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ASIL 2021 Collection

Explore our selection of 40 free chapters and articles that complement this year’s American Society of International Law annual meeting theme “Reconceiving International Law: Creativity in Times of Crisis”. Reflecting the global challenges of the past year, this collection examines some of the key challenges being faced across international law today, and the opportunities to reconceptualise the frameworks and norms of international law for the future.

All featured content is available to read until 31 May 2021.

ASIL Award Winners 2021


What is Foreign Relations Law?
From The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law, edited by Curtis A. Bradley.

Robert E. Dalton Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Foreign Relations Law


Introduction: The Convention, from Inception to Young Adulthood
From The 2003 UNESCO Intangible Heritage Convention: A Commentary, edited by Janet Blake and Lucas Lixinski.

Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftsmanship and Utility to Practicing Lawyers and Scholars


From Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: A New History of the International Military Tribunal after World War II, by Francine Hirsch.

Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship


International Organizations, Global Governance, and Global Health


Introduction: Global Health and Human Rights
From Foundations of Global Health & Human Rights, edited by Lawrence O. Gostin and Benjamin Mason Meier.


Borders and Entry Controls in Asia
By Jaclyn L. Neo and Darius Lee. From Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts, edited by Victor V. Ramraj.


A Wake-Up Call in Our Upside-Down World: Three Starting-Points for Advancing Health Rights and Social Justice in a Post-Pandemic Future
By Alicia Ely Yamin. From Journal of Human Rights Practice.


International Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Criminal Justice


Legitimacy, Gravity, and Global Community
From Shocking the Conscience of Humanity: Gravity and the Legitimacy of International Criminal Law, by Margaret M. deGuzman.


Legacy as Dialogue—Reflecting on the ICTY Experience
By Carsten Stahn. From Legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: A Multidisciplinary Approach, edited by Carsten Stahn, Carmel Agius, Serge Brammertz, and Colleen Rohan.


Implementation of International Humanitarian Law
By David Turns. From The Oxford Guide to International Humanitarian Law, edited by Ben Saul and Dapo Akande.


International Human Rights Law
By Nigel Rodley. From Evans: International Law (5th Edition), edited by Malcolm Evans.


The Rohingya People and the International Court of Justice: Religion-Related Legal Analysis
By Juan-Pablo Perez-Leon-Acevedo. From Oxford Journal of Law and Religion.


Hyper-Legalism and Obfuscation: How States Evade Their International Obligations Towards Refugees
By Daniel Ghezelbash. From The American Journal of Comparative Law.


The Meaningful Participation of Refugees in Decision-Making Processes: Questions of Law and Policy
By Tristan Harley and Harry Hobbs. From International Journal of Refugee Law.


‘The Makings of a Success’: The Global Compact on Refugees and the Inaugural Global Refugee Forum
By Gillian D. Triggs and Patrick C. J. Wall. From International Journal of Refugee Law.


Security, Foreign Relations, and Use of Force


The War Lawyers and the Self-Legalization of the Military
From The War Lawyers by Craig Jones.


Syria’s Challenge to the Promise of International Justice
From Imagining Justice for Syria by Beth Van Schaack.


Courts, Foreign Affairs, and the Structural Constitution
From International Law in the US Legal System (3rd Edition) by Curtis A. Bradley.


Introduction: Leverage, Sequencing, Design, and Separation—Considerations in Security Sector Reform during Constitutional Transition
From Security Sector Reform in Constitutional Transitions, edited by Zoltan Barany, Sumit Bisarya, Sujit Choudhry, and Richard Stacey.


The Twenty-First-Century Global Security Environment and the Role of International Law in Global Security
From The Oxford Handbook of the International Law of Global Security, edited by Robin Geiß and Nils Melzer.


Collective Security and the use of Armed Force
From Cassese's International Law (3rd Edition) by Paola Gaeta, Jorge E. Viñuales, and Salvatore Zappalá.


Trends in Global Disarmament Treaties
By Stuart Casey-Maslen and Tobias Vestner. From Journal of Conflict and Security Law.


Cyber conflict or democracy “hacked”? How cyber operations enhance information warfare
By Christopher Whyte. From Journal of Cybersecurity.


Elements of International Law Series


The Court Over Sixty Years
From European Court of Human Rights by Angelika Nussberger.


Historical Background: International Law in the Russian Legal System 
From International Law in the Russian Legal System by William E. Butler.


ITLOS and the Dispute Settlement System under UNCLOS
From The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea by Kriangsak Kittichaisaree.


Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution


Fortifying Inequality
From The Trouble with Foreign Investor Protection by Gus Van Harten.


The Modern System of Investor-State Arbitration
By Sabahi Rubins. From Investor-State Arbitration (2nd Edition), edited by Borzu Sabahi, Noah Rubins, and Don Wallace, Jr..


The Singapore Convention: Towards a Universal Standard for the Recognition and Enforcement of International Settlement Agreements?
By Clemens Treichl. From Journal of International Dispute Settlement.


COVID-19 and force majeure clauses: an examination of arbitral tribunal’s awards
By Ş Esra Kiraz and Esra Yıldız Üstün. From Uniform Law Review.


The Identity Conundrum: Legitimacy and Doubt on the International Bench
By Catharine Titi. From Identity and Diversity on the International Bench, edited by Freya Baetens.


The Peaceful Settlement of Disputes
From Henriksen: International Law (2nd Edition), by Anders Henriksen.


Environment, Sea, and Sustainable Development


The Evolution of Local Involvement in International Conservation Law
By Nikolas Sellheim. From Yearbook of International Environmental Law.


The Human Right to Science and Its Relationship to International Environmental Law
By Anna-Maria Hubert. From European Journal of International Law.


The Territorial Sea and Other Maritime Zones
From Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law (9th Edition), by James Crawford.


Liability for Environmental Damage
By Alena Douhan. From Max Planck Encyclopedia for Public International Law


International Trade, Investment, and Finance


The Trump Administration’s Impact on US Investment Policy
By Lauren Mandell. From ICSID Review.


Necessity and the Covid-19 pandemic
By W. Mark C. Weidemaier and Mitu Gulati. From Capital Markets Law Journal.


Taxation of Digital Services Under Trade Agreements
By Chris Noonan and Victoria Plekhanova. From Journal of International Economic Law.


The Substantive Law of Contemporary International Investment Protection
From International Investment, Political Risk, and Dispute Resolution: A Practitioner's Guide (2nd Edition), by Noah Rubins, Thomas-Nektarios Papanastasiou, and N. Stephan Kinsella.


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