Melbourne Journal of International Law

Melbourne Journal of International Law is a magazine specializing in law topics.

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 2, October

Beyond a Politics of the Possible? South-North Relations and Climate Justice
This symposium's issue on 'Climate Justice and International Environmental Law: Rethinking the North-South Divide" asks contributors 'to explore the intersection between law and emerging ideas of climate justice, and how international environmental...
Biofuel Governance and International Legal Principles: Is It Equitable and Sustainable?
The explosive demand for biofuels has resulted in large-scale global responses to meet this need at commercial rates. This response has been triggered not so much by the market as by policy approaches adopted by developed and developing countries....
Challenging Conventions: In Pursuit of Greater Legislative Compliance with CEDAW in the Pacific
A recent review of the legislation and constitutions of 10 Pacific Island countries that have ratified or acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women revealed a uniformly low level of legislative compliance with the...
Climate Reparations
The impacts of climate change are experienced unevenly, with the most vulnerable--the 'climate vulnerable'--set to suffer first and worst. These impacts demonstrate a grand irony: those who suffer most acutely are also those who are least responsible...
Death, Desire, Modernity and Redemption: Climate Change and Public International Environmental Law
Death and desire exist in a critical tension, contributing to climate change as a crisis of modern civilisation. Public international environmental law, in particular the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Climate, is a point of...
Foreword
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Melbourne Journal of International Law, we were inspired to reflect upon the past and to consider our future; to recall the scholarly contributions of the Journal and the shifts within international law over the...
International Legal Implications of Climate Change for the Polar Regions: Too Much, Too Little, Too Late?
Climate change is by definition both a global and a regional issue. Perhaps this paradox is most evident in the polar regions where regional change and global impact coexist. This commentary does not deny the importance of the global regime, but opts...
New Publications in International Law
I GENERAL PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW Hilary Charlesworth and Jean-Marc Coicaud (eds), Fault Lines of International Legitimacy (Cambridge University Press, 2009) ISBN 9780521764469. Mark Cogen, The Comprehensive Guide to International Law (Die Keure,...
Risky Business: The Ups and Downs of Mixing Economics, Security and Climate Change
Economic and security motivations increasingly influence the formulation of climate change law and policy worldwide. The way in which notions of economic wellbeing and security are defined and incorporated into climate change law and policy raises...
Solidarity, Justice and Climate Change Law
This think piece examines the concept of solidarity and contemplates the extent to which it is a relevant and valuable mechanism for the promotion of justice within climate change law. In particular, it is suggested that solidarity potentially offers...
The Impossible Necessity of Climate Justice?
It will be difficult to find an agreed solution to climate change that does not engage with climate justice. It is generally regarded as naive, when considering international relations, to focus on justice, or to emphasise right over might. In the...
The Right to Appeal a Judgment of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
In early 2007, we submitted a report to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia commenting on several aspects of its then-draft Internal Rules, including whether the ECCC's envisaged appeal system adhered to international standards. The...