Anton’s Weekly Digest of International Law, Vol. 3, No. 23 (7 August 2012)

Anton’s Weekly Digest of
International Law

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Vol. 3, No. 23
(7 August 2012)

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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. Documents/Negotiations
VII. Media (select items)

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

Riikka Sievänen, John Sumelius, K. M. Zahidul Islam & Mila Sell
from International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (Online First™)

George Andreopoulos
from Human Rights Review (Online First™)

Yoshiki Yamagata, Jue Yang, & Joseph Galaskiewicz
from International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (Online First™)

Gautier, P.
from Chinese Journal of International Law – Advance Access

Lance Compa
from Human Rights Review (Online First™)

Gurdial Singh Nijar
from International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (Online First™)

Milosz Morgut
from KluwerLawOnline.com – All Journal Titles

Las Fuentes del Derecho Internacional en la Era de la Globalización, Mónica Pinto (Comp.), Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires, 2009,
Lucas E. Barreiros
Universidad de Buenos Aires – Facultad de Derecho
Date Posted: August 06, 2012

Connecticut Journal of International Law, Vol. 26, No. 2, Spring 2011
Amichai Cohen
Ono Academic College – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 06, 2012

Kundan Jha
National Law University, Jodhpur
Date Posted: August 06, 2012

Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 53, No. 1, 2012
Elizabeth Spahn
New England Law | Boston
Date Posted: August 06, 2012

1912-2012: A CENTURY OF DUTCH COPYRIGHT LAW, P.B. Hugenholtz/A.A. Quaedvlieg/D.J.G. Visser, eds., Amstelveen: deLex 2012
Martin Senftleben
VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 06, 2012

Tel Aviv University Law Faculty Paper No. 6
Eyal Benvenisti and George W. Downs
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law and New York University (NYU)
Date Posted: August 05, 2012

Dunoff and Pollack, eds, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations: The State of the Art, Cambridge, 2012, UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 12-21
Kal Raustiala
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – School of Law
Date Posted: August 05, 2012

German Law Journal, Vol. 12, No. 5, 2011
Eyal Benvenisti and George W. Downs
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law and New York University (NYU)
Date Posted: August 05, 2012

Jens Meierhenrich (ed.), International Commissions: The Role of Commissions of Inquiry in the Investigation of International Crimes, 2013 Forthcoming
Kevin Jon Heller
Melbourne Law School
Date Posted: August 05, 2012

Looking to the Future: Essays on International Law in Honor of W. Michael Reisman, Mahnoush H. Arsanjani, ed., 2010
Eyal Benvenisti , Jacob Katz Cogan , Robert D. Sloane and Siegfried Wiessner
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law , University of Cincinnati – College of Law , Boston University – School of Law and St. Thomas University School of Law
Date Posted: August 05, 2012

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law, Vol. 20, p. 339, 2010
Eyal Benvenisti
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 05, 2012

Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Vol. 8, 2006-2007
Alex Wang
UC Berkeley School of Law
Date Posted: August 05, 2012

4 Jiangxi Social Sciences 247 (2012)
Carmen G. Gonzalez
Seattle University School of Law
Date Posted: August 04, 2012

Ratio Juris, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 343-367, 2012
Dimitrios Kyritsis
University of Sheffield – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 04, 2012

Darryl Robinson
Queen’s University (Canada) Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 04, 2012

McKay M. Smith
U.S. Department of Justice
Date Posted: August 04, 2012, Last Revised: August 06, 2012

4 Jiangxi Social Sciences 247 (2012)
Carmen G. Gonzalez
Seattle University School of Law
Date Posted: August 04, 2012

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 62, No. 3, 2012
Steven L. Schwarcz and Lucy Chang
Duke University – School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: August 04, 2012

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 2, 2012
Chicago-Kent College of Law Submitter
Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago-Kent College of Law
Date Posted: August 04, 2012

European Human Rights Law Review 6, 86-92, 2011
Birgit Peters
University of Bremen
Date Posted: August 04, 2012

Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, Vol. 34, 2012, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-36
Jose E. Alvarez
New York University (NYU) – School of Law
Date Posted: August 03, 2012

Douglas MacLean
The Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants
Date Posted: August 03, 2012

Forthcoming in Criminal Law and Philosophy
François Tanguay-Renaud
Osgoode Hall Law School – York University
Date Posted: August 03, 2012

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 100, p. 2211, 2012
Chimène I. Keitner
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Date Posted: August 03, 2012

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 88, 2013, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-25
S.I. Strong
University of Missouri School of Law
Date Posted: August 03, 2012

UC Irvine Law Review, Vol. 3, 2012
Chimène I. Keitner
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Date Posted: August 03, 2012

Capital University Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 3, 2012
McKay M. Smith
U.S. Department of Justice
Date Posted: August 03, 2012, Last Revised: August 05, 2012

23 International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 423, 2008
David VanderZwaag and Ann Powers
Dalhousie University – Schulich School of Law and Pace University – School of Law
Date Posted: August 02, 2012

23 Int’l J. Marine & Coastal L. 363, 2008
David Freestone , Kristina M. Gjerde , Rosemary G. Rayfuse and David VanderZwaag
George Washington University – Law School , International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) , University of New South Wales (UNSW) – Faculty of Law and Dalhousie University – Schulich School of Law
Date Posted: August 02, 2012

George Washington International Law Review, Vol. 36, pp. 587-613, 2004, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-084
Carlos Manuel Vazquez
Georgetown University Law Center
Date Posted: August 02, 2012

10 International Criminal Law Review 829, 2010
Robert J. Currie and Ion Stancu
Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: August 02, 2012

European Journal of Risk Regulation, Vol. 4, 2010
Alberto Alemanno
HEC Paris – Law Department
Date Posted: August 02, 2012

Leiden Journal of International Law, Vol. 25, pp. 443-460, 2012
Natasha Affolder
University of British Columbia – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 01, 2012

A Global Parliament: Essays and Articles (Committee for a Democratic U.N., 2011)
Andrew L. Strauss and Richard Falk
Widener University – School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: August 01, 2012

Legal Frontiers, McGill’s Blog on International Law, June 2011 ,
Fannie Lafontaine
Laval University Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 01, 2012

Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2012
Bridgette Dunlap
Fordham University – School of Law
Date Posted: August 01, 2012

ALJB – Bulletin Droit et Banque, No. 49, May 2012
Grégory Minne
Arendt & Medernach
Date Posted: August 01, 2012, Last Revised: August 02, 2012

Keith A. Petty
U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps
Date Posted: August 01, 2012

International and Transnational Criminal Law, Rob Currie, ed., 2012
Fannie Lafontaine
Laval University Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 01, 2012

Journal of World Trade, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 153-172, February 2009
Joongi Kim and Jong Bum Kim
Yonsei Law School – College of Law and KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Date Posted: August 01, 2012
Accepted Paper Series

Georgetown Immigration Law Review, Vol. 7, pp. 39-65, 1993, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-090
Carlos Manuel Vazquez
Georgetown University Law Center
Date Posted: August 01, 2012

Cape Town Convention Journal, Forthcoming, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-11
Jane K. Winn
University of Washington – School of Law
Date Posted: August 01, 2012

FOREIGN INVESTMENT AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAW AND PRACTICE IN ASIA, Vivienne Bath and Luke Nottage, eds., Routledge, November 2011
Joongi Kim
Yonsei Law School – College of Law
Date Posted: August 01, 2012

Chrispas Nyombi
University College London – Faculty of Laws
Date Posted: August 01, 2012

Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 613-638, September 2011
Joongi Kim and Jong Bum Kim
Yonsei Law School – College of Law and KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Date Posted: August 01, 2012

Kirthi Jayakumar
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: August 01, 2012

Forthcoming in 14 Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies (2011 – 2012)
Michal Bobek
University of Oxford, Institute of European and Comparative Law
Date Posted: July 31, 2012

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 1, Forthcoming
Irina Sivachenko
Boston College Law Review
Date Posted: July 31, 2012

Quebec Journal of International Law, Vol. 24:1, pp. 171-191, 2011
Mark Toufayan
University of Ottawa, Civil Law Section
Date Posted: July 31, 2012

University of Chicago Institute for Law & Economics Olin Research Paper No. 609, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 396
Eric A. Posner and Alan O. Sykes
University of Chicago – Law School and Stanford Law School
Date Posted: July 31, 2012

University of Chicago Institute for Law & Economics Olin Research Paper No. 606, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 392
Eric A. Posner and David A. Weisbach
University of Chicago – Law School and University of Chicago – Law School
Date Posted: July 31, 2012

U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 391
Daniel Abebe
University of Chicago – Law School
Date Posted: July 31, 2012

U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 390
Daniel Abebe
University of Chicago – Law School
Date Posted: July 31, 2012

Mateo Taussig-Rubbo SUNY Buffalo Law School
CONSTELLATIONS: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRITICAL AND DEMOCRATIC THEORY, Vol. 19, No. 2 (2012), pp. 248-266
SUNY Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-001

Jumoke Oduwole
University of Lagos – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 30, 2012

EU-GRASP Policy Brief No. 6, March 2012
Lorenzo Fioramonti
University of Pretoria
Date Posted: July 30, 2012

East African Journal of Peace & Human Rights, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2012
Simon M. Weldehaimanot
Notre Dame Law School
Date Posted: July 30, 2012

International Journal of Private Law, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2009
Jumoke Oduwole
University of Lagos – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 30, 2012

Jumoke Oduwole
University of Lagos – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 30, 2012

Jumoke Oduwole
University of Lagos – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 30, 2012

SIMSKRITI, 2011
Samarth Khanna and Prayas Verma
Symbiosis Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: July 30, 2012

Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 5, issue 1, pp. 249-254, 2007
Fannie Lafontaine
Laval University Faculty of Law
Date Posted: July 29, 2012

Eyal Benvenisti
from bepress Law Collection

Eyal Benvenisti
from bepress Law Collection

Eyal Benvenisti
from bepress Law Collection

The Democratizing Effects of Transjudicial Coordination
Eyal Benvenisti
from bepress Law Collection

Eyal Benvenisti
from bepress Law Collection

II. Books

Principles of International Environmental Law

Cambridge Univ. Press, 3rd ed., 2012

By Philippe Sands and Jacqueline Peel and sssisted by Adriana Fabra and Ruth MacKenzie

The third edition of this classic textbook offers comprehensive and critical commentary on international environmental law. It fully covers the key topics of the course and is clearly structured to include the history and framework in which international environmental law exists, key areas of regulation and implementation, links to other areas of law and future developments. It has been updated to incorporate all the latest developments in treaty and case law. Extensive feedback on previous editions results in a restructuring of material, including a new part focused on linkage to other areas of international law including human rights, international trade and foreign investment. There is also a new chapter on future developments charting the directions in which the subject is moving. Specialist authors writing on oceans, seas and fisheries and biodiversity add to the expertise of the two principal authors for an authoritative overview of the subject.

