Anton’s Weekly Digest of International Law, Vol. 2, No. 26 (7 July 2011)

Anton’s Weekly Digest of
International Law

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Vol. 2, No. 26
(7 July 2011)

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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

Matthew Rimmer, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: INVENTING CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES, Edward Elgar, September 2011
Matthew Rimmer
Australian National University (ANU) – College of Law
Date Posted: July 6, 2011

Charis Kamphuis
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Date Posted: July 6, 2011

Jose Gomes , Leon Barbosa and Dalson Figueiredo
UFPE , Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 6, 2011

Jon W. Johnson
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 6, 2011

Georgetown Journal of International Law, Vol. 40, p. 1069, 2009
Shana Tabak
George Washington University Law School
Date Posted: July 5, 2011

A thesis submitted to the Bucerius/WHU Master of Law and Business Program in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Master of Law and Business (“MLB”) Degree
Usmon Kuchimov
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 5, 2011

Trade, Law and Development, Forthcoming
Luis Eslava and Sundhya Pahuja
University of Melbourne and Melbourne Law School
Date Posted: July 5, 2011

Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 299-323, 2010
Erik Nemeth
Cultural Security
Date Posted: July 5, 2011

INVESTMENT TREATY ARBITRATION AND INTERNATIONAL LAW, Vol. 5, I. Laird and T. Weiler, eds., Juris Publishing, 2011
Martins Paparinskis
University of Oxford – Merton College
Date Posted: July 5, 2011

Herwig Unnerstall
Protestant Academy Hofgeismar
Date Posted: July 5, 2011

Penn State Law Review, Vol. 113, No. 4, 2009
Christopher R. Drahozal
University of Kansas School of Law
Date Posted: July 5, 2011

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Forthcoming
James Kraska
U.S. Naval War College
Date Posted: July 5, 2011

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, 2009
James Kraska
U.S. Naval War College
Date Posted: July 5, 2011

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, 2009
James Kraska
U.S. Naval War College
Date Posted: July 5, 2011

European Business Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2012
Abdullah Nawafleh
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 5, 2011

Colombian Yearbook of International Law
Noelle Quenivet
Department of Law, University of the West of England
Date Posted: July 5, 2011

James R. Hollyer and B. Peter Rosendorff
New York University – Wilf Family Department of Politics and New York University (NYU) – Wilf Family Department of Politics
Date Posted: July 5, 2011

Ethics & International Affairs, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 183-210, 2011, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/37
Mary Dowell-Jones and David Kinley
University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre and University of Sydney – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 5, 2011

Dagmar Schiek
University of Leeds – School of Law
Date Posted: July 4, 2011

Texas Wesleyan Law Review, Vol. 13, pp. 749-768, 2007
Regina E. Rauxloh
University of Surrey
Date Posted: July 4, 2011

VII World Congress of the International Association of Constitutional Law, June 2007
Lina Papadopoulou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Date Posted: July 4, 2011

Texas Wesleyan Law Review, Vol. 14, pp. 297-315, 2008
Regina E. Rauxloh
University of Surrey
Date Posted: July 4, 2011

Judicature, Vol. 94, pp. 178-185, 2010
Regina E. Rauxloh
University of Surrey
Date Posted: July 4, 2011

New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 4, pp. 67-84, 2007
Regina E. Rauxloh
University of Surrey
Date Posted: July 4, 2011

Juridikum: Zeitschrift für Kritik–Recht–Gesellschaft, No. 2, pp. 159 – 169, 2011
Pippan Christian
University of Graz
Date Posted: July 4, 2011

Crawford School Centre for Climate Economics & Policy Paper No. 1.10
Frank Jotzo
Australian National University (ANU) – Crawford School of Economics and Government
Date Posted: July 4, 2011

Iain Thorburn Cameron
Uppsala University – Faculty of Law
August 1, 2009
Date Posted: July 4, 2011

Sunil Kumar Agarwal
National Maritime Foundation
Date Posted: July 4, 2011

Martin D. Smith and Sathya Gopalakrishnan
Duke University – Nicholas School for the Environment and Duke University – Nicholas School for the Environment
Date Posted: July 4, 2011

Crawford School Centre for Climate Economics & Policy Paper No. 3.10
David I. Stern
Australian National University (ANU) – Crawford School of Economics and Government
Date Posted: July 4, 2011

Tina Minkowitz
Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
Date Posted: July 3, 2011

Yonatan Lupu
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – Department of Political Science
Date Posted: July 3, 2011, Last Revised: July 4, 2011

CULTURAL LAW: INTERNATIONAL, COMPARATIVE AND INDIGENOUS, Cambridge University Press, 2010
Robert Kirkwood Paterson , James A.R. Nafziger and Alison Dundes Renteln
UBC Faculty of Law , Willamette University – College of Law and University of Southern California – Department of Political Science and International Relations
Date Posted: July 3, 2011

GLOBALIZATION AND LOCAL ADAPTATION IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW, UBC Press, 2010
Ljiljana Biukovic and Pitman Potter
UBC Faculty of Law and UBC Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 3, 2011

Taylor B. Seybolt
University of Pittsburgh
Date Posted: July 3, 2011

Shagufta Omar
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 3, 2011

Malaysian Law News, pp.26-32, February 1994
Myint Zan
Multimedia University School of Law
Date Posted: July 3, 2011

NAFTA: Law and Business Review of the Americas, Vol. 13, p. 885, 2007
Andrew P. Tuck
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 2, 2011

Journal of International Criminal Justice, Forthcoming , Santa Clara University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-11
Beth Van Schaack
Santa Clara University – School of Law
Date Posted: July 2, 2011

NAFTA: Law and Business Review of the Americas, Vol. 14, p. 569, 2008
Andrew P. Tuck
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 2, 2011

Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 11-132
Karthik Ramanna
Harvard University – Harvard Business School
Date Posted: July 2, 2011

Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol. 53, No. 1. pp. 79-92, 2011
Nnamdi O. Madichie
University of Sharjah
Date Posted: July 1, 2011, Last Revised: July 2, 2011

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 32, 2011, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 341
Michel Rosenfeld
Cardozo Law School
Date Posted: July 1, 2011

Amsterdam Law Forum, Forthcoming
Harro van Asselt
University of Oxford
Date Posted: July 1, 2011

University of New Brunswick Law Journal, Vol. 60, pp. 161-176, 2010
Ljiljana Biukovic
UBC Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 1, 2011

REDESIGNING THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, pp. 193-218, Debra P. Steger, ed., Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010
Ljiljana Biukovic
UBC Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 1, 2011

Malayan Law Journal, Vol 1, pp.145-198, 1992
Myint Zan
Multimedia University School of Law
Date Posted: July 1, 2011

Iñigo Urrutia and Iñaki Lasagabaster
affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 1, 2011

Patrick Vinck , Phuong Pham and Tino Kreutzer
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative , Tulane University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 1, 2011

Amsterdam Law Forum, Forthcoming
Ans Kolk and Jonatan Pinkse
University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Business School (ABS) and University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Business School (ABS)
Date Posted: July 1, 2011

Amsterdam Law Forum, Forthcoming
Hans Labohm
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 1, 2011

Amsterdam Law Forum, Forthcoming
Michael Waggoner
University of Colorado School of Law
Date Posted: July 1, 2011

Jolene Lin
University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 1, 2011

Amsterdam Law Forum, Forthcoming
Ilona Jancarova
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 1, 2011

Constructing European Intellectual Property: Achievements and New Perspectives, C. Geiger, ed., 12th EIPIN Conference 2011, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar Publishing 2011
Martin Senftleben
VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Law
Date Posted: June 30, 2011

PUBLIC HEALTH AND PLAIN PACKAGING OF CIGARETTES: LEGAL ISSUES, Andrew Mitchell, Tania Voon and Jonathan Liberman eds., Edward Elgar, UK, 2012
Tania S. Voon and Andrew D. Mitchell
Melbourne Law School and Melbourne Law School
Date Posted: June 30, 2011, Last Revised: July 2, 2011

OECD Trade Policy Working Paper No. 116
Jean-Jacques Hallaert , Ricardo H. Cavazos-Cepeda and Gimin Kang
International Monetary Fund (IMF) , Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: June 29, 2011

John E. Baiden
Central University College
Date Posted: June 29, 2011, Last Revised: July 1, 2011

Isabel Ortiz
UNICEF
Date Posted: June 29, 2011

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3494
Michael Keen and Christos Kotsogiannis
International Monetary Fund (IMF) – Fiscal Affairs Department and University of Exeter
Date Posted: June 29, 2011

Journal of Law and Society, Vol. XXII, No. 35, 2000
Muhammad Munir
International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI)
Date Posted: June 29, 2011

Luis E. Pereiro
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Date Posted: June 29, 2011

Wayne State University Law School Research Paper No. 10-27
Peter J. Hammer
Wayne State University Law School
Date Posted: June 29, 2011

Resolution 1976(2011) on Somali Piracy: Towards Developing Prosecution Mechanisms to Combat Piracy
Sunil Kumar Agarwal
National Maritime Foundation
Date Posted: June 29, 2011

Journal of Law Information and Science, Vol. 21, 2011
Markus Wagner
University of Miami School of Law
Date Posted: June 29, 2011, Last Revised: June 30, 2011

Southwestern Journal of International Law, Forthcoming
Christopher A. Whytock and Marcus S. Quintanilla
University of California, Irvine, School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: June 29, 2011

Northwestern University Journal of International Human Rights, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 331-362, 2005
Amy Hardberger
Texas Tech University – School of Law
Date Posted: June 29, 2011

Wayne State University Law School Research Paper No. 10-27
Peter J. Hammer
Wayne State University Law School
Date Posted: June 29, 2011

Anush Hayrapetyan
Riga Graduate School of Law
Date Posted: June 29, 2011
Working Paper Series

II. Books

The Making of International Criminal Justice – A View from the Bench: Selected Speeches

(Oxford Univ. Press, July 2011)

Theodor Meron

There has been a quiet revolution over the course of the past quarter century in the prosecution of individuals for war crimes before international courts. Until recently, and with a few notable exceptions in the wake of World War II, violations of the laws of war and international humanitarian law were addressed primarily as claims between states. However, this approach has changed radically in just the last twenty years, as the international community has increasingly accepted the idea of individual criminal responsibility for violations of international humanitarian law. The International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda have played a key role in this transformation and, as the trailblazers for a growing number of new international or hybrid criminal courts, in establishing the field of international criminal justice and encouraging the national prosecution of war crimes. Understanding the Tribunals’ origins, their ground-breaking jurisprudence, and how they have addressed critical legal and practical challenges is essential to understanding both the revolution that has occurred over the past twenty years and how international criminal law will change and grow in the years ahead.

