Wednesday, April 25, 2018

New Volume: South African Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the South African Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 41, 2016) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Alabo Ozubide, How the Use of Force against Non-State Actors Transformed the Law of Self-defence after 9/11
    • Olufemi Oluyeju & Michael Mafu, The African Growth and Opportunity Act: A Poisoned Chalice Handed to South Africa?
    • James Fowkes, Armed Conflicts and the Lex Specialis Debate in Africa: lmplications of the Emerging Women’s and Children’s-rights Regimes
    • Patrick Vrancken, Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy and the Law of the Sea
    • Emma Charlene Lubaale, The First Cultural-Property Conviction at the ICC: An Analysis of the Al Mahdi Judgement
  • International Law in Practice
    • Dire Tladi, Progressively Developing and Codifying International Law: The Work of the International Law Commission in its 68th Session
    • Sandea de Wet, Highlights from the Office of the Chief State Law Advisor (International Law)
  • Notes and Comments
    • George Barrie, A Synopsis of the International Law Commission’s Final Report on the Obligation to Extradite or Prosecute
  • Comments on the Al Bashir cases
    • Mia Swart & Chelsea Ramsden, A Shrewd Awakening: The Mobilisation of South African Civil Society in the Al Bashir Matter
    • Hendrik Johannes Lubbe, Democratic Alliance v Minister of International Relations and Cooperation 2017 (3) SA 212 (GP)

Nikogosian & Kickbusch: The Legal Strength of International Health Instruments - What It Brings to Global Health Governance?

Haik Nikogosian (World Health Organization) & Ilona Kickbusch (Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies) have published The Legal Strength of International Health Instruments - What It Brings to Global Health Governance? (International Journal of Health Policy & Management, Vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 683-85, December 2016), and Marlies Hesselman (Univ. of Groningen - Law) & Brigit Toebes (Univ. of Groningen - Law) have published a comment in response (International Journal of Health Policy & Management, Vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 264-267, March 2018).

Stephens: The Antarctic Treaty System and the Anthropocene

Tim Stephens (Univ. of Sydney - Law) has posted The Antarctic Treaty System and the Anthropocene (Polar Journal, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
Despite Antarctica’s isolation, the Anthropocene’s signature is inscribed deeply there, from the ozone hole etched in the southern sky to the cleaving of the ice shelves into the Southern Ocean. The Antarctic Treaty sought to quarantine Antarctica from the nuclear technologies that heralded the advent of the Anthropocene, and the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) is imbued with a romantic environmental ideal of Antarctica as a pristine wilderness that needs only to be left alone to be protected. But in the Anthropocene it is the global forces let loose by human hands that are transforming Antarctica, rather than any activities on the continent itself. What does this mean for our legal imaginings of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean? What might an ATS that understands and responds to the challenges of the Anthropocene look like?

Waibel: The Origins of Interpretive Canons in Domestic Legal Systems

Michael Waibel (Univ. of Cambridge - Law) has posted The Origins of Interpretive Canons in Domestic Legal Systems. Here's the abstract:

This chapter examines the domestic origins of the canons of construction used in treaty interpretation. It shows that these canons typically draw on domestic principles for statutory and contractual interpretation. Section I surveys general themes emerging from specific canons of construction, and provides a summary of some key links between the canons of construction and foundational sources such as the Roman Law Digest and the work of early international lawyers, such as Grotius, Pufendorf, and de Vattel.

Section II then zooms into some specific canons and their domestic origins. It examines the links that each canon has to the common and civil law traditions (and other sources), and the extent to which international tribunals have acknowledged the domestic origins of these canons. Just like national courts unconsciously rely on contract and statutory analogies in interpreting treaties, this section shows that international courts and tribunals often rely on these canons without awareness of their domestic origins, and even though they are not found explicitly in the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.

