Recent Developments

The Emory International Law Review's new Recent Developments section highlights new and emerging issues in the international law landscape. These shorter pieces tackle current topics, and EILR posts them online immediately after our editing process. They are then compiled with the rest of the Articles and Comments in our printed issues. To submit a Recent Development for publication, please see our Submissions page. Submissions for this section should be 5,000-7,000 words long, not including footnotes and should address a current international legal issue.


New Executive Board Selected for 2014-2015 

Katherine Davis

Executive Notes & Comments Editor

Mark Weaver

Executive Managing Editors
Judson Bradley
Dan Ingold
Jungmoo Lee

Executive Articles Editor
Rachel Budde

Executive Symposium Editor

Shalin Sheth

Executive Special Content Editor
Katie Villalobos

Executive Administrative Editor
Jeong Nam

Student Comments Selected for 2014-2015 Publication

Brett Bickel, Harmonizing Regulations in the Financial Services Industry Through the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Judson Bradley, Sovereignty’s Disregard: Executive Orders Targeting Iran

Katherine Davis, I, Too, Sing America: Customary International Law for American State and Federal Courts' Post-Kiobel Jurisprudence, Guided by Australian and Indian Experiences*

Jasna Hasanbasic, Netherlands v. Nuhanović: Liability in Peacekeeping Missions

Edward Howden, Regulating Cryptos: An Exercise in Futility

Valerie Kaplan, UEFA Financial Fairplay Regulations and EU Antritust Law

Michael Kleinman, The Benefits and Dangers of Proportionality Review in Israel’s High Court of Justice

Jungmoo Lee, Harmonizing Forum Non Conveniens and Foreign Money Judgment Recognition Through International Arbitration

Andrew Lyon, The Principality of Sealand, and its Case for Sovereign Recognition

Emily Niklaus, Cece v. Holder: A New Look at the Asylum Claim for Victims of Attempted Sex Trafficking 

Douglas Stephens, Establishing a Positive Right to Migrate as a Solution to Food Scarcity

Mark Weaver, The Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): ISDS Provisions, Reconciliation, and Future Trade Implications

*Winner of the Founder’s Award for Legal Research and Writing



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Current issue

Volume 27, Issue 1 (2013)



Marcelo Dias Varella, Central Aspects of the Debate on the Complexity of International Law

Edward L. Carter, Argentina’s Right to Be Forgotten


Stacy-Ann Elvy, Towards a New Democratic Africa: The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance

Yasmine Ergas, Babies Without Borders: Human Rights, Human Dignity, and the Regulation of International Commercial Surrogacy

Nobuo Hayashi, Contextualizing Military Necessity

Won Kidane, Procedural Due Process in the Expulsion of Aliens Under International, United States, and European Union Law: A Comparative Analysis

Joel Slawotsky, Ignoble Treatment: The Tax Increase on Noble Energy’s Interests in the Massive Israeli Gas Strikes


Bethanie Barnes, A Critique of the U.S.–Russian Adoption Process and Three Recommendations for the U.S.–Russian Bilateral Adoption Agreement

Kedar S. Bhatia, Reconsidering the Purely Jurisdictional View of the Alien Tort Statute

Melissa Curvino, Church-State Cooperation Does Not Violate a Guarantee of Religious Freedom: A Study of the 1978 Spanish Constitution and 1979 Concordat with the Catholic Church

Courtney Ginn, Ensuring the Effective Prosecution of Sexually Violent Crimes in the Bosnian War Crimes Chamber: Applying Lessons from the ICTY

John Odle, Targeted Killings in Yemen and Somalia: Can the United States Target Low-Level Terrorists?

Alan Payne, Redefining “Atheism” in America: What the United States Could Learn from Europe’s Protection of Atheists


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