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The Faults in “Fair” Trials: An Evaluation of Regulation 55 at the International Criminal Court

The following blog post summarizes Margaux Dastugue‘s note, The Faults in “Fair” Trials: An Evaluation of Regulation 55 at the International Criminal Court (48 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 273 (2015)). During the summer following my first year at Vanderbilt, I had the opportunity to work with a criminal defense team in The Hague in the...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 in Blog | Tags: , , , , No Comments »


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Reducing the Price of Peace: The Human Rights Responsibilities of Third-Party Facilitators

The following blog post summarizes Reducing the Price of Peace: The Human Rights Responsibilities of Third-Party Facilitators (48 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 179 (2015)) by Michal Saliternik. It’s hard to imagine that peace agreements could result in injustice, but such is the case with many contemporary post-conflict arrangements. Though these agreements no longer endorse devastating...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 in Blog | Tags: No Comments »


Do Human Rights Treaties Help Asylum-Seekers?: Lessons from the United Kingdom

The following blog post summarizes Do Human Rights Treaties Help Asylum-Seekers?: Lessons from the United Kingdom (48 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 123 (2015)) by Stephen Meili. Several international human rights treaties offer protection to refugees who flee their home countries to escape persecution.. While these treaties have been widely adopted, the effectiveness and consistency of...... KEEP READING

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Alternate Judges as Sine Qua Nons for International Criminal Trials

The following blog post summarizes Alternate Judges as Sine Qua Nons for International Criminal Trials (48 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 67 (2015)) by Megan A. Fairlie. For well over a year, Vojislav Šešelj’s prosecution for war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has been placed on...... KEEP READING

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The Political Economy and Legal Regulation of Transnational Commercial Surrogate Labor

The following blog post summarizes The Political Economy and Legal Regulation of Transnational Commercial Surrogate Labor (48 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1 (2015)) by Cyra Akila Choudhury. The commercial surrogacy business in India, a $2 billion industry, has been the subject of intense media scrutiny. Though helpful to childless families and lucrative to Indian women...... KEEP READING

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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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