As a leading scholar on humanitarian law, past President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and Appeals Judge for both the Yugoslavia and Rwanda Tribunals, Theodor Meron has observed and influenced the development of international criminal law as it has evolved from a mostly academic exercise to a cornerstone of the new international legal order. In this collection of speeches delivered during his first decade on the bench, he offers an insightful overview of the foundations of international criminal law as well as a unique, insider’s perspective on the challenges faced by international criminal tribunals, their creation of a corpus of substantive and procedural law regarding everything from sentencing and self-representation to the law of genocide and the protection of prisoners of war, the contributions of other international courts, and the responsibilities of international jurists. Judge Meron’s personal reflections and unparalleled experience in international criminal justice make this volume as rewarding for experts as it is for the general public.

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Crimes Against Humanity: Historical Evolution and Contemporary Application

(Cambridge Univ. Press 2011)

M. Cherif Bassiouni

This book traces the evolution of crimes against humanity (CAH) and their application from the end of World War I to the present day, in terms of both historic legal analysis and subject-matter content. The first part of the book addresses general issues pertaining to the categorization of CAH in normative jurisprudential and doctrinal terms. This is followed by an analysis of the specific contents of CAH, describing its historic phases going through international criminal tribunals, mixed model tribunals, and the International Criminal Court. This includes both a normative and jurisprudential assessment as well as a review of doctrinal material commenting on all of the above. The book examines the general parts and defenses of the crime, along with the history and jurisprudence of both international and national prosecutions. For the first time, a list of all countries that have enacted national legislation specifically directed at CAH is collected, along with all of the national prosecutions that have occurred under national legislation up to 2010. The book constitutes a unique and comprehensive treatment of all legal and historical aspects pertaining to crimes against humanity in a single definitive volume.

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Nuclear Weapons, Justice and the Law

(Edward Elgar Publishing 2011)

Elli Louka

It is often argued that the nuclear non-proliferation order divides the world into nuclear-weapon-haves and have-nots based on a nuclear apartheid. Employing a careful and nuanced discussion of this claim, Elli Louka explores here the emergence of new threshold nuclear weapon states (TNWS), transparency standards, and precautionary preemption. The author analyzes how a carbon-constrained future and energy security are bringing about a renaissance for the nuclear energy industry. This shift will bring more TNWS to the international arena, thereby altering the politics of use of the nuclear instrument. In addition to examining the architecture of the nuclear non-proliferation order, she discusses the fairness and effectiveness of international and regional institutions and scenarios for the future of nuclear weapons.

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The Access of Individuals to International Justice

(Oxford Univ. Press, July 2011)

Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

This book contends that the right of access to justice (at national and international levels) constitutes a basic cornerstone of the international protection of human rights, and conforms a true right to the Law. It amounts, lato sensu, to the right to the realization of justice. In such understanding, it comprises not only the formal access to a tribunal or judge, but also respect for the guarantees of due process of law, the right to a fair trial, and to reparations (whenever they are due), and the faithful execution of judgments. On its part, the right to an effective domestic remedy is a basic pillar of the rule of law in a democratic society. In its part, the right of international individual petition, together with the safeguard of the integrity of international jurisdiction, constitute the basic foundations of the emancipation of the individual vis-à-vis his own State. This is a domain that has undergone a remarkable development in recent years. It is submitted that the right of access to justice belongs today to the domain of jus cogens. Without it, there is no legal system at all. The protection of the human person in the most adverse circumstances has evolved amongst considerations of ordre public. Such recent evolution has been contributing to the gradual expansion of the material content of jus cogens. Furthermore, the very notion of “victim” (encompassing direct, indirect and potential victims) has been the subject of a considerable international case-law. Victims have had their cause vindicated in situations of utmost adversity, if not defencelessness (e.g., abandoned or “street children”, undocumented migrants, members of peace communities in situations of armed conflict, internally displaced persons, individuals in infra-human conditions of detention, surviving victims of massacres).

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Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Treaties: Law, Principles, and Policy

(Oxford Univ. Press, July 2011)

Marko Milanovic

Questions as to when a state owes obligations under a human rights treaty towards an individual located outside its territory are being brought more and more frequently before both international and domestic courts. Victims of aerial bombardment, inhabitants of territories under military occupation, deposed dictators, suspected terrorists detained in Guantanamo by the United States, and the family of a former KGB spy who was assassinated in London through the use of a radioactive toxin, allegedly at the orders or with the collusion of the Russian government – all of these people have claimed protection from human rights law against a state affecting their lives while acting outside its territory. These matters are extremely politically and legally sensitive, leading to much confusion, ambiguity and compromise in the existing case law. This study attempts to clear up some of this confusion, and expose its real roots. It examines the notion of state jurisdiction in human rights treaties, and places it within the framework of international law. It is not limited to an inquiry into the semantic, ordinary meaning of the jurisdiction clauses in human rights treaties, nor even to their construction into workable legal concepts and rules. Rather, the interpretation of these treaties cannot be complete without examining their object and purpose, and the various policy considerations which influence states in their behaviour, and courts in their decision-making. The book thus exposes the tension between universality and effectiveness, which is itself the cause of methodological and conceptual inconsistency in the case law. Finally, the work elaborates on the several possible models of the treaties’ extraterritorial application. It offers not only a critical analysis of the existing case law, but explains the various options that are before courts and states in addressing these issues, as well as their policy implications.

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Global Basic Rights

(Oxford Univ. Press, July 2011)

Charles R. Beitz and Robert E. Goodin

Politically as well as philosophically, concerns with human rights have permeated many of the most important debates on social justice worldwide for fully a half-century. Henry Shue’s 1980 book on Basic Rights proved to be a pioneering contribution to those debates, and one that continues to elicit both critical and constructive comment. Global Basic Rights brings together many of the most influential contemporary writers in political philosophy and international relations-Charles R. Beitz, Robert E. Goodin, Christian Reus-Smit, Andrew Hurrell, Judith Lichtenberg, Elizabeth Ashford, Thomas Pogge, Neta C. Crawford, Richard W. Miller, David Luban, Jeremy Waldron, and Simon Caney-to explore some of the most challenging theoretical and practical questions that Shue’s work provokes. These range from the question of the responsibilities of the global rich to redress severe poverty to the permissibility of using torture to gain information to fight international terrorism. The contributors explore the continuing value of the idea of ‘basic rights’ in understanding moral challenges as diverse as child labor and global climate change.

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Interpreting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

(Oxford Univ. Press 2011)

Daniel H. Joyner

The 1968 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty has proven the most complicated and controversial of all arms control treaties, both in principle and in practice. Statements of nuclear-weapon States from the Cold War to the present, led by the United States, show a disproportionate prioritization of the non-proliferation pillar of the Treaty, and an unwarranted underprioritization of the civilian energy development and disarmament pillars of the treaty. This book argues that the way in which nuclear-weapon States have interpreted the Treaty has laid the legal foundation for a number of policies related to trade in civilian nuclear energy technologies and nuclear weapons disarmament. These policies circumscribe the rights of non-nuclear-weapon States under Article IV of the Treaty by imposing conditions on the supply of civilian nuclear technologies. They also provide for the renewal and maintaintenance, and in some cases further development of the nuclear weapons arsenals of nuclear-weapon States. The book provides a legal analysis of this trend in treaty interpretation by nuclear-weapon States and the policies for which it has provided legal justification. It argues, through a close and systematic examination of the Treaty by reference to the rules of treaty interpretation found in the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, that this disproportionate prioritization of the non-proliferation pillar of the Treaty leads to erroneous legal interpretations in light of the original balance of principles underlying the Treaty, prejudicing the legitimate legal interests of non-nuclear-weapon States.

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Taking a Case to the European Court of Human Rights

(Oxford Univ. Press, Third Edition, July 2011)

Philip Leach

Now in its third edition, Taking a Case to the European Court of Human Rights is written by an experienced human rights practitioner. It provides practical and accessible guidance on taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights. It incorporates a step-by-step approach to the litigation process, covering areas such as lodging the initial application, legal aid, costs, interim measures, friendly settlement, third party intervention, just satisfaction, enforcement of judgments, and Grand Chamber referrals. An explanation of the key principles underlying the European Convention on Human Rights precedes an expanded and up-to-date article-by-article commentary on the substantive law of the European Convention, including derogation, reservation, and damages. The new edition has been fully revised to take account of the changes introduced by Protocol 14 in 2010. The book includes key substantive case law developments, commentary and guidance on the amended Court rules and new practice directions, and recent changes in the Court’s processing of cases, together with advice and information on drafting pleadings, fact-finding and merits hearings before the Court.  The Court’s admissibility criteria, a critical aspect of the Convention system, are dealt with in detail, and a comprehensive set of Court forms and other precedents are included in the appendices.