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Law and Development and the Global Discourses of Legal Transfers

Edited by John Gillespie  and Pip Nicholson

Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012

This volume of essays contributes to the understanding of global law reform by questioning the assumption in law and development theory that laws fail to transfer because of shortcomings in project design and implementation. It brings together leading scholars who demonstrate that a synthesis of law and development, comparative law and regulatory perspectives (disciplines which to date have remained intellectually isolated from each other) can produce a more nuanced understanding about development failures. Arguing for a refocusing of the analysis onto the social demand for legal transfers, and drawing on empirically rich case studies, contributors explore what recipients in developing countries think about global legal reforms. This analytical focus generates insights into how key actors in developing countries understand global law reforms and how to better predict how legal reforms are likely to play out in recipient countries.

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The Right to Reparation in International Law for Victims of Armed Conflict

 By Christine Evans

Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012

In this evaluation of the international legal standing of the right to reparation and its practical implementation at the national level, Christine Evans outlines State responsibility and examines the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice, the Articles on State Responsibility of the International Law Commission and the convergence of norms in different branches of international law, notably human rights law, humanitarian law and international criminal law. Case studies of countries in which the United Nations has played a significant role in peace negotiations and post-conflict processes allow her to analyse to what extent transitional justice measures have promoted State responsibility for reparations, interacted with human rights mechanisms and prompted subsequent elaboration of domestic legislation and reparations policies. In conclusion, she argues for an emerging customary right for individuals to receive reparations for serious violations of human rights and a corresponding responsibility of States.

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Resisting the European Court of Justice

 West Germany’s Confrontation with European Law, 1949–1979

By Bill Davies

Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012

The European Union’s (EU) powerful legal framework drives the process of European integration. The Court of Justice (ECJ) has established a uniquely effective supranational legal order, beyond the original wording of the Treaty of Rome and transforming our traditional understanding of international law. This work investigates how these fundamental transformations in the European legal system were received in one of the most important member states, Germany. On the one hand, Germany has been highly supportive of political and economic integration; yet on the other, a fundamental pillar of the post-war German identity was the integrity of its constitutional order. How did a state whose constitution was so essential to its self-understanding subscribe to the constitutional practice of EU law, which challenged precisely this aspect of its identity? How did a country who could not say “no” to Europe become the member state most reluctant to accept the new power of the ECJ?

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The International Law of the Sea

 By Yoshifumi Tanaka

Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012

 

The law of the sea is a complex and fascinating subject. This textbook explores the subject from the perspective of public international law, covering all the key topics from the legal regimes governing the different jurisdictional zones, to international co-operation for protection of the marine environment. Students interested in international environmental and natural resources law will find chapters on emerging issues such as the conservation and the protection of natural resources and biodiversity in the oceans. It includes student-friendly features such as chapter overviews, conclusions, figures and tables and further reading sections. Clarity of expression, engaging analysis and comprehensive coverage make this book essential reading for all students of the law of the sea.

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The Principles and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration

By Margaret L. Moses

Cambridge Univ. Press, 2d ed., 2012

The Principles and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration provides the reader with immediate access to understanding the world of international arbitration. Arbitration has become the dispute resolution method of choice in international transactions. This book explains how and why arbitration works. It provides the legal and regulatory framework for international arbitration, as well as practical strategies to follow and pitfalls to avoid. It is short and readable, but comprehensive in its coverage of the basic requirements, including the most recent changes in arbitration laws, rules, and guidelines. The second edition includes updates on rules and guidelines, such as the arbitration rules of the ICC, the SCC, the ACICA, and UNCITRAL, as well as the 2010 IBA Rules on Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration. In the book, the author includes insights from numerous international arbitrators and counsel, who tell firsthand about their own experiences of arbitration and their views of best practices. Throughout the book, the principles of arbitration are supported and explained by the practice, providing a concrete approach to an important means of resolving disputes.

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The Scope and Applicability of International Humanitarian Law

by Michael N. Schmitt and Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg

from Ashgate latest publications

The essays selected for this volume provide a comprehensive analytical survey of the scope and applicability of international humanitarian law. Whilst many articles address highly contentious issues, such as the jus ad bellum and international human rights law, others consider legal questions in the light of contemporary conflicts, such as whether and to what extent international humanitarian law provides rules governing counter-terrorism operations.

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Detention and Occupation in International Humanitarian Law

by Michael N. Schmitt and Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg

from Ashgate latest publications

Detention and occupation are two challenging aspects of international humanitarian law in 21st century warfare. The essays selected for this volume examine both the historical foundations of these issues and contemporary practices surrounding them. The suitability of traditional detention and occupation law in the face of today’s circumstances is discussed as well as claims that aspects of humanitarian law are outmoded and must be reassessed. Also considered is the extent to which other bodies of law, especially human rights, are influencing the application of international humanitarian law.

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The Conduct of Hostilities in International Humanitarian Law, Volume I

by Michael N. Schmitt and Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg

from Ashgate latest publications

This volume features essays on the legal regime governing the use of force during armed conflicts, otherwise known as ‘Hague Law’ or ‘conduct of hostilities rules’. The articles reflect research into the theoretical and practical difficulties of maintaining humanitarian law’s delicate balancing of military necessity and humanitarian considerations in the face of evolving means and methods of warfare and competing perspectives as to how the balance is best achieved. Particular attention is paid to the principle of distinction. Also included are essays on the law governing warfare at sea and in the air.

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The Conduct of Hostilities in International Humanitarian Law, Volume II

 by Michael N. Schmitt and Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg

from Ashgate latest publications

The essays selected for this volume examine discrete topics of international humanitarian law that are particularly relevant to 21st century warfare and set forth competing contemporary perspectives as well as historical perspectives. Topics include: the adequacy of traditional weapons law in the light of modern weaponry; the protection of civilians and especially vulnerable groups during armed conflict; the protective regime for civilian objects; the law governing booty; protection of the environment; and use of perfidious tactics.

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Financial Regulation in Africa

by Michael N. Schmitt and Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg

from Ashgate latest publications

This book, which is the first comprehensive analysis of financial integration and regulation in Africa, fills a huge gap in the literature on financial regulation and constitutes an invaluable source of information to policy makers, investors, researchers and students of financial regulation from an emerging and frontier markets perspective. It considers how financial integration can facilitate African financial markets to achieve their full potential and provides a comparative study with the EU framework for financial integration and regulation.

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Peace Palace Library

Recent Acquisitions

Curso de direito internacional público – Curso de direito internacional público / Valerio de Oliveira Mazzuoli. – 6a ed. rev., atual. e ampl. – São Paulo : Editora Revista dos Tribunais, 2012. – 1168 p. ; 25 cm 1e dr.: 2006. – Bibliogr.: p. 1117-1166. – Bibliogr. van Valerio de Oliveira Mazzuoli: p. 1167-1168. – Met lit.opg. – 2012

International law in a multipolar world – International law in a multipolar world / ed. by Matthew Happold. – London [etc.] : Routledge, 2012. – XIII, 330 p. ; 25 cm. – (Routledge research in international law) Met lit. opg. en index. – 2012

Democracy as a Global Norm – Democracy as a Global Norm : has it finally emerged? / Christian Pippan. – London [etc.] : Routledge, 2012, p. 203-223. In: International law in a multipolar world / ed. by Matthew Happold: (2012) – 2012

Post-Soviet States and International Law in a Multipolar World – Post-Soviet States and International Law in a Multipolar World / Rima Tkatova. – London [etc.] : Routledge, 2012, p. 242-262. In: International law in a multipolar world / ed. by Matthew Happold: (2012) – 2012

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

J. Ashley Roach & Robert W. Smith have published the third edition of Excessive Maritime Claims (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2012).

Arthur W. Rovine has published Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers 2011 (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2012)

David McClean has published the third edition of International Co-operation in Civil and Criminal Matters (Oxford Univ. Press 2012)

Elizabeth Wilmshurst has published International Law and the Classification of Conflicts (Oxford Univ. Press 2012)

Grant Dawson & Sonia Farber have published Forcible Displacement Throughout the Ages: Towards an International Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Forcible Displacement (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2012)

Olufemi Elias has published The Development and Effectiveness of International Administrative Law: On the Occasion of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2012)

III. Journals

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 95: July 23, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Constitutional Problems of Multilevel Judicial Governance in Trade and Investment Regulation

Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW)

Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implications for Companies

Surya Deva, City University of Hong Kong

Sustainable Investment Through Effective Resolution of Investment Disputes — Is Transparency the Answer?

