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Follow-ing the money’ 10 years on: Transparency and the fight against banking secrecy (2020)
Book Chapter
Blanco, E. M., & Sanchez, M. J. A. (in press). Follow-ing the money’ 10 years on: Transparency and the fight against banking secrecy. In L. Pasculli, & N. Ryder (Eds.), Corruption, Integrity and the Law. Global Regulatory Challenges, (185-205). (1). UK: Routledge

The chapter begins by tracing the origins of banking secrecy and links its exponential growth since the post-war period to the creation of offshore financial centres (OFCs) – sometimes called tax havens. This proliferation of OFCs situated against th... Read More about Follow-ing the money’ 10 years on: Transparency and the fight against banking secrecy.

Vedanta, a long awaited landmark in extra-territorial tort litigation against parent companies: Reflections on jurisdiction (2019)
Journal Article
Blanco, E. (2019). Vedanta, a long awaited landmark in extra-territorial tort litigation against parent companies: Reflections on jurisdiction

On 10 April 2019 the much awaited decision of the British Supreme Court on whether the case of 1826 Zambian villagers against Vedanta Resources Plc (“Vedanta”), a British mining company and Konkola Copper Mines (“KCM”), its subsidiary could proceed i... Read More about Vedanta, a long awaited landmark in extra-territorial tort litigation against parent companies: Reflections on jurisdiction.

Global private international law. Adjudication without frontiers. Edited by Horatia Muir Watt, Lucia Bizikova, Agatha Brandao de Oliveira and Diego P. Fernandez Arroyo. Edward Elgar Publishing 2019 (Cheltenham UK & Northampton, MA, USA) Book Review (2019)
Journal Article
Blanco, E. (in press). Global private international law. Adjudication without frontiers. Edited by Horatia Muir Watt, Lucia Bizikova, Agatha Brandao de Oliveira and Diego P. Fernandez Arroyo. Edward Elgar Publishing 2019 (Cheltenham UK & Northampton, MA, USA) Book Review. Journal of Private International Law,

The changes to the structure and power relations within and between societies produced by globalisation have an unavoidable and, arguably, under-theorized effect on the discipline of private international law. This review considers whether the curren... Read More about Global private international law. Adjudication without frontiers. Edited by Horatia Muir Watt, Lucia Bizikova, Agatha Brandao de Oliveira and Diego P. Fernandez Arroyo. Edward Elgar Publishing 2019 (Cheltenham UK & Northampton, MA, USA) Book Review.

Personhood, jurisdiction and injustice: Law, colonialities and the global order (2019)
Journal Article
Blanco, E., & Grear, A. (2019). Personhood, jurisdiction and injustice: Law, colonialities and the global order. Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, 10(1), 86-117. https://doi.org/10.4337/jhre.2019.01.05

Set against the colonial and neo-colonial unevenness of the globalised neoliberal order, this article offers a critical reading of legal personhood and jurisdiction as mechanisms of privilege and predation. Transnational corporations (TNCs) are, we s... Read More about Personhood, jurisdiction and injustice: Law, colonialities and the global order.

Contextualising international law in North East Asia - Asif H Qureshi (2018) Book Review (2018)
Journal Article
Blanco, E. (in press). Contextualising international law in North East Asia - Asif H Qureshi (2018) Book Review

Professor Qureshi’s volume offers a new, welcome, and original insight into the international legal relationships between China, Japan and Korea (the three countries constituting North East Asia ¬-NEA) and the framework of international law where th... Read More about Contextualising international law in North East Asia - Asif H Qureshi (2018) Book Review.

State owned oil companies, North–South and South–South perspectives on investment (2017)
Book Chapter
Blanco, E. (2017). State owned oil companies, North–South and South–South perspectives on investment. In J. Razzaque, A. Shawkat, & J. H. Bhuiyan (Eds.), International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability, (203-234). Abbingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge

This chapter examines MNCs’ relationship with home and host states in the course of resource extraction. It begins by looking at the early extractive imperial companies from a North–South perspective and tries to contextualize the lasting legacy of c... Read More about State owned oil companies, North–South and South–South perspectives on investment.

Litigating extraterritorial nuisances under English Common Law and UK Statute (2017)
Journal Article
Blanco, E. M., & Pontin, B. (2017). Litigating extraterritorial nuisances under English Common Law and UK Statute. Transnational Environmental Law, 6(2), 285-308. https://doi.org/10.1017/S2047102516000303

© 2016 Cambridge University Press. English common law and United Kingdom legislation provide various - overall liberal - jurisdictional grounds for hearing foreign tort claims. The article examines these grounds with reference to recent and ongoing o... Read More about Litigating extraterritorial nuisances under English Common Law and UK Statute.

Natural resources and the green economy: Redefining the challenges for people, states and corporations (2012)
Book
Razzaque, J., & Blanco, E. (2012). J. Razzaque, & E. Blanco (Eds.), Natural resources and the green economy: Redefining the challenges for people, states and corporations. Brill

Considering that natural resources or green capital are the drivers of globalisation, this book focuses on the link between investment, trade and natural resource management in the context of the growing economic inequalities between states. It argue... Read More about Natural resources and the green economy: Redefining the challenges for people, states and corporations.

Resource sovereignty in the global environmental order (2012)
Book Chapter
Razzaque, J. (2012). Resource sovereignty in the global environmental order. In J. Razzaque, & E. Blanco (Eds.), Natural Resources and the Green Economy: Redefining the Challenges for People, States and Corporations, 81-110. Brill

Over the last two decades, the growth in the number of environmental regulations is influenced partly as a direct result of the obligations created under multilateral agreements. While a large number of regulations may be the outcome of the governme... Read More about Resource sovereignty in the global environmental order.

Ecosystem services and human well-being in a globalized world: Assessing the role of law (2009)
Journal Article
Razzaque, J., & Blanco, E. (2009). Ecosystem services and human well-being in a globalized world: Assessing the role of law. Human Rights Quarterly, 31(3), 692-720. https://doi.org/10.1353/hrq.0.0098

There is no denying the close linkage between ecosystem services and human well-being. Human well-being is dependent on the sustainable management of ecosystem services. With economic globalization and free trade, there is an increasing demand for th... Read More about Ecosystem services and human well-being in a globalized world: Assessing the role of law.

The influence of constitutional law on family forms in Germany and Spain (2008)
Journal Article
Merino-Blanco, E., & Jones, J. (2008). The influence of constitutional law on family forms in Germany and Spain. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 20(1), 23-44

This article examines the influence of constitutional norms on family forms in Germany and Spain. Marriage, cohabitation, children and how same-sex unions fit in those three themes are looked at in both jurisdictions. While similar constitutional pro... Read More about The influence of constitutional law on family forms in Germany and Spain.


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