German Yearbook of International Law: Vol. 56 (2013)

Vol. 56 (2013) of the German Yearbook of International Law deals with the current state of International Energy Law. It explores problems regarding the installation of both pipelines and power cables, examines the international investment protection regimes as well as the current treaty system for energy. Finally, the Focus Section includes studies on nuclear and renewable energy respectively and the situation of indigenous peoples vis-à-vis energy exploitation.

Our Forum Section sheds light from two sides on the conflicts in the South China Sea, exploring different approaches and searching for possible solutions.

General Articles tackle diverse issues from the legal language regarding jus cogens, the difficult relation between absolute rights and proportionality, to the rights of seaborne migrants and the application of the non-refoulement principle at sea as well as difficulties arising when returning ‘politically exposed persons’ illicit assets from Switzerland.

This year the German Practice Section is headed with an article from the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in New York dealing with the German-Gabonese initiative on poaching in the UN Security Council. The articles in this section look at the human rights situation in Germany, its rules on arms export licensing, armed UAVs, the 50th anniversary of German-French friendship, and the legal issues arising between Germany and Switzerland relating to Zurich Airport. Furthermore, a trial of Somali pirates in Hamburg and the implementation of the EU Directive on Trafficking are explored.

We thank all of our authors for making this volume possible.

Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2014
119,90 €, 646 Seiten
ISBN:
978-3-428-14480-8
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