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Edited by Stephan Wittich and Gerhard Loibl

The Austrian Review of International and European Law is an annual publication that provides a scholarly forum for the discussion of issues of international and European law, with emphasis on topics of special interest for Austria. The main part of the present volume contains the papers of the 2011 Stanford – Vienna Human Rights Conference and focuses on a comparison between US and European approaches to human rights from different perspectives. In addition, this volume of the Review includes the usual parts, ie general articles and the comprehensive digest of Austrian practice in international law, encompassing judicial decisions, executive as well as parliamentary documents relating to international law. The concluding parts of the Review contain longer book reviews, shorter book notes and a selective bibliography on international investment law prepared by the library of the Peace Palace in The Hague.

Competing Fundamentalisms and Egyptian Women’s Family Rights

International Law and the Reform of Sharī’a-derived Legislation

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Jasmine Moussa

The debate surrounding women’s family rights under Sharī’a-derived law has long been held captive to the competing fundamentalisms of universalism and cultural relativism. These two conflicting perspectives fail to promote practical tools through which such laws can be reformed, without prejudice to their religious nature. This book examines the development of Egypt’s Sharī’a-derived family law, and its compatibility with international obligations to eliminate discrimination against women. It highlights the interplay between domestic reform processes, grounded in the tools of takhayyur, talfiq and ijtihad, and international institutions and mechanisms. In attempting to reconcile these two seemingly dissonant value systems, this book underscores the shortcomings of Egypt’s legislation, proposes particular reforms, while simultaneously presenting alternatives to insular interpretations of international women’s rights law.

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Juan José Quintana

Litigation at the International Court of Justice provides a systematic guide to questions of procedure arising when States come before the International Court of Justice to take part in contentious litigation. Quintana's approach is primarily empirical and emphasis is put on examples derived from actual practice. This book is mainly intended to help practitioners and advisors to governments engaged in actual cases and deliberately avoids theoretical discussions, favoring a pragmatic stance that is focused not so much on what authors have to say on any given topic concerning procedure, but rather on presenting, directly “from the Court’s mouth,” as it were, what ICJ judges actually have done and said over the last ninety years concerning such questions.

Santiago Wortman Jofre

in the pharmaceutical field (Di Ronco, 2014) and regarding Italian football clubs (Lavorgna & Di Ronco, 2015), this work will build upon them and try to analyse some of the causes that might underlie the ineffectiveness/effectiveness of CMS s as instruments of deterrence. However, the present work

Islam and International Law

Engaging Self-Centrism from a Plurality of Perspectives

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Edited by Marie-Luisa Frick and Andreas Th. Müller

Islam and International Law explores the complex and multi-faceted relationship of international law and Islam both as a religion and a legal order. Current debates on Sharia, Islam and the “West” often suffer from prejudice, platitudes, and stereotypes on both sides. The present book seeks to engage such self-centrism by providing a plurality of perspectives, both in terms of interdisciplinary research and geographic backgrounds. The volume thus brings together 20 contributions from scholars who cover pressing issues in fields such as the use of force in Islamic international law, Islam’s contribution to the development of diplomacy and the rule of law, controversies as to the role of the individual, human rights and international criminal law, as well as Islamic visions of world order in a globalizing world.

Contributors: Awn S. Al-Khasawneh, Asma Afsaruddin, Mohd Hisham Mohd Kamal, Necmettin Kizilkaya, Muhammad Munir, Labeeb Ahmed Bsoul, Khaled Ramadan Bashir, Harriet Rudolph, Irmgard Marboe, Abdulmumini A. Oba, Javaid Rehman, Lorenz Langer, Abdul Ghafur Hamid @ Khin Maung Sein, Mashood A. Baderin, Markus Beham, Matthias Cernusca, Maurits S. Berger, Gregor Novak, Muddathir Abdel-Rahim.

Michał Rynkowski

, and where that court had to make a decision on the proceedings before such a religious court (section 4). 1.3 Cases Seen from Different Perspectives The twelve cases presented in section 4 are not well-known. Typing the names of the applicants yields very few hits on the internet and very few academic

China and International Investment Law

Twenty Years of ICSID Membership

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Edited by Wenhua Shan and Jinyuan Su

The first volume in the Silk Road Studies in International Economic Law Series, China and International Investment Law: Twenty Years of ICSID Membership examines cutting-edge issues of international investment law and arbitration in interaction with China, the second largest economy of the world. With particular attention to ongoing major negotiations of bilateral and regional investment treaties, including the TPP, TTIP and China's BIT negotiations with the EU and USA, the collection is timely, thorough, and incisive.

All readers with an interest in the latest developments in international investment law in general, and the Chinese foreign investment regime in particular, will find an indispensable new resource in this collection of essays from esteemed experts in the field.

The volume originated from the "China and ICSID" International Workshop and Roundtable on International Investment Law and Arbitration, organized to commemorate the 20th anniversary of China's accession to the ICSID Convention.

Neil Boister

scheme that is presented as a practical mechanism. 17 This idealised concept of global citizenship contrasts with the parochial reality of the transnational global citizen doing business (whether it be commercial, governmental, moral or whatever) in different places, connected, networked, and