Melbourne Journal of International Law

Melbourne Journal of International Law is a magazine specializing in law topics.

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 1, June

CEDAW and the Rights to Non-Discrimination and Equality
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women ('Committee') is the leading United Nations treaty body responsible for monitoring the implementation of women's human rights. This article analyses how the Committee has interpreted...
General Comment 16 on State Obligations regarding the Impact of the Business Sector on Children's Rights: What Is Its Standing, Meaning and Effect?
A lot of attention has" been paid to the responsibility of business to protect human rights generally, but very little to the role of the business sector when it comes to children's rights specifically. This lack of attention is being addressed by...
International Law and Renewable Energy: Facilitating Sustainable Energy for All?
Eradicating energy poverty and averting dangerous climate change will require a global 'energy revolution' in favour of low-carbon energy sources. To assist in this transition, the United Nations has established the Sustainable Energy for All ('SE4ALL')...
Regulatory Cooperation for Trade in Services in the EU and US Trade Agreements with the Republic of Korea: How Deep and How Compatible?
This article compares domestic regulation provisions in the field of international trade in services for two economic integration agreements with the Republic of Korea: the Free Trade Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic...
Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy
REIMAGINING CHILD SOLDIERS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW AND POLICY BY MARK A DRUMBL (OXFORD, UK: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2012) 239 PAGES. PRICE 17.99 [pounds sterling] (PAPERBACK) ISBN 9780199592661. An annual reminder that the practice of child soldiering...
Substance and Procedure in Private International Law
SUBSTANCE AND PROCEDURE IN PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW BY RICHARD GARNETT (OXFORD, UK: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2012) 456 PACES. PRICE 110.00 [pounds sterling] (HARDBACK) ISBN 9780199532797. The substance/procedure distinction is fundamental to private...
The Domestic Prosecution of the Crime of Aggression after the International Criminal Court Review Conference: Possibilities and Alternatives
During the International Criminal Court Review Conference in Kampala, the issue of complementarity and aggression was not given the proper attention it deserved. In principle, the application of art 17 has remained intact for all crimes of the Rome...
The International Legal Framework against Corruption: Achievements and Challenges
The article provides a tour d'horizon of the current international legal framework against corruption, which has made substantial progress over the last two decades. Nevertheless, both the legal framework and its implementation continue to face challenges,...
The International Legal Scholar in Palestine: Hurling Stones under the Guise of Legal Forms?
This paper is the written transcript of the author's exchange of views with Martti Koskenniemi and Mudar Kassis on the occasion of a debate organised by the Institute of Law at Birzeit University (Palestine). The paper explores the origin of international...
The Right to Health in International Law by John Tobin
THE RIGHT TO HEALTH IN INTERNATIONAL LAW BY JOHN TOBIN (OXFORD, UK: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2012) 440 PAGES. PRICE 74.00 [pounds sterling] (HARDBACK) ISBN 9780199603299. Over the past several decades, the right to health has gained greater visibility...
Unity, Diversity, Accountability: The Ambivalent Concept of International Organisation
This article explores the concept of international organisation, starting from the observation that many of these entities seem to exist and that few seem to be alike. This raises issues of cognition: how to establish whether an entity is indeed an...