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Legislative Implementation of the Food Chain Approach

Aug. 10, 2012—Food safety is an essential element of food security, since “adequate” food means food that is not only available, but also safe.  Food safety systems have traditionally focused on end-product testing, which is an unsatisfactory means of ensuring safe food.  An increasing focus on prevention has spurred interest in a food chain approach, which aims...

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Liberalizing Trade in Agriculture and Food Security–Mission Impossible?

Aug. 10, 2012—The Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO) foresees that trade should be conducted with a view to raising standards of living.  It is undisputed that raising living standards contributes to the implementation of the right to food.  Indeed, state parties to the WTO have obligations regarding the right to food not only under the...

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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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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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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.