The American Journal of International Law (AJIL) has been published quarterly since 1907. It features articles, editorials, notes, and comments by pre-eminent scholars on developments in international law and international relations. The Journal contains summaries and analyses of decisions by national and international courts and arbitral or other tribunals, and of contemporary U.S. practice in international law. Each issue lists recent publications in English and other languages, many of which are reviewed in depth. The Journal is indispensable for all professionals working in international law, economics, trade, and foreign affairs.
AGORA: REFLECTIONS ON KIOBEL
Below is a selection of articles from recent issues of the Journal and its debut online feature, AJIL Unbound. The articles present thought-provoking reflections on and discussions about the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 decision of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. Stay tuned for a virtual symposium on the topic to be featured on the Society's latest online forum, the AJIL Unbound blog!
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JULY 2013, VOL. 107, NO. 3, AJIL
Agora: Reflections on Kiobel
OCTOBER 2013, VOL. 107, NO. 4, AJIL
Julian G. Ku
Ralph G. Steinhardt
Caroline Kaeb and David Scheffer
Vivian Grosswald Curran and David Sloss
JANUARY 2014, AJIL Unbound (web exclusive)
Zachary D. Clopton
Geoffrey R. Watson
David H. Moore
Austen L. Parrish
Nicola Jägers, Katinka Jesse, and Jonathan Verschuuren
Justine Nolan, Michael Posner, and Sarah Labowitz
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A New International Human Rights Court for West Africa: The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice
Karen Alter, Larry Helfer, and Jacqueline McAllister
The Travaux of Travaux: Is the Vienna Convention Hostile to Drafting History?
Julian Davis Mortenson
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Books Recently Reviewed in AJIL
What Is War? An Investigation in the Wake of 9/11, edited by Mary Ellen O'Connell, and International Law and the Classification of Conflicts, edited by Elizabeth Wilmshurst, reviewed by Laurie R. Blank
Brierly’s Law of Nations: An Introduction to the Role of International Law in International Relations (7th ed.), by Andrew Clapham, and Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law (8th ed.), by James Crawford, reviewed by Omri Sender and Michael Wood
“Partly Laws Common to All Mankind”: Foreign Law in American Courts, by Jeremy Waldron, reviewed by Aaron Xavier Fellmeth
The Verdict of Battle: The Law of Victory and the Making of Modern War, by James Q. Whitman, reviewed by Robert D. Sloane
The History of ICSID, by Antonio R. Parra, reviewed by Monique Sasson
U.S. International Lawyers in the Interwar Years: A Forgotten Crusade, by Hatsue Shinohara, reviewed by Mark Weston Janis
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