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Mirages of International Justice: The Elusive Pursuit of a Transnational Legal Order

(Edward Elgar Publishing 2011)

Matthew Parish

Since the end of the Cold War there has been an explosion of international courts and tribunals that sit apart from domestic legal systems, yet they are often woefully inadequate for their stated purposes. This book explores common problems across these courts, and applies a constructivist theory of international relations to explain their operation. Often established by states as signals of their commitment to moral values and political ideology, once created these courts find themselves trapped between the interests of the Great Powers. Some endure irrelevance, their judgements ignored. Yet more are unusably slow. Still others exhibit demonstrable political bias. Their common failings suggest that international law is not nearly as robust as it claims. The author skilfully shows that international courts are a species of international organisation, and share the same challenges of bureaucracy and unaccountability as have plagued the United Nations. Mirages of International Justice will be of particular interest to scholars and practitioners interested in critiques of the European Court of Human Rights, the World Trade Organisation, investment treaty arbitration, the EU courts, the international criminal courts, the International Court of Justice and public international law in general. Students of international relations and advocates for reform of international organisations will also learn much from this insightful study.

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Counterclaims before the International Court of Justice

(T.M.C. Asser Press 2011)

Constantine Antonopoulos

Counterclaims, the right of a State sued by another State to bring its own counter-suit in the course of the same trial, may offer an opportunity to mitigate the effects of the original suit and help to resolve disputes between States that have more than one aspect. In recent years,  counterclaims have been frequently presented at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).This book examines the counterclaims presented at the ICJ and at its predecessor, the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ), during its 65 years of existence. It is the first study that focuses exclusively on the subject of counterclaims. It analyses the evolution of the germane provisions in the PCIJ and ICJ Rules of Procedure and the practice of the Court, especially in light of the relevant case-law of the ICJ. This book is a useful source of information for academics and practitioners in International law and provides a solid basis for further research.

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La nécessité en droit international: De l’état de nécessité aux situations de nécessité

(Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2011)

Sarah Cassella

La Commission du droit international, après avoir longuement hésité, a inscrit l’état de nécessité dans sa codification de la responsabilité des États en tant que circonstance excluant l’illicéité. L’objet de cette étude est de démontrer qu’il s’agit d’un mécanisme beaucoup plus diffus et fondamental du droit international, intimement lié à ses caractéristiques propres. Il a comme fonction la limitation des obligations substantielles des États lors de la survenance d’un fait-condition – la situation de nécessité – afin d’éviter que l’application du droit ne génère un coût social excessif. Sa réalisation requiert toujours une pondération des intérêts en conflit. Seulement lorsqu’un coût social excessif ne peut être évité, l’état de nécessité intervient dans le cadre des obligations secondaires de la responsabilité internationale, en tant que circonstance atténuante.

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International Investment Law and Sustainable Development: Key cases from 2000–2010

(International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2011)

Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder and Lise Johnson

This book summarizes and analyzes select decisions issued between 2000 and 2010 by arbitral tribunals in investor–state arbitrations. In contrast to other books on bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and other investment agreements, it examines the decisions with the aim of highlighting how they may impact sustainable development. Through such issues as jurisdiction, the interpretation of states’ substantive treaty obligations, and the use and availability of defences, the book highlights how the decisions affect the scope of the treaties and may impact the will and ability of governments to advance their domestic goals and policies. The book also contains two organizational charts: one listing the issues addressed in each of the roughly 20 cases included in the book, and one grouping the cases by their relevant common issues.

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The Long Shadow of 9/11:

America’s Response to Terrorism

(Rand Corporation, July 2011)

Edited by Brian Michael Jenkins and John Godges

This book provides a multifaceted array of answers to the question, In the ten years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, how has America responded? In a series of essays, RAND authors lend a farsighted perspective to the national dialogue on 9/11’s legacy. The essays assess the military, political, fiscal, social, cultural, psychological, and even moral implications of U.S. policymaking since 9/11. Part One of the book addresses the lessons learned from America’s accomplishments and mistakes in its responses to the 9/11 attacks and the ongoing terrorist threat. Part Two explores reactions to the extreme ideologies of the terrorists and to the fears they have generated. Part Three presents the dilemmas of asymmetrical warfare and suggests ways to resolve them. Part Four cautions against sacrificing a long-term strategy by imposing short-term solutions, particularly with respect to air passenger security and counterterrorism intelligence. Finally, Part Five looks at the effects of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. public health system, at the potential role of compensation policy for losses incurred by terrorism, and at the possible long-term effects of terrorism and counterterrorism on American values, laws, and society.

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Assessing the Legacy of the ICTY

(Brill 2011)

Richard H. Steinberg

This collection of essays assesses the legacy established by the most important international criminal tribunal since the Nuremberg and Tokyo war crimes trials, and considers what might be done to enhance or modify the legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), including improvement of the capacity of state courts in the region to prosecute violations of humanitarian law by using the Tribunal’s documents, evidence, law, and practice. The essays are derived from a conference, Assessing the Legacy of the ICTY, which was convened in The Hague. Participants included over 375 stakeholders from the former Yugoslavia; officials from the Tribunal’s Chambers, Registry, and the Office of the Prosecutor; justice ministers and other government officials from Europe; and all elements of civil society—representatives of nongovernmental organizations, lawyers, and academics.

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The Negotiations for a New Agreement on Agriculture

(Brill, forthcoming 2011)

Joseph A. McMahon, University College, Dublin

The Negotiations for a New Agreement on Agriculture presents a history of the negotiations towards a fair and market-oriented international agricultural trading system. After an introductory chapter outlining the provisions of the Agreement on Agriculture, the book considers the analysis and information exchange process launched by the 1996 Singapore Declaration and the failed 1999 Seattle Ministerial. The mandated Article 20 negotiations are discussed before consideration is given to the 2001 Doha Declaration. The negotiations are considered in the context of the Cancun and, Hong Kong Ministerials and the July 2008 mini-ministerial before a discussion of the latest version of the Modalities for the Agreement issued in December 2008. The work ends with a look back over the negotiations and consideration of the development dimension of the Doha Round.

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The Long Shadow of 9/11: America’s Response to Terrorism

(Rand Corporation, July 2011)

Brian Michael Jenkins and Michael Godges

This book provides a multifaceted array of answers to the question, In the ten years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, how has America responded? In a series of essays, RAND authors lend a farsighted perspective to the national dialogue on 9/11’s legacy. The essays assess the military, political, fiscal, social, cultural, psychological, and even moral implications of U.S. policymaking since 9/11. Part One of the book addresses the lessons learned from America’s accomplishments and mistakes in its responses to the 9/11 attacks and the ongoing terrorist threat. Part Two explores reactions to the extreme ideologies of the terrorists and to the fears they have generated. Part Three presents the dilemmas of asymmetrical warfare and suggests ways to resolve them. Part Four cautions against sacrificing a long-term strategy by imposing short-term solutions, particularly with respect to air passenger security and counterterrorism intelligence. Finally, Part Five looks at the effects of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. public health system, at the potential role of compensation policy for losses incurred by terrorism, and at the possible long-term effects of terrorism and counterterrorism on American values, laws, and society.

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Building a More Resilient Haitian State

(Rand Corporation, 2011)

Keith Crane, James Dobbins, Laurel E. Miller, Charles P. Ries, Christopher S. Chivvis, Marla C. Haims, Marco Overhaus, Heather L. Schwartz, and Elizabeth Wilke

Hope for a more prosperous and peaceful future for the Haitian people lies in building a more effective, resilient state. Haiti’s state institutions are riddled with weaknesses in human resources, organization, procedures, and policies. State-building should be at the forefront of efforts to recover from the January 2010 earthquake. Devising lists of measures needed to repair the state’s weaknesses is relatively easy, but formulating strategies to address those weaknesses is hard, and implementation is even harder. This report supports the development of a Haitian state-building strategy by identifying the main challenges to more capable governance, evaluating existing plans for strengthening government institutions and improving the delivery of public services, and proposing a realistic and carefully limited set of critical actions. The recommended priorities, in the areas of public administration, justice, security, economic policy, infrastructure, education, and health care, merit the greatest degree of Haiti’s and international donors’ policy attention and financial commitment

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International Investment Law and General International Law: From Clinical Isolation to Systemic Integration?

(Nomos 2011)

Rainer Hofmann

International Investment Law (IIL) is a highly specialized discipline, but does not exist in a legal vacuum. It is created, applied and interpreted in a context of general, legal concepts, including the law of treaties, State responsibility, diplomatic protection and State immunity. The contributions to this volume assess the interrelation between IIL and these areas of general international law. They provide evidence of IIL ‘opting out’ of the general framework, but also of integration and cross-fertilisation. Taken together, they illustrate the varied interactions between general international law and one of its most dynamic sub-areas.

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Spaces of Law in American Foreign Relations: Extradition and Extraterritoriality in the Borderlands and Beyond, 1877–1898

(Univ. of Georgia Press 2011)

Daniel S. Margolies

In the late nineteenth century the United States oversaw a great increase in extraterritorial claims, boundary disputes, extradition controversies, and transborder abduction and interdiction. In this sweeping history of the underpinnings of American empire, Daniel S. Margolies offers a new frame of analysis for historians to understand how novel assertions of legal spatiality and extraterritoriality were deployed in U.S. foreign relations during an era of increased national ambitions and global connectedness. Whether it was in the Mexican borderlands or in other hot spots around the globe, Margolies shows that American policy responded to disputes over jurisdiction by defining the space of law on the basis of a strident unilateralism. Especially significant and contested were extradition regimes and the exceptions carved within them. Extradition of fugitives reflected critical questions of sovereignty and the role of the state in foreign affairs during the run-up to overseas empire in 1898.