Kallergis: La compétence fiscale

Andréas Kallergis (Sorbonne Law School) has published La compétence fiscale (Dalloz 2018). Here's the abstract:
Pour identifier des limites internationales de la liberté de l'État en matière fiscale, il convient d'étudier non seulement sa compétence fiscale - envers qui il peut exercer le pouvoir fiscal - mais aussi son pouvoir fiscal - ce qu'il peut faire dans l'exercice de ce pouvoir. Ces éléments sont éclaircis à travers l'analyse de la pratique étatique et de la jurisprudence internationale. La compétence fiscale de l'État ne repose pas sur une habilitation par l'ordre juridique international, mais doit être appréhendée sous le prisme des deux faces de l'État : personne publique et sujet de droit international. D'une part, les États disposent d'un pouvoir fiscal originaire de leur constitution comme personnes publiques souveraines. D'une autre part, en tant que sujets de droit international, ils peuvent se reconnaître des droits et des obligations subjectifs, et donc aménager l'exercice de leurs pouvoirs fiscaux par la détermination des sphères de leurs compétences par la conclusion d'engagements interétatiques. En dehors de cette hypothèse, les critères de rattachement fiscal sont des représentations d'une relation entre l'État et le sujet ou l'objet de l'impôt selon l'appréciation de l'État normateur, et non pas des règles certaines de compétence internationale. La liberté de l'État de déterminer le contenu de son pouvoir fiscal est encadrée de manière rudimentaire par le droit international. Cet encadrement implique essentiellement l'inopposabilité des normes fiscales d'effet extraterritorial et l'interdiction de réalisation d'opérations matérielles en territoire étranger. Pour autant, parce qu'il est souverain, l'État peut consentir à des limitations de son pouvoir fiscal dans le cadre de la coopération ou l'intégration internationale, sans que le titre de son pouvoir ne soit contesté.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New Issue: Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law

The latest issue of the Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (Vol. 27, no. 1, April 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Arctic Environmental Governance
    • Sabaa Ahmad Khan & Kati Kulovesi, Black carbon and the Arctic: Global problem‐solving through the nexus of science, law and space
    • Layla Hughes, Relationships with Arctic indigenous peoples: To what extent has prior informed consent become a norm?
    • Stefan Kirchner & Pirjo Kleemola‐Juntunen, Dumping and oil pollution: Regulatory approaches for vessel operations in an ice‐free Central Arctic Ocean
    • Dorottya Bognar, Russia and the polar marine environment: The negotiation of the environmental protection measures of the mandatory Polar Code
    • Seita Romppanen, Arctic climate governance via EU law on black carbon?
    • Nengye Liu, Will China build a green Belt and Road in the Arctic?
    • Konstantia Koutouki, Katherine Lofts & Giselle Davidian, A rights‐based approach to indigenous women and gender inequities in resource development in northern Canada
  • Regular Article
    • Natalie L. Dobson, The EU's conditioning of the ‘extraterritorial’ carbon footprint: A call for an integrated approach in trade law discourse
  • Case Note
    • Yoshifumi Tanaka, The South China Sea arbitration: Environmental obligations under the Law of the Sea Convention

Conference: The Return of the "S" Word: Sovereignty in Contemporary International Law

On May 16, 2018, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law will host the 27th Annual SLS/BIICL Workshop on Theory & International Law. The theme is: "The Return of the 'S' Word: Sovereignty in Contemporary International Law." The program is here. Here's the idea:

It was not too long ago, in the days, months and years following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, that many prominent "internationalists" (lawyers and international relations theorists alike) were relishing the end, or death, of state sovereignty - or at the very least ushering in the concept's twilight years. Fast forward to the present, however, and the geo-political climate at the start of 2018 seems only to highlight the naivety of this assumption and the continuing longevity of the idea of sovereignty and the importance of states' political independence. Under a rising tide of populist nationalism in the West and a resurgence of authoritarianism among existing and emerging superpowers in the East, sovereigntist rhetoric continues to play out in self-determination struggles, as well as mooted withdrawals from international institutions like the European Union and the International Criminal Court - institutions championed very much in opposition to the worst excesses of state sovereignty.

With this background in mind, the 2018 Workshop on Theory and International Law aims to re-engage the concept of sovereignty in contemporary international law, inviting contributions which relate to the (contested) nature or evolving meaning of state sovereignty, as well as how the concept manifests in relation to specific areas of international law and institutional practice, including e.g. statehood and self-determination struggles, membership and withdrawal of international organisations, etc.

