CONGRATULATIONS to IILJ scholars Alex Sinha for being awarded the Aryeh Neier Human Rights Watch/ACLU Fellowship and Matt Craig for being awarded the Open Society Presidential Fellowship!!
ASIL is recruiting for its International Law Fellowship position for the term of July - December. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample (excerpt not to exceed 10 pages), and two (2) letters of recommendation (scanned copies of signed letters) to email@example.com with “Law Fellow” in the subject line Click here for more information.
May 15, 2013
Applications due for Antonio Cassese Summer School on Post-Conflict Justice and State Building. Click here for more information.
April 18, 2013
Investment Law Forum: Investment, Trade, and Industrial Policy - Canada's Story
April 12, 2013
International Law and Human Rights Scholarship Conference II
April 10, 2013
Law and Governance of Development Co-operation Workshop with the Schumpeter Research Group, FH 310, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Program.
April 9, 2013
Workshop on Technologies and Effects of Inter-Institutional Interaction, FH 910, 2-5:40 pm.
April 8-9, 2013
Innovation in Governance of Development Finance: Causes, Consequences and the Role of Law. Detailed program here.
NEW! Video here. The conference report will be made available in due course.
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IILJ launches new Law and Global Governance book series with Oxford University Press. Edited by Andrew Hurrell of Oxford Univeristy and Benedict Kingsbury and Richard Stewart of NYU, the series publishes robust original work on new approaches to law and regulation, with emphasis on issues and ideas in developing countries. The first volume is Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings.
Photos from the Viterbo VIII GAL Seminar in Rome, Italy. A report on the seminar will be available soon.
A view of the IILJ's work
A view of the IILJ’s work
NYU Law news coverage of IILJ's recent event with Judge Patricia Wald: Trying The Tyrants: The Trials of Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein
International Law and Human Rights Student Fellowship Program: Spring 2011 Seminars schedule
Dispatches from Cancun NYU Law School members blog from COP 16: UNFCCC in Cancun
Global Faculty teaching at NYU in NY in 2011-2012 include: Eyal Benvenisti, Tel Aviv; Daniel Fitzpatrick, Australia (land law and policy in the third world); Phoebe Okawa, London; Marco Torsello, Bologna; Neil Walker, Edinburgh; Patrick Weil, Paris; Ran Hirschl, Toronto; Brian Arnold, senior advisor at the Canadian Tax Foundation; Catherine O'Regan, former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa; Su Li Zhu, Beijing.
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Global Administrative Law is a path-breaking approach to participation, transparency, accountability and review in global governance. The Project homepage provides details on all GAL project events, links to full-text articles, bibliography, working papers series and blog.
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This project focuses on interactions between institutions in the global administrative space. At the outset, the project aims to capture five types of institutional interaction: interactions between institutions that are international actors (horizontal); interactions between international and national institution, where the latter is a member of the international body (vertical); interactions between an international institution and a national one where the national body is not a member (diagonal); interactions between institutions from different countries; and relationships between different national institutions in the same country. Following these five dimensions, several questions about institutional interaction can be asked, including, in particular, questions about: management of interactions, the relationship between interaction and institutional change, the effects of interaction, and the consequences of interaction for law.
May 30-31, 2013
Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Boston MA
--- Panel on Global Private Governance: Power and Norm Generation in Inter-Institutional Relations
--- Panel on Inter-Institutional Evaluation through the Use of Indicators
Workshop on Technologies and Effects of Inter-Institutional Interaction, FH 910, 2-5:40 pm, April 9, 2013.
Analyzing and Shaping Inter-Institutional Relations in Global Governance, Faculty Club, D'Agostino Hall, April 16, 2012.
This project, led by Professors Davis, Kingsbury, and Merry, addresses global and local exercises of power through Governance by Information. Public and private sector indicators/rankings are increasingly used as instruments of governance: determining credit ratings of countries, the meaning of clauses in human rights treaties, the allocation of development funding, compliance with prohibitions on human trafficking. Local NGOs produce indicators to advocate reform. In this NSF-funded project a world-wide network of scholars, including many current and former NYU students, are mapping and explaining this form of governance, and analyzing impact in numerous developing countries.
Access to financial capital can be a crucial determinant of countries’ prospects for development. The sources of financing available to inhabitants of developing countries, the terms upon which financing is provided and the kinds of projects being financed have become increasingly varied, but very restricted since the 2008-09 credit crisis. The research program on financing development maps this changing legal order, its social and economic implications, and the scope for innovation.
Innovation in Governance of Development Finance: Causes, Consequences and the Role of Law. Detailed program here. NEW! Video here. The conference report will be made available in due course.
Papers presented at the Privatization of Development Assistance Symposium, held Dec. 4-5, 2009, can be found here.
The Investment Law Forum is devoted to the rigorous and critical examination of the increasing jurisprudence that is emerging from investor-state arbitral tribunals, as well as the underlying legal norms, whether in bilateral investment treaties or bilateral or regional trade agreements, that these tribunals are applying. The tribunal awards in investor-state arbitration raise important thematic issues, such as canons of treaty interpretation, the nature of state responsibility including remedies, custom as a source of law, and "fragmentation"-the relationship of investment law to other international legal regimes, whether the WTO or environment or human rights. Through anchoring reflection on these and other fundamental themes in the case law and related legal developments, we seek to engage the relevant academic community but also practitioners, policymakers, and activist
NYU Investment Law Forum
The Spring 2012 sessions were held January 23 and February 6. 6:15 - 8:00 PM, Furman Hall 900, Lester Pollack Colloquium.