Using extradition as a critical lens, Spaces of Law in American Foreign Relations examines the rich embeddedness of questions of sovereignty, territoriality, legal spatiality, and citizenship and shows that U.S. hegemonic power was constructed in significant part in the spaces of law, not simply through war or trade.

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L’évolution du statut international de l’Allemagne depuis 1945

(Bruylant 2011)

Irène Couzigou

L’étude de l’évolution du statut international de l’Allemagne depuis 1945 apporte un éclairage particulier à la condition de l’État dans le droit international contemporain. Elle révèle la souplesse de l’institution étatique en démontrant que l’État allemand n’a jamais cessé d’exister. L’ouvrage aborde d’abord la question de la continuité de l’Allemagne occupée. L’État allemand ne disparaît pas du fait de la capitulation sans condition de l’armée allemande ou par debellatio. L’Etat allemand survit également aux mutations de son territoire et de sa population ainsi qu’à l’absence de gouvernement effectif allemand. L’occupation sui generis de l’Allemagne par les États-Unis, l’U.R.S.S., le Royaume-Uni et la France fait l’objet d’une analyse très fouillée. L’échec de l’occupation quadripartite aboutit à l’institution sur le territoire de l’Allemagne de la République fédérale d’Allemagne et de la République démocratique allemande. L’auteur retrace le processus d’autonomisation croissante des deux Républiques allemandes. Il étudie aussi le statut de Berlin et sa position par rapport à la R.F.A. et à la R.D.A.. L’ouvrage analyse ensuite les relations entretenues entre la R.F.A., la R.D.A. et l’Etat allemand. La R.F.A. défendit successivement deux théories de l’identité à l’Etat allemand, tandis que la R.D.A. adopta rapidement la thèse de l’extinction de l’Etat allemand. En épilogue, le déroulement de la réunification de l’Allemagne est analysé. L’effondrement du bloc communiste permet à la nation allemande d’exercer son droit à la réunification. Les pouvoirs d’occupation sont abrogés. La R.F.A., agrandie des territoires de l’ex-R.D.A. et de Berlin, constitue désormais un Etat souverain, reconnu comme étant le continuateur de l’Etat allemand.

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Das Übergangsrecht: Zur Rechtsetzungstätigkeit von Übergangsverwaltungen am Beispiel von UNMIK im Kosovo und dem OHR in Bosnien-Herzegowina

(Nomos 2011)

Juli Zeh

Die internationale Gemeinschaft involviert sich zunehmend in die Demokratisierung von Krisenstaaten wie z.B. Bosnien, Kosovo, Afghanistan oder Irak. Dabei werden die Rechtsordnungen der betroffenen Länder zu weiten Teilen revidiert. Internationale Behörden setzen sich an die Stelle von nationalem Gesetzgeber und Regierung und verwalten das Land mithilfe von Dekreten. Aus rechtlicher Sicht wurde dieses Engagement bislang kaum untersucht. Dabei sind die aufgeworfenen Fragen von erheblicher praktischer Relevanz und politischer Brisanz: Welcher Rechtscharakter kommt den Dekreten einer internationalen Übergangsverwaltung zu? Ist es möglich, dieses Übergangsrecht gerichtlich überprüfen zu lassen? Welchen Rechtsschutz können Bürger eines betroffenen Gebiets gegen die Gesetze der internationalen Verwaltung erlangen? Peacekeeping und nation building sind die wichtigsten Strategien zur Beilegung von Kriegen und Bürgerkriegen im 21. Jahrhundert. Juli Zeh unterzieht diese Strategien einer kritischen Untersuchung aus juristischer Perspektive und leistet damit Grundlagenarbeit zum rechtlichen Umgang mit einem hochpolitischen Phänomen.

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La charte africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples et le protocole y relatif portant création de la cour africaine des droits de l’homme: Commentaire article par article

(Bruylant 2011)

Maurice Kamto 

La Charte africaine des droits de l’homme et des Peuples adoptée le 27 juin 1981 à Naïrobi par la Conférence des Chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement de l’OUA, et entrée en vigueur le 21 octobre 1986, marque un tournant intellectuel dans la promotion et la protection des droits de l’homme. Par son originalité, qui se traduit notamment par son enracinement dans la culture africaine, elle constitue une contribution remarquable à l’arsenal juridique international en la matière. En s’ouvrant aux influences de ses devancières que sont la Convention européenne et la Convention américaine des droits de l’homme, elle reconnaît l’existence d’un socle commun des droits de l’homme tenant à l’universalité de l’espèce humaine.

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Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law

Volume 338

D. Thürer, International Humanitarian Law: Theory, Practice, Context

Volume 343

A. Abou-el-Wafa, Les différends internationaux concernant les frontières terrestres dans la jurisprudence de la Cour internationale de Justice

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University of Wisconsin

Recent Acquisitions, Vol. 37, Issue 6 (June 2011)

Money laundering law and regulation: a practical guide. By Robin Booth et al. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. 484 p.

TOPIC: CRIME, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND CRIMINAL LAW INFO: Money laundering law and regulation: a practical guide. By Robin Booth et al. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. 484 p. ISBN: 0199543038 CALL NUMBER: K/5223/M66/2011

Against the death penalty: international initiatives and implications. Edited by Jon Yorke. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2008. 314 p.

TOPIC: CRIME, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND CRIMINAL LAW INFO: Against the death penalty: international initiatives and implications. Edited by Jon Yorke. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2008. 314 p. ISBN: 0754674134 CALL NUMBER: K/5104/A94/2008

Matsui, Shigenori. The Constitution of Japan: a contextual analysis. Oxford, England: Hart Pub., 2011. 289 p.

TOPIC: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND HISTORY INFO: Matsui, Shigenori. The Constitution of Japan: a contextual analysis. Oxford, England: Hart Pub., 2011. 289 p. ISBN: 1841137928 CALL NUMBER: KNX/2070/M36/2011

Boilerplate clauses, international commercial contracts and the applicable law. Edited by Giuditta Cordero-Moss. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 403 p.

TOPIC: CONTRACTS (INCLUDING INSURANCE) INFO: Boilerplate clauses, international commercial contracts and the applicable law. Edited by Giuditta Cordero-Moss. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 403 p. ISBN: 0521197899 CALL NUMBER: K/845/S7/B65/2011

Grossi, Simona and Pagni, Maria Cristina. Commentary on the Italian code of civil procedure. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. 548 p.

TOPIC: CIVIL PROCEDURE INFO: Grossi, Simona and Pagni, Maria Cristina. Commentary on the Italian code of civil procedure. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. 548 p. ISBN: 0195372719 CALL NUMBER: KKH/1710/G76/2010

Chinese business law. Edited by Yuanshi Bu. Oxford, England: Hart Pub., 2010. 390 p.

TOPIC: COMMERCIAL LAW INFO: Chinese business law. Edited by Yuanshi Bu. Oxford, England: Hart Pub., 2010. 390 p. ISBN: 1849460582 CALL NUMBER: KNQ/920/C46/2010

Global administrative law: towards a lex administrativa. Edited by Javier Robalino-Orellana and Jaime Rodri?guez-Arana Munoz. London, England: Cameron May, 2010. 398 p.

TOPIC: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW INFO: Global administrative law: towards a lex administrativa. Edited by Javier Robalino-Orellana and Jaime Rodri?guez-Arana Munoz. London, England: Cameron May, 2010. 398 p. ISBN: 1907174044 CALL NUMBER: K/3400/G56/2010

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Osgood Hall Law Library: Recent Acquisitions for June 20-24, 2011

Osgood Hall Law Library: Recent Acquisitions for June 13-17, 2011

III. Journals (significan entries lost due to intranet malfunction)

LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 73: June 29, 2011

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Therasense v. Becton Dickinson: A First Impression

Jason Rantanen, University of Iowa – College of Law, University of California, Hastings – College of the Law
Lee Petherbridge, Loyola Law School Los Angeles

 

Post-Conflict Accountability and the Demands of Justice: Can Conditional Amnesties Take the Place of Criminal Prosecutions?

Antje du Bois-Pedain, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

 

Vietnam, China, and the United States: The Regulatory Framework of Mining Pollution and Water Quality

Heather Whitney, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The Decline of Public Discourse the Attack on Human Rights Commissions

Richard Moon, University of Windsor – Faculty of Law

 

Assessment of the New UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules of 2010

Rimantas Daujotas, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Beyond Adjudication: Resolving International Resource Disputes in an Era of Climate Change

Anna Spain, University of Colorado Boulder Law School

 

The Role of International Courts as Interpreters and Developers of the Law: Working Out the Jurisgenerative Practice of Interpretation

Ingo Venzke, University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Center for International Law

 

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws at Home and Abroad: Is an International Megan’s Law Good Policy?

Christopher King, Drexel University – Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University – Department of Psychology

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 31: June 29, 2011

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

 

Post-Conflict Accountability and the Demands of Justice: Can Conditional Amnesties Take the Place of Criminal Prosecutions?

Antje du Bois-Pedain, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

 

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

 

Criminalizing Cartels: A Global Trend?

Gregory C. Shaffer, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – School of Law
Nathaniel H. Nesbitt, University of Minnesota Law School

 

Cowboy and Bandits, International Society and National Disintegration

Issam A.W. Mohamed, Al-Neelain University – Department of Economics

 

Legality as a Rule of Customary International Law: Non-Retroactivity of Crimes and Punishments

Kenneth S. Gallant, UALR Bowen School of Law

 

The Contours of International Criminal Law: Customary Obligations as a Reason to Join the International Criminal Court

Emerson Lenon, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 58: June 29, 2011

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Negative and Positive Integration in EU Criminal Law Co-Operation

Wolfgang Wagner, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The European Union’s Trade Policy Response to the Crisis: Paradigm Lost or Reinforced?

