LDRN member publications & recordings – December 2020

Publications

Ajla Skrbic, Constitutional Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Can We Expect It in The Near Future?, International Association of Constitutional Law, Melbourne, Australia, 2020

Ajla Skrbic, Cijena protesta: Prakse nadleznih institucija u oblasti slobode okupljanja u BiH (BCS)/ The Price of Protests: Freedom of Assembly Practices of the Competent Institutions in BiH (ENG), Human Rights Edition, Sarajevo Open Centre, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2020

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LDRN members are welcome to announce their latest publications or webinar recordings via this list – please send references and links to the Editor by the final Monday of the month (the next list will appear at the end of January)

LDRN member publications & recordings – November 2020

Publications

Karin Arts, Development Policy and European Union Politics, in William R. Thompson (ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, Oxford University Press, 2020

Karin Arts, Dinand Webbink & Myrthe de Jong, KidsRights Index 2020 Report, KidsRights Foundation, 2020 (open access)

Daniel D. Bradlow & Stephen Kim Park, A Global Leviathan Emerges: The Federal Reserve, COVID-19, and International Law, 114 American Journal of International Law 657 (2020) (open access)

Daniel Bradlow & Andria Naudé Fourie, The Multilateral Development Banks and the Management of the Human Rights Impacts of their Operations, in Surya Deva & David Birchall (eds) Research Handbook on Human Rights and Business, Edward Elgar, 2020

Daniel D. Bradlow & Elizabeth Sidiripolous (eds) Values, Interests and Power: South African Foreign Policy in Uncertain Times, Pretoria University Law Press, 2020

Miquel Muñoz Cabré, Kudakwashe Ndhlukula, Tsitsi Musasike, Daniel Bradlow, Kogan Pillay, Kevin P. Gallagher, Yunnan Chen, Josua Loots & Xinyue Ma, Expanding Renewable Energy for Access and Development: the Role of Development Finance Institutions in Southern Africa, Boston University Global Development Policy Center, 2020 (open access)

Devanshi Saxena, Intellectual Property Law and Sustainable Development in the Context of Goal 9, in Walter Leal Filho et al (eds) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Springer, 2021

United Nations Human Rights Special Procedures, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa & Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, How to Make Economic Reforms Consistent with Human Rights Obligations: Guiding Principles on Economic Reforms and Human Rights Impact Assessments, Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, 2020 (open access)

Recordings

International Development Law Unit, Centre for Human Rights – University of Pretoria, Addressing the African Debt Conundrum, D-DebtCon, 7 September 2020

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), Whose climate crisis is it?, NIAS Talk (featuring Daphina Misiedjan & Jeff Handmaker, ISS), 15 October 2020

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New book: Stéphanie de Moerloose, “World Bank environmental and social conditionality as a vector of sustainable development” (Schulthess, 2020)

Stéphanie de Moerloose, “World Bank environmental and social conditionality as a vector of sustainable development” (Schulthess, 2020)

There has been heated debate regarding the legitimacy and implementation of the World Bank Group’s environmental and social safeguards. These safeguards are nevertheless instrumental vectors of sustainable development in recipient countries, as they are included in conditionality in loan agreements. This book therefore addresses the issue of how to reinforce the safeguards’ role as effective vectors of sustainable development, while avoiding sovereignty infringement and dealing with non-compliance.

In addressing this key question, the book first aims to diagnose the problems faced by conditionality based on environmental and social safeguards. Subsequently, through three case studies, it proposes different avenues for change, e.g. human rights-based harmonization of safeguards across Multilateral Development Banks; institutional changes in the World Bank Group; and a strict assessment of the suitability of the recipient’s context for implementing the safeguards.

Prof. Stéphanie de Moerloose is a Swiss National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin and an Affiliated Professor at the Faculty of Law of Universidad Austral, Argentina (both LDRN partner institutions). She is currently a member of the LDRN steering committee.

LDRN member publications & awards – September / October 2020

Andrew Barney Khakula and Mercy Mutheu Muendo, Public Participation, Devolution and Development: Expanding the Frontiers of Participation Through Technology in Kenya, Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law, 2019, pp. 103 – 128
 
Surabhi Lal & Devanshi Saxena, Can the Geographical Indications Act Provide Relief to Nagaland’s Chakhesang Women?, The Wire, 20 October 2020.
 

Borjana Mikovic & Ajla Skrbic, Pravo glasa i mogucnost participacije u politickom i javnom zivotu punoljetnih osoba pod starateljstvom u medjunarodnim dokumentima i zakonodavstvu Bosne i Hercegovine [The right to vote and the possibility of participation in political and public life of adults under guardianship in international human rights treaties and legislation of Bosnia and Herzegovina], Annals of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, Serbia, Vol. 68, Year LXVIII, 3/2020, pp. 53-79

Aleydis Nissen, In Kenia is de ene rozenplantage de andere niet: ‘Klagen is ontslag vragen’ [In Kenya, one rose plantation is not like another: ‘Complaining is asking to be fired’], Knack, 24 October 2020.

Awards
Aleydis Nissen, European Public Law Organization Thesis Prize (for doctoral research on the role of the EU Member States in regulating and remedying corporate human rights violations)
 

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LDRN members are welcome to announce their latest publications and/or awards via this list – please send references and links to the Editor by the final Monday of the month.