Cornel Marian, Stockholm Arbitration & Litigation Center (SALC) Advokatbyrå

Human Rights and International Economic Law: Common Constitutional Challenges and Changing Structures

Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW)

Analysis of Climate Change from a Human Rights Perspective

Tom Obokata, Queen’s University Belfast

Mass Procedures in Abaclat v. Argentine Republic: Are They Consistent with the International Investment Regime?

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

International Sale of Goods 2011

Gregory M. Duhl, William Mitchell College of Law

Value Divergence in Global Intellectual Property Law

J. Janewa OseiTutu, Florida International University (FIU) – College of Law

Argentina’s ICSID Arbitrations and the UNCC Experience: Consistency and Capability in Mass Claims

Cymie R. Payne, Rutgers University, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – School of Law, Camden

The Vietnamization of the Long War on Terror: An Ongoing Lesson in International Humanitarian Law Noncompliance

Lesley Wexler, University of Illinois College of Law

The Transitional Justice Process in the Former Yugoslavia: Long Transition, Yet Not Enough Justice

Gentian Zyberi, affiliation not provided to SSRN

The Swedish Appeal Process of Court Judgments Related to Arbitration: Five Basic Facts That Every Foreign Lawyer Should Know

Bertil Hubinette, Stockholm Arbitration & Litigation Center (SALC) Advokatbyrå
Cornel Marian, Stockholm Arbitration & Litigation Center (SALC) Advokatbyrå

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 78: August 3, 2012

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

OHADA’s Proposed Uniform Act on Contract Law

Claire Moore Dickerson, Tulane University – Law School

China-Raw Materials: WTO Rules on Chinese Natural Resources Export Dispute

Sonia Elise Rolland, Northeastern University – School of Law

Human Rights Law

Rory O’Connell, Queen’s University Belfast – School of Law – Human Rights Centre

The Comparative Turn: Accident, Coincidence, or Fate?

Katharine Young, Australian National University – ANU College of Law

Global Health Justice: A Perspective from the Global South on a Framework Convention on Global Health

Lawrence O. Gostin, Georgetown University – Law Center – O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Amaboo A. Dhai, University of the Witwatersrand – Faculty of Health Sciences

Roadblocks to Remedies: Recently-Developed Barriers to Relief for Aliens Injured by U.S. Officials, Contrary to the Founders’ Intent

Gwynne Skinner, Willamette University – College of Law

The Emergence and the Evolution of the Humanitarian Law

Virgiliu Bogdan Zotoi, Carol I National Defence University, Romania

Third Party Funding in International Investment Arbitration

Eric De Brabandere, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies
Julia Veronika Lepeltak, Leiden University – Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Amsterdam University College

The ICSID Rule on Early Dismissal of Unmeritorious Investment Treaty Claims: Preserving the Integrity of ICSID Arbitration

Eric De Brabandere, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

Open Government, Technological Innovation and the Politics of Democratic Disillusionment: (E-)Democracy from Socrates to Obama

Oren Perez, Bar-Ilan University – Faculty of Law

Provisional Measures: Binding and Persuasive? Enabling Human Rights Adjudicators to Follow Up on State Disrespect

Eva R. Rieter, Radboud University Nijmegen – Faculty of Law

The Future of Human Rights in a Global Order of Change and Continuity

Par Engstrom, Institute of the Americas, University College London

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 77: August 2, 2012

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Proportionality and Incommensurability

Timothy A.O. Endicott, University of Oxford – Faculty of Law

It’s the Law Schools Stupid! Explaining the Continuing Increase in the Number of Lawyers

Herbert M. Kritzer, University of Minnesota Law School

Book Review, International Organizations: Politics, Law, Practice by Ian Hurd

Timothy Meyer, University of Georgia School of Law

Human Rights Obligations and Budgeting for Mental Health in Northern Ireland

Mira Dutschke, Queen’s University Belfast
Eoin Rooney, Queen’s University Belfast
Aoife Nolan, University of Nottingham – School of Law
Rory O’Connell, Queen’s University Belfast – School of Law – Human Rights Centre
Colin Harvey, Queen’s University Belfast – School of Law

Assessing the Role of the Justice-of-The-Peace Courts in the Russian Judicial System

Kathryn Hendley, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, University of Wisconsin – Madison – Department of Political Science

The NATCO Decision: Bringing into the Indian Patent Practice the TRIPs Flexibility of Compulsory Licensing

Sukanya Narain, National Law University Jodhpur

Trade Rules and Their Limits: Internet Restrictions as Actionable Trade Barriers

Simon Lacey, Georgetown University Law Center, Leiden University – Leiden Law School

‘The Phantom Children of the Republic’: International Surrogacy and the New Illegitimacy

Richard F. Storrow, City University of New York School of Law

Water Pollution and Control Measures in Melaka City: A Case Study

Noor Mohammad, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Islamic Concept of Human Rights

Munir Ahmad Mughal, Punjab University Law College, Superior Law College, LIMIT Law College, Lahore

Corruption and Human Rights: Exploring the Relationships

Berihun Adugna Gebeye, Jigjiga University, School of Law

The Rise and Decline of the Intellectual Property Powers

Peter K. Yu, Drake University Law School

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 76: August 1, 2012

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Courts and New Democracies: Recent Works

Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago Law School

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t: The Problem of Informed Consent for Foreign Space Flight Participants Under U.S. Law

Christopher M. Hearsey, Astrosociology Research Institute, University of Mississippi School of Law

International Trade and Environment

Ashmita Bisarya, Symbiosis International University – Symbiosis Law School

Issues Under TRIPS Agreement and India

Sagar Shamrao Gaikwad, affiliation not provided to SSRN

On the Functions of International Courts: An Appraisal in Light of Their Burgeoning Public Authority

Armin von Bogdandy, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences – Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
Ingo Venzke, University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Center for International Law

Comparative Study of the Definition of Space Object in National Space Laws and its Possible Legal Effect Under International Law

Christopher M. Hearsey, Astrosociology Research Institute, University of Mississippi School of Law

Law’s Republics

Vlad Perju, Boston College – Law School

Withdrawing from International Custom: Terrible Food, Small Portions

Carlos Manuel Vazquez, Georgetown University Law Center

Pillars for Progress on the Right to Health: Harnessing the Potential of Human Rights Through a Framework Convention on Global Health

Eric Friedman, Georgetown University Law Center – O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Lawrence O. Gostin, Georgetown University – Law Center – O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Of Wolves and Sheep: A Purposive Analysis of Perfidy Prohibitions In International Humanitarian Law

Mike Madden, Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University

The Swedish Yukos Saga: RosInvest’s Pyrrhic Victory Over Russia and the Fortunate Correction of Previous Swedish Case Law Under Which Swedish Courts Lacked Jurisdiction Over Challenges Against Awards in the Absence of Any Connection to Sweden

Dan Engstrom, Stockholm Arbitration & Litigation Center (SALC) Advokatbyrå
Cornel Marian, Stockholm Arbitration & Litigation Center (SALC) Advokatbyrå

The Multiplicity of Norms: The Bioethics and Law of Stem Cell Patents

Marton Varju, University of Hull – School of Law
Judit Sandor, Central European University (CEU)

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 75: July 31, 2012

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Constitutional Problems of Multilevel Judicial Governance in Trade and Investment Regulation

Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW)

Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implications for Companies

Surya Deva, City University of Hong Kong

Sustainable Investment Through Effective Resolution of Investment Disputes — Is Transparency the Answer?

Cornel Marian, Stockholm Arbitration & Litigation Center (SALC) Advokatbyrå

Human Rights and International Economic Law: Common Constitutional Challenges and Changing Structures

Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW)

Analysis of Climate Change from a Human Rights Perspective

Tom Obokata, Queen’s University Belfast

Mass Procedures in Abaclat v. Argentine Republic: Are They Consistent with the International Investment Regime?

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

International Sale of Goods 2011

Gregory M. Duhl, William Mitchell College of Law

Value Divergence in Global Intellectual Property Law

J. Janewa OseiTutu, Florida International University (FIU) – College of Law

Argentina’s ICSID Arbitrations and the UNCC Experience: Consistency and Capability in Mass Claims

Cymie R. Payne, Rutgers University, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – School of Law, Camden

The Vietnamization of the Long War on Terror: An Ongoing Lesson in International Humanitarian Law Noncompliance

Lesley Wexler, University of Illinois College of Law

The Transitional Justice Process in the Former Yugoslavia: Long Transition, Yet Not Enough Justice

Gentian Zyberi, affiliation not provided to SSRN

The Swedish Appeal Process of Court Judgments Related to Arbitration: Five Basic Facts That Every Foreign Lawyer Should Know

Bertil Hubinette, Stockholm Arbitration & Litigation Center (SALC) Advokatbyrå
Cornel Marian, Stockholm Arbitration & Litigation Center (SALC) Advokatbyrå

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 74: July 30, 2012

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Private Standardization and International Trade in Goods: Any WTO Law Implications for Domestic Regulation?

Arkady Kudryavtsev, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Legitimacy, Global Governance and Human Rights Institutions: Inverting the Puzzle

Johan Karlsson Schaffer, University of Oslo – Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

Institutional Transparency in the WTO

Panagiotis Delimatsis, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), World Trade Institute, Tilburg Law School

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): Structure, Dispute Settlement and Case Law

Frederick M. Abbott, Florida State University – College of Law

A Battle between Law and Society in Micronesia: An Example of Originalism Gone Awry

Brian Z. Tamanaha, Washington University in Saint Louis – School of Law

A Synthesis of Community Based Justice and Complementarity

Michael A. Newton, Vanderbilt Law School

Maritime Piracy as a Violation of Human Rights: A Way Forward for its Effective Prevention and Suppression?