Jan Orbie, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Ferdi De Ville, Ghent University – Centre for EU Studies

 

Managing Marine Litter: Exploring the Evolving Role of International and European Law in Confronting a Persistent Environmental Problem

Arie Trouwborst, Tilburg Law School, Tilburg Sustainability Center

 

Beyond Design- The Evolution of Europol and Eurojust

Madalina Busuioc, University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam – Faculty of Law, Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance
Martijn Groenleer, Delft University of Technology – Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management

 

Die Oxera-Studie zur Berechnung von Schäden Durch Kartellverstöße – Ein ‘Too Economic Approach?’ (The Oxera-Study on Quantifying Antitrust Damages – A ‘Too Economic Approach?’)

Petra Pohlmann, University of Muenster

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 54: Jun 29, 2011

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws at Home and Abroad: Is an International Megan’s Law Good Policy?

Christopher King, Drexel University – Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University – Department of Psychology

 

Khadr versus Canada: The Rule of Law Bows to the Rule of Men

Audrey Macklin, University of Toronto – Faculty of Law

 

Beyond Design- The Evolution of Europol and Eurojust

Madalina Busuioc, University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam – Faculty of Law, Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance
Martijn Groenleer, Delft University of Technology – Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management

 

Civil Litigation and International Terrorism: An UK-Israeli Reflection on the Role and Impact of US Styled Anti-Terrorism Litigation for the Prevention of Terrorism and the Protection of Human Rights

Sascha-Dominik Oliver Vladimir Bachmann, University of Portsmouth – School of Law

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South African Yearbook of International Law

(Vol. 34, 2009)

  • Africa and the International Criminal Court
    • Max du Plessis & Christopher Gevers, Making Amend(ment)s: South Africa and the International Criminal Court from 2009 to 2010
    • Nidal Nabil Jurdi, Some lessons on complementarity for the International Criminal Court Review Conference
    • Dire Tladi, The African Union and the International Criminal Court: The battle for the soul of international law
  • Articles
    • Shannon Bosch, Journalists: Shielded from the dangers of war in their pursuit of the truth?
    • Hennie Strydom, The responsibility of international organisations for conduct arising out of armed conflict situations
    • Christa Rautenback & Anel du Plessis, Fragmentation: Friend or foe in the effective implementation of the Cultural Diversity Convention in South Africa?

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New Zealand Yearbook of International Law

(Vol. 7, 2009)

  • Stefan Talmon, New Zealand’s Policy of Implied Recognition of States: One Step Ahead or Falling Behind?
  • Claire Breen, Law, Policy and Practice: The United Nations Collective Security Regime and the Contribution of the New Zealand Defence Force
  • Stephen R. Tully, Getting it Wrong or Being Ignored: Ten Words on Advice for Government Lawyers
  • Michael Bowman, Transcending the Fisheries Paradigm: Towards a Rational Approach to Determining the Future of the International Whaling Commission
  • Trevor Ryan, Sea Shepherd v Greenpeace? Comparing Anti-whaling Strategies in Japanese Courts
  • Joanna Mossop, Australia v Japan: Whaling in the International Court of Justice
  • Duncan French & Richard Kirkham, Complaint and Grievance Mechanisms in International Law: One Piece of the Accountability Jigsaw
  • Hannah Yiu, Jus Cogens, The Veto and the Responsibility to Protect: A New Perspective
  • K.J. Keith, Resolving International Disputes: The Role of the Courts

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American Review of International Arbitration

(Vol. 21, nos. 1-4, 2010)

  • Symposium: Arbitration and National Courts: Conflict and Cooperation
    • W. Michael Reisman & Heide Iravani, The Changing Relation of National Courts and International Commercial Arbitration
    • Alan Scott Rau, Understanding (and Misunderstanding) “Primary Jurisdiction”
    • Dominique T. Hascher, Injunctions in Favor of and Against Arbitration
    • Pierre Mayer, The Second Look Doctrine: The European Perspective
    • Andrea K. Bjorklund, Sovereign Immunity as a Barrier to the Enforcement of Investor-State Arbitral Awards: The Re-Politicization of International Investment Disputes
    • W. Laurence Craig, The Arbitrator’s Mission and the Application of Law in International Commercial Arbitration
    • Anthony Evans, Arbitration and the Role of Law
    • Leonard H. Hoffmann, Arbitrators and the Courts
    • Mariano Gomezperalta Casali, Representation of State Parties in Investment Arbitration

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Global Jurist

(June 30, 2011)

Advances

The Principle of Neutrality and “Islamic International Law” (Siyar)

Anke I. Bouzenita

The Ambiguous Concept of Product Defectiveness and the Business Risk: Different Approaches of European and U.S. Courts Comparing the Producer’s and User’s Behaviour

Eleonora Rajneri

Topics

Game Theory as a Yardstick for Antitrust Leniency Policy: the US, EU, and Italian Experiences in a Comparative Perspective

Amedeo Arena

Legal Aid, Accessible Courts or Legal Information? Three Access to Justice Strategies Compared

Maurits Barendrecht

Property Rights over Money: the Italian Perspective and English Law

Ilaria Amelia Caggiano

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Journal of Private International Law

(Vol. 7, no. 1, April 2011)

  • S.I. Strong Jurisdictional Discovery in Transnational Litigation: Extraterritorial Effects of United States Federal Practice
  • Jonathan Fitchen, Authentic Instruments and European Private International Law in Civil and Commercial Matters: Is Now the Time to Break New Ground?
  • Zheng Sophia Tang, Consumer Collective Redress in European Private International Law
  • Burcu Yüksel, The Relevance of the Rome I Regulation to International Commercial Arbitration in the European Union
  • Guangjian Tu & Muchi Xu, Contractual Conflicts in the People’s Republic of China: The Applicable Law in the Absence of Choice
  • Maebh Harding, The Harmonisation of Private International Law in Europe: Taking the Character Out of Family Law?

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Journal of International Arbitration

(Vol. 28, no. 3, June 2011)

  • Maria Hook, Arbitration Agreements and Anational Law: A Question of Intent?
  • Kanaga Dharmananda & Raphaël de Vietri, Impartiality and the Issue of Repeat Arbitrators — A Reply to Slaoui
  • Jeff Waincymer, International Arbitration and the Duty to Know the Law
  • Inae Yang, Nurdin Jivraj v. Sadruddin Hashwani: The English Court of Appeal Erects a Regulatory Barrier to Appointment of Arbitrators in the Name of Anti-Discrimination
  • Ahmad Alkhamees, International Arbitration and Shari’a Law: Context, Scope, and Intersections
  • Erica Stein, Polimaster Ltd. v. RAE Systems, Inc.: My Place or Yours? But Not Both
  • Sarosh Zaiwalla, Are Arbitrators Not Human? Are They from Mars? Why Should Arbitrators be a Separate Species?
  • Ximena Bustamante Vásconez, The Mediated Settlement Agreement — The Ecuadorian Experience

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World Trade Review

(Vol. 10, no. 1, January 2011)

  • Seventh report of the American Law Institute project on World Trade Organization Case Law covering 2009-2011
    • Henrik Horn & Petros C. Mavroidis, Introduction
    • Bernard Hoekman & Jasper Wauters, US Compliance with WTO Rulings on Zeroing in Anti-Dumping
    • Thomas J. Prusa & Edwin Vermulst, United States – Continued Existence and Application of Zeroing Methodology: the end of Zeroing?
    • Kamal Saggi & Joel P. Trachtman, Incomplete Harmonization Contracts in International Economic Law: Report of the Panel, China – Measures Affecting the Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
    • Robert Howse, China – Measures Affecting the Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
    • Paola Conconi & Joost Pauwelyn, Trading Cultures: Appellate Body Report on China–Audiovisuals (WT/DS363/AB/R, adopted 19 January 2010)
    • Frieder Roessler, Appellate Body Ruling in China–Publications and Audiovisual Products
    • Gene M. Grossman & Alan O. Sykes, ‘Optimal’ Retaliation in the WTO – a commentary on the Upland Cotton Arbitration

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Eyes on the ICC

(Vol. 7, 2010-2011)

  • Lenore F. Horton, Prosecutorial Discretion before International Criminal Courts and Perceptions of Justice: How Expanded Prosecutorial Independence Can Increase the Accountability of International Actors
  • Anthony Diala, Victims’ Justice and Re-Characterizing the Facts in the Lubanga Trial at the ICC
  • Elizabeth Kimundi, Post-Election Crisis in Kenya and the Implications for the International Criminal Court’s Development as a Legitimate Institution
  • Kristin Gallagher, Towards a Gender-Inclusive Definition of Child Soldiers: The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo
  • Jennifer Lincoln, Nullum Crimen Sine Lege in International Criminal Tribunal Jurisprudence: The Problem of the Residual Category of Crime
  • Abadir M. Ibrahim, The International Criminal Court in Light of Controlling Factors of the Effectiveness of International Human Rights Mechanisms
  • Aurora Elizabeth Bewicke, What Did Victims Achieve in Kampala? Reviewing the ICC Review Conference in Relation to Victims

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Journal of International Maritime Law

(Vol. 16, no. 5, 2010)

  • Andrew Tettenborn, Emotional trauma at sea, California-style – The Eva Danielsen 2010 AMC 1782
  • Proshanto K. Mukherjee & Abhinayan Basu Bal, The impact of the volume contract concept on the global community of shippers: the Rotterdam Rules in perspective
  • Francesco Munari & Andrea La Mattina, The Rotterdam Rules and their implications for environmental protection
  • Richard Zwitser, Cash against mate’s receipt under the Rotterdam Rules

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Journal of International Economic Law

(Vol. 14, no. 1, March 2011)

  • Steve Charnovitz, What is International Economic Law?
  • Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, International Economic Law, ‘Public Reason’, and Multilevel Governance of Interdependent Public Goods
  • Matthew Kennedy, Two Single Undertakings—Can the WTO Implement the Results of a Round?
  • Pasha L. Hsieh, The China–Taiwan ECFA, Geopolitical Dimensions and WTO Law
  • Julie A. Maupin, MFN-based Jurisdiction in Investor–State Arbitration: Is There Any Hope for a Consistent Approach?

