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Paradise Lost: Can the European Union Expel Countries from the Eurozone?

Aug. 8, 2016—There was a time, not too long ago, when the introduction of the euro was hailed as a tremendous success. Yet the Eurozone now faces an existential crisis. A number of member states have, since 2008, been prevented from defaulting on their sovereign debt only by massive bailouts. Greece has teetered on the verge of...

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“Measuring” the Erosion of Academic Freedom as an International Human Right: A Report on the Legal Protection of Academic Freedom in Europepdf

Aug. 8, 2016—This Article reports and comments on the results of an assessment of the legal protection of the right to academic freedom (an examination of its factual protection to be undertaken at a future point) in EU member states, having examined these countries’ constitutions, laws on higher education, and other relevant legislation. The assessment relied on...

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Divided We Fall: How the International Criminal Court Can Promote Compliance with International Law by Working with Regional Courts

Jan. 30, 2016—Tatiana Sainati received her J.D. and LL.M. from Duke University School of Law. Ms. Sainati’s Article discusses the important role of interaction between regional courts and the International Criminal Court. Kenya’s 2007 presidential elections inflamed deep-seeded ethnic tensions in the country, sparking violence that left thousands dead and more than half-a-million civilians displaced. After the...

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The Club Approach to Multilateral Trade Lawmaking

Jan. 30, 2016—Nicolas Lamp is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University. Professor Lamps Article analyzes the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) role at the center of an emerging structure of global economic governance. The conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in October 2015 has attracted a great deal of media attention and political debate,...

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Should Courts Fear Transnational Engagement?

Jan. 30, 2016—Olga Frishman is a Golda Meir/Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Law, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ms. Frishman’s Article explores the idea that judicial citation of foreign law worries many people, including justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, politicians, and legal academics. The critics in the United States argue that judges “cherry-pick”...

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Should the Best Offense Ever Be a Good Defense? The Public Authority to Use Force in Military Operations: Recalibrating the Use of Force Rules in the Standing Rules of Engagement

Jan. 30, 2016—Colonel Gary P. Corn is a Judge Advocate in the United States Army, currently serving as Staff Judge Advocate for United States Cyber Command. Colonel Corn’s Article discusses the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Standing Rules of Engagement/Standing Rules for the Use of Force (SROE/SRUF) for U.S. Forces. The SROE/SRUF provides strategic guidance to the armed...

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Beyond Known Worlds: Climate Change Governance by Arbitral Tribunals?

Nov. 30, 2015—Valentina Vadi is a Professor of International Economic Law at Lancaster University. Her article asks: Can economic development and the fight against climate change be integrated successfully? What role, if any, does international investment law play in global climate governance? Can foreign direct investments (FDI) be tools in the struggle against climate change? What types...

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Recognition and Enforcement in Cross-Border Insolvency Law: A Proposal for Judicial Gap-Filling

Nov. 30, 2015—Sandeep Gopalan is a Dean and Professor of Law at Deakin University. Michael Guihot is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Queensland University of Technology. Their article addresses the need to fill the gaps of cross-border insolvency law to increase efficiency, fairness, and predictability in insolvency proceedings. The globalization of business activity means that businesses...

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Illegally Evading Attribution? Russia’s Use of Unmarked Troops in Crimea and International Humanitarian Law

Nov. 30, 2015—Ines Gillich, Dr. iur (Ph.D. equivalent), Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. Her article discusses Russia’s use of Unmarked Troops in Crimea. The Crimean Crisis of February and March 2014 poses several questions to International Law. This Article explores one of them: Does the use of unmarked troops, soldiers in uniforms but without nationality insignia,...

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Capturing the Transplant: U.S. Antitrust Law in the European Union

Nov. 30, 2015—Silvia Beltrametti’s article analyzes the transplant of U.S. antitrust law into the regulatory regime created by the birth of the European Union. The article provides a framework to better understand how laws evolve within new regulatory entities. Antitrust enforcement has recently experienced a resurgence, with high profile cases involving tech corporations like Google and Microsoft...

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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.