Globalex May 2019 Issue Now Live

By Lucie Olejnikova

The May 2019 issue features four articles: a new Third-Party Funding in Investor-State Dispute Settlement, and three updates Benin, Gabon, and North Korea. Benin and Gabon articles are in French. Webmasters and content managers, please update your pages. Congratulations! Thank you to all of our established and new contributors!

Researching Third-Party Funding in Investor-State Dispute Settlement by Shery Xin Chen & Kirrin Hough at

Sherry Xin Chen is a legal information librarian and lecturer in law at Boston College Law School. She teaches both U.S. and international legal research courses and is active in AALL’s Foreign, Comparative & International Law section, currently chairing one of its interest groups on electronic research and resources. She holds a B.A. from Shanghai International Studies University, China, and both a J.D. and a M.S. in Library Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

Kirrin Hough is a U.S. attorney admitted to practice law in Maryland. She is a Graduate Fellow of the Boston College Law & Justice in the Americas Program and a member of the Boston College Law School Working Group on Investment Reform. She has authored and coauthored articles on investment arbitration and investment law reform for the American Society of International Law’s Insights, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Journal of International Economic Law. Kirrin holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School

METTRE À JOUR: Introduction au Système Juridique et Judiciaire du Bénin by Dr Gérard AÏVO et Lazard H. HOUNSA at

Gérard Aïvo est Docteur en droit public, Enseignant- Chercheur à la faculté de droit et de science politique de l’Université d’Abomey Calavi du Bénin.

Lazard Hounsa est Juriste et chercheur, Président de l’association des Jeunes juristes du Bénin, membre du Centre de droit constitutionnel.

METTRE À JOUR: Le Système Juridique Gabonais et la Recherche Juridique by Professeur Alexis ESSONO OVONO et NZE-MEZUIE Steevens at

Dr. Alexis Essono Ovono a obtenu son doctorat en droit public à l’Université Toulouse 1 en France, avec une mention honorable et des félicitations. Il est actuellement directeur de la maîtrise en droit public et gouvernance des organisations publiques à la faculté de droit et d’économie de l’université Omar Bongo au Gabon. Avant d’occuper son poste actuel, il était professeur adjoint de droit public.

Steevens Nze-Mezuie est titulaire d’une maîtrise en recherche avec option de droit public fondamental obtenue à l’Université Omar Bongo de Libreville, Liberville, Gabon. Il est actuellement titulaire d’un doctorat étudiant au département de droit public de l’Université Omar Bongo au Gabon. Ses recherches portent sur la relation entre investissement et droits de l’homme en Afrique.

UPDATE: Overview of the North Korean Legal System and Legal Research by Patricia Goedde and Martin Weiser at

Patricia Goedde is Associate Professor at Sungkyunkwan University School of Law, in Seoul, South Korea. She received a J.D. and Ph.D. (Asian and Comparative Law) from the University of Washington, School of Law. Her latest publication on North Korea can be accessed here: Human Rights Diffusion in North Korea: The Impact of Transnational Legal Mobilization, 5 Asian J. Law & Society 175 (2018). It also appeared in North Korean Human Rights: Activists and Networks (D. Chubb & A. Yeo eds., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2018) publication.

Martin Weiser received an MA in political science at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea. His recent article on North Korean law can be accessed here: Unseen Laws: A Qualitative Approach to Developments in North Korea’s Legal System, 17 European J. of Korean Studies 22 (Spring 2018). Martin Weiser focuses his research on North Korea and developed and runs the North Korean Information Project, which collects and organizes information about and the laws of North Korea.

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