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Climate and Development

Volume 3, Number 2, 2011

Climate change and the Rio +20 summit: A developing country perspective
pp. 89-93(5)
Author: Sanwal, Mukul

From adaptation to climate-resilient development: The costs of climate-proofing the Millennium Development Goals in Africa
pp. 94-113(20)
Authors: Fankhauser, Samuel; Schmidt-Traub, Guido

Climate variability and maize yield in the Limpopo region of South Africa: Results from GME and MELE methods
pp. 114-122(9)
Authors: Akpalu, Wisdom; Rashid, Hassan M.; Ringler, Claudia

Would preferential access measures be sufficient to overcome current barriers to CDM projects in least developed countries?
pp. 123-142(20)
Authors: Castro, Paula; Michaelowa, Axel

Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change: What scope for payments for environmental services?
pp. 143-158(16)
Authors: Wertz-Kanounnikoff, Sheila; Locatelli, Bruno; Wunder, Sven; Brockhaus, Maria

Neoliberalism, the production of vulnerability and the hobbled state: Systemic barriers to climate adaptation
pp. 159-174(16)
Author: Fieldman, Glenn

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World Trade Review

(Vol. 10, no. 2, April 2011)

  • Emily Barrett Lydgate, Consumer preferences and the National Treatment Principle: emerging environmental regulations prompt a new look at an old problem
  • Sherzod Shadikhodjaev, International regulation of free zones: an analysis of multilateral customs and trade rules
  • Valentin Zahrnt, Transparency of complex regulation: how should WTO trade policy reviews deal with sanitary and phytosanitary policies?
  • Paul Brenton, Christian Saborowski, Cornelia Staritz & Erik von Uexkull, Assessing the adjustment implications of trade policy changes using the Tariff Reform Impact Simulation Tool (TRIST)

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The Modern Law Review

Volume 74, Issue 4 (July 2011)

ARTICLES

Creative Commons Licences, the Copyright Regime and the Online Community: Is there a Fatal Disconnect? (pages 503–531)

Susan Corbett

Article first published online: 4 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2230.2011.00858.x

The Death of Socio-Economic Rights (pages 532–554)

Paul O’Connell

Article first published online: 4 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2230.2011.00859.x

LEGISLATION

Does the Emperor Have Financial Crisis Clothes? Reflections on the Legal Basis of the European Banking Authority (pages 581–595)

Elaine Fahey

Article first published online: 4 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2230.2011.00861.x

CASES

Guiding Principles for Directorial Conflicts of Interest: Re Allied Business and Financial Consultants Ltd; O’Donnell v Shanahan (pages 596–607)

Deirdre Ahern

Article first published online: 4 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2230.2011.00862.x

REVIEWS

Foucault’s Monsters and the Challenge of Law. By Andrew Sharpe (pages 639–642)

Ben Golder

Article first published online: 4 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2230.2011.00865-2.x

New Technologies and Human Rights. By Thérèse Murphy (ed) (pages 642–647)

Mark Flear

Article first published online: 4 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2230.2011.00865-3.x

The Endurance of National Constitutions. By Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton (pages 647–651)

Yaniv Roznai

Article first published online: 4 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2230.2011.00865-4.x

Competition Law and the Enforcement of Article 102. By Federico Etro and Ioannis Kokkoris (pages 651–655)

John Townsend

Article first published online: 4 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2230.2011.00865-5.x

Constitutional Theocracy. By Ran Hirschl (pages 655–660)

Julian Rivers

Article first published online: 4 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2230.2011.00865-6.x

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USA WEB ALERT

U.S. Reference Service, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy in Australia

June 2011

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Ingentaconnect InTouch

“International Law” Notifications

July 7, 2011

IV. Cases and Developments

PROCEEDINGS INSTITUTED IN A DISPUTE BETWEEN PANAMA AND GUINEABISSAU REGARDING THE OIL TANKER VIRGINIA G, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, ITLOS/Press 168 (5 July 2011)

 

A. OXFORD REPORTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW

Jogi v Voges and ors, Appeal judgment, 480 F3d 822 (7th Cir 2007); ILDC 808 (US 2007)

Subject(s): Diplomacy and consular relations – Law of treaties – Relationship between international and domestic law Keyword(s): Aliens, treatment – Consular relations – International law and domestic law, direct effect – International law and domestic law, incorporation – Remedies – Remedies, private—for violation of international law – Travaux préparatoires – Treaties, application – Treaties, interpretation

Posted – 7 July 2011

Gschwind v Czech Republic, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/99/D/1742/2007; IHRL 3662 (UNHRC 2010)

Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Compensation – Discrimination – Exhaustion of local remedies – Human rights, equality before the law – Human rights, right to non-discrimination – Restitution

Posted – 6 July 2011

Prosecutor v Ademi and Norac, Decision for referral to the authorities of the Republic of Croatia pursuant to Rule 11bis, Case no IT-04-78-PT; ICL 124 (ICTY 2005)

Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): Capital punishment – Human rights, right to fair trial – International courts and tribunals, jurisdiction – International criminal law, procedure – International criminal law, sentencing – International criminal law, witnesses

Posted – 6 July 2011

Immobiliare Saffi v Italy, Admissibility, merits and just satisfaction, App no 22774/93; ECHR 1999-V; IHRL 3580 (ECHR 1999)

Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, right to fair trial – Human rights, right to property

Posted – 5 July 2011

Hernandez v Philippines, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/99/D/1559/2007; IHRL 3659 (UNHRC 2010)

Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Duty to prosecute – Exhaustion of local remedies – Human rights, right to effective remedy – Human rights, right to life – International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims – Responsibility of states

Posted – 2 July 2011

Guerra de la Espriella v Colombia, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/98/D/1623/2007; IHRL 3661 (UNHRC 2010) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Due process – Exhaustion of local remedies – Human rights, right to fair trial – Posted July 30, 2011

B. INTER-AMERICAN COURT ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The IACHR published today (30 June 2011) the following letters of submission of Cases to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the Merits Reports of those Cases:

Case 12.651, César Alberto Mendoza et al. (Juveniles Sentenced to Life Time Imprisonment)

Posted – June 29, 2011

C. REFWORLD

SW (lesbians – HJ and HT applied) Jamaica v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber): Posted – 30 June 2011

Ali (s. 76 – “liable to deportation”) Pakistan v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) – Posted 30 June 2011

Omotunde (best interests – Zambrano applied – Razgar) Nigeria v. Secretary of State for the Home Department Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) – Posted 30 June 2011

D. EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Execution of judgment Ravon and others v. France (18497/03), new retroactive appeal of search order in tax investigation raises questions (from European Court of Human Rights News)

Judgment Moulin v. France (37104/06), Lawyer detained for 5 days in police custody without being brought before a judge : violation of article 5-3 (from European Court of Human Rights News) Posted 30 June 2011

Execution of judgment Clement v. France (37876/02) : further violation of art.6-1 might not be prevented by general measures  (from European Court of Human Rights News) Posted 29 June 2011

Case Ouardiri v. Switzerland (65840/09) : Forbidden to build minaret in Switzerland under the Constitution : communicated (from European Court of Human Rights News) Posted 29 June 2011

E. Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts (CLOUT)

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts (CLOUT), U.N. Doc. A/CN.9/SER.C/ABSTRACTS/108 (12 May 2011)

Cases relating to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign ArbitralAwards (NYC) and the UNCITRAL Model Arbitration Law (MAL)

  • Case 1060: MAL 31(2) Germany: Oberlandesgericht Celle, 8 Sch 6/05 (6 October 2005)
  • Case 1061: MAL 34(1) Germany: Bundesgerichtshof, III ZB 53/03 (27 May 2004)
  • Case 1062: MAL 12(2), 13 Germany: Oberlandesgericht Köln, 9 Sch (H) 22/03
  • (2 April 2004)
  • Case 1063: MAL 35(1), 36(1)(b)(ii) Germany: Bayerisches Oberstes Landesgericht,
  • 4Z Sch 17/03 (20 November 2003)
  • Case 1064: MAL [16], 35(1) Germany: Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht in Bremen,
  • 2 Sch 4/01 (10 January 2002)
  • Case 1065: MAL 7, 8 NYC II Australia: Federal Court of Australia
  • (APC Logistics Pty Ltd v CJ Nutracon Pty Ltd [2007] FCA 136) (16 February 2007)
  • Case 1066: MAL 8, NYC II Australia: Federal Court of Australia (Walter Rau Neusser
  • Oel und Fett AG v Cross Pacific Trading Ltd [2005] FCA 1102) (15 August 2005)
  • Case 1067: NYC VI Australia: New South Wales Supreme Court (Hallen v Angeldal [1999]
  • NSWSC 552) (10 June 1999)

F. GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR

Cambodia: Genocide Tribunal Begins Hearings in New Trial

War crimes – The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country’s late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. (from Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor) Posted – June 29, 2011

