Anton’s Weekly Digest of International Law, Vol. 3, No. 6 (9 February 2012)

Anton’s Weekly Digest of
International Law

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Vol. 3, Nos. 6
(9 February 2012)

A PDF VERSION OF THIS WEEK’S DIGEST IS HERE

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Contents

I. SSRN Legal Scholarship Network/bepress Legal Repository/NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository/Publishers Advances
II. Books
III. Journals
IV. Cases
V. Blogs/Comments/Reviews
VI. Gray Literature
VII. Documents/Negotiations
VIII. Press Releases
IX. Media (select items)

 

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

Stanford Journal of International Law, Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research
Matthew J. Lister
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date Posted: February 07, 2012

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-04, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-06
Jonathan C. Borck and Cary Coglianese
Analysis Group, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date Posted: February 07, 2012

Law, Environment and Development Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2012
Glen Wright
Australian National University (ANU) – College of Law
Date Posted: February 06, 2012

Stanford Journal of International Law, Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research
Matthew J. Lister
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date Posted: February 07, 2012

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/08
Wojciech Sadurski
University of Sydney-Faculty of Law
Date Posted: February 06, 2012

Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Paper, Forthcoming
Adil Ahmad Haque
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – School of Law-Newark
Date Posted: February 06, 2012

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 53, p. 389, 2011, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 12-02
Jide Nzelibe
Northwestern University – School of Law
Date Posted: February 06, 2012

University of Luxembourg Law Working Paper No. 2012-1
Gilles Cuniberti
University of Luxembourg
Date Posted: February 06, 2012

Northern Kentucky Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2010
Paul David Harpur and Richard A. Bales
The University of Queensland – T.C. Beirne School of Law and Northern Kentucky University – Salmon P. Chase College of Law
Date Posted: February 06, 2012

American Society of International Law Insights, Vol.15, No. 20, 2011
Anna V. Dolidze
Cornell Law School
Date Posted: February 05, 2012

Stanford Journal of Law, Science, and Policy, Vol. 5, p. 42, 2011
Thomas J. Bollyky
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: February 05, 2012

TOWARDS CODIFICATION OF GENERAL RULES AND PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, Goran Sluiter, ed., Oxford University Press, 2012, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper
Margaret M. deGuzman and William A. Schabas
Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law and University College, Galway (UCG) – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: February 05, 2012

University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 173-237, 2011, Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011 – 33
Ann M. Scarlett
Saint Louis University – School of Law
Date Posted: February 05, 2012

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2012-19, Centre for the Study of European Contract Law Working Paper Series No. 2012-01
Martijn W. Hesselink
University of Amsterdam – Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL)
Date Posted: February 05, 2012, Last Revised: February 06, 2012

MAX PLANCK YEARBOOK OF UNITED NATIONS LAW, Vol. 12, pp. 113-175, A. Bogdandy & R. Wolfrum, eds., 2008
Machiko Kanetake
University of Amsterdam
Date Posted: February 04, 2012

Daniel Peat
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEI)
Date Posted: February 04, 2012

Hal S. Scott
Harvard Law School
Date Posted: February 04, 2012

Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-121, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 12-185
David L Eng , Teemu Ruskola and Shuang Shen
University of Pennsylvania – Department of English , Emory University School of Law and Pennsylvania State University – College of the Liberal Arts
Date Posted: February 03, 2012

UC Irvine Law Review, Forthcoming
Assaf Likhovski
Tel Aviv University – School of Law
Date Posted: February 01, 2012

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 5, 2012
Steven L. Schwarcz
Duke University – School of Law
Date Posted: February 03, 2012

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Mark C. Weidemaier
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill – School of Law
Date Posted: February 02, 2012

Gabriel Chan , Robert N. Stavins , Robert Stowe and Richard Sweeney
affiliation not provided to SSRN , Harvard University – Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) , affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: February 02, 2012

Jennifer L. Archer
University of British Columbia – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: February 02, 2012

Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 89, 2008
Susan L. Sakmar
University of San Francisco – School of Law
Date Posted: February 01, 2012

TRADE AND COMPETITION LAW IN THE EU AND BEYOND, pp. 35-47, Inge Govaere, Reinhard Quick & Marco Bronckers, eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011
Tetyana Payosova and Thomas Cottier
Florida State University College of Law and University of Berne – Institute of European and International Economic Law
Date Posted: February 01, 2012

German Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 53, pp. 139-188, 2010
Philipp Aerni , Bertram Boie , Thomas Cottier , Kateryna Holzer , Dannie Jost , Baris Karapinar , Sofya Matteotti , Olga Nartova , Tetyana Payosova , Luca Rubini , Anirudh Shingal , Fitzgerald Temmerman , Elena Xoplaki and Sadeq Z. Bigdeli
ETH Zürich and University of Bern , affiliation not provided to SSRN , University of Berne – Institute of European and International Economic Law , affiliation not provided to SSRN , World Trade Institute, University of Bern , affiliation not provided to SSRN , affiliation not provided to SSRN , World Trade Institute – NCCR Trade Regulation – Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research , Florida State University College of Law , University of Birmingham – School of Law , World Trade Institute , affiliation not provided to SSRN , affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: February 01, 2012, Last Revised: February 08, 2012

University of San Francisco Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 919, 2007, Univ. of San Francisco Law Research Paper
Susan L. Sakmar
University of San Francisco – School of Law
Date Posted: February 01, 2012

Madhya Pradesh Samajic Shodh Samagrah, pp.1-56, 2011
Date Posted: February 01, 2012

Post-Soviet Affairs, Forthcoming, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1187
Kathryn Hendley
University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School
Date Posted: January 31, 2012

II. Books

The International Law of Peace and Security: 4-Volume Set

(Ashgate)

by Nigel D. White, University of Nottingham

In times of peace the main fear is of sudden attack, with current concern directed to weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. The selected essays consider the applicability of a range of laws such as anti-terrorist laws, arms control laws and measures to prohibit the use of force. In post-conflict situations where peace is usually restored with the involvement of international actors, the articles reveal a whole host of legal issues in connection with the applicability of human rights law within unstable post-conflict states, as well as the principles governing international intervention and involvement. A thread that runs through all the areas addressed in this series is the role, function and importance of the Security Council as principal guarantor and guardian of international peace and security. This four volume series, which focuses on international laws concerning peace and security, presents a selection of important articles on key issues written by leading academics and is an invaluable resource for academics in the field of international law and political science.

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Arms Control Law

(Ashgate)

by Daniel H. Joyner, University of Alabama, USA

This volume features a selection of the best scholarship on international law as it is relevant to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The essays consider the nonproliferation legal regime as a normative system and offer a more discrete consideration of international law in each weapons of mass destruction technology area: nuclear weapons proliferation; chemical and biological weapons proliferation; and delivery systems proliferation. In addition, the essays consider the closely related questions of the role, authority and track record of the UN Security Council in monitoring, implementing and enforcing compliance with these primary sources of nonproliferation law.

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Post-Conflict Rebuilding and International Law

(Ashgate)

by Ray Murphy, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

This volume presents the research analysis of scholars and experts on post conflict peacebuilding and international law from a variety of perspectives. The selected essays examine the difficulties of precisely defining both concepts of peacekeeping and peacebuilding and consider the major challenge to make international administrations accountable while also ensuring the involvement of the international community in helping rebuild communities and preventing the resurgence of violence.

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The Global Financial Crisis

(Ashgate)

by Tony Ciro, Australian Catholic University, Australia

This book provides an examination and critical review of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Asking many pertinent questions about the causes of the crisis and its effects, the book explores fundamental themes such as asset bubbles and speculation in the financial and non-financial markets, systemic risks and the role of regulation and regulators. It also reviews the response of international institutions such as the IMF, the World Bank, the US Federal Reserve, the EU Central Bank and the G20. Comparisons are also drawn with previous financial crises.

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Law, Religious Freedoms and Education in Europe

(Ashgate)

by Myriam Hunter-Henin, University College London, UK

This topical study of a highly sensitive area of education presents a valuable insight for students, researchers and academics with an interest in cultural and religious diversity, human rights and education. This collection considers how contemporary cultural and religious diversity challenges and redefines national constitutional and legal frameworks and concepts, within the context of education and offers a critical reflection on the extent and meanings given to religious freedom in education across Europe.

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Discourse and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration

(Ashgate)

by Vijay K. Bhatia, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Christopher N. Candlin, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia and Maurizio Gotti, University of Bergamo, Italy

This book addresses, in a range of ways and from various locations and sites, those aspects of arbitration practice that are considered crucial for its integrity as an institution and its independence as a professional practice. It hi-lights the challenges facing the institution of arbitration, and identifies the opportunities available for its development as an institution. This volume will serve as a useful resource for all scholars and practitioners interested in the institution of arbitration and its professional practices.

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Counter-Terrorism and International Law

(Ashgate)

by Katja L.H. Samuel, Nottingham University, UK and Nigel D. White, Nottingham University, UK

This volume considers the problem of international terrorism from an international legal perspective. The articles address the issue of how to reach agreement on what constitutes terrorism as well as the range of responses to terrorism, from criminalising and punishing various manifestations of terrorism, to more coercive, executive-led responses. Finally, the articles consider the role of the Security Council in developing legal regimes to combat terrorism.

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The Use of Force in International Law

(Ashgate)

by Tarcisio Gazzini, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Nicholas Tsagourias, University of Glasgow, UK

This volume of essays examines the development of political and legal thinking regarding the use of force in international relations. It provides an analysis of the rules on the use of force in the political, normative and factual contexts within which they apply and assesses their content and relevance in the light of new challenges such as terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and cyber-attacks. This collection of previously published classic research articles is of interest to scholars and students of international law and international relations as well as practitioners in international law.

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Torture, Terror, and Trade-Offs
Philosophy for the White House
(Oxford Univ. Press, 2012)

Jeremy Waldron

This volume collects Jeremy Waldron’s challenging and influential work on the moral, political and legal issues surrounding the response to terrorism since 9/11. The volume will be essential reading for all those engaged with contemporary politics and security law, and the continuing struggle for an ethical response to terrorism.

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Global Anti-Terrorism Law and Policy, 2nd Edition

(Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012)

Victor V. Ramraj, Michael Hor, Kent RoachGeorge Williams

Preventing acts of terrorism remains one of the major tasks of domestic governments and regional and international organisations. Terrorism transcends borders, so anti-terrorism law must cross the boundaries of domestic, regional and international law. It also crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries between administrative, constitutional, criminal, financial, immigration, international and military law, as well as the law of war. This second edition provides a comprehensive resource on how domestic, regional and international responses to terrorism have developed since 2001. Chapters that focus on a particular country or region in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia are complemented by overarching thematic chapters that take a comparative approach to particular aspects of anti-terrorism law and policy.

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The Internationalisation of Criminal Evidence:

Beyond the Common Law and Civil Law Traditions

(Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012)

John D. Jackson and Sarah J. Summers,

Although there are many texts on the law of evidence, surprisingly few are devoted specifically to the comparative and international aspects of the subject. The traditional view that the law of evidence belongs within the common law tradition has obscured the reality that a genuinely cosmopolitan law of evidence is being developed in criminal cases across the common law and civil law traditions. By considering the extent to which a coherent body of common evidentiary standards is being developed in both domestic and international jurisprudence, John Jackson and Sarah Summers chart this development with particular reference to the jurisprudence on the right to a fair trial that has emerged from the European Court of Human Rights and to the attempts in the new international criminal tribunals to fashion agreed approaches towards the regulation of evidence.

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The Limits of Legal Reasoning and the European Court of Justice

(Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012)

Gerard Conway

The European Court of Justice is widely acknowledged to have played a fundamental role in developing the constitutional law of the EU, having been the first to establish such key doctrines as direct effect, supremacy and parallelism in external relations. Traditionally, EU scholarship has praised the role of the ECJ, with more critical perspectives being given little voice in mainstream EU studies. From the standpoint of legal reasoning, Gerard Conway offers the first sustained critical assessment of how the ECJ engages in its function and offers a new argument as to how it should engage in legal reasoning. He also explains how different approaches to legal reasoning can fundamentally change the outcome of case law and how the constitutional values of the EU justify a different approach to the dominant method of the ECJ.

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Collective Rights: A Legal Theory

(Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012)

Miodrag A. Jovanović

In a departure from the mainstream methodology of a positivist-oriented jurisprudence, Collective Rights provides the first legal-theoretical treatment of this area. It advances a normative-moral standpoint of ‘value collectivism’ which goes against the traditional political philosophy of liberalism and the dominant ideas of liberal multiculturalism. Moreover, it places a theoretical account of collective rights within the larger debate between proponents of different rights theories. By exploring why ‘collective rights’ should be differentiated from similar legal concepts, the relationship between collective and individual rights and why groups should be recognised as the third distinctive type of right-holders, it presents the topic as connected to the larger philosophical debate about international law of human rights, most notably to the problem of universality of rights.

