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Vol. 52 No. 2 – Table of Contents

May. 24, 2019—  VOLUME 52            MARCH 2019            Number 2   ARTICLES Reforming FIFA from the Inside Out Steven A. Bank…………………………………………………………………………………… 265   An Empirical Study of Dispute Resolution Clauses in International Supply Contracts John F. Coyle & Christopher R. Drahozal ………………………………………. 323   Challenging and Refining the “Unwilling...

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Reforming FIFA from the Inside Out

May. 22, 2019—Author: Steven Bank PDF: Reforming FIFA from the Inside Out   Abstract In response to an unprecedented crisis that has been called “the World Cup of Fraud,” the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA, has undertaken a series of reform measures in the last several years. Most of these reforms have focused on attempting to...

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An Empirical Study of Dispute Resolution Clauses in International Supply Contracts

May. 20, 2019—Authors: John Coyle & Christopher Drahozal PDF: An Empirical Study of Dispute Resolution Clauses in International Supply Contracts   Abstract International transactions present unique legal risks. When a contract touches several different nations, a party may not know where it will be called upon to defend a lawsuit or, alternatively, which nation’s law will be...

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Challenging and Refining the “Unwilling or Unable” Doctrine

May. 19, 2019—Author: Craig Martin PDF: Challenging and Refining the “Unwilling or Unable” Doctrine   Abstract This Article challenges and proposes refinements to the “unwilling or unable” doctrine. Governments after 9/11 have invoked the doctrine to justify the use of force in self-defense against non-state actors (NSAs) operating within the territory of nonconsenting states. Responding to criticism that...

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Building Bridges: International Trade Law, Internet Governance, and the Regulation of Data Flows

May. 18, 2019—Author: Neha Mishra PDF: Building Bridges: International Trade Law, Internet Governance, and the Regulation of Data Flows   Abstract The regulation of internet data flows touches upon various distinct disciplines including internet governance and international trade law. In internet governance, three fundamental principles, namely, internet openness, internet security, and internet privacy apply to regulation of...

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Addressing the Value Gap in the Age of Digital Music Streaming

May. 17, 2019—Author: Daniel Lawrence PDF: Addressing the Value Gap in the Age of Digital Music Streaming   Abstract This Note analyzes a global music industry problem known as the value gap. The value gap represents the disparity between the value that music-streaming platforms extract from musical content and the revenue generated by those who create and...

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Vol. 52 No. 1 – Table of Contents

Mar. 15, 2019—VOLUME 52          JANUARY 2019         NUMBER 1 ARTICLES Is Strict Reciprocity Required for Fair Trade? Daniel C.K. Chow and Ian Sheldon …………………………………..1   Trafficking Terror and Sexual Violence: Accountability for Human Trafficking and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence by Terrorist Groups under the Rome Statute Cóman Kenny and Nikita Malik...

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Is Strict Reciprocity Required for Fair Trade?

Mar. 14, 2019—Authors: Daniel C.K. Chow & Ian Sheldon PDF: Is Strict Reciprocity Required for Fair Trade?   Abstract      The administration of Donald J. Trump has repeatedly claimed that reciprocity is required for “fair” trade. While this concept is not new in US political discourse, the Trump administration’s insistence that strict or absolute reciprocity is required...

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Trafficking Terror and Sexual Violence: Accountability for Human Trafficking and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence By Terrorist Groups under the Rome Statute

Mar. 13, 2019—Authors: Cóman Kenny and Nikita Malik PDF: Trafficking Terror and Sexual Violence: Accountability for Human Trafficking and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence By Terrorist Groups under the Rome Statute   Abstract Terrorist groups are increasingly involved in human trafficking, specifically targeting women and girls of ideologically opposed groups or religions. Frequently, this phenomenon involves the perpetration of...

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International Multiple Derivative Actions

Mar. 12, 2019—Author: King Fung Tsang PDF: International Multiple Derivative Actions   Abstract      This Article explores two choice of law issues in international multiple derivative actions: (1) the choice of substantive law that should govern multiple derivative actions and (2) the characterization of different aspects of the multiple derivative actions between substantive and procedural laws. After...

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The Journal is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 Board of Editors. Complete-Masthead-2018-2019

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.