New book: Sam Adelman & Abdul Paliwala (eds), “The Limits of Law and Development – Neoliberalism, Governance and Social Justice” (Routledge, 2021)

This book examines the field of ‘law and development’ and asks whether the concept of development and discourses on law and development have outlived their usefulness.

The contributors ask whether the focus on these concepts should rather be shifted to social injustices such as patriarchy, impoverishment, human rights violations, the exploitation of indigenous peoples, and global heating? If we abandoned the idea of development, would this commonly understood (though contested) term be replaced by another, equally problematic one? In raising these questions, the contributors make use of  historical and contemporary case studies to analyse the links between conventional academic approaches to law and development, neoliberal governance and activism.

Dr. Sam Adelman and Prof. Abdul Paliwala are respectively Reader and Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Warwick (an LDRN partner institution). Sam Adelman is currently a member of the LDRN steering committee.

LDRN member publications – August 2020

Klaus D. Beiter, Extraterritorial human rights obligations to “civilize” intellectual property law: Access to textbooks in Africa, copyright, and the right to education, Journal of World Intellectual Property, Volume 23, Issue 3-4, July 2020, 232-266 (open access)

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LDRN member publications – July 2020

Patience N. Agwenjang, The Tussle with Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law: The Case of Cameroon,  School of Oriental and African Studies Law Journal, Vol. VII(I), 2020

Patience N. Agwenjang, COVID-19: Rethinking Emergency Preparedness and Response in Cameroon, Participedia – COVID-19 Response Collection, May 2020
 

Gamze Erdem Türkelli, Official Development Assistance (ODA), Aid Dynamics and Sustainable Development, in Walter Leal Filho et al (eds), Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Partnership for the Goals, Springer2020p. 1-13

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The IEL Collective launches conversations on COVID-19 and international economic law

The IEL Collective has recently developed a bank of resources on international economic law, including blogs, articles and a YouTube channel called The IEL Collective Conversations, which is currently focused on exploring different dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic and international economic law.  These resources can be found here.

The IEL Collective and its members have also produced a series of articles on The IEL Collective Medium Publication on COVID-19 and IEL, including ‘International Economic Law and COVID-19’ by The IEL Collective; ‘Subverting the Logic of Utilitarianism in Times of COVID-19’ by Gamze Erdem Türkelli; ‘International Public Finance and COVID-19: A New Architecture is Urgently Needed’ by Celine Tan and ‘COVID-19 and the Precarity of International Investment Law’ by Daria Davitti, Jean Ho, Paolo Vargiu and Anil Yilmaz Vastardis.

The IEL Collective was launched at its inaugural conference in November 2019 to provide a space for critical reflection on the complex interactions in the growing field of international economic law. The Collective currently has 12 partner institutions from 10 universities from the UK, Sweden and Colombia, including LDRN partners Warwick Law School and Cardiff Law and Global Justice. The Collective aims to explore how epistemological and methodological diversity in the discipline can contribute towards the development of a more holistic landscape of scholarship on law and the governance of the global economy. The community would like to stimulate conversations about plurality, representation and criticality in researching, teaching and practising international economic law and spark new conversations about the future of the discipline. 

The Collective welcomes contributions by scholars, practitioners and anyone else interested in the relationship between law and the global economy. Please email: ielcollective [at] warwick.ac.uk or check out @iel_collective on Twitter.

Dr. Jeff Handmaker (ISS) publishes new work on legal mobilization and Palestine

Over the past few months, Dr. Jeff Handmaker of the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), an LDRN partner institution, has (co-)authored a number of new publications on the theme of legal mobilization, with a focus on Palestine.

In May 2020, his chapter on ‘Lawfare against Academics and the Potential of Legal Mobilization as Counterpower’ appeared in the book Enforcing Silence: Academic Freedom, Palestine and the Criticism of Israel, edited by David Landy, Ronit Lentin, and Conor McCarthy (London: Zed Books, pp. 233 – 260).

Together with Alaa Tartir (IHEID, Geneva), he also contributed a piece on The (Non) Effects of Oslo on Rights and Status to a Symposium on the ICC and Palestine on the widely-read international law blog OpinioJuris .

Finally, Dr. Jeff Handmaker also addressed his research to the International Criminal Court as lead drafter of an Amicus Curiae brief on the question of the Court’s jurisdiction on Palestine, on behalf of Geneva-based organization International-Lawyers.

Dr. Jeff Handmaker is Senior Lecturer in Law, Human Rights and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS). He is an LDRN member and co-represents ISS within the network. 

LDRN member publications – May 2020

Victor Udemezue Onyebueke et al, Evicting the poor in the ‘overriding public interest’: Crisis of rights and interests, and contestations in Nigerian cities, Cities, Vol. 101, June 2020, 102675 (open access until 19 June 2020)

Maryna Rabinovych, Where Economic Development Meets the Rule of Law? Promoting Sustainable Development Goals Through the European Neighborhood Policy, Brill Open Law, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2020), pp. 140 – 174 (open access)

Apollin Koagne Zouapet & Misha Ariana Plagis, Braamfontein encroaching? An internationalist reading of the South African Constitutional Court judgment on the SADC Tribunal, South African Journal on Human Rights, Vol. 35, No. 4 (2019), pp. 378-403 (published online April 2020)

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