Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

Vanderbilt Journal of transnational Law is a magazine specializing in Law topics.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 3, May

Japanese Intellectual Property Law in Translation: Representative Cases and Commentary
I. INTRODUCTION Like much of Japanese law, Japanese intellectual property law is often criticized as being inaccessible. This inaccessibility has contributed to the misperception that Japanese case law regarding intellectual property does not exist....
Outrelativizing Relativism: A Liberal Defense of the Universality of International Human Rights
ABSTRACT This Article seeks to provide a new framework, rooted in classical liberalism, for understanding and defending the universality of international human rights. After reviewing the philosophical and historical development of the idea of universality,...
Ten Years of Basic Law Amendments: Developing a Constitutional Model of German Unification
ABSTRACT On October 3, 1990, West and East Germany officially united. Although several unification methods were possible, the unification occurred by East Germany acceding to the West German Constitution--the Basic Law--through a series of treaties....
The Atypical International Status of the Holy See
ABSTRACT The Holy See, as personified by the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, has acquired significant international status over the centuries. In modern times it has not always been clear whether this status arises from the Holy See's status...
The Caspian Sea Legal Regime, Pipeline Diplomacy, and the Prospects for Iran's Isolation from the Oil and Gas Frenzy: Reconciling Tehran's Legal Options with Its Geopolitical Realities
ABSTRACT The signing of the "deal of the century" in Baku creating one of the first major Caspian energy consortiums between Azerbaijan and western oil companies signaled the beginning of a new era in world energy politics. The discovery of potentially...
The Grass Will Not Be Trampled Because the Tigers Need Not Fight: New Thoughts and Old Paradigms for Detente across the Taiwan Strait
ABSTRACT This Article examines the relationship between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic, and explores whether the German experience may contain lessons for the relations between the People's Republic of China and...