Anton’s Weekly Digest of International Law, Vol. 2, No. 27 (14 July 2011)

Anton’s Weekly Digest of
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Vol. 2, No. 27
(14 July 2011)




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

TranState Working Paper, 149, Collaborative Research Center 597 Transformations of the State Bremen
Christopher J. Paun 
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), University of Bremen
Date Posted: July 13, 2011

Gustavo Ribeiro 
Date Posted: July 13, 2011

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 4, 2011
Saira Mohamed 
University of California, Berkeley – School of Law
Date Posted: July 13, 2011

Daniel A. Farber 
University of California, Berkeley – School of Law
Date Posted: July 12, 2011

Arroyo Zapatero, Nieto Martin, Muñoz de Morales: EL DERECHO PENAL EUROPEO: SITUACIÓN ACTUAL Y PERSPECTIVAS DE FUTURO, pp. 291-323, ed., UCLM, Cuencia, 2007
Marta Muñoz de Morales Romero 
Institute of European and International Criminal Law (UCLM)
Date Posted: July 12, 2011

Wayne Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 1, Spring 2002
Jamie Cameron 
Osgoode Hall Law School – York University
Date Posted: July 12, 2011

International Catalan Institute for Peace, Working Paper No. 2010/2
Joan Sánchez Montero 
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 12, 2011

Revista Española de Derecho Europeo, No. 19, pp. 437-471, 2006
Marta Muñoz de Morales Romero 
Institute of European and International Criminal Law (UCLM)
Date Posted: July 12, 2011

Santa Clara Journal of International Law, Vol. 9, p. 251, 2011, Chapman University Law Research Paper
Donald J. Kochan 
Chapman University – School of Law
Date Posted: July 12, 2011

Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Vol. 36, pp. 1011-1073, 2011, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 240
Dana Brakman Reiser and Claire Kelly 
Brooklyn Law School and Brooklyn Law School
Date Posted: July 12, 2011

Foreign Policy Review, Vol. 6, pp. 80-85, 2008
Tamás Hoffmann 
Corvinus University
Date Posted: July 12, 2011

Arroyo Zapatero, Nieto Martín, Muñoz de Morales: EUROPEAN CRIMINAL LAW: AN OVERVIEW, pp. 287-336, ed., UCLM, Cuenca, 2010
Marta Muñoz de Morales Romero 
Institute of European and International Criminal Law (UCLM)
Date Posted: July 12, 2011

International Catalan Institute for Peace, Working Paper No. 2010/9
Matilde Pérez Herranz 
Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Department of Law
Date Posted: July 12, 2011

MAX PLANCK COMMENTARIES ON WORLD TRADE LAW, VOL. 4: WTO-TRADE REMEDIES, p. 179, Rüdiger Wolfrum, Peter-Tobias Stoll, and Michael Köbele, eds., 2006
Bart M.J. Szewczyk and Gary N. Horlick 
George Washington University Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 11, 2011

Revista E-Mercatoria, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2011
Maximiliano Rodríguez Fernández 
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 11, 2011

CAMBODIA’S HIDDEN SCARS: TRAUMA PSYCHOLOGY IN THE WAKE OF THE KHMER ROUGE, Documentation Center of Cambodia, 2012, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper
Toni Holness and Jaya Ramji-Nogales 
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law
Date Posted: July 11, 2011

ICON, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 611-635, 2010
Christine E. J. Schwöbel 
Leiden University – Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies
Date Posted: July 11, 2011

Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 9, 2011
Kevin Jon Heller 
Melbourne Law School
Date Posted: July 11, 2011

Journal of European Integration, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 245-275, 2006
Francesco Duina 
Bates College
Date Posted: July 11, 2011

Maureen Irish 
University of Windsor – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 11, 2011

International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2004
Christopher R. Drahozal 
University of Kansas School of Law
Date Posted: July 10, 2011

Yale Journal of International Law, Forthcoming
Julia Lisztwan 
Yale University
Date Posted: July 10, 2011

Yonatan Lupu 
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – Department of Political Science
Date Posted: July 10, 2011

INTERNATIONAL LAW IN THE U.S. SUPREME COURT: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE, p. 494, David L. Sloss, Michael D. Ramsey & William S. Dodge, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2011 
Chimène I. Keitner 
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Date Posted: July 9, 2011

American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 678-695, July 2011
Katerina Linos 
Berkeley Law School
Date Posted: July 9, 2011

MONOPOLY OF FORCE: THE NEXUS OF DDR AND SSR, p. 41, Melanne A. Civic and Michael Miklaucic, eds., National Defense University Press, 2011
Paul R. Williams and Matthew T. Simpson 
Public International Law & Policy Group and Public International Law & Policy Group
Date Posted: July 9, 2011

Freiburger Informationspapiere Zum Völkerrecht und Öffentlichen Recht, May 2011
Silja Voeneky and Anja Höfelmeier 
University of Freiburg – Faculty of Law and University of Freiburg – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 9, 2011

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Forthcoming
Chimène I. Keitner 
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Date Posted: July 9, 2011

Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming
Chimène I. Keitner 
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Date Posted: July 9, 2011

Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 40, No. 5, pp. 547-570, May 2007
Katerina Linos 
Berkeley Law School
Date Posted: July 9, 2011

Maritime Affairs: Journal of the National Maritime Foundation of India, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 135-150, 2009
Sunil Kumar Agarwal and Kamlesh Kumar Agnihotri 
National Maritime Foundation and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 9, 2011

Yale Journal of International Law, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2010
Katerina Linos 
Berkeley Law School
Date Posted: July 9, 2011

Wisconsin International Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 353-419, 1998
Karin Mickelson 
UBC Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 9, 2011

Kenneth C. Randall and Chimène I. Keitner 
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Date Posted: July 9, 2011

Pepperdine Law Review Online, Forthcoming
Chimène I. Keitner 
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Date Posted: July 9, 2011

James Thuo Gathii 
Albany Law School
Date Posted: July 9, 2011, Last Revised: July 11, 2011

THE THIRD WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL ORDER: LAW, POLITICS AND GLOBALIZATION, Antony Anghie, Bhupinder Chimni, Karin Mickelson & Obiora Okafor, eds., Brill Academic Publishers, 2004
Karin Mickelson Antony Anghie Obiora C. Okafor and B. S. Chimni 
UBC Faculty of Law , University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law , Osgoode Hall Law School – York University and Jawaharlal Nehru University
Date Posted: July 9, 2011

HUMANIZING OUR GLOBAL ORDER: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF IVAN HEAD, pp. 112-124, Obiora Chinedu Okafor and Obijiofor Aginam, eds., University of Toronto Press, 2003 
Karin Mickelson 
UBC Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 8, 2011

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND JUSTICE IN CONTEXT, pp. 297-315, Jonas Ebbesson and Phoebe Okowa, eds., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009
Karin Mickelson 
UBC Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 8, 2011

GLOBAL FORESTS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, pp. 239-264, Canadian Council on International Law, eds., Kluwer Law International, 1996
Karin Mickelson 
UBC Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 8, 2011

Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Vol. 11, pp. 52-81, 2000
Karin Mickelson 
UBC Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 8, 2011

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 119, p. 1467, 2006
Katerina Linos 
Berkeley Law School
Date Posted: July 9, 2011

Polish Yearbook of International Law Vol. 30, pp. 131-168, 2011
Bart M.J. Szewczyk 
George Washington University Law School
Date Posted: July 8, 2011

Yale Journal of International Law, Vol. 36, p. 307, 2011, University of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-20
Jules Lobel 
University of Pittsburgh – School of Law
Date Posted: July 8, 2011

Yale Journal of International Law, Vol. 36, p. 307, 2011, University of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-20
Jules Lobel 
University of Pittsburgh – School of Law
Date Posted: July 8, 2011

Shashi Nath Mandal 
Govt. of West Bengal, India – Higher Education Department
Date Posted: July 8, 2011

Health and Human Rights Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2010
Stacey B. Lee 
Johns Hopkins University – Carey Business School
Date Posted: July 8, 2011
Accepted Paper Series

WHAT IS WAR? AN INVESTIGATION IN THE WAKE OF 9/11, pp. 91-102, Mary Ellen O’Connell, ed.,Koninkklijke Brill NV, 2011, Albany Law School Research Paper No. 9 of 2011-2012
James Thuo Gathii 
Albany Law School
Date Posted: July 8, 2011, Last Revised: July 9, 2011

ASIL Insights, Vol. 14, No. 26, 2010
Bart M.J. Szewczyk 
George Washington University Law School
Date Posted: July 8, 2011

Annals of Air and Space Law, Vol. 36, 2011
Auguste J Hocking 
McGill University – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 8, 2011

Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 119-135, 2005
Bart M.J. Szewczyk 
George Washington University Law School
Date Posted: July 8, 2011

Berichte der Deutschen Vereinigung für Internationales Recht, Vol. 45, 2011
Anne Peters 
University of Basel – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 8, 2011

Der Strafverteidiger, Vol. 31, pp. 369-377, 2011 
Sabine Gless and Anne Peters 
University of Basel and University of Basel – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 8, 2011, Last Revised: July 12, 2011

THE PROSPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE REGULATION: FROM FRAGMENTATION TO COHERENCE, pp. 69-102, Thomas Cottier and Panagiotis Delimatsis, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2011
Anne Peters Klaus Armingeon Karolina Milewicz and Simone Peter 
University of Basel – Faculty of Law , University of Berne – Institute of Political Science , World Trade Institute and University of Basel
Date Posted: July 8, 2011

EUISS Occasional Paper No. 83
Bart M.J. Szewczyk 
George Washington University Law School
Date Posted: July 8, 2011

Human Rights Law Review, forthcoming
Matthew Saul 
Durham University
Date Posted: July 8, 2011

THE VIENNA CONVENTIONS ON THE LAW OF TREATIES. A COMMENTARY, pp. 1179-1198, O. Corten & P. Klein, eds., Oxford University Press, July 2011
Giovanni Distefano 
University of Neuchatel – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 7, 2011

