The International Review Newsletter

International law in plain English TM

The International Review is the award-winning and only academic newsletter published by an ABA-accredited law school that reports on a broad range of contemporary international and comparative law topics. In contrast to other legal publications which are often laden with dense prose and technical jargon, the articles in The International Review (which began publication in 1999) are written in plain English. It is published twice a year by the Center for International Law.

This newsletter is not a law review and does not accept unsolicited articles.

In 2009, the Sixth Annual Magnum Opus Awards awarded The International Review with the Gold Award for “Most Improved Editorial (Print Newsletter).” The Newsletter on Newsletters awarded The International Review with its 2007 Gold Award for “Best Edited Organization Newsletter.”

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Current Issues

Fall / Winter 2012 Contents: Volume 15, Issue 1 (1.86 MB in PDF format)

  • Should nations regulate digital photo editing?
  • Protecting the privacy of biometric data: National and international efforts
  • How do nations and international law address bribery?

Spring / Summer 2012 Contents: Volume 14, Issue 2 (4.06 MB in PDF format)

  • Taking property for the public good: Eminent domain laws from around the world
  • Minimum wage policies in other nations and under international law
  • Flag desecration laws at home and abroad
  • Will new laws help develop effective and safe drugs more quickly?
  • Child sex abuse: Will the International Criminal Court investigate the Vatican?
  • Australia: Women soldiers at the front line of combat?
  • European Union: No more added sugar in fruit juices
  • International Criminal Court: The first judgment
  • First conviction of a former head of state since the end of World War II
  • Will a new treaty address Europe’s financial crisis?
  • On the road to a new global climate agreement?
  • Does using solitary confinement violate international law?
  • Medical waste: A growing human rights hazard?
  • Controversial U.S. tax law for Americans with foreign accounts
  • The death of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi: A violation of international law?
  • China: Illegal limits on exports of raw materials and its far-reaching implications
  • C.V. Starr Lectures and Lunchtime Lectures: Summaries