Morocco: New Constitution Drafted

Constitutional law – On June 17, 2011, the King of Morocco outlined the changes offered in a new constitution that will be voted on in a referendum scheduled for July 1, 2011. (from Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor) Posted – June 29, 2011  (also In Custodia Legis)

V. Blogs/reviews/comment (select items)

Kate Clark, Calling the Taliban to Account, Foreign Policy (July 6, 2011)

Mark Martins, NATO Stands Up Rule of Law Field Support Mission, Lawfare (July 6, 2011)

Una Moore, The Rise of Afghanistan’s Fearless Young Feminists, UN Dispatch (July 6, 2011)

Otto Spijkers, Netherlands Responsible for the Death of three Men in Srebrenica, Invisible College Blog (6 July 2011)

Gleider Hernández and Thomas Liefländer, Can Gaddafi invoke self-defence against NATO; have NATO leaders committed the crime of aggression?, EJIL: Talk! (July 6, 2011)

Kenneth Anderson, The Spread of Military Drone Technology, The Volokh Conspiracy (July 6, 2011)

Tom Burn, Japan’s Coral Reefs – Fragile and Needing Protection, FCO Blogs (6 July 2011)

Natasha Elkington, Update on the Refugee Camp That Now Lives in the Sky, AlertNet Blogs (6 July 2011)

Ingrid Wuerth, Foreign Officials Immunity Determinations in U.S. Courts: The Case Against the State Department, Opinio Juris (July 6, 2011)

Deborah Pearlstein, Sorting Through the Somali Case, Balkinization (July 6, 2011)

Jonathan Alder, Dawn Johnson on Yoo v. Koh, The Volokh Conspiracy (July 6, 2011)

Dawn Johnson, Different Kinds of Wrong: The Difference Between Obama’s Libya Policy and Bush’s Torture Policy, Slate (July 5, 2011)

Michael Lucivero, Providing Food Aid to the Horn of Africa, Foreign Policy Association (July 5, 2011)

Catherine Shakdam, Airstrikes in South Yemen, Foreign Policy Association (July 5, 2011)

Max du Plessis and Christopher Gevers, South Africa’s support for AU’s Libya resolution is distasteful, unseemly and unconstitutional, War and Law (5 July 2011)

Robert Chesney, Breaking News: Overseas Military Capture, Extended Interrogation, and Civilian Criminal Prosecution in New York City: US v. Warsame as the Model Case?, Lawfare (July 5, 2011)

mew, U.S. Actions on North Korea and the Western Balkans, International Law Prof Blog (July 5, 2011)

Dapo Akande, UK Case on Complicity by UK Intelligence Agencies in Torture Abroad, EJIL: Talk! (July 5, 2011)

Roger Alford, Antisuit Injunctions and International Law, Opinio Juris (July 5, 2011)

Richard Falk, Sabotaging Flotilla II: Waging War Against Civil Society, Citizen Pilgrimage (July 4, 2011)

Mia Bennett, Russia, Like Other Arctic States, Solidifying Northern Military Presence, Foreign Policy Association (July 4, 2011)

Louis M. Solomon, Illinois Federal District Court Upholds ATS Claim Against Banks for Aiding and Abetting Genocide by Looting, OneWorld: International Practice Blog (July 4, 2011)

Graeme Hall, The Human Rights Roundup, UK Human Rights Blog (July 4, 2011)

Diane Marie Amann, AU v. ICC, Yet Another Round, IntLawGrrls (July 3, 2011)

Rebecca Bratspies, IntLawGrrls Join Other International Law Professors to Weigh In On Transnational Environmental Law Case, IntLawGrrls (July 2, 2011)

Chris Borgen, Solicitor General Files Brief Supporting Stay of Execution in VCCR Case, Opinio Juris (July 2, 2011)

Peter Spiro, Too Bad Administrations WPR “Hostilities” Gambit Isn’t Working (It Might Have), Opinio Juris (July 2, 2011)

Marcos Simons, Inspiring African Human Rights Lawyers Meet and Plan at Cameroon Conference, EarthRights International (July 1, 2011)

EarthRights International, ERI Files Brief Supporting Case Against Nestle for Alleged Child Slave Labor Abuses, EarthRights International (July 1, 2011)

UN Watch, UN Chief: Conference on Disarmament is the “Undisputed Home of International Arms Control Efforts”, UN Watch (July 1, 2011)

Eric Reeves,  Abyei and South Kordofan: Why Our Diplomatic ‘Successes’ in Sudan Are Actually Failures, The New Republic (June 30, 2011)

James Bickford, Opinion Analysis: No Jurisdiction of Foreign Companies, SCOTUSBlog (June 30, 2011)

William Harris, Lebanon’s Day in Court, Foreign Affairs (June 30, 2011)

Brian Evans, Who Cares About Treaty Obligations? Not Texas., Human Rights Now (Amnesty)(June 30, 2011)

Joseph Weiler, 60 Years Since the First European Community – Reflections on Political Messianism, EJIL: Talk! (June 30, 2011)

Robert Chesney, JSOC Drone Strike on al-Shabab in Somalia and the Underlying War Powers Issue, Lawfare (June 30, 2011)

Eveline van Trigt, The EU as a Democratice Polity in International Law, Peace Palace Library (June 30, 2011)

Dan Farber, The Supreme Court on Climate Torts – A Second Look, Legal Planet (June 30, 2011)

Thijs Bouwknegt, Gaddafi Need Not Fear The ICC Libyan Leader Muammar, International Criminal Law Bureau (June 30, 2011)

Rosalind English, No Removal of Foreign Criminals to Failed States, UK Human Rights Blog (June 30, 2011)

H. Nanjala Nyabola, The Politics of Law: Libya and the West, Pambazuka News (June 29, 2011)

Peter Spiro, Too Bad Administration’s WPR “Hostilities” Gambit Isn’t Working (It Might Have), Opinio Juris (June 29, 2011)

David Scheffer, Justice League: The Case for Calling Off the Tomahawks and Brining Muammar al-Qaddafi to the Hague, Argument (Foreign Policy)(June 29, 2011)

Richard Falk, International Criminal Court Plays Politics? The Qaddafi Arrest Warrants, Citizen Pilgrimage (June 29, 2011)

CIEL, Glacial Progress at June Climate Talks in Bonn: Public Frozen Out, CIEL Worldview (June 29, 2011)

Dan Lashof, President Obama is Writing the Climate Legacy of His First Term Now, NRDC Switchboard (June 29, 2011)

Akhil Reed Amar, Bomb Away, Mr. President: Legally and constitutionally, Obama’s Libya policy is on firm ground, Slate (June 29, 2011)

VI. Gray Literature (select items)

Jeremy J. Ghez, Alliances in the 21st Century: Implications for the US-European Partnership, Rand Corporation (RSS Feed – June 30, 2011)

UNHCR, Reaching Out to Refugees Persecuted for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, UNHCR (29 June 2011)

VII. Podcasts/Videos

Melissa Block, Case of Terrorism Suspect Raises Legal Questions, All Things Considered (NPR)(July 6, 2011)

CNN Wire Staff, Bosnian Serb Genocide Suspect Mladic Refuses to Enter Plea, CNN (July 4, 2011)

General Assembly: An informal thematic debate on “The United Nations in global governance”, Opening and Panel I, United Nations Webcast (28 June 2011)

General Assembly: An informal thematic debate on “The United Nations in global governance”, Panel II, United Nations Webcast (28 June 2011)

VIII. Documents/Negotiations/Practice

Journal of the United Nations

JOURNAL NO.2011/128

Publication Date: Wednesday, 6 July 2011
[ English (227K) | French (243K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/127

Publication Date: Saturday, 2 July 2011
[ English (124K) | French (141K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/126

Publication Date: Friday, 1 July 2011
[ English (163K) | French (165K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/125

Publication Date: Thursday, 30 June 2011
English (198K) | French (200K) ]

African Union, Decisions Adopted During the 17th African Union Summit (1 July 2011)

Human Rights Council, Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council, 17/5 Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, U.N. Doc. A/HRC/RES/17/5 (1 July 2011)

UN Secretary-General (UNSG), Guidance Note of the Secretary General: The United Nations and Statelessness (June 2011).

Resolution 1993 (2011)[extending ICTY judicial terms], U.N. Doc. S/RES/1993/2011 (29 June 2011)

IISD Reporting Services, General Assembly Debates Global Governance, Sustainable Development Policy & Practice (30 June 2011)

UNFCCC, SYNTHESIS AND ASSESSMENT REPORT ON THE GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORIES SUBMITTED IN 2011, U.N. Doc. FCCC/WEB/SAI/2011 (27 June 2011)

UN Security Council, The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security : report of the Secretary-General, 23 June 2011, A/65/873–S/2011/381 [accessed 30 June 2011]

UN Human Rights Council, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism, Martin Scheinin : ten areas of best practices in countering terrorism, 22 December 2010, A/HRC/16/51 [accessed 30 June 2011]

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Minister Baird Expresses Disappointment Over North Korea’s Chairmanship of the UN Conference on Disarmament, Press Release (June 30, 2011)

U.N. Economic Commission for Europe, Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, Report of the Legal Board on its eighth meeting, U.N. Doc. ECE/MP.WAT/AC.4/2011/2 (17 June 2011)

Human Rights Council, Report of the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, Mission to Australia (7–11 February 2011) and Solomon Islands (14–18 February 2011), U.N. Doc. A/HRC/17/37/Add.1 (25 May 2011)

IX. Press Releases/Newsletters (select items)

ICTSD, Bridges Weekly Trade News Digest (6 July 2011)

RNW, International Justice Tribune, Radio Netherlands Worldwide (6 July 2011)

OHCHR, First Visit to South Africa by UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, UN Human Rights (5 July 2011)

