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The Yale Journal of International Law publishes articles, essays, notes, and commentary on a wide range of subjects in the fields of international, transnational, and comparative law on a biannual basis. Its online companion journal, YJIL Online, publishes shorter analytical essays throughout the year. In both its print and online editions, the Journal is committed to publishing cutting-edge, provocative, and thoughtful scholarship at the forefront of the field.

LATEST ONLINE ARTICLES

  • RICO and International Legal Ethics
    Written by Christina Parajon Skinner
    RICO and International Legal Ethics Despite the proliferation of international and transnational litigation in recent years, normative rules governing the conduct of international lawyers remain practically non-existent.  Given the varied nature of international law—and the many settings in which it is interpreted and applied—it is perhaps unsurprising that international law has not been successful in regulating those appearing before international courts…
    in Volume 40 (Fall 2014) Read more...
  • The Hidden Costs of the European Court of Human Rights’ Surrogacy Decision
    Written by Nila Bala
    The Hidden Costs of the European Court of Human Rights’ Surrogacy Decision In 2000, Sylvie and Dominique Mennesson, French citizens, decided to enlist the help of a surrogate from California in order to have children. Since the birth of their twins, Valentina and Fiorella, in California, the Mennessons have struggled in a legal battle to move back to France and have their children recognized as French citizens.  On…
    in Volume 40 (Fall 2014) Read more...
  • The Binding Force of G-20 Commitments
    Written by Suyash Paliwal
    The Binding Force of G-20 Commitments The wave of international regulatory cooperation galvanized by the global financial crisis was by all measures a necessary response—financial markets are global and, in order to be effective, the regulatory response to the crisis had to be global as well. But in many ways, the best that could have been achieved was a loose system of…
    in Volume 40 (Fall 2014) Read more...
  • The Efficacy of Lustration Laws Within the Pyramid of Accountability: Libya Compared
    Written by Chibli Mallat. Oriene Shin, Gage Hansen, Jordin Albers, Liesel LeCates, Shruti Bhutani Arora, Jade Fisher, Jason Shelton
    The Efficacy of Lustration Laws Within the Pyramid of Accountability: Libya Compared The massive, widespread revolutions of 2011 instilled hope across the twenty-five or so countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Totalitarian regimes were removed, and a new era beckoned. Alongside other modes of accountability, including the trials of former officials, the new Libyan government implemented lustration laws to assist the passage to a post-Qaddafi…
    in Volume 39 (Spring 2014) Read more...

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