Tom Obokata, Queen’s University Belfast

Combine the Confiscation of Goods and the Obligation to Pay Customs

Neculai Carlescu, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Taking Stock of the Responsibility to Protect

Saira Mohamed, University of California, Berkeley – School of Law

International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law

Matthew Happold, Université du Luxembourg

Piercing the Corporate Veil is Relative

Leonid Shmatenko, Chair of German and Foreign Public Law, European Law and Public International Law

Introduction – The Human Rights Revolution in Criminal Evidence and Procedure

Paul Roberts, University of Nottingham
Jill Hunter, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 4, No. 32: August 2, 2012

DAVID D. CARON & TSEMING YANG, EDS

Light a Candle or Curse the Darkness? The Politics of Freshwater Scarcity in the Middle East

Matthew Weiss, University of California, Davis

Cibus, Lex, Commercium: Food Law and Plantenomics in World Trade

Gabriela Steier, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Is Corporate CSR Reporting an Expression of ‘Law’s Being’ or of Lobbying? How Much Power Does Law Really Have? Debates and Criticism Around the Latest French Reform

Ivan Tchotourian, University of Nantes – Faculty of Law and Political Science, Université Laval – Faculty of law

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INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT & LABOR LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 22: Jul 30, 2012

J.H. VERKERKE, EDITOR

Punishment and Work Law Compliance: Lessons from Chile

César F. Rosado Marzán, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago – Kent College of Law

Human Rights for Precarious Workers: The Legislative Precariousness of Domestic Labour

Virginia Mantouvalou, University College London – Faculty of Laws

The Relation between the Services Procurement and the Labor Legal System

Shuai-Liang Deng, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 57, August 2, 2012

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

Revisiting Corporate Violations of Human Rights in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region: Canvassing the Potential Role of the International Criminal Court

Martin-Joe Ezeudu, Osgoode Hall Law School – York University

Inside View: Access to Medicines and Intellectual Property in Jordan

Ryan Abbott, Southwestern Law School

Aspects of Human Rights Interpretation by the UN Treaty Bodies

Birgit Peters, University of Bremen

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Conventionality Control

Walter Carnota, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Cibus, Lex, Commercium: Food Law and Plantenomics in World Trade

Gabriela Steier, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Methodological Pluralism and Its Critics in International Economic Law Research

Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW)

The International Human Rights Law: Its Nature, Evolution and the Role of International Organizations

Fikiri Boniface Liganga, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Review of Due Process and International Terrorism: An International Legal Analysis by Roza Pati

Molly Land, New York Law School

Germany’s Dialogue with Strasbourg: Extrapolating the Bundesverfassungsgericht’s Relationship with the European Court of Human Rights in the Preventive Detention Decision

Birgit Peters, University of Bremen

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 56, August 1, 2012

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

Operation Neptune Spear: Was Killing Bin Laden a Legitimate Military Objective? (Chapter 13)

Kevin H. Govern, Ave Maria School of Law, California University of Pennsylvania

There’s No Place Like Home: The Right to Live in the Community for People with Disabilities, Under International Law and the Domestic Laws of the United States and Israel

Arlene S. Kanter, Syracuse University – College of Law

Homosexual Single Individuals’ Right to Adopt Before the European Court of Human Rights and in the French Legal Context

Elena Falletti, Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC University

The Universal Periodic Review – Is There Life Beyond Naming and Shaming in Human Rights Implementation?

Elvira Dominguez-Redondo, Middlesex University

Taking International Law at Its Word and Its Spirit: Re-Envisioning Responsibility to Protect as a Binding Principle of International Law

Tessa Davis, Tulane Law School

Universalism v. Magic Circles: Human Rights’ Outsiders

Benoit Mayer, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law

Abolishment of Human Trafficking: A Distant Dream

Joshua Aston, Symbiosis Law School, Pune
Vinay N. Paranjape, Symbiosis Law School, Pune

NHRI in Poland: As Good as it Gets?

Katarzyna Sekowska-Kozlowska, Poznan Human Rights Centre, Institute of Legal Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences
Aleksandra Gliszczynska-Grabias, Poznan Human Rights Centre, Institute of Legal Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

Europeanisation Through Mobility: Visa Liberalisation and Citizenship Regimes in the Western Balkans

Simonida Kacarska, affiliation not provided to SSRN

After Brighton: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Mark Elliott, University of Cambridge – Faculty of Law

Politicizing Patents – Patenting Biotechnology in the Wake of Section 33, Prometheus, and CLS Bank

Jonathan R.K. Stroud, American University Washington College of Law

Region Codes and Human Rights

Molly Land, New York Law School

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 55, July 31, 2012

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

Baby Cooperatives: Rethinking the Nature of Family

Michele Goodwin, University of Minnesota Law School
Naomi Duke, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Expedited Justice: Gaddafi’s Death and the Rise of Targeted Killings

Kevin H. Govern, Ave Maria School of Law, California University of Pennsylvania

Spring Forward, Fall Back: How R2P Won the War and Lost the Law Somewhere over Libya

Vivek (Vik) Kanwar, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) – Centre on Public Law and Jurisprudence(CPLJ), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) – Jindal Global Law School (JGLS)

The Court’s Ears and Arms: National Human Rights Institutions and the European Court of Human Rights

Antoine Buyse, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM)

The Sword and the Scepter: Regalia and Civil Rights in a Conflicting Arab World

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

Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights – Publicity Requirement and the Standard of the New Code of Civil Procedure in the Matter

Mãdãlina Jebelean, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Tanzania

Fikiri Boniface Liganga, affiliation not provided to SSRN

An Articulate Silence: The Interpretation and Construction of Taciturn Bills of Rights

Jack Tsen-Ta Lee, School of Law, Singapore Management University

The Human Rights Approach to Social Protection

Magdalena Sepulveda, United Nations
Carly Nyst, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Heidi Hautala, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Rebalancing TRIPS

Molly Land, New York Law School

The Politics of the Hijab at the European Court of Human Rights

Lasse Thomassen, School of Politics & International Relations, Queen Mary University of London

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 54, July 30, 2012

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

Democracy and Extremist Organisations: Legal Answers to Political Challenges in the UK

Maximilian Joachim Alter, University of Oxford

Precarious Moorings: Tying Fetal Drug Law Policy to Social Profiling

Michele Goodwin, University of Minnesota Law School

Comparative View on Regional Human Rights Protection Mechanisms

Aurora Ciuca, affiliation not provided to SSRN

21st Century Africa as an ‘Arc of (In)Stability’: U.S. And African Economic, Security, and Development Policies Advanced Through U.S. Africa Command Initiatives

Kevin H. Govern, Ave Maria School of Law, California University of Pennsylvania

Reconciling the Irreconcilable: Applying the Proportionality Principle to Balance a State’s Human Rights Obligations with Investor-Specific Protections Arising from Oil & Gas Concession Agreements

Cornel Marian, Stockholm Arbitration & Litigation Center (SALC) Advokatbyrå

On the Way Towards Self Determination: Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech and Electoral Self Determination – A Fieldwork on Human Rights in Jordan

Anna Pascale, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Civilising Interventions? Race, War and International Law

Robert Knox, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

From Alice and Evelyn to Isabella: Exploring the Narratives and Norms of ‘New’ Surrogacy in Australia

Jenni Millbank, University of Technology, Sydney – Faculty of Law

The ‘Long Grass’ of Agreements: Promise, Theory and Practice

Aisling Swaine, University of Ulster – Transitional Justice Institute
Eilish Rooney, Transitional Justice Institute (University of Ulster)

International Economic Law in the 21st Century: Need for Stronger ‘Democratic Ownership’ and Cosmopolitan Reforms

Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW)

Eva Rausing’s Life and Death

Sally Ramage, Society of Legal Scholars, Society of Editors, UK, SSSP (University of Tennessee), INPROL, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), American Bar Association, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Institute of Peace (INPROL), INPROL (Institute of Justice), American Psychology-Law Association, SSIP, British Association of Women Police, United States National Institute of Justice

Human Rights for Precarious Workers: The Legislative Precariousness of Domestic Labour

Virginia Mantouvalou, University College London – Faculty of Laws

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 45: August 2, 2012

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

Public Defense and Access to Justice in a Federal Context: Who Gets What, and How in the Argentinean Provinces?

Catalina Smulovitz, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Organized Crime ‘Control’ in Asia: Experiences from India, China and the Golden Triangle

Roderic Broadhurst, Australian National University (ANU)
Nicholas Farrelly, Australian National Univerity

Foreign Affairs and Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Stephen J. Choi, New York University (NYU) – School of Law
Kevin E. Davis, New York University (NYU) – School of Law

Leniency and Severity in China’s Death Penalty Debate

Margaret K. Lewis, Seton Hall University – School of Law

Non Custodial Sentencing an Alternative Punishment: A Case Study for the Nigerian Criminal Justice System

Adebayo Oluwasegun Ayotomiwa, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Measuring the Success of Counter Trafficking Interventions in the Criminal Justice Sector: Who Decides – and How?