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Reducing Genocide to Law: Definition, Meaning, and the Ultimate Crime

(Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012)

Payam Akhavan

Could the prevailing view that genocide is the ultimate crime be wrong? Is it possible that it is actually on an equal footing with war crimes and crimes against humanity? Is the power of the word genocide derived from something other than jurisprudence? And why should a hierarchical abstraction assume such importance in conferring meaning on suffering and injustice? Could reducing a reality that is beyond reason and words into a fixed category undermine the very progress and justice that such labelling purports to achieve? For some, these questions may border on the international law equivalent of blasphemy. This original and daring book, written by a renowned scholar and practitioner who was the first Legal Advisor to the UN Prosecutor at The Hague, is a probing reflection on empathy and our faith in global justice.

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The Liberal-Welfarist Law of Nations: A History of International Law

(Cambride Univ. Press, 2012)

Emmanuelle Jouannet

Although portrayed as a liberal law of co-existence of and co-operation between states, international law has always been a welfarist law, too. Emerging in eighteenth-century Europe, it soon won favour globally. Not only did it minister to the interests of states and their concern for stability, but it was also an interventionist law designed to ensure the happiness and well-being of peoples. Hence international law initially served as a secularised eschatological model, replacing the role of religion in ensuring the proper ordering of mankind, which was held to be both one and divided. That initial vision still drives our post-Cold War globalised world. Contemporary international law is neither a strictly welfarist law nor a strictly liberal law, but is in fact a liberal-welfarist law. In the conjunction of these two purposes lies one of the keys to its meaning and a partial explanation for its continuing ambivalence.

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Research Handbook On The WTO Agriculture Agreement
New and Emerging Issues in International Agricultural Trade Law
(Edward Elgar, 2012)
Edited by Joseph A. McMahon, Professor of Commercial Law, University College Dublin, Ireland and Melaku Geboye Desta, Reader in International Economic Law, University of Dundee, UK

Agriculture has been the unruly horse of the GATT/WTO system for a long time and efforts to halter it are still ongoing. This Research Handbook focuses on aspects of agricultural production and trade policy that are recognized for their importance but are often kept out of the limelight, such as the implication of national and international agricultural production and trade policies on national food security, global climate change, and biotechnology. It provides a summary of the state of the WTO agriculture negotiations as well as the relevant jurisprudence, but also, and uniquely, it focuses on the new and emerging issues of agricultural trade law and policy that are rarely addressed in the existing literature.

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Disaster Law
(Edward Elgar, 2012)
Edited by Daniel A. and Michael G. Faure

‘By bringing together these groundbreaking papers on legal issues of disasters, Farber and Faure construe a proper research domain of “disaster law”. They convincingly juxtapose disaster prevention, mitigation, response, compensation and insurance. As a result, the editors show the intricate relationship between legal issues that were usually left isolated in the past.’

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Handbook On Climate Change And Agriculture
(Edward Elgar, December 2011)
Edited by Ariel Dinar and Robert Mendelsohn

This book explores the interaction between climate change and the agriculture sector. Agriculture is essential to the livelihood of people and nations, especially in the developing world; therefore, any impact on it will have significant economic, social, and political ramifications. Scholars from around the world and from various fields have been brought together to explore this important topic. The contributions found here analyze direct agronomic effects, the economic impacts on agriculture, agricultural impacts on the economy, agricultural mitigation, and farmer adaptation. The authors argue that climate change is likely to have an extensive impact on agriculture around the world through changes in temperature, precipitation, concentrations of carbon dioxide, and available water flows. This thorough and timely volume is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in exploring the impacts of climate change in arguably the most important sector of the world economy.

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State Liability in Investment Treaty Arbitration Global Constitutional and Administrative Law in the BIT Generation

(Hart Publishing, 2012)

Santiago Montt

Today there are more than 2,500 bilateral investment treaties (BITs) around the world. Most of these investment protection treaties offer foreign investors a direct cause of action to claim damages against host-states before international arbitral tribunals. This procedure, together with the requirement of compensation in indirect expropriations and the fair and equitable treatment standard, have transformed the way we think about state liability in international law.  We live in the BIT generation, a world where BITs define the scope and conditions according to which states are economically accountable for the consequences of regulatory change and administrative action. Investment arbitration in the BIT generation carries new functions which pose unprecedented normative challenges, such as the arbitral bodies established to resolve investor/state disputes defining the relationship between property rights and the public interest. They also review state action for arbitrariness, and define the proper tests under which that review should proceed.  State Liability in Investment Treaty Arbitration is an interdisciplinary work, aimed at academics and practitioners, which focuses on five key dimensions of BIT arbitration. First, it analyses the past practice of state responsibility for injuries to aliens, placing the BIT generation in historical perspective. Second, it develops a descriptive law-and-economics model that explains the proliferation of BITs, and why they are all worded so similarly. Third, it addresses the legitimacy deficits of this new form of dispute settlement, weighing its potential advantages and democratic shortfalls. Fourth, it gives a comparative overview of the universal tension between property rights and the public interest, and the problems and challenges associated with liability grounded in illegal and arbitrary state action. Finally, it presents a detailed legal study of the current state of BIT jurisprudence regarding indirect expropriations and the fair and equitable treatment clause.

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

Janine Osthoff has published Weiterentwicklung des internationalen Menschenrechtsschutzes unter dem UN-Menschenrechtsrat? Darstellung und Analyse des UN-Menschenrechtsrats und seines Kontrollregimes (Nomos 2012)

Luca Schicho has published State Entities in International Investment Law (Nomos 2012)

Benedetto Conforti (Univ. of Naples “Federico II” – Law; formerly, Judge, European Court of Human Rights) has published An Introduction to International Law (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2012)

Helmut Tuerk (Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea) has published Reflections on the Contemporary Law of the Sea (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2012)

Chi Carmody (Univ. of Western Ontario – Law), Frank J. Garcia (Boston College – Law), & John Linarelli (Swansea Univ. – Law) have published Global Justice and International Economic Law: Opportunities and Prospects (Cambridge Univ. Press 2012)

Alexander Gillespie (Univ. of Waikato – Law) has published Conservation, Biodiversity and International Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2011)

Emmanuelle Jouannet (Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) – Law) has published The Liberal-Welfarist Law of Nations: A History of International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2012)

Margaret A. Young (Univ. of Melbourne – Law) has published Regime Interaction in International Law: Facing Fragmentation (Cambridge Univ. Press 2012)

Marsha A. Freeman (Univ. of Minnesota – Human Rights Center), Christine Chinkin (London School of Economics and Political Science – Law), & Beate Rudolf (German Institute for Human Rights) have published The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: A Commentary (Oxford Univ. Press 2012)

Payam Akhavan (McGill Univ. – Law) has published Reducing Genocide to Law: Definition, Meaning, and the Ultimate Crime (Cambridge Univ. Press 2012)

Ingeborg Schwenzer (Univ. of Basel – Law), Pascal Hachem (Univ. of Basel – Law), & Christopher Kee (Univ. of Aberdeen – Law) have published Global Sales and Contract Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2012)

Alexander Gillespie (Univ. of Waikato – Law) has published Conservation, Biodiversity and International Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2011)

Emmanuelle Jouannet (Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) – Law) has published The Liberal-Welfarist Law of Nations: A History of International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2012)

Margaret A. Young (Univ. of Melbourne – Law) has published Regime Interaction in International Law: Facing Fragmentation (Cambridge Univ. Press 2012)

Marsha A. Freeman (Univ. of Minnesota – Human Rights Center), Christine Chinkin (London School of Economics and Political Science – Law), & Beate Rudolf (German Institute for Human Rights) have published The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: A Commentary (Oxford Univ. Press 2012)

Oliver Dörr (Universität Osnabrück – Law) & Kirsten Schmalenbach (Universität Salzburg – Law) have published Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties: A Commentary (Springer 2012)

III. Journals

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 19: Feb 8, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Suborbital Flights: A Comparative Analysis of National and International Law

Sara M. Langston, University of Mississippi School of Law

Transnational Networks and UN Human Rights Structural Change: The Future of Indigenous and Minority Rights

Sarah Sargent, University of Buckingham – Law School

The Politics of Implementing European Court of Human Rights Judgements

Sharanbir Grewal, Georgetown University
Erik Voeten, Georgetown University – Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)

Constraints on State-Level Foreign Policy: (Re)Justifying, Refining and Distinguishing the Dormant Foreign Affairs Doctrine

Matthew Paul Schaefer, University of Nebraska at Lincoln – College of Law

Mixing US and Dutch Approaches: Towards Curaçao’s Legislation on Private Commercial Spaceflight

Frans Gerhard von der Dunk, University of Nebraska College of Law

Book Review: The Nature of Customary Law. Legal, Historical and Philosophical Perspectives, Amanda Perreau-Saussine, James Bernard Murphy, Eds., 2009

Jörg Kammerhofer, University of Freiburg (Germany) – Faculty of Law

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 18: Feb 7, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Road to Nowhere? The Future for a Declaration on Fundamental Standards of Humanity

Emily Crawford, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

Specialized Rules of Treaty Interpretation: International Organizations

C. M. Brolmann, University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Center for International Law

‘Treaty Congestion’ in International Environmental Law

Donald K. Anton, Australian National University (ANU) – College of Law

What Reparation Does a Torture Survivor Obtain from International Litigation? Critical Reflections on Practice at the Strasbourg Court

Bill Bowring, University of London – Birkbeck College – School of Law

La Función Pública Internacional: Un Reto Para los Organismos Internacionales (The International Civil Service: A Challenge for International Organizations)

Frédéric Mégret, McGill University – Faculty of Law

The Role of The Court of Justice of the European Union in Fragmentation of International Public Law

Olena Loboiko, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 17: Feb 3, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

What is Radical in ‘Radical International Law’?

Bill Bowring, University of London – Birkbeck College – School of Law

Beyond the Grave Breaches Regime: The Duty to Investigate Alleged Violations of International Law Governing Armed Conflicts

Amichai Cohen, Ono Academic College – Faculty of Law, Israel Democracy Institute
Yuval Shany, Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Faculty of Law and Institute of Criminology, Israel Democracy Institute

Learning from Shortcomings: The Demobilisation of Paramilitaries in Colombia

Enzo Nussio, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, University of St.Gallen

General Report (Intellectual Property and Private International Law)

Toshiyuki Kono, Kyushu University – Graduate School of Law
Paulius Jurcys, Kyushu University – Graduate School of Law

Accepting Sosa’s Invitation: Did Congress Expand the Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the ATS in the Military Commissions Act?

Samuel T. Morison, Government of the United States of America – Department of Defense

Why Do Trade Negotiations Take So Long?

Christoph Moser, KOF Swiss Economic Institute
Andrew K. Rose, University of California – Haas School of Business, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Beyond the Bedside: A Human Rights Approach to Adolescent Health

Jonathan Todres, Georgia State University College of Law

Relationship between Business Corporations’ and Human Rights: A Legal Analysis

Leeladhara Mangalpady Bhandary, University of Surrey

Arbitration and Renegotiation in Trade Agreements

Mostafa Beshkar, University of New Hampshire

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 16: Feb 2, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Introduction: Targeting in an Asymmetrical World

D.A. Jeremy Telman, Valparaiso University School of Law

The Unexpected After-Life of the ‘Soviet People’? The ‘Pridnestrovskaya Moldavskaya Respublika’ as a Political Fact and Legal Anomaly: A Case-Study

Bill Bowring, University of London – Birkbeck College – School of Law

Judicial Independence as an Indicator of International Court Effectiveness: A Goal-Based Approach

Yuval Shany, Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Faculty of Law and Institute of Criminology, Israel Democracy Institute

Why Pirates are Back

Shannon Lee Dawdy, affiliation not provided to SSRN

The Social Construction of Law: The European Court of Justice and its Legal Revolution Revisited

Antonin Cohen, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Antoine Vauchez, Centre national de la recherche scientifique

The Evolving International Judiciary

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

A Discussion Regarding the Mandatory Nature of the ‘Effective Recourse’ and of the ‘Subsidiary Nature’ in Relation to the Vocation to File a Complaint with the European Court of Human Rights

Ion Deleanu, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Rwanda: Recent History (2012)

Zachary D. Kaufman, George Washington University
Phil Clark, University of Oxford – Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

The Legacy of Rux v. Republic of Sudan and the Future of the Judicial War on Terror

Chad G. Marzen, Florida State University

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 12: Feb 6, 2012

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

The Way Forward: Moving from the Post-Bubble, Post-Bust Economy to Renewed Growth and Competitiveness

Robert C. Hockett, Cornell University – School of Law
Daniel Alpert, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Nouriel Roubini, Leonard N. Stern School of Business – Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

General Report (Intellectual Property and Private International Law)

Toshiyuki Kono, Kyushu University – Graduate School of Law
Paulius Jurcys, Kyushu University – Graduate School of Law

Arbitration and Renegotiation in Trade Agreements

Mostafa Beshkar, University of New Hampshire

Towards a Theory of Trade Finance

Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr, University of Oxford

The Role of The Court of Justice of the European Union in Fragmentation of International Public Law

Olena Loboiko, affiliation not provided to SSRN

The Khmer Rouge and the Crime of Genocide – Issues of Genocidal Intent with Regard to the Khmer Rouge Mass Atrocities

Thomas Karl Forster, University of Berne – School of Law

Road to Nowhere? The Future for a Declaration on Fundamental Standards of Humanity

Emily Crawford, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

Specialized Rules of Treaty Interpretation: International Organizations

C. M. Brolmann, University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Center for International Law

‘Treaty Congestion’ in International Environmental Law

Donald K. Anton, Australian National University (ANU) – College of Law

Has the United States Adopted a First-to-File System Through America Invents Act?: A Comparative Law Analysis of Patent Priority Under First-Inventor-to-File

Toshiko Takenaka, University of Washington – School of Law

Transnational Networks and UN Human Rights Structural Change: The Future of Indigenous and Minority Rights

Sarah Sargent, University of Buckingham – Law School

Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO: Implications for Eastern and Southern Africa

James H. Mathis, University of Amsterdam – Faculty of Law
Jennifer Breaton, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 4, No. 4: Feb 7, 2012

DAVID D. CARON & TSEMING YANG, EDS.