Harvard International Law Journal Online, Vol. 52, p. 301, 2011, University of Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-28
Adrien K. Wing and Hisham A. Kassim 
University of Iowa – College of Law and New Levant Institute
Date Posted: July 7, 2011

International Community Law Review, Vol. 12, pp. 1-7, 2010
Charis Kamphuis 
York University – Osgoode Hall Law School
Date Posted: July 7, 2011

Revue Générale de Droit International Public, Vol. 115, No. 2, pp. 373-396, 2011
Giovanni Distefano 
University of Neuchatel – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 7, 2011

Global Social Policy, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 193-217, 2010
Francesco Duina and Peter Nedergaard 
Bates College and Copenhagen Business School – International Center for Business and Politics

Economy and Society, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 193-223, 2008
Francesco Duina and Jason Buxbaum 
Bates College and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 7, 2011

Charis Kamphuis 
York University – Osgoode Hall Law School
Date Posted: July 6, 2011, Last Revised: July 9, 2011

THE INFLUENCE OF INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ON THE EUROPEAN UNION, Oriol Costa, Knud-Erik Joergensen, eds., Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Martijn L.P. Groenleer 
Delft University of Technology – Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Date Posted: July 6, 2011

Contemporary Asia Arbitration, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 95-119, May 2011
Ahmad Ali Ghouri 
University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Date Posted: July 6, 2011

Pierre-Hugues Verdier 
University of Virginia – School of Law
Date Posted: July 6, 2011

Issam A.W. Mohamed 
Al-Neelain University – Department of Economics
Date Posted: July 6, 2011

David S. Kris
Journal of National Security Law & Policy (Feature)

Date Posted: June 26, 2011

II. Books

United States Practice in International Law
Vol 1, 1999-2001

(Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011)

Sean D. Murphy

1. General international and US foreign relations law
2. State diplomatic and consular relations
3. State jurisdiction and immunities
4. State responsibility and liability
5. International organizations
6. International law and nonstate actors
7. International oceans, environment, health, and aviation law
8. International economic law
9. International human rights
10. International criminal law
11. Use of force and arms control
12. Settlement of disputes
13. Private international law


Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security:

Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks

(Springer, 2011)

Brauch, H.G.; Oswald Spring, Ú.; Mesjasz, C.; Grin, J.; Kameri-Mbote, P.; Chourou, B.; Dunay, P.; Birkmann, J. (Eds.)

 This policy-focused Global Environmental and Human Security Handbook for the Anthropo-cene (GEHSHA) addresses new security threats, challenges, vulnerabilities and risks posed by global environmental change and disasters. In 6 forewords, 5 preface essays 95 peer reviewed chapcountries analyse in 10 parts concepts of military and political hard security and economic, social, environmental soft security with a regional focus on the Near East, North and Sub-Sahara Africa and Asia and on hazards in urban centres. The major focus is on coping with global environmental change: climate change, desertifi­ca­tion, water, food and health and with hazards and strategies  on social vulnerability and resilience building and scientific, international, regional and national political strategies, policies and measures including early warning of conflicts and hazards. The book proposes a political geo-ecology and discusses a ‘Fourth Green Revolution’ for the Anthropocene era of earth history.


Compensation and Restitution in Investor-State Arbitration: Principles and Practice

(Oxford Univ. Press 2011)

Borzu Sabahi

This book examines the history, principles, and practice of awarding compensation and restitution in investor-State arbitration disputes, which are initiated under investment treaties. The principles discussed may be applied to all international law cases where damage to property is an issue.

The book starts by tracing the roots of the applicable international legal principles to Roman law, and from there follows their evolution through the European law of extra-contractual liability and eventually through the Chorzów Factory case to principles of compensation and restitution in the modern law of international investment. The greater part of the book is then dedicated to examination of the modern application of these principles, focusing on the jurisprudence of international tribunals under various arbitral rules such as ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules. Monetary compensation as the prevalent form of remedy sought and awarded in investor-State disputes is discussed in more detail, including topics such as the amount of compensation for damage resulting from breach of investment treaties or for lawful expropriation of foreign investor’s property, a brief overview of valuation methods, supplementary compensation for moral damages, interest, costs, and currency fluctuations as well as various principles that may limit the amount of recoverable compensation, such as causation. A full chapter is dedicated to the discussion of the theory and practice of awarding restitution in investor-State disputes. The book also covers the general principle of reparation in international law as applied in investor-State arbitrations. The topics discussed cover all the theoretical as well as practical issues which may be raised in awarding compensation and restitution in investment treaty disputes between States and foreign investors.


Climate Law And Developing Countries: Legal and Policy Challenges for the World Economy
(Edward Elgar, 2011)
Edited by Benjamin J. Richardson, Yves Le Bouthillier, Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, and Stepan Wood

This timely book examines the legal and policy challenges in international, regional and national settings, faced by developing countries in mitigating and adapting to climate change. With contributions from over twenty international scholars from developing and developed countries, the book tackles both long-standing concerns and current controversies. It considers the positions of developing countries in the negotiation of a new international legal regime to replace the Kyoto Protocol and canvasses various domestic issues, including implementation of CDM projects, governance of adaptation measures and regulation of the biofuels industry. Through a unique focus on the developing world, this book makes a significant contribution to understanding current challenges and future directions of climate law.


Natural Resource Investment And Africa’s Development

(Edward Elgar, 2011)

Edited by Francis N. Botchway

This well-researched book covers a wide spectrum of important issues that are central to investment in natural resources and ultimately, economic development of Africa. Francis Botchway and the expert contributors analyse the relationships between good governance and resource management, as well as the existing commercial and financial agreements. The environmental implication of resource exploitation and the international dimensions of the industry are also explored in this insightful study. Each comprehensive and concise contribution highlights the importance of transparency and equity in investment and management of natural resources. Natural Resource Investment and Africa’s Development is essential material for scholars and students of development, environmental law, international economic law and dispute resolution, as well as any international investor in natural resources.


Isolated States: A Comparative Analysis

(Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011)

Deon Geldenhuys

Part I. Introduction: 1. Framework for analysis
2. Some secondary case studies
Part II. Political and Diplomatic Isolation: 3. The pariah image
4. International recognition
5. Diplomatic recognition
6. IGO membership and conference participation
7. International treaties
8. Official visits
9. International censure and support
Part III. Economic Isolation: 10. Trade relations
11. Investment, loans and technology transfer
12. Foreign aid
Part IV. Military Isolation: 13. Military agreements, representation and visits
14. Arms transfers
15. Military aid and cooperation
Part V. Socio-Cultural Isolation: 16. Cultural agreements and INGO membership
17. Travel, tourism, air and sea and other transport links
18. Sport, art and entertainment, academic and other exchanges
Part VI. Conclusion: 19. A summary of findings and an agenda for further research


International Humanitarian Law and Terrorism

(Hart Publishing, July 2011)

Andrea Bianchi and Yasmin Naqvi

This book carefully and thoroughly analyses the legal questions raised by the phenomenon of terrorism, and past and recent efforts to fight it, from the perspective of international humanitarian law (IHL). The objective is to substantially contribute to a better understanding of the issues surrounding the content and applicability of IHL as it applies to terrorism as well as to analyse and contextualise the current debates on these controversial and critically important questions. While due heed is paid to doctrinal debates, particular emphasis is placed on the practice of social actors, particularly, although not exclusively, States. The analysis of their actual conduct as well as their expectations about the interpretation and application of the law is crucial to establishing an interpretive consensus on when and how IHL is relevant to regulate acts of terrorism.

The approach of the book is analytical and discursive, rather than prescriptive. Thus the reader will find the relevant rules of IHL and other legal regimes as regards terrorism, but also the debates over their application, the contradictions in State practice and the impact these may have upon IHL’s evolution and implementation. The aim is to provide legal practitioners, as well as those in military, political and academic circles, with a useful reference point. Hopefully the book will also prove useful to other readers who will find its content and easy-to-read style an encouragement to getting acquainted with a topical subject, traditionally thought to be reserved for legal specialists.


The Distinction and Relationship between Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello

(Hart Publishing, July 2011)

Keiichiro Okimoto

This book explores the distinction and relationship between two principal branches of international law regulating the use of force: jus ad bellum (international law regulating the resort to force) and jus in bello (international humanitarian law). Two principles traditionally govern the relationship between the two: 1) separation of jus ad bellum and jus in bello and 2) equal application of jus in bello to the conflicting parties. These principles emerged in response to the claim that a conflicting party using force illegally under jus ad bellum should not benefit from the protection for victims of armed conflict under jus in bello, which would completely defeat the humanitarian purpose of jus in bello to protect all victims of armed conflict impartially. There is, however, a third principle: concurrent application of jus ad bellum and jus in bello. Unlike in the past, jus ad bellum now regulates the use of force during a conflict alongside jus in bello and hence, the two are now considered as one set of rules applying during a conflict. The book explores in detail the interaction between jus ad bellum and jus in bello in the light of these three principles. The relationship between the two has been principally discussed in the context of the use of force in self-defence and international armed conflict. However, this book examines the relationship in other contexts of a very different nature, namely the use of force under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, non-international armed conflict, and armed conflict of a mixed character. The book concludes that the three principles governing the relationship are equally valid, with certain variations, in these different contexts.


