Category Archives: International Trade

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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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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Library Highlights: A Focus on Chinese Law

Understanding Labor and Employment Law in China
Ronald C. Brown
KNQ1270 .B76 2010
From the Publisher: Continued economic prosperity in China and its international competitive advantage have been due in large part to the labor of workers in China, who for many years toiled in under-regulated workplaces. Now, there are new labor law  reforms raising the rights and standards of workers throughout China. These new laws have been praised for their progressive measures and at the same time blamed for placing too many economic burdens on companies, especially those operating on the margins and those that have caused business failures. This, combined with the recent global downturn and the millions of displaced and unemployed Chinese migrant laborers, has created ongoing debate about the new labor laws. Meanwhile the Chinese Union has organized Wal-Mart and many of the Global Fortune 500 companies and a form of collective bargaining is occurring. Workers are pursuing their legal labor rights in increasing numbers. This book provides a clear overview of the current labor and employment law environment in China and its legal requirements, as well as current practices under these laws used to deal with growing labor issues.

Anti-dumping Law and Practice of China
Xiaochen Wu
KNQ340.5 .W89 2009
From the Publisher: For over a decade China has been globally recognized as the leading recipient of antidumping measures. On the other hand, China’s use of antidumping measures is equally noteworthy. Xiaochen Wu’s timely book takes a very practical approach as it examines its subject in a broad context. Besides providing a rich and detailed interpretation of the legal  provisions, it discusses complex technical aspects of the Chinese antidumping law in a very pragmatic way, notably by providing actual instances of their application in the antidumping investigations conducted by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.

Intellectual Property Rights in China: Politics of Piracy, Trade and Protection
Gordon C.K. Cheung
KNQ1155 .C4445 2009
From the Publisher: Intellectual Property Rights infringement is so rampant in China that counterfeit goods – from general household merchandise, garments and media consumables to specialist products including pharmaceutical products and super computer chips – can be found in roadside stalls, markets, shops, department stores and even laboratory of leading universities. If allowed to continue these infringements may further engender a socially accepted culture of ‘fakeness’ that may seriously hamper innovation and economic progress.

[The author] uses the case of intellectual property rights to examine how and to what extent market forces and knowledge development affect the relationships of China and the world, especially the United States. Including detailed original statistics and data collected from Chinese provinces and cities and in-depth interviews with legal experts and policy makers, this book gives a unique insight into the opportunities and challenges that China faces as it increasingly becomes part of the global society.
Intellectual Property Rights in China is a stimulating read for anyone studying Chinese Business and International Political Economy.

Space Commercialization and the Development of Space Law from a Chinese Legal Perspective
Yun Zhao
KZD1145 .C475 2009
From the Publisher: This book will be the first English on space law written by a Chinese scholar. With the rapid development of space activities in China, many space scientist and lawyers are keen to know Chinese Legal views on policies and laws on space activities. The book discusses new development of space law in view of the rapid development of space commercial activities from a Chinese legal perspective. The topics selected in the book reflect the author’s teaching and research in space law at four different universities: Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, City University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong. Six areas of space law issues have been selected: property rights, space registration and liability regime, launching services, telecommunications services, national space legislation and international space cooperation. All the topics are closely related to current Chinese space legislation and practice. When dealing with the above six issues, the author will first briefly discuss the current rules and practice at the international level, followed by in-depth analysis of Chinese situation.

From “Che” to China: Labor and Authoritarianism in the New Global Economy
Stephen F. Diamond
HD6476 .D53 2009
From the Publisher: [This book] argues that globalization is not a progressive force that is giving rise to a new democratic capitalism. In fact, authoritarianism, in part influenced by neo-stalinist regimes and their intellectual architects such as ‘Che’ Guevara, remains an important political force and the new global capitalism itself is contributing to its persistence. In particular, the labor organization is now seen by authoritarian regimes as a source of power and control over the general population. To realize the democratic potential in the globalization process, a new autonomous labor movement responsible to its rank and file members must emerge. This requires an intellectual break with the consensus view that capitalism can safely accommodate healthy trade unions in a stable world order.

Lawyers in Modern China
Richard Komaiko and Beibei Que
KNQ1630 .K66 2009
From the Publisher: The book explores several factors that contribute to the current state of underdevelopment of the legal profession, including weak demand for legal services, the balkanization of the profession, systemic sources of corruption, and a dearth of comprehensive yet affordable legal research tools. Finally, the book offers a set of tailored policy recommendations that are designed to ameliorate the problems that stifle the Chinese bar and cultivate it into a powerful force for the promotion of the rule of law.

The Regulatory Environment of Chinese Taxation
Chaowu Jin
KNQ3558 .J56 2009
From the Publisher: This new [2nd] edition contains information on major changes in Chinese tax law, including the promulgation of a new Enterprise Income Tax Law and its Implementing Regulations and substantial revisions to the Individual Income Tax Law. As before, the work consists of two parts: (1) the legislative and dispute settlement aspects of Chinese taxation and (2) the most important types of taxes now in effect in China, particularly those that are important to international readers.