Anne T. Gallagher, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Rebecca Surtees, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 44: August 1, 2012

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

Criminal Jurisdiction and Conceptions of Penality in Comparative Perspective

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

‘(Control) Tests,’ The Nature of Conflict and Attribution of Responsibility for Mass Crimes and Genocide in Criminal and Civil Liability Cases: ‘Overall’ v. ‘Effective’ Control Test

Asim Jusic, affiliation not provided to SSRN

An Assessment of the Legal System in Relation to the Increasing Rates of Cyber Crimes in Tanzania (Chapter 1)

Fikiri Boniface Liganga, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Revisiting Corporate Violations of Human Rights in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region: Canvassing the Potential Role of the International Criminal Court

Martin-Joe Ezeudu, Osgoode Hall Law School – York University

Gaza: Operation Cast Lead 2008-2009: Flotilla incident 2010

Marwan Dalal, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 62: August 3, 2012

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

The History and Growth of the European Union: Part One

Ralph Folsom, University of San Diego School of Law

When in Europe: Customary International Law and EU Competence in the Sphere of External Action

Theodore Konstadinides, University of Surrey – School of Law

The Stability, Coordination and Governance Treaty: Principle, Politics and Pragmatism

Paul P. Craig, University of Oxford – Faculty of Law

Disentangling the ‘Union Citizenship Puzzle’? The McCarthy Case

Anja Wiesbrock, University of Oslo – Department of Private Law

Европейский Союз и Этнополитика: Пример Латвии и Эстонии (European Union and Ethno-Politics: The Example of Latvia and Estonia)

Dimitry Kochenov, University of Groningen – Faculty of Law

Two Boats in the Mediterranean and Their Unfortunate Encounters with Europe’s Policies Towards People on the Move

Leonhard den Hertog, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 61: August 2, 2012

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Where Should the European Union Intervene to Foster the Internal Market for eComms?

Alexandre de Streel, University of Namur
Philippe J. Defraigne, affiliation not provided to SSRN

European Development Aid: How to Be More Effective Without Spending More?

Elena Munoz Galvez, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Package Deals in EU Legislative Politics

Raya Kardasheva, University of London – King’s College London

Mass Surveillance and Data Protection in EU Law: The Data Retention Directive Saga

Theodore Konstadinides, University of Surrey – School of Law

The EU and China Bilateral Relationship: Looking for a Fresh Restart

Arnaldo Gonçalves, Catholic University-Lisbon, International Political Science Association

Cohérence Et Action Extérieure De L’Union Européenne (Coherence and External Action of the European Union)

Christophe Hillion, Leiden University – Leiden Law School

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 60: August 1, 2012

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Crosses and Culture: State-Sponsored Religious Displays in the U.S. and Europe

Mark L. Movsesian, St. John’s University School of Law

One Cannot Promote Free Movement of EU Citizens and Restrict Their Political Participation

Theodora Kostakopoulou, University of Southampton – School of Law

Academics Confirm Flaws in the Unitary Patent

Gérald Sédrati-Dinet, April

Organizational Choices of Banks and the Effective Supervision of Transnational Financial Institutions

Tobias H. Troeger, Goethe University Frankfurt – Faculty of Law

Cross Border Insolvency and the Challenges of the Global Corporation Evaluating Globalization and Stakeholder Predictability Through The Uncitral Model Law on Cross Border Insolvency and The European Union Insolvency Regulation

Pedro Jose Fausto Bernardo, Ateneo De Manila University – Ateneo Law Schooll

Single eComms Market? No Such Thing…

Andrea Renda, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Libera Università degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) Guido Carli
Jacques Pelkmans, Centre for European Policy Studies

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 59: July 31, 2012

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Some Reflections on Freedom of Establishment of Non-Profit Entities in the EU

Stefano Lombardo, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – CRELE Center for Research in Law and Economics, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – School of Economics

The Sovereign Debt Crisis, the European Fiscal Stability Treaty, and the Balance of Power between the EU and the Member States

Michael Peil, Washington University in Saint Louis – School of Law

Assembling an Experimentalist Regime: Transnational Governance Interactions in the Forest Sector

Christine Overdevest, University of Florida
Jonathan Zeitlin, University of Wisconsin – Madison – Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Political Alchemies, Identity Games and the Sovereign Debt Instability: European Identity in Crisis or the Crisis in Identity-Talk?

Dora Kostakopoulou, University of Southampton – School of Law

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TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 19: July 31, 2012

BERNADETTE ATUAHENE, EDITOR

The ‘Long Grass’ of Agreements: Promise, Theory and Practice

Aisling Swaine, University of Ulster – Transitional Justice Institute
Eilish Rooney, Transitional Justice Institute (University of Ulster)

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DEMOCRATIZATION: BUILDING STATES & DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 22: August 3, 2012

BRIAN DALE SHOUP and TIMOTHY WILLIAM WATERS, EDITORS

Marco Civil ou Demarcação de Direitos? Democracia, Razoabilidade e as Fendas na Internet do Brasil (Civil Rights Framework or Demarcation of Rights? Democracy, Reasonableness and the Cracks on the Brazilian Internet)

Marcelo Thompson, The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law; Law and Technology Centre

Strategic Censorship

Peter L. Lorentzen, University of California, Berkeley

Европейский Союз и Этнополитика: Пример Латвии и Эстонии (European Union and Ethno-Politics: The Example of Latvia and Estonia)

Dimitry Kochenov, University of Groningen – Faculty of Law

Truth-Seeking at a Distance: Engaging Diaspora Populations in Transitional Justice Processes

Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, Florida State University

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 56: Jul 31, 2012

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

The Practice of Criminal Law in the Guantanamo Military Commissions

David Jason Rankin Frakt, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, US Air Force JAG Corps Reserve

Nigeria’s Non-Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals and its Implication for National Security

Fred Aja Agwu, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs

Preface to the Paperback Edition of United States, International Law, and the Struggle against Terrorism

Thomas M. McDonnell, Pace University School of Law

Asymmetric Warfare: The Strait of Hormuz and Future Crises

Kevin H. Govern, Ave Maria School of Law, California University of Pennsylvania

Playing by the Rules in Both Home and Away Games – U.S. Interests in the Arctic and the South China Sea

Jonathan G. Odom, Government of the United States of America – U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps

Academic Consensus and Legislative Definitions of Terrorism: Applying Schmid and Jongman: Appendices

Fergal F. Davis, ARC Laureate Fellowship: Anti-terror laws & the democratic challenge, University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Jessie Blackbourn, UNSW, University of Salford
Natasha Taylor, University of Sheffield – Faculty of Law

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IMMIGRATION, REFUGEE & CITIZENSHIP LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 13, No. 46: August 2, 2012

BERNARD TRUJILLO, EDITOR

The Plenary Power Immigration Doctrine: The Post 9/11 Hijacking of State Legislatures

Geordan Saul Kushner, Villanova University – Graduate School, State University of New York (SUNY) – Department of Political Science

Copy-Paste Precedent

Brian Soucek, United States District Court, District of Connecticut

Humanitarian Aid is Never a Crime? The Politics of Immigration Enforcement and the Provision of Sanctuary

Kristina M. Campbell, University of the District of Columbia – David A. Clarke School of Law

In the Key of Aoki: Immigration Regionalism (eco)

John Shuford, Gonzaga University – Department of Philosophy, Gonzaga University – Institute for Hate Studies, Gonzaga University – School of Law

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IMMIGRATION, REFUGEE & CITIZENSHIP LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 13, No. 45: July 31, 2012

BERNARD TRUJILLO, EDITOR

Undocumented Workers and Concepts of Fault: Are Courts Engaged in Legitimate Decisionmaking?

Christine N. Cimini, Vermont Law School, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Territoriality and Citizenship: Membership and Sub-State Polities in Post-Yugoslav Space

Dejan Stjepanovic, University of Edinburgh – School of Law

Citizenship and Education Policies in the Post-Yugoslav States

Nataša Pantić, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Citizenship, Ethnicity, and Territory: The Politics of Selecting by Origin in Post-Communist Southeast Europe

Marko Žilović, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Europeanisation Through Mobility: Visa Liberalisation and Citizenship Regimes in the Western Balkans

Simonida Kacarska, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 12, No. 67: August 2, 2012

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

Reevaluating Fair Use in China — A Comparative Copyright Analysis of Chinese Fair Use Legislation, the U.S. Fair Use Doctrine, and the European Fair Dealing Model

Seagull Haiyan Song, Loyola Law School of Los Angeles

Chapter 1 – Weak Constitutionalism: Democratic Legitimacy and the Question of Constituent Power

Joel I. Colón-Ríos, Victoria University of Wellington – Faculty of Law

A Tale of Two Cities: Business Trust Listings and Capital Markets in Singapore and Hong Kong

Norman P. Ho, Netherlands China Law Centre

The Nature of Inquisitorial Processes in Administrative Regimes: Global Perspectives Research Workshop Report

Laverne Jacobs, University of Windsor – Faculty of Law
Sasha Baglay, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Melissa Kwok, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Maria Mavrikkou, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Ki Lin Tay, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Rhetoric and Persuasive Strategies in High Courts’ Decisions: Some Remarks on the Recent Decisions of the Portuguese Tribunal Constitutional and the Italian Corte Costituzionale on Same-Sex Marriage

Giovanni Damele, New University of Lisbon – Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem

Guest Editorial: Comparative Research at the Frontier of Planning Law: The Case of Compensation Rights for Land Use Regulations

Rachelle Alterman, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 12, No. 66: July 31, 2012

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

Criminal Jurisdiction and Conceptions of Penality in Comparative Perspective

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

Rethinking Methods in European Private Law

Jan M. Smits, Maastricht University Faculty of Law – Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI), University of Helsinki – Center of Excellence in Foundations of European Law and Polity