Constitutionalism, Multilevel Trade Governance and International Economic Law

(Hart Publishing, July 2011)

Edited by Christian Joerges and Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann

This is a book about the ever more complex legal networks of transnational economic governance structures and their legitimacy problems. It takes up the challenge of the editors’ earlier pioneering works which have called for more cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary analyses by scholars of international law, European and international economic law, conflict of laws, international relations theory and social philosophy to examine the interdependences of multilevel governance in transnational economic, social, environmental and legal relations. Two complementary strands of theorising are expounded. One argues that globalisation and the universal recognition of human rights are transforming the intergovernmental ‘society of states’ into a cosmopolitan community of citizens which requires more effective constitutional safeguards for protecting human rights and consumer welfare in the national and international governance and legal regulation of international trade. The second emphasises the dependence of the functioning of international markets and liberal trade on governance arrangements that respond credibly to safety and environmental concerns of consumers, traders, political and non-governmental actors. Enquiries into the generation of international standards and empirical analyses of legalisation and judicialisation practices form part of this agenda. The perspectives and conclusions of the more than 20 contributors from Europe and North-America cannot be uniform. But they converge in their search for a constitutional architecture which limits, empowers and legitimises multilevel trade governance, as well as in their common premise that respect for human rights, private and democratic self-government and social justice require more transparent, participatory and deliberative forms of transnational ‘cosmopolitan democracy’. This second paperback edition replaces Chapters 15 to 18 of the first edition published in 2006 by four new chapters examining the alternative conceptions of ‘International Economic Law’ and ‘Multilevel Governance’ from diverse public and private, national and international law perspectives.


The Politics of International Economic Law

(Cambridge Univ. Press 2011)

Tomer Broude, Marc L. Busch & Amelia Porges

      • Tomer Broude, Marc L. Busch & Amelia Porges, Introduction: some observations on the politics of international economic law
      • Meredith Kolsky Lewis, The politics and indirect effects of asymmetrical bargaining power in free trade agreements
      • Kimberlee G. Weatherall, The politics of linkages in U.S. preferential trade agreements
      • Uche Ewelukwa, The politics of African trade negotiations in the WTO’s Doha Round
      • Claire R. Kelly, The politics of legitimacy in the UNCITRAL working methods
      • Marc Bungenberg, The politics of the European Union’s investment treaty-making
      • Axel Berger, The politics of China’s investment treaty-making programme
      • Lauge Skovgaard Poulsen, The politics of south-south bilateral investment treaties
      • Yvonne C. L. Lee, The politics of sovereign wealth funds: benign investors or smoking guns?
      • Douglas Arner, The politics of international financial law
      • Marc L. Busch & Krzysztof Pelc, The politics of judicial economy at the WTO
      • Henry Gao & C. L. Lim, The politics of competing jurisdictions in WTO and RTA disputes, and the use of private international law analogies
      • Moshe Hirsch, The politics of rules of origin
      • Perry S. Bechky, The politics of divestment


Droit international et gestion des déchets radioactifs

(L.G.D.J. 2011)

Michel Montjoie

La gestion des déchets radioactifs a une place particulière, ayant des conséquences juridiques, dans l’ensemble des activités nucléaires, caractérisée par une réelle complexité, présente surtout dans la phase finale du stockage. L’objet de l’ouvrage est de rechercher s’il existe, au plan international, un encadrement juridique cohérent et complet relatif à la prévention des risques transfrontières et à la réparation des dommages nucléaires dus aux déchets radioactifs. La focalisation sur le droit international public se justifie par le fait que le domaine de la gestion des déchets radioactifs se caractérise par un cadre international très présent et par la place de la responsabilité des États dans cette activité. Les dispositions concernant la prévention sont étudiées en faisant la distinction entre risques « techniques » (sûreté, protection de l’environnement) et risques « politiques » (sécurité nucléaire et garanties nucléaires). Dans le domaine de la réparation des dommages, l’étude porte sur l’adéquation du régime de responsabilité civile nucléaire à la spécificité des accidents dus aux déchets radioactifs.


Les murs et le droit international

(Pedone 2010)

Jean-Marc Sorel


Depuis la Muraille de Chine, en passant par le mur d’Hadrien, la ligne Maginot, le mur de l’Atlantique ou, plus récemment, les murs de Berlin, de Palestine, de Chypre, de Ceuta et Mellila, du Cachemire, entre les deux Corées, à Bagdad, au Sahara occidental, entre les Etats-Unis et le Mexique, etc. – sans oublier les nombreux projets -, l’histoire et l’actualité prouvent que les murs ont toujours constitué le symbole d’une certaine sécurité pour des Etats ou des empires. Ils semblent aujourd’hui se multiplier et « emmurent » de plus en plus des portions de territoires à travers le monde avec des formes variées : mur frontière, barrière de sécurité, simple limite, fortification, rempart ou même mur virtuel. L’anachronisme semble ainsi tout le temps présent à l’heure de la mondialisation, et la logique binaire paraît s’imposer en lieu et place d’une réalité plus complexe. Or, si ce phénomène est souvent traitée sous un angle politique, la problématique juridique mérite d’être envisagée : que ce soit sur le questionnement du statut du territoire sur lequel se trouve ce mur et/ou sur le statut du mur en lui-même, sur les intérêts qu’il protège, sur les conséquences juridiques de ce mur en matière humanitaire ou de droits de l’homme, en termes de responsabilité ou de libre circulation des hommes et des marchandises. Il est donc des murs qui interpellent directement le droit international à partir du moment où ils répondent à une certaine situation internationale (gel d’un conflit, séparation d’une population autrefois unie ou vivant sur le même territoire, construction d’une barrière contre le terrorisme et/ou le crime organisé, ou contre l’immigration clandestine, etc.). L’objectif de cet ouvrage est par conséquent d’envisager la question sous un angle transversal (et non comme une collection de cas particuliers) en droit international, sans occulter la nécessaire mise en perspective historique, politique, philosophique ou symbolique indispensable à la compréhension juridique d’un objet social aujourd’hui omniprésent.


University of Wisconson Law Library Recent Acquisitions

(July 2011)

Rasmussen, Mogens. International double taxation. Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 2011. 220 p.

Margolies, Daniel S. Spaces of law in American foreign relations: extradition and extraterritoriality in the borderlands and beyond, 1877-1898. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011. 427 p.

Mitchell, Sara McLaughlin and Powell, Emilia Justyna. Domestic law goes global: legal traditions and international courts. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 263 p.

UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG): commentary. Edited by Stefan Kroll, Loukas Mistelis and Pilar Perales Viscasillas. Munich, Germany: Verlag C.H. Beck, 2011. 1251 p.

Courts and power in Latin America and Africa. By Siri Gloppen et al. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 231 p.

Nollkaemper, Andre. National courts and the international rule of law. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. 337 p.

Dale, John G. Free Burma: transnational legal action and corporate accountability. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011. 272 p.

Jurdi, Nidal Nabil. The International Criminal Court and national jurisdictions: a contentious relationship. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2011. 303 p.

MacQueen, Norrie. Humanitarian intervention and the United Nations. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press, 2011. 240 p.

U.S. Government Accountability Office. Displaced Iraqis: integrated international strategy needed to reintegrate Iraq’s internally displaced and returning refugees, report to congressional committees. Washington, D.C., 2010. 71 p.

U.S. Government Accountability Office. H-2B visa program: closed civil criminal cases illustrate instances of H-2B workers being targets of fraud and abuse, report to the Chairman, Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives. Washington, D.C., 2010. 14 p.

Anderman, Steven D. and Schmidt, Hedvig. EU competition law and intellectual property rights: the regulation of innovation. 2nd ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. 358 p.

U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China. 2010 annual report: new developments in human rights and the rule of law in China, roundtable, 111th Congress, 2nd session, October 20, 2010. 2011. 17 p. (Text) (PDF) Publisher: Stockholm : Juridiska fakulteten vid Stockholms universitet, c2010. Description: xxiv, 447 p.

Padilla and beyond: featuring materials and an instructional video from the Criminal Justice Section Symposium at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Chicago, IL: ABA Criminal Justice Section, 2010. 90 p. + 2 DVDs.

Vandeginste, Stef. Stones left unturned: law and transitional justice in Burundi. Antwerp, Belgium: Intersentia, 2010. 452 p.

Human rights in the commonwealth: a status report 2010. Edited by Purna Sen. London, England: Commonwealth Secretariat, 2010. 167 p.

The law of clean energy: efficiency and renewables. Edited by Michael B. Gerrard. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 2011. 642 p.

Foundations of comparative law: methods and typologies. Edited by W.E. Butler, O.V. Kresin, Iu.S. Shemshuchenko. London, England: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, 2011. 354 p.

Grossi, Paolo. A history of European law. Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 203 p.

Law and legal institutions of Asia: traditions, adaptations and innovations. Edited by E. Ann Black and Gary F. Bell. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 416 p.

Nelson, Matthew J. In the shadow of shari’ah: Islam, Islamic law, and democracy in Pakistan. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. 337 p.

The backlash against investment arbitration: perceptions and reality. Edited by Michael Waibel et al. Austin, TX: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 2010. 614 p.


Osgood Hall Law Library

Recent Acquisitions for June 27 – July 1 (2011)

III. Journals

(note – SSRN Subject-Matter Journal Postings ceased during this week on account of upgrades and mid-year break)

Harvard Journal of International Law

Volume 52, Issue 2

The Regulatory Turn in International Law
By: Jacob Katz Cogan

An e-SOS for Cyberspace
By: Duncan B. Hollis

The Recognition in England and Wales of United States Judgments in Class Actions
By: Mark Stiggelbout

The Green Rush: The Global Race for Farmland and the Rights of Land Users
By: Olivier De Schutter

Hobbling the Monitors: Should U.N. Human Rights Monitors be Accountable
By: Philip Alston


Columbia Journal of Transnational Law

Volume 49, Number 2


Striking a Balance Between Investor Protections and National Sovereignty: The Relevance of Local Remedies in Investment Treaty Arbitration


ASEAN’S Constitutionalization of International Law: Challenges to Evolution Under the New ASEAN Charter



Recent Developments: The Broader Consequences of the International Court of Justice’s Advisory Opinion on the Unilateral Declaration of Independence in Respect of Kosovo



Combating Foreign Bribery: Legislative Reform in the United Kingdom and Prospects for Increased Global Enforcement


Streaming the International Silver Platter Doctrine: Coordinating Transnational Law Enforcement in the Age of Global Terrorism and Technology



Environmental Law and the Loss of Paradise



Australian International Law Journal

(Volume 17, 2010)


‘Direct Participation in Hostilities’: A Legal and Practical Road Test of the

International Committee of the Red Cross’s Guidance through Afghanistan

– Damien van der Toorn 7

Secondary Forms of Genocide and Command Responsibility under the Statutes

of the ICTY, ICTR and ICC

– Tahlia Petrosian 29

Playing the Ace? Jus Cogens Crimes and Functional Immunity in National Courts

Rebecca Zaman 53

A Dog without a Bark: A Critical Assessment of the International Law on

Language Rights

– Sadhana Abayasekara 89

International Jurisdiction Agreements and the Recognition and Enforcement

of Judgments in Australian Litigation: Is There a Need for the Hague Convention

on Choice of Court Agreements?

