Category Archives: International Human Rights Law

Library Highlights: International Law

Semiotics of International Law: Trade and Translation
Evandro Menezes de Carvalho
F86 K213 .C36713 2011
From the Publisher: Language carries more than meanings; language conveys a means of conceiving the world. In this sense, national legal systems expressed through national languages organize the Law based on their own understanding of reality. International Law becomes, in this context, the meeting point where different legal cultures and different views of world intersect. The diversity of languages and legal systems can enrich the possibilities of understanding and developing international law, but it can also represent an instability and unsafety factor to the international scenario. This multilegal-system and multilingual scenario adds to the complexity of international law and poses new challeng-es. One of them is legal translation, which is a field of knowledge and professional skill that has not been the subject of theoretical thinking on the part of legal scholars. How to negotiate, draft or inter-pret an international treaty that mirrors what the parties, – who belong to different legal cultures and who, on many occasions, speak different mother tongues – , want or wanted to say? By analyzing the decision-making process and the legal discourse adopted by the WTO’s Appellate Body, this book highlights the active role of language in diplomatic negotiations and in interpreting international law. In addition, it also shows that the debate on the effectiveness and legitimacy of International Law can-not be separated from the linguistic issue.

International Tax Law: A Legal Research Guide
Christopher C. Dykes
K103.T3 D95 2011
From the Publisher: This book presents an overview of the different aspects of international tax law as well as how to locate the various primary and secondary sources, including model tax conventions, bilateral tax treaties, and customary law. It also covers international taxation from the U.S. perspec-tive, and explores researching international tax law through online databases, using free sources as well as subscription services. Will be useful for law firms, tax professionals, law librarians, and all oth-ers interested in researching international tax law.

The New Global Law
Rafael Domingo
KZ3410 .D66 2010
From the Publisher: The dislocations of the worldwide economic crisis, the necessity of a system of global justice to address crimes against humanity, and the notorious ‘democratic deficit’ of internation-al institutions highlight the need for an innovative and truly global legal system, one that permits hu-manity to reorder itself according to acknowledged global needs and evolving consciousness. A new global law will constitute, by itself, a genuine legal order and will not be limited to a handful of moral principles that attempt to guide the conduct of the world’s peoples. If the law of nations served the hegemonic interests of Ancient Rome, and international law served those of the European nation-state, then a new global law will contribute to the common good of all humanity and, ideally, to the develop-ment of durable world peace. This volume offers a historical-juridical foundation for the development of this new global law.

Guide to ICSID Arbitration
Lucy Reed, Jan Paulsson, Nigel Blackaby
K3834 .R44 2011
From the Publisher: The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has be-come the leading arbitration institution for the resolution of investor-state disputes. Today, any com-pany considering an investment in a foreign country and any financing entity playing a role in the in-vestment must be aware of ICSID and the growing matrix of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and multilateral treaties (MITs), most notably, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), providing access to ICSID. Familiarity with the regime and jurispru-dence of ICSID arbitration is essential for any international investment lawyer, whether focused on transactions or disputes. This second edition of the Guide takes account of the scores of ICSID awards and decisions rendered since 2004, as well as significant amendments to ICSID rules and practices. It provides a sufficiently detailed but still ‘user-friendly’ understanding of what ICSID arbitration is, when and how it can and should be used, and how an ICSID case works from start to finish.

International White Collar Crime: Cases and Materials
Bruce Zagaris
KZ3410 .F38 2010
From the Publisher: Contemporary transnational criminals take advantage of globalization, trade lib-eralization, and emerging new technologies to commit a diverse range of crimes, and to move money, goods, services, and people instantaneously for purposes of pure economic gain and/or political vio-lence. This book captures the importance of transnational business crime and international relations by examining the rise of international economic crime and recent strategies in the United States and abroad to combat it. The book is organized into three main sections. The first part discusses substan-tive crimes, particularly tax, money laundering, and counter-terrorism financial enforcement; transna-tional corruption; transnational organized crime; and export control and economic sanctions. The se-cond part discusses procedural aspects of international white collar crime, namely extraterritorial ju-risdiction, evidence gathering, extradition, and international prisoner transfer. The third part discusses the role of international organizations, including the United Nations, the World Bank Group, Interpol, and economic integration groups.

Interpreting TRIPS: Globalisation of Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines
Hiroko Yamane
K1401.A41994 Y36 2011
From the Publisher: Protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs) has become a global issue. The Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) Agreement outlines the minimum standards for IPR protection for WTO members and offers a global regime for IPR protection. However, the bene-fits of TRIPS are more questionable in poorer countries where national infrastructure for research and development (R&D) and social protection are inadequate, whereas the cost of innovation is high. To-day, after more than a decade of intense debate over global IPR protection, the problems remain acute, although there is also evidence of progress and cooperation.
This book examines various views of the role of IPRs as incentives for innovation against the backdrop of development and the transfer of technology between globalised, knowledge-based, high technology economies. The book retraces the origins, content and interpretations of the TRIPS Agreement, includ-ing its interpretations by WTO dispute settlement organs. It also analyses sources of controversy over IPRs, examining pharmaceutical industry strategies of emerging countries with different IPR policies.