Lecture: Singh on "Semicolonialism, Siam and the Making of a Nation State"

On April 27, 2018, Prabhakar Singh (Jindal Global Law School) will deliver a lecture at the Nehru Memorial Library. The topic is: "Semicolonialism, Siam and the Making of a Nation State."

Conference: BIICL WTO Conference 2018

On June 8, 2018, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law will host its 2018 WTO Conference. Here's the idea:
As in the past, this year's WTO Conference will explore emerging ideas and developments in international trade law. It will bring together leading academics and practitioners to discuss the implications of recent global developments. 2018 has seen great challenges and debates concerning the validity of WTO law and its very foundation. This year's BIICL WTO Conference will debate some of the most important current academic and practical issues with topics ranging from Brexit to the active undermining of the international legal trade order by some of its founding members. New topics will also be debated such as trade and climate change. The founding of the WTO in 1994 and, before it, the establishment of the GATT 1947 have provided the legal framework for the rules-based international trading system. The BIICL WTO Conference takes place at a critical crossroad where this system may either be affirmed and strengthened or undermined by a resurgence of economic nationalism and new barriers to trade. This conference is of high practical value as the UK prepares to leave the European Union. As such legal practitioners will have to take WTO rules more directly into account when advising international companies and actors.

New Issue: Leiden Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Leiden Journal of International Law (Vol. 31, no. 2, June 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Editorial
    • Machiko Kanetake, Blind Spots in International Law
  • International Legal Theory
    • Anne-Charlotte Martineau, A Forgotten Chapter in the History of International Commercial Arbitration: The Slave Trade's Dispute Settlement System
  • Symposium on International Law and Political Economy
    • John Haskell & Akbar Rasulov, International Law and the Turn to Political Economy
    • Anne Saab, An International Law Approach to Food Regime Theory
    • Nikolas M. Rajkovic, The Visual Conquest of International Law: Brute Boundaries, the Map, and the Legacy of Cartogenesis
    • Jamee K. Moudud, Analyzing the Constitutional Theory of Money: Governance, Power, and Instability
  • International Law and Practice
    • Lea Raible, Title to Territory and Jurisdiction in International Human Rights Law: Three Models for a Fraught Relationship
    • Björnstjern Baade, The ECtHR's Role as a Guardian of Discourse: Safeguarding a Decision-Making Process Based on Well-Established Standards, Practical Rationality, and Facts
    • Mauro Megliani, For the Orphan, the Widow, the Poor: How to Curb Enforcing by Vulture Funds against the Highly Indebted Poor Countries
  • Hague International Tribunals: International Court of Justice
    • Niccolò Ridi, Precarious Finality? Reflections on Res Judicata and the Question of the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf Case
  • International Criminal Courts and Tribunals
    • Alexandre Skander Galand, Approaching Custom Identification as a Conflict Avoidance Technique: Tadić and Kupreškić Revisited

Zheng: Unlawful Blockades as Crimes Against Humanity

Junteng Zheng has posted an ASIL Insight on Unlawful Blockades as Crimes Against Humanity.

Call for Papers: Rethinking Reparations in International Law (Reminder)

A reminder that a call for papers has been issued for a workshop on "Rethinking Reparation in International Law," to take place in November 2018, at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. The deadline is April 30, 2018. Here's the call:

Call for Papers: Rethinking Reparations in International Law

What role do reparations play in international law today? What is the theory behind reparations in different areas/systems of international law? Do reparations play a different role in different areas of international law (human rights, investment law)? How are reparations chosen by judges and arbitrators and how are damages calculated? What is the link between efficiency and reparations? How can reparations be made more efficient? How do judges/arbitrators understand their role in relation to reparations?

These questions will be at the centre of an ESIL-sponsored workshop held at the Lauterpacht Centre, University of Cambridge in November 2018. The workshop will seek to address the recent developments and scholarship in the area of reparations (remedies) in international law. It will bring together scholars writing on theory of reparations, those conducting empirical or comparative research, as well as practitioners, judges and arbitrators. The aim is to provide a platform for discussion of new ideas about efficiency of reparations in international law.

