Volume 58 (2015)
CONTENTS
     

Articles

“CRIMINALIZATION” OF INTERNATIONAL LAW:
IMPACTS OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE ON OTHER FIELDS OFINTERNATIONAL LAW

Shuichi Furuya
 
The “Criminalization” of International Law: A Critical Overview
1
Dire Tladi
 
Immunity in the Era of “Criminalisation”:
The African Union, the ICC, and International Law
17
Michael O’Flaherty and Noelle Higgins
 
International Human Rights Law and “Criminalization”
45
Catherine Harwood
 
Human Rights in Fancy Dress? The Use of International Criminal Law by Human Rights Council Commissions of Inquiry in Pursuit of Accountability
71
Kyo Arai
 
Criminalization of the Security Council
101
Yutaka Arai-Takahashi
 

The Impact of “Criminalization” on the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law
— Judicial Advances of the Law of War Crimes as Salutary Osmosis? —

129

 

PARTY AUTONOMY IN CONTEMPORARY PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

Horatia Muir Watt
 
Party Autonomy in Global Context: The Political Economy of a Self-Constituting Regime
175
Keisuke Takeshita
 
Critical Analysis of Party Autonomy: From a Theoretical Perspective
196
Mary Keyes
 
Party Autonomy in Dispute Resolution: Implied Choices and Waiver in the Context of Jurisdiction
223

 

ICJ JUDGMENT ON WHALING IN THE ANTARCTIC: ITS SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPLICATIONS

Shigeki Sakamoto
 
The Whaling in the Antarctic Case from a Japanese Perspective
247
Erik Franckx
 
The Legal Nature of Resolutions of Intergovernmental Organizations: The Contribution of the Whaling in the Antarctic Case
275
Akiho Shibata
 
ICRW as an Evolving Instrument: Potential Broader Implications of the Whaling Judgment
298

 

NOTE

Sondre Torp Helmersen
 

The Sui Generis Nature of Flag State Jurisdiction

319
Massimo Lando
 

State Jurisdiction and Immunity of Warships in the ARA Libertad Case

336


JAPANESE DIGEST OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

Tomonori Mizushima
 
Criminal Jurisdiction Under the Japan-US SOFA
356
Mari Takeuchi
 
Implementing International Norms to Fight Against Terrorism — The 2014 Amendment of the Act on the Punishment of Financing of Offences of Public Intimidation —
369

CASES AND ISSUES IN JAPANESE PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

Koji Takahashi
 
Law Applicable to Choice-of-Court Agreements
384

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Kokusaikezaiho no Jyunsyu Kakuho to Funsosyori — WTO Funsosyoriseido to Toshichusaiseido no Igi to Genkai [Securing Compliance with International Economic Agreements and Dispute Settlement: Achievements and Limits of the WTO Dispute Settlement System and the Investment Arbitration System], by Yuka Fukunaga. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2013.

 
Taro Hamada
397

Chiteki Zaisan no Kokusai Shiho Gensoku Kenkyu — Higashi Azia karano Nikkan Kyodo Teian [Studies on the Principles of Private International Law on Intellectual Property Rights — A Japanese-Korean Joint Proposal from an East Asian Point of View], edited by Shoichi Kidana. Tokyo: Seibundo, 2012.

 
Eonsuk Kim
400

Kokusai Keizai Ho Koza I — Tsusho, Toshi, Kyoso [International Economic Law I: Trade, Investment and Competition], edited by Japan Association of International Economic Law, represented by Shinya Murase. Tokyo: Horitsu Bunka Sha, 2012.

 
Tomohiko Kobayashi and Chizuru Ikeda
404

Kokusai Keizai Ho Koza II — Torihiki, Zaisan, Tetsuzuki [International Economic Law II: Transactions, Property and Procedure] edited by Japan Association of International Economic Law, represented by Noboru Kashiwagi. Kyoto: Horithu Bunka Sha, 2012.

 
Yusuke Tanemura
409

Enerugi Toshi Chusai: Zitsurei-Kenkyu — ISDS no Zissai [Energy Investment Arbitration: Analysis of the Practice — The Reality of ISDS], edited by Akira Kotera and Kozo Kawai. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2013.

