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EJIL’s year-long symposium ‘Re-Theorizing International Organizations Law’ continues in this issue with two articles that put the spotlight on thinkers of international organizations law beyond the usual suspects. Kehinde Olaoye introduces Samuel K.B. Asante’s academic writings and experience as an international civil servant in a now-defunct UN unit specializing in transnational corporations. Olaoye takes Asante’s intellectual and professional trajectory as an occasion to reflect on the place of Third World approaches in international organizations law. In the next contribution to the symposium, Francisco-José Quintana examines the legacy of Jorge Castañeda as a semi-peripheral jurist whose work signals the many ways international organizations can harm, empower, or elude the control of smaller states. Castañeda’s legal and political outlook, Quintana argues, remains ever relevant to debates on universalism, regionalism and power asymmetries in international organizations. Roaming Charges in this issue pictures a moment on a Sunday afternoon in Washington Square, New York: two individuals immersed in their individual yet common realities.

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On My Way In IV: ‘Aren’t You Exclusive?!’ On the Pros and Cons of Writing Letters of Reference for Only One Candidate in an Academic Hiring Process

At the time of writing – there is often a significant gap between the writing and publication of EJIL editorials – it feels like hiring season. Requests for letters in support of academic job applications pop up with the same speed as files to read for hiring panels. One question about academic practices has come up in discussions…

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In This Issue – Reviews

Our review section in this issue features two review essays and a regular review. In her essay, Mavluda Sattorova engages with three books dealing with international investment issues that arise during armed conflict. Sattorova invites us to understand the corporation as victim, contributor, beneficiary, perpetrator and accomplice of, and in situations of, conflict. Tracing the law’s ‘troublesome origins,…

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In This Issue

This issue, and this Volume, open with the EJIL Foreword by Antony Anghie. Anghie walks us through the long march of Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) scholarship and offers a sweeping, systematic, and personal account of TWAIL’s evolution and its restoration and rethinking of international law. Looking towards the future, Anghie argues that TWAIL concerns not…

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Vital Statistics; Book Review EditorS

Vital Statistics It is an annual custom for us to publish in the first issue of the year the statistics on manuscript submission, acceptance and publication from the previous year. Not only is it of interest to us as Editors and you as readers to note any shifts in submission and publication trends, but it is…

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