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21 Int'l Comm. L. Rev. 1 (2019)

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                       INTERNATIONAL   COMMUNITY
 BRILL                   LAW  REVIEW 21 (2019) 1-2              LwRE
 NIJIHOFF                                                      brill.com/icr


        Kathryn Allinson
        Managing Editor at International Community Law Review
        PhD Researcher at Queen Mary, University of London, Department of Law

The articles in this issue of the International Community Law Review explore
how  international law can respond to the constantly and rapidly changing
global context. The articles cover empirical, sociological and doctrinal analyses
of legal frameworks and their relevance in the ever-changing modern world.
   The issue begins with two fascinating articles discussing the development
of international law in response to modern challenges and contexts. The first
article by Nindler explores how international law and the UN frameworks can
respond  to the growth of strong Artificial Intelligence (AI) to ensure it does
not pose an existential threat to humanity. The author utilises interdisciplinary
theory to conduct an analysis of international legal frameworks governing the
development  of Al to assess their suitability.
   Chiussi then examines  how  the regulation of international investment
law affects the business and human   rights legal processes in 'The Role of
International Investment Law in the Business and Human Rights Legal Process.'
The article argues that rebalancing the rights and obligations of investors could
improve  corporate human  rights accountability, whil also benefitting the le-
gitimacy of International Investment Law. The author finds that strengthening
the duties of corporations could incentivise compliance, advancing a preven-
tive approach to human rights violations.
   The issue then turns to doctrinal analysis with an article that conducts a
detailed analysis of the rarely discussed Exceptio Non Adimpleti Contractus
principle in public international law and its application in judicial decisions
regarding breaches of contract. Xiouri's article elucidates the form and legal
authority of the principle. The author proposes that the exceptio principle can
be considered as part of international law, at least as a general principle of law,
and that the risk it poses to the stability of treaty law could be mitigated by
clarifying and restricting its conditions of application.
   The final article continues the theme of our special edition from September
last year in an article by Haase. Here the author develops the discussion of

@ KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV, LEIDEN, 2019  DOI:10.1163/18719732-12341393

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