Anton’s Weekly International Law Digest, Vol. 4, No. 2 (28 May 2013)

Anton’s Weekly International Law Digest

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Vol. 4, No. 2
(28 May 2013)

PDF Copy Here — Antons Weekly Digest – Vol 04, No 2: May 28, 2013

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Contents

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

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

Reconceptualizing International Investment Law: Its role in sustainable developmentHoward Mann, Lewis & Clark Law Review, 2013

Costa Rica / Nicaragua et CIJ : une procédure incidente revisitée : la jonction d´instances – Nicolas Boeglin, Professeur de Droit International Public à la Faculté de Droit de Costa Rica, Le Monde du Droit (9 Mai 2013)

Researching Trafficked Women: On Institutional Ressistance and the Limits of Feminist Reflexivity Michelle Dempsey, Villanova University School of Law; Mary Bosworth, University of Oxford; Carolyn Hoyle, University of Oxford. Qualitative Inquiry 17 (2011): 769.

Responding to the Fragmentation of International Law – WorldLII’s International Courts & Tribunals Project – Graham Greenleaf, Philip Chung, and Andrew Mowbray, “Responding to the Fragmentation of International Law – WorldLII’s International Courts & Tribunals Project”, niversity of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series 2013. Working Paper 31.

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 69: May 27, 2013

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Provisional Arrest and Incarceration in the International Criminal TribunalsMelinda Taylor, International Criminal Court; Charles C. Jalloh, University of Pittsburgh – School of Law

The Protection of Civilians from Violence and the Effects of Attacks in International Humanitarian LawHitoshi Nasu, Australian National University – ANU College of Law

The Emerging Jurisprudence on the Right of Access to Information in KenyaKhaseke Makadia Georgiadis, Independent

Global Trade LawNoemi Gal-Or, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Politics of Women’s Rights in Family Law: Religion, the State, and the Barriers to ReformMala N. Htun, University of New Mexico – Department of Political Science; Laurel Weldon, Purdue University – Political Science

International Standards and the WTO TBT Agreement: Improving Governance for Regulatory AlignmentEric Wijkström, World Trade Organization (WTO); Devin McDaniels, World Trade Organization (WTO)

The Constitutionality of the Onus of Proof When Enforcing Restraint-of-Trade Agreements: An Appropriate Evaluation of the Common-Law RulesTomas B. Floyd, University of South Africa (UNISA) – School of Law

Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance in the Prosecution of Serious Maritime Crimes: A Comparative and Critical Analysis of Applicable Legal FrameworksWui Ling Cheah, National University of Singapore – Faculty of Law

International Organizations as Collective Agents: Fragmentation and the Limits of Principal Control at the World Health OrganizationErin R. Graham, Drexel University – Department of History and Politics

A Report on the Case of the ARA Libertad (Argentina v. Ghana), International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Case No. 20, Provisional MeasuresJames Kraska, International Law Department, U.S. Naval War College, Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Marine Policy Center, University of Virginia School of Law, Center for Oceans Law & Policy, University of Virginia School of Law, Center for National Security law

A Matter of Perspective: Global Governance and the Distinction between Public and Private Authority (and Not Law)Matthias Goldmann, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 68: May 24, 2013

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

 

Investors, States, and Stakeholders: Power Asymmetries in International Investment and the Stabilizing Potential of Investment TreatiesGeorge K. Foster, Lewis & Clark Law School

Customary Law: An IntroductionLisa Bernstein, University of Chicago Law School; Francesco Parisi, University of Minnesota – Law School, University of Bologna

The Right to Leave the EurozoneJens Dammann, University of Texas at Austin – School of Law

Women in the Post-Conflict Process: Reviewing the Impact of Recent U.N. Actions in Achieving Gender CentralityDina Francesca Haynes, New England Law | Boston; Naomi Cahn, George Washington University – Law School; Fionnuala D. Ni Aolain, University of Minnesota Law School, University of Ulster – Transitional Justice Institute

Kenya vs. The ICC ProsecutorCharles C. Jalloh, University of Pittsburgh – School of Law

Global Health Rights: Employing Human Rights to Develop and Implement the Framework Convention on Global HealthLance Gable, Wayne State University Law School; Benjamin Mason Meier, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kiobel and Extraterritoriality: A Rule Without a RationaleDavid L. Sloss, Santa Clara University – School of Law

The Supreme Court and the Alien Tort Statute: Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. –  Ingrid B. Wuerth, Vanderbilt University – Law School

Drones and Distinction: How IHL Encouraged the Rise of DronesMichael W. Lewis, Ohio Northern University – Pettit College of Law; Emily Crawford, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

The Legitimacy Deficits of the Human Rights Judiciary: Elements and Implications of a Normative TheoryAndreas Follesdal, University of Oslo, University of Oslo – Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 67: May 23, 2013

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Peacekeeping, Civilian Protection Mandates and the Responsibility to Protect; Hitoshi Nasu, Australian National University – ANU College of Law

Gas and Oil Explorations in the Levant Basin: The Case of Lebanon and Israel; Rafael Leal-Arcas, Queen Mary University of London – School of Law, World Trade Institute, University of Bern; Ehab Abu Gosh, Queen Mary University of London

Sensibly Construing the ‘More Likely than Not’ Threshold for Extraordinary RenditionRob Bejesky, Independent

Investor-State Arbitration in the Context of EU-EAC EPAKhaseke Makadia Georgiadis, Independent

From Theory to Practice: Exploring the Relevance of the Draft Articles on the Responsibility of International Organizations (DARIO) — The Responsibility of the WTO and the UNNoemi Gal-Or, Kwantlen Polytechnic University; Cedric Ryngaert, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich – Institute of International Law, Comparative Law

My Name is Khan and I Am Not a Terrorist: Intersections of Counter Terrorism and the International Framework for Refugee ProtectionNeha Bhat, American University – Washington College of Law

Derogation from the Prohibition of Torture in the Case of Extreme NecessityTomas Königs, University of Utrecht – Faculty of Law

Umbrella Clauses in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration: What is the Applicable Law on Obligations with Regard to Investments?Dimitrij Euler, University of Cambridge – Lauterpacht Centre for International Law

Does the European Convention Allow a Conviction to Be Based on Evidence Obtained Through Inhuman or Degrading Treatment?Orhun Hakan Yalincak, Independent

Trade Policies and Their Impact on Business Models: A Comparative StudySyeeda Khatoon, Independent; N. Ravichandran, Jamia Hamdard (Deemed University)

Balancing Public Health, Trade and Intellectual Monopoly Privileges: Recent Australian IP Legislation and the TPPATimothy Vines, Civil Liberties Australia; Kim Crow, Australian National University (ANU); Thomas Alured Faunce, Australian Research Council, Australian National University

Regulating Anti-Terror Warfare Through the Individual Dangerousness Doctrine: Theory and the Israeli Supreme Court JurisprudenceBarak Medina, Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Faculty of Law

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 66: May 22, 2013

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Law and Policy for Antarctic Security: An Analytical FrameworkHitoshi Nasu, Australian National University – ANU College of Law;

Private Military and Security Companies under International Humanitarian LawAiste Dumbryte, Leiden University

Can Member State Liability for the Infringement of European Law Deter National Legislators?Hans-Bernd Schäfer, Bucerius Law School, University of Hamburg

The Role of Certification in the Enforcement of Transnational Private RegulationPaul Verbruggen, Radboud University Nijmegen, European University Institute, Department of Law; Rebecca Schmidt, European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW)

Are State Churches Contrary to International Law?Jeroen Temperman, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) – Erasmus School of Law & Editor-in-Chief of Religion & Human Rights: An International Journal

Is ‘.Com’ International? The .Com gTLD: An Analysis of its Global Nature through the Prism of JurisdictionFrancis Augusto Medeiros, University of Oslo – Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL)

Protection of Copyright and Related Rights: Preventing and Combating Piracy Under ACTA ProvisionsMarius Pantea, West University of Timisoara; Popescu Gheorghe, Independent

Somali Pirates as Agents of Change in International Law-Making and OrganisationDouglas Guilfoyle, University College London – Faculty of Laws

Legal Aspects of Inter-State Maritime Delimitation in the Eastern Mediterranean BasinAndrew Filis, Queen Mary, University of London; Rafael Leal-Arcas, Queen Mary University of London – School of Law, World Trade Institute, University of Bern

Transnational Judicial Conversations on the Personality, Privileges and Immunities of International Organizations – An IntroductionAugust Reinisch, University of Vienna – Section for International Law & International Relations

A Call for Rethinking the Sources of International Law: Soft Law and the Other Side of the CoinFabián Cárdenas, Pontifical University Javeriana

The Abu Ghraib Convictions: A Miscarriage of JusticeRob Bejesky, Independent

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 65: May 21, 2013

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Navigating the Unilateral/Multilateral DivideGregory H. Fox, Wayne State University Law School

The European Court of Human Rights: Quo Vadis?Rusen Ergec, University of Luxembourg

Dynamic International Trade Barriers and Its Impact on International Trade Flow and Artificial Trade Ban on Next Coming FutureAruna Kumar Nishanka, Berhampur University

Transplant Tourism: The Ethics and Regulation of International Markets for OrgansGlenn Cohen, Harvard Law School

Canada v GlaxoSmithKline: ‘Should We Modify the Arm’s Length Principle?’Jason T. Kujath, Independent

The Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion at the International Criminal CourtAiste Dumbryte, Leiden University

How International Courts Enhance Their LegitimacyShai Dothan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Faculty of Law

Regulating Digital Currencies: Bringing Bitcoin within the Reach of the IMFNicholas Plassaras, University of Chicago

The Importance of Assessing the Economic Impact of the Case Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union: Some Exploratory ThoughtsAlbert Sánchez Graells, University of Hull – School of Law

The Duality of State ResponsibilityAlan T. Nissel, University of Helsinki, New York University (NYU)

Revisiting the Principle of Non-Intervention: A Structural Principle of International Law or a Political Obstacle to Regional Security in Asia?Hitoshi Nasu, Australian National University – ANU College of Law

IMFing with your Economic Rights: The Greek Tragedy of the EurozoneJames C. Brady, Independent, Pace University – School of Law

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 98: May 27, 2013

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Re-Thinking Reciprocity: A New Framework for WTO Disciplines on North-South Regional Trade AgreementsLorand Bartels, University of Cambridge – Faculty of Law; Sacha Silva, WTI Advisors (Oxford/Geneva); Hadil Hijazi, WTI Advisors Ltd. (Oxford/Geneva); Hannes Schloemann, WTI Advisors Ltd. (Oxford/Geneva); Thomas Cottier, University of Bern – Institute of European and International Economic Law

The Celebritization of Human TraffickingDina Francesca Haynes, New England Law | Boston

‘With Untired Spirits and Formal Constancy’: Berne-Compatibility of Formal Declaratory Measures to Enhance Title-SearchingJane C. Ginsburg, Columbia Law School

Kenya vs. The ICC ProsecutorCharles C. Jalloh, University of Pittsburgh – School of Law

The Genesis and Introduction of the Sex Offenders Act (2001)Martin Quigley, Dublin Institute of Technology