– Rosehana Amin 113

The Applicability of International Law as Governing Law of State Contracts

– Hop Dang 133

EU Financial Reform and New Opportunities for European Integration

– Michael Longo 159

Symposium Paper: The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts:

Achievements in Practice and Prospects for the Future

– Michael Joachim Bonell 177

Symposium Paper: Long-Term Relational Contracts and the UNIDROIT Principles

of International Commercial Contracts

– Donald Robertson 185

Symposium Paper: The UNIDROIT Principles: An Australian Perspective

– Justice Paul Finn 193

Symposium Paper: Afterthoughts: International Commercial Contracts and


– Luke Nottage 197


Accordance with International Law of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence in respect

of Kosovo, ICJ Advisory Opinion of 22 July 2010, General List No. 141

– Emily Christie 205

Case Concerning Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v Uruguay) (Judgment)

[2010] ICJ Rep (20 April 2010)

– Donald K Anton 213


Australia – Measures Affecting the Importation of Apples from New Zealand, WTO Panel

Report, WTO Doc. WT/DS367/R (9 August 2010)

– Shaun Star 225


Prosecutor v Vujadin Popovic et al, Case No IT-05-88-T (15 October 2009)

– Christopher Mitchell 235


Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch, Judgment, ECCC, Case No 001/18-07-2007/ECCC

/TC (26 July 2010)

– Robert Dubler 247


The Queen v Tang [2008] HCA 39 (28 August 2008)

– Callista Harris and Sofia Yiannikas 253


Zentai v Honourable Brendan O’Connor (No 3) [2010] FCA 691 (2 July 2010)

– Stephen Tully 267


Zhang v Zemin: [2010] NSWCA 255 (5 October 2010)

– Dale Mills 275


Gentian Zyberi, The Humanitarian Face of the International Court of Justice: Its

Contribution to Interpreting and Developing International Human Rights and

Humanitarian Law Rules and Principles (2008)

– Reviewed by Jernej Letnar Černič 283

Gary D Solis, Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War (2010)

– Reviewed by Ben Clarke 287

Hitoshi Nasu, International Law on Peacekeeping: A Study of Article 40 of the

UN Charter (2009)

– Reviewed by Annabel Lee and Ben Saul 291

Stephen Tromans, Nuclear Law: The Law Applying to Nuclear Installations and

Radioactive Substances in its Historic Context (2010)

– Reviewed by Tim Stephens 293

Phil Clark, The Gacaca Courts, Post-Genocide Justice and Reconciliation in

Rwanda: Justice Without Lawyers (2010)

– Reviewed by Nithya Ramesh and Ben Saul 299


African Yearbook on International Humanitarian Law

(Vol. 2009-2010)

      • ‘Dejo Olowu, The Imperative of Extending International Criminal Accountability to Violent Internal Strife and Disturbances in Africa: Filling a Dangerous Lacuna
      • Japhet Biegon, & Sarah Swart, The African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa: a Panoramic View
      • Quintin Combrink, Operation Cast Lead: Ex Post Review as a Mechanism for Compliance with Proportionality in International Humanitarian Law
      • Sebastiaan Buijs, Protecting Our Cultural Property: Article 3(d) of the Statute of the ICTY
      • Emmanuel C. Ibezim, Contemporary Challenges to International Humanitarian Law: the Private Military Companies
      • Jamil Ddmamulira Mujuzi, The Enforcement of Sentences Imposed by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL): Examining the Agreement between the SCSL and the Government of Rwanda
      • Hennie Strijdom, An Overview of the UN Draft Convention on Private Military and Security Companies
      • Chris Black, Some Reasons for Considering Why the ICC may not be Considered as an Anti-African Institution


Baltic Yearbook of International Law

(Vol. 10, 2010)

      • Tanel Kerikmäe, Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, & Mari-Liis Põder, The August 2008 Russian-Georgian War: Issues of International Law
      • Dovydas Špokauskas, Suspension of the Operation of an International Treaty: Analysis of the Decision by the Russian Federation to Suspend the Implementation of Its Obligations under the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe
      • Arnis Lauva, Why Soldiers Have to Perform Combat Tasks: Latvian Perspective
      • Jo Stigen, The Right or Non-Right of States to Prosecute Core International Crimes under the Title of “Universal Jurisdiction”
      • Carl Lebeck, Consensus not Constitutionalism: Fundamental Rights in EU law after Kadi
      • Christoph Schewe, Legal Aspects of the Baltic Sea Strategy – International Law in a European Macro-Region


Japanese Yearbook of International Law

(Vol. 53, 2010)

      • Articles
        • Nisuke Ando, The Khoka-ryo Case and International Law: A Critique of the Japanese Supreme Court Decision
      • International Economic Law and the Governance of Global Economy
        • Henrik Horn & Petros C. Mavroidis, Climate Change and the WTO: Legal Issues Concerning Border Tax Adjustments
        • Mark S. Manger, Common Standards in a Bilateral Regime: A Political Economy Perspective on International Investment Law
        • Junji Nakagawa, Reconstructing Global Monetary/Financial Governance: Beyond the Bretton Wood System
        • Daisaku Sugihara, Investment Chapter of the Japanese-Switzerland Free Trade Economic Partnership Agreement (JSFTEPA): A Comparative Study of the “Japan Model” in the Context of the Evolution of International Investment Agreements
      • International Law and Combating Piracy
        • Douglas Guilfoyle, Combating Piracy: Executive Measures on the High Seas
        • Masataka Okano, Is International Law Effective in the Fight Against Piracy? – Lessons from Somalia
      • State Immunity: U.N. Convention and New Act of Japan
        • Kimio Yakushiji, Legislation of the Act on Civil Jurisdiction over Foreign States, Acceptance of the U.N. Convention on Jurisdictional Immunity of States and Their Property, and Their Possible Effects upon the Jurisprudence of Japanese Domestic Courts on State Immunity
        • Chusei Yamada, UN Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property— How the Differences Were Overcome
        • Shusuke Kakiuchi, Foreign State Immunity Viewed from the Perspective of Japanese Procedural Law
        • Takehiro Nobumori, Recent Sovereign Immunity Legislation in Japan from a Perspective of Central Banks
      • “Transparancy of Japanese Laws” Project
        • Toshiyuki Kono, The “Transparency” Project, Its Achievements, and Some Cross-Cutting Issues
        • Kenichi Osugi, Recent Reform of Japan’s Corporate Law in an International Context: Who Have Participated in the Reforms, and How?
        • Takashi Kubota, Enhancing the Transparency of Japanese Financial Laws: The Case of Oversight of Credit Rating Agencies
        • Ryu Kojima, Contemporary Problems in Japanese Intellectual Property Law: Copyright Limitations and Exceptions, Indirect Copyright Infringement, and Selected Issues Related to Private International Law
        • Junichi Matsushita, Transparency of the Japanese Law Project: From the Viewpoint of International Civil Procedure Law
      • Public International Law
        • Onuma Yasuaki, Takano Yuichi: Personification of a Liberal Mind and Solid Scholarship
      • Private International Law
        • Hiroo Sono, Japan’s Accession to and Implementation of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)
        • Hajime Sakai, Enforcing the Obligation to Return a Child in Japan: With Insight into the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Cross-Border Child Abduction Cases


German Yearbook of International Law

(Vol. 53, 2010)

      • Forum: Perspectives on International Law from China
        • B.B. Jia, A Synthesis of the Notion of Sovereignty and the Ideal of the Rule of Law: Reflections on the Contemporary Chinese Approach to International Law
      • Focus: Climate Change and new Challenges for International Law
        • A. Proelss, International Environmental Law and the Challenge of Climate Change
        • M. Fitzmaurice, Responsibility and Climate Change
        • P. Aerni, B. Boie, T. Cottier, K. Holzer, D. Jost, B. Karapinar, S. Matteotti, O. Nartova, T. Payosova, L. Rubini, A. Shingal, F. Temmerman, E. Xoplaki, & S. Z. Bigdeli, Climate Change and International Law: Exploring the Linkages between Human Rights, Environment, Trade and Investment
        • C. Schofield, Rising Waters, Shrinking States: The Potential Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Claims to Maritime Jurisdiction
        • J. McAdam & B. Saul, Displacement with Dignity: International Law and Policy Responses to Climate Change Migration and Security in Bangladesh
        • M. Bowman, Conserving Biological Diversity in an Era of Climate Change: Local Implementation of International Wildlife Treaties
        • J. Gupta, Climate Change: A GAP Analysis Based on Third World Approaches to International Law
        • W. Th. Douma, Legal Aspects of the European Union’s Biofuels Policy: Protection or Protectionism?
      • General Articles
        • G. Handl, In Re South African Apartheid Litigation and Beyond: Corporate Liability for Aiding and Abetting Under the Alien Tort Statute
        • K. Ambos, The Crime of Aggression after Kampala
        • K. Odendahl, The Scope of Application of the Principle of Territorial Integrity
        • C. Riziki Majinge, Southern Sudan and the Struggle for Self-Determination in Contemporary Africa: Examining its Basis Under International Law
        • A. Gourgourinis, Lex Specialis in WTO and Investment Protection Law
        • A. Peters, Extraterritorial Naturalizations: Between the Human Right to Nationality, State Sovereignty and Fair Principles of Jurisdiction
        • P. Pustorino, Failed States and International Law: The Impact of UN Practice on Somalia in Respect of Fundamental Rules of International Law
        • P. Kroker, Transitional Justice Policy in Practice: Victim Participation in the Khmer Rouge Tribunal
        • K. Oellers-Frahm, Problematic Question or Problematic Answer? Observations on the International Court of Justice’s Advisory Opinion Concerning Kosovo’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence


