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Read full article (PDF file, 453 KB) Over the last twenty years, the incidence of investor-state arbitrations, starting from a few odd cases per year, has grown to a sizable and steady flow of up to forty-some new cases annually. With a cumulative total of at least 317 pending or…
Read full article (PDF file, 432 KB) It would be difficult to envision Thomas Bruce as a Greek. Bruce, the Scotsman better known as the Seventh Earl of Elgin, is now famous (to some, infamous) as the namesake of the Elgin Marbles in the British Museum. From 1799 to 1803,…
Read full article (PDF file, 540 KB) The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (Paris Convention) and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) obligate parties to the Paris Convention and members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to provide minimum standards of protection for…
Read full article (PDF file, 361 KB) State sovereignty has long been regarded as the pivotal structural paradigm of international law. Its recognition in Article 2(1) of the U.N. Charter as a fundamental, albeit qualified, principle of the United Nations is only one of many indicators that it has not…
Read full article (PDF file, 44 KB) One night in June 2008, militants associated with Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF Party stormed a citrus farm owned by seventy-four-year-old Mike Campbell, breaking four of his ribs and his collarbone while inflicting such severe brain damage that Campbell now has difficulty in adding simple…
Read full article (PDF file, 45 KB) The meaning of “terrorism” under U.S. domestic law and under international law differs significantly. This became strikingly clear in January 2010, when the military commission system put in place by the Military Commissions Act of 2009 wrestled with its first two cases on…
Read full article (PDF file, 114 KB) Reviewed in this issue: Judicial Accountabilities in New Europe: From Rule of Law to Quality of Justice. By Daniela Piana Humanitarian Intervention: Confronting the Contradictions. By Michael Newman Self-Enforcing Trade: Developing Countries and WTO Dispute Settlement. By Chad P. Bown Contracting States: Sovereign…