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New Titles for the Center for Global Legal Studies

Corporate Social Responsibility: The Corporate Governance of the 21st Century
edited by Ramon Mullerat; authors, Daniel Brennan … [et al.]
K1327 .C675 2011
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Guide to ICSID Arbitration
Lucy Reed, Jan Paulsson, Nigel Blackaby
K3834 .R44 2011
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Negotiating Sovereignty and Human Rights: International Society and the International Criminal Court
Sibylle Scheipers
KZ6310 .S353 2009
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New Titles for the Center for Law & Social Justice

California Criminal Sentencing Enhancements
KFC1172.A15 C35 (California Materials)
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Contracting with Sovereignty: State Contracts and International Arbitration
Ivar Alvik
K2400 .A944 2010
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Ecofeminism
Maria Mies & Vandana Shiva
HQ1233 .M53 1993
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Federal Environmental Law: The User’s Guide
Olga L. Moya, Andrew L. Fono
KF3775.Z9 M69 2011
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Human Rights in Europe: Commentary on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
William B.T. Mock, editor; Gianmario Demuro, coordinating editor
KJE5132.A432 H86 2010
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The Law of Products Liability
Marshall S. Shapo
KF1296 .S43 2010
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The Lisbon Treaty: Law, Politics, and Treaty Reform
Paul Craig
KJE4443.32007 .C73 2010
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Obesity, Business and Public Policy
edited by Zoltan J. Acs, Alan Lyles; in collaboration with Kenneth R. Stanton
RA645.O23 O22 2009
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Practice Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines
edited by David Debold
KF9685 .P7322 2010-
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Trafficking and Human Rights: European and Asia-Pacific Perspectives
edited by Leslie Holmes
HQ281 .T73 2010
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Center for Global Legal Studies— Recent Acquisitions

Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Industrialized Market Economies
edited by R. Blanpain; J. Baker … [et al.].
K1705 .C65 2010
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Contracting with Sovereignty: State Contracts and International Arbitration
Ivar Alvik
K2400 .A944 2010
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The EU, the WTO and China: Legal Pluralism and International Trade Regulation
Francis Snyder
K3943 .S69 2010
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French Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials
Martin A. Rogoff
KJV4079 .R64 2011
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Human Rights in Europe: Commentary on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
William B.T. Mock, editor; Gianmario Demuro, coordinating editor
KJE5132.A432 H86 2010
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International Tax Systems and Planning Techniques
edited by Roy Saunders
K4475 .I588 2010 (Lobby Display)
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The Lisbon Treaty: Law, Politics, and Treaty Reform
Paul Craig
KJE4443.32007 .C73 2010
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Trafficking and Human Rights: European and Asia-Pacific Perspectives
edited by Leslie Holmes
HQ281 .T73 2010
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Understanding European Union Law
Karen Davies
KJE949 .D38 2011
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Yearbook on International Investment Law & policy
K3826.3 .Y43 (Lobby Display)
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Center for Global Legal Studies— Recent Acquisitions

Antigone: Texte Original, Introduction et Notes
David I. Grossvogel
PQ2601.N67 A63 1959 (Course Reserve)
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Beyond the Boycott: Labor Rights, Human Rights, and Transnational Activism
Gay W. Seidman
HD8943 .S44 2009
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China’s Long March toward Rule of Law
Randall Peerenboom
KNQ2025 .P44 2002 (Course Reserve)
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French Criminal Law
Catherine Elliott
KJV7979 .E435 2001
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Global Unions: Challenging Transnational Capital through Cross-Border Campaigns
edited by Kate Bronfenbrenner
HD6475.A1 G57 2007
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International Encyclopaedia of Laws. Civil Procedure
edited by Paul Lemmens
K2205 .I584 1994-
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Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope
Shirin Ebadi with Azadeh Moaveni
KMH110.I23 A3 2006 (Course Reserve)
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The Pianist
Produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde; screenplay by Ronald Harwood
VIDEO PN1995.9.B55 P536578 2002 (Course Reserve)
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The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-4
Wadysaw Szpilman; with extracts from the diary of Wilm Hosenfeld; foreword by Andrzej Szpilman
DS135.P63 S94713 1999 (Course Reserve)
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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Azar Nafisi
PE64.N34 A3 2003 (Course Reserve)
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Sophocles
Translated and with an introduction by David Grene
PA4414.A1 G7 1991 (Course Reserve)
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Two Women
Produced by Arta Film & Arman Film; written and directed by Tahmineh Milani
VIDEO PN1997 .T862 1998 DVD-ROM (Course Reserve)
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Library Highlights: International Law

Fundamental Perspectives on

International Law

William R. Slomanson

KZ 3180 .S59 F86 2011

From the Publisher: In a fairly succinct treatment, FUNDAMENTAL PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNATIONAL LAW provides a unique mix of cases, articles, documents, text, charts, tables, and questions. The key concepts of international law are introduced through thoroughly up-to-date content. Important cases are continually updated on the author’s website. The text is complemented by numerous review problems.

Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Susan Tiefenbrun

K213  .T53 2010

From the Publisher: Violations of international law and human rights laws are the plague of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. People’s inhumanity to people escalates as wars proliferate and respect for human rights and the laws of war diminish. In Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities , Professor Susan Tiefenbrun analyzes international law as represented artfully in the humanities. Mass violence and flagrant violations of human rights have a dramatic effect that naturally appeals to writers, film makers, artists, philosophers, historians, and legal scholars who represent these horrors indirectly through various media and in coded language. This reader-friendly book enables us to comprehend and decode international law and human rights laws by interpreting meanings concealed in great works of art, literature, film and the humanities. Here, the author adopts an interdisciplinary method of interpretation based on the science of signs, linguistics, stylistics, and an in-depth analysis of the work’s cultural context. This book unravels the complexities of such controversial issues as terrorism, civil disobedience, women’s and children’s human rights, and the piracy of intellectual property. It provides in-depth analyses of diverse literary works: Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent and the movie Hotel Rwanda (both representing terrorism); Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail ; two documentary films about women and family law in Iran, Divorce Iranian Style and Two Women ; Lisa See’s Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (women’s human rights and human trafficking in China); Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation (shedding light on child soldiering and trafficking in Africa), and much more.

Law Among Nations: An Introduction to Public International Law

Gerhard von Glahn, James Larry Taulbee

KZ 3185 .V66 2010

From the Publisher: Offering a more accessible alternative to casebooks and historical commentaries, Law Among Nations explains issues of international law by tracing the field’s development and stressing key principles and processes. This comprehensive text eliminates the need for multiple books by combining discussions of theory and state practice with excerpts from landmark cases. Renowned for its rigorous approach and clear explanations, Law Among Nations remains the gold standard for undergraduate introductions to international law.

International Law for International Relations

edited by Basak Çali

KZ 3410 .I5794 2010

From the Publisher: Due to the increasingly global nature of contemporary politics, it is necessary for students to have a solid grasp of international law. International Law for International Relations provides comprehensive coverage of the different ways to approach the study of international law. Drawing upon the work of internationally renowned academics and practitioners, this cutting-edge anthology identifies key issues within the field. Marked by its lucid presentation of the complexities of international law, this reader is ideal for students who have not who have not previously studied law. It is also suitable for graduate students who are tackling international law for the first time.

Fault Lines of International Legitimacy

edited by Hilary Charlesworth, Jean-Marc Coicaud

KZ 3410 .F38 2010

From the Publisher: Fault Lines of International Legitimacy addresses the following questions: What are the features and functions of legitimacy in the international realm? How does international legitimacy – as exemplified in particular by multilateral norms, organizations, and policies – change over time? What role does the international distribution of power and its evolution have in the establishment and transformation of legitimacy paradigms? To what extent do democratic values account for the growing importance of legitimacy and the increasing difficulty of achieving it at the international and national levels? One of the central messages of the book is that although the search for international legitimacy is an elusive endeavor, there is no alternative to it if we want to respond to the intertwined demands of justice and security and make them an integral and strategic part of international relations.

An Introduction to the Law of the United Nations

Robert Kolb

KZ 4986 .K65 2010

From the Publisher: This work aims to fill a gap in the existing legal literature by presenting a compact, concise but nevertheless panoramic view of the law of the United Nations. Today the organization is at the centre of all multilateral international relations and impossible to avoid. And of course the UN Charter is a foundational document without which modern international law cannot be properly understood. In spite of its importance, this pre-eminent world political organization is poorly understood by the general public, and the extent and variety of its activities is not widely appreciated. Even lawyers generally possess insufficient knowledge of the way its legal institutions operate. Assessments of the organization and judgments about its achievements are consequently frequently distorted. This work is aimed especially at remedying these deficiencies in public and legal understanding, but also at presenting the organization as a coherent system of values and integrated action. Thus the book presents an overarching view of the significance of the UN organization in general, the history of its origins in the League of Nations, the aims and principles of the Charter, governmental agencies, members of the Organization, the non-use of violence and collective security, the peaceful settlement of disputes, and the question of amendments to the Charter. This work will be suitable for students of law and international relations, as well as scholars and those interested in the work and organization of the United Nations.

Global Legal Studies — Recent Acquisitions

Agriculture and EU Environmental Law
Brian Jack
KJE6605 .J33 2009
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Arbitration Rules–International Institutions: Guides to International Arbitration
edited by Loukas Mistelis, Laurence Shore, Stavros Brekoulakis
K2400 .A731 2010
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Global Competition: Law, Markets, and Globalization

David J. Gerber
K3850 .G47 2010
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International Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples
S. James Anaya
K3247 .A5 2009
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Manual on International Courts and Tribunals
Ruth Mackenzie, Cesare P.R. Romano, Yuval Shany; with Philippe Sands
KZ6250 .M36 2010
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Nuclear Law: The Law Applying to Nuclear Installations and Radioactive Substances in its Historic Context
Stephen Tromans
KD3497 .T76 2010 (New Book Shelf)
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Rejecting the EU Constitution?: From the Constitutional Treaty to the Treaty of Lisbon
edited by Anca M. Pusca
KJE4443.32007 .R45 2009
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