Ambition, Complexity and Legitimacy of Pursuing Mutual Supportiveness Through the EU’s External Environmental Action

Elisa Morgera, University of Edinburgh

‘Treaty Congestion’ in International Environmental Law

Donald K. Anton, Australian National University (ANU) – College of Law

A Good Opening: The Key to Make the Most of Unilateral Climate Action

Valentina Bosetti, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), CMCC – Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change
Enrica De Cian, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Venice, Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC)

Nudging Effective Climate Policy Design

Megan Bowman, Victoria Law School, Victoria University, Australian National University (ANU) – School of Regulation, Justice and Diplomacy

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 13, Feb 7, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Innovative Mechanisms for Resolving or Avoiding Inter-State Trade Disputes in an Asia-Pacific Regional Free Trade Agreement

Brett G. Williams, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

Lack of Definition of Compensation in International Investment Disputes for Non-Expropriation Claims: Is There an Appropriate Mechanism to Determine It?

Ligia Catherine Arias Barrera, Queen Mary University of London, Universidad Externado de Colombia

The ICSID Procedure: Mind the Gap

Gloria Maria Alvarez, Queen Mary, University of London

Instituciones Pre-Concursales: Responsabilidad De Administradores Sociales Y Concurso – ¿Dónde Está Y Hacia Dónde Se Dirige El Derecho Español? (Institutions Orkouts: Social Responsibility of Administrators and Contests – Where and Whither Spanish Law?)

F. Javier Arias-Varona, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos – Facultad de Ciencias Jurisdicas y Sociales

Constraints on State-Level Foreign Policy: (Re)Justifying, Refining and Distinguishing the Dormant Foreign Affairs Doctrine

Matthew Paul Schaefer, University of Nebraska at Lincoln – College of Law

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 12, Feb 2, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Emerging Market Pharmaceutical Supply: A Prescription for Sharing the Benefits of Global Information Flow

Frederick M. Abbott, Florida State University College of Law

Law and Foreign Direct Investment

Selen Sarisoy Guerin, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Aid in Sino-African Relations: An Analysis of the Promptings, Pluses and Problems of China’s Aid to Africa

Chuka Enuka, Jilin University (JLU)

The Conformity of EU-ACP Trade Partnerships with Sustainable Development and Good Governance Norms or Do (I)EPAs Live Up to Their Standards?

Nina Laurinkari, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Arbitration and Renegotiation in Trade Agreements

Mostafa Beshkar, University of New Hampshire

Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO: Implications for Eastern and Southern Africa

James H. Mathis, University of Amsterdam – Faculty of Law
Jennifer Breaton, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 8, Feb 8, 2012

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

Freedom of Conscience and Religious Belief

Puja Kapai, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong – Centre for Comparative and Public Law

Transnational Networks and UN Human Rights Structural Change: The Future of Indigenous and Minority Rights

Sarah Sargent, University of Buckingham – Law School

The European Convention on Human Rights in the Serbian and English Constitutional Orders: A Comparative Analysis

Vidan Hadzi-Vidanovic, University of Nottingham School of Law, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights

Internation Equity and Human Development

Anthony C. Infanti, University of Pittsburgh – School of Law

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 7, June 7, 2012

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

Road to Nowhere? The Future for a Declaration on Fundamental Standards of Humanity

Emily Crawford, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

The Bush-Cheney Legacy: Serial Torture and Forced Disappearance in Manifest Violation of Global Human Rights Law

Jordan J. Paust, University of Houston Law Center

Building Inclusive Societies: The Role of Substantive Equality, Ideas of Justice and Deliberative Theory

Puja Kapai, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong – Centre for Comparative and Public Law

Reframing the Issue and Cultivating U.S.-based Muslim Humanitarian Relief Organizations

Nina J. Crimm, St. John’s University – School of Law

Relationship between Business Corporations’ and Human Rights: A Legal Analysis

Leeladhara Mangalpady Bhandary, University of Surrey

Forced Federalism: States as Laboratories of Immigration Reform

Keith Cunningham-Parmeter, Willamette University – College of Law

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INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT & LABOR LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 5: Feb 6, 2012

J.H. VERKERKE, EDITOR

Revenge Without a Cause: The Beginning of American Fur Trade

DiMarkco Stephen Chandler, California State University, Northridge

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 6: Feb 8, 2012

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

The Khmer Rouge and the Crime of Genocide – Issues of Genocidal Intent with Regard to the Khmer Rouge Mass Atrocities

Thomas Karl Forster, University of Berne – School of Law

The Effect of Graduated Response Anti-Piracy Laws on Music Sales: Evidence from an Event Study in France

Brett Danaher, Wellesley College – Department of Economics
Michael D. Smith, Carnegie Mellon University – H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University – H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
Siwen Chen, affiliation not provided to SSRN

The Dance of Truth and Justice in Postconflict Peacebuilding Process in Sierra Leone

Lydia Apori Nkansah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – Faculty of Law

Revitalizing the Antique War Crime of Pillage: The Potential and Pitfalls of Using International Criminal Law to Address Illegal Resource Exploitation During Armed Conflict

Larissa van den Herik, Leiden University
Daniëlla Dam, Leiden University – Leiden Law School

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 5: Feb 3, 2012

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

Amicus Curiae Brief on the Question of the Applicable Terrorism Offence with a Particular Focus on a ‘Special’ Special Intent and/or a Special Motive as Additional Subjective Requirements

Kai Ambos, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Considerations on the Individualization of Penalties

Marius Andreescu, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Criminal Law Reform: Stealing a Page from the American Playbook

James Stribopoulos, York University – Osgoode Hall Law School

Ukraine v. Tymoshenko (the Gas Controversy): The Verdict of the Pechersk District Court in Kyiv, Ukraine: Case Comment

Leonila Guglya, University of Geneva – Departement of Private International Law

Limiting Targeted Killings: A Competition of Paradigms

Paul W. Taylor, Seton Hall University – School of Law – Center for Policy & Research

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CLIMATE CHANGE LAW & POLICY eJOURNAL

Vol. 4, No. 6: Feb 8, 2012

DANIEL A. FARBER & PATRICK A. PARENTEAU, EDITORS

2c or Not 2c?

Céline Guivarch, CIRED, International Research Center on Environment & Development, France
Stephane Hallegatte, CIRED, International Research Center on Environment & Development, France, CNRM, Centre International de Recherches Météorologiques, France

A Good Opening: The Key to Make the Most of Unilateral Climate Action

Valentina Bosetti, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), CMCC – Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change
Enrica De Cian, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Venice, Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC)

How Not to Save the Planet

Thom Brooks, Newcastle University – Newcastle Law School

Facing the Climate Change Challenge in a Global Economy

Lee Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon University – H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
William A. Pizer, Resources for the Future

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 10: Feb 8, 2012

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Case C- 34/09 Ruiz Zambrano: A Respectful Rejoinder

Michael A. Olivas, University of Houston Law Center
Dimitry Kochenov, University of Groningen – Faculty of Law

Paradoks Jevons‘a a Konsumpcja Energii w Unii Europejskiej (The Jevons Effect and the Consumption of Energy in the European Union)

Dariusz Pieńkowski, Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu, Katedra Nauk Społecznych

The Information and Consultation of Employees (ICE) Directive: Employer Occupation of Regulatory Space for Informing & Consulting Workers in Liberal Market Regimes

Tony Dobbins, Bangor Business School
Tony Dundon, National University of Ireland
Niall Cullinane, National University of Ireland – J.E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business & Public Policy
Jimmy Donaghey, University of Warwick – Industrial Relations & Organisational Behaviour (IROB) Subject Group
Eugene Hickland, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Regulation of International Roaming in the European Union – Lessons Learned

Jorge Infante, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Ivan Vallejo, affiliation not provided to SSRN

European Union Law, Gambling, and Sport Betting – European Court of Justice, Member States Case Law, and Policy

Anastasios Kaburakis, Saint Louis University – John Cook School of Business – Department of Management

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 9: Feb 3, 2012

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Observatory on ICT Law: New Rules and Technical Solutions Concerning Cookies and Other Device to Profile Internet Users

Alessandro Mantelero, Polytechnic University of Turin – Department of Production Systems and Business Economics (DISPEA)

The Need for a Procedural Approach to Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research: An Emerging Regulatory Model within EU

Simone Penasa, University of Trento – Faculty of Law

Reasonableness of Legislative Choices and Protection Against (Discriminatory) Dismissal of Temporary Staff: Does the Approach of the Court of Justice of the European Union to Judicial Review and Judicial Control Meet High Rule of Law Standards?

Bernardo Cortese, University of Padua – Department of Public Law, International Law and EU Law, UPE Center, The University of Padua for Europe

Parental Liability for the Antitrust Infringements of Subsidiaries: A Rebuttable Presumption or Probatio Diabolica?

Alexandr Svetlicinii, European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW)

Decision Making Process in the European Union after Entry into Force of the Treaty of Lisbon

Dan D. Vataman, Faculty of Economics, Law and Administrative – Romanian University of Sciences and Arts “Gheorghe Cristea”, Bucharest, Romania, Romanian Society for the Promotion of Science, Education and Culture

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 13: Feb 8, 2012

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

Road to Nowhere? The Future for a Declaration on Fundamental Standards of Humanity

Emily Crawford, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

World Justice Project Counter-Terrorism Expert Network: Report of Key Findings and Recommendations on the Rule of Law and Counter-Terrorism

Katja Samuel, University of Nottingham
Nigel D. White, University of Nottingham
Ana Maria Salinas de Frias, Malaga University

Hybrid Threats, Cyber Warfare and NATO’s Comprehensive Approach for Countering 21st Century Threats – Mapping the New Frontier of Global Risk and Security Management

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

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 12: Feb 2, 2012

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

U.S. National Security, Intelligence and Democracy: From the Church Committee to the War on Terror

Russell Miller, Washington and Lee University – School of Law

Mutually Assured Destruction: Space Weapons, Orbital Debris and the Deterrence Theory for Environmental Sustainability

Surya Gablin Gunasekara, American Petroleum Institute

WIIS Israel Middle East Review

Steven Aiello, Women in International Security Israel
Sina Kashefipour, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Sarah Oliai, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Constraints on State-Level Foreign Policy: (Re)Justifying, Refining and Distinguishing the Dormant Foreign Affairs Doctrine

Matthew Paul Schaefer, University of Nebraska at Lincoln – College of Law

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TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 3: Feb 6, 2012

BERNADETTE ATUAHENE, EDITOR

Book Review – Transitional Justice and Development: Making Connections

Basil Emeka Ugochukwu, Osgoode Hall Law School

The Dance of Truth and Justice in Postconflict Peacebuilding Process in Sierra Leone

Lydia Apori Nkansah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – Faculty of Law

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DEMOCRATIZATION: BUILDING STATES & DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 5: Feb 8, 2012

BRIAN DALE SHOUP & TIMOTHY WILLIAM WATERS, EDS

The Dance of Truth and Justice in Postconflict Peacebuilding Process in Sierra Leone

Lydia Apori Nkansah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – Faculty of Law

U.S. National Security, Intelligence and Democracy: From the Church Committee to the War on Terror

Russell Miller, Washington and Lee University – School of Law

Documentary Disenfranchisement

Jessie Allen, University of Pittsburgh – School of Law

Social Networks, Privacy, and Freedom of Association: Data Empowerment vs. Data Protection

Peter P. Swire, Ohio State University (OSU) – Michael E. Moritz College of Law

The Fraying Fabric of Freedom: Crisis and Criminal Law in Struggles for Democracy and Freedom of Expression

Michael Kent Curtis, Wake Forest University – School of Law

The European Citizens’ Initiative – Participatory Democracy in the European Union

Mihaela Carausan, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA) – Faculty of Public Administration

Developing Capacities for Inclusive Citizenship in Multicultural Societies: The Role of Deliberative Theory and Citizenship Education

Puja Kapai, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong – Centre for Comparative and Public Law

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LAW, INSTITUTIONS & DEVELOPMENT eJOURNAL

Vol. 10, No. 5: Feb 8, 2012

KEVIN E. DAVIS and KATHARINA PISTOR, EDS.

