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You Get What You Pay For?: Rethinking U.S. Organ Procurement Policy in Light of Foreign Models

Jul. 11, 2012—The U.S. organ transplant system is in crisis due to the paucity of transplantable organs.  Such a shortage exists because otherwise viable organs are too often buried along with the bodies in which they reside.  Organs are wasted because the existing U.S. organ transplant system sets up barriers to organ donation—chiefly the legal presumption of...

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Advertising Obesity: Can the U.S. Follow the Lead of the UK in Limiting Television Marketing of Unhealthy Foods to Children?

Jul. 11, 2012—Childhood obesity has tripled in the U.S. since the 1970s, and television advertisement of unhealthy foods has been linked to the unhealthy eating habits of children.  The United Kingdom, facing a similar problem, promulgated regulations in 2007 banning the advertisement of foods high in fat, sodium, and sugar during programming directed at children below age...

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Non-Refoulement: The Search for a Consistent Interpretation of Article 33

Jul. 11, 2012—The international community rose to the challenge of addressing mass migration with the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951 Convention).  The 1951 Convention established several important concepts as binding international law, including the requirements for refugee classification and the principle of non-refoulement.  The duty of non-refoulement prohibits state-parties from expelling or returning...

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Legal Aspects of Prior Informed Consent on Access to Genetic Resources: An Analysis of Global Lawmaking and Local Implementation Toward an Optimal Normative Construction

Jul. 11, 2012—Since the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has been in force, national implementation of the access to and benefit-sharing (ABS) requirement on genetic resources has been flourishing.  A requirement of prior informed consent (PIC) by the people controlling access to genetic resources constitutes a major instrument to deter illegal bioprospecting and to ensure fair access...

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Avoid or Compensate? Liability for Incidental Injury to Civilians Inflicted During Armed Conflict

Jul. 11, 2012—Under international law, civilians suffering injuries that are incidental to a lawful attack on a military objective are left to bear the cost of their losses.  In recent years there have been calls for a change in policy that would entitle victims of military attacks to compensation, even if their losses are incidental and non-fault-based. ...

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Fighting Against Biopiracy: Does the Obligation to Disclose in Patent Applications Truly Help?

Jul. 11, 2012—In the global fight against biopiracy, one of the key issues is to prevent the grant and exploitation of patents on traditional knowledge and genetic resources by requiring that patent applicants for inventions involving traditional knowledge and genetic resources disclose the source of those resources and provide evidence that the prior informed consent of the...

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The Kosovo Crisis: A Dostoievskian Dialogue on International Law, Statecraft, and Soulcraft

Jul. 11, 2012—The secession of Kosovo from Serbia in February 2008 represents a stage in the unfolding of a revolution of “constitutional” dimensions in international law that began with NATO’s 1999 intervention in Kosovo.  NATO’s intervention called into question the authority and viability of the UN Charter system for maintaining international peace.  Likewise, the West’s decision in...

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Enforcing Human Rights in U.S. Courts and Abroad: The Alien Tort Statute and Other Approaches

Jul. 11, 2012—The 2008 Jonathan I. Charney Lecture in International Law Presented at Vanderbilt University Law School on April 11, 2008

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.