Women as a Particular Social Group: A Comparative Assessment of Gender Asylum Claims in the United States and United KingdomBethany Christa Lobo, Habeas Corpus Resource Center

Global Health Rights: Employing Human Rights to Develop and Implement the Framework Convention on Global HealthLance Gable, Wayne State University Law School; Benjamin Mason Meier, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Introduction: Global Issues in Immigration LawRaquel E. Aldana, University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law; Beth Lyon, Villanova University School of Law; Won Kidane, Seattle University School of Law; Karla Mari McKanders, University of Tennessee College of Law

Simply a Matter of Style? Comparing Judicial DecisionsMads Andenas, University of Oslo – Faculty of Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London; Duncan Fairgrieve, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Kiobel and Extraterritoriality: A Rule Without a RationaleDavid L. Sloss, Santa Clara University – School of Law

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 97: May 24, 2013

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Global Tangles: Law, Headcoverings and Religious IdentitySeval Yildirim, Whittier Law School

Insurrections and the Cooptation of Human Rights LanguageSeval Yildirim, Whittier Law School

The Dormancy of Parliaments: The Invisible Cause of Judiciary Empowerment in Central and Eastern EuropeCristina E. Parau, University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations

Reflections on One-Sided Jurisdiction Clauses in International Litigation (About the Rothschild Decision, French Cour de Cassation, 26 September 2012)Marie-Elodie Ancel, Université Paris Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC); Léa Marion, Clifford Chance LLP – Paris Office; Laurence Wynaendts, Clifford Chance LLP – Paris Office

L’accès à l’information et le droit à la santé : La transparence des essais cliniques comme une obligation dans le contexte des droits de l’Homme (Access to Information and the Right to Health: Transparency of Clinical Trials as a Human Rights Obligation)Trudo Lemmens, University of Toronto – Faculty of Law, Center for Transnational Legal Studies; Candice Telfer, Independent

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 96: May 23, 2013

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Tragedy of Commons in Outer Space – The Case of Space DebrisPeng Wang, Xi’an Jiaotong University – School of Law

The Meaning and Scope of Temporary Special Measures in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against WomenRitika Kansal, National Law School of India University

Air Transport and General Agreement on Trade in Services – A Case for Ground Handling Services?Sumangal Narendra, IIFT New Delhi India

International Criminal Law: An Ideology CritiqueTor Krever, London School of Economics – Law Department

Regulatory Protectionism: A Hidden Threat to Free TradeK. William Watson, Cato Institute; Sallie James, Cato Institute

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 95: May 22, 2013

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Nigeria, Boko Haram – Cutting Corners and the Illusion of Speedy Conflict ResolutionOmoba Oladele Opeolu Osinuga, Supreme Court of Nigeria, European Rule of Law Mission EULEX

Guerilla Tactics and Ethical RegulationCatherine A. Rogers, Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law

Trends in Global and Canadian Lawyer RegulationLaurel S. Terry, Penn State Law

‘Same’ Act – Different Scope: The ‘International [Arbitration]’ Criterion in the Arbitration Laws of the Eurasian UNCITRAL Model Law – Compliant JurisdictionsLeonila Guglya, University of Geneva, European University, Northwood University (HIM Campus, Switzerland)

주요국의 FTA 환경협정분석을 통한 환경법의 선진화방안 (Advancement of Korea’s Environmental Laws Through the Analysis of Major Free Trade Agreements)MoonHyun Koh, Soongsil University – College of Law; SaeHoon Kwon, Busan Digital University; SungBae Kim, Kookmin University – College of Law; Sanghyun Lee, Soongsil University – College of Law; Roy Andrew Partain, Soongsil College of Law

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 94: May 21, 2013

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

The Constitutionality of the Onus of Proof When Enforcing Restraint-of-Trade Agreements: An Appropriate Evaluation of the Common-Law RulesTomas B. Floyd, University of South Africa (UNISA) – School of Law

A Report on the Case of the ARA Libertad (Argentina v. Ghana), International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Case No. 20, Provisional MeasuresJames Kraska, International Law Department, U.S. Naval War College, Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Marine Policy Center, University of Virginia School of Law, Center for Oceans Law & Policy, University of Virginia School of Law, Center for National Security law

Discussions on Rights to Family: Analysis of the Lo-Sheng CaseHui-ling Hung, National Taiwan University – College of Law

Torture: Perspective from UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading TreatmentManfred Nowak, University of Vienna

New Possibilities for Argumentation in International Labour Law and Corporate Liability Coming Up?Veerle Van Den Eeckhout, Leiden University – Leiden Law School, University of Antwerp

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INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 22: May 24, 2013

DAVID D. CARON & TSEMING YANG, EDITORS

Connectivity: Is the EU’s Natura 2000 Network Only an Ecological Network on Paper?Jonathan M. Verschuuren, Tilburg University – Center for Transboundary Legal Development, Tilburg Sustainability Center

The Legislative Instability of the 113th U.S. Congress and Its Potential Impacts to Korean Environmental Laws and the Korus FTARoy Andrew Partain, Soongsil College of Law

주요국의 FTA 환경협정분석을 통한 환경법의 선진화방안 (Advancement of Korea’s Environmental Laws Through the Analysis of Major Free Trade Agreements)MoonHyun Koh, Soongsil University – College of Law; SaeHoon Kwon, Busan Digital University; SungBae Kim, Kookmin University – College of Law; Sanghyun Lee, Soongsil University – College of Law; Roy Andrew Partain, Soongsil College of Law

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LAW, INSTITUTIONS & DEVELOPMENT eJOURNAL

Vol. 11, No. 19: May 27, 2013

KEVIN E. DAVIS & KATHARINA PISTOR, EDITORS

Worldwide Regulation of Co-Operative Societies – An OverviewHans-Hermann Münkner, Independent

China and the Middle-Income Trap: Toward a Post Washington, Post Beijing ConsensusRandall Peerenboom, La Trobe University – Faculty of Law and Management, Oxford University – Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

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LAW, INSTITUTIONS & DEVELOPMENT eJOURNAL

Vol. 11, No. 18: May 20, 2013

KEVIN E. DAVIS & KATHARINA PISTOR, EDITORS

The Freedom of the Church (New Revised Standard Version)John D. Inazu, Washington University in Saint Louis – School of Law

Culture and the Rule of Law: Cautions for Constitution-MakingDavid Pimentel, Ohio Northern University – Ohio Northern University College of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law

Nigeria, Boko Haram – Cutting Corners and the Illusion of Speedy Conflict ResolutionOmoba Oladele Opeolu Osinuga, Supreme Court of Nigeria, European Rule of Law Mission EULEX

International Criminal Law: An Ideology CritiqueTor Krever, London School of Economics – Law Department

Book Review of ‘Constitutionalism and the Enlargement of Europe’ by Wojciech Sadurski, Oxford University Press 2012Cristina E. Parau, University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations

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DEMOCRATIZATION: BUILDING STATES & DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 15: May 27, 2013

BRIAN DALE SHOUP & TIMOTHY WILLIAM WATERS, EDITORS

Book Review of ‘Constitutionalism and the Enlargement of Europe’ by Wojciech Sadurski, Oxford University Press 2012Cristina E. Parau, University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations

The Resurgence of Right-Wing Extremism in Greece: A Not So Golden DawnNadia Banteka, University of Pennsylvania Law School, The Hague University

Critics in Relation to Certain Constitutional Texts Brought by Certain European Structures and the Possible Objectives of the Future Constitutional ReformGenoveva Vrabie, Independent

Electoral Victory, Political Defeat: A Failed Democratic Transition in IranMirjam Künkler, Princeton University

Internacionalização do Direito: Direito Internacional, Globalização e Complexidade (Internationalisation of Law: International Law, Globalisation and Complexity)Marcelo Dias Varella, University of California, Berkeley – School of Law, University Center of Brasilia

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DEMOCRATIZATION: BUILDING STATES & DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 14: May 20, 2013

BRIAN DALE SHOUP & TIMOTHY WILLIAM WATERS, EDITORS

Exacerbated Economic Governance in the European Union – Or When Did We Forget About Democratic Legitimacy?Fernando Losada Fraga, University of Helsinki, Centre of Excellence in Foundations of European Law and Polity

Protecting Democracy and the Rule of Law in the European Union: The Hungarian ChallengeBojan Bugaric, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law

Designing Islamic Constitutions: Past Trends and Options for a Democratic FutureClark B. Lombardi, University of Washington School of Law

The Fourth Estate Under Siege: The Making of a Democratic Institution and Its Pressing ChallengesMing-Li Wang, National Central University at Taiwan

International Criminal Law: An Ideology CritiqueTor Krever, London School of Economics – Law Department

The Dormancy of Parliaments: The Invisible Cause of Judiciary Empowerment in Central and Eastern EuropeCristina E. Parau, University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 43: May 24, 2013

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Guerilla Tactics and Ethical RegulationCatherine A. Rogers, Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law

‘Same’ Act – Different Scope: The ‘International [Arbitration]’ Criterion in the Arbitration Laws of the Eurasian UNCITRAL Model Law – Compliant JurisdictionsLeonila Guglya, University of Geneva, European University, Northwood University (HIM Campus, Switzerland)

Regulatory Protectionism: A Hidden Threat to Free TradeK. William Watson, Cato Institute; Sallie James, Cato Institute

The First Condition of Progress? Freedom of Speech and the Limits of International Trade LawTomer Broude, Hebrew University of Jerusalem – International Law Forum; Holger P. Hestermeyer, Court of Justice of the European Union

TBT-Plus Rules in Preferential Trade AgreementsBoris Rigod, European University Institute

Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties Double Remedy: The United States’ Pragmatic Approach to Chinese Currency ManipulationZachary A. Wiest, University of Iowa – College of Law

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 42: May 22, 2013

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Investors, States, and Stakeholders: Power Asymmetries in International Investment and the Stabilizing Potential of Investment TreatiesGeorge K. Foster, Lewis & Clark Law School

Discovery Under 28 U.S.C. §1782: Distinguishing International Commercial Arbitration and International Investment ArbitrationS.I. Strong, University of Missouri School of Law

Customary Law: An IntroductionLisa Bernstein, University of Chicago Law School; Francesco Parisi, University of Minnesota – Law School, University of Bologna

Re-Thinking Reciprocity: A New Framework for WTO Disciplines on North-South Regional Trade AgreementsLorand Bartels, University of Cambridge – Faculty of Law; Sacha Silva, WTI Advisors (Oxford/Geneva); Hadil Hijazi, WTI Advisors Ltd. (Oxford/Geneva); Hannes Schloemann, WTI Advisors Ltd. (Oxford/Geneva); Thomas Cottier, University of Bern – Institute of European and International Economic Law

The Right to Leave the EurozoneJens Dammann, University of Texas at Austin – School of Law

Law in FinanceKatharina Pistor, Columbia University School of Law

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INTERNATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 2, No. 27: May 23, 2013

WILLIAM F. FUNK, EDITOR

Separation of Powers – An Indian PerspectiveKhushi Pandya, University of Westminster – School of Law

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INDIGENOUS NATIONS & PEOPLES LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 18: May 23, 2013