Organized Crime in China: The Chongqing Crackdown

Norman P. Ho, Netherlands China Law Centre

Inside View: Access to Medicines and Intellectual Property in Jordan

Ryan Abbott, Southwestern Law School

Европейский Союз и Этнополитика: Пример Латвии и Эстонии (European Union and Ethno-Politics: The Example of Latvia and Estonia)

Dimitry Kochenov, University of Groningen – Faculty of Law

Extraterritoriality and Extranationality: A Comparative Study

Zachary D. Clopton, United States Attorney’s Office – Northern District of Illinois

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Czech Yearbook of International Law

2012

ARTICLES

Naděžda Rozehnalova | Jiři Valdhans

A Few Observations on Choice of Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Alexander J. Bělohlavek

Law Applicable to the Merits of International Arbitration

and Current Developments in European Private International

Law: Confl ict-of-laws Rules and the Applicability of the Rome

Convention, Rome I Regulation and Other EU Law Standards

in International Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Marcin Czepelak

The Law Applicable to the Contract of Carriage under

the Rome I Regulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Helena Barancova

Problems of Slovak Labour Law in Relation to Community

Law Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Monika Pauknerova

Overriding Mandatory Rules and Czech Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Jan Brodec

Surmounting the Wall of Legal Entity and Some Aspects

of International Private Law in International Insolvency

Proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Petr Dobiaš

Principles of European Insurance Contract Law in Comparison

with Czech Law on Insurance Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Karel Klima

European Constitutional Law – Anticipated Model or Reality . . . . . . . 127

Petr Mlsna

International Treaties in European Law: Dualism versus Monism . . . . 145

Jan Kněžinek

State Responsibility for Ensuring the Availability of International

Treaties at the National Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

Michal Tomašek

Human Rights as Means of Europeanization of Criminal Law . . . . . . . . 173

Jaroslav Fenyk

European Public Prosecutor – A Step towards Mutual

Recognition, or Establishment of European Criminal Justice? . . . . . . . 187

Oskar Krejči

Geopolitics and International Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

Matthias Scherer

Economic or Financial Crises as a Defence in Commercial

and Investment Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219

 

CASE LAW

Lenka Popovičova | Ladislav Vyhnanek

Th e Constitutional Court and Supreme Court

of the Czech Republic in 2008/2009 – Selected Decisions

on Issues of International Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241

Vit Alexander Schorm

Examples of the Czech Republic’s Contribution to the Case Law

of the European Court of Human Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255

Milan Žondra

Reference to Preliminary Rulings Lodged by Czech Courts,

2004 – 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269

BOOK REVIEWS

Alexander J. Bělohlavek | Arbitration Law and Practice

in the Czech Republic (with regard to the arbitration law

in Slovakia) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303

Karel Klima a kol. | Komentář k Ústavě a Listině . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305

Petr Mlsna | Jan Kněžinek | Mezinárodní smlouvy v českém právu . . . . . . 307

Alexander Bělohlavek | Římská úmluva/Nařízení Řím I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309

Jan Azud | Zásady medzinárodného práva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311

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Human Rights Quarterly

Volume 34, Number 3, August 2012

Articles

Institutionalizing Human Rights in Southeast Asia

pp. 695-725 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0055

John D. Ciorciari

Local, National, and International Determinants of Truth Commission: The South Korean Experience

pp. 726-750 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0058

Hun Joon Kim

Human Rights in Canadian Domestic and Foreign Politics: From “Niggardly Acceptance” to Enthusiastic Embrace

pp. 751-778 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0044

Dominique Clément

Exporting Amnesty International to the United States: Transatlantic Human Rights Activism in the 1960s

pp. 779-799 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0047

Sarah B. Snyder

Governing Human Rights and Roma Inclusion: Can the EU be a Catalyst for Local Social Change?

pp. 800-822 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0050

Eva Sobotka, Peter Vermeersch

Fieldwork and its Ethical Challenges: Reflections from Research in Bosnia

pp. 823-839 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0052

Janine Natalya Clark

The UN Security Council and Response to Atrocities: International Criminal Law and the P-5

pp. 840-863 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0054

David P. Forsythe

Considering Human Rights Films, Representation, and Ethics: Whose Face?

pp. 864-883 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0057

Sonia Tascon

Interview

Poets and Citizens: An Interview with the Editors of I Go to the Ruined Place: Contemporary Poems in Defense of Global Human Rights

pp. 884-895 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0043

Melissa Kwasny, M. L. Smoker, Rhonda Pettit

Book Reviews

Human Rights and Religion: New Thinking

pp. 896-901 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0053

J. Paul Martin

Accounting for Violence: Marketing Memory in Latin America, and: Radical Justice: Spain and the Southern Cone Beyond Market and State (review)

pp. 901-904 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0056

Teresa Godwin Phelps

Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity (review)

pp. 904-911 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0049

Kevin Jon Heller

The Anti-Slavery Project: From the Slave Trade to Human Trafficking (review)

pp. 911-914 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0051

Matthew Lippman

Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism (review)

pp. 914-916 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0042

Stephen R. Porter

Human Dignity in Bioethics and Law (review)

pp. 916-919 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0045

Maya Sabatello

Developing a Compromise: The Case for Universal Human Rights from a Cultural Perspective

pp. 919-921 | DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2012.0046

Kathryn Elvey

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Global Jurist

Vol 12, Issue 1 (2012)

Advances Article

Inflated Federalism and Deflated International Law: Roberts CJ v. The ICJ

Nagan, Winston P. / Goodman, Benjamin

Topics Article

Salvaging Law and Economics

Doomen, Jasper

Regulating ART: The Rise of a (Common?) ‘Procedure-Oriented’ Approach Within EU

Penasa, Simone

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Human Rights Law Review

Vol. 12, Issue 2 (2012)

Articles

Elizabeth Wicks

The Meaning of ‘Life’: Dignity and the Right to Life in International Human Rights Treaties

Human Rights Law Review (2012) 12(2): 199-219 doi:10.1093/hrlr/ngs002  Full Text (PDF)

Murray Wesson

Disagreement and the Constitutionalisation of Social Rights

Human Rights Law Review (2012) 12(2): 221-253 doi:10.1093/hrlr/ngs010  Full Text (PDF)

Damian A. Gonzalez-Salzberg

Do Preliminary Objections Truly Object to the Jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights? An Empirical Study of the Use and Abuse of Preliminary Objections in the Court’s Case Law

Human Rights Law Review (2012) 12(2): 255-286 doi:10.1093/hrlr/ngs012  Full Text (PDF)

Cathryn Costello

Courting Access to Asylum in Europe: Recent Supranational Jurisprudence Explored

Human Rights Law Review (2012) 12(2): 287-339 doi:10.1093/hrlr/ngs011  Full Text (PDF)

Short Articles and Recent Developments

Frederick Cowell and Angelina Milon

Decriminalisation of Sexual Orientation through the Universal Periodic Review

Human Rights Law Review (2012) 12(2): 341-352 doi:10.1093/hrlr/ngs009  Full Text (PDF)

Andrew Trotter

Innocence, Liberty and Provisional Release at the ICTY: A Post-Mortem of ‘Compelling Humanitarian Grounds’ in Context Human Rights Law Review (2012) 12(2): 353-374 doi:10.1093/hrlr/ngs007  Full Text (PDF)

Steve Peers

The ‘Opt-out’ that Fell to Earth: The British and Polish Protocol Concerning the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights Human Rights Law Review (2012) 12(2): 375-389 doi:10.1093/hrlr/ngs008

Full Text (PDF)

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New Global Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (Jul 2012)

 

Article

Periodizing Globalization: Histories of Globalization

Nederveen Pieterse, Jan

“Peace Based on Social Justice”: The ALBA Alternative to Corporate Globalization

Broadhead, Lee-Anne / Morrison, Robert

Narratives of Resistance: Comparing Global News Coverage of the Arab Spring

Robertson, Alexa

Commentary

Nice White Girls in/from Africa: the Visibility of Culture and Invisibility of Globalization

Kennedy, Tanya Ann

Reportage

The Global Role of an Intermediate Power: Brazil and the Iranian Nuclear Program

Santos Vieira de Jesus, Diego

A Perspective on Ghana’s Mining Sector

Sarpong, Sam

Book Review

Review of The World As It Is:Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress

Sargent, Daniel

Review of World 3.0: Global Prosperity and How to Achieve It

Finel-Honigman, Irene

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Peace Palace Library

Recent Acquisitions

Making equal rights real – Making equal rights real : taking effective action to overcome global challenges / [ed. by] Jody Heymann, Adèle Cassola. – New York, NY [etc.] : Cambridge University Press, 2012. – XXI, 397 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Met lit. opg. en index. – 2012

Chagos islanders in Mauritius and the UK – Chagos islanders in Mauritius and the UK : forced displacement and onward migration / Laura Jeffery. – Manchester [etc.] : Manchester University Press, 2011. – XX, 155 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. – (New ethnographies) Met lit. opg. en index. – 2011
L’OMC et le régionalisme – L’OMC et le régionalisme : le régionalisme africain / Ousseni Illy ; préf. de Laurence Boisson de Chazournes et Gabrielle Marceau. – Bruxelles : Larcier, 2012. – 333 p. ; 24 cm. – (Droit international, ISSN 2030-9740) Oorspr. thèse Genève, 2010. – Bibliogr.: p. 301-315. – Met lit.opg. – 2012
Corte Penal Internacional y jurisdicciones estatales – Corte Penal Internacional y jurisdicciones estatales : el principio de complementariedad / coordinadores: Claudia Cárdenas Aravena, Ximena Fuentes Torrijo ; autores: Claudia Cárdenas Aravena … [et al.]. – Santiago : Legal Publishing Chile/Thomson Reuters, 2012. – V, 266 p. ; 25 cm Met lit. opg. – 2012

