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Manifest Illegality and the ICC Superior Orders Defense: Schuldtheorie Mistake of Law Doctrine as an Article 33(1)(c) Panacea

The following blog post summarizes Lydia Ansermet’s note, Manifest Illegality and the ICC Superior Orders Defense: Schuldtheorie Mistake of Law Doctrine as an Article 33(1)(c) Panacea (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1425 (2014)). Read the full article here. While the Anglo-American and international legal systems adhere to the rule that “a mistake of the law...... KEEP READING

Posted on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Getting Off the Mommy Track: An International Model Law Solution to the Global Maternity Discrimination Crisis

The following blog post summarizes Caraline Rickard’s note, Getting Off the Mommy Track: An International Model Law Solution to the Global Maternity Discrimination Crisis (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1465 (2014)). Read the full article here. Women’s roles in workplaces around the globe have been growing steadily for the past half-century. Yet, in everything from...... KEEP READING

Posted on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Determining International Responsibility Under the New Extra-EU Investment Agreements: What Foreign Investors in the EU Should Know

The following blog post summarizes Determining International Responsibility Under the New Extra-EU Investment Agreements: What Foreign Investors in the EU Should Know (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1203 (2014)) by Freya Baetens, Gerard Kreijen & Andrea Varga. Read the full article here. The amount of foreign investment flowing into the European Union (EU) continues to...... KEEP READING

Posted on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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The United Nations Watercourses Convention on the Dawn of Entry Into Force

The following blog post summarizes Professor Ryan Stoa’s The United Nations Watercourses Convention on the Dawn of Entry Into Force (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1321 (2014)). Read the full article here. In 1997, the United Nations created a treaty to govern international waters. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, December 19th, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Foreign Direct Investment in the United States and Canada: Fractured Neoliberalism and the Regulatory Imperative

The following blog post summarizes Professor Gil Lan’s Foreign Direct Investment in the United States and Canada: Fractured Neoliberalism and the Regulatory Imperative (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1261 (2014)). Read the full article here. The United States and Canada recently reacted with concern to a Chinese government-owned enterprise’s purchase of a large Canadian corporation...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, December 19th, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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The Dehumanization of International Humanitarian Law: Legal, Ethical, and Political Implications of Autonomous Weapon Systems

The following blog post summarizes Professor Markus Wagner’s The Dehumanization of International Humanitarian Law: Legal, Ethical, and Political Implications of Autonomous Weapon Systems (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1371 (2014)). Read the full article here. Today’s unmanned aerial drones are only a step toward greater automation and autonomy in military technology. In the future, a...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, December 19th, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Gimme Shelter: International Political Asylum in the Information Age

The following blog post summarizes Jacob Stafford’s note, Gimme Shelter: International Political Asylum in the Information Age (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1167 (2014)). Read the full article here. The technological progress of the early twenty-first century has not only enabled previously unimaginable intelligence-gathering capabilities, but also created the capacity to instantaneously alert countries throughout...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Soy Dominicano – The Status of Haitian Descendants Born in the Dominican Republic and Measures to Protect Their Right to a Nationality

The following blog post summarizes Monique Hannam’s note, Soy Dominicano – The Status of Haitian Descendants Born in the Dominican Republic and Measures to Protect Their Right to a Nationality (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1123 (2014)). Read the full article here. The Dominican Republic has recently taken the experience of having a complicated relationship...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Judging Leaders Who Facilitate Crimes by a Foreign Army: International Courts Differ on a Novel Legal Issue

The following blog post summarizes Mugambi Jouet’s article Judging Leaders Who Facilitate Crimes by a Foreign Army: International Courts Differ on a Novel Legal Issue (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1091 (2014)). Read the full article here. In one of the most significant cases in the history of international criminal law, Prosecutor v. Perišić, the...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Blog | 2 Comments »


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Anarchy, Order, and Trade: A Structuralist Account of Why a Global Commercial Legal Order is Emerging

The following blog post summarizes Professor Bryan H. Druzin’s Anarchy, Order, and Trade:  A Structuralist Account of Why a Global Commercial Legal Order is Emerging (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1049 (2014)). Read the full article here. In the realm of commercial law, it really is a small world after all. An ongoing cause—or effect—of...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Multiple Nationality and Refugees

The following blog post summarizes Professor Jon Bauer’s Multiple Nationality and Refugees (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 905 (2014)). Read the full article here. Asylum seekers with more than one nationality—“multiple nationals”—often find themselves barred from asylum in the countries where they have the best chance of starting a new life. Most nations’ refugee protection...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Navigating the Minefield of Trade Secrets Protection in China

The following is excerpted from Professor Daniel C.K. Chow’s article, Navigating the Minefield of Trade Secrets Protection in China (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1007 (2014)). Read the full article here. Abstract Many Multinational Companies (MNCs) now consider trade secrets to be the most important intellectual property right in China, ahead of patents, trademarks, and...... KEEP READING

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African Leaders Vote to Give Themselves Immunity from Violent Crimes

In June, the African Union granted sitting leaders of African countries immunity from prosecution for crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes by the African Court of Justice and Human Rights. The 23rd Assembly, composed of leaders of each African country, voted to adopt the Protocol on Amendments to the Protocol on the Statute of...... KEEP READING

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Forthcoming Article “Multiple Nationality and Refugees” Cited in Journal on Migration and Human Security

A forthcoming Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law article authored by Professor Jon Bauer, “Multiple Nationality and Refugees,” was recently cited in the Journal on Migration and Human Security. In “The Intersection of Statelessness and Refugee Protection in US Asylum Policy,” Professor Maryellen Fullerton cites Professor Bauer’s article in her discussion of multiple nationality, the 1951...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Harold G. Maier, Founder of the Vanderbilt Journal Of Transnational Law, Passes Away at 77

Harold G. (Hal) Maier, a renowned scholar of international law and founder of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, died August 24 following a long illness. He was 77. Maier founded the student-edited Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law in 1967 and served as its faculty adviser until his retirement in 2005. From the Vanderbilt Law...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »



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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law has confirmed the schedule and panelists for its 2015 Symposium, This is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters.

Read the Journal’s latest issue (Vol. 47 No. 5) here.

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law mourns the death of its founder, Professor Harold G. Maier.

We are pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Board of Editors and 2014-2015 Editorial Staff Members.

Please join us in congratulating the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 2013-2014 Annual Award Winners.

Coming up:

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law invites you to its 2015 Symposium, This is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters.

Recent and dire international disasters, both environmental and humanitarian, have left legacies not only of destruction and destitution, but also of an uncertain legal landscape. The Symposium will address current and pressing international-disaster-response topics. These will include environmental effects, disaster assistance, humanitarian assistance, and criminal processes and sanctions in the wake of various types of international disasters. Symposium participants will include leading scholars from across the country.

The 2015 Symposium will take place on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Vanderbilt Law School, 131 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203. A detailed schedule will be available soon.

For information on the 2015 Symposium, as well as past symposia hosted by the Journal, please visit the Symposium page.

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