect, Carnegie Council (June 17, 2011)
  • CNN Wire Staff, World Outrage Boils Over Syrian Crisis, CNN (June 16, 2011)
  • Jeffrey Brown, Libya, War Powers Start Whitehouse, Congress on Collision Course, PBS Newshour (June 16, 2011)
  • Melissa Block, Libyan Officials Say They are Still in Control, All Things Considered (NPR)(June 15, 2011)
  • Frank Langfitt, South Sudan Works to Aid Wildlife that Survived War, All Things Considered (NPR)(June 15, 2011)
  • Ray Suarez, International Groups Examine Allegations of ‘Summary Executions’ in Sri Lanka, PBS Newshour (June 15, 2011)

VIII. Documents/Negotiations/Practice

Journal of the United Nations

JOURNAL NO.2011/119

Publication Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2011
English (241K) | French (237K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/118

Publication Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2011
[ English (295K) | French (305K) ]

Jun 18, 2011 (4 days ago)

JOURNAL NO.2011/117

Publication Date: Saturday, 18 June 2011
[ English (245K) | French (250K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/116

Publication Date: Friday, 17 June 2011
[ English (245K) | French (250K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/115

Publication Date: Thursday, 16 June 2011
English (235K) | French (234K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/114

Publication Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2011
English (227K) | French (246K) ]

Thirty-Fifth Session of the World Heritage Committee (19-29 June 2011)

Twelfth Meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (20-24 June 2011)

Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (PIC COP5)

(20-24 June 2011)

General Assembly, Prevention of armed conflict, Draft resolution, Strengthening the role of mediation in the peaceful settlement of disputes and conflict prevention and resolution, U.N. Doc. A/65/L.79 (17 June 2011)

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, President Jesus addresses the twenty-first Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (17 June 2011)

United States Activities in Libya (Obama Administration answers to questions received by members of Congress on the legality of US involvement in Libya)(released June 16, 2011)(also Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst)

Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Resolution CM/ResCMN(2011)10 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Germany, 15 June 2011, CM/ResCMN(2011)10

General Assembly, Argentina:* revised draft resolution, New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in implementation and international support, U.N. Doc. A/65/L.69/Rev.1 (13 June 2011)

Human Rights Council, Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights,

Human Rights Council, Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, Business and human rights in conflict-affected regions: challenges and options towards State responses, U.N. Doc. A/HCR/17/32 (27 May 2011)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Report of the Multi-year Expert Meeting on Services, Development and Trade: the Regulatory and Institutional Dimension on its third session, U.N. Doc. TD/B/C.I/MEM.3/9 (18 May 2011)

Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women strategic plan, 2011-2013, U.N. Doc. UNW/2011/9 (16 May 2011)

IX. Press Releases/Newsletters (select items)

ASIL, International Judicial Monitor (Spring 2011)

Security Council Report, Update Report No. 3: Suday (17 June 2011)

Public International Law and Policy Group, War Crimes Prosecution Watch (June 20, 2011)

UNEP, GEO5 Draft Review Underway (22 June 2011)

Ninth International Conference on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (20-24 June 2011)

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Bridges Weekly Trade Digest, Volume 15, Number 23, (22 June 2011)

UNHCHR, New Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council, United Nations Human Rights (16 June 2011)

Presentation of Report to United Nations Human Rights Council, Professor John G. Ruggie Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights Geneva, 30 May 2011

X. Media (select sources/select items)

A. News Aggregators

 

B. International News Sources

C. A Narrow Selection of Stories

Raffaela Wakeman, Today’s Headlines and Commentary, Lawfare (June 22, 2011)

HJP, Deposed Tunisa President Found Guilty of Embezzlement in Abstenia, Hague Justice Portal (June 21, 2011)

Raffaela Wakeman, Today’s Headlines and Commentary, Lawfare (June 21, 2011)

Alex Bell, Blood Diamond Group Calls for Continued Zimbabwe Suspension from Trade, allAfrica.com (21 June 2011)

Raffaela Wakeman, Today’s Headlines and Commentary, Lawfare (June 20, 2011)

Caroline Brothers, U.N. Reports Steady Rise of Refugees, New York Times (June 19, 2011)

