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Illicit Financial Flows from Commodity Trade
Illicit financial flows (IFFs) associated with commodity trade erode the tax base of resource-rich developing countries. Efforts to curb IFFs and reform taxation stumble over enhanced North–South tensions but remain crucial to helping poorer countries mobilise domestic resources for development. The 17th volume of International Development Policy examines this key part of the wider agenda to restore trust in the multilateral system, calling for a more transparent, effective and equitable trade and tax framework. Based on a six-year multidisciplinary research project encompassing academic institutions in commodity exporting and trading countries, its 24 authors offer a mix of theoretical and empirical contributions and discuss findings of macro- and micro-level studies. The book sheds new light on issues such as addressing push and pull factors through domestic and international policy measures, the preferences of key stakeholders for short-term fixes versus long-term policy reforms, and prescriptive approaches and other options to address tax base erosion in resource-rich developing countries.
Essays In Honour of Piero Bernardini
Arbitration is adjudication and, like any form of adjudication, it must ensure justice to parties. Justice requires that in settling disputes arbitrators constantly balance the opposing interests of the parties and the different legal systems relevant to the resolution of the dispute from time to time at hand. This book addresses such issues by looking at the different stages of arbitration: from the selection of the arbitral seat to the definition of jurisdictional limits, from the choice of applicable law to the revision of arbitral awards.

The book collects essays by colleagues and friends of Piero Bernardini, a leading practitioner of international arbitration who was a champion in achieving balance in the administration of justice through arbitration.
The monetary and financial dimensions of economic sanctions have become critical components of sanctions strategies. A wider range of monetary and financial assets, entities (including central banks), and services are now targeted. Financial institutions, infrastructures, regulators and central banks play an increasingly influential role in shaping sanctions channels. Furthermore, sanctions may have significant impacts on financial obligations. This book, prepared under the auspices of the International Monetary Law Committee of the International Law Association (Mocomila), is the first to focus on the unexplored financial and monetary law aspects of economic sanctions and examine their impact on central banks and payment systems.
This unique series offers the reader a comprehensive, bilingual analysis on a case-by-case basis of the jurisprudence of the WTO. Each case study contains: a synopsis and details of the case in question, and important bibliographical references; these are followed by a summary of the facts and procedure, claims of the parties, findings of the panel, issues raised in the appeal, conclusions of the appellate body and scholarly observations. Each case is analyzed by a different scholar in the field, so as to ensure the involvement in the series of the widest range of (English and French speaking) scholars and practitioners.
This approach to the case-law gives the reader a complete and objective account of the reasoning of the dispute resolution mechanism, including numerous quotes (in italics when they are extracted from the case in question, for ease of reference), while at the same time offering a critical perspective, which analyses the reasoning adopted and places it in a global perspective.
The volumes are organized chronologically.
Call for submissions
- Young Practitioners and Scholars Essay Competition 2023.
- Papers for the 2023 issue with a focus on the theme “European Investment Law and Arbitration: Interaction with Other Branches of Law”.” .

With the entrance of the European Union into the field of International Investment Law and Arbitration, a new specialist field of law, namely ‘European Investment Law and Arbitration’ is in the making. This new field of law draws on EU Law, Public International Law, International Investment Law, International Arbitration Law and Practice and International Economic Law, while others fields of law such as Energy Law are also relevant.
The European Investment Law and Arbitration Review is the first law periodical specifically dedicated to the field of ‘European Investment Law and Arbitration’. The timing could not be better. The first EU integrated investment treaties with Canada (CETA), US (TTIP) and Singapore (EU-SING) are either negotiated or about to be signed and ratified by the EU and its Member States. These are “integrated” investment treaties in that they combine free trade agreement provisions with international investment agreement norms. Moreover, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) is about to deliver its first judgments and Opinions directly relating to intra-EU BITs and the EU-SING FTA. More generally, the public debate and discussions within academic and practitioner circles about the pros and cons of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) and investment treaties in general is intensifying almost on a daily basis.
The Review will cover all these issues, but also goes beyond that by offering space for more innovative approaches and themes.

Published under the auspices of Queen Mary University of London and EFILA.

The European Investment Law and Arbitration Review is also available online.
The Nijhoff International Trade Law Series is a forum for important and original research. It covers international trade law in its widest sense, including International Economic Law and International Financial Law.
The series moves across the boundaries that divide the law. The series includes studies of trade law subjects that would fall within the disciplines and sub-disciplines of public and private international and comparative law. National implementation and other aspects of the interaction between national and international law is a growing field of scholarship, and national constitutional arrangements relating to 'foreign affairs', and to the implementation of international norms, are a focus of attention. The relationship between different treaty regimes and the emergence of international rule of law concepts are also subjected to more rigorous analysis. Comparative law is increasingly used as a tool in the making of law at national, regional and international levels. Different international and national systems interact in ever more complicated ways. Private international law is often affected by international conventions, and the issues faced by classical conflict rules are dealt with by substantive harmonization of law. International arbitrations involve public and private international law, and investment protection and human rights and democratic standards.
Books published in the series have been through a rigorous peer review, where the editors are assisted by leading trade law scholars. In addition to scholarly monographs, the series will publish edited collections of essays.

Silk Road Studies in International Economic Law offers incisive analysis of the latest developments in international and comparative law, with particular attention to interactions with China. The Series was inspired by the Silk Road International Workshop and Roundtable Series on International Economic Law and is the flagship book series of the Silk Road Institute for International and Comparative Law (SRIICL).

The Series aims to promote international rule of law by publishing volumes which thoroughly analyze the state of the field, and offer a global range of perspectives. Silk Road Studies in International and Comparative Law will be highly relevant to practitioners and scholars alike.

The series contributes to research in the field of international economic law, comprising international trade regulation, investment and monetary affairs. It offers a venue for monographs and collective works making substantial contributions to the field in the wider context of public international law and related areas of domestic and regional law. The series is dedicated to foster transdisciplinary research. While focusing on law, it seeks to take into account developments in economics and international relations theory as well as history and political philosophy relevant to the field.

Holding Foreign Investors Accountable for Violations of International Law
Foreign investors benefit from investment protection standards in international investment law which are enforceable in investment arbitration. However, international law does not directly bind foreign investors and investment arbitration struggles to address foreign investor misconduct. Thus, host States cannot easily claim against foreign investors for breaches of international law in investment arbitration. In Counterclaims in Investment Arbitration, Edward Guntrip illustrates how host States can use counterclaim procedures in investment arbitration to hold foreign investors accountable for misconduct that breaches international law. Based on arbitral practice, the book sets out how host States can amend their State practice and litigation strategies to enhance the effectiveness of counterclaim procedures and assesses when host States should take this course of action.
Adjudicators have been placed at the forefront in the search for systemic order within the pluralist international legal order, acting as guardians of the international legal system. Yet, they do so under increasing pressure from the governments. Based on one of the most comprehensive and systematic empirical and doctrinal studies of international trade and investment adjudication, this book asks which tools adjudicators turn to when faced with this dilemma. Dr. Nicola Strain provides new insights on the design choices and normative goals of international economic adjudication, explaining how adjudicators end up consistently inconsistent in their application of international law, even within the more technocratic WTO regime.