CARRIE GARROW & KEVIN NOBLE MAILLARD, EDITORS

When Tribalism Meets Liberalism: Human Rights and Indigenous Boundary Problems in CanadaKirsty Gover, Melbourne Law School

An Affront to Our Shared Humanity: The 112th Congress’ Failure to Enact Senate Bill 1925Elizabeth Ann Kronk, University of Kansas – School of Law

Fishable WatersCatherine O’Neill, Seattle University School of Law

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INDIGENOUS NATIONS & PEOPLES LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 17: May 21, 2013

CARRIE GARROW & KEVIN NOBLE MAILLARD, EDITORS

Statement of Matthew L. M. Fletcher, Michigan State University College of Law and Indigenous Law and Policy Center before the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and ReformMatthew L. M. Fletcher, Michigan State University College of Law

The Right to Safe Water and Crown-Aboriginal Fiduciary Law: Litigating a Resolution to the Public Health Hazards of On-Reserve Water ProblemsConstance MacIntosh, Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University

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TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE eJOURNAL

Vol. 4, No. 17: May 23, 2013

BERNADETTE ATUAHENE, EDITOR

Nigeria, Boko Haram – Cutting Corners and the Illusion of Speedy Conflict ResolutionOmoba Oladele Opeolu Osinuga, Supreme Court of Nigeria, European Rule of Law Mission EULEX

International Criminal Law: An Ideology CritiqueTor Krever, London School of Economics – Law Department

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CLIMATE CHANGE LAW & POLICY eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 22: May 23, 2013

DANIEL A. FARBER & PATRICK A. PARENTEAU, EDITORS

Renewable Energy through Agency ActionAmy L. Stein, Tulane University Law School

Connectivity: Is the EU’s Natura 2000 Network Only an Ecological Network on Paper?Jonathan M. Verschuuren, Tilburg University – Center for Transboundary Legal Development, Tilburg Sustainability Center

The Legislative Instability of the 113th U.S. Congress and Its Potential Impacts to Korean Environmental Laws and the Korus FTARoy Andrew Partain, Soongsil College of Law

Does the EU ETS Bite? The Impact of Allowance Over-Allocation on Share PricesThijs Jong, University of Groningen – Faculty of Law – Department of Law and Economics; Oscar Couwenberg, University of Groningen – Faculty of Law – Department of Law and Economics; Edwin Woerdman, University of Groningen – Faculty of Law

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IMMIGRATION, REFUGEE & CITIZENSHIP LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 14, No. 31: May 24, 2013

BERNARD TRUJILLO, EDITOR

Defining American: DREAMers, Immigration Reform and CitizenshipElizabeth Keyes, University of Baltimore – School of Law

What Marriage Law Can Learn from Citizenship Law (and Vice Versa)Govind Persad, Stanford Law School, Stanford University – Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania – School of Medicine

Easing the Guidance Document Dilemma Agency by Agency: Immigration Law and Not Really Binding RulesJill E. Family, Widener University – School of Law

Fragmenting the Community: Immigration Enforcement and the Unintended Consequences of Local Police Non-Cooperation PoliciesNatashia Tidwell, New England Law | Boston

Conundrum of an Immigrant: Assimilation versus Cultural PreservationJoanna Diane Caytas, Columbia University

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 45: May 23, 2013

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

Regulating Global Drug ProblemsToby Seddon, University of Manchester – School of Law

Theories of Punishment in the Age of Mass Incarceration: A Closer Look at the Empirical Problem Silenced by Justificationism (The Brazilian Case)Carvalho Salo, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM)

International Criminal Law: An Ideology CritiqueTor Krever, London School of Economics – Law Department

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 10, No. 67: May 27, 2013

JOHN S. BELL & PAUL B. STEPHAN, EDITORS

The Right to Leave the EurozoneJens Dammann, University of Texas at Austin – School of Law

Europe Against the Left? On Legal Limits to Progressive PoliticsBojan Bugaric, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law

Branches of Companies in the EU: Balancing the Eleventh Company Law Directive, National Company Law and the Right of EstablishmentKarsten Engsig Sørensen, Aarhus University – Department of Law

Conceptualizing EU Energy Security Through an EU Constitutional Law PerspectiveAndrew Filis, Queen Mary, University of London; Rafael Leal-Arcas, Queen Mary University of London – School of Law, World Trade Institute, University of Bern

Los Enlaces En Europa – El asunto Svensson (I): Réplica a la Opinión de la European Copyright Society (Links in Europe – The Svensson Case (I): Reply to the Opinion of the European Copyright Society)Pablo Ramírez Silva, Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Department of Law

The New American PrivacyRichard J. Peltz-Steele, UMass Dartmouth

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 10, No. 66: May 22, 2013

JOHN S. BELL & PAUL B. STEPHAN, EDITORS

Look to Yourselves, That We Lose Not Those Things Which We Have Wrought: The Proposed Changes to the Purpose Limitation Principle in Data Protection and Public Bodies’ Rights to Access Third Party DataJudith Rauhofer, University of Edinburgh – School of Law

Global Tangles: Law, Headcoverings and Religious IdentitySeval Yildirim, Whittier Law School

Do Stock Exchange Trading Rules Influence the Trading Location of Cross-Listed Stocks?Douglas Cumming, York University – Schulich School of Business; Eliza Wu, University of Technology, Sydney – UTS Business School, Financial Research Network (FIRN)

LGBTI Discrimination and Parent-Child Relationship: Cross Border Mobility of Rainbow Families in the European UnionElena Falletti, Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC University

Connecting the Dots: Attracting Foreign Direct Investment through Harmonisation of European Insolvency LawDominik Moskvan, University of Antwerp; Veronika Vrbova, Faculty of Law, Pan European University

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 10, No. 65: May 21, 2013

JOHN S. BELL & PAUL B. STEPHAN, EDITORS

Exacerbated Economic Governance in the European Union – Or When Did We Forget About Democratic Legitimacy?Fernando Losada Fraga, University of Helsinki, Centre of Excellence in Foundations of European Law and Polity

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? Critical Observations on the Proposed Reform of the EU Data Protection FrameworkJudith Rauhofer, University of Edinburgh – School of Law

Europe’s Common Foreign and Security PolicyEric Engle, Humboldt University of Berlin – Faculty of Law

Book Review: Professional Services in the EU Internal Market – Quality Regulation and Self-Regulation –  Panagiotis Delimatsis, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), World Trade Institute, Tilburg Law School

Devising Loyalty Rebates that Comply with the As-Efficient-Competitor TestHans Zenger, Charles River Associates (CRA)

National Courts as ‘Guardians’ and ‘Ordinary Courts’ of EU Law: Opinion 1/09 of the ECJRoberto Baratta, Department of Law (on temporary leave), Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 10, No. 36: May 27, 2013

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

The Integrity Function and ASIO’s Extraordinary Questioning and Detention PowersLisa Burton, University of New South Wales (UNSW); George Williams, University of New South Wales

Foreign Affairs Federalism: A Revisionist ApproachDaniel Abebe, University of Chicago – Law School; Aziz Z. Huq, University of Chicago Law School

Drones and Distinction: How IHL Encouraged the Rise of DronesMichael W. Lewis, Ohio Northern University – Pettit College of Law; Emily Crawford, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

How the Commander in Chief’s ‘Call for Papers’ Veils a Path Dependent Result of TortureRob Bejesky, Independent

Lawful Military Support to Civil Authorities in Times of CrisisKevin H. Govern, Ave Maria School of Law, California University of Pennsylvania

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 10, No. 35: May 21, 2013

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

The Epiphany Approach to Habeas Corpus During the Military Commissions CircusRob Bejesky, Independent

Where Do the Prophets Stand?: Hamdi, Myth, and the Master’s ToolsLinda H. Edwards, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

The International Criminal Court, the United States, and the Domestic Armed Conflict In SyriaEric Engle, Humboldt University of Berlin – Faculty of Law

Prosecuting Cyberterrorists: Applying Traditional Jurisdictional Frameworks to a Modern ThreatPaul Stockton, Sonecon, LLC; Michele Golabek-Goldman, Yale Law School

Peacekeeping, Civilian Protection Mandates and the Responsibility to ProtectHitoshi Nasu, Australian National University – ANU College of Law

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 13, No. 49: May 27, 2013

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

The Common Law Clean Up of the ‘Workshop of the World’: More Realism About Nuisance Law’s Historic Environmental AchievementsBen Pontin, University of the West of England (UWE)

Homosexuality and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights: What Can Be Learned from the History of the European Convention on Human Rights?Paul Johnson, University of York (UK)

Replacing Provocation in England and Wales: Examining the Partial Defence of Loss of ControlKate Fitz‐Gibbon, Deakin University – School of Humanities and Social Sciences

A Janus Look at International Criminal JusticeDiane Marie Amann, University of Georgia School of Law

States as Market Participants In the U.S. and the EU?Jason J. Czarnezki, Vermont Law School – Environmental Law Center

Uniform Commercial Code v. The Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods – A Comparative AnalysisArjya B. Majumdar, Jindal Global Law School

L’accordo quadro nel diritto europeo e nel diritto comparato dei contratti pubblici (The Framework Agreement in EU Law and in the Comparative Law of Public Contracts)Leonardo Pierdominici, European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW), University of Bologna – Faculty of Law

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 13, No. 48: May 23, 2013

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

Taxation of Downloads in Comparative LawRenan Cavalcante Araujo, Independent

Impossible Floodgates and Unworkable Analogies in the Irish Abortion DebateFiona de Londras, Durham University – Durham Law School; Laura Graham, Durham University – Durham Law School

Trends in Global and Canadian Lawyer RegulationLaurel S. Terry, Penn State Law

‘Same’ Act – Different Scope: The ‘International [Arbitration]’ Criterion in the Arbitration Laws of the Eurasian UNCITRAL Model Law – Compliant JurisdictionsLeonila Guglya, University of Geneva, European University, Northwood University (HIM Campus, Switzerland)

The First Condition of Progress? Freedom of Speech and the Limits of International Trade LawTomer Broude, Hebrew University of Jerusalem – International Law Forum; Holger P. Hestermeyer, Court of Justice of the European Union

Global Tangles: Law, Headcoverings and Religious IdentitySeval Yildirim, Whittier Law School

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 13, No. 47: May 21, 2013

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

Oversight of National Security Secrecy in the United StatesStephen Schulhofer, New York University School of Law

When the State Tries to See Like a Family: Cultural Pluralism and the Family Group Conference in New ZealandAmy J. Cohen, Ohio State University (OSU) – Michael E. Moritz College of Law; Ilana Gershon, Indiana University

Discovery Under 28 U.S.C. §1782: Distinguishing International Commercial Arbitration and International Investment ArbitrationS.I. Strong, University of Missouri School of Law

Discovery and Darkness: The Information Deficit in Criminal DisputesIon Meyn, University of Wisconsin Law School

Land of the Rising Derivative Action: Revisiting Irrationality to Understand Japan’s Unreluctant Shareholder LitigantMasafumi Nakahigashi, Nagoya University – School of Law; Dan W. Puchniak, National University of Singapore

The New Turkish Tort LawErdem Büyüksagis, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

II. Books

The Ashgate Research Companion to International Criminal Law

(Ashgate, 2013)

Edited by William A. Schabas, Middlesex University, UK, Yvonne McDermott, Bangor University, UK and Niamh Hayes, Institute for International Criminal Investigations

International criminal law is at a crucial point in its history and development, and the time is right for practitioners, academics and students to take stock of the lessons learnt from the past fifteen years, as the international community moves towards an increasingly uni-polar international criminal legal order, with the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the helm.  This unique research companion takes a critical approach to a wide variety of theoretical, practical, legal and policy issues surrounding and underpinning the operation of international criminal law as applied by international criminal tribunals. The book is divided into four main parts. The first part analyses international crimes and modes of liability, with a view to identifying areas which have been inconsistently or misguidedly interpreted, overlooked to date or are likely to be increasingly significant in future.   The second part examines international criminal processes and procedures, and here the authors discuss issues such as victim participation and the rights of the accused. The third part is a discussion of complementarity and sentencing, while the final part of the book looks at international criminal justice in context. The authors raise issues which are likely to provide the most significant challenges and most promising opportunities for the continuing development of this body of law.  As international criminal law becomes more established as a distinct discipline, it becomes imperative for international criminal scholarship to provide a degree of critical analysis, both of individual legal issues and of the international criminal project as a whole. This book represents an important collective effort to introduce an element of legal realism or critical legal studies into the academic discourse.

