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New Book: «Paradigms of International Human Rights Law»

Aaron X. Fellmeth (Professor of Law and the Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University) has recently published «Paradigms of International Human Rights Law» (Oxford University Press, 2016). Here’s the abstract:

«Paradigms of International Human Rights Law explores the legal, ethical, and other policy consequences of three core structural features of international human rights law: the focus on individual rights instead of duties; the division of rights into substantive and nondiscrimination categories; and the use of positive and negative right paradigms. Part I explains the types of individual, corporate, and state duties available, and analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating each type of duty into the world public order, with special attention to supplementing individual rights with explicit individual and state duties. Part II evaluates how substantive rights and nondiscrimination rights are used to protect similar values through different channels; summarizes the nondiscrimination right in international practice; proposes refinements; and explains how the paradigms synergize. Part III discusses negative and positive paradigms by dispelling a common misconception about positive rights, and then justifies and defines the concept of negative rights, justifies positive rights, and concludes with a discussion of the ethical consequences of structuring the human rights system on a purely negative paradigm. For each set of alternatives, the author analyzes how human rights law incorporates the paradigms, the technical legal implications of the various alternatives, and the ethical and other policy consequences of using each alternative while dispelling common misconceptions about the paradigms and considering the arguments justifying or opposing one or the other.»

View the full table of contents here.

Source: OUP

New Books: «New Publications from the Centre for Research in Air and Space Law»

pubil«The Centre for Research in Air and Space Law is pleased to announce the publication of Global Space Governance, in its Monograph series, and of Unravelling Open Skies, which inaugurates the new Occasional Paper Series.

[They] you to take a look at the latest publications, which deal with the very topical matter of the governance of outer
space activities and the debate and controversies surrounding alleged state-subsidies provided to Middle East carriers, and the access of low-cost carrier Norwegian International to the United States.»

More information: here.

Source: IASL

Annals of Air and Space Law: on-line purchase possibility

pubil«… Publications of the Centre for Research in Air and Space Law, including the latest volumes of the Annals of Air and Space Law,are now available for purchase online. In cooperation with the McGill Bookstore, these publications can be purchased and delivered to you promptly all with a few clicks of the button.

Older volumes of the Annals will gradually also be made available for purchase online. Over the coming period, the website will also feature a searchable index for users to find and access individual articles based on the topic and/or name of the author. These developments will prove to be of great convenience to readers and researchers, so we hope you will make the most use of these new features.»

More information here.

Source: IASL

Proceedings of the IISL Colloquia now available online

pubil«Since 2011, the Proceedings of IISL Colloquia are published annually by Eleven International Publishing, under contract with the Institute. An IISL members’ 40% discount is available for proceedings bought from Eleven.

Now you can «purchase the bound proceedings for the Colloquia on the Law of Outer Space from 1992 to 2010», and  «view a list of proceedings available from AIAA. All IISL members may purchase these proceedings at the AIAA member price.»»

More info: here.

Source: IISL

New Book: «Intellectual Property Rights as Foreign Direct Investments»

pubil«This discerning book examines the interface between intellectual property and foreign direct investments to consider one key question: how does the international investment law framework and the international legal regime regulating intellectual property converge? The book scrutinizes circumstances in which and to what extent international investment law’s traditional protective standards apply to intellectual property rights investments and contributes to debate surrounding the fragmentation of international law, arising from its expansion and diversification.»
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Source: Elgar Publishing

Νέα έκδοση–> Μ. Μαρούδα, Διεθνές Ανθρωπιστικό δίκαιο: Νόμοι και Έθιμα Πολέμου – Κατοχή – Αντιμετώπιση Παραβιάσεων

Μόλις εκδόθηκε (Δεκέμβριος 2015) το νέο βιβλίο της Μ. Ν. Μαρούδα με τίτλο «Διεθνές Ανθρωπιστικό Δίκαιο: Νόμοι και Έθιμα Πολέμου – Κατοχή – Αντιμετώπιση Παραβιάσεων». Ακολουθεί μια σύντομη παρουσίαση του βιβλίου:

«Από τη μάχη στο Σολφερίνο, στον πόλεμο κατά της τρομοκρατίας και το Διεθνές Ποινικό Δικαστήριο… Νέο εγχειρίδιο διεθνούς ανθρωπιστικού δικαίου. Μια συνθετική καταγραφή τόσο των βασικών αρχών του διεθνούς δικαίου που εφαρμόζονται στη διάρκεια ενόπλων συρράξεων ή κατοχής, όσο και των κυριότερων προκλήσεων μετά την 11η Σεπτεμβρίου (ή τη 13η Νοεμβρίου) από τον πόλεμο κατά της τρομοκρατίας. Με ειδικές αναφορές στη διεθνή ποινική δικαιοσύνη και τους εναλλακτικούς μηχανισμούς επιβολής που διαθέτει η διεθνής κοινότητα (Ηνωμένα Έθνη, Ποινικά Δικαστήρια και εθνικά δικαστήρια, μέσα από την άσκηση οικουμενικής δικαιοδοσίας).

