Melbourne Journal of International Law

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

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 2, November

Improving the Performance of Sport's Ultimate Umpire: Reforming the Governance of the Court of Arbitration for Sport
The Court of Arbitration for Sport ('CAS') is" a supreme arbitral body, originally established to 'deal with the crises of legitimacy' (1) within international sport. Although the CAS is often heralded as the 'supreme court of worm sport', (2) its...
Minerals and Mechanisms: The Legal Significance of the Notion of the 'Common Heritage of Mankind' in the Advisory Opinion of the Seabed Disputes Chamber
CONTENTS I Introduction II Summary of the Seabed Regime and Applicable Environmental Law Principles A Summary B Applicable Sustainable Development Principles III Responsibilities of Sponsoring States A Due Diligence Obligations...
New Publications in International Law
I GENERAL INTERNATIONAL LAW Chittharanjan F Amerasinghe, International Arbitral Jurisdiction (Martinus Nijhoff, 2011) ISBN 9789004181335. Constantine Antonopoulos, Counterclaims before the International Court of Justice (TMC Asser, 2011) ISBN...
Oils Ain't Oils: Product Labelling, Palm Oil and the WTO
Under existing food labelling rules in Australia, palm oil can be classified generically as a 'vegetable oil' on labels. Due to concerns over the environmental impact of palm oil production on deforested land, and health concerns relating to the saturated...
The Emergence of the Human Right to Water in International Human Rights Law: Invention or Discovery?
Not until the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ('CESCR') issued General Comment No 15 on the human right to water in 2002 was access to drinking and sanitation water authoritatively defined as a human right. The CESCR carved the...
The Problem of Subsidies as a Means of Protectionism: Lessons from the WTO EC-Aircraft Case
In this article, I examine the problem of subsidies in international trade. In this regard, I consider that a possible purpose of international regulation of subsidies is to fight protectionist subsidies, as opposed to subsidies used for other goals....
To Ratify or Not to Ratify? an Assessment of the Case for Ratification of International Human Rights Treaties in the Pacific
Intuitively, ratification of human rights treaties should support protection and promotion of human rights. But will it? This article considers whether ratifying human rights treaties is a useful strategy to advance the cause of human rights in the...
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