Anuario Español de Derecho Internacional

(Vol. 26, 2010)

      • Estudios doctrinales
        • Romualdo Bermejo García & Cesáreo Gutiérrez Espada, La declaración unilateral de independencia de Kosovo a la luz de la Opinión Consultiva de la Corte Internacional de Justicia, de 22 de julio de 2010 y de las declaraciones, opiniones individuales y disidentes a la misma
        • María Teresa Comellas Aguirrezábal, La jurisdicción universal en España tras la reforma de 2009: ¿racionalización del principio o un paso atrás en la lucha contra la impunidad?
        • José Elías Esteve Moltó, La inacción del Consejo de Seguridad ante la amenaza a la paz y seguridad internacionales: el caso de Birmania
        • Raúl Ignacio Rodríguez Magdaleno, El régimen internacional de la pesca de ballenas: entre la conservación y la explotación (a propósito del asunto de la pesca de ballenas en el océano Antártico)
      • Notas
        • María José Cervell Hortal, Las nuevas estrategias, nuclear y de seguridad de Estados Unidos
        • Matteo Fornari, El pilotaje obligatorio en los estrechos utilizados para la navegación internacional
        • María José Marzá Bataller, Reflexiones en torno a la nueva estrategia estadounidense para Afganistán
        • Sagrario Morán Blanco, La Unión Europea y la creación de un Espacio de Seguridad y Justicia. Visión histórica de la lucha contra el terrorismo internacional en Europa
        • Juan Jorge Piernas López, La Conferencia de revisión del Estatuto de Roma
        • Carlos Ruiz Miguel, Las obligaciones legales de España como potencia administradora del Sahara Occidental
        • Raquel Vañó Vicedo, La Década trece-veinticinco: un análisis de género de las operaciones multidimensionales de paz


Journal du Droit International

(Vol. 138, no. 2, Avril-Mai-Juin 2011)

      • Doctrine
        • Leila Lankarani, La notion de dispersion en droit international des patrimoines culturels (immatériel, naturel et mondial)
        • Johanna Guillaumé, L’autonomie de la nationalité sportive
        • Ousmane Bougouma, La dimension commerciale des accords de partenariat économique: quelle stratégie pour le régionalisme ouest africain
      • Variétés
        • Mauro Rubino-Sammartano, Trois médiations, dont une obligatoire (ombres et lumières de l’exemple italien)
        • Chen Weizuo & Lyvia Bertrand, La nouvelle loi chinoise de droit international privé du 28 octobre 2010: contexte législatif, principales nouveautés et critiques


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

Volume 344

      • Mark E. Villiger, The 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties – 40 Years after
      • José E. Alvarez, The Public International Law Regime Governing International Investment

Volume 347

      • Jean Salmon, Quelle place pour l’Etat dans le droit international d’aujourd’hui?
      • Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Les relations entre organisations régionales et organisations universelles


International Legal Materials

(Vol. 50, no. 2, March 2011)

      • Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Relating to International Civil Aviation and Protocol Supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, with introductory note by Samuel M. Witten
      • Kuwait Airways Corp. v. Republic of Iraq (Can.), with introductory note by Chimène I. Keitner
      • UN Security Council Resolutions 1956-1958 on Iraq, with introductory note by Ronald J. Bettauer
      • AES Summit Generation Ltd. v. Republic of Hungary (ICSID), with introductory note by Charles O. Verrill
      • Bagosora et al. v. Prosecutor (Int’l Crim. Trib. for Rwanda), with introductory note by Alexis S. Kramer
      • Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, with introductory note by Aaron X. Fellmeth
      • 2011 French Arbitration Law, with introductory note by Jennifer Kirby


Harvard Human Rights Journal

Vol. 24, Issue 1 (2011)


A “Bilingual” Approach to Language Rights: How Dialogue Between U.S. and International Human Rights Law May Improve the Language Rights Framework
Denise Gilman

Balancing Rights or Building Rights? Reconciling the Right to Use Customary Systems of Law with Competing Human Rights in Pursuit of Indigenous Sovereignty
Robin Perry

The Role of the Committee on the Rights of the Child in Interpreting and Developing International Humanitarian Law
David Weissbrodt
Joseph C. Hansen
Nathaniel H. Nesbitt

Corporate Accountability to Human Rights: The Case of the Gaza Strip 
Dana Weiss
Ronen Shamir


The Power of Social Media in Developing Nations: New Tools for Closing the Global Digital Divide and Beyond
Amir Hatem Ali


Ladies in White: The Peaceful March Against Repression in Cuba and Online
Alissa Del Riego
Adrianna C. Rodriguez


Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy

(Vol. 14, Issue 2, 2011)


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

Peter L. Fitzgerald
pages 85-136


Protecting Whales by Hue and Cry: Is There a Role for Non-State Actors in the Enforcement of International Law?

Donald K. Anton
pages 137-145



COP 8 Decision VIII/28

Voluntary Guidelines on Biodiversity—Inclusive Impact Assessment

pages 146-169


Manchester Journal of International Economic Law

(Vol. 7, no. 3, 2010)

      • Asif H Qureshi, Critical Concepts in the New International Economic Order and its Impact on the Development of International Economic Law – A Tribute to the Call for a NIEO
      • Congyan Cai, Regulation of Non-Traditional Investment Risks and Modern Investment Treaty Regime in the Era of Late Globalization
      • Tarcisio Gazzini, Drawing the Line between Non-compensable Regulatory Powers and Indirect Expropriation of Foreign Investment – An Economic Analysis of Law Perspective


Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal

(vol. 3, Nos. 1-2, 2010)

Marc Bossuyt, ‘Judges on Thin Ice: The European Court of Human Rights and the Treatment of Asylum Seekers’;

Jochen Moerman, ‘A Critical Analysis of the Prohibition of Slavery and Forced Labour Under Article 4 of the European Convention of Human Rights’;

Clara Burbano Herrera, ”SOS European Court of Human Rights’: Protocol No. 14 bis Urgently Reforms the Institutional Framework While Awaiting the Entry into Force of Protocol No. 14′.



Law, Environment and Development Journal

7/1 (July 2011)

Technology Transfer and Climate Change: Additional Considerations for Implementation under the UNFCCC

Karen Sullivan

Approaches Towards Valuing Local and Indigenous Peoples’ Use of ‘Non-Timber Forest Products’ in the Context of Land Acquisition

Hans Morten Haugen

Towards a People’s History of the Law: Biocultural Jurisprudence and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing

Kabir Bavikatte and Daniel F. Robinson

The Economics of Information, Studiously Ignored in the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing

Joseph Henry Vogel et. al.


International Journal of Private Law

(Vol. 4, No. 3, June 2011)


International Data Privacy Law

(vol. 1 no. 3, August 2011)


Journal of International Trade Law and Policy

(Vol. 9, no. 3, 2010)

      • Mohammed El Said, The implementation paradox: intellectual property regulation in the Arab world
      • Ben Tran, International business ethics
      • Ilias Kapsis, The impact of the recent financial crisis on EU competition policy for the banking sector
      • Sieglinde Gstöhl, Blurring regime boundaries: uneven legalization of non-trade concerns in the WTO
      • David J. Hornsby, WTO effectiveness in resolving transatlantic trade-environment conflict


Journal of World Intellectual Property

(Vol. 14, nos. 3-4, July 2011)

      • Alison Brimelow, “Not Seeing the Woods for the Trees”: Is the Patent System Still Fit for Purpose?
      • Michael Blakeney & Getachew Mengistie, Intellectual Property and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
      • Milana Karayanidi, Bargaining Power in Multilateral Negotiations on Intellectual Property Rules: Paradox of Weakness
      • David Price, Politics, Piracy and Punishment: Copyright Protection in the Arabian Gulf
      • Asanka Perara, Plant Variety Protection in Sri Lanka and its Impact on Sri Lanka’s Agricultural Economy: A Critical Analysis
      • Anh L.T. Tran, Patent Law and Public Health under the TRIPS Agreement Standards: How Does Vietnam Benefit from the WTO Membership?


