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Read full article (PDF file, 327 KB) Participants in international commercial arbitration have long recognized the need to maintain arbitration as an effective and therefore attractive alternative to litigation, while still ensuring that its use is predicated on the consent of the parties and that the resulting awards command respect.…
Read full article (PDF file, 357 KB) A deep puzzle lies at the heart of international law. It is “law” binding on the United States, and yet it is not always enforceable in the courts. One of the great challenges for scholars, judges, and practitioners alike has been to make…
Read full article (PDF file, 409 KB) International law is no longer conceived of as regulating the rights and obligations of states alone, yet any suggestion that nonstate actors could or should play a role in the creation of international law remains highly controversial. States jealously guard their lawmaking powers…
Read full article (PDF file, 1.5 MB) Jabal al-Tair is an island lying halfway between Yemen and Eritrea, northwest of the Bab al-Mandeb passage at the mouth of the Red Sea. On December 17, 1999, an arbitral tribunal concluded that the island belonged to Yemen, entitling the country to claim…
Read full article (PDF file, 145 KB) In February 2011, in the midst of Japan’s widely-criticized research whale hunt, the Japanese Agriculture Minister Michihiko Kano called the whaling fleet home months ahead of plan and hundreds short of its kill quota. The reason given for the abrupt end to the…
Read full article (PDF file, 280 KB) Reviewed in this issue: Domestic Violence and International Law. By Bonita Meyersfeld. International Authority and the Responsibility to Protect. By Anne Orford. State Responsibility for International Terrorism. By Kimberley N. Trapp. Changes of State: Nature and the Limits of the City in Early Modern…