Prosecutor for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Confirmation of Indictment Shows that the Prosecutor’s Investigation Relies on Credible Evidence (4 July 2011)

American Society of International Law, IL.post (June 30, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Linkages Update #171 (30 June 2011)

Organization of American States, Permanent Council Continues Debate of Ideas on How to Strengthen the Inter-American Democratic Charter (June 29, 2011)

Security Council Report, Monthly Forecast, July 2011 (June 29, 2011)

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Bridges Weekly Trade News Digest (29 June 2011)

AfriMAP, As the AU Meets in Malabo, Civil Society Rates Governance in Africa, Africa Governance Monitoring and Adovcacy Project (Jun 27, 2011)

FIELD, Impact Report (May 2011)

X. Media (select sources/select items)

A. News Aggregators

 

B. International News Sources

C. A Selection of Stories

Johnny Hogg, U.N. Says Congo Mass Rapes May Constitute War Crimes, Reuters (July 6, 2011)

Ken Dilanian, Somali Terror Suspect Secretly Held on Navy Ship for Two Months, Los Angeles Times (July 6, 2011)

CNN Wire Staff, Russia, France Spare Over Syria, CNN (July 6, 2011)

Andrew Heavens, Sudan Seen Massing Troops in Oil State, U.N. Staff Blocked, Reuters (July 6, 2011)

Kristen Allen, Other Nations Will Follow Denmarks Example, Spiegel Online (6 July 2011)

Raffaela Wakeman, Today’s Headline and Commentary, Lawfare (July 6, 2011)

Paul Eckert, Myanmar Envoy Seeks Asylum, U.S. Pressure on Rulers, Reuters (July 5, 2011)

CNN Wire Staff, Arab League Chief Acknowledges Change, Vows Libya Probe, CNN (July 5, 2011)

Geraldine Coughlin, ICC urged to extend Libya investigation to NATO and AU, Radio Netherlands (5 July 2011)

Megan Davis, Palestine U.N. Membership A Debate for Council in July, Reuters (July 5, 2011)

Charlie Savage and Eric Schmitt, U.S. To Prosecute Somali Suspect in Civilian Court, New York Times (July 5, 2011)

Raffaela Wakeman, Today’s Headline and Commentary, Lawfare (July 5, 2011)

Reuters, Huge Rare Earth Deposits Found in Pacific: Japan, Reuters (July 5, 2011)(also Nature Geoscience)

Crispin Balmer, Gaza Flotilla a Foretaste of Future Diplomatic Furor, Reuters (July 5, 2011)

Raffaela Wakeman, Today’s Headline and Commentary, Lawfare (July 4, 2011)

CNN Wire Staff, U.N. Cheers, Palestinians Dismiss a Greek Offer to Ship Aid to Gaza, CNN (July 4, 2011)

Jeremy Clarke and Alex Dziadosz, Sudan’s Two Capitals Already World’s Apart, Reuters (July 4, 2011)

Shirzad Bozorgmehr, Iran to Prosecute 26 American Officals, MP Says, CNN (July 4, 2011)(also Reuters)

CNN Wire Staff, African Union: Members Will Not Cooperate with Gadhafi Warrant, CNN (July 4, 2011)

Reuters, China Presses Japan Over Sea Row as Tokyo Voices Concern, Reuters (July 4, 2011)

Raffaela Wakeman, Today’s Headline and Commentary, Lawfare (July 3, 2011)

Raffaela Wakeman, Today’s Headline and Commentary, Lawfare (July 2, 2011)

CNN Wire Staff, Gadhafi Threatens to Take War to Europe, CNN (July 2, 2011)

CNN Wire Staff, Gaza Flotilla Ship Halted in Greece, CNN (July 1, 2011)

CNN Wire Staff, Arab Unrest – Country By Country, CNN (July 1, 2011)

Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt, U.S. Expands Its Drone War Into Somalia, New York Times (July 1, 2011)

Reuters, Sudan: President Vows to Fights, New York Times (July 1, 2011)(also Aljazeera)

UN Insider, UN Direct (July 1, 2011)

Reuters, African Union to Host Libya Ceasefire Talks, AlertNet (1 July 2011)

UN News Service, Convention on Environment and Human Rights Crucial for Ecological Protection – Ban, UN News Centre (1 July 2011)

Zach Zagger, Ivory Coast Issues International Arrest Warrants for Gbagbo Aids, Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst (July 1, 2011)

Julia Zebley, UN Urges Texas to Halt Execution of Mexican National, Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst (July 1, 2011)

Tania Branigan, Thai Leader Accused of Using Cambodia Temple Row from Election Gain, guardian.co.uk (July 1, 2011)

UN News Service, Asia-Pacific States Agree At UN Meeting to Cooperate on Disaster Risk Reduction, UN News Centre (1 July 2011)

Peter Finn and Del Quentin Wilber, Guantanamo Detainees See Legal Progressed Reversed, Washington Post (July 1, 2011)

Julia Zebley, UN Rights Chief Says Middle East Revolutions Show International Desire for Human Rights, Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst (July 1, 2011)

Associated Press, Dali Lama Calls Chinese Insistence on Picking His Successor “a Disgrace”, WORLD (July 1, 2011)

Associated Press, Bolivia Formally Renounces UN Narcotics Convention Because It Penalizes Coca-Leaf Chewing, WORLD (July 1, 2011)

Associated Press, Brazil, Japan Say 100 Support UN Reforms that Would Expand the Security Council, WORLD (July 1, 2011)

Geoffrey Wheatcroft, How the British Nearly Supported the Confederacy, NYTimes Sunday Book Review (June 30, 2011)

UN Insider, UN Direct (June 30, 2011)

Deborah Zabarenko, Polar Bears Threatened Status Upheld in US Court, AlertNet (30 June 2011)(als Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst)

Aljazeera, US Extends Drone Strikes to Somalia, Aljazeera (30 June 2011)

UN News Service, Greek Austerity Measures Could Violate Human Rights: UN Expert Says, UN News Centre (30 June 2011)

Associated Press, UN: China Should Arrest Al-Bashir, NPR (June 30, 2011)(also Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst)

Maureen Cosgrove, Former Khmer Rouge Leader Promises Cooperation with Genocide Court, Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst (June 30, 2011)

Kevin Flower and Kareem Khadder, Gaza flotilla sabotaged, organizer says, CNN (June 30, 2011)

Rima Maktabi, Tribunal Issues Indictments in Lebanese PM Hariri’s Killing, CNN (June 30, 2011)(also BBC, Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst)

Simon Cameron-Moore, Irish Activists Say Israel Sabatoged Flotilla Vessel, Reuters (June 30, 2011)

Tim Cocks, Ivory Coast Has an Urgent Need to Restore Order – UN, Reuters (June 30, 2011)

Reuters, Sudan Grants U.N. Limited Access to Tense Border Area, Reuters (June 30, 2011)

UPI, Mercosur Pushes for Early EU Trade Pact, UPI.com (June 30, 2011)

Anuradha Mittal, Jeff Furman, Frederic Mousseau, Land Investment Deals in Africa: Say No Way!, Pambazuka News (June 30, 2011)

Yash Tandon, Kleptocratic Capitalism: Challenges of the Green Economy for Sustainable Africa, Pambazuka News (June 30, 2011)

Yohannes Woldemariam, The Balkanization of Sudan and the Role of Meddlers, Pambazuka News (June 30, 2011)

Aaron Tesfaye, The Emerging New Nile Basin Regime, Pambazuka News (June 30, 2011)

Associated Press, China Objects to France Arming Libyan Civilians Besiged by Gadafi’s Forces, WORLD (June 30, 2011)

RFE, African Union Condemns French Arms Drop to Libyan Rebels, Radio Free Europe (June 30, 2011)

Reuters, Pakistan Ends U.S. Use of Base for Drone Attacks – FT, AlertNet (30 June 2011)(also Aljazeera)

Joby Warwick, Iran Facing New U.S. Sanctions, Washington Post (June 30, 2011)

Jason Burke, Riyadh Will Build Nuclear Weapons If Iran Gets Them, Saudi Prince Warns, guardian.co.uk (29 June 2011)

Barbara Crossette, At an Arctic Outpost, Rapidly Melting Ice and Rising Sea Levels, The Interdependent (June 29, 2011)

Keith Bradshear, The Fear of a Toxic Return, New York Times (June 29, 2011)

Andrew E. Kramer, Arrests in Moldova Over Possible Uranium Smuggling, New York Times (June 29, 2011)

UN Insider, SG welcomes Sudan agreement, expresses concern over civilian casualties in Afghanistan and more, UN Direct (June 29, 2011)

Louis Charbonneau, Arming Rebels Does Not Violate UN Sanctions – France, AlertNet (29 June 2011)

UN News Service, Human rights concerns persist in new anti-terrorism sanctions regime – UN expert, UN News Centre (29 June 2011)

Jeremy Clarke and Khalid Abdelaziz, North, south Sudan agree on demilitarized border zone, AlertNet (29 June 2011)(also Reuters)

Maureen Cosgrove, ICTR Transfers Case of Former Pastor to Rwanda Court, Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst (June 29, 2011)

UPI, Iran Begins Shelling Anew Inside Iraq, UPI.com (June 29, 2011)

Ken Dilanian, U.S. counter-terrorism strategy to rely on surgical strikes, unmanned drones, Los Angeles Times (June 29, 2011)

John Washburn, Hearing Women’s Voices Loud and Clear in the Hague, The Interdependent (June 28, 2011)

Maggie Osama, Egypt – Military Pledges to Stop Forced “Virginity Tests”, WUNRN (27 June 2011)

GJ, APC’s Spark Debate Over Internet Rights at UN, APC (27 June 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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