Washington International Law Journal

 

Established in 1990, the Washington International Law Journal (formerly the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal) publishes scholarship on foreign, comparative, and international law while fostering the development of student analysis. In order to highlight global perspectives, the Journal does not publish content that privileges U.S. ideas or approaches. The Journal has a particular interest in the Pacific Rim region and actively collaborates with the University of Washington's Asian Law Center. Published three times per year, this peer-reviewed Journal features analysis of legal and policy issues by internationally acclaimed scholars on topics such as constitutional law, human rights, corporate governance, antitrust, intellectual property, and environmental law. The Journal is available both in print and online.

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  • Burrus, Jessica E. (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-12)
    Abstract: In September of 2016, Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi was convicted in the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) for the intentional destruction of several World Heritage sites during the 2012 conflict in Timbuktu, Mali. ...
  • Wu, Tianyi (Tammy) (translator); Wang, Xiaoyang (translator) (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-12)
    Abstract: The Supreme People’s Court of China began publishing its Annual Report on Intellectual Property Cases in 2008. The Annual Report summarizes intellectual property cases, such as patent, trademark, copyright, trade ...
  • Woo, Margaret Y.K. (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-12)
    Abstract: In Court Reform on Trial: Why Simple Solutions Fail, Malcolm Feeley identified a number of obstacles that undermine reforms of the United States court system. Feeley’s proposed solution was to adopt a problem-oriented ...
  • Su, Kai-Ping (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-12)
    Abstract: This Article examines the character of Taiwan’s criminal court system and proposed court reforms. Taiwan’s criminal court is a not-fragmented system, distinct from the fragmented American criminal court. In fact, ...
  • Park, Yong Chul (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-12)
    Abstract: Since 2008, criminal jury trials have been implemented in South Korea with the Citizen Participation in Criminal Trials Act. Under the Act, defendants have the option to choose a jury trial over a bench trial, ...
  • Miyazawa, Setsuo; Hirayama, Mari (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-12)
    Abstract: Malcolm M. Feeley examined cases of criminal justice reform in the United States, where reforms can be conceived and initiated in a very open structure, but implementation of the introduced reforms can be handed ...
  • Herber, Erik (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-12)
    Abstract: In 2008, a victim participation system was introduced in Japan, which enabled crime victims to participate in criminal proceedings. One of the goals of the system was to correct the wrong done to victims due to ...
  • Wilson, Matthew J. (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-12)
    Abstract: In Japan, the idea of citizen involvement in the judicial process has gained greater acceptance over the past decade. On May 21, 2009, Japan implemented its saiban’in seido or “lay judge system” as part of ...
  • Foote, Daniel H. (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-12)
    Abstract: Japan has a career judiciary. The Courts Act of 1947 provides that judges may be appointed from among prosecutors, attorneys, and law professors. In practice, however, the vast majority of judges come from a ...
  • Miyazawa, Setsuo (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-12)
  • Williams-Hall, Vanessa; Washington International Law Journal (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-12)
  • Foreword 
    Jones, Taryn (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
  • Washington International Law Journal (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    Table of contents, about the journal, masthead, faculty list
  • Page, Ellie A. (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    “Neurolaw” is the emerging field of Law and Neuroscience that has the potential to lend insight into an offender’s mental state and influence criminal responsibility. In New South Wales, Australia, courts allow neuroscientific ...
  • Infeld, Lucy K. (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    The international focus on sustainable development, and lessening the damage to our environment, can be seen in numerous international conventions and the laws of many individual countries. While most countries around the ...
  • Barnea, Raz (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    Fine wine as we know it is a relatively modern innovation. But French wine culture presents a mythology of a stable and venerable tradition dating back centuries. Central to this mythology is the concept of terroir: the ...
  • Ishida, Yutaka (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    Japan’s Antimonopoly Proceeding has repeatedly changed throughout the 21st century. Originally enacted as the Preliminary Review Procedure, the administrative process evolved into the Complaint Review Procedure from 2005 ...
  • Shi, Chengyu (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    The Tokyo High Court, Judgment of November 1, 2013 made a unique judgment in regard to standing to sue for a party who is not a direct addressee.2 Under the Japanese Administrative Case Litigation Act Article 9, Section ...
  • Dyani-Mhango, Ntombizozuko (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    President Al Bashir has avoided the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) for seven years and has been able to travel to both states that are party to the Rome Statute and states that are not without any consequences. The ...
  • Son, Bui Ngoc (Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2017-06)
    This Article extends Gary J. Jacobsohn’s theory of constitutional identity to better understand the dynamics of constitutional identity in the era of globalization. The extended theoretical framework features the relation ...

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