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Constitutions in the Global Financial Crisis

(Ashgate, 2013)

Edited by Xenophon Contiades, Centre for European Constitutional Law, Greece

This book is the first to address the multi-faceted influence of the global financial crisis on the national constitutions of the countries most affected. By tracing the impact of the crisis on formal and informal constitutional change, sovereignty issues, fundamental rights protection, regulatory reforms, jurisprudence, the augmentation of executive power, and changes in the party system it addresses all areas of the current constitutional law dialogue and aims to become a reference book with regard to the interaction between financial crises and constitutions.   The book includes contributions from prominent experts on Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Spain, the UK, and the USA providing a critical analysis of the effects of the financial crisis on the constitution. The volume’s extensive comparative chapter pins down distinct constitutional reactions towards the financial crisis, building an explanatory theory that accounts for the different ways constitutions responded to the crisis. How and why constitutions formed their reactions in the face of the financial crisis unravels throughout the book.

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Gender Issues And Human Rights
(Edward Elgar, 2013)
Edited by Dianne Otto

The 1990’s witnessed a surge of feminist human rights scholarship and activism in international law which has shaped jurisprudential and institutional developments, yet gender issues and human rights still remain a challenging and evolving field of study. In this collection, Professor Otto brings together seminal works which are united in their aim of questioning the existing gendered hierarchies of power and inequality and the purportedly natural foundations that have justified oppressive gender stereotypes. Included works cover, among others, the history and early developments of women’s rights, structural critiques of international human rights law, recognizing new human rights, linking women’s economic inequality and human rights and thinking beyond the duality of gender.

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Land and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

(Routledge, 2013)

Edited by Jon Unruh & Rhodri Williams

Claims to land and territory are often a cause of conflict, and land issues present some of the most contentious problems for post-conflict peacebuilding. Among the land-related problems that emerge during and after conflict are the exploitation of land-based resources in the absence of authority, the disintegration of property rights and institutions, the territorial effect of battlefield gains and losses, and population displacement. In the wake of violent conflict, reconstitution of a viable land-rights system is crucial: an effective post-conflict land policy can foster economic recovery, help restore the rule of law, and strengthen political stability. But the reestablishment of land ownership, land use, and access rights for individuals and communities is often complicated and problematic, and poor land policies can lead to renewed tensions. In twenty-one chapters by twenty-five authors, this book considers experiences with, and approaches to, post-conflict land issues in seventeen countries and in varied social and geographic settings. Highlighting key concepts that are important for understanding how to address land rights in the wake of armed conflict, the book provides a theoretical and practical framework for policy makers, researchers, practitioners, and students.

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The Constitutional Relevance of the ECHR in Domestic and European Law: An Italian Perspective

(Insertia, 2013)

Giorgio Repetto

In recent years the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) gained unexpected relevance in the European constitutional culture. On the one hand its increasing importance is closely linked to institutional reforms that strengthened the European Court of Human Rights’ reputation vis-à-vis the Member States. On the other hand, and even more importantly, the ECHR’s significance arises from a changing perception of its constitutional potential. Starting with the assumption that the ECHR is transforming the European constitutional landscape, this book aims to show that today the European Convention raises unprecedented problems that involve first of all its own theoretical status as constitutional instrument that ensures the protection of human rights in Europe. Changing paradigms concerning its incorporation in domestic law as well as the growing conflicts about the protection of some rights and liberties that are deeply rooted in national legal contexts (such as teaching of religion, bio law and rights of political minorities) are jointly examined in order to offer a unified methodology for the study of European constitutional law centered upon human rights. For a detailed analysis of these issues, The Constitutional Relevance of the ECHR in Domestic and European Law examines the different facets of the ECHR’s constitutional relevance by separating the ECHR’s role as a ‘factor of Europeanisation’ for national constitutional systems (Part I) from its role as a veritable European transnational constitution in the field of human rights (Part II).

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Recent Acquisitions in the Peace Palace Library

(25 May 2013)

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Bibliography

 

Human Trafficking or Smuggling: Guidance ProvidedPeace Palace Library

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

H. Patrick Glenn (McGill Univ. – Law), The Cosmopolitan State (Oxford Univ. Press 2013)

Katerina Linos (Univ. of California, Berkeley – Law), The Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion: How Health, Family, and Employment Laws Spread Across Countries (Oxford Univ. Press 2013)

Erika Marie Bsumek (Univ. of Texas, Austin – History), David Kinkela (State Univ. of New York, Fredonia -History), & Mark Atwood Lawrence (Univ. of Texas, Austin – History), Nation-States and the Global Environment: New Approaches to International Environmental History (Oxford Univ. Press 2013)

William A. Schabas (Middlesex Univ.), Yvonne McDermott (Bangor Univ.), & Niamh Hayes (Institute for International Criminal Investigations), The Ashgate Research Companion to International Criminal Law: Critical Perspectives (Ashgate 2013)

Virginie J.M. Tassin, Les défis de l’extension du plateau continental – La consécration d’un nouveau rapport de l’Etat à son territoir (Pedone 2013)

Adreas Follesdal (Universitetet i Oslo), Birgit Peters (Universität Bremen), & Geir Ulfstein (Universitetet i Oslo), Constituting Europe: The European Court of Human Rights in a National, European and Global Context (Cambridge Univ. Press 2013)

Amos N. Guiora, Legitimate Target: A Criteria-Based Approach to Targeted Killing (Oxford Univ. Press 2013)

III. Journals

Netherlands International Law Review 

(free access until 13 July)

Vol. 60, Issue 1 (May 2013)

RETHINKING JUS COGENS AFTER GERMANY V.ITALY: BACK TO ARTICLE 53? – Jure Vidmar

THE PROPOSED INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JURISDICTION FOR THE AFRICAN COURT: SOME PROBLEMATICAL ASPECTS – Ademola Abass

POSITIVE OBLIGATIONS AND THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNALS’ LAW OF DETENTION: FUNDING FAMILY VISITS AND THE ICC PRESIDENCY’S NGUDJOLO DECISION – Denis Abels

MARITIME EMBARGO OPERATIONS: NAVAL IMPLEMENTATION OF UN SANCTIONS AT SEA UNDER ARTICLES 41 AND 42 OF THE UN CHARTER – M.D. Fink

MAPPING THE APPROACHES TO THE QUESTION OF EXEMPTION FROM INTERNATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY – Cliff Farhang

Judicial Decisions Involving Questions of Private International Law

NETHERLANDS JUDICIAL DECISIONS INVOLVING QUESTIONS OF PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW: CAN THE UNITED NATIONS BE SUED FOR ITS ROLE IN THE SREBRENICA MASSACRE? – Th.M. de Boer

Book Reviews

Bogdan M., Private International Law as Component of the Law of the Forum, Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague 2012, 352 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-22634-0. – Zheng Sophia Tang

Focarelli C., International Law as Social Construct. The Struggle for Global Justice, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012, liii + 571 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-958483-3. – Helmut Philipp Aust

Joyner D.H., Interpreting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Oxford University Press, New York 2011, xiii + 184 pp., hardback. ISBN 978-0-19-922735-8. – Treasa Dunworth

Schmitt M.N., Essays on Law and War at the Fault Lines, T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague 2012, xii + 637 pp. ISBN 978-90-6704-739-5. – T.D. Gill

Hague Case-Law – Latest Developments

HAGUE CASE-LAW – LATEST DEVELOPMENTS – Erik V. Koppe

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Common Market Law Review

Vol. 50, Issue 3 (2013)

‘Editorial comments’, Issue 3, pp. 637–681

‘The constitutional implications of the European responses to the financial and public debt crisis’, Edoardo Chiti, Pedro Gustavo Teixeira, Issue 3, pp. 683–708

‘EU migration policy and its constitutional rationale: A cosmopolitan outlook’, Daniel Thym, Issue 3, pp. 709–736

‘“Consistency” and fundamental freedoms: The case of direct taxation’, Werner Haslehner, Issue 3, pp. 737–772

‘Harmonization of intellectual property law in Europe: The ECJ trade mark case law 2008–2012’, Annette Kur, Issue 3, pp. 773–803

‘Case C-370/12, Thomas Pringle v. Government of Ireland, Ireland, The Attorney General, Judgment of the Court of Justice (Full Court) of 27 November 2012’, Bruno de Witte, Thomas Beukers, Issue 3, pp. 805–848

‘Case C-355/10, European Parliament v. Council of the European Union, Judgment of the Court of Justice (Grand Chamber) of 5 September 2012’, Merijn Chamon, Issue 3, pp. 849–860

‘Case C-19/11, Markus Geltl v. Daimler AG, Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 28 June 2012’, Alexander Hellgardt, Issue 3, pp. 861–874

‘Tribunal Constitucional (Spanish constitutional court), Judgment 145/2012 of 2 July 2012, Iberdrola v. Comisión Nacional de la Energía’, Daniel Sarmiento, Issue 3, pp. 875–891

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Pambazuka

631: Special Issue:

AU/OAU at 50, celebration and reflection

Celebrating Tajudeen, the OAU and AU: which way Africa?

State of the Union

The African Union speaks about the 50th anniversary

The Organization of African Unity (OAU)/African Union at 50

The African Union at 50: Missed opportunities and lessons for the future

Pan-Africanism and African renaissance

Where is Nkrumah’s United States of Africa 50 years on?

How far is the United States of Africa?

A different ‘Jubilee’: Fresh chance at 50 for AU on justice?

AU coming of age a cause for celebration?

50 years after, is the AU, formerly the OAU, a success or failure?