At this point, we would like to invite scholars and practitioners working in the area, to submit a max. 400-word abstract to Dr Veronika Fikfak at vf243@cam.ac.uk. The deadline for submission is 30 April 2018. Abstracts will be selected by early June. Papers for the workshop will have to be submitted by mid-September.

The workshop is part of a larger project on Damages for Human Rights Violations funded by the ESRC. It is organised by Dr Veronika Fikfak, Lauterpacht Centre, University of Cambridge and Professor Photini Pazartzis, Athens Public International Law Centre, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. The aim is to publish suitable contributions as an edited collection or special edition of an international journal. Papers with an empirical or comparative approach are particularly welcome.

New Issue: Climate Law

The latest issue of Climate Law (Vol. 8, nos. 1-2, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Christopher Campbell-Duruflé, Accountability or Accounting? Elaboration of the Paris Agreement’s Implementation and Compliance Committee at COP 23
  • Sebastian Oberthür & Eliza Northrop, Towards an Effective Mechanism to Facilitate Implementation and Promote Compliance under the Paris Agreement
  • Jeffrey J. Smith & M. Tanveer Ahmad, Globalization’s Vehicle: The Evolution and Future of Emission Regulation in the ICAO and IMO in Comparative Assessment
  • Chris Lyle, Beyond the ICAO’s CORSIA: Towards a More Climatically Effective Strategy for Mitigation of Civil-Aviation Emissions

New Issue: Chinese Journal of Global Governance

The latest issue of the Chinese Journal of Global Governance (Vol. 4, no. 1, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • JXiaoshi Zhang, Rethinking International Legal Narrative Concerning Nineteenth Century China: Seeking China’s Intellectual Connection to International Law
  • Chuanfang Zhang, On the High-Standard Trade Rules in the 21st Century and China’s Responsive Strategy—A Classical Liberalism Perspective
  • Chengjin Xu & Bin Gu, A Critique of Immunity for Multilateral Development Banks in National Courts

New Issue: International Criminal Law Review

The latest issue of the International Criminal Law Review (Vol. 18, no. 2, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Jennifer Trahan, From Kampala to New York—The Final Negotiations to Activate the Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over the Crime of Aggression
  • Andrea Caligiuri, Governing International Cooperation in Criminal Matters: The Role of the aut dedere aut judicare Principle
  • Kazuya Yokohama, The Failure to Control and the Failure to Prevent, Repress and Submit: The Structure of Superior Responsibility under Article 28 ICC Statute
  • Alexis Galán, Julius Stone, Aggression, and the Future of the International Criminal Court
  • Annie Bunting & Izevbuwa Kehinde Ikhimiukor, The Expressive Nature of Law: What We Learn from Conjugal Slavery to Forced Marriage in International Criminal Law
  • Caleb H. Wheeler, Rights in Conflict: The Clash between Abolishing the Death Penalty and Delivering Justice to the Victims

Monday, April 23, 2018

New Issue: Journal of World Investment & Trade

The latest issue of the Journal of World Investment & Trade (Vol. 19, no. 2, 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Joshua Paine, On Investment Law and Questions of Change
  • Kei Nakajima, Beyond Abaclat: Mass Claims in Investment Treaty Arbitration and Regulatory Governance for Sovereign Debt Restructuring
  • Uchenna Jerome Orji, Promoting Technology Transfers in Nigeria’s Extractive Industries: A Review of the Legal Regime, the Challenges and Proposals for Responses
  • Jawad Ahmad, Complicity in Forgery and Investor Due Diligence over Local Partners
  • Hannes Lenk, More Trade and Less Investment for Future EU Trade and Investment Policy

Conference: Colloque annuel de la Société française pour le droit international

On May 31-June 1, 2018, the Société française pour le droit international will hold its Colloque annuel at the Université de Rennes 1. The theme is: "Droit international et santé." The program is here. Here's the idea:

Définie comme « un état de complet bien-être physique, mental et social et ne consiste pas seulement en une absence de maladie ou d’infirmité », la santé est indiscutablement un thème transversal en droit international. Chacune de ses différentes branches, à l’instar notamment du droit international de l’environnement, du droit international des droits de l’homme, du droit du commerce international, du droit des investissements, du droit international humanitaire, consacre des développements plus ou moins substantiels aux questions de santé. Pourtant, en dépit de son existence et de son importance, le droit international de la santé est indiscutablement un parent pauvre de la littérature juridique internationale. Le présent colloque vise dès lors à remédier à cette lacune. Son objet est de revenir sur le droit international de la santé (son existence, son effectivité, son avenir) sans pour autant s’y limiter car la santé est une question au carrefour de différents domaines du droit international.

