Chicago Journal of International Law

A biannual journal focusing on international law and policy issues.

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 1, Summer

Allowing Girls to Hold Up Half the Sky: Combining Norm Promotion and Economic Incentives to Combat Daughter Discrimination in China
I. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUNDIn 1990, Amartya Sen uncovered a global epidemic of over one hundred million missing women-women that, given statistically normal birth rates, should exist in the world but do not.1 Sen and others have suggested three main...
Are Chinese Companies Taking over the World?
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)I. INTRODUCTION: Go WEST YOUNG MANReminiscent of America's drive west in search of valuable resources and economic growth, China is pursuing its own manifest destiny with an aggressive...
Calling Genocide by Its Rightful Name: Lemkin's Word, Darfur, and the UN Report
I. INTRODUCTION: THE DISAPPEARING GENOCIDE IN DARFUREvery student of a foreign language learns about "false friends"-words in a new language that look like words in your own but mean something different. In French, "expérience" means "experiment," not...
Information Mechanisms and the Future of Chinese Pollution Regulation
Just as China has emerged as the world's fourth largest economy, its environment is deteriorating at an increasing rate. The nation's environmental degradation-particularly its rapidly rising level of pollution-threatens to undermine the efficacy of...
International Law and the Rise of China
I. INTRODUCTIONThe future of relations between the United States and China is murky. Many people hope that the US and China will remain friendly,1 and there is no reason to reject this possibility outright. The US and China are bound together by an economic...
Remarks at the University of Chicago Law School
Thank you and good afternoon. I appreciate the invitation to be with you today at this great institution.Last week, when the President announced his nomination of Judge Sam Alito to be Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, Judge Alito said that he...
The Emperor Is Far Away: China's Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Protection, 1986-2006
"Déjà vu all over again." Yogi Berra's classic remark seems particularly apt when discussing the status of intellectual property rights ("IPR") protection in China. It has been twenty years since, as newly appointed Assistant US Trade Representative...
The Fire-Breathing Dragon and the Cute, Cuddly Panda: The Implication of China's Rise for Developing Countries, Human Rights, and Geopolitical Stability
China's rapid emergence as a major world power over the last twenty-eight years has produced shock and awe.1 Leaders of rich and poor countries alike envy the high growth rates. Nobel laureate economists praise China policymakers for their pragmatic...
The Gitter Standard: Creating a Uniform Definition of Habitual Residence under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
INTRODUCTIONEach year hundreds of children are kidnapped by one parent and taken across international borders while the other parent suffers from the traumatic loss of a child.1 Between October 1, 2003, and September 30, 2004, 154 of these abducted children...
The International Labour Organization's Role in Nationalizing the International Movement to Abolish Child Labor
I. INTRODUCTIONDespite public support for ending the worst forms of child labor and increased awareness regarding the issue, child labor remains a global problem.1 Organizations such as the International Labour Organization ("ILO") have been attempting...
The Laws of the People's Republic of China: An Introduction for International Investors
I. INTRODUCTIONChina's growth is well documented. Much of this growth has been fueled by seemingly unceasing investment from the developed world, particularly the United States and Western European nations.As a practitioner based in China and advising...
The Making of an Antitrust Law: The Pending Anti-Monopoly Law of the People's Republic of China
I. INTRODUCTIONThough many jurisdictions have adopted competition laws in recent decades, none of these laws has engendered the level of interest sparked by China's proposed Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML"). Several factors have combined to inspire an unprecedented...
The World Health Organization's New International Health Regulations: Incursion on State Sovereignty and Ill-Fated Response to Global Health Issues
I. INTRODUCTIONThe fact that "[i]nfectious diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide"1 may explain why the World Health Assembly2 chose to adopt a new set of International Health Regulations ("IHRs 2005") in May 2005. According to the World Health...
The World Trade Law of Censorship and Internet Filtering
Consider the following events, all from the last five years: (1) An American newsmagazine, Barron's, posts an unflattering profile of an Australian billionaire named Joseph Gutnick on its web site-the publisher, Dow Jones, Inc., is sued in Australia...
Using Courts to Enforce the Free Speech Provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
I. INTRODUCTIONAccording to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ("ICCPR" or "Covenant"), "[e]veryone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression."1 Over 150 countries...
WTO: Time's Up for Chinese Banks-China's Banking Reform and Non-Performing Loan Disposal
This year's hottest topic in global capital markets will probably be the overseas listings of China's "big four" state-owned commercial banks.1 International investment banks and a considerable number of prestigious international law firms are currently...