Global Legal Studies — Recent Acquisitions

Assignment and Arbitration: A Comparative Study
Juan Carlos Landrove
K2400 .L36 2009
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The Effectiveness of International Criminal Justice
edited by Cedric Ryngaert
KZ6304 .E34 2009
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The EU and WTO Law on Services: Limits to the Realisation of General Interest Policies within the Services Markets?
edited by Johan van de Gronden
K3973 .E93 2009
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Fundamental Perspectives on International Law ~Faculty Publication~
William R. Slomanson
KZ3180.S59 F86 2011 (Lobby Display)
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The Gender of Reparations: Unsettling Sexual Hierarchies while Redressing Human Rights Violations
edited by Ruth Rubio-Marin
K5301 .G46 2009
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The Impact of 9/11 and the new Legal Landscape
edited by Matthew J. Morgan; with a foreword by Bob Graham
KF9430 .I47 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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International Crime and Punishment: A Guide to the Issues
James Larry Taulbee
K5301 .T377 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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An Introduction to International Institutional Law
Jan Klabbers
KZ4850 .K58 2009
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Law Among Nations: An Introduction to Public International Law
Gerhard von Glahn, James Larry Taulbee
KZ3185 .V66 2010
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The Law of Command Responsibility
Guenael Mettraux
K5301 .M4825 2009
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Minority Groups and Judicial Discourse in International Law: A Comparative
Perspective
Gaetano Pentassuglia
K3242 .P455 2009
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Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics
Beth A. Simmons
K3240 .S5435 2009
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The Past and Future of EU Law: The Classics of EU Law Revisited on the 50th
Anniversary of the Rome Treaty
edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro and Loic Azoulai
KJE947 .P37 2010
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Research and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration: Sources and
Strategies
S.I. Strong
K2400 .S873 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Restoring the Balance: War Powers in an Age of Terror
Seth Weinberger
KF5060 .W45 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Targeted Killing in International Law
Nils Melzer
KZ6362 .M45 2009
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Trade Policy Flexibility and Enforcement in the World Trade Organization: A Law
and Economics Analysis
Simon A.B. Schropp
K4610 .S37 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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USA Patriot Act: A Legislative History of the Uniting and Strengthening of
America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct
Terrorism Act, Public Law no. 107-56 (2001) Series III
[compiled] by Bernard D. Reams, Jr. & Michael P. Forrest.
KF9430.A316 U83 2007
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Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict
William H. Boothby
KZ5624 .B66 2009
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Law, Technology & Communications – Recent Acquisitions

Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations
edited by Martha Albertson Fineman, Jack E. Jackson, Adam P. Romero
K349 .F455 2009
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Food and Drug Law: Cases and Materials
Peter Barton Hutt, Richard A. Merrill, Lewis Grossman
KF3868 .F66 2007 (Course Reserve)
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International Business Transactions: A Problem-oriented Coursebook
Ralph H. Folsom et al.
KF1976.A4 F65 2009 (Course Reserve)
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The Law and Harry Potter
edited by Jeffrey E. Thomas and Franklin G. Snyder
PR6068.O93 Z756 2010 (Lobby Display)
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Global Legal Studies — Recent Acquisitions

Global Regulatory Issues for the Cosmetics Industry
K3649 .G58 2007
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The Human Dimension of International Law: Selected Papers
Antonio Cassese
KZ3395.C25 A2 2008
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The International Legal Governance of the Human Genome
Chamundeeswari Kuppuswamy
K3611.A77 K87 2009
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Law at the Vanishing Point: A Philosophical Analysis of International Law
Aaron Fichtelberg
KZ1256 .F53 2008
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Legislating the War on Terror: An Agenda for Reform
Benjamin Wittes, editor
KF9430 .L434 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Public International Law: A Guide to Information Sources
Elizabeth Beyerly
KZ3110.B49 P83 1991
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Raising the Global Floor: Dismantling the Myth that we can’t Afford Good Working Conditions for Everyone
Jody Heymann and Alison Earle
HD6971.8 .H49 2010
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The World Trade Organization: A Legal and Institutional Analysis
Jan Wouters and Bart De Meester
K4610 .W689 2007
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Law, Technology & Communications – Recent Acquisitions

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Composition & Copyright: Perspectives on Teaching, Text-making, and Fair Use
edited by Steve Westbrook
KF3020 .C66 2009
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Endless Money: The Moral Hazards of Socialism
William W. Baker
HG230.3 .B354 2010
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International Law and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Daniel H. Joyner
KZ5675 .J69 2009
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International Trade Law
Andrew T. Guzman, Joost H.B. Pauwelyn
K3943 .G896 2009
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IP Client Strategies in the EU: Leading Lawyers on Understanding European Intellectual Property Laws, Staying Ahead of Changing Regulations, and Developing IP Protection Strategies in a Global Economy
KJE2636 .I63 2009
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Pharmaceutical Industry Antitrust Handbook
KF3885 .P53 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Private Equity Fund Exposure and Protection: Leading Lawyers on Weighing Investment Risks, Structuring Prudent M&A Transactions, and Preparing for Increased Government Involvement
K1116 .P75 2009
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Regulating Deviance: The Redirection of Criminalisation and the Futures of Criminal Law
edited by Bernadette McSherry, Alan Norrie and Simon Bronitt
K5015.4 .R44 2009
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The Software License Unveiled: How Legislation by License Controls Software Access
Douglas E. Phillips
K1443.C6 P48 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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State Agency and the Patenting of Life in International Law: Merchants and Missionaries in a Global Society
Bita Amani
K1519.B54 A74 2009
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State Antitrust Practice and Statutes
editorial board, Harvey I. Saferstein
KF1650 .S7 2009
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Why Do Governments Divest?: The Macroeconomics of Privatization
Alfred Schipke
HD3845.6 .S355 2001
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