La santé est une question qui implique de multiples acteurs du droit international. Elle est au cœur de la souveraineté des Etats. Pour autant, pour mettre en place des politiques efficaces au plan international ceux-ci doivent nécessairement coopérer. D’où le recours aux organisations internationales et en particulier à l’Organisation mondiale de la santé. Elle est aidée en cela par les organisations non gouvernementales et doit en outre souvent faire face aux puissants groupes de pression. D’autres organisations à l’instar de la Banque Mondiale, de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce ou bien encore l’Organisation des Nations Unies sont amenées également à intervenir dans le domaine de la santé. Même le Conseil de sécurité, que rien ne prédestinait à devenir un acteur dans ce domaine, a pris des mesures n’hésitant pas, par exemple, à qualifier Ebola de menace à la paix et à la sécurité internationales. D’autres acteurs ont vu le jour afin de répondre à des problématiques particulières sous forme de partenariats publics ou privés comme le GAVI (l’alliance du vaccin) ou bien encore UNITAID. Les personnes privées à l’image des laboratoires pharmaceutiques, ne sont pas non plus en reste. La santé est un domaine dans lequel les acteurs et les normes sont foisonnants. La question de l’accès aux médicaments en est une illustration flagrante pour le pire et le meilleur.

La santé renouvelle en outre de nombreuses problématiques du droit international. Ainsi en va-t-il notamment de la responsabilité internationale. L’épidémie de choléra dont les casques bleus ont été à l’origine en Haïti soulève la délicate question de la responsabilité de l’ONU. De la même façon, le refus de certains Etats de prendre dans un premier temps les mesures nécessaires pour faire face à l’épidémie de SRAS soulève la question de la responsabilité étatique.

Pour des motifs de santé publique, les Etat peuvent prendre des mesures attentatoires à la libre circulation, au commerce ou bien encore au droit des investissements. Ces questions ont pu donner lieu à différents contentieux devant l’Organe de règlement des différends de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce ou bien encore dans le cadre de tribunaux CIRDI.

Le colloque sera également l’occasion d’envisager des grands enjeux contemporains comme la question des migrations et de la santé, la bioéthique et le droit international, l’accès aux soins de santé, la santé face aux nouvelles technologies.

L’objet du colloque est donc de faire le point sur la santé et le droit international : question fondamentale et pourtant peu analysée dans sa globalité. Des universitaires de renom, des praticiens dont certains sont issus du monde académique, des juristes mais aussi des médecins ou bien encore des représentants de l’industrie pharmaceutique pourront, durant ces deux jours discuter, apprendre, et approfondir leur réflexion.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Zakerhossein: Situation Selection Regime at the International Criminal Court

Mohammad Hadi Zakerhossein has published Situation Selection Regime at the International Criminal Court (Intersentia 2017). Here's the abstract:
The International Criminal Court (the Court) in The Hague, in fulfilling its mandate to put an end to impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious international crimes of concern to the international community as a whole, is neither able nor intended to investigate all situations of crisis across the world. Selectivity is unavoidable for the operation of this international organization. However, the authority of the Prosecutor of the Court to select and prioritize a situation over other situations is not unfettered. This book studies the situation selection regime at the International Criminal Court. In doing so, it first clarifies the notion of situation under the constituent instrument of the Court, the Rome Statute. In addition to this conceptualization, through describing the situation selection process and criteria, the Court’s law, policies and practices in this regard are examined. Dealing with the misunderstanding of the Court’s selectivity, this book reads the situation selection regime from the lens of expressivism. This theory justifies the selectivity in the Court’s operation. The book is a resource for anyone who seeks more insight into the situation selection regime of the Court.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. They were given by Charles C. Jalloh on “The Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law” and Edith Brown Weiss on “The Commons, Public Goods and International Law.”

