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Pobjoy: The Child in International Refugee Law

Pobjoy: The Child in International Refugee Law

Pobjoy: The Child in International Refugee Law Jason M. Pobjoy (Blackstone Chambers) has published The Child in International Refugee Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). Here’s the abstract: Children are the victims of some of the most devastating examples of state-sanctioned and private human rights abuse. In increasing numbers, they are …

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Forcible Humanitarian Action in International Law

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Forcible Humanitarian Action in International Law There is a widespread myth amongst international lawyers. This is the apparently unshakeable proposition that forcible humanitarian action is clearly unlawful. Any changes to that proposition would be impossible, given: The preponderance of the doctrine of sovereignty over countervailing considerations, such as human rights; …

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China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative: Can A Bilaterally-Negotiated ‘Globalization 2.0’ Internalize Human Rights, Labor, and Environmental Standards?

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China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative: Can A Bilaterally-Negotiated ‘Globalization 2.0’ Internalize Human Rights, Labor, and Environmental Standards? Over the weekend, while the world’s largest economy was focused on internal fallout from the presidential sacking (and subsequent threatening) of the United States’ FBI Director (and amid calls for impeachment of President …

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Call for Papers: 2017 ASIL Research Forum

Call for Papers: 2017 ASIL Research Forum The American Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for its 2017 Research Forum, to be held October 27-28, at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis as part of the Society’s Midyear Meeting. Here’s the call: The …

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States Are Failing Us in Syria — Not International Law

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States Are Failing Us in Syria — Not International Law by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last month, Just Security published a long and thoughtful post by Rebecca Ingber with the provocative title “International Law is Failing Us in Syria.” The international law she is talking about is the …

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New Issue: Yale Journal of International Law

New Issue: Yale Journal of International Law

New Issue: Yale Journal of International Law The latest issue of the Yale Journal of International Law (Vol. 42, no. 1, Winter 2017) is out. Contents include: Wolfgang Alschner, The Impact of Investment Arbitration on Investment Treaty Design: Myth Versus Reality Rebecca Ingber, Co-Belligerency Lesley Wexler & Jennifer K. Robbennolt, …

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Call for Submissions: New Zealand Yearbook of International Law

Call for Submissions: New Zealand Yearbook of International Law The New Zealand Yearbook of International Law (which is now associated with Brill) has issued a call for submissions for its forthcoming volume. Here’s the call: The New Zealand Yearbook of International Law (Brill), launched in June 2004, is an annual, …

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The US and the Paris Agreement: In or Out and at What Cost?

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The US and the Paris Agreement: In or Out and at What Cost? Ever since President Donald Trump won the US elections, climate pundits have been playing the ‘will they, won’t they’ game in relation to US withdrawal from the hard-won and widely accepted 2015 Paris Agreement. The political need …

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New Issue: Human Rights Quarterly

Human Rights Quarterly

New Issue: Human Rights Quarterly The latest issue of the Human Rights Quarterly (Vol. 39, no. 2, May 2017) is out. Contents include: Roland Burke, Emotional Diplomacy and Human Rights at the United Nations Lea David, Against Standardization of Memory Andrew Fagan, Cultural Harm and Engaging the Limits of a …

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Bodansky, Brunnée, & Rajamani: International Climate Change Law

Bodansky, Brunnée, & Rajamani: International Climate Change Law

Bodansky, Brunnée, & Rajamani: International Climate Change Law Daniel Bodansky (Arizona State Univ. – Law), Jutta Brunnée (Univ. of Toronto – Law), & Lavanya Rajamani (Centre for Policy Research) have published International Climate Change Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2017). Here’s the abstract: This textbook, by three experts in the field, …

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The Brexit Bill and the Law of Treaties

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The Brexit Bill and the Law of Treaties As has been widely reported in the media (e.g. The Guardian, the BBC), the House of Lords reached two main legal conclusions in its March 2017 report on Brexit and the EU budget: Article 50 TEU allows the UK to leave the …

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Heupel & Zürn: Protecting the Individual from International Authority

Heupel & Zürn: Protecting the Individual from International Authority

Heupel & Zürn: Protecting the Individual from International Authority Monika Heupel (Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg – Politics) & Michael Zürn (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung; Freie Universität Berlin – International Relations) have published Protecting the Individual from International Authority: Human Rights in International Organizations (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). The table of contents is …

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Cubie: The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises

Cubie: The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises

Cubie: The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises Dug Cubie (Univ. College Cork – Law) has published The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises: Exploring the Acquis Humanitaire (Hart Publishing 2017). Here’s the abstract: The instinctual desire to support those in need, irrespective of geographic, cultural …

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