Melbourne Journal of International Law

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 2, December

Applicable Law in TPP Investment Disputes
The Trans-Pacific Partnership ('TPP') directs investment tribunals to apply both the TPP itself and 'applicable rules of international law' in resolving disputes. This article addresses two uncertainties that lie behind this seemingly straightforward...
Ethnicity and International Law: Histories, Politics and Practices
Ethnicity and International Law: Histories, Politics and Practices by Mohammad Shahabuddin (Cambridge University Press, 2016) 278 pages. Price USD110.00 (Hardcover) ISBN 9781107096790. Mohammad Shahabuddin's book is a comprehensive and much-needed...
Fisheries Subsidies under the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Towards Positive Outcomes for Global Fisheries Sustainability and Regime Interaction under International Law
The much-anticipated Environment Chapter of the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership ('TPP) includes provisions prohibiting members from granting certain subsidies to their fisheries industries and calls for the implementation of effective...
Foreword: The Continuing Relevance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
We are delighted to introduce this special issue of the Melbourne Journal of International Law ('MJIL') on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ('TPP'). The special issue developed from fruitful collaboration between MJIL and Melbourne Law School's...
Gender and Sexual Diversity: A Question of Humanity?
Twenty-one years ago I was sitting in the African NGO Caucus at the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, waiting my turn to speak. The NGO representatives at the conference had organised themselves into caucuses to pursue issues of common concern....
Intellectual Property in the TPP: Not 'The New TRIPs.'
The intellectual property (TP') chapter in the Trans-Pacific Partnership ('TPP') was one of the most contentious during negotiations, and remains controversial in signatory countries. This article examines the background to, and content of, the TPP's...
Labour Clauses in the TPP and TTIP: A Comparison without a Difference?
This article provides a critical analysis of the labour clauses in trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership ('TPP'). This analysis is based on four dimensions of labour clauses in trade agreements: their purposes, the legal nature...
New Publications in International Law
I PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW Dirdeiry M Ahmed, Boundaries and Secession in Africa and International Law: Challenging Uti Possidetis (Cambridge University Press, 2015) ISBN: 9781107117983 Mattias Ahren, Indigenous Peoples ' Status in the International...
Process, Politics and the Politics of Process: The Trans-Pacific Partnership in New Zealand
This article discusses the domestic processes adopted by New Zealand in the negotiation and conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ('TPP'), and how the inadequacies in these processes have contributed to the development of party-specific political...
Telecommunications Services in the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Will the Mobile Roaming Provisions Benefit Tourists and Traders?
The purported solution to international mobile roaming charges agreed by negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ('TPP') has been hailed as one of the key achievements of the telecommunications chapter, and the treaty more broadly, especially...
The TPP Investment Chapter and Investor-State Arbitration in Asia and Oceania: Assessing Prospects for Ratification
The Trans-Pacific Partnership ('TPP') was signed in February 2016 by 12 Asia-Pacific economies that already account for 37 per cent of world GDP, including the United States, Japan and Australia. If ratified, economists model significant economic growth...
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