International Law and Developing Countries

Essays in Honour of Kamal Hossain

This book celebrates Kamal Hossain’s lifelong and significant contribution to the development of international law and the cause of developing countries. It brings together an interview with Hossain by the editors, and thirteen essays written in his honour by scholars representing a wide spectrum of expertise in international law. The interview provides an introduction to the rich and varied life of a statesman, a drafter of his country’s constitution, and an acclaimed constitutional and international lawyer. The subjects covered in the essays include the new international economic order (NIEO), human rights, counter-terrorism, climate change, oil and gas law, arbitration, law of the sea, international trade law and judicial reform. These essays offer important perspectives on the issues addressed.

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Sharif Bhuiyan, LLM, PhD, University of Cambridge, is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and a Partner at the law firm, Dr Kamal Hossain & Associates. He is the author of National Law in WTO Law (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Philippe Sands, QC, is Professor of Law at University College London and a Barrister at Matrix Chambers. He authored many books, including Principles of International Environmental Law (3rd edn., Cambridge University Press, 2012), Lawless World (Penguin, 2005) and Torture Team (Penguin, 2008).

Nico Schrijver is Professor of International Law at Leiden University and a Senator in the Dutch house of parliament. He authored many books, including Sovereignty over Natural Resources (Cambridge University Press, 1997), The Evolution of Sustainable Development in International Law (Brill, 2008) and Development without Destruction (Indiana University Press, 2010).
Abbreviations; Foreword by the Editors;
Chapter 1:“I believe in the power of human beings to be agents of change:” An interview with Kamal Hossain Sharif Bhuiyan, Philippe Sands and Nico Schrijver
Chapter 2: The Return of the NIEO and the Retreat of Neo-Liberal International Law Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah;
Chapter 3: Critical Concepts in the New International Economic Order and its Impact on the Development of International Economic Law: A Tribute to the Call for a NIEO Asif H. Qureshi ;
Chapter 4: Some Thoughts on the Making of International Law M. C. W. Pinto;
Chapter 5: International Trade Law and Human Rights: The ILA’s 2008 “Rio de Janeiro Declaration” Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann;
Chapter 6: Judicial Supervision of Countering Terrorism: The Case of Palestine Paul de Waart;
Chapter 7: Climate Change and Financial Assistance: A Fragmented, Unified or Coordinated Approach? Laurence Boisson de Chazournes;
Chapter 8: The Regulatory Framework of International Commercial Arbitration: The Amended UNCITRAL Rules James Crawford;
Chapter 9: Improving the Process and Institutions of Investment Arbitration: A Modest Contribution to a Complicated Debate Arif Hyder Ali and Thomas Waelde;
Chapter 10: Risk Management and Dispute Avoidance in Oil and Gas Investments in Developing Countries: The Way Forward A. F. M. Maniruzzaman;
Chapter 11: Relationship between Investment Contracts and Human Rights: A Developing Countries’ Perspective Abdullah Al Faruque;
Chapter 12: The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf with Special Reference to Developing Countries L. D. M. Nelson;
Chapter 13: Transparency as an Element of Good Governance in the Practice of the WTO Silke Steiner and Friedl Weiss;
Chapter 14: China’s Changing Judicial System in the Time of Globalization: Challenges of Integrating International Standards and the National Realities Yuwen Li;
Biographical Data of Kamal Hossain; About the Contributors; Index.