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2017 Symposium News Bulletin

On Friday, February 17th, 2017, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law hosted its symposium titled Sovereign Conduct on the Margins of the Law. By all accounts the event was a great success! The discussions were very thoughtful and generated great conversations between the panelists and the other attendees. With that in mind, the Journal wanted...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2017 in Blog | Tags: No Comments »


Applying the Law of Proportionality to Cyber Conflict: Suggestions for Practitioners

This Note examines the applicability of the law of armed conflict, and particularly the concept of proportionality, to cyber attacks. After exploring deviations in terminology that may lead to confusion in the field, it considers the difficulties associated with applying an area of law first implemented in the post-World War II era to technologies that...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 in Blog, Left column, Notes, Vol. 50 No. 1, Volume 50, Volumes | Tags: , , No Comments »


Supernational Law

  Should the United States continue to enter into free trade agreements containing sovereign commitments to resolve regulatory disputes with qualifying multinational corporations before international arbitral tribunals? This question has gained public prominence due to the vocal opposition of Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Donald Trump to the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP), denouncing it as...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 in Articles, Blog, Left column, Vol. 50 No. 1, Volume 50, Volumes | Tags: , No Comments »


Expanding the Boundaries of Boundary Dispute Settlement: International Law and Critical Geography at the Crossroads

  This Article identifies a new trend in the adjudication of international boundary disputes and examines it from a historical and normative perspective. For many years, the resolution of international land boundary disputes was governed exclusively by the principle of the stability and continuity of boundaries. Under this paradigm, the main role of international adjudicators...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 in Articles, Blog, Left column, Vol. 50 No. 1, Volume 50, Volumes | Tags: , , No Comments »


Confronting Mexico’s Enforced Disappearance Monsters: How the ICC Can Contribute to the Process of Realizing Criminal Justice Reform in Mexico

  In 2015, the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances released a report on Mexico, concluding that there is a generalized context of disappearances in the country, many of which would meet the legal definition of enforced disappearance. Despite the recurring pattern of mass disappearances throughout the country in the last decade, including the recent...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 in Articles, Blog, Left column, Vol. 50 No. 1, Volume 50, Volumes | Tags: , , , No Comments »


Patents and Mobile Devices in India: An Empirical Survey

Though India has the second-largest wireless subscriber base in the world, with more than 150 domestic mobile device vendors, it has, until recently, remained relatively unaffected by the global smartphone wars. Over the past few years, however, a growing number of patent enforcement actions have been brought by multinational firms against domestic Indian producers. These...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 in Articles, Blog, Left column, Vol. 50 No. 1, Volume 50, Volumes | Tags: , , No Comments »


2017-2018 Board of Editors

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Board of Editors: Masthead... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 in Blog | No Comments »


Sovereign Conduct on the Margins of the Law, a Symposium

Symposium Brochure Issues surrounding sovereignty have received increasing attention over the last few years, most recently in Congress’s decision regarding Saudi Arabian immunity. The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law is hosting four panels that will explore the various facets of these issues, such as: the involvement of sovereigns in cyber-crime; terrorism financing, the immunity aspects...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 in Blog | Tags: , 1 Comment »


Mystery Date: Advocating for a Harmonized System of Expiration Date Labeling of Food

Americans throw out roughly 25 percent of the food they bring home. Negative perceptions associated with expiration dates are a leading cause for this waste. However, a complex patchwork of state-run regulatory regimes and varying terminology makes it difficult for consumers to determine whether a food product is unsafe to eat or simply past a...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 in Blog, Left column, Notes, Vol. 49 No. 5, Volume 49, Volumes | Tags: , , 1 Comment »


Up in the Cloud: Finding Common Ground in Providing for Law Enforcement Access to Data Held by Cloud Computing Service Providers

Cloud computing is an everyday part of the modern world; a technology that is increasingly transcending international borders. Disregarding international borders allows cloud computing to operate more efficiently and thus provides better service to users. Yet, the global nature of cloud computing raises a question—what happens if multiple countries apply facially similar laws to cloud...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 in Blog, Left column, Notes, Vol. 49 No. 5, Volume 49, Volumes | Tags: , , , No Comments »


Protecting Cultural Heritage as a Means for International Peace, Security and Stability: The Case of ISIS, Syria and Iraq

Cultural aggression has become a strategy to obtain an advantage during war. In a deliberate and methodical pattern extremists have not only damaged and destroyed historical sites in Iraq and Syria, but they have also looted antiquities to raise money for their terrorist activities. In addition to degrading the victims’ identities, such acts decrease the...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 in Articles, Blog, Left column, Vol. 49 No. 5, Volume 49, Volumes | Tags: , , , , No Comments »


Sharing and the City

The sharing of public infrastructure, the exchange of small services, and the traditional “cup of sugar borrowed from the neighbor” are practices intrinsic to most urban agglomerations. In the digital age, these sharing initiatives are facilitated by online platforms such as Feastly, Peerby, and HomeExchange. These platforms allow city residents to share the idle capacity...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 in Articles, Blog, Left column, Vol. 49 No. 5, Volume 49, Volumes | Tags: , , No Comments »


Why China Established the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank

On January 16, 2016, China officially opened the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for business, representing what might be a seismic shift in economic power from the United States to China. The AIIB creates a challenge to the U.S.- dominated World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), two venerable international financial institutions created at the...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 in Articles, Blog, Left column, Vol. 49 No. 5, Volume 49, Volumes | Tags: , , No Comments »


A Post-Millennial Inquiry into the United Nations Law of Self-Determination: A Right to Unilateral Non-Colonial Secession?

The present Article inquires whether a right to unilateral non-colonial (UNC) secession is grounded in the United Nations (UN) law of self-determination. The Article argues that peoples subjected to deliberate, sustained, and systematic human rights abuses in extremis (e.g., ethnic cleansing, mass killings, or genocide) by the existing state have an international customary law right...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 in Articles, Blog, Left column, Vol. 49 No. 5, Volume 49, Volumes | Tags: , , No Comments »


Blog Post: Ukraine and the International Criminal Court

The former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych’s refusal to sign the EU association agreement sparked pro-EU protests throughout Ukraine that culminated in the killings of and injuries to protesters who took to the streets to oppose government policies. In response to those dramatic events, the interim government of Ukraine, which was instituted after Yanukovych unexpectedly...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 in Blog | 2 Comments »



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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Board of Editors: here

The Journal is proud to announce the 2017 Symposium: Sovereign Conduct on the Margins of the Law. Find more information here

Please join us in congratulating the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 2016-2017 Write-On Competition Winners.

Read the Journal’s latest issue (Vol. 49 No. 5) here

Video is available from the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law‘s last symposiumThis is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters. Watch them here.

We are pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Board of Editors.

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