New Volume: Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law

The latest volume of the Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law (Vol. 8, 2017) is out. Contents include:
  • Symposium: Law of International Responsibility
    • Pavel Šturma, Introduction to Section “Symposium: Law of International Responsibility”
    • Josef Mrázek. Peremptory Norms of International Law and Invocation of International Responsibility
    • Karolina Wierczyńska, Responsibility of State and Responsibility of Individual – Old Problems and New Challenges for International Law
    • Tomáš Fecák, Responsibility for Violations of Investors’ Rights under New EU Investment Agreements
    • Adam Giertl, International Responsibility in the Context of Disaster Response
  • Studies in International Law and Organizations
    • Dalibor Jílek & Jana Michaličková, Personal Staus of Refugees: The Original International Solution
    • Pavel Caban, Failure to React as Evidence of opinio iuris (a Comment to the ILC’s First Draft Conclusions on Identification of Customary International Law)
    • Zuzana Trávníčková, Legal Status of Unilateral Coercive Measures under Customary International Law
    • Birutė Pranevičienė & Violeta Vasiliauskienė, Irregular Migration through South Mediterranean Route: Actions by Coast Guard Vessels and NGO Vessels
    • Sandra Brožová, The Importance of Customary Law for the Codification of the Law of Treaties
    • Milan Lipovský, Existence of a Dispute in Front of the ICJ
  • International Law and European Law
    • Ondrej Hamuľák & Ján Mazák, The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union vis-à-vis the Member States – Scope of its Application in the View of the CJEU
    • Harald Christian Scheu, Migrant Integration as a New EU Agenda
    • Václav Šmejkal, Ten Years after the Viking Judgment: EU Court of Justice still in Search of Balance between Market Freedoms and Social Rights
    • Monika Forejtová, Legal Status of the Notarial Profession as a Specific Profession in Europe – the Example of the Czech Republic and Hungary
    • Michal Petr, Twice about ne bis in idem: Conflicting Approach of European Courts to the Same Principle
    • Radka MacGregor Pelikánová & Marek Beneš, Does the Full Harmonization of the Consumers’ Protection against Unfair Commercial Practices via UCPD fit in Europe 2020?
  • Use of Force and So-Called Islamic State
    • Veronika Bílková, The Use of Force against the Islamic State (Jus ad Bellum Aspects)
    • Tamás Lattmann, Questions of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law in the Case of a Foreign Military Intervention against the Islamic State
    • Jelena Dinic, Money Laudering as a Form of Financing Terrorism through the Prism of Terrorist Organization “Islamic State of Iraq and Levant”
  • Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law
    • Alla Tymofeyeva, Indirect Obligations of Business Entities under the European Convention on Human Rights
    • Tomáš Bruner, African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Twenty Years from Addis Ababa Protocol
    • Martin Faix & Tuomass Heikkinen, States´ Obligations under Common Article 1 of the Geneva Conventions in the Context of Multinational Military Operations
  • International Criminal Law
    • Čestmír Čepelka, The Concept of Crimes against Humanity
    • Ondřej Sváček, Brothers and Sisters in Arms as Victims of War Crimes: Ntaganda Case before the ICC
  • Environmental Protection and Law of the Sea
    • Ernest Petrič, “Junction Area“ – a New Legal Regime Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) Case No. 2012-04 (Slovenia v. Croatia)
    • Jan Ondřej, The Issues of Sovereignty and Ownership in Respect to the Sea-bed and Ocean Floor and its Resources (Including Exploration and Exploitation of Resources from the Sea-bed Beyond the Boundaries of the National Jurisdiction of States)
    • Jakub Handrlica, The Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage and Radioactive Waste Management: Problems Revisited
  • Health Law, Ethics, and Human Rights
    • Petr Šustek, Restrictions of Personal Freedom in the Context of Psychiatric Care in the Czech Republic
    • Martin Šolc, Reflections of Ethical Debate in the International Law Regulation of Stem Cell Research
    • Tomáš Holčapek, Doctrine of Loss of Chance in Medical Malpractice Cases: Comparative, International and Transnational Aspects
  • Views on Investment and Trade Law
    • Katarína Chovancová, Countermeasures and their (In)Comparable Congruence in International Investment Arbitration & the WTO Law
    • Elisa Baroncini, From Turkey – Textiles to Peru – Additional Duty: Th e Contribution of the WTO Case-Law on the Relation between the Marrakesh System and Regional Trade Agreements
    • Kristýna Urbanová, WTO in Context of Brexit
    • Ondřej Svoboda, No Reason to Party: United Kingdom as Party to EU Free Trade Agreements after Brexit
    • Zdeněk Nový, Lis Pendens between International Investment Tribunals and National Courts
    • Petr Stejskal, War: Foreign Investments in Danger Can International Humanitarian Law or Full Protection and Security Clause Always Save it?
  • Czech Practice of International Law
    • Pavel Šturma, The Work of the International Law Commission at the beginning of the New Term: Crimes against Humanity and Other Topics
    • Petr Válek, The International Law Aspects of the New Czech Act on Foreign Service
    • Václav Stehlík, Application of CILFIT Criteria by Czech Supreme Courts
    • Vít Alexander Schorm, The Czech Republic before the European Court of Human Rights in 2016
    • Milan Beránek, List of Ratified International Treaties which Entered into Force for the Czech Republic from 1st January 2016 till 31st December 2016
    • Ondřej Svoboda, Tomáš Kozárek, & Alex Ivančo, The Czech Republic’s Push for Innovative Agenda in the UNIDROIT and the UNCITRAL
  • Shorter Articles and Notes
    • Milan Lipovský, Moot Courts on Issues of Public International Law in the Year 2016/2017
    • Pavel Šturma, Avec un brin de nostalgie: On the Occasion of the 90th Birthday of Professor Čestmír Čepelka

