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Vol. 52 No. 3 – Table of Contents

Jul. 12, 2019—  VOLUME 52            MAY 2019            Number 3   ARTICLES Using the WTO to Facilitate the Paris Agreement: A Tripartite Approach Antonia Eliason ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 545   Do Human Rights Treaties Matter: The Case for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities Arlene S. Kanter ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 577...

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Using the WTO to Facilitate the Paris Agreement: A Tripartite Approach

Jul. 10, 2019—Author: Antonia Eliason PDF: Using the WTO to Facilitate the Paris Agreement: A Tripartite Approach   Abstract Climate change is the greatest threat humanity has faced, and its challenges can only be addressed through multilateral means. Lacking in accountability and enforcement mechanisms, however, the Paris Agreement requires additional support to achieve its full effect. Although not...

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Do Human Rights Treaties Matter: The Case for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities

Jul. 9, 2019—Author: Arlene Kanter PDF: Do Human Rights Treaties Matter   Abstract In the United States, and throughout many other parts of the world, we are witnessing attacks on basic human rights. As poverty, inequality, and suffering are evident in so many parts of the world today, there are those who say that the entire human...

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The Soft Power of Dissent: The Impact of Dissenting Opinions from the Russian Constitutional Court

Jul. 8, 2019—Author: Alexandra Orlova PDF: The Soft Power of Dissent: The Impact of Dissenting Opinions from the Russian Constitutional Court   Abstract This Article poses a question regarding the importance of judicial dissents emanating from constitutional courts. It examines the power of dissents emanating from the Russian Constitutional Court, given the fact that the Russian government has...

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Artificial Islands and Territory in International Law

Jul. 6, 2019—Author: Dr. Imogen Saunders PDF: Artificial Islands and Territory in International Law   Abstract Artificially created islands are a contemporary reality, created and used for military and nonmilitary purposes. Analysis of such islands has largely been limited to their status under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) regime. Their position under...

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Regulating Corruption in Intercountry Adoption

Jul. 5, 2019—Author: Jordan Bunn PDF: Regulating Corruption in Intercountry Adoption   Abstract The current regulatory system for intercountry adoption has failed parents, children, and governments. Impoverished parents and children have been exploited by crooked adoption agencies, orphanage directors, and bureaucrats looking to profit from well-meaning prospective parents who will pay significant fees in order to adopt. While...

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Climate Change Refugees in the Time of Sinking Islands

Jul. 3, 2019—Author: Jane Steffens PDF: Climate Change Refugees in the Time of Sinking Islands   Abstract While environmental migration is not a new phenomenon, the international community has been slow to react to a wildly increasing number of people displaced by climate-related factors. With the current scenario of sinking islands, rapid urbanization, and drought, the international community...

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Vol. 52 No. 2 – Table of Contents

May. 24, 2019—  VOLUME 52            MARCH 2019            Number 2   ARTICLES Reforming FIFA from the Inside Out Steven A. Bank…………………………………………………………………………………… 265   An Empirical Study of Dispute Resolution Clauses in International Supply Contracts John F. Coyle & Christopher R. Drahozal ………………………………………. 323   Challenging and Refining the “Unwilling...

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Reforming FIFA from the Inside Out

May. 22, 2019—Author: Steven Bank PDF: Reforming FIFA from the Inside Out   Abstract In response to an unprecedented crisis that has been called “the World Cup of Fraud,” the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA, has undertaken a series of reform measures in the last several years. Most of these reforms have focused on attempting to...

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An Empirical Study of Dispute Resolution Clauses in International Supply Contracts

May. 20, 2019—Authors: John Coyle & Christopher Drahozal PDF: An Empirical Study of Dispute Resolution Clauses in International Supply Contracts   Abstract International transactions present unique legal risks. When a contract touches several different nations, a party may not know where it will be called upon to defend a lawsuit or, alternatively, which nation’s law will be...

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The Journal is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 Board of Editors. VJTL Masthead 2019-2020

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

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.