The birth of the OAU

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

Review of International Studies (Vol. 39, no. 3, July 2013)

Global Policy (Vol. 4, no. 2, May 2013)

African Journal of International and Comparative Law (Vol. 21, no. 2, June 2013)

Journal of World Intellectual Property (Vol. 16, nos. 1-2, March 2013)

Journal of World Energy Law & Business (Vol. 6, no. 2, June 2013)

Austrian Review of International and European Law (Vol. 14, 2009)

Global Trade and Customs Journal (Vol. 8, no. 5, 2013)

Journal of World Trade (Vol. 47, no. 3, June 2013)

International Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 2, no. 1, 2013)

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IGENTA InTouch

Quick Search contains ‘international law’

(21 May 2013)

  ‘The Nameless Rapture of the Struggle’: Towards a Marxist Class-Theoretic Approach to International LawRasulov Akbar – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 19, No. 1, pp. 243-294;

  Systemic Integration, Legal Theory and the International Law CommissionKammerhofer Jrg – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 19, No. 1, pp. 157-181;

  Multilateralism as Terror: International Law, Haiti and ImperialismMiville China – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 19, No. 1, pp. 63-91;

  Legal Mobilization and Resistance Movements as Social Constituents of International LawVinthagen Stellan – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 21, No. 1, pp. 287-327; 20100101

  Fragmented Landscapes, Troubled Relationships: The WTO Dispute Settlement System and International Environmental LawKulovesi Kati – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 19, No. 1, pp. 29-62; 20080101

  Fragmentation and the Leeway of the VCLT: Interpreting the ECHR in Light of Other International LawNordeide Ragnar – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 20, No. 1, pp. 189-207; 20090101

  Crimes Against Humanity and the Limits of International Criminal LawRenzo Massimo
Law and Philosophy (ISSN: 0167-5249); Volume 31, No. 4, pp. 443-476; 20120701

  Global Health Public-Private Partnerships: Better Protecting Against Disease but Creating a Gap in Responsibility under International LawClarke Lisa – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 20, No. 1, pp. 349-372; 20090101

  Identifying Liability: Ambiguous Charges in International Criminal LawFisher J. Kirsten – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 19, No. 1, pp. 127-155; 20080101

  The Law’s Farewell to the Nation State?Tuori Kaarlo – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 19, No. 1, pp. 295-327; 20080101

  The Death of International Law?Rosas Allan – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 20, No. 1, pp. 215-227; 20090101

  The Case for Comparative International LawKoskenniemi Martti – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 20, No. 1, pp. 1-8; 20090101

  Changing Futures? Science and International LawKlabbers Jan –The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 20, No. 1, pp. 211-213; 20090101

  New Finnish Doctoral Dissertations in International Law – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 20, No. 1, pp. 439-465; 20090101

  ‘Scientific Whaling’: Whither Sanctions for Non-Compliance with International Law?Sand H. Peter – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 19, No. 1, pp. 93-124; 20080101

  The Crime of Terrorism and the Emerging Framework of International Criminal Law: Reflections on the ‘Hierarchy of Evil’Lehto Marja – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 19, No. 1, pp. 183-216; 20080101

  No Citizens Here: Global Subjects and Participation in International LawUruea Ren – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 21, No. 1, pp. 362-368; 20100101

  No Citizens Here: Global Subjects and Participation in International Law by Ren UrueaWerner Wouter – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 21, No. 1, pp. 369-374; 20100101

  Introduction to the Special Theme: International Law, the Environment and PowerKeinnen Katja,Kulovesi Kati – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 19, No. 1, pp. 1-4; 20080101

  International Law, US Power: The United States’ Quest for Legal SecurityCook Alistair D.B. – Australian Journal of International Affairs (ISSN: 1035-7718); Volume 67, No. 3, pp. 375-376; 20130601

  In the Search of International Homo Economicus: Individual Agency and Rationality in Global GovernanceUruea Ren –The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 19, No. 1, pp. 329-360; 20080101

  State and Individual Responsibility in Internal Conflicts: Contours of an Evolving RelationshipOkowa Phoebe – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 20, No. 1, pp. 143-188; 20090101

  The Consultation of Independent Experts by International Courts and Tribunals in Health and Environment CasesFoster E. Caroline – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 20, No. 1, pp. 391-417; 20090101

  Policy Choice versus Science in Regulating Animal Cloning under the WTO LawWeimer Maria – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 20, No. 1, pp. 291-331; 20090101

  Constitutionalism ForeverGalindo George Rodrigo Bandeira – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 21, No. 1, pp. 137-170; 20100101

  The role of scientific committees within Regional Fishing CommissionsGambardella Sophie – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 20, No. 1, pp. 373-390; 20090101

  Finnish Perspectives on the ICC and R2PKaukoranta Pivi – The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 21, No. 1, pp. 15-19; 20100101

  Property: Human Right or Commodity?Joireman Sandra F.,Brown Jason – Journal of Human Rights (ISSN: 1475-4835); Volume 12, No. 2, pp. 165-179; 20130401

  Lessons from the ICC for ICC/R2P ConvergenceSchiff N. Benjamin –The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (ISSN: 2052-305X); Volume 21, No. 1, pp. 101-105; 20100101

IV. Cases, Reports and Dispute Settlement

Court of Justice of the European Union Commission v. Spain (April 25, 2013)

Guatemalan Trial Court Prosecutor v. Rios Montt (May 10, 2013)

A. OXFORD REPORTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW

Gillan and Quinton v United Kingdom, Admissibility, merits and just satisfaction, App no 4158/05; IHRL 1961 (ECHR 2010) – Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to privacy

Jünglingová v Czech Republic, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/103/D/1563/2007; IHRL 1958 (UNHRC 2011) – Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to non-discrimination – Human rights, right to property

Greens and MT v United Kingdom, Admissibility, merits and just satisfaction, App nos 60041/01 and 60054/08; IHRL 1962 (ECHR 2010) – Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to vote and to be elected

Prosecutor v Bizimungu and ors, Decision on Prosper Mugirenza’s first motion for judicial notice pursuant to Rule 94(B), Case no ICTR-95-50-D; ICL 163 (ICTR 2004) – Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): Evidence – International courts and tribunals, powers – International criminal law, judicial notice – International criminal law, procedure

B. Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Decisions, Views and Opinions

CCPR/C/107/D/1861/2009 – COMMUNICATION NO. 1861/2009 : HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE : VIEWS ADOPTED BY THE COMMITTEE AT ITS 107TH SESSION, 11-28 MARCH 2013 [ English | Spanish ]

CAT/C/49/4  Committee against Torture, Decision of the Committee against Torture, adopted at its forty-ninth session (29 October–23 November 2012), on the request of Romania, under article 24, paragraph 2, of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment [ Chinese | English | Russian ]

Mahali Dawas and Yousef Shava v. Denmark – Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) – Document type: Case Law

M.P.W. v. Canada – Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) – Document type: Case Law

Guadalupe Herrera Rivera v. Canada – Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) – Document type: Case Law

Concluding Observations

CCPR/C/BLZ/CO/1 Concluding observations on Belize in the absence of a report, adopted by the Committee at its 107th session (11–28 March 2013) [ Arabic | English ]

CERD/C/DZA/CO/15-19 CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS ON THE 15TH TO 19TH PERIODIC REPORTS OF ALGERIA, ADOPTED BY THE COMMITTEE AT ITS 82ND SESSION : COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Spanish ]

Consideration of Reports

CCPR/C/USA/Q/4 LIST OF ISSUES IN RELATION TO THE 4TH PERIODIC REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (CCPR/C/USA/4 AND CORR.1), ADOPTED BY THE COMMITTEE AT ITS 107TH SESSION, 11-28 MARCH 2013 : HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE [English | Spanish ]

CAT/C/SR.1149 Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention [ English ]

Reports of Special Rapporteurs and General Comments

A/HRC/23/48/ADD.5 Report of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Joy Ezeilo [ English ]

A/HRC/WG.13/1/2 Report of the Open-ended Inter-Governmental Working Group on the Draft United Nations Declaration on the Right to Peace [ English ]

A/HRC/WG.15/1/1 Working Group on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/23/46/ADD.6 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau [ English ]

A/HRC/WGEID/98/1/CORR.1 General comment on children and enforced disappearances adopted by the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances at its ninety-eighth session (31 October – 9 November 2012) [ English ]

C. Refworld

Decision MA9-09969 – Publisher: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada – Document type: Case Law

Essa Maneh v. Commissioner of Police as Principal Immigration Officer and Minister for Justice and Home Affairs – Publisher: Malta: Constitutional Court (Qorti Kostituzzjonali) – Document type: Case Law

NN (Teachers: Matabeleland/Bulawayo: risk) Zimbabwe v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

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

Minister for Immigration v SZRTC & Ors – Publisher: Australia: Federal Circuit Court – Document type: Case Law

SZGIZ v Minister for Immigration – Publisher: Australia: Federal Magistrates Court – Document type: Case Law

SZOQQ v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship [2013] HCA 12 (10 April 2013) – Publisher: Australia: High Court – Document type: Case Law

Sentenza 21 ottobre – 17 novembre 2008 – Publisher: Italy: Italian Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) – Document type: Case Law

MJ (Singh v Belgium : Tanveer Ahmed unaffected) Afghanistan v the Secretary of State for the Home Department – Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) – Document type: Case Law

R (on the application of MR) v Derby City Council AAJR – Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1212872 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1214418 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1219047 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1216767 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1213561 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1210036 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1215102 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1210730 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1214443 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1212633 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1219618 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1217788 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

V. From the Blogs & OpEd Pages (select items)

Right to Blog, Lord Chancellor’s Legacy and Accountability for War Crimes – the Human Rights roundupUK Human Rights Blo

War Crimes Trials in Bangladesh Create Opening for Islamist MilitantsTerrorism Monitor 

Human Rights in China and U.S. Policy: Issues for the 113th CongressInternational Humanitarian Policy

Sex selection abortions in India and the United States – IntLawGrrls

Africa Showing Zero Tolerance for Organized TerrorForeign Policy BlogsForeign Policy Blogs 

Burma: Investors Need Robust Rights SafeguardsHome | Human Rights Watch

Stay Out of Syria!Home | The New York Review of Books

One of the Things We Learned About TargetingOpinio Juris

Kenya: Politicizing the ICC Process Will Not Let ICC Suspects Off the Hook – African Arguments

Obama’s Speech May Have Made His Drone Problem WorseThe New Republic 

The Restoration of a Classic Text: Andrew Clapham’s New Edition of BrierlyEJIL: Talk!

Book on Constitutional Relevance of the ECHRECHR BLOG

Is China Inserting Itself Into the Taiwan-Philippines Spat?The Diplomat

White House Fact Sheet on Use of Force Away from Hot BattlefieldsLawfare

EU: 2030 climate policy must address global UN dealRTCC

The EU-U.S.Transatlantic Trade and Investment PartnershipCFR.org

United States – Freedom of information threatened by abuse of Espionage ActReporters Sans Frontières

STRATCOM and International CooperationRes Communis

The ICC and North Korea: Let’s Talk JusticeJustice in Conflict

The Story of Amparo Laws in MexicoInternational Law Observer

Water, the Great Regional ThreatThe Diplomat

Rethinking the Development Gap: ASEAN’s Inclusive Growth ImperativeThe Diplomat

When the Cold War Almost Went NuclearThe Diplomat

The Case for DronesThe Volokh Conspiracy

Africa:new opportunities, new policy directionsActualités de l’IFRI

Foreign Policy Begins at HomeCFR.org

The EU-U.S.Transatlantic Trade and Investment PartnershipCFR.org

Op-Ed Contributor: China’s Brutal One-Child PolicyNYT > International

From Food Security to Food SovereigntyThe EnvironmentaList

Irrational treaty makers: must-read research for architects of the new climate agreementFoundation for International Environmental Law and Development

Update on the Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights TreatiesEJIL: Talk!