 
Dai Tamada
414

New Technologies and the Law of Armed Conflict, edited by Hitoshi Nasu and Robert McLaughlin. Canberra: T.M.C. Asser Press, 2014.

 
Seigo Iwamoto
417

Hokkyokukai no Gabanansu [Governing the Arctic Ocean], edited by Naoya Okuwaki and Hideaki Shiroyama. Tokyo: Toshindo, 2013.

 
Taisaku Ikeshima
420

Kokusaijinkenhou — Kokusaikijun no Dainamizumu to Kokunaihou tono Kyouchou [International Human Rights Law — Dynamism of International Standards and Coordination with Domestic Law] by SHIN Hae Bong. Tokyo: Shinzansha, 2013.

 
Naoko Maeda
424

Filling Regulatory Gaps in High Seas Fisheries: Discrete High Seas Fish Stocks, Deep-sea Fisheries and Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems, by Yoshinobu Takei. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013.

 
Yasuhiko Kagami
427

The South China Sea Arbitration: A Chinese Perspective, edited by Stefan Talmon and Bing Bing Jia. Oxford: Hart, 2014.

 
Kentaro Nishimoto
430

Theory and Politics of the Law of Nations: Political Bias in International Law Discourse of Seven German Court Councilors in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, by Tetsuya Toyoda. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011.

 
Kinji Akashi
472

JUDICIAL DECISIONS IN JAPAN

 
I. Public International Law
Tokyo High Court, Judgment, November 27, 2013 437
Tax and Customs Evasion — Direct Applicability of WTO Agreement — Validity of Domestic Act Conflicting with International Treaty — Article 98(2) of the Constitution — Discretion of Legislative and Administrative Power
Tokyo High Court, Judgment, December 18, 2013 440
Conformity of the Act on Punishment of Piracy to the Constitution of Japan — Articles 100 and 105 of the UNCLOS and the Universal Jurisdiction — Exercise of Jurisdiction over the Pirates by a State Other Than the Seizing State — Surrender of the Accused and Alleged Infringement of Article 6(1) of the ICCPR — Normative Value of the View Taken by the Human Rights Committee
Osaka High Court, Judgment, July 8, 2014 450
Hate Speech — Tort — Racial Discrimination — Articles 1(1), 2(1), and 6 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Tokyo District Court, Judgment, April 25, 2013 455
Deportation — Violation of the Stimulants Control Act — Conditions to Grant Special Permission to Stay in Japan — Separation from Children — Article 10(1) ICESCR — Article 23(1) ICCPR — Article 9(1) CRC

 

II. Private Interantional Law

Supreme Court (1st Petty Bench), Judgment, April 24, 2014 463
Action for Enforcement of Judgment — Recognition of Foreign Judgments — Indirect Jurisdiction Based on Place of Tort — Unauthorized Use of Trade Secrets
Osaka High Court, Judgment, February 20, 2014 466
Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause — Formal Validity of Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause — Reasonableness of Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause — Public Policy Considerations
Tokyo District Court, Judgment, December 20, 2013 470
Damages for Copyright Infringement — Third-Party Standing — Law Applicable to Copyright Transfer

CHRONOLOGY OF JAPANESE FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN 2014
474

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS CONCLUDED BY JAPAN IN 2014
488

DOCUMENTS
* Selected Treaties and Documents Concluded and Signed by Japan is available on-line (click here).
I. National Legislation  
Act on Facilitation of Exhibition of Overseas Works of Art in Japan
492
II. Other Documents  
The Three Principles on Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology
494
Amicus Curiae Brief of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Regarding the United States Extraterritorial Application of Competition Law
498
Cabinet Decision on the Development Cooperation Charter
502
Correction
518
   

ACTIVITIES

I. Activities of the International Law Association of Japan 664
II. Activities of Related Academic Associations in Japan 670

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE JAPANESE YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
681
TABLE OF CASES (pdf) 684
TABLE OF TREATIES AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS (pdf) 687