Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 1, January

An Appellate Mechanism for Review of Arbitral Decisions in Investor-State Disputes: Prospects and Challenges
ABSTRACT At a time when complaints and decisions in investor--state arbitration are proliferating as never before, concerns are being raised by the U.S. Congress, NGOs and some foreign governments over the lack of consistency (or serious errors)...
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A Tale of Two Countries: Parallel Visions for Informed Consent in the United States and the United Kingdom
ABSTRACT In recent years, the proper role of informed consent doctrine in an environment of healthcare cost containment has been a hotly contested legal and policy issue. The purpose of this Note is to probe the current informed consent debate in...
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Courts of Limited Jurisdiction in a Post-Transition Cuba
ABSTRACT Cuba's eventual transition to a free-market society will likely be accompanied by a flood of litigation in areas such as property rights, privatization of state-owned enterprises, and human rights violation claims. Courts of limited jurisdiction...
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Doctrines without Borders: Territorial Jurisdiction and the Force of International Law in the Wake of Rasul V. Bush
ABSTRACT Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States responded with military action aimed at eradicating terrorist networks around the world. The action in Afghanistan resulted in several hundred captured enemy combatants being...
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Investor-State Dispute Settlement between Developed Countries: Reflections on the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement
ABSTRACT Free trade agreements between developed countries now frequently contain provisions on investor protection, but the resolution of disputes remains problematic. Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) allows investors...
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Moral Rights Protection in the United States and the Effect of the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005 on U.S. International Obligations
ABSTRACT Alteration of a motion picture has become legal as a result of the Family Movie Act, an attachment to the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act approved by Congress and signed by the President in early-2005. The "family movie" provision,...
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The Hidden Life of Consumer Bankruptcy Reform: Danger Signs for the New U.S. Law from Unexpected Parallels in the Netherlands
ABSTRACT This Article offers a unique perspective on the heavily revised U.S. consumer bankruptcy law, which went effect on October 17, 2005, in light of a surprising discovery: It turns out that the U.S. consumer bankruptcy system as "reformed"...
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