Journal of East Asia and International Law

(Vol. 3, no. 2, Autumn 2010)

      • Issue Focus: Human Rights Protection of the Vulnerable in an Age of Globalization
        • Patricia S. Daway, Migrant Workers’ Rights and Status under International Law : the Asian Experience
        • Yoshiaki Sato, Immigration Law and Policy of Japan in the Age of East Asian Community-Building
        • Lijiang Zhu, The Right of Ethnic Minorities to Free Interpretation in Criminal Proceedings under International Law : With Special Reference to China
      • Article
        • Ershadul Karim, Health as Human Rights under National and International Legal Framework : Bangladesh Perspective
      • Notes & Comments
        • Mahdev Mohan, Singapore and the Universal Periodic Review: An Unprecedented Human Rights Assessment
        • A. Zahid & R. B. Shapiee, Pacta Sunt Servanda : Islamic Perception
      • Regional Focus & Controversies: Middle East Conflict under International Law
        • Palestine : Yousef Shandi
        • Israel : Robbie Sabel


Die Friedens-Warte

(2010, no. 4)

“Zivilgesellschaft und Frieden”

      • Thania Paffenholz, NROs als Friedensbringer? Möglichkeiten und Grenzen
      • Claudia Hofmann & Ulrich Schneckener, Verhaltensänderung durch Normdiffusion? Die Ansätze von IKRK und Geneva Call im Umgang mit bewaffneten Gruppen
      • Martin B. Kalinowski, Zivilgesellschaftliche Beiträge zur Überprüfung nuklearer Rüstungskontrollverträge
      • Martina Fischer, Zivilgesellschaft und Friedenskonsolidierung. Erfahrungen in Bosnien-Herzegowina
      • Cornelia Brinkmann, Frieden in Afghanistan: Durch wen? Mit wem? Zur Rolle lokaler zivilgesellschaftlicher Schlüsselakteure und NGOs für einen bottom-up-Friedensprozess


Revue Générale de Droit International Public

(Vol. 115, no. 2, 2011)

      • Pierre Brunet, Aspects théoriques et philosophiques de l’interprétation normative
      • Benjamin Remy, Techniques interpretatives et systemes de droit
      • Olivier Corten, Les techniques reproduites aux articles 31 à 33 des conventions de Vienne: approche objectiviste ou approche volontariste de l’interprétation?
      • Rolf Einar Fife, Les techniques interprétatives non juridictionnelles de la norme internationale


Journal of World Intellectual Property

(Vol. 14, no. 2, March 2011)

      • Carolyn Deere Birkbeck & Ron Marchant, Implementation of the Technical Assistance Principles of the WIPO Development Agenda
      • Nixon K. Kariithi, Is the Devil in the Data? A Literature Review of Piracy Around the World
      • Lisa Forman, An Elementary Consideration of Humanity? Linking Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights to the Human Right to Health in International Law
      • Jennifer W. Reiss, Commercializing Human Rights: Trademarks in Europe After Anheuser-Busch v Portugal
      • Ebenezer K. Tetteh, Pharmaceutical Innovation, Fair Following and the Constrained Value of TRIPS Flexibilities


Global Policy

(Vol. 2, no. 2, May 2011)

      • Research Articles
        • Yılmaz Akyüz, Global Economic Prospects: The Recession May be Over but Where Next?
        • Andy Sumner & Meera Tiwari, Global Poverty Reduction to 2015 and Beyond
        • Adrienne Héritier & Yannis Karagiannis, The New Institutions of Transatlantic Aviation
      • Special Section – Rethinking economics after the financial crisis
        • Tim Besley, Rethinking Economics: Introduction and Overview
        • Joseph E. Stiglitz, Rethinking Macroeconomics: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It
        • David F. Hendry & Grayham E. Mizon, What Needs Rethinking in Macroeconomics?
        • Peter J. Boettke & Christopher J. Coyne, The Debt–Inflation Cycle and the Global Financial Crisis
        • Geoffrey Hodgson, Reforming Economics after the Financial Crisis
      • Survey Articles
        • Thomas G. Weiss, Fundamental UN Reform: A Non-starter or Not?
        • Andrew F. Cooper, The G20 and Its Regional Critics: The Search for Inclusion
        • Barry Kellman, The Biological Weapons Convention and the Democratization of Mass Violence
      • Practitioner Commentaries
        • Kamalesh Sharma, The Commonwealth in the 21st Century
        • Andreas Klasen, The Role of Export Credit Agencies in Global Trade
        • Hafez Ghanem, Food and Nutrition Security: Key Policy Challenges and the Role of Global Governance
        • Mark Harrod & Sandra Dodgson, Values-Based Global Governance: The YMCA Story (So Far)
      • Responses to Articles
        • Mary Kaldor, Stability, War and Human Security in the 21st Century: Addendum to Desai
        • Justin Yifu Lin, A Comment on Professor Robert Wade’s Rebuttal
        • Daniele Archibugi & Andrea Filippetti, How Powerful are Intellectual Property Rights?
      • Review Essay
        • Jim Whitman, Globalization and the Politics of Health


Journal of International Maritime Law

(Vol. 17, no. 1, 2011)


The Rotterdam Rules and the EU – a case of mixed messages

Himalaya clauses and the Rotterdam Rules
DR THEODORA NIKAKI Institute of International Shipping & Trade Law, School of Law, Swansea University

Jurisdiction and choice of law issues relating to the direct action against the insurer: the position under U.S. law
DAVID B. SHARPE Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard, Adjunct Professor of Law, Tulane University

From bills of lading to transport documents – the role of transport documents under the Rotterdam Rules
DR ANDERS MOLLMANN Centre for Enterprise Liability, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen


Cruising to disappointment: of damages, distress and other things
Milner v Carnival plc
[2010] EWCA Civ 389
PROFESSOR ANDREW TETTENBORN Professor of Maritime Law, School of Law, Swansea University

The abolition of the legal immunity of expert witnesses
Jones v Kaney
[2011] UKSC 13


IMO – Meeting of the IMO Legal Committee 4-8 April 2011

International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund 28 March-1 April 2011


Cargo Insurance Policy of Antwerp 20 April 2004: a Commentary on the Clauses


World Trade Review

(Vol. 10, no. 3, July 2011)

      • Johanna Croser & Kym Anderson, Changing contributions of different agricultural policy instruments to global reductions in trade and welfare
      • Nellie Munin, The GATS: a legal perspective on crossroads of conflicting interests
      • Alberto Alvarez-Jiménez, Mutually agreed solutions under the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding: An Analytical Framework after the Softwood Lumber Arbitration
      • Petros C. Mavroidis, Always look at the bright side of non-delivery: WTO and Preferential Trade Agreements, yesterday and today
      • Baris Karapinar, China’s export restriction policies: complying with ‘WTO plus’ or undermining multilateralism


Journal of International Economic Law

(Vol. 14, no. 2, June 2011)

      • Panagiotis Delimatsis, Protecting Public Morals in a Digital Age: Revisiting the WTO Rulings on US – Gambling and China – Publications and Audiovisual Products
      • CA Thomas, Of Facts and Phantoms: Economics, Epistemic Legitimacy, and WTO Dispute Settlement
      • Dukgeun Ahn & Jieun Lee, Countervailing Duty against China: Opening a Pandora’s Box in the WTO System?
      • Simon Lester, A Framework for Thinking about the ‘Discretion’ in the Mandatory/Discretionary Distinction
      • Juscelino F. Colares, The Limits of WTO Adjudication: Is Compliance the Problem?
      • David J. Townsend & Steve Charnovitz, Preventing Opportunistic Uncompliance by WTO Members
      • Alex Mills, Antinomies of Public and Private at the Foundations of International Investment Law and Arbitration


Internationales Handelsrecht

(2011, no. 3)

      • Claude Witz, Der neueste Beitrag der französischen Cour de cassation zur Auslegung des CISG (2007-2010)
      • Martin Illmer, Schieflage unter der Brüssel I-VO – die Folgen von West Tankers vor dem englischen Court of Appeal



“International Law” Notification

(July 11, 2011)


[The Ethics of Intellectual Property Rights: The Impact of Traditional Knowledge and Health on International Intellectual Property Law]
[Asian Medicine] (ISSN: [1573-420X]); Volume [5], No. [2], pp. [340]-[362]; [20090101]

[Water Law in a Globalised World: the Need for a New Conceptual Framework]
[Journal of Environmental Law] (ISSN: [0952-8873]); Volume [23], No. [2], pp. [233]-[254]; [20110718]
[Oxford University Press]

[The Art and Craft of International Environmental Law. By DANIEL BODANSKY]
[Journal of Environmental Law] (ISSN: [0952-8873]); Volume [23], No. [2], pp. [349]-[350]; [20110725]
[Oxford University Press]

[Globalisation and the Quest for Social and Environmental Justice: The Relevance of International Law in an Evolving World Order. Edited by SWAWKAT ALAM, NATALIE KLEIN and JULIETTE OVERLAND]
[Journal of Environmental Law] (ISSN: [0952-8873]); Volume [23], No. [2], pp. [353]-[355]; [20110726]
[Oxford University Press]

[Air carrier liabilities for passengers]
[International Journal of Private Law] (ISSN: [1753-6235]); Volume [4], No. [3], pp. [365]-[375]; [20110601]
[Inderscience Publishers Ltd]

[Roundtable on Legal Ethics in Legal Education: Should it be a Required Course?]
[Christine Parker]
[Legal Ethics] (ISSN: [1460-728X]); Volume [14], No. [1], pp. [109]-[124]; [20110601]
[Hart Publishing]

[Investigating Outcomes of a Limited Gender Analysis of Enslavement in Post-conflict Justice Processes]
[Journal of Peacebuilding and Development] (ISSN: [1542-3166]); Volume [5], No. [3], pp. [34]-[46]; [20101001]
[Journal of Peacebuilding and Development]

[Convergence and regulation in South Africa: in search of a new public interest paradigm]
[Info – The journal of policy, regulation and strategy for telecommunications] (ISSN: [1463-6697]); Volume [13], No. [3], pp. [47]-[63]; [20110510]
[Emerald Group Publishing Limited]

[Engineering responsibility: Environmental mitigation and the limits of commensuration in a Chilean mining project]
[Focaal] (ISSN: [0920-1297]); Volume [60], No. [1], pp. [61]-[73]; [20110801]
[Berghahn Journals]



IV. Cases

WTO Panel report out on Viet Nam-US shrimp dispute (July 11, 2011)


JTC v Ministry of Education and Sciences, Appeal judgment, No 258/2007; ILDC 1429 (ES 2009)

Subject(s): Human rights – Relationship between international and domestic law Keyword(s): Disability – Discrimination – Human rights, economic, social, and cultural rights – Human rights, right to education – Human rights, right to non-discrimination – International law and domestic law, direct effect – Treaties, application – Treaties, interpretation

Posted – 13 July 2011

Osmani and ors v Macedonia, Admissibility (Final Decision), App no 50841/99; Reports 2001-X; IHRL 3586 (ECHR 2001)

Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Amnesty – Ethnicity – Human rights, freedom of association – Human rights, freedom of expression – Human rights, right to peaceful assembly

Posted – 12 July 2011

Amparo Directo Civil 6/2008 regarding the Attraction Power 3/2008-Ps; Final decision on jurisdiction, merits, and damages, ILDC 1467 (MX 2009)

