Georgetown Journal of International Law

Founded in 1968, the Georgetown Journal of International Law, formerly Law and Policy in International Business, is a professional journal published quarterly by the Georgetown University Law Center. Articles are geared toward lawyers and international businesspeople and topics include Law, International Business and Economics and International Affairs.

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 4, Summer

Defending the "Legitimate Expectations" of Private Investors under the Climate Change Regime: In Search of a Legal Theory for Redress
I. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW As governments around the world finally turn more seriously to the task of regulating greenhouse gas emissions, a "carbon bar" of legal practitioners is rising to meet the challenge. One area of specialized legal practice...
From Moral Obligation to International Law: Disclosure Systems, Markets and the Regulation of Multinational Corporations
I. INTRODUCTION The topic of the Georgetown Journal of International Law's 2008 symposium was how international law can influence international business to work toward "public" goals, for example reducing corruption and protecting the environment,...
"International Best Practice" in Mining Who Decides and How - and How Does It Impact Law Development?
I. INTRODUCTION One way in which international law influences international business decisions and behavior in developing countries is through the development of what is called "international best practice" and the promotion of the adoption and...
Symposium Foreword
It gives us great pleasure to introduce the 2008 symposium edition of the Georgetown Journal of International Law. This year's symposium, unlike others that the journal has held in the past, is organized around a question, rather than a particular...
The Seventeenth Henry Kaiser Memorial Lecture, "Globalisation, Labour Conditions, and Human Rights"
Dean Gostin, Dean Aleinikoff, members of Henry Kaiser's family, Matt Teeman--my congratulations to you, ladies and gentlemen. I am honoured to give this lecture commemorating Henry Kaiser, whose life's work as a labour law attorney was dedicated...
Towards a Typology of Corporate Responsibility in Different Governance Contexts: What to Do in the Absence of Responsible Country Governance?
I. INTRODUCTION When confronting the question posed by this symposium of whether international law should provide incentives for multinational corporations ("MNCs") to consider public goals, there are two initial issues. The first issue is foundational:...