The First Serious Defense China’s Position on the Philippines UNCLOS ArbitrationOpinio Juris

On the Extraordinary Urgency of Nations Responding To Climate Change on the Basis of Equity – Ethics and Climate

Fish migration charts climate change in the oceansRTCC – Climate change news

UN General Assembly Resolution A /67/L.63: “The situation in the Syrian Arab Republic”CFR.org

The War on Terror and the Need for Muslim SupportJURIST – Forum

Worrying Signs Afghan Women’s Rights Will Slip After U.S. DepartureCFR.org 

EJIL: Talk!

Call for Papers: “Human Rights and the Dark Side of Globalisation: Transnational law enforcement and migration control”

Call for Papers: Natural Resource Grabbing

The Restoration of a Classic Text: Andrew Clapham’s New Edition of Brierly

Opinio Juris

Two Unpleasant Possibilities Regarding the Drone Program

Meanwhile, Back to Important Policy Debates Over … EVOO

Weekend Roundup: May 18-24, 2013

The US’s Retreat from IHL (or, the Triumph of Ryan Goodman)

One of the Things We Learned About Targeting

Ratify the VCLTIO Now!

Guest Post: Obama Got it Right on Drones

Two Problems with the “Near Certainty” Standard

Obama Thinks We’re All Rubes

Starting at the End

Link to White House Fact Sheet on Use of Force Procedures

Link to President Obama’s Speech

Ilana Singer on the Kapo Trials

Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Case for Drones, or, My New Essay in Commentary Magazine

Should We Care that the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is Coming Back to the U.S. Senate?

Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The First Serious Defense of China’s Position on the Philippines UNCLOS Arbitration

VI. Gray Literature (select items)

Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Genocide and War Crimes in National Courts: the Conviction of Rios Montt in Guatemala and its Aftermath (ASIL Insight)

The Council of Europe: Time for Reform –  CSS Analysis in Security Policy No. 133

The 2014 NSS: Towards an Obama Doctrine? – CSS Analysis in Security Policy No. 134

Environmental governance in the UK Overseas Territories – summaryDownload

An assessment of environmental protection frameworks in the UK Overseas TerritoriesDownload

UK Overseas Territories environmental governance background assessmentsDownload

Introduction to international environmental lawFoundation for International Environmental Law and Development

The changing face of land disputes in Liberia – Publisher: Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

Drones: Myths and Reality in Pakistan – International Crisis Group (ICG)

Community Participation and Benefits in REDD+: A Review of Initial Outcomes and Lessons (Nature Conservancy, 2013)

Congressional Research Service

Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights

Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy

Cuba: U.S. Policy and Issues for the 113th Congress

Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations

Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

El Salvador: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Mexico’s Drug Trafficking Organizations: Source and Scope of the Violence

Armed Conflict in Syria: U.S. and International Response

Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations

Terrorism, Miranda, and Related Matters

Iran Sanctions

U.S.-South Korea Relations

Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights

The United Nations Human Rights Council: Issues for Congress

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

VII. Documents/Negotiations/Practice

Miscellaneous

President Obama Speaks on the U.S. Counterterrorism StrategyWhite House Speeches (Audio)

Statement by 17 Special Procedures mandate-holders of the Human Rights Council on the Post-2015 development agenda

Chiang Mai Declaration (English) (The 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit)

The Lede: Complete Text of Israel’s Report on the Muhammad al-Dura VideoNYT > International

S. 1016: A bill to protect individual privacy against unwarranted governmental intrusion through the use of the unmanned aerial vehicles commonly called drones, and for other purposes

President Obama’s May 23 speech on national security (as prepared for delivery) – President Obama delivered remarks on national security on May 23, 2013, at National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Congressional Budget Office, The Effects of a Carbon Tax (May 2013)

The Right to Share: Principles on Freedom of Expression and Copyright in the Digital Age

Journal of the United Nations

JOURNAL NO.2013/101 Publication Date: Saturday, 25 May 2013 [ English (410K) | French (376K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/100 Publication Date: Friday, 24 May 2013 [ English (401K) | French (379K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/99 Publication Date: Thursday, 23 May 2013 [ English (402K) | French (368K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/97 Publication Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2013 [ English (400K) | French (386K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/96 Publication Date: Saturday, 18 May 2013 [ English (396K) | French (372K) ]

Security Council

Security Council resolution 2098 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until 31 Mar. 2014]

Security Council resolution 2097 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) until 31 Mar. 2014]

Security Council resolution 2096 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) until 19 Mar. 2014]

Security Council resolution 2101 (2013) [on measures on arms and related materiel, the renewal of measures imposed by paras. 9 to 12 of Security Council resolution 1572 (2004), para. 12 of resolution 1975 (2011), and para. 6 of resolution 1643 (2005) against Côte d’Ivoire and on extension of the mandate of the UN Group of Experts until 30 Apr. 2014]

Security Council resolution 2100 (2013) [on establishment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)]

Security Council resolution 2099 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 Apr. 2014]

Security Council resolution 2102 (2013) [on establishment of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)]

Report of the Security Council Mission to Africa (Ethiopia, the Sudan and Kenya), 19 to 26 May 2011

Report of the Security Council mission to Yemen, 27 January 2013

Guinea-Bissau: Renewal of UN Mission Mandate

S/2013/240 SG LETTER OF 19 APRIL – LRA IMPLEMENTATION PLAN [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/254 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE UNITED NATIONS INTERIM ADMINISTRATION MISSION IN KOSOVO [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/294 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE SITUATION IN ABYEI [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/280 LETTER DATED 6 MAY 2013 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF FINLAND TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/10/ADD.18 SC SUMMARY STATEMENT [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/PV.6967 6967TH MEETING WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2013 11:00 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/PV.6968 6968TH MEETING WEDNESDAY, 22 MAY 2013 10:00 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Spanish ]

S/PV.6969 6969TH MEETING WEDNESDAY, 22 MAY 2013 10:00 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/PV.6966 6966TH MEETING TUESDAY, 14 MAY 2013 10:00 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

General Assembly / ECOSOC

A/67/PV.71 2 APRIL 2013 10:00 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]A/68/65 Progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society at the regional and international levels [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/AC.281/WP.1 GE.13- 60990 Open-ended Working Group to develop proposals to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations for the achievement and maintenance of a world without nuclear weapons [ English ]

A/CN.9/778 THE UNCITRAL MODEL LAW ON CROSS-BORDER INSOLVENCY: THE JUDICIAL PERSPECTIVE [ English ]

A/RES/67/244 (B) FINANCING OF THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDUAL MECHANISM FOR CRIMINAL TRIBUNALS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/67/253 PROGRESS TOWARDS AN ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM IN THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARIAT [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/2013/53 ECOSOC, Annex to the letter dated 11 April 2013 from the Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Economic and Social Council, National Voluntary Presentation of France, Report submitted on the occasion of the national voluntary presentation of France during the high-level segment (1 to 4 July 2013) [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/2013/18 SUMMARY OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SURVEY OF ASIA AND THE PACIFIC 2013 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/2013/53 LTR DTD 11 APRIL 2013 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF FRANCE TO THE UN [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/2013/19 LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: ECONOMIC SITUATION AND OUTLOOK, 2012-

2013 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/2013/NGO/67 STATEMENT SUBMITTED BY NEW FUTURE FOUNDATION, A NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/C.12/2013/SR.27 Summary record of the second part (public) of the 27th meeting [ English ]

E/CN.16/2013/3 Internet broadband for an inclusive digital society [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/ICEF/2013/13 ANNUAL REPORT ON THE EVALUATION FUNCTION AND MAJOR EVALUATIONS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/ICEF/2013/16/ADD.1 ANNEX: SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO THE UNICEF STRATEGIC PLAN, 2014-2017 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/ICEF/2013/11 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UNICEF: PROGRESS AND ACHIEVEMENTS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/ICEF/2013/16 UNICEF STRATEGIC PLAN, 2014-2017 – ADVANCING THE RIGHTS OF EVERY CHILD
[ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/ICEF/2013/10 PROVISIONAL ANNOTATED AGENDA, TIMETABLE AND ORGANIZATION OF WORK
[ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

UN Docs

DP/2013/20 MANAGEMENT RESPONSE TO THE EVALUATION OF THE GLOBAL PROGRAMME, 2009-2013 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

DP/FPA/2013/4 REPORT ON CONTRIBUTIONS BY MEMBER STATES AND OTHERS TO UNFPA AND REVENUE PROJECT [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

DP/FPA/2013/3 (PART I) REPORT OF THE EXECUT IVE DIRECTOR FOR 2012: CUMULATIVE ANALYSIS OF PROGRESS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNFPA STRATEGIC PLAN, 2008-2013 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

ECE/CES/2013/12 Reports of the Conference of European Statisticians Bureau and Teams of Specialists, and approval of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Statistical Programme 2013 [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/CES/2013/12 Economic Commission for Europe Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/CES/2013/19 Election of the Bureau of the Conference for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 period [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2013/8 An integrated strategic framework for UN/CEFACT deliverables [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2013/4 Bureau overview of developments [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2013/5 Summary report of activities involving recommendations and standards [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/3/CORR.1 Comments by the delegation of Turkey: Recommendation for Dried Apricots, Recommendation for Dried Figs and Recommendation for Inshell Walnuts [English]

ECE/AC.27/2013/1 Annotated provisional agenda for the UNECE Regional Conference on ICPD beyond 2014 [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/7/CORR.1 Comments by the delegation of Turkey: Revised Draft Standard for Dried Grapes [ English ]

ECE/TRANS/WP.30/2013/7 Working party on customs questions affecting transport [ English | French | Russian ]

HRI/MC/2013/4 Report on the implementation by the treaty bodies of the recommendations contained in the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the strengthen ing of the human rights treaty bodies (A/66/860) [ English ]

TD/B(S-XXVII)/2 Report of the Trade and Development Board on its twenty-seventh special session [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

TD/B/C.I/CLP/19 PROVISIONAL AGENDA AND ANNOTATIONS : TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD, TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, INTERGOVERNMENTAL GROUP OF EXPERTS ON COMPETITION LAW AND POLICY, 13TH SESSION, GENEVA, 8-12 JULY 2013 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

OHCHR/HRC/Treaty Bodies

Reports

A/HRC/23/46/ADD.6 Human Rights Council, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Francois Crepeau [ English ]

A/HRC/23/48/ADD.5 Human Rights Council, Report of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Joy Ezeilo [ English ]