Subject(s): Human rights – Relationship between international and domestic law Keyword(s): Discrimination – Gender – Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, equality before the law – Human rights, right to be recognized as a person before the law – Human rights, right to non-discrimination – Human rights, right to privacy – Non-discrimination – Sexual orientation – Sexuality – Treaties, observance

Posted – 11 July 2011

Prosecutor v Akayesu, Decision on the request of the accused for the replacement of assigned counsel, Case no ICTR-96-4-T; ICL 125 (ICTR 1996)

Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): Human rights, right to fair trial – International criminal law, procedure – Judicial assistance

Posted – 9 July 2011


ST (Ethnic Eritrean – nationality – return) Ethiopia v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) – Document type: Case Law

Posted – 11 July 2011

Federal Administrative Court, Decision of 24 February 2011 – BVerwG 10 C 3.10

Publisher: Germany: Bundesverwaltungsgericht – Document type: Case Law

Posted – 12 July 2011

Federal Administrative Court, Decision of 31 March 2011 – BVerwG 10 C 2.10

Publisher: Germany: Bundesverwaltungsgericht – Document type: Case Law

Posted – 12 July 2011

RRT Case No. 1104435

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

Posted – 13 July 2011

RRT Case No. 1103376

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

Posted – 13 July 2011

RRT Case No. 1102827

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

Posted – 13 July 2011

RRT Case No. 1102676

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

Posted – 13 July 2011

RRT Case No. 1102615

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

Posted – 13 July 2011

RRT Case No. 1102515

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

Posted – 13 July 2011

RRT Case No. 1101872

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

Posted – 13 July 2011

RRT Case No. 1006415

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

Posted – 13 July 2011

RRT Case No. 1001195

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

Posted – 13 July 2011


Decision Chereul v. France (24631/08) by Judge Karel Jungwiert : refusal of court to hear libel case : inadmissible (from European Court of Human Rights News)

Posted – 12 July 2011

Case Michaud v. France (12323/11) obligation for lawyers to report confidential information to governement agency : filed (from European Court of Human Rights News)

Posted – 8 July 2011


STRASBOURG (7 July 2011)(h/t ECHR Blog)


(7 July 2011) (h/t ECHR Blog)

V. Blogs/reviews/comment (select items)

Adam Schatz, Is Palestine Next?, London Review of Books (14 July 2011)

Robert Chesney, Does Rasul Control as to Proxy Detention in Somalia?, Lawfare (July 13, 2011)

Steve Vladeck, Proxy Detention and the Habeas Statute, PrawfsBlawg (July 13, 2011)

Dustin Dye, Japan Clashes with Anti-Whaling Nations and Whaling Talk, Foreign Policy Association (July 13, 2011)

Bruce Ackerman, Why Has the French Parliament, but not the American Congress, Voted on the Libyan Intervention, Balkinization (July 13, 2011)

Louis M. Solomon, D.C. Circuit  Holds that the Alien Tort Statute Applies to Corporations, Confirming Circuit Split with Second Circuit’s Kiobel Decision, OneWorld: International Practice Blog (July 13, 2011)

Jacob Park, Environmental Migrants: More Than Numbers, OurWorld 2.0 (July 13, 2011)

Dina Francesca Haynes, Justice For Women: UN Women’s First Report, IntLawGrrls (July 13, 2011)

Tim LaRocco, Thailand-Cambodia: Relations Reset, Foreign Policy Association (July 12, 2011)

Jacob Scheer, Race to Rio: 2012 Earth Summit News, NRDC Switchboard (July 12, 2011)

Marcos Simons, Kiobel Officially an Outlier: Yet Another US Court Rules for Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses, EarthRights International (July 12, 2011)

Robert Chesney, Proxy Detention in Somalia and the Next Front in the Habeas Wars, Lawfare (July 12, 2011)

Mark Kersten, Uganda’s Controversial First War Crimes Trial: Thomas Kwoyelo, Justice in Conflict (July 12, 2011)

Wells C. Bennett, The Extraterritorial Effect of Human Rights: the ECHR’s Al-Skeini Decision, Lawfare (July 12, 2011)

Chimène Keitner, Emerging Circuit Split in Corporate Alien Tort Cases, IntLawGrrls (July 12, 2011)

Frank Jotzo, Australia’s Carbon Price, East Asia Forum (July 12, 2011)

Faheem Haider, On the State of the On-Going War in Pakistan, Foreign Policy Association (July 12, 2011)

Gregory E. Wannier, Threatened Island Nations: Summary of Legal Issues, Climate Law Blog (July 11, 2011)

Robert Chesney, No Derogation, No Military Detention: The ECHR in Al-Jeddah v. UK, Lawfare (July 11, 2011)

Peter Spiro, Breaking: Children of Diplomats Getting U.S. Citizenship!, Opinio Juris (July 11, 2011)

ACS, Appeals Court Rules Exxon Can Be Held Accountable for Torture, ACSblog (July 11, 2011)

Leon Ratz, United Nations Member States Meet to Discuss Arms Trade Treaty, Human Rights Now (Amnesty)(July 11, 2011)

Julia Qin, The Irrationality of the WTO Export Duty Regime: Availability of GATT Article XX and Beyond, International Economic Law and Policy Blog (July 11, 2011)

Antoine Buyse, Swiss Minaret Decision, ECHR Blog (11 July 2011)

Amitav Acharya, Beyond the Chinese Monroe Doctrine, East Asia Forum (July 11, 2011)

Mary L. Dudziak, The Meanings of “Lawfare”, Balkanization (July 11, 2011)

Melina Pardon, The Human Rights Roundup, UK Human Rights Blog (July 11, 2011)

Chris Crowstaff, DR Congo and the consequences of war – an insight from the ground, TrustLaw (11 July 2011)

Mike Scarcella, Appeals Court Revives Torture Claims Against Exxon, National Law Journal (July 11, 2011)

Ved Nanda, Justice Will Find Khadafy, (July 10, 2011)

Abeje T. Chumo, The Horn of Africa Drought: The Endless Plight, Foreign Policy Association (July 10, 2011)

Simon Lester, GATT Article XX as a Defense to Non-GATT Agreements, International Economic Law and Policy (July 10, 2011)

Natalie Bridgeman Fields, News from the State Department: U.S. OECD National Contact Point Update, IntLawGrrls (July 10, 2011)

Shalimar Vitan and Zelda Soriano, Where is ASEAN in the Climate Change Debates?, AlertNet Blogs (9 July 2011)

Kenneth Anderson, DC Circuit ATS Ruling Sharpens Circuit Split Over Corporate Liability, Opinio Juris (July 9, 2011)

William A. Schabas, Humberto Leal Executed by Texas, PhD Studies in Human Rights (9 July 2011)

Don Anton, Another Legal Disappointment in the Medellin Sequel, International Law Roundtable (July 9, 2011)

Dapo Akande, Senegal To Send Former Chadian President Habre Back to Chad – in Breach of Assurance to the ICJ, EJIL: Talk! (July 9, 2011)

Ben Wittes, My Reply to Empty Wheelerman II, Lawfare (July 9, 2011)

Cecilia Marcela Bailliet, ICJ Judge Discusses His Book, IntLawGrrls (July 9, 2011)

Tim Lindsy and Cate Sumner, Idonesia: Islamic Courts as Governance Institutions, East Asia Forum (July 9, 2011)

Ian Leist, International Justice? Sure, When You are Ready . . ., AlertNet Blogs (July 9, 2011)

Marco Simons, U.S. Appeals Court Rules the Corporations Are Not Immune From Accountability For Human Rights Violations, EarthRights International (July 8, 2011)

Frank Pasquale, Public Finance and National Security, Balkanization (July 8, 2011)

Tom Parker, A Dangerous Somali Fudge, Human Rights Now (Amnesty)(July 8, 2011)

James Harrison, Is Deep Sea Mining About to Take Off? New Developments at the International Seabed Authority, International Law Observer (July 8, 2011)

Regan Nelson, Ocean’s Suffer Under Republican Budget Vision, NRDC Switchboard (July 8, 2011)

ACS, Texas Executes Mexican National Following Supreme Court’s Denial of Stay, ACSblog (July 8, 2011)

Ryan Haddad, An Important Win at the WTO, Foreign Policy Association Association (July 8, 2011)

Mark Kersten, Trying to Get to the Bottom of the “Peace versus Justice” Debate in Libya, Opinio Juris (July 8, 2011)

Duncan Hollis, Second Harvard International Law Journal/Opinio Juris Symposium, Opinio Juris (July 8, 2011)(includes links to all the exchanges)

André Nollkaemper, Dual attribution: liability of the Netherlands for removal of individuals from the compound of Dutchbat, SHARES (8 July 2011)

John Joliffe, The Environmental Tribunal: The View from Auckland, UK Human Rights Blog (July 8, 2011)

Ingrid Wuerth, Foreign Official Immunity: Wuerth Responds to Bradley, Helfer and Stewart, Opinio Juris (July 8, 2011)

Jonathan Adler, Divided D.C. Circuit Splits with Second on Alien Tort Statute, Volokh Conspiracy (July 8, 2011)

Jaya Ramji-Nogales, International Criminal Law Meets Non-Refoulement, IntLawGrrls (July 8, 2011)

Marjori Cohen, Avoiding Impunity: The Need To Broaden Torture Prosecutions, Jurist – Forum (July 8, 2011)

Lyle Denniston, The President Rebuffed; Mexican Executed, SCOTUSBlog (July 7, 2011)

Ali A. Riazi, Fear and Loathing in the South, Foreign Policy Association (July 7, 2011)

Robert Chesney, Small World . . . Jury Conviction, New York, al-Shabab, Overseas Capture, Lawfare (July 7, 2011)

Leila Monroe, Shark Protection is Going Global, NRDC Switchboard (July 7, 2011)

Rachel Myers, Execution in Texas, Despite So Much, Blog of Rights (ACLU)(July 7, 2011)