Call for Papers: Transnationalization of Anti-Corruption Law

The Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law, Sciences Po Law School, and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania have issued a call for papers for a conference on “Transnationalization of Anti-Corruption Law,” to take place December 6-7, 2018, in Paris. The call is here.

New Issue: Yale Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Yale Journal of International Law (Vol. 43, no. 1, Winter 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Richard Albert, Constitutional Amendment and Dismemberment
  • Suren Gomtsian, Annemarie Balvert, Branislav Hock, & Oğuz Kirman, Between the Green Pitch and the Red Tape: The Private Legal Order of FIFA
  • Mariana Pargendler, The Role of the State in Contract Law: The Common-Civil Law Divide

New Volume: Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law

The latest volume of the Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law (2017) is out. Contents include:
  • Part I Thematic Part: Migration
    • Ielyzaveta Lvova, Global, International and State Dimensions of Migration – Problems of International/Domestic Enforcement
    • Balázs András Orbán, Legislation as a Catalyst of Irregular Migration
    • Barbara Bazánth & Gábor Kajtár, The Duty to Compensate for Expenses Occurring as a Result of Mass Migration in International Law
    • László Komáromi, The EU Migrant Quota Referendum in Hungary – The Legal Aspects of a Primarily Political Device
    • Tamás Molnár, Limitations on the Expulsion of Aliens Imposed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – A Retrospect of 50 Years
    • Blanka Ujvári, The Causes of Statelessness
    • Anita Rozália Nagy-Nádasdi, Fleeing Former Child Soldiers’ Right to Integration
  • Part II: Developments in International Law
    • Snezana Trifunovska, The Principle of Non-Interference and Cyber Operations
    • Tamás Lattmann, Potential Role of International Law in the Field of IT Warfare
    • Saeed Bagheri, The Legal Aspects of Turkey’s War against the PKK – A Case for Self-Defence within the Context of International Law
    • Lénárd Sándor, International Law Issues in Human Rights and the World of Business
    • Dodik Setiawan Nur Heriyanto, Resolving Indonesia’s Responsibility for Transboundary Haze Pollution in Light of the Toothless ATHP