International Law, Dignity, Democracy, and the Arab Spring

Jordan J. Paust, University of Houston Law Center

Developing Capacities for Inclusive Citizenship in Multicultural Societies: The Role of Deliberative Theory and Citizenship Education

Puja Kapai, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong – Centre for Comparative and Public Law

Rediscovering the Developmental Path? Development Bank, Law, and Innovation Financing in the Brazilian Economy

Mario Schapiro, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Regulatory Governance in African Telecommunications: Testing the Resource Curse Hypothesis

Krishna Jayakar, Penn State University
Brandie Martin, affiliation not provided to SSRN

The Evolution of and Current Debate in Development Thinking: What Defines Good Development?

Ernst von Kimakowitz, Humanistic Management Center, The Humanistic Management Network, University of Saint Gallen

A Note on Optimum Labour Market Regulation in Developing Countries: A Law and Economics Perspective

Rahul Suresh Sapkal, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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LAW, INSTITUTIONS & DEVELOPMENT eJOURNAL

Vol. 10, No. 4: Feb 3, 2012

KEVIN E. DAVIS and KATHARINA PISTOR, EDS.

Stimulating Trade and Development of Indigenous Cultural Heritage by Means of International Law: Issues of Legitimacy and Method

Christoph B. Graber, University of Luzern Law School

Making the Developmental State Work: How Does a Mandate Matter for the Brazilian Development Bank?

Mario Schapiro, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Legal Reform Project, Access to Justice and Gender Equity in Indonesia

Alfitri Alfitri, Faculty of Islamic Law, STAIN Samarinda, University of Washington School of Law

Building Inclusive Societies: The Role of Substantive Equality, Ideas of Justice and Deliberative Theory

Puja Kapai, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong – Centre for Comparative and Public Law

The Dance of Truth and Justice in Postconflict Peacebuilding Process in Sierra Leone

Lydia Apori Nkansah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – Faculty of Law

International Equity and Human Development

Anthony C. Infanti, University of Pittsburgh – School of Law

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IMMIGRATION, REFUGEE & CITIZENSHIP LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 13, No. 7: Feb 7, 2012

BERNARD TRUJILLO, EDITOR

Constitutionalizing Immigration Law on its Own Path

Anne R. Traum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Building Inclusive Societies: The Role of Substantive Equality, Ideas of Justice and Deliberative Theory

Puja Kapai, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong – Centre for Comparative and Public Law

The Legal Adaptation of British Settlers in Turkey

Derya Bayir, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Prakash Shah, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law

The European Citizens’ Initiative – Participatory Democracy in the European Union

Mihaela Carausan, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA) – Faculty of Public Administration

Girl Interrupted: Citizenship and the Irish Hijab Debate

Máiréad Enright, University of Kent, Canterbury

Forced Federalism: States as Laboratories of Immigration Reform

Keith Cunningham-Parmeter, Willamette University – College of Law

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IMMIGRATION, REFUGEE & CITIZENSHIP LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 13, No. 6: Feb 2, 2012

BERNARD TRUJILLO, EDITOR

Padilla v. Kentucky: The Effect of Plea Colloquy Warnings on Defendants’ Ability to Bring Successful Padilla Claims

Danielle Marie Lang, Yale University – Law School

Detrimental Reliance on Detrimental Reliance: The Courts’ Conflicting Standards for the Retroactive Application of New Immigration Laws to Past Acts

Anjum Gupta, Rutgers School of Law — Newark

Blunders of the Supreme Court of the United States, Part 7

Dan Goodman, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Measuring the Climate for Immigrants: A State-by-State Analysis

Huyen Pham, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Van H. Pham, Baylor University – Department of Economics

Accepting Sosa’s Invitation: Did Congress Expand the Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the ATS in the Military Commissions Act?

Samuel T. Morison, Government of the United States of America – Department of Defense

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 12, No. 10: Feb 8, 2012

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

American Dignity and Healthcare Reform

Neomi Rao, George Mason University School of Law

Freedom of Conscience and Religious Belief

Puja Kapai, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong – Centre for Comparative and Public Law

Access to Justice and the Public Interest in the Administration of Justice

Lucinda Vandervort, University of Saskatchewan

Trapped in Legal Discourse: Transracial Adoption in the United States and England

Sarah Sargent, University of Buckingham – Law School

Book Review: The Nature of Customary Law. Legal, Historical and Philosophical Perspectives, Amanda Perreau-Saussine, James Bernard Murphy, Eds., 2009

Jörg Kammerhofer, University of Freiburg (Germany) – Faculty of Law

The Basic Principles of the Convention for Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage: A Comparative Analysis with the Convention for Protection of World Natural and Cultural Heritage and Japanese Law

Toshiyuki Kono, Kyushu University – Graduate School of Law

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 12, No. 9: Feb 3, 2012

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

The Meaning of the Concept of ‘Court of Enforcement’ with Reference to its Duty of Approving Compulsory Execution

Evelina Oprina, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Cristea Bogdan, affiliation not provided to SSRN

The Status of the Profession of Bailiff in the Contemporary World: Realities and Perspectives

Ioan Les, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Adrian Stoica, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Enforceable Titles in the New Civil Code

Tabacu Andreea, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Comparing Mobile Openness: Case Studies of United States, United Kingdom, France, China, India & Brazil

Walter S. Baer, Annenberg Center for Communication
Francois Bar, University of Southern California
Yu Hong, University of Southern California
Julien Mailland, University of Southern California – Annenberg School for Communication
Aalok Mehta, University of Southern California
Lauen Movius, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Leveling the Playing Field: A Comparative and Economic Analysis of Access to Landlocked Land

Yun-chien Chang, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica

Has the United States Adopted a First-to-File System Through America Invents Act?: A Comparative Law Analysis of Patent Priority Under First-Inventor-to-File

Toshiko Takenaka, University of Washington – School of Law

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Leiden Journal of International Law

Vol. 25, Issue 1 (2012)

Introduction

Introduction: LJIL in the Age of Cyberspace

LARISSA VAN DEN HERIK

INTERNATIONAL LEGAL THEORY

‘The Sacred Conspiracy’: Religion, Nationalism, and the Crisis of Internationalism

NATHANIEL BERMAN

Shedding Light on the Conspiracy: A Reply to ‘The Sacred Conspiracy: Religion, Nationalism, and the Crisis of Internationalism’

LORENZO ZUCCA

What’s New in Our Current ‘International Secularism’?

JEAN-CLAUDE MONOD

‘Religion’, Genealogy, History: A Reply to Zucca and Monod

NATHANIEL BERMAN

INTERNATIONAL LAW AND PRACTICE

Arbitrariness, the Fair and Equitable Treatment Standard, and the International Law of Investment

JACOB STONE

The Terms of Reference of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: A Creeping Legal Mandate

BJØRN KUNOY

Nicaragua: 25 Years Later

CRISTINA HOSS, SANTIAGO VILLALPANDO and SANDESH SIVAKUMARAN

The Impact of the Nicaragua Case on the Court and Its Role: Harmful, Helpful, or In Between?

LORI FISLER DAMROSCH

The Impact of the Nicaragua Case on Matters of Evidence and Fact-Finding

PAUL S. REICHLER

The Principle of Non-Intervention 25 Years after the Nicaragua Judgment

MARCELO KOHEN

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT AND TRIBUNALS

The End of ‘Modes of Liability’ for International Crimes

JAMES G. STEWART

REVIEW ESSAY

Investment Law of/for/before the Twenty-First Century

MARTINS PAPARINSKIS

BOOK REVIEWS

Anja Seibert-Fohr, Prosecuting Serious Human Rights Violations, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009, 326pp., ISBN 978-0-19-956932-8.

Stef Vandeginste

Christina Eckes, EU Counter-Terrorist Policies and Fundamental Rights: The Case of Individual Sanctions, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009, 512pp., ISBN-13 978-0199573769, £65.00.

Iris Canor

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Canadian Yearbook of International Law

Vol. 48, 2010

  • Articles
    • Christopher K. Penny, Obeying Restraints: Applying the Plea of Superior Orders to Military Defendants before the International Criminal Court
    • Robin F. Holman, The Rogue Civil Airliner and International Human Rights Law: An Argument for a Proportionality of Effects Analysis within the Right to Life
    • Charles Riziki Majinge, Regional Arrangements and the Maintenance of International Peace and Security: The Role of the African Union Peace and Security Council
    • Géraud de Lassus Saint-Geniès, Les piliers économique et environnemental du développement durable: conciliation ou soutien mutuel? L’éclairage apporté par la Cour internationale de Justice dans l’Affaire des Usines de pâte à papier sur le fleuve Uruguay (Argentine c Uruguay)
  • Notes and Comments
    • Drew Tyler, Does the Charter Float? The Application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to Canada’s Policing of High Seas Fisheries
    • Daniel H. Meester, The International Court of Justice’s Kosovo Case: Assessing the Current State of International Legal Opinion on Remedial Secession

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Chinese Journal of International Law

Advance Access

The Environment, Risk and Liability in International Law by Yee, S.

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International Community Law Review

Volume 14, Number 1, 2012

Editorial
pp. 1-2(2)
Author: Merkouris, Panos

What Is So Special About Jus Cogens? – On the Difference between the Ordinary and the Peremptory International Law
pp. 3-18(16)
Author: Linderfalk, Ulf

The International Legal Status of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta
pp. 19-32(14)
Author: Karski, Karol

The Roles of Non-State Actors in Lawmaking within the Global Intellectual Property Regimes of WIPO and TRIPs
pp. 33-61(29)
Author: Woodward, Barbara K.

Ainu Landowners’ Struggle for Justice and the Illegitimacy of the Nibutani Dam Project in Hokkaido Japan
pp. 63-80(18)
Author: Maruyama, Hiroshi

Norman A. Martinez Gutiérrez, Limitation of Liability in International Maritime Conventions. The Relationship between Global Limitation Conventions and Particular Liability Regimes (IMLI Studies in International Maritime Law). ISBN: 978-0415601405 (London: Routledge, 2011) 496 pp.
pp. 81-82(2)
Author: Fitzmaurice, Malgosia

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The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law

Volume 27, Number 1, 2012

Christopher C. Joyner(1948-2011)

pp. 1-2(2)

Fisheries Regulation in the Maritime Zones of Svalbard
pp. 3-58(56)
Author: Molenaar, E.J.

Territorial Sovereignty Issues in Maritime Disputes: A Jurisdictional Dilemma for Law of the Sea Tribunals
pp. 59-95(37)
Author: Buga, Irina

The North Pole Seabed Nature Reserve as a Provisional Arrangement
pp. 97-133(37)
Author: Gayazova, Olya

A Model for Integrated Coastal Management Legislation: A Principled Analysis of New Zealand’s Resource Management Act 1991
pp. 135-165(31)
Authors: Makgill, Robert A.; Rennie, Hamish G.

Georgia
pp. 167-177(11)
Author: Kvinikhidze, Shalva

Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations
pp. 179-185(7)
Authors: Druel, Elisabeth; Billé, Raphaël; Treyer, Sébastien

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Harvard Human Rights Journal

Ou Virak Interview, Part I

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Journal of International Arbitation

Vol. 29, No. 1 (2012)

Declaratory Relief in International Arbitration [Dunaud, Kostytska] (104 KB)

The Commission’s Proposal to Amend the Arbitration Exception in the EC Jurisdiction Regulation: How ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ Can End Up in a ‘Comedy of Errors’ and in Anti-suit Injunctions Brussels-style [Lazić] (143 KB)

Investment Disputes after Argentina’s Economic Crisis: Interpreting BIT Non-precluded Measures and the Doctrine of Necessity under Customary International Law [Martin] (122 KB)

International Investment Protection Regime and Criminal Investigations [Mirzayev] (167 KB)

Non-party Autonomy: Displacing the Negative Effect of the Principle of ‘Competence-Competence’ in England? [Gaffney] (76 KB)

Finality and Arbitral Rules: Saying an Award Is Final Does Not Necessarily Make It So [Kirby] (78 KB)

Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers 2010 [Fouret] (45 KB)

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World Trade and Arbitration Materials

Vol. 24, No. 1 (2012)

United States – Measures Affecting Imports of Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tyres from China Report of the Appellate Body (559 KB)

EVN AG v. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Award (139 KB)

Continental Casualty Company v. The Argentine Republic Annulment Proceeding (365 KB)

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Air and Space Law

Vol. 37, No. 1 (2012)

The Triumph of Politics: Reflections on the Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union Validating the Inclusion of Non-EU Airlines in the Emissions Trading Scheme [Havel, Mulligan] (171 KB)

The 2010 ASEAN-China Air Transport Agreement: Placing the Cart before the Horse? [Tan] (100 KB)

The Damaged Quilt: Inadequate Coverage of the Montreal Convention [Neenan] (233 KB)

Legal Problems Arising from the Installation of the Galileo and EGNOS Ground Stations in Non–EU Countries [Masutti] (89 KB)

International Parental-Child Abductions: Air Carrier Exposure to Civil Litigation in the USA for Transporting Abducted Children [Elsasser] (79 KB)