Haider Ala Hamoudi, The Problem of Legitimacy in International Criminal Justice, JURIST – Forum (July 7, 2011)

Andrew Rakestraw, Want a Side of Plastic With Your Fish? Plastice in the Pacific Garbage Patch, Toxic Substances Contaminate Fish, Earthjustice (July 7, 2011)

International Commission of Jurists, The Word on Women – Open letter on UN Women, TrustLaw (7 July 2011)

ERI, Nigerian Lawyers Network Discusses Human Rights and Enviornmental Litigation, EarthRights International (July 7, 2011)

David Stewart, Foreign Officials Immunity: The Judicialization of Immunity Decisions?, Opinio Juris (July 7, 2011)

Benjamin Davis, Refluat Stercus: Torture Investigation Must Extend to Commanders, JURIST – Forum (July 7, 2011)

John Campbell, South Sudan’s Challenge to Africa’s Colonial Borders, Expert Brief (Council on Foreign Relations)(July 7, 2011)

Larry Helfer, Foreign Official’s Immunity: Implications for Human Rights Litigation, Opinio Juris (July 7, 2011)

Marko Milanovic, European Court Decides Al-Skeini and Al-Jedda, EJIL: Talk! (July 7, 2011)

Deirdre Montgomery, ECtHR: Al-Skeini & Al-Jedda Judgements handed down – UK liable under ECHR for human rights violations during occupation of Iraq, International Criminal Law Bureau (July 7, 2011)

Tobias Thienel, It’s A Good Day for Human Rights Law (Part 2), Invisible College Blog (7 July 2011)

Tobias Thienel, It’s A Good Day for Human Rights Law, Invisible College Blog (7 July 2011)

Curtis Bradley, Foreign Officials Immunity: A Response to Wuerth, Opinio Juris (July 7, 2011)

Adam Wagner, Strasborg Judge: “Those Who Export War Ought to See the Parallel Export of Guarantees Against the Atrocities of War”, UK Human Rights Blog (July 7, 2011)

Simon Lester, Carving Tobacco Out of Trade Agreements, International Economic Law and Policy Blog (July 7, 2011)

Antoine Buyse, Long Awaited Al-Skeini & Al-Jedda Judgements Delivered, ECHR Blog (July 7, 2011)

Adam Wagner, European Convention on Human Rights applied in Basrah, UK failed duties to Iraqi civilians, UK Human Rights Blog (July 7, 2011)

Fiona de Londras, ECtHR Applies the Convention to UK Troops Acting in Iraq, IntLawGrrls (July 7, 2011)

William A. Schabas, European Court Condemns UK for Human Rights Violations in Iraq, PhD Studies in Human Rights (7 July 2011)

Antoine Buyse, The Long Awaited Al-Skeini and Al-Jedda Judgments Delivered, ECHR Blog (7 July 2011)

ACS, No Accountability for Torture Means It Could Happen Again, Froomkin Suggests, ACSBlog (July 6, 2011)

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

Christopher Gevers, The AU Qadhfi Decision: Some Initial Thoughts, War and Law (6 July 2011)

David Newman, Protecting the Giant Groupers of the Deep, NRDC Switchboard (July 6, 2011)

Jacob Scherr, Race to Rio: 2012 Earth Summit News, NRDC Switchboard (July 6, 2011)

Ted Folkman, Brief’s of the Day: Law Professor Amici Weigh In On the Chevron Injunction, Letters Blogatory (July 6, 2011)

Rens, Plastic Soup – What’s The Legal Response to Marine Debris Pollution? Peace Palace Library (July 5, 2011)

Marcy Wheeler, The Drone War on Westphalia, Empty Wheel (July 4, 2011)(h/t Ben Wittes)

VI. Gray Literature (select items)

The Ramsar Convention Handbooks for the wise use of wetlands, 4th ed. (2010)

VII. Podcasts/Videos

CNN Wire Staff, Warrants Issued in 2005 Killing of Former Lebanese PM, CNN (July 11, 2011)

Richard K. Betts, The World Ahead: Conflict or Cooperation?, Carnegie Council (March 30, 2011)[posted July 6, 2011]

CTM, Memories of Atrocities Project, Cambodia Tribunal Monitor (various dates)

VIII. Documents/Negotiations/Practice

Journal of the United Nations

JOURNAL NO.2011/133

Publication Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2011
English (184K) | French (193K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/132

Publication Date: Tuesday, 12 July 2011
English (176K) | French (176K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/131

Publication Date: Saturday, 9 July 2011
[ English (171K) | French (165K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/130

Publication Date: Friday, 8 July 2011
[ English (170K) | French (174K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/129

Publication Date: Thursday, 7 July 2011
[ English (232K) | French (233K) ]

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Fact sheet on the procedure for submitting communications to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under the Optional Protocol to the Convention, U.N. Doc. CRPD/C/5/2 (15 June 2011)

ECOSOC, Draft resolution submitted by the Vice-President of the Council, Abulkalam Abdul Momen (Bangladesh), on the basis of informal consultations, Mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system, U.N. Doc. E/2011/L.30 (6 July 2011)

Human Rights Council, Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council, 17/1 Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, U.N. Doc. A/HRC/RES/17/1 (6 July 2011)

Final Report of the Fact-Finding Missions of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office into the Mass Rapes and Other Human Rights Violations Committed by a Coalition of Armed Groups along the Kibua-Mpofi Aix in Walikale Territory, North Kivu, from 30 July to 2 August 2010

Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – Document type: Fact Finding Reports – Posted 9 July 2011

Susin Park, Climate Change and the Risk of Statelessness: The Situation of Low-lying Island States, PPLA/2011/04 (May 2011)

IX. Press Releases/Newsletters (select items)

IISD, Investment Treaty News Quarterly (July 2011)

ICTSD, Bridges Trade BioRes Vol. 11 No. 13 (11 July 2011)

IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, CEL Newsletter 22 (May-June 2011)

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, UNECE Weekly (4-8 July 2011)

X. Media (select sources/select items)

A. News Aggregators

UN Daily News (select stories)

Foreign Policy, Passport (Morning Brief)

LAWFARE (Raffaela Wakeman)

Jurist Paper Chase

United Nations Foundation, UN WIRE

B. International News Sources


C. Rotating Digest Coverage of Stories Carried by International News Agregators/Sources


July 14, 2011

July 13, 2011

July 12, 2011

July 11, 2011


July 10, 2011

July 9, 2011

July 8, 2011

July 7, 2011

Al Jazeera (English)

July 14, 2011

July 13, 2011

July 12, 2011

July 11, 2011

July 10, 2011

July 9, 2011

July 8, 2011

July 7, 2011

Jurist Paper Chase

July 14, 2011

July 13, 2011

July 12, 2011

July 11, 2011

July 10, 2011

July 9, 2011

July 8, 2011

July 7, 2011

Pambazuka News

July 11, 2011



July 14, 2011

July 13, 2011

July 12, 2011

July 11, 2011

July 10, 2011

July 9, 2011

July 8, 2011

July 7, 2011

World (Washington Post with Foreign Policy)

July 14, 2011

July 13, 2011

July 12, 2011

July 10, 2011

July 9, 2011

July 8, 2011

July 7, 2011

D. A Small Selection of Stories

Eyder Peralta, U.N. Official Says U.S. Is Breaking Rules In Torture Investigation, The Two-Way (July 12, 2011)

Eyder Peralta, U.S. Official: Syria’s Failure to Protect U.S. Embassy Is “Outrageous”, The Two-Way (July 11, 2011)

Mark Tran, Rich Countries Risk Breaking Their Pledges On Farming Aid, Says Anti-Poverty Group, (10 July 2011)

Carolynne Burkholder and Tobi Cohen, Baird to announce boycott of UN conference over North Korea appointment, National Post (July 10, 2011)

BBC, Senegal Suspends Hissene Habre’s Repatriation to Chad, BBC News Africa (10 July 2011)

IRIN, Sudan: Beyond the Eurphoria of Southern Independence, IRIN (10 July 2011)(also LA Times)

David Zucchino, Kadafi Again Threatens to Attack Europe with Suicide Bombers, Los Angeles Times (July 10, 2011)

Nima Elbagir and Faith Karimi, South Sudanese Celebrate the Birth of Their Nation, CNN (July 9, 2011)

Eric Schmitt and Jane Perlez, U.S. Is Deferring Millions in Pakistani Military Aid, New York Times (July 9, 2011)

Jeffrey Gettleman, After Years of Struggle, South Sudan Becomes a New Nation, New York Times (July 9, 2011)(also PBS, All Things Considered)

Gary J. Bass, Why the Crimean War Matters, New York Times Book Review (July 8, 2011)

CNN Wire Staff, U.S. Broke International Law by Executing Mexican National, says U.N., CNN (July 8, 2011)

Juliane von Mittelstaedt, Aid Flotilla Debate: What the Gaza Strip Really Needs, Spiegel Online (July 8, 2011)

dsl (with wire reports), Germany Approves Carbon Capture, Spiegel Online (July 8, 2011)

Kevin Flower, Israeli Officials Detain Pro-Palestinian Protesters at Airport, CNN (July 8, 2011)

CNN Wire Staff, NATO’s Libya Campaign Causes Civilian Deaths, Russia Warns, CNN (July 8, 2011)

Horace Campbett, The Peace and Justice Movement and the NATO Bombing of Libya, Pambazuka News (July 7, 2011)

Martha Neil, Texas Executes Mexican National Despite White House Concerns About Foreign Treaty Violations, ABA Journal (July 7, 2011)(also National Law Journal)

Eyder Peralta, Mexican National Is Executed, Despite White House Appeal’s, The Two Way (NPR Blog)(July 7, 2011)

Tom Phillips, Brazil to Protect Amazon Activists Threatened with Murder, (6 July 2011)

Eric Reeves, Sudan: International crimes and threats to peace are mounting rapidly, Pambazuka News (July 7, 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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