This Program encourages scholarship and teaching on topics in the history and theory of international law that are vital to deepening an understanding of the field. The premise of the Program is that the future development of international law depends on sustained theoretical work, including careful historical study, and that collective efforts are needed to enhance worldwide research and teaching in these areas. The Program holds periodic conferences and workshops, sponsors a refereed working paper series, hosts visiting fellows (including faculty from other disciplines, and post-docs), supports research and publications, provides a center bringing together people interested in these fields, and each year offers a set of courses in these areas at the Law School.
This project examines the design of climate finance mechanisms, as well as the institutions and governance mechanisms required to ensure that the decentralized climate finance system functions effectively. It draws on the expertise of NYU Law faculty in climate change, environmental law, development finance, international trade and investment, international transaction taxation and tax policy generally, global institutions, and global regulatory governance. It is closely linked to both the IILJ's Global Administrative Law project and the IILJ Financing Development program.
International Law and International Organizations: the United Nations and International Financial Institutions
NYU School of Law provides a rich academic environment for the study of private and transactional international law. The Law School offers a diverse array of courses, special internship opportunities, and extra-curricular activities designed to provide students with a solid foundation upon which to develop careers in the fields of private and transactional international law – in an academic, governmental, inter-governmental, or professional setting.Private Military and Security Companies
Indicators as a Technology of Global Governance. Kevin E. Davis, Benedict Kingsbury and Sally Engle Merry, Law and Society Review vol. 46, issue 1, March 2012.
Indicators as Interventions: Pitfalls and Prospects in Supporting Development Initiatives. Kevin E. Davis and Benedict Kingsbury, Rockefeller Foundation, December 2011.
Measuring the World: Indicators, Human Rights, and Global Governance. Sally Engle Merry, Current Anthropology Volume 52, Supplement 3, April 2011.
The Wars of the Romans: A Critical Edition and Translation of De Armis Romanis, Alberico Gentili. Benedict Kingsbury, Benjamin Straumann (eds.), David Lupher (trans.), Oxford University Press, 2011. Review by: David J. Bederman.
The Roman Foundations of the Law of Nations: Alberico Gentili and the Justice of Empire. Benedict Kingsbury and Benjamin Straumann (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2010. Review by: David J. Bederman. Review by Christopher Smith.
NEW! Global Administrative Law: The Casebook (3rd ed.)
Edited by S. Cassese, B. Carotti, L. Casini, E. Cavalieri, and E. MacDonald
Working Paper 2012/3: Stephen J. Choi and Kevin E. Davis, Foreign Affairs and Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Working Paper 2012/2: Anne Orford, The Past as Law or History? The Relevance of Imperialism for Modern International Law
Working Paper 2012/1: Horatia Muir Watt, Private International Law Beyond The Schism
Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings. Kevin Davis, Angelina Fisher, Benedict Kingsbury and Sally Engle Merry (eds.), Oxford University Press, July 2012.
Essays presented at the 2009 Symposium on Global Administrative Law in the Operations of International Organizations, edited by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Lorenzo Casini, and Benedict kingsbury:
International Organizations Law Review (Vol. 6, no. 2, 2009).
Richard B. Stewart, Benedict Kingsbury and Bryce Rudyk (eds.), Climate Finance: Regulatory and Funding Strategies for Climate Change and Global Development, NYU Press (September) 2009
Benedict Kingsbury [et. al.], El nuevo derecho administrativo global en América Latina, Buenos Aires: Rap, (October) 2009
Simon Chesterman and Angelina Fisher, (eds.), Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and its Limits, Oxford University Press, (November) 2009
IILJ Scholarship on the DRC v. Uganda case, Public and Private Partnerships, International Legal Theory...
IILJ ESP 24 (2013): J. Benton Heath, Managing the 'Republic of NGOs': Accountability and Legitimation Problems Facing the U.N. Cluster System
IILJ ESP 22 (2012): Ayelet Berman, The Role of Domestic Administrative Law in the Accountability of Transnational Regulatory Networks: The Case of the ICH
Lorenzo Casini, Euan MacDonald, et al, Global Administrative Law: The Casebook (3rd ed.)
Lorenzo Casini, Euan MacDonald, et al, Global Administrative Law: Cases, Materials, Issues (2nd edition)
J. Benton Heath, Human Dignity at Trial: Hard Cases and Broad Concepts in International Criminal Law, 45 Geo. Wash. Int'l L. Rev. (forthcoming 2013)
Julian Arato, Treaty Interpretation and Constitutional Transformation: Informal Change in International Organizations, 38 Yale Journal of International Law (forthcoming 2013)
Robert Howse & Joanna Langille, Permitting Pluralism: The Seals Products Dispute and Why the WTO Should Permit Trade Restrictions Justifed by Non-Instrumental Moral Values, Yale Journal of International Law (forthcoming 2012)
Julian Arato, Constitutional Transformation in the ECtHR: Strasbourg's Expansive Recourse to External Rules of International Law, 37 Brooklyn International Law Journal (forthcoming 2012)
Julian Arato, Constitutionality and Constitutionalism Beyond the State: Two Perspectives on the Material Constitution of the United Nations, 10 International Journal of Constitutional Law (forthcoming 2012)
Elizabeth Ashamu, Centre for Minority Rights Development (Kenya) and Minority Rights Group International on Behalf of Endorois Welfare Council v Kenya: A Landmark Decision from the African Commission, 55 Journal of African Law, 2011
Joanna Langille, Neither Constitution Nor Contract: Understanding the WTO by Examining the Legal Limits on Contracting Out Through Regional Trade Agreements, NYU Law Review, 2011
Emily Berman, Domestic Intelligence Collection: New Powers, New Risks, Brennan Center for Justice Publication, 2011