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European Foreign Affairs Review

Vol. 17, No. 1 (2012)

ACP-EU Development Cooperation at a Crossroads? One Year after the Second Revision of the Cotonou Agreement [Bartelt] (137 KB)

EU-Brazil Relations:A Strategic Partnership? [Rodt, Whitman] (113 KB)

The European External Action Service: Antidote against Incoherence? [Duke] (129 KB)

Image-ing the EU as an International Leader: A Survey of Asian Newsmakers’ Perceptions from a Public Diplomacy Perspective [Chaban] (137 KB)

A Force for Good Governance? The European Union’s Normative Power and Standards of Appropriate Governing [Huelss] (112 KB)

EU Counter-Terrorist Sanctions against Individuals: Problems and Perils [Eckes] (118 KB)

Antiterrorism Cooperation between the EU and ASEAN [Chevallier-Govers] (340 KB)

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Opinions publiques et Politique européenne de sécurité et de défense commune: Acteurs, positions, évolutions (Public Opinion and the Common European Security and Defence Policy: Actors, Positions, Evolution) edited by, André Dumoulin & Philippe Manigart. (Brussels, Bruylant, 2012) (39 KB)

Europe, Strategy and Armed Forces: The Making of a Distinctive Power, Sven Biscop and Jo Coelmont. (Routledge/Cass Military Studies, London, 2012) [Mattelaer] (39 KB)

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Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL)

vol. 20 no. 2 (1 July 2011)

  1. Editorial
    Wilkins, Hugh
    Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) (ISSN: 0962-8797); Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 111-112(2); 1 July 2011
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  2. Changing Dynamics of Forest Regulation: Coming Full Circle?
    Srivastava, Nidhi
    Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) (ISSN: 0962-8797); Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 113-122(10); 1 July 2011
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  3. If a Tree Falls in a Kyoto Forest and Nobody is There to Hear it, will it be Accounted for? An Insider’s View of the Negotiations Surrounding Land Use, Land-use Change and Forestry for the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol
    Fry, Ian
    Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) (ISSN: 0962-8797); Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 123-138(16); 1 July 2011
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  4. Integrating Biodiversity in the Climate Regime’s Forest Rules: Options and Tradeoffs in Greening REDD Design
    van Asselt, Harro
    Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) (ISSN: 0962-8797); Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 139-149(11); 1 July 2011
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  5. Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights and REDD: A Case Study
    Lemaitre, Sophie
    Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) (ISSN: 0962-8797); Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 150-162(13); 1 July 2011
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  6. Building on Forest Governance Reforms through FLEGT: The Best Way of Controlling Forests’ Contribution to Climate Change?
    Dooley, Kate; Ozinga, Saskia
    Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) (ISSN: 0962-8797); Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 163-170(8); 1 July 2011
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  7. The Implicit Constitutional Right to Live in a Healthy Environment
    Boyd, David R.
    Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) (ISSN: 0962-8797); Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 171-179(9); 1 July 2011
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  8. Excluding Coexistence of GMOs? The Impact of the EU Commission’s 2010 Recommendation on Coexistence
    Dobbs, Mary
    Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) (ISSN: 0962-8797); Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 180-193(14); 1 July 2011
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  9. The International Regime for the Compensation of Oil-pollution Damage: A Good Candidate to Have a Human Rights Law Approach?
    Gouritin, Armelle
    Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) (ISSN: 0962-8797); Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 194-207(14); 1 July 2011
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  10. RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF STATES SPONSORING PERSONS AND ENTITIES WITH RESPECT TO ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA: THE INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL OF THE LAW OF THE SEA’S RECENT CONTRIBUTION TO INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
    Handl, Gunther
    Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) (ISSN: 0962-8797); Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 208-213(6); 1 July 2011
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  11. Property Rights and Sustainability: The Evolution of Property Rights to Meet Ecological Challenges Edited by David Grinlinton and Prue Taylor
    Boute, Anatole
    Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) (ISSN: 0962-8797); Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 214-216(3); 1 July 2011
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  12. Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation Edited by Andrew Jordan, Dave Huitema, Harro van Asselt, Tim Rayner and Frans Berkhout
    Kulovesi, Kati
    Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) (ISSN: 0962-8797); Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 216-218(3); 1 July 2011
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  13. Regulating From Nowhere: Environmental Law and the Search for Objectivity By Douglas A. Kysar
    Richardson, Benjamin J.
    Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) (ISSN: 0962-8797); Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 218-219(2); 1 July 2011
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  14. Managing Environmental Justice Edited by Dennis Palvich
    Tonye Mahop, Marcelin
    Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) (ISSN: 0962-8797); Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 220-221(2); 1 July 2011
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  15. Confronting Biopiracy: Challenges, Cases and International Debates By Daniel F. Robinson
    Tonye Mahop, Marcelin
    Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) (ISSN: 0962-8797); Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 221-223(3); 1 July 2011
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy

Volume 14, Issue 3-4, 2011

Special Issue: The Fortieth Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands: 40 Years of Biodiversity Conservation and Wise Use

Anada Tiéga
pages 173-175

The Ramsar Convention and Ecosystem-Based Approaches to the Wise Use and Sustainable Development of Wetlands

C. Max Finlayson , Nick Davidson , Dave Pritchard , G. Randy Milton & Heather MacKay
pages 176-198

The Ramsar Convention and Synergies for Operationalizing the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Ecosystem Approach for Wetland Conservation and Wise Use

Nick Davidson & David Coates
pages 199-205

Responding to Emerging Challenges: Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1

Ruth Cromie , Nick Davidson , Colin Galbraith , Ward Hagemeijer , Pierre Horwitz , Rebecca Lee , Taej Mundkur & David A. Stroud
pages 206-242

State Obligations and Non-Compliance in the Ramsar System

Ornella Ferrajolo
pages 243-260

National Ramsar/Wetlands Committees Across the Six Ramsar Regions: Diversity and Benefits

Marcela Bonells & Monica Zavagli
pages 261-292

The Lukanga Swamps: Use, Conflicts, and Management

Matthew McCartney , Lisa-Maria Rebelo , Everisto Mapedza , Sanjiv de Silva & C. Max Finlayson
pages 293-310

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Journal of Private International Law

vol. 7 no. 3 (December 2011)

  1. Arbitration and the Draft Revised Brussels I Regulation: Seeds of Home Country Control and of Harmonisation?
    Radicati di Brozolo, Luca G.
    Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 3, pp. 423-460(38); December 2011
    Hart Publishing
  2. European Public Policy (With an Emphasis on ExequaturProceedings)
    Kramberger Skerl, Jerca
    Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 3, pp. 461-490(30); December 2011
    Hart Publishing
  3. Reflections on the Mexico Convention in the Context of the Preparation of the Future Hague Instrument on International Contracts
    Antonio Moreno Rodriguez, Jose; Mercedes Albornoz, Maria
    Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 3, pp. 491-526(36); December 2011
    Hart Publishing
  4. Where Does Economic Loss Occur?
    Lehmann, Matthias
    Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 3, pp. 527-550(24); December 2011
    Hart Publishing
  5. International Litigation Trends in Environmental Liability: A European Unionunited States Comparative Perspective
    Otero Garcia-Castrillon, Carmen
    Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 3, pp. 551-581(31); December 2011
    Hart Publishing
  6. Intellectual Property Rights Infringements in European Private International Law: Meeting the Requirements of Territoriality and Private International Law
    Neumann, Sophie
    Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 3, pp. 583-600(18); December 2011
    Hart Publishing
  7. Dual Nationality = Double Trouble?
    Kruger, Thalia; Verhellen, Jinske
    Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 3, pp. 601-626(26); December 2011
    Hart Publishing
  8. International Surrogacy Arrangements: An Urgent Need for Legal Regulation at the International Level
    Trimmings, Katarina; Beaumont, Paul
    Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 3, pp. 627-647(21); December 2011
    Hart Publishing
  9. Convergence and Divergence in Private International Law
    Harder, Sirko
    Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 3, pp. 649-663(15); December 2011
    Hart Publishing

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IV. Cases and Dispute Settlement

Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy: Greece intervening) – The International Court of Jutice finds that Italy has violated its obligation to respect the immunity enjoyed by Germany under international law

A. OXFORD REPORTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW

Constitutional review of certain provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure of the Russian Federation regarding the procedure of supervisory review of judgments, Judicial review, N 2-P, SZ RF Vol 7, 2007; ILDC 1291 (RU 2007) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): ECtHR (European Court of Human Rights) – Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, right to a judge – Human rights, right to effective remedy – Human rights, right to fair trial – Judicial review

Anonymous v Public Prosecutor, Final judgment, TUI-36/2001; ILDC 1600 (MO 2007) Subject(s): Human rights – Relationship between international and domestic law Keyword(s): Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, right to a judge – International law and domestic law, conflicts between – International law and domestic law, consistent interpretation

PK v Canada, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/89/D/1234/2003; IHRL 3734 (UNHRC 2007) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims – Non-refoulement

Novaković v Serbia, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/100/D/1556/2007; IHRL 3756 (UNHRC 2010) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Duty to investigate – Exhaustion of local remedies – Human rights, right to effective remedy – Human rights, right to life

Gavrilovici v Moldova, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 25464/05; IHRL 3703 (ECHR 2010) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Compensation – Detention – Exhaustion of local remedies – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, freedom of expression – Human rights, right to fair trial

Ruotsalainen v Finland, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 13079/03; IHRL 3670 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to fair trial

Goyet v France, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/94/D/1746/2008; IHRL 3742 (UNHRC 2008) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Actio popularis – Human rights, freedom of thought, conscience, and religion – International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims – Religious discrimination

McCallum v South Africa, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/100/D/1818/2008; IHRL 3758 (UNHRC 2010) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Duty to investigate – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, rights of persons deprived of their liberty

Sanoma Uitgevers BV v Netherlands, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 38224/03; IHRL 3714 (ECHR 2010) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, freedom of expression

Ismailov and ors v Russia, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 33947/05; IHRL 3693 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Disappearances – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, right to effective remedy – Human rights, right to liberty and security of person – Human rights, right to life

Janatuinen v Finland, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 28552/05; IHRL 3700 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to fair trial

Media Rights Agenda v Nigeria, Merits, Comm no 224/98; 28th ordinary session (23 October–6 November 2000); 14th Annual Activity Report (2000–1); IHRL 222 (ACHPR 2000) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, freedom of expression – Human rights, right to fair trial – Human rights, right to liberty and security of person

MSS v Belgium and Greece, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 30696/09; IHRL 153 (ECHR 2011)

Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Asylum – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, right to effective remedy – Human rights, rights of persons deprived of their liberty – Non-refoulement – Refugees

Centre for Minority Rights Development (Kenya) and Minority Rights Group International on behalf of Endorois Welfare Council v Kenya, Merits, Comm 276/2003; 46th Ordinary Session (11–25 November 2009); 27th Activity Report; IHRL 3591 (ACHPR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Compensation – Development, right to – Human rights, collective rights – Human rights, cultural rights – Human rights, freedom of thought, conscience, and religion – Indigenous peoples – Property – Restitution

Zaunegger v Germany, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 22028/04; IHRL 3698 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to family – Human rights, right to non-discrimination – Human rights, right to privacy

Huri-Laws v Nigeria, Merits, Comm no 225/98; 28th ordinary session (23 October–6 November 2000); 14th Annual Activity Report (2000–1); IHRL 217 (ACHPR 2000) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, freedom of expression – Human rights, right to fair trial – Human rights, right to liberty and security of person – Human rights, right to liberty of movement – Human rights, right to property

B. Treaty Bodies

CCPR/C/97/D/1398/2005 COMMUNICATION NO. 1398/2005 : HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE, 97TH SESSION, 12-30 OCTOBER 2009 : VIEWS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian ]

C. Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

IACHR Takes Case Involving Ecuador to Inter-American Court

IACHR Urges Panama to Guarantee Protesters’ Physical Integrity and Security

IACHR Takes Case Involving Ecuador to Inter-American Court

IACHR Presents Report on Access to Justice for Women Victims of Sexual Violence in Mesoamerica.

IACHR Takes Case Involving Peru to Inter-American Court.

D. REFWORLD

R (ota JS) and R (ota YK) v Birmingham City Council (AAJR) Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) – Document type: Case Law

Al Hamdani v. Bosnia and Herzegovina Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

Bula & others v Minister of Home Affairs & others Publisher: South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal – Document type: Case Law

Al Husin v. Bosnia and Herzegovina Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

MT (Article 1F (a) – aiding and abetting) Zimbabwe v. Secretary of State for the Home Department Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1103584 Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1108973 Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1106976 Publisher: Australia: Immigration Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1110014 Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1105038 Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1105918 Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1101261 Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1106101 Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

Alexandre Achughbabian c. Préfet du Val-de-Marne Publisher: European Union: European Court of Justice – Document type: Case Law

R.U. c. Grèce Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

I.M. c. France Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

M.A. v. Minister for Justice and Law Reform, and others Publisher: Ireland: High Court – Document type: Case Law

Gerardo Ruiz Zambrano v Office national de l’emploi (ONEm) Publisher: European Union: European Court of Justice – Document type: Case Law

E. World Trade Organization

Joint communications issued concerning zeroing disputes On 6 February 2012, joint communications concerning zeroing disputes have been submitted, by the United States and Japan in WT/DS322 and by the European Union and the US in WT/DS350 and WT/DS294.

