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Vol. 52 No. 1 – Table of Contents

Mar. 15, 2019—VOLUME 52          JANUARY 2019         NUMBER 1 ARTICLES Is Strict Reciprocity Required for Fair Trade? Daniel C.K. Chow and Ian Sheldon …………………………………..1   Trafficking Terror and Sexual Violence: Accountability for Human Trafficking and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence by Terrorist Groups under the Rome Statute Cóman Kenny and Nikita Malik...

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Is Strict Reciprocity Required for Fair Trade?

Mar. 14, 2019—Authors: Daniel C.K. Chow & Ian Sheldon PDF: Is Strict Reciprocity Required for Fair Trade?   Abstract      The administration of Donald J. Trump has repeatedly claimed that reciprocity is required for “fair” trade. While this concept is not new in US political discourse, the Trump administration’s insistence that strict or absolute reciprocity is required...

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Trafficking Terror and Sexual Violence: Accountability for Human Trafficking and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence By Terrorist Groups under the Rome Statute

Mar. 13, 2019—Authors: Cóman Kenny and Nikita Malik PDF: Trafficking Terror and Sexual Violence: Accountability for Human Trafficking and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence By Terrorist Groups under the Rome Statute   Abstract Terrorist groups are increasingly involved in human trafficking, specifically targeting women and girls of ideologically opposed groups or religions. Frequently, this phenomenon involves the perpetration of...

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International Multiple Derivative Actions

Mar. 12, 2019—Author: King Fung Tsang PDF: International Multiple Derivative Actions   Abstract      This Article explores two choice of law issues in international multiple derivative actions: (1) the choice of substantive law that should govern multiple derivative actions and (2) the characterization of different aspects of the multiple derivative actions between substantive and procedural laws. After...

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The Rights and Obligations of States in Disputed Maritime Areas: What Lessons Can Be Learned from the Maritime Boundary Dispute between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire?

Mar. 11, 2019—Author: Dr. Youri van Logchem PDF: The Rights and Obligations of States in Disputed Maritime Areas: What Lessons Can Be Learned from the Maritime Boundary Dispute between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire?   Abstract      Unilateral acts undertaken in disputed maritime areas, particularly in relation to mineral resources, frequently lead to conflict between states. Appraisals of...

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O Colapso do “Joga Bonito”: How FIFA’s Banishment of Third-Party Ownership Runs Counter to European Union Law and Has Tarnished the Once Beautiful Game

Mar. 10, 2019—Author: Brendan A. Bailey PDF: O Colapso do “Joga Bonito”: How FIFA’s Banishment of Third-Party Ownership Runs Counter to European Union Law and Has Tarnished the Once Beautiful Game.   Abstract      FIFA banned the practice of third-party ownership, the division and sale of a portion of a football player’s economic rights to an outside...

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Financing Cr-ISIS: The Efficacy of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties in the Context of Money Laundering and Terror Finance

Mar. 9, 2019—Author: Michaelene K Wright. PDF: Financing Cr-ISIS: The Efficacy of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties in the Context of Money Laundering and Terror Finance0.   Abstract      Technological development throughout the past fifty years has created a world in which information can be communicated across the globe in no time at all. International law enforcement tools like...

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Vol. 51 No. 5 – Table of Contents

Nov. 15, 2018—  VOLUME 51      NOVEMBER 2018      NUMBER 5   ARTICLES Reconciling Transnational Jurisdiction: A Comparative Approach to Personal Jurisdiction over Foreign Corporate Defendants in US Courts Gerlinde Berger-Walliser …………………………………………………. 1243   China’s Belt and Road Development and A New International Commercial Arbitration Initiative in Asia Weixa Gu ………………………………………………………………………. 1305   “Enemy-Controlled Battlespace”:...

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Reconciling Transnational Jurisdiction: A Comparative Approach to Personal Jurisdiction over Foreign Corporate Defendants in US Courts

Nov. 14, 2018—  Author: Gerlinde Berger-Walliser PDF: Reconciling Transnational Jurisdiction: A Comparative Approach to Personal Jurisdiction over Foreign Corporate Defendants in US Courts   Abstract The U.S. Supreme Court, in a series of recent cases, has restricted personal jurisdiction over corporate defendants―and foreign corporations in particular. The Court’s restrictions are―although a peripheral concern―motivated by an interest for international...

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China’s Belt and Road Development and A New International Commercial Arbitration Initiative in Asia

Nov. 13, 2018—  Author: Weixia Gu PDF: China’s Belt and Road Development and A New International Commercial Arbitration Initiative in Asia   Abstract The policy centerpiece of President Xi Jinping’s foreign strategy, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), ambitiously aspires towards expanding regional markets and facilitating regional cooperation. In context of a rising volume of cross-border transactions generated...

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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

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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.