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Food Safety, South-North Asymmetries, and the Clash of Regulatory Regimes

Aug. 10, 2012—This Article explores the globalization of food safety concerns driven by the phenomenon of economic globalization, and the “legalization” of food safety disputes within the rules-based architecture of the World Trade Organization (WTO).  Focusing on the interaction between WTO norms and the treaties of other multilateral organizations, the Article discusses the implications of the “clash...

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Response is Local, Relief is Not: The Pervasive Impact of Agro Terrorism

Aug. 10, 2012—Agro terrorism is a threat facing the public today. National response systems are not yet able to perform efficiently and effectively to address this threat.  Any locality can be targeted, and the immediate response will come from local entities, regardless of how adequately prepared they are to respond.  Knowing that acts of agro terrorism are...

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International Legal Responses to Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence

Aug. 10, 2012—On February 17, 2008, Kosovo declared independence. As of March 6, 2009, fifty-six states have recognized Kosovo’s independence, while a number of states maintain that Kosovo’s declaration of independence is illegal. There is no specific resolution calling for nonrecognition, yet whether an obligation of nonrecognition stems from UN Security Council Resolution 1244 is a highly...

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Foodborne Infections and the Global Food Supply: Improving Health at Home and Abroad

Aug. 9, 2012—In recent years, fourteen percent of the U.S. food supply has been imported from other countries, including many fresh and perishable foods.  Although most outbreaks of illness and individual cases are related to foods from the United States, large and unusual outbreaks have been traced to imported foods that were likely contaminated in the country...

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Choosing Between Liberalization and Regulatory Autonomy under GATS: Implications of U.S.-Gambling for Trade in Cross Border E-Services

Jul. 25, 2012—In 2005, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body presided over United States—Measures affecting the cross-border supply of gambling and betting services (U.S.-Gambling), in which Antigua argued that U.S. criminal laws banning the provision of cross-border online gambling services violate U.S. commitments under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).  For the first time,...

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Lost in Translation: International Criminal Tribunals and the Legal Implications of Interpreted Testimony

Jul. 24, 2012—When courtroom interpreters translate a witness’s testimony, errors are not just possible, they are inherent to the process.  Moreover, the occurrence of such errors is not merely a technical problem; errors can infringe on the rights of defendants or even lead to verdicts based on faulty findings of fact.  International criminal proceedings, which are necessarily...

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Neotrusteeship or Mistrusteeship? The “Authority Creep” Dilemma in United Nations Transitional Administration

Jul. 24, 2012—State failure poses one of the greatest threats to international peace and security.  The collapse of governing institutions breeds civil wars, generates refugee flows, causes enormous civilian suffering, foments instability in neighboring countries, and provides safe havens for transnational criminal and terrorist organizations.  As a result, commentators and policymakers have increasingly called for a remedy...

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The Journal is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 Board of Editors. View the complete masthead here.

Vanderbilt University Law School Professor Michael A. Newton’s 2016 VJTL Article entitled How the International Criminal Court Threatens Treaty Norms  was cited by the International Criminal Court prosecutor’s November 2017 filing seeking investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan.

May 2018 Issue on the Second Israel Defense Forces International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict. Read more about the Journal’s May 2018 issue here.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Journal’s 50th Anniversary celebration on October 5, 2017! View photos from the event here and read about the Journal’s history here.

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The Journal is pleased to listed as the #5 International Law Journal by the 2017 Washington and Lee Law Journal Rankings.

The Journal is very excited about the success of our February 2017 Symposium, “Sovereign Conduct on the Margins of the Law.” Read more about our February 2017 Symposium here

Please join us in congratulating the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 2017-2018 Write-On Competition Winners.

Video is available from the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law’s 2015-2016 SymposiumThis is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters. Watch here.