Reuters, Iranian Lawmakers Want U.N. Rights Auditor Barred from Iran, Reuters (June 19, 2011)

Maev Kennedy, World Heritage List Panel Weighs Forests Against Mountains and Monuments, guardian.co.uk (19 June 2011)

Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Syrian Forces Prevent Refugees from Fleeing to Turkey, Reuters (June 19, 2011)

Raffaela Wakeman, Today’s Headlines and Commentary, Lawfare (June 17, 2011)

Tinus de Jager, South-South Cooperation Should Focus on Development, allAfrica.com (16 June 2011)

Michelle Nichols, Strauss-Khan Told Police in New York that He Had Immunity, Reuters (June 16, 2011)(also NYTimes)

UPI, EU Seeks Unified Cybersecurity Regime, UPI.com (June 16, 2011)

Horand Knaup, Somolia’s Piracy Problem: Robbery on the High Seas Too Lucrative to Refuse, Speigel Online (16 June 2011)

Associated Press, Syrians said to grab northerners at random; Turks plan cross-border aid to stranded refugees, WORLD (June 16, 2011)

Ethan Bronner, Israel Warns It Will Forcibly Stop Another Flotilla, New York Times (June 16, 2011)(also Reuters)

Alister Doyle, EU urged to save Kyoto climate pact; Japan says “no”, AlertNet (16 June 2011)

Associated Press, Spain Orders Expulsion of Libyan Ambassador, Says Gadhafi Regime No Longer Legitimate, WORLD (June 16, 2011)(also AlertNet)

Aaron Maasho and Alex Dziadosz, Sudan border state foes agree to talks: Mbeki, Reuters (June 16, 2011)

Associated Press, UN Chief Ban Ki-moon Calls on Syria’s President to Stop the Bloodshed, WORLD (June 16, 2011)

UPI, HRW Encourages More Pressure from ICC, UPI.com (June 16, 2011)

Eric Agnero, Ivory Coast Announces Commission to Investigate Post-Election Crimes, CNN (June 16, 2011)(also Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst)

BBC, Q&A: Palestinian Statehood Bid at the UN, BBC News Middle East (16 June 2011)

Associated Press, China’s president invites Sudan leader al-Bashir, wanted on war crimes, to visit this month, WORLD (June 16, 2011)

Jonathan Watts, Dozens Killed in Burma Amid Clashes Over Chinese Dams, guardian.co.uk (6 June 2011)

Associated Press, Countries Vote on Treaty Recognizing Labor Rights for Millions of Domestic Workers, WORLD (June 16, 2011)

Chris Buckley, China Sends Out Patrol Ship Amid Territorial Disputes, Reuters (June 16, 2011)(also WORLD)

Zach Zagger, UN Denies Report It Ordered Close of Cambodian Genocide Investigation, Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst (June 15, 2011)

UN News Service, African Union Briefs Security Council on Efforts to Resolve Crisis, UN News Centre (15 June 2011)

Maureen Cosgrove, DOJ Opens Grand Jury Investigation of Abu Ghraib Homicide, Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst (June 15, 2011)

Charlie Savage, War Powers Does Not Apply to Libya, Obama Argues, New York Times (June 15, 2011)

UN News Service, Ban urges immediate end to hostilities in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state, UN News Centre (15 June 2011)

UN News Service, Five UN Agencies Urge Renewed Efforts to End Practice of “Son Preference”, UN News Centre (15 June 2011)

Julia Zebley, US Lawmakers File Suit Against Obama for Continuing Actions in Libya, Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst (June        15, 2011)

Zach Zagger, Accused Rwanda War Criminal Transferred to UN Detention Facility, Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst (June 15, 2011)

Eric Reeves, Sudan: Is A New Wave of Mass Crimes Underway? The New Republic (June 14, 2011)


* Prepared by Donald K. Anton, The Australian National University College of Law. This digest draws on independent research together with information gleaned from the RSS feeds of a host of international law publishers, law libraries, and blogs. The Digest is pleased to see the return of Jacob Katz Cogan’s International Law Reporter and conveniently collects his reportage of non-English language items on a weekly basis.

§ Information contained in the digest is current to 5.00 pm (local Canberra time) the day before issue.

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