F. European Court of Human Rights

(from European Court of Human Rights News)

Decision Fernandez v. France (65421/10) fairness of proceedings to challenge a speeding ticket : inadmissible

G. NAFTA Joint Public Advisory Committee

JPAC recommends review of CEC citizen submission process and examination of the transboundary movement of used lead-acid batteries in North America

H. Law Library of Congress

European Union: ACTA Signed in Tokyo On January 26, 2012, the European Union and 22 of its member countries signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a controversial pact designed to tighten international controls.

Haiti: Dictator Duvalier Only Facing Charges for Embezzlement of Public Funds Criminal law and procedure – On January 30, 2012, investigating judge Carvandegrave;s Jean rendered an order sending former dictator Jean Claude Duvalier before the competent Haitian tribunal correctionnel for embezzlement of public funds.

Greece / International Court of Justice: Judgment on Blocking Entry of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia into NATO International law – On December 5, 2011, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in The Hague, Netherlands, issued its judgment.

Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan): Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking Trafficking in persons – On November 21, 2011, the Kyrgyz President signed into law the amended version of the country’s Law on Preventing and Countering Human Trafficking.

European Union: Treaty on Fiscal Compact Budget – On January 30, 2012, in the midst of Greece’s desperate attempts to avert fiscal default, the European Union (EU) Members except the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic agreed on a new Treaty on ….

Senegal: Court Permits Candidacy for Third Presidential Term Elections – On January 30, 2012, Senegal’s Constitutional Court, the Conseil Constitutionel, determined that the current leader of the country, President Abdoulaye Wade, can run for a third term in office in the elections scheduled for February 26.

Netherlands: Wearing of Face Coverings in Most Public Places to Be Banned Women – On January 27, 2012, the Cabinet of the Netherlands reaffirmed an earlier decision and announced that a ban on burqas and other face coverings, which had been proposed in September, would proceed later in 2012.

Indonesia: Papuans Indicted for Treason Criminal law and procedure – On January 30, 2012, the district court at Jayapura, the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua, indicted five activists from the province on charges of treason.

France: Law on Denial of Recognized Genocide Crimes Challenged Before Constitutional Council Genocide – On January 23, 2012, the French Senate adopted, without any modifications, the draft law passed earlier by the National Assembly making a criminal offense “the denial or extreme minimization of one or several genocide crimes.

V. Blogs/reviews/comment (select items)

Actualités de l’IFRI

UNE VISION POUR LE FUTUR DE LA DÉFENSE FRANCAISE

The 2012 State of the European Union: Austerity and Solidarity in Europe

AlertNet Blogs

How to design a REDD+ project

ALNAP Blog

Humanitarian quality and accountability – what’s next?

ASIL Insights

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The Durban Package and the Goals of Pacific Small Island Developing States  By Chris Wold

Blog of Rights (ACLU)

VIDEO: Report on Drone Strike Civilian Casualties and New Questions About Legality

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Web Edition

New START: One year later

Carneigie Council

Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Thomas Pogge

Global Ethics Corner: The Arab Spring Turns One Year Old: What Next?

All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals

Citizen Pilgrimage (Richard Falk)

Nuclear Free Middle East: Desirable, Necessary, and Impossible

Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security

Making Agriculture a Priority to obtain a Sustainable Tomorrow

Climate Law Blog

RGGI Decides to Retire Unused Allowances

California, New York and Washington to Require Insurers to Provide Information on Climate Change Risks

Climate Progress

The Great Carbon Bubble: Bill McKibben on Why the Fossil Fuel Industry Fights So Hard Against Climate Action

February 6 News: China Refuses to Pay for Airline Emissions, Elevating Dispute Over EU Carbon Tax

February 3 News: EU Climate Chief Calls for Doubling of Renewable Energy Targets at Rio Summit

Council on Foreign Relations

Palestinian Unity Deal in a Changing Middle East

United States’ Draft Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty, 2006

Obama’s Statement on Syria, February 2012

The Doha Palestinian Unity Agreement: Now the Hard Part

R2P in Crisis Following UN Syria Vote

U.S. Trade Policy in Transition

Campaign 2012: The Candidates on U.S.-Russia Relations

Earth Rights International

Nigerian Groups Ask Norway to Divest from Shell Over Oil Spills by Jonathan Kaufman

East Asia Forum

US–China trade friction and India’s role in the G20 by Geethanjali Nataraj

China’s regional and global power by Yunling Zhang

Economic cooperation strengthened at India-Japan summit by Sanjana Joshi

EJIL: Talk!

The African Union’s Response to the ICC’s Decisions on Bashir’s Immunity: Will the ICJ Get Another Immunity Case?  by Dapo Akande

Exploiting A ‘Dynamic’ Interpretation? The Israeli High Court of Justice Accepts the Legality of Israel’s Quarrying Activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory by Valentina Azarov

Peter Tomka Elected President of the ICJ by Marko Milanovic

Job Opportunity: British Red Cross Research Fellow to work on ICRC Customary International Humanitarian Law Study by Dapo Akande

Germany v. Italy: Germany Wins by Marko Milanovic

Iran and the Strait of Hormuz: some initial thoughts by Douglas Guilfoyle

Environmental Law Prof Blog

From Davos to Delhi

FCO Bloggers (UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

Foreign Secretary discusses Syria with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

Falkland Islanders free to determine their own future

Foreign Affairs

Russia’s Line in the Sand on Syria Dmitri Trenin

NATO’s Victory in Libya, Ivo H. Daalder and James G. Stavridis

Foreign Policy

Negotiating an End to Somalia’s War with al Shaabab Afyare Abdi Elmi and Abdi Aynte

Russia’s Line in the Sand on Syria Dmitri Trenin

Talking to the Vanguard – By Leon Aron Conversations with the new wave of Russia’s civil society opposition.

Putin Is Already Dead – By Leon Aron The sweeping protests that have riled Moscow signal the end of Russia’s strongman, but the real gains will require millions to adopt the project of democracy and dignity.

The Cynics at the Gates – By James Traub The world is more prepared to stop atrocities than ever before, but it is still unwilling — or unable — to actually bring those atrocities to an end.

This Week at War: What Is NATO Good For? – By Robert Haddick The U.S. pivot to Asia could give the military alliance a chance to find a new identity.

Premature Evacuation? – By Michael A. Cohen Why cutting and running in Afghanistan is good politics for Obama.

Brothers in Arms – By Michael Weiss and Julia Pettengill Vladimir Putin’s stubborn support for the Syrian regime is intended to shore up his faltering support within Russia.

The Forbidden Citizen – By Sophie Richardson Why 2012 will be a very bad year to be a Chinese dissident — and what America can do about it.

Finish Him – By Daniel Byman Without international intervention, there’s a good chance that Syria’s dictator, Bashar al-Assad, could still rule for years.

The Bin Laden Bounce – By Scott Clement Does killing bad guys really help at the ballot box?

Foreign Policy Association

A New Direction for EU-Russian Relations?

US Congressional Hearing May Spell Trouble for Pakistan

Secret North Korean Nuke Test?

Kenya vs. Al Shabaab: Helicopters, IEDs and Twitter

UN Declares End to Famine in Somalia, Danger Remains

Duvalier escapes trial for crimes against Humanity

Komen vs. Planned Parenthood: Implications for Global Health

Iran & Israel – Diplomatic Road Rage

Battling Child Labor in Cocoa and Cotton Fields

GailForce: Review of Great Decisions, Drawdown: Exiting Iraq and Afghanistan

Facing Cold Shoulder from Oslo, China Turns to Ottawa for Support in Arctic

Iranian Diplomacy

Forest Peoples Blog

Proposed Forest Act amendment could derail community forestry in Nepal

Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development

Video: FIELD’s climate change work in 2012

Georgetown International Environmental Law Review

Keystone Pipeline: How Many Jobs Can It Create?

Green (NYTimes)

On Our Radar: A Chinese Challenge on Airline Emissions

Coral, Part II: Is the Cold or Heat More Lethal?

Warming Seas and Corals: A New Conundrum

Human Rights Now (Amnesty)

“Kill All The Lawyers”: Stifling Dissent in Turkey

Coming Face to Face with Torture

Haiti: A Safe Haven for “Baby Doc” Duvalier…Really?

International Criminal Law Bureau

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Condemns Detention of Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal Suspects

ICC: Shaping Kenya’s Political Landscape

STL: Assignment of Defence Counsel

Syria: Security Council Fails To Adopt Draft Resolution On Syria

The “Feedback Loop” of State Compliance with ICL Obligations and Acceptance in the International Community

SCSL Poised to Lose Judge Before Delivery of Taylor Verdict

European Parliament Committee on South East Asia: ICT Bangladesh

Lebanon: Un-Backed Tribunal To Try Four Men Accused Of Hariri Killing In Absentia

ECCC: Duch Sentenced To Life Imprisonment By The Supreme Court Chamber

Intercross (ICRC)

Taking stock of the aid community

Somalia – ICRC fully committed despite ban

International Economic Law and Policy (Simon Lester)

National Treatment Issues in the Bilcon NAFTA Chapter 11 Case

Banning Keystone Oil Exports

Chinese Compliance with WTO Rules

Treaty Interpretation and Titles of Provisions

Julia Qin on GATT Article XX and China – Raw Materials

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Paper: Conservation and Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone

International Law Observer

Under the Guise of Security? Population Control by the Occupying Power

Elections at the ICJ

Judgment Issued in the Case Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy: Greece intervening)

Update on the ICJ’s activity at the beginning of 2012

International Law Prof Blog (Mark E. Wojcik & Cindy Galway Buys)

State Department Advisory Committee on Private International Law

Reflections on the Revolution in Egypt

Society for Mediterranean Law and Culture

Human Rights in Burma

International Court of Justice Elects New Leaders

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Russia Joins OECD Convention Against Bribery

Ethiopia Sentences Journalists Under Anti-Terrorism Laws

Transnational Litigation and Civil Procedure

To Help Pakistan Recover from Flood, the EU Wants to Temporarily Lift Duties on Products from Pakistan

International Water Law Project Blog

What Does Turkey’s Contemplated European Union “Freeze” Have to do with Water?

IntLawGrrls

Uncommon heritage: Elisabeth Mann Borgese by noreply@blogger.com (Betsy Baker)

Gay marriage ban unconstitutional by noreply@blogger.com (Diane Marie Amann)

What Western Gay Rights Agenda???  by noreply@blogger.com (Alli Jernow)

Missed about War Time by noreply@blogger.com (Mary Dudziak)

Presuming Innocence, or Corruption, in China by noreply@blogger.com (Maggie Lewis)

S.C. Res. 1325 and National Action Plans by noreply@blogger.com (Beth Van Schaack)

Prosecuting organized crime: The terrorist legacy by noreply@blogger.com (Liz Campbell)

How the Cold War matters to war powers debate by noreply@blogger.com (Mary Dudziak)

Lebanon Update: In Absentia Decision & Personnel Changes by noreply@blogger.com (Beth Van Schaack)

Operations experts file amicus in Gotovina by noreply@blogger.com (Laurie Blank)

Jurist – Hotline Buzz

Syrian Diplomatic Recognition in International Law

Teaching Morality: Haditha and the Future of the US Military

Blurring the Legal Lines on Targeted Strikes

Justice in Conflict (Mark Kersten)

Dithering over Damascus

Drones for Human Rights: Are Drones the Answer?

Lawfare

Proportionality and Distinction When Collateral Damage Is a Certainty

Is DPH the Relevant Standard in Pakistan? An Important Element in the Debate Missing from BIJ’s Report

Cybersecurity Legislation in the House of Representatives

Worth Repeating: The NDAA’s “Mandatory Detention” Provision Doesn’t Actually Bar Civilian Prosecutions

Paul Stephan on ICJ Decision in Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy)

Does the Russian Veto of the Proposed UNSC Resolution on Syria Vindicate Scott Horton and Walter Russell Mead?