National Human Rights Institutions Submissions

A/HRC/23/NI/6 Human Rights Council, Information presented by International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC) [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NI/1 Human Rights Council, Information presented by the Equality and Human Rights Commission of Great Britain [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NI/2 Human Rights Council, Information presented by the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NI/3 Human Rights Council, Information presented by the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NI/4 Human Rights Council, Information presented by the National Human Rights Commission of India [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NI/5 Human Rights Council, Information presented by International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC) [ English ]

NGO Submissions

A/HRC/23/NGO/40 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organization in general consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/44 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organization in general consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/37 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by Reporters Without Borders International, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/43 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organization in general consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/45 Human Rights Council, Joint written statement submitted by the International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN), a nongovernmental organization in general consultative status; the International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD), the Union of Arab Jurists, the Arab Lawyers Union, the General Arab Women Federation (GAWF), North-South XX1, the United Towns Agency for NorthSouth Cooperation, the Indian Movement “Tupaj Amaru”, the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR), the Asian Women’s Human Rights Council, Organisation pour la Communication en Afrique et de Promotion de la Coopération Economique Internationale – OCAPROCE, the International Federation of University Women (IFUW), Organisation Mondiale des Associations pour l’Education Prénatale, and the World Wide Organization for Women (WOW), non-governmental organizations in special consultative status; the International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM), the Indian Council of South America (CISA), the World Peace Council, and International Educational Development, Inc. (IED), non-governmental organizations on the roster [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/42 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organization in general consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/38 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organization in general consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/33 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), a non-governmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/41 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organization in general consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/32 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by Verein Sudwind Entwicklungspolitik (Südwind), a non-governmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/31 Human Rights Council, Joint written statement submitted by the Franciscans International and the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches, nongovernmental organizations in general consultative status; VIVAT International and the Dominicans for Justice and Peace – Order of Preachers, non-governmental organizations in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/36 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the International Movement Against all Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), a non-governmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/34 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, a nongovernmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/20 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Al Zubair Charitable Foundation, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/27 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by United Nations Watch, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/28 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the International Movement against all Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), a non-governmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/22 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les Peuples (MRAP), a nongovernmental organization on the roster [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/10 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Maarij Foundation for Peace and Development (MFPD), a non-governmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/11 Human Rights Council, Exposé écrit présenté par International Federation of ACAT (Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture), organisation non gouvernementale dotée du statut consultatif spécial [ French ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/16 Human Rights Council, Joint written statement submitted by the Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM), a non-governmental organization in general consultative status; the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) and the American Association of Jurists (AAJ), non-governmental organizations in special consultative status [ English | French | Spanish ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/17 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM), a non-governmental organization in general consultative status [ English | French ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/25 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Organization for Defending Victims of Violence, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/29 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/12 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the International Commission of Jurists, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/5 Human Rights Council, Exposé écrit présenté conjointement par France Libertés – Fondation Danielle Mitterrand, organisation non gouvernementale dotée du statut consultatif spécial, et le Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les Peuples – MRAP, organisation non gouvernementale sur la liste [ Spanish ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/14 Human Rights Council, Exposé écrit présenté par International Federation of ACAT (Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture), organisation non gouvernementale dotée du statut consultatif special [ French ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/21 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by Equality Now, a nongovernmental organization in special consultative [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/24 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Organization for Defending Victims of Violence, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/26 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV), a non-governmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/23 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Organization for Defending Victims of Violence, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/13 Human Rights Council, Exposé écrit présenté par International Federation of ACAT (Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture), organisation non gouvernementale dotée du statut consultatif special [ French ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/15 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les Peuples (MRAP), a nongovernmental organization on the roster [ English ]

A/HRC/23/NGO/19 Human Rights Council, Written statement submitted by the Society Studies Centre (MADA ssc), a non-governmental organization in special consultative status [ English ]

FAO

FAO Policy on Gender Equality [pdf]UN gender equality

UNDP

DP/2013/19, Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations

Population Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Services, Evaluation of the fourth Global Programme, Executive summary [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

EU

European Parliament legislative resolution of 21 May 2013 on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation providing a general framework for enhanced cooperation (05822/2013 – C7-0044/2013 – 2012/0213 (NLE)) (Consent)

Danish Institute of Arbitration Adopts Revised Rules of Procedure (May 1, 2013) – Click here for document

AU

Africa: Statement By H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission On the Occasion of the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Organization of African Unity, 25 May 2013

Human Rights Council and HR Treaty Bodies

HRI/MC/2013/2 Meeting of chairpersons of the human rights treaty bodies, Overview of the human rights treaty body system and working methods related to the review of States parties, Note by the Secretariat [ English | French | Spanish ]

HRI/MC/2013/3 Meeting of chairpersons of the human rights treaty bodies, Other activities of the human rights treaty bodies and participation of stakeholders in the human rights treaty body process, Note by the Secretariat [ English | Spanish ]

Environmental Bodies & UNECE

FCCC/SBSTA/2013/INF.3 – Date: 24 May 2013 – Report on the workshop on the implications of the implementation of decisions 2/CMP.7 to 4/CMP.7 and 1/CMP.8 on the previous decisions on methodological issues related to the Kyoto Protocol, including those relating to Articles 5, 7 and 8 of the Kyoto Protocol. Note by the secretariat.

FCCC/ARR/2012/NOR REPORT ON THE INDIVIDUAL REVIEW OF THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE ANNUAL SUBMISSION OF NORWAY SUBNITTED IN 2012 [ English ]

FCCC/SBI/2013/1Provisional agenda and annotations

ECOSOC Debate on Global Economic Governance Emphasizes Inclusive System

GWP Reports on 22 National Consultations on Water and Post-2015 Development Agenda

Sustainable Development and Climate Change: Practical Solutions in the Energy-Water Nexus (President of the General Assembly)

UNFCCC, CDM in Africa – Finance and Support (2013)

FCCC/SBI/2013/7 UNFCCC, Subsidiary Body for Implementation, Progress report on the work of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention, Note by the secretariat [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

UNFCCC, Synthesis Report on Application of Guidelines for NAPs in LDCs

Proceedings and Documentation of the 12th Congo Basin Forest Partnership Meeting of Partners

Compte Rendu de la Journée Thématique Genre du 18 Mars 2013

VIII. Press Releases/Newsletters (select items)

Organization of American States

CICAD Opens its 53rd Regular Session

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Security Council extends UN political mission in Guinea-Bissau

Political participation by indigenous peoples in Latin America still low – UN report

UNHCR reiterates call for access to international protection for Syrian refugees

New “excision” law does not relieve Australia of its responsibilities towards asylum-seekers – UNHCR

Central Asia rights

Myanmar situation external update, May 2013

Sharjah’s Sheikha Jawaher highlights plight of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Eastern DRC: UNHCR calling for the protection of civilians amid renewed fighting

UNHCR urges protection for civilians amid fresh fighting in DR Congo

The plight of the ‘untouchables’

Human rights & counter-terrorism

“Equality or bust”

Online Discussion: Legal Pluralism in Madagascar – Can Customary and Statutory Law be Reconciled to Promote Women’s Land Rights?

United Nations Environment Programme/Linkages

Report on Strengthening ECOSOC Highlights Need for “Transformative Vision”

Observed Carbon Dioxide Concentrations Reach 400 Parts Per Million Threshold

ITTO and Government of Japan to Fund Forest Rehabilitation in Côte d’Ivoire

Azerbaijan, Georgia Make Progress Towards the Joint Sustainable Management of Kura River

WEF on Africa Addresses Sustainable Growth and Inclusive Development

WTO

WTO announces agenda for Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade

WTO extends proposals deadline for 2013 Public Forum

Lamy: Africa is the growth continent for the 21st century

 

IX. Media (select sources/select items)

A. News Aggregators

 

B. International News Sources

C. UN News Service/UN Wire

Perpetrators of attack in Afghanistan must be brought to justice – Security Council

Joint efforts critical to achieve peace in eastern DR Congo – UN chief

Deploring attacks in Niger, Security Council says perpetrators must be brought to justice

Security Council recognizes contribution of UN Yugoslav tribunal

On Africa Day, UN chief says continent’s future full of opportunity and hope

African Union: ICC should end case against Kenyan president 

UN human rights expert welcomes shift in President Obama’s counter-terrorism policy

UN human rights office urges trial to be decided on merits after Guatemalan court overturns Ríos Montt conviction

Afghanistan: UN condemns terrorist attack on partner agency’s compound

Continuing push for Great Lakes peace, UN chief in Uganda after visit to Rwanda

As UN marks Buddhist holiday, Ban says spiritual ideals can help tackle global challenges

Politics has too much sway over culture, education in Bosnia and Herzegovina – UN expert

UN rights experts call for stronger protection of victims of caste-based discrimination

Japan to host world conference on disaster risk reduction in 2015 – UN

UN official highlights positive trends in Africa to protect indigenous people’s rights

UN official encourages Kyrgyzstan to tackle causes of 2010 inter-communal violence

Ban strongly condemns two suicide bombings in north-west Niger

DR Congo: In Goma, Secretary-General hails regional accord as ‘best chance for peace in years

Sudan: UN humanitarian chief urges stronger bridges between humanitarian, development work

UN emergency fund provides $9.8 million to assist Syrian refugees in Jordan

On joint visit to DR Congo, UN and World Bank chiefs voice support for latest peace effort

UN urges collective efforts to achieve ‘water secure world’ on Day for Biological Diversity

UN envoy proposes set of principles to guide peace efforts in DR Congo

Post-2015 development agenda must focus on equality – UN experts

UN chief promotes education, gender empowerment during final day of Mozambique visit

D. Peace Palace Library

‘Evolving standards’ of international law should overturn anti-sodomy law: Belize lawsuit – Ten years ago, the late, great American jurist Robert Bork wrote a short book entitled Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges.  He described how the “American disease” of judicial legislating—activists using constitutional courts “to outflank majorities and nullify their votes” on controversial social issues—was becoming a global phenomenon.

Transitional Justice Strategy for Bosnia and Herzegovina – Ethnic and conflicting interpretations of the legacy of human rights violations and war crimes between 1992 and 1995 continue to burden political development in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), simultaneously poisoning inter-ethnic relations between Bosnian communities. Understanding that dealing with the past is a key precondition for conflict prevention and the creation of a stable future, the government of BiH has started the process of creating a state-level Transitional Justice Strategy.

Mugabe signs Zimbabwe’s new constitution into law – President Robert Mugabe signed Zimbabwe’s new constitution into law yesterday, clearing the path to crucial elections later this year.
The 89-year-old, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980, signed the document two months after it was overwhelmingly approved by Zimbabweans at a referendum.

An Exit Strategy From Detention at Guantanamo – It is time to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO). Until it is closed, it will remain a symbol of attempts to avoid the rule of law.

Argentina Judicial Reform: A Farewell to thee Rule of Law and the Separation of Powers. – During the week of 22 April 2013, the Argentine Congress, controlled by a Peronist majority responding to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (known as “CFK”), passed a set of laws, after an urgent push from the Executive, whose main effect is to obliterate the independence of the judiciary and hand over the sum total of power to the Executive Branch, directly or indirectly.

