Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

Vanderbilt Journal of transnational Law is a magazine specializing in Law topics.

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 2, March

A New Standard for Evaluating Claims of Economic Persecution under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
ABSTRACT The United Nations Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees define the requirements for qualification as a "refugee" and the protection that should be afforded to qualifying persons. Satisfying the Convention definition...
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Elections and Government Formation in Iraq: An Analysis of the Judiciary's Role
ABSTRACT In 2005, the people of Iraq ratified a permanent Constitution, a significant milestone in the journey from Saddam Hussein's authoritarian rule to democratic governance. Among the Constitution's fundamental guarantees are the separation...
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From Ideology to Pragmatism: China's Position on Humanitarian Intervention in the Post-Cold War Era
ABSTRACT This Article fills a gap in the literature by examining in depth China's state practice and official pronouncements in respect of nine post-Cold War cases typically cited by academics when considering the international legal status of humanitarian...
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Hedge Fund Regulation Via Basel III
ABSTRACT This Article is a rejoinder to a recent comment by Professor Romano on an earlier paper I coauthored with Christian Kirchner. Professor Romano suggests regulatory arbitrage, rather than the targeted regulation of bank lending to hedge funds...
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The Convention on Cluster Munitions: An Incomplete Solution to the Cluster Munition Problem
TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND A. Defining Cluster Munitions: How They Work and the Function They Serve B. History: The Development of Cluster Munitions and Their Current Use III. THE CONVENTION ON CLUSTER MUNITIONS ...
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The Threat of Force as an Action in Self-Defense under International Law
ABSTRACT Self-defense is a universally accepted exception to the prohibition of the use of force in international law, and it has been subjected to careful academic scrutiny. The prohibition of the threat of force, although equally important in...
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