Legal Planet

The Climate Changes for the Insurance Industry

LieberCode

Cambodia Tribunal Increases Duch Sentence to Life

Remembering Nino

Making Waves (Greenpeace)

Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Mixed Bag

Brazilian forest code: the battle continues

Ocean Governance

Countries adopt UN-backed declaration to protect marine environment

One World International Practice Blog (Louis M. Solomon)

New York’s Highest Court Finds Public Policy Exception Applicable Before Even Deciding the Issue of Arbitrability, Barring Arbitration of Job Security Clauses

Post-Morrison, State Law Rather Than Federal Supports Claims By Non-U.S. Investors for Alleged Securities Fraud

Countries adopt UN-backed declaration to protect marine environment

Opinio Juris

Chesney on Attacking Mourners and Rescuers with Drones (Updated) by Kevin Jon Heller

ICJ Issues Jurisdictional Immunities Judgment by Ingrid Wuerth

Cambodia Tribunal Increases Duch Sentence to Life by Jens Ohlin

Paul Stephan Discusses ICJ Decision in Jurisdictional Immunities of the State by Kenneth Anderson

Julian Arato on the Eurozone Crisis and the German Federal Constitutional Court, Part 2 by Kenneth Anderson

OurWorld 2.0

Can no-take fisheries help protect our oceans? by Hanneke Van Lavieren

From mountain to sea: A vision for the rebuilding of Tohoku by Anne McDonald

Peace Palace Library

Pirates, Buccaneers and Privateers : Concepts of International Law

PhD Studies in Human Rights (William A. Schabas)

Immunities Decision from International Court of Justice

Iraq Becoming Worst Death Penalty State

Prawfsblog

Rupert Murdoch and the FCPA by Miriam Bae

Restating, stating, shuffling, or changing? by Mark Drumbl

SHARES

Who’s responsible for protecting terrorist suspects? by Maarten den Heijer

Switchboard (NRDC)

China Environmental News Alert

In Delhi, Leaders Call for Sustainable Action Today, Not Promises for Tomorrow

Paving the Road to Rio+20 with Meaningful Dialogue at DSDS 2012

Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News: 1/30 – 2/3/2012

The Two Way (NPR)

Argentina Will Complain To U.N. About Britain’s ‘Militarization’ Of Falklands

UK Human Rights Blog

Indefinite detention: not very British

Let the deportation fit the crime

Aarhus and environmental judicial review: cracking legal costs per Jackson LJ

United Nations Dispatch

UNCTAD Report; Syria; Libya; UN Refugee Agency; DR Congo

What is Agenda 21?

Did Twitter Cost a Judge his Job at a UN War Crimes Tribunal? by Faine Greenwood

UPDATE: Security Council Resolution on Syria Vetoed by Hayes Brown

3 Keys To Understanding The Unrest In Senegal by Penelope Chester

NATO Meeting to Discuss Early End of Combat Operations in Afghanistan by Una Moore

War and Law

Updated: Africa’s ICC gripes heading to the ICJ?

What’s In Blue

Tomorrow’s Consultations on the UN Mission in Abyei

Today’s Secretary-General’s Briefing on Recent Visits

Debate on Kosovo

DRC Briefing and Consultations

Somalia Briefing following Secretary-General’s Recommendations

Syria Draft Resolution in Blue

Council’s February Programme of Work

VI. Gray Literature (select items)

CRS: Detention of U.S. Persons as Enemy Belligerents

Report of the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law on the Prosecution of Democracy Advocates in Bahrain

UN Water Decade Publications Review

ICTSD, Brainstorming on key issues regarding the future of the Multilateral Trading System (published, 14 December, 2011)

EED, Vision of the Civil Peace Service Network – Cameroon (published, November, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 13 December, 2011)

International Crisis Group, Nepal’s Peace Process: The Endgame Nears (published, 13 December, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 13 December, 2011)

IISD, Climate Change Policy & Practice, Canada Withdraws from Kyoto Protocol (posted, 12 December, 2011)

IISD, Climate Change Policy & Practice, ITTA, 2006 Enters into force (posted, 12 December, 2011)

Camino Kavanagh and Bruce Jones, Libya: An assessment of the UNs Rule of Law support agenda (published, November, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 12 December, 2011)

Redress, Held to Account: Making the Law work to Fight Impunity in Nepal(published, December, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 12 December, 2011)

Jenny de Fine Licht, Daniel Naurin, Peter Esaiasson, Mikael Gilljam, Does transparency generate legitimacy? (published, September, 2011)  (posted on Zunia, 11 December, 2011)

Barak D. Hoffman, The politics of Transparency in Kenya and Tanzania (published, September, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 11 December, 2011)

Emily Paddon and Guillaume Lacaille, Stabilising the Congo (published, December, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 11 December, 2011)

IISD, Climate Change Policy & Practice, WMO, Norway Sign Agreement on Climate Services in Africa (posted, 9 December, 2011)

IISD, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, ITTO, UNCCD Sign MoU on Dry Tropical Forests (posted, 8 December, 2011)

IISD, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, ASEAN Judiciary Agrees to Common Vision on Environment (posted, 8 December, 2011)

IISD, Linkages, Coverage of Selected Side Events at the Durban Climate Change Conference – November 2011 (posted, 7 December, 2011)

IISD, Linkages, Durban Climate Change Conference – COP17/CMP7  (posted, 7 December, 2011)

Zunia, “International Campaign on Climate Refugees’ Rights” demands new legal institutional framework at Durban UN talks (posted, 7 December, 2011)

ICTSD, WTO Members Drop Food Security Proposals for Ministerial (published, 7 December, 2011)

Christophe Mulelr and Marc Vothkneckt, Group Violence, Ethnic Diversity, and Citizen Participation: Evidence from Indonesia (published, July, 2011)(posted on Zunia, 7 December, 2011)

Alex Rutherford, Dion Harmon, Justin Werfel, Shlomiya Bar-Yam, Alexander Card-Murray, Andreas Gros, and Yaneer Bar-Yam The Importance of Setting Boundaries for Peaceful Coexistence (published, 6 October, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 7 December, 2011)

International Crisis Group, Reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Harder than Ever (published, 18 July, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 7 December, 2011)

Anti Death penalty Asia Network, When Justice Fails: Thousands executed in Asia after unfair trials (published, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 7 December, 2011)

Amnesty international, Italy: ‘Zero Tolerance for Roma’: Forced Evictions and Discrimination Against Roma in Milan (published, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 7 December, 2011)

Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung, Beyond Armed Resistance: Ethnonational Politics in Burma (myanmar) (published, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 7 December, 2011)

International Crisis Group, Reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Harder than Ever (published, 18 July, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 7 December, 2011)

International Crisis Group, Waging Peace: ASEAN and the Thai-Cambodian border conflict (published, 6 December, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 7 December, 2011)

Human Rights Watch, South Africa: ” We’ll Show You You’re a Woman”: Violence and Discrimination against Black Lesbians and Transgender Men in South Africa (published, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 7 December, 2011)

Clara Magarino Manero and Manuela Popovici, Making a Difference: An assessment of Volunteer interventions Addresing Gender-Based Violence in Cambodia (published, November, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 7 December, 2011)

IISD, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, UNGA Postpones Action on Law of the Sea Resolution (posted, 6 December, 2011)

Daniel Alvarez Valenzuela, En Busca de Equilibrios Regulatorios: Child y las Recientes Reformas al Derecho de Autor (published, December, 2011)

Rashid S. Kaukab, To have or not to have a round: WTO at crossroads, ICTSD, (published, December, 2011)

IISD, Climate Change Policy & Practice, ASEAN, Republic of Korea Sign Asian Forest Cooperation Agreement (posted, 18 November, 2011)

VII. Documents/Negotiations/Practice

Journal of the United Nations

JOURNAL NO.2012/26

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JOURNAL NO.2012/25

Publication Date: Tuesday, 7 February 2012
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JOURNAL NO.2012/24

Publication Date: Saturday, 4 February 2012
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JOURNAL NO.2012/23

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JOURNAL NO.2012/22

Publication Date: Thursday, 2 February 2012
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UNEP/GCSS.XII/3 INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE: REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

UNEP/GCSS.XII/8 CONSULTATIVE PROCESS ON FINANCING OPTIONS FOR CHEMICALS AND WASTES: FINAL REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GOVERNING COUNCIL DECISIONS SS.XI/8 AND 26/7: REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

UNEP/GPA/IGR.3/L.1 DRAFT REPORT OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW MEETING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GLOBAL PROGRAMME OF ACTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT FROM LAND-BASED ACTIVITIES [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

TD/B/EX(54)/2 REPORT OF THE TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD ON ITS 54TH EXECUTIVE SESSION, HELD AT THE PALAIS DES NATIONS, GENEVA, FROM 28 TO 29 NOVEMBER 2011 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/66/664 REPORT ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE IN THE UNITED NATIONS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/138 OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD ON A COMMUNICATIONS PROCEDURE [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/235 UNITED NATIONS COMMON SYSTEM: REPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/12 TERRORIST ATTACKS ON INTERNATIONALLY PROTECTED PERSONS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/AC.105/C.1/L.317 NEAR-EARTH OBJECTS, 2011-2012 : DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ACTION TEAM ON NEAR-EARTH OBJECTS FOR AN INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO THE NEAR-EARTH OBJECT IMPACT THREAT [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/19/45 THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT : REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2012/74 SPECIAL REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON SOMALIA – FOR ADVANCE TRANSLATION [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2012/72 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE UNITED NATIONS INTERIM ADMINISTRATION MISSION IN KOSOVO [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/AC.105/1013 ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN 2011 IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE WORKPLAN OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE ON GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/66/682 MEMORANDUM BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL: APPOINTMENT OF THREE JUDGES OF THE UNITED NATIONS APPEALS TRIBUNAL [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

UNHCR comments on the European Commission’s Amended Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection status (Recast) COM (2011) 319 final Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Commentaries

VIII. Press Releases/Newsletters (select items)

Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights

“Risk of backtracking” UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, hails reforms, but warns that serious human rights and political challenges remain to be addressed.

Mission to Georgia The UN Special Rapporteur on the freedom of peaceful assembly and association, Maina Kiai, will visit Georgia from 6 to 13 February to look in depth at the issues on the ground.

El Salvador / detention The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention* urged the Government of El Salvador to ensure that the right to security does not override the right to be free from arbitrary detention.

Ethiopia / Freedom of expression A number of UN human rights experts on Thursday expressed their dismay at the continuing abuse of anti-terrorism legislation to curb freedom of expression in Ethiopia.

Mission to Honduras The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Ms. Margaret Sekaggya, will visit Honduras from 7 to 14 February 2012.

Pillay / Senegal elections UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay urged the Government, candidates and supporters to renounce violence and expressed concern about possible use of excessive force by authorities in Senegal.

World Trade Organization

Trade Policy Review: Kuwait The first review of the trade policies and practices of Kuwait takes place on 7 and 9 February 2012. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Kuwait.

“Keeping markets open is good global citizenship” — Lamy Director-General Pascal Lamy, in his address to the Jubilee Conference of the National Committee for International Co-operation and Sustainable Development of the Netherlands on 4 February 2012, commended the Netherlands for “its commitment to development assistance and supporting the use of trade as a tool for growth and poverty reduction”.

Netherlands offers EUR 3.9 million to training for least-developed countries The Netherlands has donated EUR 3.9 million to the Netherlands Trainee Programme (NTP) for the period 2012-2015.

Members approve EU waiver request for trade aid to Pakistan The Council for Trade in Goods, on 1 February 2012, approved a request by the European Union to temporarily lift EU duties on certain products from Pakistan to help the country recover from massive floods in 2010. This request for a waiver from its WTO obligations was initially made by the EU on 30 November 2010.

Organization of American States

Secretary General Presents a New Strategic Vision of the OAS The document, submitted to the Permanent Council, contains proposals and perspectives about the Organization’s core tasks and the best way of using its resources.

Report of the Electoral Observation Mission to Saint Lucia The Chief of the EOM presented the document before the Permanent Council with recommendations to improve the voters’ registry and transparency in campaign financing.

Secretary General Condemns Attacks by the FARC “These events represent an attack against the Colombian State and a despicable crime against the population, meriting a categorical rejection by the entire international community,” he said.

A Call to Coordinate the Fight against Cybercrime The Secretary General highlighted the transnational nature of this scourge, which “poses legal, specialization, training-related challenges as well as assistance and cooperation among the States.”

Combating Arms Trafficking Key for Hemispheric Security During a seminar held at the OAS, the Secretary General recalled that all manifestations of organized crime are linked to the illegal supply of weapons.

OAS Assistant Secretary General Visits Guatemala Ambassador Ramdin held conversations with President Otto Pérez Molina, high-level authorities of the new government and private sector representatives.

Combating Arms Trafficking Key for Hemispheric Security During a seminar held at the OAS, the Secretary General recalled that all manifestations of organized crime are linked to the illegal supply of weapons.

A Call to Coordinate the Fight against Cybercrime The Secretary General highlighted the transnational nature of this scourge, which “poses legal, specialization, training-related challenges as well as assistance and cooperation among the States.”

Report of the Electoral Observation Mission to Saint Lucia The Chief of the EOM presented the document before the Permanent Council with recommendations to improve the voters’ registry and transparency in campaign financing.

Secretary General Condemns Attacks by the FARC “These events represent an attack against the Colombian State and a despicable crime against the population, meriting a categorical rejection by the entire international community,” he said.

Secretary General Presents a New Strategic Vision of the OAS The document, submitted to the Permanent Council, contains proposals and perspectives about the Organization’s core tasks and the best way of using its resources.