New Volume: Anuario Español de Derecho Internacional

The latest volume of the Anuario Español de Derecho Internacional (Vol. 33, 2017) is out. Contents include:
  • Estudios Doctrinales
    • Romualdo Bermejo García, Las denominadas nuevas tendencias en la lucha contra el terrorismo internacional: el caso del Estado Islámico
    • Pedro J. Martínez-Fraga, La Doctrina de Prescripción en el Derecho Internacional Público y la necesidad de nuevos paradigmas transnacionales
    • Consuelo Ramón Chornet, La reciente evolución de la estrategia antiterrorista, test de la estrategia global de seguridad de la UE
    • Soledad Torrecuadrada García-Lozano, Los hijos del enemigo: las víctimas silenciosas de los crímenes sexuales
    • María José Cervell Hortal, El ataque de Estados Unidos contra Siria por el empleo de armas químicas: ¿acto «contra legem» o contramedida por violación del «ius cogens»?
    • Marco Longobardo, The self-proclaimed statehood of the Islamic State between 2014 and 2017 and International Law
    • Dorothy Estrada Tanck, Los derechos humanos al agua y al saneamiento: una visión desde el Derecho Internacional, Europeo y Español
    • Daniel García San José, El derecho de acceso a los medicamentos como corolario de la acción internacional contra medicamentos ilegales
  • Notas
    • Carmen Rocío García Ruiz, El papel de las ONGs en el sistema de la Corte Penal Internacional
    • Pedro Manuel Quesada López & Rabia M’Rabet, Reflexiones jurídicas en torno al posible papel mediador de la Unión Europea en el contencioso de Gibraltar
    • Begoña Rodríguez Díaz, La aplicación de las reglas de interpretación de los tratados internacionales de la Convención de Viena de Derecho de los Tratados de 1969 a la Convención sobre los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad: el derecho a la vida de los fetos con síndrome de Down

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New Volume: Japanese Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the Japanese Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 60, 2017) is out. Contents include:
  • In Memoriam
    • Professor Dr. Yasuo Ishimoto (1924-2015)
  • Uniform Law Treaties: Their Reception, Implementation, Success and Failure
    • Hiroo Sono, Introductory Note
    • Hiroo Sono, Going Forward with Uniform Private Law Treaties: A Study in Japan’s Behavioral Pattern
    • Tomotaka Fujita, When Does Japan Not Conclude Uniform Private Law Conventions?
    • Souichirou Kozuka, The Selective Reception of Uniform Law in Asia
    • Tetsuo Morishita, Successes and Failures of Harmonization of Commercial Laws
  • New Japanese Legislation for Peace And Security (2015) and International Law
    • Shunji Yanai, New Japanese Legislation for Peace and Security — Its Background and Salient Points —
    • Tadashi Mori, Collective Self-Defence in International Law and in the New Japanese Legislation for Peace and Security (2015)
    • Akira Mayama, The Constitutional Limitation on the Exercise of the Right of Collective Self-Defense: Minesweeping in Foreign Territorial Waters and Close-In Logistical Support for Belligerents
    • Masahiro Kurosaki, The Legal Frameworks of “Coming-To-Aid” Duty: The Pluralism of the Concept of Self-Defense and Its Multi-Layered Legal Grounds
  • Half a Century with the International Covenants on Human Rights: Long-Term Impacts on the World, Asia and Japan: Part Two
    • Naoko Maeda, Forty Years’ Practice of the UN Human Rights Committee for Implementation of the Covenant: A Universal Model for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights
    • Walter Kälin, Human Rights Treaties within the UPR Process: Opportunities and Limits of Inter-Governmental Monitoring of Human Rights
    • Kimio Yakushiji, Developments in the Acceptance and Implementation of Obligations Defined in Core UN Human Rights Conventions by East Asian and Southeast Asian Countries
  • Unilateralism and Multilateralism in Regulating Cross-Border Business Transactions: Part Two
    • Yoshiaki Nomura, Fall of Extraterritoriality and Resurgence of Choice of Law in Global Securities Litigation
  • Special Lecture
    • Ronny Abraham, The Role of the ICJ in the Promotion of the Rule of Law
  • Japanese Digest of International Law
    • Shotaro Hamamoto, Territorial Status of the Northern Territories
    • Shin Hae Bong, Legislative, Administrative and Judicial Measures in Japan Against Racial Hate Speech
  • Cases and Issues in Japanese Private International Law
    • Dai Yokomizo, Recognition of a Foreign Judgment on Children Born Through Surrogate Pregnancy