Foreword: International Law in Crisis – Foreword: International Law in Crisis / Michael P. Scharf, Adam Centner, Kara McClain. – 2011 In: Case West. Reserve j. int. law: vol. 44, issue 1-2, page 1-11. – 2011

“The Crisis in the Implementation of International Law” – “The Crisis in the Implementation of International Law” / Richard Goldstone. – 2011 In: Case West. Reserve j. int. law: vol. 44, issue 1-2, page 13-39. – 2011

The Evolution of International Law – The Evolution of International Law : Arcs and Cycles / Michael J. Kelly. – 2011 In: Case West. Reserve j. int. law: vol. 44, issue 1-2, page 41-46. – 2011

An Age of Extremes – An Age of Extremes : International Law in Crisis : Eight Challenges / David M. Crane. – 2011 In: Case West. Reserve j. int. law: vol. 44, issue 1-2, page 47-57. – 2011

The Crisis of International Law – The Crisis of International Law / Joel P. Trachtman. – 2011 In: Case West. Reserve j. int. law: vol. 44, issue 1-2, page 407-421. – 2011
The Iraq War – The Iraq War : a philosophical analysis / Bassam Romaya. – New York, NY [etc.] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. – XI, 183 p. ; 23 cm Bibliogr.: p. 161-176. – Lit. opg.: p. 129-159. – Met index. – 2012

Hybrid forms of peace – Hybrid forms of peace : from everyday agency to post-liberalism / ed. by Oliver P. Richmond, Audra Mitchell. – Basingstoke [etc.] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. – X, 311 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. – (Rethinking peace and conflict studies) Met lit. opg. en index. – 2012

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (Vol. 14, 2011)

Revue Québécoise de Droit International (Vol. 24, no. 1, 2011)

Czech Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 3, 2012)

South African Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 35, 2010)

Polish Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 31, 2011)

Europa Ethnica (2012, nos. 1/2)

Ethics (Vol. 122, no. 1, October 2011)

Anuário Brasileiro de Direito Internacional (Vol. 6, nos. 1 & 2, 2011)

Anuario Colombiana de Derecho Internacional (Vol. 4, 2011)

International Journal of Procedural Law (Vol. 2, no. 1, 2012)

IV. Dispute Settlement & Reporting

A/CN.9/SER.C/ABSTRACTS/119 CASE LAW ON UNCITRAL TEXTS (CLOUT)

A. OXFORD REPORTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW

Sahli v Algeria, Merits, UN Doc CAT/C/46/D/341/2008; IHRL 1643 (UNCAT 2011) – Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Amnesty – Duty to investigate – Torture

Corus Staal BV v Department of Commerce, Appeal judgment, 395 F 3d 1343 (Fed Cir 2005); ILDC 1649 (US 2005) – Subject(s): International courts and tribunals – International economic law and relations – Relationship between international and domestic law – Settlement of disputes Keyword(s): International law and domestic law, conflicts between – International trade – Judicial review – WTO (World Trade Organization)

Kalamazoo Spice Extraction Company v Provisional Military Government of Socialist Ethiopia, Appeal judgment, 729 F 2d 422 (6th Cir 1984); ILDC 1687 (US 1984) – Subject(s): Immunities – Statehood, jurisdiction of states, organs of states Keyword(s): Act of state doctrine – Expropriation – Foreign investment – Immunity from jurisdiction, states – Non-justiciability – Separation of powers

Pillai v Canada, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/101/D/1763/2008; IHRL 1813 (UNHRC 2011) – Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Deportation – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, right to life

Onoufriou v Cyprus, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/100/D/1636/2007; IHRL 1624 (UNHRC 2010)

Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to fair trial

Novotny v Czech Republic, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/98/D/1778/2008; IHRL 1636 (UNHRC 2010) – Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to non-discrimination

Pindado Martínez v Spain, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/94/D/1490/2006; IHRL 3760 (UNHRC 2008) – Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims – Treaties, reservations and declarations

RSAN v Canada, Admissibility and merits, UN Doc CAT/C/37/D/284/2006; IHRL 1654 (UNCAT 2006) -Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Exhaustion of local remedies – Legal representation, right to

Re Xe Services Alien Tort Litigation, Decision on defendants’ motions, 665 F Supp 2d 569 (ED Va 2009); ILDC 1473 (US 2009) – Subject(s): Human rights – International humanitarian law Keyword(s): Burden of proof – Corporations – Customary international law – Damages – Exhaustion of local remedies – Human rights, gross violations – International humanitarian law, grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions – International humanitarian law, national implementation – International humanitarian law, superfluous injury and unnecessary suffering – International humanitarian law, war crimes—killing – International humanitarian law, war crimes—violence to life or person – International law and domestic law, conflicts between – International law and domestic law, incorporation – Responsibility of individuals – States, agents – Tort – Treaties, application – Treaties, scope (temporal and territorial)

In Re South African Apartheid Litigation, Ntsebeza and ors v Daimler AG and ors and Khulumani and ors v Barclays National Bank Ltd and ors (consolidated), District Court judgment denying reconsideration, 617 FSupp 2d 228 (SDNY 2009); ILDC 1472 (US 2009) Subject(s): Immunities – Individuals and non-state actors – International responsibility – Relationship between international and domestic law – Subjects of international law Keyword(s): Aiding and abetting – Apartheid – Corporations, multinational – Customary international law – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – International crimes – Jurisdiction of states, extra-territorial – Racial discrimination – Remedies, private—for violation of international law – Tort – Torture

B. Human Rights Council

A/HRC/21/42/ADD.2 REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHT TO SAFE DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION, CATARINA DE ALBUQUERQUE : ADDENDUM
[ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Ms. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo : Addendum, Mission to Australia: comments by the State on the report of the Special Rapporteur – Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: States Parties Reports
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Kishore Singh : normative action for quality education – Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul : Advance report on the global thematic study on human rights education and training of legal professionals – Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Gabriela Knaul – Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo : Addendum, Expert meeting on the prosecution of trafficking in persons cases: integrating a human rights-based approach in the administration of criminal justice – Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo – Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Thematic Reports

C. Human Rights Treaty Bodies

E/C.12/CHN-MAC/2 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS: 2ND PERIODIC REPORT SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES UNDER ARTICLES 16 AND 17 OF THE COVENANT: MACAO, CHINA [ Chinese | English ]

D. Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Case of Yatama v. Nicaragua – Publisher: Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACrtHR) – Document type: Case Law

Case of the Pueblo Bello Massacre v. Colombia – Publisher: Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACrtHR) – Document type: Case Law

E. REFWORLD

M. and others v. Italy and Bulgaria – Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

X v. The Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum – Publisher: Netherlands, The: Council of State (Raad van State) – Document type: Case Law

Mahmundi et autres c. Grèce – Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

Alikhonov v. Russia – Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

UNHCR Statement on the right to asylum, UNHCR’s supervisory responsibility and the duty of States to cooperate with UNHCR in the exercise of its supervisory responsibility. Issued in the context of a reference for a preliminary ruling addressed to Court of Justice of the European Union by the Administrative Court of Sofia lodged on 18 October 2011 – Zuheyr Freyeh Halaf v. the Bulgarian State Agency for Refugees Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

F. UNFCCC

FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/INF.4 Date: 03 Aug 2012 – Report on the workshop on a framework for various approaches. Note by the chair of the workshop.

FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/INF.5 Date: 03 Aug 2012 – Report on the workshop on the new market-based mechanism. Note by the co-chairs of the workshop.

FCCC/IDR.5/BGR Date: 30 Jul 2012 – Bulgaria. Report of the in-depth review of the fifth national communication of Bulgaria.

FCCC/ARR/2011/IRL Date: 03 Aug 2012 – Ireland. Report of the individual review of the annual submission of Ireland submitted in 2011.

FCCC/KP/CMP/2012/MISC.1 Date: 30 Jul 2012 – Views from Parties, intergovernmental organizations and admitted observer organizations on the revision of the joint implementation guidelines. Submissions from Parties, intergovernmental organizations and admitted observer organizations.

FCCC/ARR/2011/SWE Date: 27 Jul 2012 – Sweden. Report of the individual review of the annual submission of Sweden submitted in 2011.

V. Blogs/reviews/comment (select items)

China and America’s Dueling South China Sea Statements – from The Diplomat

National Cooperation Key to International Judicial Success – from JURIST

One Step Forward – from Erga Omnes

Contemplating a third nuclear test in North Korea – from Web Edition | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The Primary Reason Why Libya’s Admissibility Challenge Must Fail – from Opinio Juris

Dublin, Karlsruhe and Luxembourg in dialogue – from EJIL: Talk!

Syria and the Resignation of Kofi Annan – from Foreign Policy Blogs

Twitter arrests, religion and the law, and Article 8 applications – from UK Human Rights Blog

Egypt Demands Release of Its Citizen from Guantanamo – from International Law Prof Blog

ICRC urges full respect for international humanitarian law in Syria – from ICRC Intercross Blog:

Obsession with World War II distorts understanding of human rights – from UK Human Rights Blog

Disputed waters are rising in the South China Sea – from East Asia Forum

More Human Rights Reforms Under Discussion – from EJIL: Talk!