UNHCR

Pillay on Syria

Survivors, Protectors, Providers: Refugee Women Speak Out

UNHCR addresses needs of 20,000 forced to flee violence in Mali

Violence in northern Mali forces over 20,000 into exile

UNHCR working to help conclude three African refugee situations

Census aims to improve the lives of refugees in the Dominican Republic

UNHCR Lebanon Update: Situation in North Lebanon, 28 January-3 February 2012

UNHCR alarmed at reports of atrocities against displaced Congolese

UNHCR alarm at new reported atrocities against displaced Congolese

Farming prospects prompt some refugees to head back to Somalia temporarily

Karens in Kentucky find new life challenging

Pakistan, UNHCR agree new regional approach to Afghan refugees

UN Women

Historic Gain for Women in Pakistan as Women’s Commission Gains Autonomous Status

2,000 More African Communities End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in 2011

Audio: Political and Economic Empowerment Top UN Women Plans for 2012

Audio: Political and Economic Empowerment Top UN Women Plans for 2012

IX. Media (select sources/select items)

A. News Aggregators

B. International News Sources

C. A Selection of Stories

UN News Service

Ban welcomes launch of Darfur mechanism aimed at helping to resolve conflict

Criminal violence taking rising toll in Caribbean countries, UN report finds

South Sudan: UN agencies sound alarm on worsening food shortages

UN agency defending press freedom condemns murder of Pakistani journalist

UN-backed census aims to improve lives of Dominican refugees

UN rights chief reminds world leaders of their ‘responsibility to protect’ Syrian people

UN officials underline religions’ role in promoting global harmony

UN food voucher scheme aims to help vulnerable Libyans and boost economy

African soccer and UN team up to score goals for peace and development

Europe’s deadly cold snap should ease from next week, UN agency says

After President resigns in Maldives, Ban voices hope crisis will end

In wake of elections in DR Congo, UN urges all sides to pursue dialogue

UNESCO mourns passing of acclaimed Spanish painter Antoni Tàpies

UN agency implements strategy to conclude three refugee crises is Africa

UN official calls for ‘global new deal’ to fix broken global economy

Panama: UN expert calls for dialogue between Government and indigenous people

Kenyan running aces to help mark milestone for UN environment agency

UN tribunal sentences member of Bosnian Serb’s legal team for contempt of court

As Syrian violence rages on, UNICEF voices alarm over plight of children

UN agency steps up help as renewed fighting in Mali uproots 20,000 people

UN agency steps up help as renewed fighting in Mali uproots 20,000 people

Connection technologies to play critical role in building sustainable future – UN

Ban ‘appalled’ by escalating violence across Syria

Ban calls for more ratifications of global treaty banning nuclear tests

UN World Court elects President and Vice-President for three-year terms

UN’s global report on youth highlights rising concerns over lack of job prospect

Myanmar: UN rights expert urges authorities to remain committed to reforms

UN’s global report on youth highlights rising concerns over lack of job prospects

Nearly 2,000 African communities end female genital mutilation – UN

Somalia: UN and partners insist interim political arrangement must end in August

Citing economic toll on Palestinians, Ban calls for end to Israeli occupation

Asia-Pacific nations seek faster response against HIV at UN gathering

Somalia: UN and partners insist interim political arrangement must end in August

British singer and actress Sarah Brightman becomes UNESCO Artist for Peace

Citing economic toll on Palestinians, Ban calls for end to Israeli occupation

Syria: Ban voices deep regret after Security Council fails to agree on resolution

Civilian casualty numbers in Afghanistan rise again, UN reports

For World Cancer Day, UN stresses early diagnosis to reduce mounting deaths

In Côte d’Ivoire, UN mission to decide on election certification next week

UN court rules against Italy in case over Nazi compensation claims

Philippines: UN and partners seek more funding to help tropical storm survivors

UN-backed court sentences key Khmer Rouge figure to life in prison on appeal

As floods continue in Fiji, UN stresses need to boost preventive measures

UN backs vaccination campaign after yellow fever outbreaks hit Cameroon and Ghana

UN political team to visit Maldives for talks on democratic transition

UN backs vaccination campaign after yellow fever outbreaks hit Cameroon and Ghana

UN says Somali famine over, but warns action needed to forestall new crisis

Ban thanks outgoing head of UN peacebuilding office in Sierra Leone for his work

Mozambique: UN agency begins food distribution to flood victims

Sustainable development the focus of talks between Assembly chief and French officials

UN voices concern over fresh round of killings in South Sudan

After ferry sinking in Papua New Guinea, UN agency voices deep sympathy

UN alarmed by reported new atrocities against displaced civilians in DR Congo

UN-backed awards seek to honour businesses with sustainable development practices

South Sudan: UN relief chief sees ‘terrible situation’ in troubled Jonglei state

Haiti: UN welcomes ratification of pact on economic and social rights

El Salvador: UN panel voices concern at arbitrary detention, prison overcrowding

Afghan refugees need right conditions to return home, stresses UN official

Haiti: UN welcomes ratification of pact on economic and social rights

UN Women to focus on boosting economic empowerment and political roles

Afghan refugees need right conditions to return home, stresses UN official

UN Women to focus on boosting economic empowerment and political roles

Visiting Gaza, Ban reiterates commitment to plight of Palestinians

Ban voices sadness after deadly clashes at Egyptian soccer stadium

Threatened by climate change, glaciers now under attack from ice thieves – UN

UN invites all Congolese to avoid violence, resolve poll disputes peacefully

Lebanon: UN-backed tribunal to try four men accused of Hariri killing in absentia

Yemen: UN relief chief welcomes release of seven humanitarian workers

UN invites all Congolese to avoid violence, resolve poll disputes peacefully

Lebanon: UN-backed tribunal to try four men accused of Hariri killing in absentia

Ethiopia’s anti-terrorism laws must not be misused to curb rights – UN

UN official voices concern about possible excessive use of force by Senegalese forces

UN kicks off Year of the Dragon with celebration of Chinese cultural heritage

UN atomic agency to hold further discussions with Iran over nuclear programme

Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst

EU court limits privacy rights for public figures by Hillary Stemple

Ninth Circuit strikes down California same-sex marriage ban by Jaclyn Belczyk

UN reports progress in ending female genital mutilation by Julia Zebley

Obama signs order imposing stricter sanctions on Iran by Jamie Davis

UN rights expert urges Myanmar to continue reforms by Andrea Bottorff

Libya trial against Gaddafi allies postponed by Sarah Posner

Pentagon official denies extension for 9/11 suspects by Michael Haggerson

US Army refers intelligence analyst’s Wikileaks case for court-martial by Jamie Davis

EU asks Google to delay new privacy policy by Jaimie Cremeans

HRW: Syria forces torturing children by Sung Un Kim

ACLU sues US government for information on targeted killings by Sarah Posner

Pakistan high court orders PM to appear on contempt charges by Maureen Cosgrove

What’s In Blue (News from Security Council Report)

Gulf states recalling ambassadors in Syria.

Yemeni vice president announces candidacy for president.

Syrian troops plant more mines along Lebanon border.

Sudan rebels free kidnapped Chinese workers.

Armed Nuer youth announce force of 30,000.

Afghan child labour fears grow as aid dries up.

Gunmen kill five in Libyan refugee camp.

Sierra Leone opposition say government provoking violence.

Suu Kyi hits the campaign trail in Myanmar.

Obama orders new sanctions on Iran.

UN says 22,000 people flee Mali fighting.

Turkey to launch new international initiative on Syria.

Russia says Assad presents reform plans as forces shell Homs.

Secretary-General condemns Syria resolution veto.

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon hopes to conclude work within three years.

Rebels say UNAMID chief is a burden to Darfur crisis.

Senegal opposition demands president give up third term bid.

Palestinian government to be formed in mid-February.

Obama says risky to attack Iran, aims at a diplomatic end to the nuclear standoff.

Myanmar panel says Suu Kyi can run for Parliament.

Arab League warns of slide to Syria civil war.

Nine dead in Kandahar car bomb attack.

US trade adviser linked to illegal DRC gold deal.

Top UN official to leave Sierra Leone.

Forces from Sudan, Chad and CAR complete deployment on the borders.

Ocampo dismisses appeal requests by Kenyan ICC suspects.

Media Reports on Asia

Sudan closer to war than peace with south, says Bashir.

Iran threatens retaliation over oil embargo.

Israeli defence minister says to consider attacking Iran if sanctions fail.

Kenya miltiary say 100 Somali militants killed.

UK says lead combat role in Afghanistan will end before 2014.

Libyan diplomat dies after torture, says HRW.

Rights group says Syrian forces target children.

‘Opportunity’ to end terror, piracy in Somalia, says Hague.

Russia ‘cannot support’ Council Syria draft resolution.

UN invites all Congolese to resolve poll disputes peacefully.

Russia intends to help Khartoum and Juba settle disputes.

South Sudan warns of war without ‘comprehensive’ deal.

US and allies exploring prospects for Syrian president’s exile.

Some Arab observers in Syria ‘for pleasure.’

North Korea opens door to talks with South Korea.

DRC leader’s party loses 45 percent of its seats.

US signals end to combat role in Afghanistan.

Germany seeks China’s help on Iran.

Rival Libya militias battle in Tripoli.

ICC rejects Qaddafi daughter’s appeal on jailed brother.

UK appoints first ambassador to Somalia in 21 years.

Palestinians hurl shoes at visiting UN chief.

Council still discussing Syrian resolution.

UN Wire

Russia, China draw a line on Syria

UNCTAD: Global “new deal” could remedy financial crises

UN chief urges Maldives calm on heels of president’s resignation

Oxfam urges localization of humanitarian aid

Brazil cracks down on immigration after Haitian influx

Nigerians are at growing risk amid lead-poisoning epidemic

Few options for Iraq women as domestic abuse grows

Education drives empowerment for poor women

How local control helped forests in Nepal

Study: Noise from ships induces stress in whales

New step-by-step guide integrates climate into disaster response

Political campaign is a litmus test for Myanmar

Argentina accuses Britain of Falklands saber-rattling

UNDP: De-mining Sri Lanka could take a decade

UNESCO blasts pending closure of noted British museum

USAID shifts procurement policy

Malaria death toll study prompts debate

Toxic cookstove smoke threatens billions

Saudi women launch legal challenge to driving ban

Crop breeding technique helps combat warming

Russians drill through 3,768 meters of ice, tap ancient Antarctic lake

EU is defiant over Chinese rejection of airline carbon tax

NGO crackdown imperils U.S. aid to Egypt

U.S. looks to regional powers for help in Syria

New sanctions bite into everyday life in Iran

Protests over arrest of Maldives judge spur president’s resignation

U.S. rewards Myanmar reforms with partial lifting of sanctions

Greece to erect fence along Turkey border to deter would-be immigrants

Syria steps up bombardment after council vetoes

UN: Coming Myanmar vote is a barometer for newfound reforms

Women are underrepresented in global peacekeeping, Clinton says

Israel gains UNDP seat

Some fear a UN role in U.S. green projects

Can geo-engineering be grassroots?

Chinese airlines are ordered not to pay EU carbon levies

U.S. closes embassy in Syria

Civilian deaths spike 8% in Afghanistan, report says

Khmer Rouge trials bring not only justice, but healing

Egypt pro-democracy trials could risk U.S. alliance

Abbas to lead Palestinian interim unity government

Are Kazakhs losing patience with autocrat Nazarbayev?

UN: Famine in Somalia is over, yet crises persist

Cyprus lawmakers say UN envoy is biased, hampering peace talks

Prison term for Khmer Rouge jailer is extended by UN-backed tribunal

Indigenous communities grapple with Mexico drought

Investments in limbo as EU reconsiders biofuels

Mauritania hopes to unlock locust secrets

Fukushima is not Chernobyl, say Ukrainian experts

China’s excessive pollution is revealed in satellite data

Japan to contribute to nuclear accident fund

Outlook is mixed for Syria deal

Egypt struggles with popular unrest

Ethiopia is using anti-terror law to curb freedoms, UN says

U.S. blasts air strikes against Sudan civilians

Germany is immune from claims for WWII compensation, UN court says

UN chief backs Palestinian state on visit

UN cautions envoy over Bashir interactions

Future of Syria’s al-Assad is a sticking point in UN talks

6 kidnapped UN workers are freed in Yemen

Africa struggles to fulfill aid pledge

Gender-based violence stalks female Somaliland IDPs

Overgrazing increases insect threat

Man is arrested for stealing a chunk of Patagonia glacier for designer ice cubes

Study: Rush for African land could spark wars

Myanmar reforms raise hopes for refugee returns

Egyptian police look on as soccer fans riot, killing 74

Chilean police lend services to troubled Honduras

U.S. military to begin Afghan pullout as early as mid-2013

WMO launches information-sharing tool

Philippines releases geo-hazard maps

Move over China, India has world’s worst air pollution

Japan could scrap next-generation nuclear plant

IAEA seeks radiation tests on recycled metals

Plunge in solar costs boosts accessibility worldwide

IAEA sees enough progress for more Iran efforts

Pakistan denies support for Taliban, al-Qaida

Syrian uprising challenges Iran in Mideast power game

Unrest in Senegal over presidential bid to extend power

U.S. to resume nonlethal military aid to much-maligned Uzbekistan

Rights advocates want Duvalier torture, rape prosecutions


* 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.

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

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