Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 3, May

Honesty Is the Best Policy: A Case for the Limitation of Deceptive Police Interrogation Practices in the United States
ABSTRACT In the United States, police officers regularly employ deceptive interrogation tactics to extract confession evidence from suspects. Despite widespread recognition of the harm caused by police deception, courts in the United States have...
International Legal Responses to Kosovo's Declaration of Independence
ABSTRACT On February 17, 2008, Kosovo declared independence. As of March 6, 2009, fifty-six states have recognized Kosovo's independence, while a number of states maintain that Kosovo's declaration of independence is illegal. There is no specific...
Investing in Culture: Underwater Cultural Heritage and International Investment Law
ABSTRACT Underwater cultural heritage (UCH), which includes evidence of past cultures preserved in shipwrecks, enables the relevant epistemic communities to open a window to the unknown past and enrich their understanding of history. Recent technologies...
Replacing Slingshots with Swords: Implications of the Antigua-Gambling 22.6 Panel Report for Developing Countries and the World Trading System
ABSTRACT In December 2007, the WTO awarded Antigua the right to suspend TRIPS obligations at a value of $21 million. This decision represents the WTO's continuing evolution into a body capable of addressing the concerns of developed countries while...
Targeting Enemy Forces in the War on Terror: Preserving Civilian Immunity
ABSTRACT Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the interpretation given to it by many in the international community (e.g., UN, NGOs, media)provide perverse incentives to terrorist and insurgent groups to shield their military activities...
The Emperor Is Still Naked: Why the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa Leaves Women Exposed to More Discrimination
ABSTRACT The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa entered into force in 2005. Met with much celebration for the protection it would provide African women, the Protocol was heralded as one...
Treaty Bodies and the Interpretation of Human Rights
ABSTRACT The eight United Nations human rights treaty bodies play an important role in establishing the normative content of human rights and in giving concrete meaning to individual rights and state obligations. Unfortunately, their output often...