Washington International Law Journal

 

Established in 1990, the Washington International Law Journal (formerly the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal) publishes scholarship on foreign, comparative, and international law while fostering the development of student analysis. In order to highlight global perspectives, the Journal does not publish content that privileges U.S. ideas or approaches. The Journal has a particular interest in the Pacific Rim region and actively collaborates with the University of Washington's Asian Law Center. Published three times per year, this peer-reviewed Journal features analysis of legal and policy issues by internationally acclaimed scholars on topics such as constitutional law, human rights, corporate governance, antitrust, intellectual property, and environmental law. The Journal is available both in print and online.

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  • Foreword 
    Jones, Taryn (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
  • Washington International Law Journal (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    Table of contents, about the journal, masthead, faculty list
  • Page, Ellie A. (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    “Neurolaw” is the emerging field of Law and Neuroscience that has the potential to lend insight into an offender’s mental state and influence criminal responsibility. In New South Wales, Australia, courts allow neuroscientific ...
  • Infeld, Lucy K. (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    The international focus on sustainable development, and lessening the damage to our environment, can be seen in numerous international conventions and the laws of many individual countries. While most countries around the ...
  • Barnea, Raz (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    Fine wine as we know it is a relatively modern innovation. But French wine culture presents a mythology of a stable and venerable tradition dating back centuries. Central to this mythology is the concept of terroir: the ...
  • Ishida, Yutaka (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    Japan’s Antimonopoly Proceeding has repeatedly changed throughout the 21st century. Originally enacted as the Preliminary Review Procedure, the administrative process evolved into the Complaint Review Procedure from 2005 ...
  • Shi, Chengyu (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    The Tokyo High Court, Judgment of November 1, 2013 made a unique judgment in regard to standing to sue for a party who is not a direct addressee.2 Under the Japanese Administrative Case Litigation Act Article 9, Section ...
  • Dyani-Mhango, Ntombizozuko (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    President Al Bashir has avoided the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) for seven years and has been able to travel to both states that are party to the Rome Statute and states that are not without any consequences. The ...
  • Son, Bui Ngoc (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    This Article extends Gary J. Jacobsohn’s theory of constitutional identity to better understand the dynamics of constitutional identity in the era of globalization. The extended theoretical framework features the relation ...
  • Mobasher, Mohammad Bashir (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    Article sixty-one of the Afghan Constitution requires a candidate to win an absolute majority of votes to become the president. This constitutional rule comprises a runoff clause, which prescribes a second round of elections ...
  • Washington International Law Journal; Jones, Taryn (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-04)
    Table of contents, about the journal, masthead, faculty list, foreword
  • Foster, Angela R. (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-04)
    Abstract: Gender imbalance is a persistent problem on corporate boards the world over. Women are severely underrepresented in these important leadership positions within public companies. Norway took a big swing at inequality ...
  • Chen, Po Liang; Wada, Jordan T. (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-04)
    Abstract: In 1947, a new Japanese Constitution (“Kenpō”) was born and its pacifist ideal was embodied in Article 9. Meanwhile, judicial review was transplanted, mainly from the United States (“U.S.”), into Japan. While the ...
  • Graves, Michael; Graves, Mike (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-04)
    Abstract: For one of only two principal sources of international law, customary international law is surprisingly opaque. Scholars disagree not only on whether a particular norm has become a customary law, but also on what ...
  • Simon, Jonathan; Alexander, Heather (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-04)
    Abstract: Territorial loss owing to sea level rise presents novel challenges to the international legal order. Nowhere is this clearer than in the case of small island states like the Maldives, Tuvalu and Kiribati, whose ...
  • Zhang, Mo (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-04)
    Mo Zhang, Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law. Abstract: The modern Chinese legal system has at least two notable features. First, bearing the civil law tradition, Chinese courts do not follow ...
  • Tonsakulrungruang, Khemthong (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-04)
    Abstract: Since 2006, Thailand has witnessed an unprecedented surge of judicial activism from the Constitutional Court to scrutinize elected politicians in the name of the rule of law. Democracy, argued Constitutional Court ...
  • Li, Xiaowu; Wang, Don (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-04)
    Abstract: The concept of statutory damages was first introduced into the Chinese patent regime in 2001 as a “last-resort” approach for damages calculation in infringement cases. Curiously, in the following 15 years, this ...
  • Washington International Law Journal (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-01)
    Table of contents, About, Masthead, Faculty list, Foreword
  • Slaybaugh, Jason A. (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-01)
    Abstract: The illegal dumping and burning of waste and toxic waste in southern Italy has caused such immense environmental damage that the disaster is now known as “Italy’s Chernobyl”. In early 2014, the Italian Senate ...

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