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. 41, No. 3, Spring

China, a Sui Generis Case for the Western Rule-of-Law Model
INTRODUCTION I. WESTERN THEORIES OF THE RULE OF LAW A. The Origin of Anglo-American Rule of Law, Rechtsstaat and Etat de droit B. Substantive Theory C. Formal Theory D. Practical Definitions of the Rule of Law II. A REALIST'S...
Complexity, Environment, and Equitable Competition: A Theory of Adaptive Rule Design
I. INTRODUCTION The issue of catastrophic risk has received increased policy and scholarly attention in recent years. (1) Legal theory attempts at dealing with systemic risk have grown in complexity (2) due to the wide range of issues they attempt...
From Guantanamo to Nuremberg and Back: An Analysis of Conspiracy to Commit War Crimes under International Humanitarian Law
INTRODUCTION Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, legal scholars and practitioners have engaged in a lively and evolving discussion about the descriptive and normative contours of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) (1) and its application...
Law without the State: The Theory of High Engagement and the Emergence of Spontaneous Legal Order within Commercial Systems
I. INTRODUCTION II. COMMERCIAL LAW AS A SELF-REGULATING SYSTEM A. The Element of Reciprocity 1. The Importance of Reciprocity in the Absence of External Coercion 2. Reciprocal Gain and Self-interest as the Root of ...
Sovereign Wealth Funds as a Development Tool for ASEAN Nations: From Social Wealth to Social Responsibility
I. INTRODUCTION While sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have existed since the 1950s, their significance and importance in economic, political, and policy terms have increased exponentially in the past decade or so. Ironically, though, it may be argued...