Volume 59 (2016)
CONTENTS
     

Articles

HALF A CENTURY WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS: LONG-TERM IMPACTS ON THE WORLD: PART ONE

Kaoru Obata
 
Overview of A Half-Century of International Covenants on Human Rights; Inter-State Cooperation as the Original Infrastructure and Autonomous Institutionalization
1
Andrew Byrnes
 
Whose International Law Is It? Some Reflections on the Contributions of Non-State Actors to the Development and Implementation of International Human Rights Law
14
SHIN Hae-Bong
 
Toward a Holistic Understanding and Implementation of Human Rights: Development of Norms and Practice under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
51
Antoine Buyse
 
Echoes of Strasbourg in Geneva — The Influence of ECHR Anti-Torture Jurisprudence on the United Nations Human Rights Committee —
81
Yasuzo Kitamura
 
The Influence of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on Prisoners’ Rights and Criminal Justice in Contemporary Japan
99
TERAYA Koji
 

The Impact of the International Covenants on Human Rights on the Rights of Foreigners in Japan

156

 

UNILATERALISM AND MULTILATERALISM IN REGULATING CROSS-BORDER BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS: PART ONE

Ralf Michaels
 
Towards a Private International Law for Regulatory Conflicts?
175
Tadashi Shiraishi
 
Customer Location and the International Reach of National Competition Laws
202
Keigo Fuchi
 
Unilateralism, Bilateralism, and Multilateralism in International Taxation
216

 

NOTE

Takashi Kubota
 

Financial Stability Concern of the Extraterritorial Impacts Caused by the Recent US Financial Sanctions on Foreign Banks

229

 

PARTY AUTONOMY IN CONTEMPORARY PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW: PART TWO

Stéphanie Francq
 
Party Autonomy and Regulation — Public Interests in Private International Law —
251
Yuko Nishitani
 
Party Autonomy in Contemporary Private International Law — The Hague Principles on Choice of Law and East Asia —
300

 

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

Shotaro Hamamoto
 
Paradoxical Role of Experts in the Whaling in the Antarctic Case
345


JAPANESE DIGEST OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

Tomohiro Mikanagi and Hirohito Ogi
 
The Japanese Views on Legal Issues Related to Security
360
Masahiko Asada
 
The Destruction of Japanese Abandoned Chemical Weapons in China under the Chemical Weapons Convention
372

CASES AND ISSUES IN JAPANESE PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

Béligh Elbalti
 
The Jurisdiction of Foreign Courts and the Recognition of Foreign Judgments Ordering Injunction: The Supreme Court Judgment of April 24, 2014
395

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Nicchuu Sengobaishou to Kokusai Hou [Post-War Reparations between Japan and China under International Law], by Masahiko Asada. Tokyo: Toshindo, 2015.

 
Kohki Abe
420

Kokusai Saiban to Gendai Kokusaiho no Tenkai [International Adjudication and Development of Contemporary International Law], edited by Masahiko Asada, Nobuyuki Kato and Hironobu Sakai. Tokyo: Sanseido, 2014.

 
Junichi Eto and Junko Iwaishi
423

Kokusaihougaku no Shosou: Toutatsuten to Tenbou [Aspects of International Law Studies: Achievements and Prospects (Commemorative Book in Honor of Professor Shinya Murase)], edited by Junichi Eto. Tokyo: Shinzansha, 2015.

 
Takuhei Yamada, Tomohiko Kobayashi, and Dai Tamada
429

Saiken/Dousan wo Katsuyoushita Kinyuutorihiki to Kokusaishihou [Financial Transactions with Assignment/Collateralization of Finance Receivables/ Movables and Conflict of Laws], by Naoe Fujisawa. Tokyo: Doubunsha, 2014.

 
Takuya Shima
433

Kokusai Shiho Ronshu: Kokusai Shiho no Shinzui wo Motomete [Essay on Private International Law: In Search of the Essence of Private International Law], by Hiroshi Morita. Tokyo: Shinzansha, 2014.

 
DAi Murakami
436

Kokusaiho Gakusha ga Yomu Senkaku Mondai — Funso Kaiketsu eno Tenbo wo Hiraku [The Senkaku Issue Analyzed by a Specialist in International Law: Carving out New Horizons for the Settlement of the Dispute], by Yoshiro Matsui. Tokyo: Nihon Hyoronsha, 2014.

 
Masaharu Yanagihara
440

Intellectual Property and Private International Law: Comparative Perspectives (Studies in Private International Law), edited by Toshiyuki Kono. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2012.

 
Atsuko Yamaguchi
443

Yoroppa Chiiki Jinken-ho no Kenpo Chitsujyo-ka [The Constitutionalization of European Human Rights Law: A Critical Study in a Process of International Law], by Kaoru Obata. Tokyo: Shinzansha, 2014.

 
Takao Suami
448

International Liability Regime for Biodiversity Damage: The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol, edited by Akiho Shibata. Routledge, 2014.

 
Akiko Toi
452

Resistance and Change in the International Law on Foreign Investment, by M. Sornarajah. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

 
Yucong Wang
455

Kokusaiho niokeru Kinkyuhinan [Necessity in International Law], by Takuhei Yamada. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2014.

 
Tomofumi Kitamura
458

JUDICIAL DECISIONS IN JAPAN

 
I. Public International Law
Sapporo District Court, Judgment, September 19, 2013 463
Construction of the New Road — Environmental Impact Assessment — Convention on the Biological Diversity — Interpretative Guidelines
Tokyo District Court, Judgment, February 25, 2015 468
Compensation for War Injuries — Individuals’ Right to Seek Compensation under the 1907 Convention Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land — Individuals’ Right to Seek Compensation under Customary International Law
Tokyo District Court, Judgment, June 16, 2015 474
Conditions to Grant Special Permission to Stay in Japan — Necessity for Medical Treatment — Article 12(1)(2) of ICESCR — Separation from Parents — Articles 3(1) and 9(1) of CRC
Tokyo District Court, Judgment, August 28, 2015 485
Obligation of Minister of Justice to Provide for Refugee Recognition — Violation of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act — Article 1A(2) and Article 1F(b) of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

 

II. Private Interantional Law

Tokyo High Court, Judgment, May 20, 2015 490
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Japan — Contravention of Public Policy — International Adjudicatory Jurisdiction — Payment of Child Support
Tokyo District Court, Judgment, March 26, 2014 494
Exclusive Choice of Court Agreement — Interpretation of a Choice of Court Clause in a Contract
Tokyo District Court, Interlocutory Judgment, January 28, 2015 497
Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause — Arbitrability of Disputes Regarding Statutory Interpretation
Osaka District Court, Decision, March 17, 2016 501
Arbitration — Japanese Arbitration Act — Setting Aside of an Arbitral Award
   

CHRONOLOGY OF JAPANESE FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN 2014
507
   

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS CONCLUDED BY JAPAN IN 2014
523
   

DOCUMENTS
* Selected Treaties and Documents Concluded and Signed by Japan is available on-line (click here).
The New Declaration of Japan Recognizing the Compulsory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in Conformity with Article 36, Paragraph 2 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice
525
Announcement by Foreign Ministers of Japan and the Republic of Korea Regarding the Issue of “Comfort Women”
527
   

ACTIVITIES

I. Activities of the International Law Association of Japan 530
II. Activities of Related Academic Associations in Japan 537

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE JAPANESE YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
548
TABLE OF CASES (pdf) 551
TABLE OF TREATIES AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS (pdf) 555