Denver Journal of International Law and Policy

Periodical covering law and political science.

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 2, Spring

21st Century Trade Agreements: Implications for Development Sovereignty
This paper examines the extent to which the emerging world trading regime leaves nations the "policy space" to deploy effective policy for long-run diversification and development and the extent to which there is a convergence of such policy space...
Is the Failure to Respond Appropriately to a Natural Disaster a Crime against Humanity? the Responsibility to Protect and Individual Criminal Responsibility in the Aftermath of Cyclone Nargis
On May 2 and 3, 2008, Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, devastating large portions of the Irrawaddy Delta and creating the potential for a massive humanitarian crisis. Yet, the Myanmar government rejected aid from some countries, limited the amount of...
Mapping a Responsibility of Corporations for Violations of International Humanitarian Law Sailing between International and Domestic Legal Orders
I. INTRODUCTION "I never had dinner with a legal person--Neither did I, although I often saw it paying the bill." (1) This aphorism, part of the classics heard by every law student in France, remarkably encapsulates the genuine ambivalence of the...
Nicolas V. Romulo: Supreme Court of the Philippines Rules on Post-Medellin Constitutionality of a Sole-Executive Agreement Negotiated with the United States
On February 11, 2009 the Supreme Court of the Philippines ("the Court") En Banc handed down its judgment in the consolidated cases of Suzette Nicolas y Sombilon vs. Alberto Romulo, etc., et. al., Jovito Salonga, et. al. vs. Daniel Smith, et. al., and...
The Global Compact, Environmental Principles, and Change in International Environmental Politics
Unlike rules, international lawyers commonly ignore the potential that environmental principles have to create change in international law and politics. Transnational actors do not easily conform to abstract and open-textured environmental principles...