Bruce Riedel on Al Qaeda’s Many Faces – from Lawfare

Shell’s Kiobel brief is an insult to South Africa – from EarthRights International

Shell Brief in Kiobel Misstates the Law and Demeans Victims of Human Rights Abuse – from EarthRights International

New Request by ECOWAS for Military Intervention in Mali – from International Criminal Law Bureau

The Last Word (for now) on Targeted Killings: Rona Responds to Lewis – from Opinio Juris

ECHR leaves Northern Rock shareholders out in the cold – from EJIL: Talk!

Helping women gain a voice on climate change – from AlertNet Blogs

Op-Ed: The Security Council’s Syria shame – from Human Rights | Amnesty International

Profiteers of climate change in the Arctic – from OurWorld 2.0

SECURITY: Arms trade treaty failure not all doom and gloom – from IRIN

A Look at International and U.S. Security Issues – from Carnegie Council Resources RSS Fee

Dealing with “Enablers” in Mass Atrocities: A New Human Rights Concept Takes Shape – from Carnegie Council Resources RSS Feed

Why the Failure to Provide Saif with Due Process Is Relevant to Libya’s Admissibility Challenge – from Opinio Juris

Beating the Resource Curse in Africa: A Global Effort – from CFR.org

Kill or Capture — from The New Yorker

Climate Change is Raising Sea Level – and Threatening Havoc – from The EnvironmentaList

Spanish Judge Hits out at US over WikiLeaks Case – from Peace Palace Library – News

U.S. Drought and Rising Global Food Prices – from CFR.org

Iraqi Court Denies US Request to Extradite Daqduq – from Lawfare

U.N. General Assembly to Ask Assad to Step Down – from Peace Palace Library – News

Measuring the True Reach of the Rio+20 Earth Summit – from Switchboard, from NRDC

Conflicts in EU Foreign Investment Policy – from IntLawGrrls

The Case for Expanding Assistance to the Syrian Opposition – from RAND Research Topic: International Affairs

Scheme Opens Papua New Guinea Forests to Foreign Loggers, Report Says – from Yale Environment 360

Universal jurisdiction: Swiss court denies immunity – from IntLawGrrls

Paper: Renewable Energy WTO Dispute Moves into Home Stretch – from International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Country Reports on Terrorism, 2012 – from CFR.org

10th anniversary of the “Torture Memos” – from IntLawGrrls

Michael Lewis’ Response to Gabor Rona on Targeted Killing – from Opinio Juris

A New Development Bank – from International Law Observer

Tensions in the South China Sea – from CFR.org

China protests US sanctions against Chinese bank – from Peace Palace Library

Timbuktu & international criminal law – from IntLawGrrls

Court Favors Indigenous Community in Decade-Long Struggle Against Oil-drilling in Ecuador – from The EnvironmentaList

Conspiracy Of Silence: The Irresponsible Politics Of Climate Change – from Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Future of Mexico’s New Climate Law a Question Under President-Elect – from Climate Law Blog

The precarious status of migrant domestic workers in the United Kingdom – from IntLawGrrls by

VI. Documents/Negotiations/Practice

A/66/811 STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF MEDIATION IN THE PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES, CONFLICT PREVENTION AND RESOLUTION [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/67/133 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT; REDUCING NUCLEAR DANGER; FOLLOW-UP TO THE ICJ ADVISORY OPINION [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/21/24 WAYS AND MEANS OF PROMOTING PARTICIPATION AT THE UNITED NATIONS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ REPRESENTATIVES ON ISSUES AFFECTING THEM : REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/RES/2063 (2012) RESOLUTION 2063 (2012) [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/PV.6818 The situation in Guinea-Bissau 26 JULY 2012 15:00 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/67/162 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON MEASURES TO ELIMINATE INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/67/163 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON GLOBALIZATION AND ITS IMPACT ON THE FULL ENJOYMENT OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/67/135 MEASURES TO PREVENT TERRORISTS FROM ACQUIRING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

UNEP/OZL.PRO.WG.1/32/L.1 DRAFT REPORT OF THE THIRTY-SECOND MEETING OF THE OPEN-ENDED WORKING GROUP OF THE PARTIES TO THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL ON SUBSTANCES THAT DEPLETE THE OZONE LAYER [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

Sudan: Obama On Oil Agreement Between Sudan, South Sudan – [State Department]

VII. Media (select sources/select items)

A. News Aggregators

B. International News Sources

UN News Service (Top Stories)

Syria – Amidst heavy fighting, head of UN observer mission voices concern over Aleppo

Secretary-General welcomes oil deal between Sudan and South Sudan

On anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing, Ban urges elimination of nuclear weapons

Serious human rights challenges remain in Myanmar, says UN expert

As Syria fighting continues, General Assembly urges immediate halt to violence

Liberia: UN speaks out against draft law that would criminalize homosexual behaviour

UN concerned at shrinking space for freedom of expression in Viet Nam

Security Council to meet on humanitarian side of Syrian crisis in August

Syria: amid increase in violence, UN peacekeeping chief warns of ‘main battle’ in Aleppo

UN to air drop food assistance to refugees in South Sudan area with limited access

Security Council reiterates demand on renegade soldiers to cease hostilities in DR Congo

International response to Malian refugee crisis severely underfunded – UN top official

Kofi Annan resigns as UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy for Syrian crisis

Three million Syrians in need of food, crops and livestock assistance – UN

Somalia: UN envoy deplores killing of prominent comedian and media worker

UN experts urge States to confront modern-day hatred, violence against Roma

UN agency welcomes Nigeria’s decision to carry out oil clean-up in Ogoniland

Security Council extends mandate of UN-African Union Darfur peacekeepers

Number of Syrians displaced by conflict continues to rise, UN refugee agency reports

Ahead of visit to region, UN refugee chief calls for more support for displaced Malians

UN envoy urges Iraq to avoid violence in relocating Iranian exiles from camp

Côte d’Ivoire: human rights-based solutions key to resolving displacement – UN

Security Council calls for consensus on restoring stability in Guinea-Bissau

Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst

UK court rejects claims that two work programs amount to slave labor

Spain authorities charge Russian nationals with terrorism

 

ICC postpones hearing for Ivory Coast ex-president due to health issues

Brazil court orders Chevron to suspend drilling in light of oil spills

Slovakia files charges against accused Nazi arrested in Hungary

Security Council reaffirms condemnation of DRC renegade soldiers

HRW urges Angola to respect citizen freedom of speech

UN calls for end to Syria violence in preparation for civilian food assistance

UN welcomes Nigeria plan to clean up oil contamination in Oganiland

Arafat widow asks France to investigate suspected murder of the former Palestine leader

AI: Syria forces guilty of crimes against humanity

Russia feminist activists face trial for controversial protest performance

Gaddafi son says he will not receive fair trial in Libya

India Supreme Court allows Exxon Valdez to be scrapped in country

Visa fees breach EU antitrust laws: EU Commission

A Selection of Stories

Treaty clear on Taiwan, Ma says – from Peace Palace Library

Kenya: TJRC Is a Waste of Time, Claim Civil Society Groups – [Capital FM]

Palestinians to seek U.N. status -from Top News – UPI.com

China calls in U.S. diplomat over South China Sea – from Reuters: Top News

U.N. General Assembly Criticizes Syria – from NYT > International

CIA drone strikes violate Pakistan’s sovereignty, says senior diplomat – from The Guardian World News

World Briefing | Middle East: Iraq: Turkey Accused of Interference – from NYT > International

Ethiopian fails in immunity bid – from BBC News

Diplomatic Failure in Syria May Foreshadow Military Resolution – from PBS NewsHour | PBS

Finding No Peace Solution to Syria Conflict, Kofi Annan Quits Post as U.N. Envoy – from PBS  NewsHour | PBS

Answers sought in China’s salvaging of British sub – from AP Top International News

Ministry of Defence plans new wave of unmanned marine drones – from The Guardian World News

Buenos Aires province devises its own Falklands ship ban – from Reuters: World News

Row over India’s bid to explore in South China Sea – from Times of India

South Korea Demands Chinese Response to Torture Accusation – from NYT > International

Egypt asks US to release Egyptian held in Gitmo – from AP Top International News

Bangladesh tells international charities to stop aiding Rohingyas – from AlertNet News

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame warned he may be charged with aiding war crimes – from The Guardian World News

China: U.S. bank action ‘violates’ norms – from Top News – UPI.com

Protecting human rights during peaceful protests – from Pambazuka News : Issue 536

Rwanda: Govt Submits Rebuttal to Controversial UN Report – from AllAfrica News: Latest

Saif al-Islam seeks Hague trial – from BBC News – World

Nigeria: Decision to Carry Out Oil Clean-Up in Ogoniland Welcomed – from AllAfrica News: Latest

House reauthorizes import ban on Myanmar for three years – from Reuters: World News

Philippines gets bids for S. China Sea exploration from The Jakarta Post

Mali faces ‘human rights chaos’ – from BBC News – World

Mali: Warning Over Western Intervention [AfricaFocus]

Kenya: Uproar Over the Unbanning of Secessionist Movement [ISS]

US Senate panel passes bill to block EU airline law from AlertNet News

Analysis: ASEAN path to economic union muddied by South China Sea from Reuters: World News

US imposes new sanctions on Iran from BBC News – World

Nigeria: Recruitment Firms as Agents of Forced Labour, Human Trafficking – from AllAfrica News: Latest

Australia, UAE agreement paves way for uranium sales from Reuters: World News

ECB chief under scrutiny for alleged conflict of interests – from Peace Palace Library – News by H. Thijssen

Cote d’Ivoire: Human Rights-Based Solutions Key to Resolving Displacement, Says UN Expert – from AllAfrica News: Latest

Africa: Hamonising the Definition of the Child – from AllAfrica News: Latest


* 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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