The law library is pleased to announce that the articles from volume 49 (2017) of the Case Western Reserve University Journal of International Law (JIL) are available for free, full-text download from anywhere in the world through the law school's Scholarly Commons
. Theses 19 papers have already been downloaded 210 times.
The papers are from the Art in International Law symposium held by the law school and the Cleveland Museum of Art on Sept. 16, 2016. Volume 49 also includes the 2016 Klatsky Endowed Lecture in Human Rights
by Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, introduced by Bruce J. Klatsky
. There are four Notes on labor implications of the Trans Pacific Partnership; water scarcity; refugees in Europe; and the Swiss art market.
Cumulatively, 1417 JIL papers are available, which have been downloaded 143,587 times as of today.
The most downloaded paper (4123 times) is Teh-Kuang Chang's China's Claim of Sovereignty over Spratly and Parcel Islands: A Historical and Legal Perspective.
Though written in 1991, the topic resonates today with the application of international law to the islands in the South China Sea.
Thirteen additional JIL papers have passed the 1,000 download mark! Other top-performing papers include 53 papers (over 500 downloads); 127 papers (over 250 downloads); and 379 papers (over 100 downloads).
We thank all the expert scholars and practitioners who have contributed articles and speeches to JIL over the past half century, as well as the student editors and Note writers, who have made such a success -- currently an average of over 100 downloads per paper -- possible.