Προϊόν μιας εικοσαετούς εμπειρίας στη διδασκαλία και έρευνα του διεθνούς δικαίου των ενόπλων συρράξεων, στη θεωρία και την πράξη, σε ειρήνη και στη διάρκεια πολέμου, με ακροατήρια φοιτητές αλλά και στελέχη ενόπλων δυνάμεων, μέλη πολυεθνικών επιχειρήσεων και στελέχη του Ερυθρού Σταυρού ή άλλων ΜΚΟ, σε Ελλάδα και εξωτερικό, το βιβλίο επιχειρεί απαντήσεις σε μια εποχή που ο κόσμος φαντάζει πολύ πιο επικίνδυνος και σκληρός απ’ ό,τι 20 χρόνια πριν, όταν δειλά ξεκινούσα αυτήν τη διαδρομή.»

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New Book: A. Gourgourinis’s «Equity and Equitable Principles in the World Trade Organization»

Anastasios Gourgourinis (Lecturer of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) has just published «Equity and Equitable Principles in the World Trade Organization: Addressing Conflicts and Overlaps between the WTO and Other Regimes» (Routledge, 2015). Here’s the abstract:

«This book analyses whether, and how, equity and equitable principles can be employed as juridical tools in the legal reasoning of judges and lawyers in World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes where there is interaction between norms derived from the multilateral trade regime and other international legal regimes. Bringing the literature on equity and equitable principles in international law up to date this book tackles several legal problems which have emerged in WTO dispute settlement practice as well as engaging with the concept of the fragmentation of international law. The book provides an original argument about the role and significance of equity and equitable principles in the debate over fragmentation by providing a coherent methodology for addressing conflicts and overlaps between WTO and non-WTO norms in the context of Dispute Settlement Body proceedings.»

View the table of contents here.

Source: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

New Book: R. Kolb’s «Peremptory International Law – Jus Cogens»

Robert Kolb, Professor of Public International Law at the University of Geneva and Counsel for Lalive Attorneys-at-Law in Geneva, has recently published «Peremptory International Law – Jus Cogens: A General Inventory» (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2015). Here’s the abstract:

«Given the literature in the field of jus cogens one might ask what could possibly be added to the body of literature already existing in field? Robert Kolb, one of the leading international scholars of his generation, offers a seminal survey of the question of peremptory international law. The book analyses and systemises courts’ diverging approaches, and draws a typology of techniques for judicial protection afforded to individuals affected by UNSC measures. On the basis of this analysis, the book identifies the discrepancies with the international human rights law standards and proposes solutions. The study pays special attention to the persisting problem with the targeted sanctions regime, which is that the grounds and evidence on the basis of which individuals are designated remain largely confidential. The book suggests an amendment to the present UNSC procedure, which would mitigate this problem. This important book is essential reading for all scholars of the subject.»

More, here.

Source: Hart Publishing

New Book: G. Cook’s «A Digest of WTO Jurisprudence on Public International Law Concepts and Principles»

Graham Cook (Counsellor with the Legal Affairs Division of the WTO Secretariat in Geneva) has just published «A Digest of WTO Jurisprudence on Public International Law Concepts and Principles» (Cambridge University Press, July 2015). Here’ s the abstract:

«In its first twenty years, the WTO dispute settlement system generated over 350 decisions totalling more than 60,000 pages. These decisions contain many statements by WTO adjudicators regarding the law of treaties, state responsibility, international dispute settlement, and other topics of general public international law. This book is a collection of nearly one thousand statements by WTO adjudicators relating to admissibility and jurisdiction; attribution of conduct to a State; breach of an obligation; conflicts between treaties; countermeasures; due process; evidence before international tribunals; good faith; judicial economy; municipal law; non-retroactivity; reasonableness; sources of international law; sovereignty; treaty interpretation; and words and phrases commonly used in treaties and other international legal instruments. This comprehensive digest presents summaries and extracts organized systematically under issue-specific sub-headings, making this jurisprudence easily accessible to students and practitioners working in any field of international law.»

View the full table of contents, here.

Source: CUP

New Book: G. Bücheler’s «Proportionality in Investor-State Arbitration» (Oxford University Press, June 2015)

Gebhard Bücheler (Associate, Wach + Meckes LLP) has just published «Proportionality in Investor-State Arbitration» (Oxford University Press, June 2015).Here’s the abstract:

«While international investment law is one of the most dynamic and thriving fields of international law, it is increasingly criticized for failing to strike a fair balance between private property rights and the public interest. Proportionality is a tool to resolve conflicts between competing rights and interests. This book assesses its current role, its potential, and its limits in investor-State arbitration.

Proportionality is often lauded for reconciling colliding interests. This book identifies three factors arbitrators should consider before engaging in a proportionality analysis: the rule of law, the risk of judicial law-making, and the availability of a value system that guides the proportionality analysis. Apart from making suggestions when arbitrators should apply proportionality and when not to, the book outlines what States can do to recalibrate the balance between private property rights and the public interest if they wish to do so without dismantling the current system of investor-State arbitration.

Proportionality in Investor-State Arbitration considers whether and to what extent the notion of general principles of law within the meaning of Article 38(1)(c) of the ICJ Statute and the concept of systemic integration enshrined in Article 31(3)(c) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties provides a valid legal foundation for applying proportionality in investor-State arbitration.»

View the table of contents, here.

Source : OUP