Stopping International Tax Avoidance: What Are the Best Alternatives? – Both the Washington Post and the New York Times have articles today on a topic of great importance for the tax debate in advanced economies. The pieces discuss how officials from the UK and European economies are being pushed by their citizens to go after the type of tax avoidance engaged in by Apple, Google, GE, and countless other multinationals.

South Sudan: No Justice for Protester Killings – South Sudan state authorities have failed to carry out adequate investigations into the killing of eight peaceful protesters in December 2012 by government security forces, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.

China continues to repress fundamental rights of Tibetans, says Amnesty International – A new report on China has painted a grim picture of the world’s most populous country’s human rights record and revealed that Chinese authorities in Tibet continue to repress the fundamental rights of the Tibetan people.

Genocide and War Crimes in National Courts: the Conviction of Rios Montt in Guatemala and its Aftermath – After nearly two months of riveting testimony and procedural rollercoasters, a trial court in Guatemala on May 10, 2013 found former president Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and war crimes under Guatemalan law and sentenced him to a total of eighty years in prison. The court acquitted his military intelligence chief, Jose Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez. Ten days later, on May 20, 2013, the country’s Constitutional Court (the highest court) annulled the verdict and the last part of the trial based on alleged violations of the defendants’ due process rights, sending it back to the trial court. The defendants were on trial for crimes committed in the northern Quiche area of Guatemala against the Ixil Maya people during 1982-83, the height of Guatemala’s thirty-year long armed conflict.

Group to Take Nigeria Government to International Court – The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) will file a complaint with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing Nigeria’s government of human rights violations, according to spokesman Ango Abdullahi.

Anti-slavery: collaboration begins to come of age – Collaboration is not an issue that immediately springs to mind when considering the international fight against global slavery and trafficking. Yet in a sector so divided by geography and so crippled by a lack of funding, the ability to work together, share information and, crucially, resources has the capacity to transform the work of individual organisations into a global movement capable of tackling one of most complex and challenging human rights issues of our time.

Britain’s victims during Kenya’s Mau Mau uprising expect compensation – Thousands of Kenyans are expecting to receive reparations for the abuses they suffered at the hands of British imperialism, during the suppression of the Mau Mau resistance movement.

UN Secretary General Appeals Landmark Whistleblower Decision – This past Tuesday, May 14, representatives of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon filed an appeal to the landmark whistleblower case Wasserstrom v. Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Europe Slams Russia on Human Rights – Russia is facing a renewed barrage of international criticism, led by the European Union, over its human rights record in connection with an ongoing clampdown on non-governmental organizations and a State Duma proposal to ban so-called “homosexual propaganda.”
Guantanamo Force-Feeding Constitutes Torture – Guantanamo detention constitutes torture, abuse and ill-treatment. Long-term detention compounds it. Force-feeding increases unconscionable pain and suffering. Doing so violates core rule of law principles.

INDONESIA: After 15 years of reform justice remains beyond the reach of victims of past human rights violations – The twenty first of May 1998 is celebrated by the Indonesians as the birth of reform in their country. It marks the resignation of the then President Soeharto who, at that time had been leading Indonesia for over 30 years. The road to this birth, however, was a bloody one. In May 1998 two gross violations human rights took place.

International legal group urges stronger courts and an end to impunity and lawlessness – The continued illegal detention of some 8,000 people is making worse a sense of lawlessness in Libya and contributing to the lack of security, claims a new report prepared by an international group of lawyers.

Prosecution of Former Nazi Camp Guards: About Restoring Society’s Trust in Law and Participation in a Criminal Enterprise – The recent debate in Germany about the prosecution of former Nazi concentration camp guards – all about 90 years old – and the detention of one on 6 May near Stuttgart reminds us of the controversy about the trial against John Demjanjuk in the district court (Landgericht) of Munich in 2011.

E. Trust.org

The First Arms Trade Treaty Recognises Gender-Based Violence

F. Jurist Paper Chase

Bosnia court orders release of president

Puerto Rico lawmakers approve gender, sexual orientation discrimination law

UN rights experts urge stronger legislation against caste-based discrimination

Amnesty International publishes annual human rights report

Nokia files patent infringement suit against HTC

African leaders to request Kenyan leaders be tried domestically

Afghanistan lawmakers approve new electoral law

Satellite collides with Soviet-era rocket

Obama addresses US drone strikes, steps to close Guantanamo

Japan lawmakers approve international child abduction treaty

UN urges Afghanistan to approve women’s rights legislation

Supreme Court declines to hear Alaskan village’s greenhouse gas claim

E. AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Baby Factory – Operators Go Into Hiding

Swaziland: Swaziland Still Violates Freedoms

Africa: AU Executive Council Adopts Declaration of 50th Anniversary

Cameroon: Activists Claim Win As Herakles Halts Cameroon Operation

Africa: Brazil to Write Off U.S.$900 Million of Debt for Africa

Kenya: We Can’t Just Accept TJRC Report and Move On – Raila

Kenya: Firm Trains Women to Lead Coffee Co-Ops

Sudan: Fresh Clashes in South Kordofan Between Sudanese Army and Rebels

Somalia: Gunmen Kill Five in Kenya-Somalia Border Attack – Police

Kenya: Kenya’s First Lady Vows Vigorous Fight Against HIV/Aids

Uganda: Uganda Signs Agreement With Water Investors

Congo-Kinshasa: Joint Efforts Critical to Achieve Peace in Eastern DR Congo – UN Chief

Zimbabwe: ‘New Charter – Don’t Pop the Champagne Yet’

Zimbabwe: ‘Mineral Resources Should Revive Ailing Economy’

Africa: Tech Cities – Africa’s Next Big Thing?

South Sudan: U.S. Envoy Backs Call for Press Freedom in South Sudan

Angola: Brazil Pledges to Support Equatorial Guinea Into CPLP

Tanzania: Mkapa Touts Donor Exit Strategy

Africa: Purposeful Action to Unleash Africa’s Full and Latent Potential

Kenya: ICTJ Welcomes Kenya’s TJRC Report

Africa: Sino-African Partnership in Focus At Celebratory Events in Beijing

Nigeria: The Woolwich Killing – More Questions Than Answers

Africa: 36 African Countries Condemn Use of Cluster Bombs

Niger: Militants Revenge Attack Hits Military, Uranium Mine

Zimbabwe: ANC, U.S. Congratulate Zim On Constitution

Djibouti: Govt, Japan Discuss Geothermal Co-Operation

Tunisia: ‘Salafist Movement Must Clearly State Its Position On Violence, Terrorism’ – PM

Africa: UN Official Highlights Positive Trends in Africa to Protect Indigenous People’s Rights

Congo-Kinshasa: DR Congo – in Goma, Secretary-General Hails Regional Accord As ‘Best Chance for Peace in Years’

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Pleads for Funding

Nigeria: State of Emergency Must Not Lead to More Human Rights Abuses

Africa: Raising the Bar on Extractive Resources Transparency and Accountability

Guinea Bissau: Security Council Extends UN Political Mission

Guinea: UN Official Initiates Consultations Between Govt, Opposition Leaders

Tunisia: Nation Jails Outspoken Femen Activist

Liberia: Assets Declaration Ignored

Ethiopia: Open Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry

Namibia: Trade With the UK Dropped in 2012

Egypt: Nation’s Mursi Calls On People of Sinai to Hand Over Weapons

Liberia: Doubts Over Oil Discovery – Was the Truth Stretched?

F. A Selection of Stories

Kenya: Kenyan AG Slams Hague Court Over ‘Cooperation’AllAfrica News

Kerry says U.S. drone program strict, fairWashington Post

Africa: 36 African Countries Condemn Use of Cluster BombsAllAfrica News

Hezbollah Commits Full Fight to Keep Assad in PowerNYT > International

Millions march against GM cropsThe Guardian World News

Report: Crackdowns on Sharia Discriminatory, MisguidedLaw.com

Hezbollah chief admits and defends group’s involvement in Syrian warWashington Post

Kenya: Hague Court Ruling Body Challenges African Union Over KenyaAllAfrica News

Africa: Africa Seeks Withdrawal From ICCAllAfrica News

China Tells North Korea to Return to Nuclear TalksNYT > Home Page

Sino-Swiss free-trade deal sealedBBC News

Russia Says Syria Government Agrees In Principle To ConferenceRadio Free Europe

French special forces intervene in Niger amid Al-Qaeda attacksNews RSS

Ex-Guatemala president extradited to USAP Top International News

European Parliament Moves to Limit Scope of Eventual U.S. Trade DealNYT 

Obama Addresses Drones, Gitmo in Speech on Refocusing Strategy on TerrorismPBS NewsHour

Obama defends ‘just’ drones warBBC News 

South Sudan says war crimes court persecutes AfricansReuters:

EU Arrests Former Kosovar Guerrillas In War Crimes ProbeRadio Free Europe

Obama to limit drone strikes, restart Guantanamo closureTop News 

Iran’s Nuclear Program Is Seen Making Progress in I.A.E.A. ReportNYT > International

Serbia, Kosovo agree way forward on plan to normalize tiesReuters

EU approves sending border security advisers to LibyaReuters

War Crimes in Italy: German Prosecutors Reject Massacre CaseSPIEGEL ONLINE

New light shed on US government’s extraordinary rendition programmeThe Guardian World News

UK provided more support for CIA rendition flights than thought – studyThe Guardian World News

Council of Europe head says Russia must protect LGBT rightsReuters:

ICC appoints judges to Kenyan casesTop News – UPI.com

World Bank pledges $1 billion to aid peace in Africa’s Great LakesReuters: World News

United States Will Be Urged to Allow Retaliation Against CyberattacksNYT > International

Congo-Kinshasa: UN Envoy Proposes Set of Principles to Guide Peace EffortsAllAfrica News: Latest

North Korean Leader Sends Envoy to ChinaNYT > International

IHT Rendezvous: Tensions Flare in Asian Seas, Now Involving TaiwanNYT > International

Africa: Report Calls for a Radical Shift Towards Reducing Inequality – [IRIN]

Trial of Ex-Dictator of Guatemala May Have to RestartNYT > International

AGO accused of ‘rights abuse’ in Chevron caseThe Jakarta Post

Study: Drone Strikes Unlikely To Destroy Islamist NetworksRadio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Commission Reduction: EU Leaders to Sidestep Lisbon Treaty RuleSPIEGEL ONLINE – International

Torture victims win test case over detention in UK immigration centresThe Guardian World News

Special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism named by KerryTop News – UPI.com

‘Death By a Thousand Cuts’: Coal Boom Could Spell Death for Great Barrier ReefSPIEGEL ONLINE – International

Africa: Calls for Rhino Horn Legalisation GrowAllAfrica News: Latest

Israel, Syria show teeth: Third cross-border shootout in weekNews RSS : News line

Israel expands Gaza fishing zoneTop News – UPI.com

Libya war weapons may be killing central Africa elephants : UNReuters: World News

Report Cites Countries’ Use of Laws to Repress FaithNYT > International

Obama urges Myanmar to stop violence against MuslimsReuters: World News

Guatemala court overturns genocide convictionAL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)

North Korea Releases Chinese Fishing CrewNYT > International

Kerry objects to Israel legalizing outpostsTop News – UPI.com


* 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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