Books Received

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Selected Titles

Mark Freeman, Necessary Evils: Amnesties and the Search for Justice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp. xxi, 352. $90.00.

Necessary Evils is an exploration of the problem of amnesties. The first half of this book addresses their legal status, particularly their ambiguous status in international law. Freeman then uses this to offer guidance on the construction of amnesties, “to ensure that amnesties extend the minimum leniency possible,
while imposing the maximum accountability on the beneficiaries.”

Harald Hohmann (ed.), Agreeing and Implementing the Doha Round of the WTO. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Pp. x, 504. $126.00.

This book is an evaluation of the first stages of the (now suspended) Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations. The book addresses the key issues at Doha: development policy; trade policy and trade facilitation; reform of the dispute settlement process; health, environment and social standards.

Stephan W. Schill, The Multilateralization of International Investment Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp. xxxvii, 451. $99.00.

In The Multilateralization of International Investment Law Schill argues that the bilateral treaties forming the basis of international investment law have evolved
into a multilateral system, one that recognizes the existence of an international society and has helped to develop and stabilize the global economy.

David Sloss (ed.), The Role of Domestic Courts in Treaty Enforcement: A Comparative Study. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp. xxix, 626. $99.00.

The Role of Domestic Courts in Treaty Enforcement surveys the application of treaties in the domestic courts of eleven countries to provide remedies for private parties whose treaty-based primary rights have been violated. The book suggests that effective enforcement is not dependent on the direct application of treaties in domestic courts. In Canada and India domestic courts apply treaties indirectly as a means to protect rights, whereas in the United States although domestic courts can apply some treaties directly, they
rarely actually remedy treaty violations.

Joel P. Trachtman, The International Law of Economic Migration: Toward the Fourth Freedom. Kalamazoo: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2009. Pp. xxi, 417. $25.00.

This book offers a comprehensive and thoughtful analysis of international economic migration. Building from a discussion of the economics, ethics and existing international legal regulation of economic migration, The International Law of Economic Migration evaluates the possibility of the international community and international institutions working together to liberalize economic migration.